Are you curious about agile and agility? Are you just starting out and have more questions after your “boot camp” training?  Bring your questions and build the content of the discussion in real time.  I’ll demonstrate agile practices in a highly interactive workshop using your own content.  No two workshops are the same, because the list of questions are always different!  You, the audience, will build the backlog (content/questions), I will estimate them, and then you prioritize the backlog.  I’ll go in 10-minute “sprints” taking items off the backlog, answering your questions and addressing your content. AFter, we’ll have a review and a retro.  We’ll get as many “sprints” in as we can before our time is up.  You walk away with your questions answered, and a “live” demo of what agility looks like in practice.


Outline/Structure of the Workshop

Introduction and explanation - 5 min

Create backlog items - 5 min (timeboxed for the audience)

Estimate items - 5 - 10 min

Prioritize backlog - 10 min (timeboxed for the audience)

1st “sprint” - 10 min

1st Review and Retro - 5 min

2nd “sprint” - 10 min

2nd Review and Retro - 5 min


Wrap-up/Q&A - 5 min


Total: 60 min


If any of the earlier segments run shorter, then I may squeeze in a 3rd “sprint” at a shorter timebox.


Learning Outcome

Whatever you want to know!  You build the content!


Target Audience

Beginners, Team Members, Managers, Practitioners

schedule Submitted 7 years ago

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