Agile for Data Engineers

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Accelebrate’s Agile for Data Engineers training teaches you the practices of Agile and Scrum and how to use a data driven approach into integrating those methodologies into your teams.

Note: Optionally, the class could be preceded by a one-on-one workshop with your new Scrum Master to quickly ramp her/him up on this content. She/he could then participate (at no charge) as an assistant for the main three-day training, which would also help immediately build her/his visibility in your organization.


Course Duration:
3 days


No prerequisites are required, 6 months or more of real project experience is recommended.

Course Objectives:

By the end of the course, students will be able to effectively use the practices and discipline of Agile and Scrum to create more reliable, scalable, and adaptable work.

Course Outline:
  • Introduction
  • Agile and Scrum Overview
    • The Agile Potential
    • The Agile Manifesto
    • Agile alone is NOT enough
    • Mindset and Culture Change
    • THE Best Agile
  • Positional Agile
    • Aces In Their Places
    • Roles And Responsibility
    • Dealing with Dysfunctions
  • Requirements–A Story Writing Workshop
    • Epics, Features and Release Planning
    • Building a Product Backlog from Release Planning Stories
    • Creating a User Story Template
    • I.N.V.E.S.T in Good User Stories
    • Story Mapping
    • Creating Acceptance Criteria and Defining “Done”
    • Story Aggregation and Decomposition
    • Spikes and Special Stories
    • What if there’s no Product Owner
    • Change Happens
  • Design
    • Visualization
    • Just Enough
    • Design Judo
    • Dealing with Uncertainty and Confusion
    • Project overview
      • Telling Smaller Lies
      • Saying No
      • Saying Yes
    • Sprint Planning Meeting
      • Just Enough…and no more
      • Controlling Chaos
    • Sprint
      • Creating a Sense of Urgency
      • Driving Your Project
    • Conducting the Daily Scrum
      • Life Is…Daily!
      • This is a Board Meeting
      • Team Ownership
    • Data Driven Scrum Boards
      • The Sprint Goal
      • The Retro Action Item
      • Stories and Tasks
      • First Things First
      • Unplanned Work
      • Resource Constraints
      • Analyzing Workflow
      • Work Patterns
    • Doing Iterative Development
      • Design
      • Test First!
      • Code
      • Refactor
    • Sprint Review Meeting
      • The Best Agile for YOU
      • The Internal Consultant
    • Planning as you go
      • Information Radiators
      • Velocity
      • Watching the Horizon
    • Scaling with Scrum
      • Team sizes and break down
      • Scaling Options
  • Metrics
    • Is This Working?
    • Measuring Throughput
  • Where to go from here
    • Considering Kanban
    • Value Stream Mapping
    • Center of Enablement
    • Avoiding the Build Trap
    • Innovation is Learned
  • Conclusion
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