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Courses: Agile Training Class, +-6 more.
Agile Training Class

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San Francisco, +-6 more.
San Francisco.

About The Job Hackers

Our mission is to change the way people connect with their lives and careers. The Job Hackers provides individuals with the knowledge and experience needed to navigate the complex world of knowledge work. We do this by not only giving our participants... Read More

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Courses

Agile Training Class

  • 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

(81 reviews)
    5/29/2020
  • Shree Krishnamurthi
  • Agile Training Class
  • Graduated: 2020

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"The Agile MBA"

I am currently attending The Job Hackers Agile MBA Class and I would give it a 5-Star (even before completing the course)
When I started the course I had very low expectation for the class and about Scrum in general (bad experience), but understanding... Read More

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    5/15/2020
  • Jennifer
  • Agile Training Class
  • Graduated: 2020

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"This course gave me confidence, relevant skills, and exceptional training!"

The Job Hackers' Agile MBA isn't just for those who have worked or currently work in tech. The skills, insights, and lenses Larry gives his students can change the way we look at the world. This course instilled so much confidence in me and opened my... Read More

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    4/4/2020
  • xElla Desnoyers
  • Agile Training Class
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Realistic Agile MBA Experience"

Finished the Winter 2020 cohort recently and I was really impressed with the amount of knowledge imparted. This course is free, however, the value gained from this experience far exceeds some of the various paid options I have previously researched.

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    3/25/2020
  • Conrad Monreal
  • Agile Training Class
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Agile MBA is an excellent class!"

The material is excellent, the reading book list is excellent, the collaboration between classmates, instructor and support staff is fantastic. All questions were answered either in the class chat or live audio or using the Slack class channel. I was... Read More

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    3/17/2020
  • M. Khoo
  • Agile Training Class
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Luck is persistence in looking for opportunities!"

If you are looking for a highly engaging, multi-perspective & fun agile/Scrum training (retraining) with a seasoned, knowledgeable & dedicated instructor, don't miss Larry's Job Hackers Agile MBA!
Not only he walks you through agile philosophy, theories,... Read More

Not convinced, yet? Here's the bonus: It's free, offered both online & in-person & makes you start your days quite early in the mornings!

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*** If you are a socially-conscious, generous & value-driven entrepreneur/organization looking to find a great opportunity to sponsor, this is your unicorn! Make an investment in one of the best agile trainings/coaches in the Bay area & reap non-linear rewards ***

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    3/16/2020
  • Dianne McGaunn
  • Agile Training Class
  • Graduated: 2020

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"JobHackers Agile MBA"

This was a great course, in fact the best one I have taken online. Larry is great, and the topics are not just related to Agile/Scrum but are also relevant to so many topics in business and life in general. Well worth the time. Because of this class I... Read More

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    1/1/2020
  • Heena G
  • Agile Training Class
  • Graduated: 2019

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"Best, Practical Agile Mindset!"

Larry Apke's approach to 'The Job Hacker's Agile MBA' is amazingly applicable to any industry. His energy, knowledge and passion for 'Agile' is fascinating. I have worked & experienced both Waterfall and Agile mindset but Larry's non-conventional, more... Read More

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    12/9/2019
  • Bette Houtchens
  • Agile Training Class
  • Graduated: 2019

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"A fantastic class with outstanding instructors!"

I absolutely loved this class - informative, engaging, and even entertaining! Tons of useful advice, straightforward preparation for the PSM test, with much more context shared via an excellent SCRUM workshop, helpful videos and highly relevant suggested... Read More

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    12/4/2019
  • Sol
  • Agile Training Class
  • Graduated: 2019

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"Excellent Agile Overview and Worth It"

I have been working with Scrum since 2014, on and off depending on the role, and have a CSM certification since then. I took Larry's Agile MBA course as a refresher and to see what is new in the field as I am going through a job transition. I am glad... Read More

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    12/4/2019
  • Lilly Bueche
  • Agile Training Class
  • Graduated: 2019

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"Great opportunity for anyone re-entering the workforce or looking for a job change into tech."

Great opportunity for anyone re-entering the workforce or looking for a job change into tech.
I've been out of the software development industry for a bit while I raised my babies. As I was preparing to return to the workforce and was talking to former... Read More

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The Job Hackers's average rating is 4.98 out of 5.0 based on 81 review(s).

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