What is RED Pill Workshop?
We train people in Agile, through what we call "Red Pill" workshops?
Just for your info, Blue Pill will give you 10% -- 20% improvement and will be sufficient to pass certain exams. Red pill yields one to two orders of magnitude performance improvement.
The red pill and its opposite, the blue pill represents the choice between:
- Knowledge, freedom, and the brutal truths of reality (red pill)
- Security, happiness and the blissful ignorance of illusion (blue pill)
The workshop is for those who want to really want to learn and understand the nuances of Agile in the practical world. The workshop is not for those who just care for certifications.
The reason being - the focus of your interviews will be your learning and not yet another stamp.
The workshop is an advanced course helping students to understand the stances that characterize an effective Scrum Master and Servant Leader while diving deep into how they serve the Scrum Team, Product Owner and organization.
The class teaches students about related practices and skills to enable them to have the right types of conversations and how to apply them to become a better Scrum Master.
I am conducting this workshop on popular demand. This is a paid one for 2 days with early bird price in just Rs 5000+taxes.
BONUS => Participants will be able to discuss their real-world challenges with us even after the workshop ends. So the relationship doesn't end there. It just begins.
The workshop is an advanced course helping students to understand the stances that characterize an effective Scrum Master and Servant Leader while diving deep into how they serve the Scrum Team, Product Owner and organization. The class teaches students about related practices and skills to enable them to have the right types of conversations and how to apply them to become better Scrum Masters.
This is a dedicated workshop for Scrum Masters.
Outcome of this workshop:
By the end of this course, attendees will be able to learn:
- Practices, tools, skills and stances make an effective Scrum Master
- How the Scrum Master acts as a servant-leader and improves their ability in this role
- What the Scrum Master can do to support Development Teams and Product Owners to become more effective
- Ways that the Scrum Master can help to change the environment making it more conducive for Scrum Teams to be successful with greater agility
- Scrum framework in detail with implementation patterns
- Using Agile empirical metrics to measure progress and quality
- Participants learn Why, When and How to use Agile Engineering/Agile Testing practices effectively to improve quality of deliverables
- To apply Agile estimation and release planning by points technique to better forecast their work
- To structure your teams to facilitate collaboration, and self-organization to maximize business value to the clients
- How to set-up successful distributed agile teams and address communication, trust, and quality issues
Format of Workshop:
Participants get to understand core principles and in-depth Agile/Scrum/XP framework in the form of videos, group discussions, exercises, interactive sessions, innovation games. Following topics in detail will be addressed in 2 days:
Why and What is Agile
- Why different organizations are adopting Agile
- Agile Values and Principles
- Agile vs Traditional Approach
- Business outcome of using Agile
Scrum framework in detail
- Scrum framework in a nut-shell
- Scrum Roles, Ceremonies and Artifacts
- Sprint Planning
- How to prepare for Sprint planning, pre-planning
- How to facilitate a Sprint Planning
- Velocity and Commitment driven planning techniques
- Definition of Done and Task estimation
- Daily Stand-up
- Why and How
- How to optimize stand-up and make it effective
- What are the anti-patterns
- Sprint Review
- Facilitate a sprint review and its effectiveness
- Patterns and anti-patterns
- Sprint Retrospective
- What, why and how
- Different styles of doing retrospective
- Scrum Artifacts and Artifact Transparency
- Product Backlog
- Sprint Backlog
- Definition of “Done”
The Scrum Master Role
- Scrum Master Service to the Product Owner
- Scrum Master Service to the Development Team
- Scrum Master Service to the Organization
The 8 Stances of a Scrum Master
- The Scrum Master as a Servant Leader
- The Scrum Master as a Coach
- The Scrum Master as a Facilitator
- The Scrum Master as a Teacher
- The Scrum Master as a Mentor
- The Scrum Master as a Manager
- The Scrum Master as a Impediment Remover
- The Scrum Master as a Change Agent
How to start an Agile project and what to expect
- Agile discovery session and its expectations from participants
- Concept of Team manifesto
- Initial team velocity
- What Is/Not a User Story and 3C/INVEST model
- How to break down big requirements into smaller user-stories
- How to validate requirements using acceptance criteria
- Writing acceptance criteria with examples
- Who and When to write stories with tips
Product Backlog Refinement
- What, Why, When and How to conduct backlog refinement
- How to create backlog of a large project
- Story mapping and/or process maps – how to use them
- Definition of READY and its consequences to team and Product Owner
Agile Estimation and Planning
- 5 levels Agile Onion Planning
- Story Point Estimation and How to do it using planning poker
- Why NOT to use hours while estimating and planning
- How to do estimation at Sprint level, Release level
Progress Tracking using Information Radiators
- How to create and use Burn-up/down charts
- Quality matrices with automated build
- Different kinds of information radiators and their day-to-day usage
- Different charts and metrics effectiveness and its different usages
- How to use story wall to find project progress
- Usage of Physical Board and Virtual Board
Extreme Programming Practices and Usage
- Test Automation and automated build
- Test Driven Development
- Pair programming explained
- Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery
- What’s Agile testing?
Scaling Scrum and Distributed Agile
- Effective scaling strategies for teams/organization
- Setting up distributed agile teams across different geographies
- DOs and DONTs for successful distributed Agile project
When conducting these workshops, we focus on an organization’s specific needs, challenges and expertise level in Agile. The practical cases, risk mitigation strategies and best practices we share, help organizations to lay a good road-map to agility.
The facilitator will address all the questions from participants about applying Scrum on real-life projects.