Agile E-Learning

CollabNet provides on-demand e-learning modules to help everyone interested in Agile. Our Scrum Training Series provides an interactive introduction to Scrum suitable for everyone in the organization. Our Agile Tips provides a series of short modules suitable for practitioners and managers looking for advice on specific topics.

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Introduction to Scrum:

A quick overview of Scrum. This covers the rationale for Scrum and Agile, along with an overview of roles, meetings, and artifacts. The module ends with an interesting quiz which has been shown to increase understanding of the most important aspects of Scrum, as well as scores on certification tests.

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Duration: 17 minutes
On-demand: FREE

Audience
Everyone interested in Agile


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Backlog Refinement Meeting:

This module covers the hidden fifth meeting that’s essential to success at Scrum and other Agile approaches. Subtopics include how to recognize well-formed Product Backlog Items (PBIs), a team effort estimation game, decomposition of large PBIs (e.g. “epics”) into smaller ones (e.g. “user stories”), acceptance criteria, definition of done, Product Backlog prioritization, and team self organization. The learner observes a simulated team and is prompted to help them as they face various challenges.

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Duration: 13 minutes
On-demand: FREE

Audience
Everyone interested in Agile


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Sprint Planning Meeting:

This module covers the first official meeting in the Scrum cycle. Subtopics include the difference between the Product Backlog vs. the Sprint Backlog, how to break PBIs into Sprint Tasks, timeboxing, what is a “potentially shippable product increment”, definition of done, planning for testing within a Sprint, limiting Work In Progress (WIP), team volunteerism, and commitment-based planning. This interactive module continues the scenario introduced by the previous module, placing the learner in the action.

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Duration: 10 minutes
On-demand: FREE

Audience
Everyone interested in Agile


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Daily Scrum Meeting:

This module covers the second and most frequent meeting in the Scrum cycle. Subtopics include effective use of the taskboard, team self organization, how to incorporate varying skills on one team, the role of the ScrumMaster during Sprint Execution, pros and cons of involving the Product Owner each day, the three questions, and keeping the meeting short. The module briefly touches on the Agile engineering practices of Test Driven Development (TDD), pair programming, refactoring, and continuous integration.

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Duration: 9 minutes
On-demand: FREE

Audience
Everyone interested in Agile


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Sprint Review Meeting:

This module covers the meeting held after the execution of each Sprint in which the team conducts a live demonstration of the working product increment for the Product Owner. For those outside the team, this is the most visible part of Scrum. Subtopics include: Acceptance criteria and definition of done, velocity, transparency, how to involve external stakeholders, and emergent requirements in the Product Backlog. The learner observes a team and is prompted to make decisions as they progress through the Sprint Review Meeting.

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Duration: 13 minutes
On-demand: FREE

Audience
Everyone interested in Agile


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Sprint Retrospective Meeting:

This module covers the final meeting associated with each Sprint. In this meeting, the team reflects on the Sprint to raise its own awareness of what transpired. It ends with agreements about specific adaptations for future Sprints. Subtopics include: checking for safety, “classic” retrospectives, focused conversation principles, timeline retrospectives, reaching agreements that stick, and how to learn more about facilitation.

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Duration: 15 minutes
On-demand: FREE

Audience
Everyone interested in Agile


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The Role of a Project Manager

Agile Tip: The Role of a Project Manager
A project manager has a clearly defined job in a traditional, non-Agile organization. What should project managers do in an group that is practicing Scrum?

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Duration: 3mins 34sec
On-demand: FREE

Audience
Everyone interested in Agile


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What to Do if Your Team Misses Commitments

Agile Tip: What If a Team Misses Commitments
Scrum teams make commitments and strive to meet them. What should the Scrum Master, Product Owner, and others do if the team isn’t able to consistently complete their tasks on time?

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Duration: 3mins 37sec
On-demand: FREE

Audience
Everyone interested in Agile


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How to Support a Product Owner

Agile Tip: How to Support a Product Owner
What are the three key ways for a manager to support a product owner, and why is it important for the success of the organization?

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Duration: 3mins 16sec
On-demand: FREE

Audience
Everyone interested in Agile


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How to Support a Development Team

Agile Tip: How to Support a Development Team
Improving productivity is a key reason that many groups switch to Agile development. How do you make sure you help, rather than hinder, the dev team?

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Duration: 3mins 45sec
On-demand: FREE

Audience
Everyone interested in Agile


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What Does Done Mean?

Agile Tip: What Does Done Mean?
We all know that we need to create business value in each iteration. But what does it mean to be “done”? What factors should we consider?

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Duration: 1min 32sec
On-demand: FREE

Audience
Everyone interested in Agile


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Two Tales of Definition of Done

Agile Tip: Two Tales of Definition of Done
Why is it important to have a clear definition of done that matches what the customer expects? Without it, you really don’t know how much progress you are making, and this can lead to serious consequences for your team and your customer.

Additional material can be found here:
Sentinel project

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Duration: 1min 35sec
On-demand: FREE

Audience
Everyone interested in Agile


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Four Reasons to Split an Epic

Agile Tip: Four Reasons to Split an Epic
Why do we need to complete our stories in a single Sprint? Why can’t we just work on a story for two or three Sprints and then show it to the product owner when we’re done?

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Duration: 1min 49sec
On-demand: FREE

Audience
Everyone interested in Agile


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Splitting requirements into Small Stories

Agile Tip: Splitting requirements into Small Stories
Sometimes a requirement is just too big to get done in one iteration. What should we do then?

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Duration: 1min 59sec
On-demand: FREE

Audience
Everyone interested in Agile


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