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Raman Technologies, Inc. and CyberBahn Federal Solutions LLC

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 8:30 AM - Friday, November 17, 2017 at 5:00 PM (EST)


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This 3-day will help participants understand advanced techniques for product and iteration planning, project management and collaboration.  The agile project management approach is targeted at projects where fast responsiveness to changing market demands is important and for organizations with innovative cultures. An agile project management approach will help dramatically improve a project team’s ability to cope with change and will improve project success rate.


The course is designed for team managers, team members, product owners, Scrum coaches, XP coaches, project managers and technical managers who wish to become better team players and leaders. Using a combination of lectures, short exercises and role play as well as “agile experience”, the course introduces you to Agile practices and processes in the context of project management.


Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a copy of the Scrum methodology, training materials, and software. In addition to completion of this course, participants are provided with 24 contact hours and/or PDU credits issued by the Project Management Institute, 24 SEUs issued by the Scrum Alliance, and IC-Agile Agile Project Management Certification.



By the end of this course, you will:

·         Understand Agile processes and practices

·         Understand Agile terminology such as Scrum, Sprint, etc.

·         Be able to conduct various Scrum-oriented meetings such as Sprint Planning, Daily Standup, Sprint Review, and Retrospectives

·         Understand how to provide development estimates in the context of Scrums and Sprints

·         Be able to plan, run, and scale Scrum projects

·         Know how to remove the barriers between development team and product owner/business representative or customer so that the latter drives development

·         Teach the customer how to maximize ROI and meet their objectives through Scrum

·         Improve effectiveness of the development team by facilitating creativity and empowerment

·         Improve the engineering practices and tools so each increment of functionality is potentially shippable

·         Understand the implications of offshore development using Scrum

·         Improve the adequacy of software engineering good practices


Course Outline


8:30 AM – 9:00 AM (Breakfast & Networking)

9:00 AM – 6:00 PM (Training)

12:00 – 1:00 PM (Lunch Break & Interaction with Trainer)

10 minutes break will be provided by the trainer (if needed)


Day 1


8:30 AM – 9:00 AM (Breakfast & Networking)


The Vision of Agile Project Management

·         Agile principles

·         Lean software development principles

·         The power of feedback


Understanding the key roles and artifacts of Scrum 

  • Scrum master (Agile project manager)
  • Product owner
  • Team members
  • Product backlog
  • Sprint planning
  • Sprint backlog
  • Tracking board
  • Sprint demo
  • Retrospectives


12:00 – 1:00 PM (Lunch Break & Interaction with Trainer)


Agile Practices – an overview from management perspective

·         Identifying agile stakeholders and their roles

·         Focus on Scrum and ScrumMaster

·         Principles, practices, roles, challenges


Understanding user stories 

  • The anatomy of a user story
  • User story development techniques
  • Story points
  • Ideal time
  • Wide band delphi
  • Playing poker



Agile Customer/Product Owner Practices

·         What product will we deliver

·         Product vision and product datasheet

·         Gathering requirements and building feature backlog

·         Writing and improving stories

·         Prioritizing features

·         Exploration spikes

·         Creating release plans

·         Iteration zero work


Day 2


8:30 AM – 9:00 AM (Breakfast & Networking)


10 minutes break will be provided by the trainer (if needed)


Agile Development Practices

·         How do we approach the project

·         Deciding on good technical practices

·         Quality and Risk

·         Planning for collaboration, communication and decision making


The sprint planning meeting 

  • The sprint planning meeting time box
  • Feature prioritization
  • The tracking board
  • Definition of done
  • Load balancing



Agile and Traditional Management

·         Traditional and agile planning – similarities

·         Agile projects and certification (CMM ea.)



12:00 – 1:00 PM (Lunch Break & Interaction with Trainer)



  • Self organized teams
  • Work volunteering
  • Daily stand up meetings
  • Burn down chart updation
  • Sprint demo meetings Continuous improvement process
  • Velocity
  • Sprint retrospectives
  • Scaling scrum
  • Co-located and distributed teams


Agile Estimation and Planning

·         Conducting daily meetings

·         Working with customers representatives

·         Sharing key project information

·         Release and Iteration Planning and Reporting


Best practices and concepts 

  • Agile tooling
  • Osmotic communications for co-located and distributed teams
  • WIP limits
  • Cumulative flow diagram
  • Process tailoring
  • Affinity estimating
  • Product road map
  • Story maps
  • Wire frames
  • Chartering
  • Frequent verification and validation
  • Test driven development / test first development
  • Continuous integration
  • Project charter for an agile project
  • Participatory decision models
  • Process analysis techniques
  • Self assessment
  • Value based assessment 


Day 3


8:30 AM – 9:00 AM (Breakfast & Networking)


10 minutes break will be provided by the trainer (if needed)


The power of feedback -- tracking progress and adapting

·         Running project retrospectives

·         Conducting technical reviews

·         Collecting and presenting project status information

·         Determining adaptation needs


Soft skills 

  • Negotiation
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Collaboration
  • Adaptive leadership
  • Conflict resolution
  • Servant leadership
  • Building high performance teams


Value based prioritization 

  • Return on investment (ROI)
  • Net present value (NPV)
  • Internal rate of return (IRR)
  • Compliance
  • Customer valued prioritization
  • Minimally marketable feature (MMF)
  • Relative prioritization / ranking
  • Business case development


12:00 – 1:00 PM (Lunch Break & Interaction with Trainer)


Agile implementation 

  • Agile contracting methods
  • Agile project accounting principles
  • Applying new agile practices
  • Compliance (Organization)
  • Control limits for agile projects
  • Failure modes and alternatives
  • Globalization, Culture and team diversity
  • Innovation games
  • Principles of systems thinking (complex, adaptive, chaoes)
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Variance and trend analysis
  • Vendor management


Agile and large projects

·         Team work

·         Forming a team

·         Contributing to a team – preferences and strength

·         Peer-to-peer collaboration -- Group-to-group collaboration

·         Running effective meetings

·         Communities of practice and tools for knowledge sharing

·         Leadership and empowerment

·         Dialogue

·         Learning organization

·         Change and Transition

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Hyatt Place
13711 Sayward Blvd
Herndon, VA 20171

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 8:30 AM - Friday, November 17, 2017 at 5:00 PM (EST)

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Raman Technologies, Inc. and CyberBahn Federal Solutions LLC

Raman Technologies Inc., in collaboration with CyberBahn Federal Solutions LLC, is an international, corporate provider for agile and project management training, and coaching. As a learning provider, we offer courses for certified scrum master, certified scrum product owner, certified scrum developer, project management – agile certified practitioner, and other project management preparatory training. Our courses also count towards professional development unit (PDU) credits. Raman Technologies does public and private training. Please contact us for more details if your organization is interested in private training or coaching.

At Raman Technologies, we are also developing a cloud-based, agile project management tool, called Cognosco. This tool is truly collaborative and fun with no hassles. Log in using your LinkedIn credentials to create or join a project. You can manage any type of project with our tool – not just software projects. It is intuitive, interactive, and easy to use. Your project dashboard will display agile metrics to help monitor the progress, milestones, and interact with other team members that are online, etc. Cognosco will help you facilitate and record your notes from sprint reviews to retrospectives, and provide a repository of real time agile information to make your project a success. To learn more, please visit our product page.


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