Friday, 22 July 2016

Day 3: Agile Fundamentals: Scrum, Kanban, Lean and XP

It's week 3 of my jammed packed training schedule this July. This week I'm producing course 918 Agile Fundamentals: Scrum, Kanban, Lean and XP After the pre-course meeting with Alan O'Callaghan on Tuesday evening and sitting through Day1 and Day 2 this is turning into an interesting week for me and I have already learned a great deal.

We have the links to the previous days:
Day 1
Day 2

You can keep up to date with the final day here on the live blog.

If you would like to join at Learning Tree this summer, check out the Great Value IT Training Page which was also updated yesterday with some great course offers.

15:30 That's me done...The class will be doing the exam I'm off home for the weekend. I'll be back next week.

15:07 Start of chapter 8 Agile beyond Software Development. Look at Agile fluency and role based development pathways.

15:00 Talking about continuous integration. Alan mentioned Martin Fowler  (Not the Eastenders Character) and his website

14:55 Interesting questions on Agile testing

14:47 Talking about Test-Driven Development (TDD)...mitigates against gold plating and programmers write to specification.

14:35 How does TOGAF and Scrum work...Have a look at this

14:15 "The road to success is always under construction." say Alan when talking about Impediments

14:05 Wrap up of the estimate chapter. Short break then we'll be onto Chapter 7.

13:40 Feeling a little chilly...Information radiators are next on the list and we're starting to look at the scrum board and  burn down charts.

13:25 Into the last half a day we go. First activity after lunch is estimating a paint job.

13:20 For some strange reason I'm singing/humming along to the song 'You've got that loving feeling...' For no reason what so ever...

In the cricket England have to got lunch 95-1 with Joe Root on top form.

In other news

12:25 Friday lunch time...A very interesting morning.

12:15 Planning poker and estimation

12:10 Talking about team estimation and story points

11:55 In a break from the class, the cricket score England are batting. Hales is out for 10. England 43-1

11:51 Daily planning

11:20 Groups have been preparing an elevator pitch

11:04 Chapter 6 Planning and Adapting

10:55 Talking about feedback...In other news England have won the toss and will bat up in Manchester :-)

10:25 First coffee break. Session ended with a discussion around whether Scrum Master is full time job. Preferably is the answer.

10:12 Discussing frequent builds

09:35 Looking at Story Sizing

09:10 Starting with a review of what we have covered so far followed by what we'll cover today.

08:25 Class is all setup and we are getting ready for the last day

08:00 Just in class setting up. The station was quiet this morning. It must be the start of the school summer holidays. A few commuters, me being one and a few cricket fans off to Manchester for the second test in a rather quiet Euston station

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