Play by Play: Introducing Agile to Teams with Doc Norton and Jeremy Jarrell

If you're thinking about making the move to Agile in your organization, this course will teach you strategies and techniques for successfully adopting Agile practices in the real world.
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(42)
Level
Beginner
Updated
May 13, 2016
Duration
3h 24m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(42)
Level
Beginner
Updated
May 13, 2016
Duration
3h 24m
Description

Ready to make the transition to Agile in your organization? This course will teach you strategies to help make a smooth transition. In this Play by Play, Agile consultants Doc Norton and Jeremy Jarrell share lessons from their experiences helping organizations implement Agile methods. You'll learn valuable insights from real-world situations, including which practices to begin with, the pros and cons of making incremental changes vs. all-in adoption, how to conduct effective retrospectives, daily standups, sprint reviews, sprint planning meetings, and more. You'll see how different approaches work, given factors like team dynamics and organizational culture, and walk away from this course with a solid plan for where to start with your own organization.

About the author
About the author

Doc is passionate about working with teams to improve delivery and build great organizations. Once a dedicated code slinger, Doc has turned his energy toward helping teams, departments, and companies work better together in the pursuit of better software. Working with a wide range of companies such as Groupon, Nationwide Insurance, Belly, and Centro, Doc has applied tenants of agile, lean, systems thinking, and servant leadership to develop highly effective cultures and drastically improve their ability to deliver valuable software and products.

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About the author

Jeremy Jarrell is an agile coach and author who helps teams get better at doing what they love. He is heavily involved in the technology community, both as a highly rated speaker throughout the United States.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hey, everyone, my name is Doc Norton, and welcome to this play-by-play on Introducing Agile to Your Team. I'm an Agile and Leadership Coach with CTO2, and in this play-by-play, I'm joined by Jeremy Jarrell, who's an experience Agile practitioner and coach. You know, many have experienced the benefits of Agile, be it in school or at another company or on a side project, and they want to introduce these ideas to their existing teams, but they aren't sure where to start or how to be successful. Well, in this play-by-play, Jeremy and I discuss our own experiences introducing Agile to teams and organizations. We'll share things to think about as you're getting started and talk about some common patterns that we've seen in organizations making the transition to Agile. Some of the major things we're going to cover include strategies in approaching for introducing Agile to a team, the pros and cons of using Agile Project Management software, basic Agile practices such as planning, stand ups, reviews, and retrospectives, and some Agile adoption patterns. By the end of this course, you'll know how to decide on your overall Agile approach, patterns for introducing Agile, and variations on common practices that might actually be a better fit for your team than what we commonly see. If you're brand new to Agile, I suggest you first familiarize yourself with the Agile Manifesto and Values and maybe read some case studies on successful Agile projects. Remember, while Scrum is Agile, Agile is not Scrum. You might want to take a look at Lean Extreme Programming and other Agile approaches. From here, you should feel comfortable diving in to more detailed topics with courses on Agile planning, retrospectives, or creating user stories. I hope you'll join me in this journey to learn more about Agile methods and how to get started with the Introducing Agile to Your Team course at Pluralsight.