Two new Agile workshops at Boost
By Kirstin in Agile on November 02, 2012
After receiving feedback during our Intro to Scrum and Writing good user stories workshops we felt there was demand for more Agile workshops. As a result we have developed two new workshops:
1) Great retrospectives – The heart of a high Performance Team
2) Embracing Best Practice – Introduction to Agile software engineering practices
Great retrospectives – The heart of a high performance team
This workshop is run by Gavin Coughlan, a scrum master and agile coach at Boost.
Summary: During this two hour session we’ll talk about how to run successful retrospectives that produce actionable results. We’ll also facilitate activities demonstrating the value of effective retrospectives.
Gavin will take you through the following topics:
- What are retrospectives?
- Why have retrospectives?
- The retrospective prime directive
- A model for better retrospectives
- Preparing for retrospectives
- Facilitating retrospectives
- Distributed retrospectives
- After the retrospective
- Common retrospective issues
Throughout the workshop we’ll be running mini-retrospectives so you can see them in action, as well as finishing with a retrospective of the workshop itself to help us keep improving the workshop.
Embracing best practice – Introduction to Agile software engineering practices
This workshop is run by Paul Flewelling, a scrum master, agile coach and developer.
Summary: We want to move fast, but building software is complex. More often than not when a deadline looms quality is the first thing to suffer. Agile software development practices help us embrace this rapidly changing environment and give the whole team the confidence to deliver.
Paul will cover the following topics:
• Definition of Done
• Technical debt
• Quality and velocity
• Key Agile software engineering practices
• Continuous integration
• Test Driven Development
• Behaviour Driven Development
• Pair programming
We will be kicking off the first workshops in November. The November workshops are now full, however there are more workshops planned in the New Year, so keep an eye out for more dates via the link below:
You can also keep an eye on our Twitter stream for upcoming dates: @boostnewmedia