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Courses: Agile Training Class

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About The Job Hackers

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Courses

Agile Training Class

  • Cost: Free
  • Duration: 6 weeks
Locations: San Francisco
Course Description:

Agile Scrum Master Class Tentative Syllabus

Required Reading has links to Amazon website. You can find some of the books on Safari Online (indicated where applicable). Many public libraries give access to Safari books with membership. Some can be found at your local library.

Part 1 - Introduction to Agile and Scrum

We will cover what Agile is, the philosophy behind the Agile Manifesto, why Agile can only be known as a reaction to the prevalent Waterfall approach, the 3Ps of Agile, what is scrum and how does it embody the Agile philosophy, how to use relative estimation techniques to quickly and easily discover Value and Effort and how to achieve Transparency, Predictability and Value. This week we cover the Philosophy and most prevalent Practice (Scrum).

Required Reading:
The Agile Manifesto – A Brief and Bold Guide by Larry Apke
The Scrum Guide – PDF version of most recent official scrum guide (online)

Presentations:
The Why of Agile
Introduction to the Scrum Framework
Relative Estimation Presentation and Exercise

Part 2 – Introduction to Software Quality / Technical Debt / DevOps

This week we will cover two things that are necessary to for sustained Agility over time – Acceptance Test Driven Development (BDD/TDD) and Continuous Integration and Delivery. It can be very difficult to complete, test and deploy software each iteration but it is possible. Over the short term it can be done via sweat and hard work, but over a period of time there are practices that make it possible.

Required Reading:
The Cucumber Book - Matt Wynne
Evolutionary Design (online) – Martin Fowler

Presentations:
BDD – Building Quality into Software
High Cost of Low Cost Software Development

Part 3 – Product Development Flow and Systems Thinking

Reinertsen’s book on Product Development Flow, though not written to do so, provides good explanations why Agile software development works well. We will continue to examine the nature of complexity through systems thinking.

Required Reading:
The Principles of Product Development Flow – Don Reinertsen
The Fifth Discipline – Peter Senge

Presentations:
Principles of Product Development Flow
Introduction to Systems Thinking

Part 4 – Cognitive Biases and the Human Side of Programming

Software development is about people. We cannot understand it unless we understand the people that do the work. If time allows, we will also cover alternative to Scrum like Kanban (Scrumban).

Required Reading:
Drive – Daniel Pink
Peopleware – Tom Demarco
KanBan and Scrum – Making the Most of Both – Henrik Kniberg (online)

Presentations:
Peopleware
Drive
Cognitive Biases

Part 5- Overflow and deeper dives

We will use the last part of time remaining to dive deeper into topics the class needs more information on.

Subjects: Product Mgmt, Scrum

The Job Hackers Reviews

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4.98/5

(102 reviews)
    7/17/2021
  • Ramana Krothapalli | Director - IAM Governance
  • Agile Training Class
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Awesome Professional Community working towards changing lives and careers"

I chanced upon the Job Hackers through a post on LinkedIn and immediately became interested in the Agile MBA program as soon I visited their page on LinkedIn. Though the learning may not be useful immediately in my current position, I registered for the... Read More

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    7/2/2021
  • Kate Brennan | Senior Manager Technology Consulting
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Terrific class that gives structure and form to Agile mindset"

Jobhackers is a generous community of rich talent eager to share their experience and teaching with you to build job skills so that you can update your skills for today's marketplace. Other important events include interview workshops, resume reviews,... Read More

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    6/24/2021
  • Chinonye Osuji
  • Agile Training Class
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Best Agile course out there!"

One of the most exciting experiences I’ve ever done. Truly appreciate Larry, Jim, Edward and all the cohorts from my set. Very informative, detailed and a wealth of resources to guide you on your job search and professional development. I highly recommend... Read More

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    6/22/2021
  • Maria Sathaliya
  • Agile Training Class
  • Graduated: 2021

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"An amazing professional dive"

The program is far wider and deeper than classic Agile & Scrum knowledge offered to get certified and start the career. The most valuable is genuine practical questions from real world that Larry covers every single class! He also pays much attention... Read More

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    6/22/2021
  • Stephen Miyumo
  • Agile Training Class
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Best Agile training"

This is the best Agile training that I've seen so far. You'll be able to apply it right away where you work on in your daily life. The presentation is simple and easy to follow and you'll not have any problem passing any of the scrum or product owner... Read More

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    6/18/2021
  • McKinsey Fish | Revenue Operations
  • Agile Training Class
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Fantastic Course"

What I loved about this course was it provided well beyond what I would have expected for a Scrum Master & Agile intro course. Larry, Jim and Edward provided insight well into the importance of why a company needs to use this approach. Going into the... Read More

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    6/16/2021
  • Joel P Maslyn | Project and Quality Management
  • Agile Training Class
  • Graduated: 2021

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""The Job Hackers" is one heck of an organization"

I have to share my outstanding experience with The Job Hackers which continues to this day. Through this organization I have achieved a discounted Certified Scrum Master Certification, five job leads, over 20 new contacts in LinkedIn and a great-great... Read More

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    5/6/2021
  • Katie Karp
  • Agile Training Class
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Highly Recommend The Job Hackers Agile MBA Course"

I highly recommend the Agile MBA to people new to Agile and Scrum, as well as seasoned professionals. Larry Apke and his team lead an inspiring 6 week class that covers the principles of Agile software development, Scrum, Test Driven Development (TDD),... Read More

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    5/3/2021
  • Anonymous
  • Agile Training Class
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Excellent class on agile development"

I really enjoyed this agile MBA class and learnt a lot from it. It teaches you the ins and outs of agile so that you can effectively lead your organization. Larry Apke who is the founder and also instructor is very engaging with his method of teaching... Read More

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    5/2/2021
  • Anonymous | Software engineer / scrum master
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Excellent introduction to scrum, agile product development, and related ideas"

Pros. Excellent presenters, slide decks, and recommended book readings in the syllabus. The main presenter, Larry Apke, is a gifted speaker and teacher. Jim Schibler does a great job of the separate group discussions which are optional but I recommend... Read More

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The Job Hackers's average rating is 4.98 out of 5.0 based on 102 review(s).

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