These are smaller half-day to one-day workshops targeted at very specific skills. These are ideal for teams or individuals looking for a quick boost that can fit into their busy schedules.
|Agile Leadership Workshop||You may be considering agile adoption, or it may already be present in your organization. New skills and roles are defined for your teams, however, your role as a leader may not be clear. While you work hard to support the needs and directives of senior leadership, you may find areas of conflict when also trying to support your new agile teams. What is your role in this transition, and how can you maximize your effectiveness as a leader? Audience|
|Agile Team Dynamics||Do you understand why your team behaves the way it does? Do you get frustrated when conflict happens? Are communication challenges slowing down your project? Are long work days and overtime burning out team members? Have you attained peak performance of the team? Are you getting the most out of every member of the team? Does everyone on the team enjoy working together? Is everyone performing the role they are best suited for? Do you value individuals and interactions over processes & tools? Experience the power of self organizing teams.|
|Behavior Driven Development (BDD) Workshop||This practical course introduces Behaviour Driven Development (BDD) with a focus on practicing BDD techniques through an interactive and hands-on workshop. Under the guidance of an experienced instructor you will learn first-hand the benefits of BDD including collaboration, improved analysis and understanding stakeholder value. This course is targeted to anyone who is involved in software development projects including developers, BAs and QA specialists. Key Topics|
|Innovation Games® Workshop||This one-day intensive Innovation Games for Agile Teams course will enable agile practitioners to put Innovation Games® to use to identify customer requirements, improve retrospectives, prioritize backlogs, create better release plans and much more. Innovation Games® are serious games that can be used to deliver cost-effective market research for Agile teams and super-charge the product planning process. Based on the book of the same name by Luke Hohmann, Innovation Games® power innovation by enabling you to better understand your customers.|
|Reliable Software Estimation Workshop||Through this 1-day workshop, attendees will gain an understanding of the Improving Estimation Methodology (IEM) and experience hands-on practical usage of the IEM toolset. Learning IEM and its tools will prepare you to start estimating projects confidently and reliably, thus improving the way your projects are delivered, ultimately helping you and your clients to be more successful. Why is it so hard to estimate software development projects? Are the wrong approaches and tools being applied to this challenge? Practices and approaches to software development have steadily improved over the years, but techniques for providing accurate estimates of effort, budgets, timelines and resources have not. Studies have shown that inaccurate software project estimation is a contributing factor in the majority of failed or challenged projects – getting the estimates right is critical.|
|User Story Workshop||In this half-day hands-on workshop, you will practice writing User Stories and learn techniques for prioritization and estimation to manage a Product Backlog or Story List. User Stories are a modern approach to capturing requirements for successful software development and planning. This workshop will explore what a user story is and how to write effective User Stories through hands-on exercises.|