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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

(85 reviews)
    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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    12/2/2019
  • Moaath Sebiaa
  • Agile Training Class
  • Graduated: 2019

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"Conducive communicating with cross-functional teams and not just a class but an opportunity for professional growth"

The Job Hackers Agile MBA 6-week course provided me with a comprehensive understanding of how to successfully execute a product/project/assignment in a way that's beneficial to all team members. As a newbie Product and Project Manager, TJH training boosted... Read More

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    12/2/2019
  • Sue Bose
  • Agile Training Class
  • Graduated: 2019

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"Transformational Agile Training"

Larry Apke provides a comprehensive introduction to Agile - the principles that drive its rituals and key ceremonies for continuous feedback, communication and improvement in the complex knowledge work of software development. I came in with basic familiarity... Read More

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    12/2/2019
  • Tedros Tsegaye
  • Agile Training Class
  • Graduated: 2019

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"Agile MBA - Fall 2019"

Great introduction to the agile principles. Larry show a great mastery and enthusiasm for teaching this topic. Overall, I felt engaged with the content, instructor, and other students in this course. The instructional methods used in this course facilitated... Read More

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    11/30/2019
  • Anonymous
  • Agile Training Class
  • Graduated: 2019

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"Best online Agile MBA class"

From learning what Agile is all about to improving your Agile knowledge this is the class to take. It requires you to attend in person or log in online for six weeks but if you miss a session you can watch a recording. Larry is a dynamic speaker though... Read More

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    11/30/2019
  • Anonymous
  • Agile Training Class
  • Graduated: 2019

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Job Support

"Best learning experience"

This 6-week training has augmented my Agile/Scrum knowledge. Though I have practiced Agile/Scrum for 4 years, I have learned some valuable insights from this class. Larry’s explanation of the history behind Agile and Scrum gave an interesting perspective... Read More

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    11/30/2019
  • Anonymous
  • Agile Training Class
  • Graduated: 2019

Overall Score

Curriculum

Job Support

"Best learning experience"

This 6-week training has augmented my Agile/Scrum knowledge. Though I have practiced Agile/Scrum for 4 years, I have learned some valuable insights from this class. Larry’s explanation of the history behind Agile and Scrum gave an interesting perspective... Read More

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The Job Hackers's average rating is 4.98 out of 5.0 based on 85 review(s).

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