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Home > Training > Agile and Scrum > Real World Agile Project Management using JIRA Software Training

Real World Agile Project Management using JIRA Software Training (Coming Soon)

Course#: WA2513

This course introduces students to Scrum agile methodology. Agile methods help in accelerating the delivery of initial business value. Continuous planning and feedback ensures that value is maximized throughout the development process. It covers theory as well as practically using agile using JIRA Software which is one of the most widely used agile project management tool. JIRA Software lets you manage project backlog, plan and execute sprints, and manage releases. It also lets you view useful reports, such as, velocity, various burndown / burn-up charts.

What you will Learn

  • Why Agile? A background into its evolution.
  • The Agile values and principles
  • What is Scrum? Who are the Roles? What is the Process?
  • What is JIRA Software?
  • Managing agile projects using JIRA Software
  • Compare and Contrast Agile and Scrum roles to traditional roles and responsibilities.
  • The Agile Lifecycle – Big Picture
  • Planning your Release and building the backlog
  • Identifying and writing good stories
  • Methods for prioritizing and sizing stories
  • Sprint 0 – The critical one!
  • Sprint Planning and task estimating
  • Daily Scrum Meeting
  • Sprint Review and retrospective

Prerequisites

None

Duration

3 Days

Outline of WA2513 Real World Agile Project Management using JIRA Software Training

1. AGILE INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW

  • The Traditional Process
  • Why Agile
  • Agile Methods
  • Agile Benefits
  • Basics of Agile

Workshop: Teams will participate in a Pennies Exercise to demonstrate a transition from traditional to Agile methods.

2. THE AGILE TEAM

  • Agile Team Characteristics
  • Self-organizing teams
  • Roles & Responsibilities
  • Management Role
  • Expectations

3. THE AGILE PLANNING FRAMEWORK

  • Agile Planning
  • 6 Levels of Planning
  • Agile Release Lifecycle
  • Establishing Product Vision

Workshop: Teams will determine an appropriate project to work on throughout the course. Teams will then create a Vision Box to initiate the project and establish a common vision across the team.

4. UNDERSTANDING THE CUSTOMER

  • Thinking like the User
  • User Roles
  • Customer Personas

Workshop: Teams will identify user roles and personas for their project to help understand customer needs, priorities and goals.

5. PRODUCT ROADMAP

  • Product Themes / Feature Groups
  • Use Case Diagrams
  • Roadmaps
  • Focus Exercise

Workshop: Teams will create product themes for their project by mapping out a use case diagram of a customer persona.

6. CREATING THE PRODUCT BACKLOG

  • User Stories
  • U-INVEST Model
  • Non-Functional Stories
  • Acceptance Criteria
  • What makes a good story (sizing and substance)
  • Story Writing Techniques

Workshop: Teams will create a product backlog by writing user stories they break down from product themes and features.

7. BREAKING DOWN EPICS

  • Compound vs. Complex Stories
  • How to Break Down Large Stories
  • What Stories are not

Workshop: Teams will break down a few of their large stories, or Epics, into smaller stories.

8. PRIORITIZING THE PRODUCT BACKLOG

  • Methods for prioritizing
  • Business Value Points
  • Sequencing Charts / Dependency Diagrams
  • Expectations for Prioritizing Stories

Workshop: Teams will prioritize their backlog utilizing Business Value pointing to determine the relative priority of each story.

9. SIZING STORIES

  • Actual vs Relative estimating
  • Story Points
  • Planning Poker
  • Complexity Buckets

Workshop: Teams will size the stories in their backlog in story points using the Complexity Buckets technique.

10. RELEASE PLANNING

  • What is Release Planning
  • Utilizing velocity
  • Sprint 0
  • Pre-Release Sprint
  • Communication

Workshop: Teams are tasked with building a release plan by incorporating priority, story point estimates, team velocity and customer/product owner input to map stories to appropriate sprints with desired release points.

11. STORY ELABORATION

  • Getting to the details
  • Pre-planning session
  • Acceptance Tests

Agile Modeling examples

12. SPRINT PLANNING

  • Sprint Planning Preparation
  • Capacity Planning
  • Task breakdown
  • Definition of "done"
  • Realistic Commitments

Workshop: Teams will plan out their first sprint by determining the team capacity, breaking down their top stories into tasks based on their “Definition of Done”, estimating in ideal hours and committing to a realistic sprint goal.

13. SPRINT EXECUTION

  • Daily Standup (Daily Scrum)
  • Task boards
  • Agile Tools

14. CLOSING OUT THE SPRINT

  • Sprint Reviews
  • Retrospectives
  • Demos

15. ADOPTING AGILE METHODS

  • Tips for Getting Started
  • Implementation Strategies
  • Agile Fail Points
  • Overcoming Resistance
  • Sample Agile Calendar
  • Burn-down, burn-up and other metrics
  • Scaling Agile

16. JIRA OVERVIEW

  • Understanding what JIRA is
  • Understanding JIRA Products differences
  • Understanding issue types

17. NAVIGATING JIRA

  • Connecting to JIRA Software
  • Navigating various screens

18. MANAGING PROJECTS

  • Understanding JIRA Project
  • Project Key and renaming caveats
  • Learning about JIRA Component

19. MANAGING VERSIONS

  • Understanding versions in JIRA
  • Understanding how versions are used as releases
  • Managing versions

20. MANAGING ISSUES

  • Understanding various issue types in JIRA
  • Managing issues

21. MANAGING SPRINTS

  • Understanding sprints
  • Starting a sprint
  • Tracking a sprint
  • Closing a sprint

22. MANAGING FIELDS & SCREENS

  • Understanding custom fields
  • Understanding custom screens
  • Associating fields to screens
  • Understanding screen schemes

23. SEARCHING & USING JQL

  • Searching for issues using basic filter
  • Searching for issues using JQL
  • Sharing filters with other users

24. MANAGING SECURITY

  • Understanding permissions
  • Learning difference between group and role
  • Creating security template
  • Associate security scheme to projects

25. CREATING DASHBOARDS & REPORTS

  • Learning various miscellaneous reporting options
  • Creating Dashboards
  • Viewing Reports

26. MANAGING ISSUE TYPES

  • Creating custom issue type
  • Understanding difference between issue type and issue type scheme 
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