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Agile Training Class

Cost: Free
Duration: 6 weeks
Locations: San Francisco
In-person Only
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 (130 reviews)

Shari Clare
Scrum Master | Graduated: 2021

11/11/2021

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"The Agile MBA provides valuable information for anyone interested in making the workplace better"

As someone who is currently employed as a scrum master, I initially signed up for this course as more of a review, not expecting to learn many new things. I couldn't have been more wrong about that! At the beginning of each class, Larry provided an agenda... Read More

Heike Rauch
Linguist | Graduated: 2021

11/11/2021

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Agile Training Class

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""Agile MBA" - An outstanding journey to Agile, Scrum and more""

Larry, Jim and Edward provided us with a lot of useful, valuable insights. Always making sure, we're with them. Teaching material on a separate platform enabled us to catch up and discover real good content. Very structured, entertaining and instructive... Read More

Julie McDaniel
Program Manager | Graduated: 2021

11/11/2021

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Agile Training Class

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"Very informative; always something to take away (glean from)"

As someone who continues to be interested in all things Agile, someone who has been part of some form of Agile's practices, going through this class has been not only very informative, it has been very engaging. Larry Apke presents the materials in such... Read More

Gregory J. Wallace
Graduated: 2021

11/11/2021

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Agile Training Class

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"Amazing group of instructors and immense value in the material!"

Taking the Job Hackers Scrum class has been a wonderfully beneficial use of my time. The last several weeks I have looked forward to what we are going to discuss. This class has been incredibly informative and educational. I have a greater understanding... Read More

Ann Hazzart
Account Officer/Program Officer | Graduated: 2021

11/5/2021

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Agile Training Class

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"Agile MBA"

The best place to learn Agile with Larry, Jim, Edward and the rest of the knowledgeable team. Insightful, real life application of Agile not only in software development but in every sphere of life. Interactive sessions which makes for indepth learning... Read More

Oz Billups
Graduated: 2021

11/2/2021

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"Amazing Course in Agile!!!"

I would like to say that The Job Hackers course that Larry, Jim & Edward conducted provided me an amazing experience! This was my first introduction to Agile as I pursue my path in becoming a Scrum Master. The amount of information that was provided during... Read More

Anonymous
Project Manager | Graduated: 2020

8/26/2021

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"Great class, great community"

The class was great to get insights into Scrum methodology and details. It doesn't quite align with the official dogma, but valuable nonetheless. The community and the after-class materials enriched the experience. Good class program and length I felt... Read More

Alma Karanov
Project Manager | Graduated: 2019

8/17/2021

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"Well worth your time!"

This six week course was great! The teacher was great! I learned enough to get started. I highly recommend the agile class to anyone curious or needs a place to start. I feel that having gone through this class and having it on my resume helped me to... Read More

Ramana Krothapalli
Director - IAM Governance | Graduated: 2021

7/17/2021

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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

Kate Brennan
Senior Manager Technology Consulting | Graduated: 2020

7/2/2021

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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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