|Agile Software Development Practices|
|Agile development is all about succeeding in our efforts with the help of short, meaningful feedback loops. If we're not succeeding, then we ought to change our practices. If we are succeeding, then we should not care what to call it. The goal is not to be agile, but to succeed. With that thought in mind, what set of practices, when done correctly, can help us improve the chances of success and lower the chances of failures? That's the question this course will answer. This course takes a highly practical and result driven approach to being agile. It will present the major impediments, things we have to deeply introspect and change. It will discuss why adaptive planning is highly essential and how to get the team to working in that mode. It has a good mixture of technical and non-technical details to help adapt, succeed and sustain agile development.|
|The course content will be customized to meet your teams' specific needs. Please review the provided detailed outline and suggest changes (additions, deletions, modifications) as you feel fit.|
|Developers, Product Managers, Product Owners, anyone involved in software development will benefit from this course. Teams often have their technical people take the entire course while letting the business-focused people skip some portions.|
|Benefits (After taking this course you will be able to):|
- Focus on highly practical, result oriented practices
- Avoid being agile by convenience or for the sake of being agile
- Create or help create useful user stories
- Reinforce practices that lead to sustainable development phase
- Support the team and facilitate true agility to reap success
- Agile Development and Processes
- Adaptive planning
- Effective Estimation and planning
- Creating good User stories
- Practicing evolutionary design
- Automated testing for sustainable development
- Practices for successful agile teams
|View or download a detailed outline for this course from this link.|
|About the Instructor|
Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., creator of agilelearner.com, and an instructional professor at the University of Houston.
He has trained and mentored thousands of software developers in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia, and is a regularly-invited speaker at several international conferences. Venkat helps his clients effectively apply and succeed with sustainable agile practices on their software projects.
Venkat is a (co)author of multiple technical books, including the 2007 Jolt Productivity award winning book Practices of an Agile Developer. You can find a list of his books at http://www.agiledeveloper.com. You may read more about Venkat and Agile Developer, Inc. at http://agiledeveloper.com/aboutus.html.
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