Agile Organizations: Agile Models & Scaling Agile

Agile 2021    |    Intermediate
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Even though Agile software development adapts well to changing requirements and is scalable, there is still a steep learning curve for how to effectively use it in the organization. In this course, you'll explore the challenges faced by an organization transitioning to Agile. First, you'll learn about several Agile frameworks including the Hybrid, Lean, and Bimodal Agile models and frameworks. Next, you'll learn about Agile estimation methods, Agile benefits, and scaling Agile. You'll move on to examine the SAFe framework for Agile and the LeSS framework. Finally, you'll learn about scaling scrum, Scrum challenges, and the Scrum of Scrums meeting.


  • discover the key concepts covered in this course
    compare and contrast the different Agile frameworks available for Agile transformation of the organization
    describe the features of the Hybrid Agile model
    describe the features of the Bimodal Agile model
    recognize the seven wastes to eliminate through the Lean model of Agile
    describe guidelines to identify the best fit Agile framework for the organization
    recognize the benefits offered by Agile estimation models over traditional estimation methods
  • describe the methods to use to increase the benefits of Agile from a project level to an organizational level
    describe the various scaling models available for integrating Agile
    recognize the SAFe framework available for scaling Agile
    describe the characteristics, benefits, and challenges of using the LeSS framework
    identify the challenges in scaling Agile
    describe the Scrum of Scrums and the roles and responsibilities of the team members, as well as how to conduct this meeting
    summarize the key concepts covered in this course


  • 1m 58s
    In this video, you’ll learn more about your instructor and this course. In this course, you’ll review the challenges faced by an organization transitioning to Agile. You’ll learn about several Agile frameworks, including the Hybrid, Lean, and Bimodal Agile models and frameworks. Next, you’ll learn Agile estimation methods, Agile benefits, Scaling Agile, Scaling Scrum, and the Scrum of Scrums. Finally, you’ll cover scaled Agile framework or SAFe for Agile and large-scale scrum or LeSS framework. FREE ACCESS
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    In this video, you’ll learn more about Agile frameworks. You’ll learn about the most popular frameworks today, Scrum. Scrum is a framework that helps manage Agile values in a real programming environment. It's based on planning. Scrum prescribes a product backlog, which is a prioritized list of all work to occur on the product. Then with each iteration, called a sprint, the highest priority work is selected from the top of the product backlog. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  Understanding the Hybrid Agile Model
    4m 37s
    In this video, you’ll learn more about hybrid Agile models. You’ll see these models combine the Agile approach with a non-Agile approach such as Waterfall. These models offer the benefits of both Agile and the non-Agile approach you choose. These approaches are chosen to address certain realities in the project. One reason you might choose a hybrid approach is if the project solution involves equal amounts of hardware and software. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Understanding the Bimodal Agile Model
    5m 28s
    In this video, you’ll learn more about the bimodal Agile Model. You’ll learn this a relatively popular software development model. Like the hybrid model, the bimodal model involves using two different process styles in the same project. However, unlike the hybrid model, which typically splits along the line of planning and development, the bimodal Agile model splits the work styles along the line of predictable routine work and more unpredictable work that requires agility. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  Understanding the Lean Model of Agile
    7m 11s
    In this video, you’ll learn more about the Lean model and how it applies to Agile. You’ll see that, like Agile, Lean is a methodology that focuses on the most efficient ways to deliver value to the customer. It does this by minimizing waste in several aspects of the process. There are seven guiding principles in the Lean model. FREE ACCESS
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    6.  Identifying the Best Fit Agile Framework
    5m 49s
    In this video, you’ll learn how to know if Agile is right for your organization. Agile is designed to adapt well to undetermined or evolving requirements. Many customers don't know initially what they need, so Agile allows development to start even before all requirements are known, or if when they’re rough. Through iterations and feedback, the requirements are discovered and clarified over time. FREE ACCESS
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    7.  Agile Estimation Methods
    6m 24s
    In this video, you’ll learn the aspects of the Agile Estimation Method. You’ll learn this is not just a useful way of estimating, but also a way to strengthen an Agile team. You’ll begin by comparing the Agile estimation method with the Waterfall estimation method. Waterfall estimation is time-based. An estimate conveys how long a team will take to complete a task. Agile estimation, on the other hand, is effort-based. FREE ACCESS
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    8.  Magnifying the Agile Benefits
    8m 6s
    In this video, you’ll learn the methods for magnifying these Agile benefits. You’ll learn more about maintaining team autonomy, which strengthens the team over time and makes them more efficient, incorporating Lean principles to minimize waste, organizing by value to guarantee customer satisfaction, fostering collaboration to drive innovation, building transparency so everyone is on the same page, aligning with the finance department, and incorporating Lean portfolio management. FREE ACCESS
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    9.  Scaling Agile for the Organization
    7m 13s
    In this video, you’ll learn more about various methods for scaling Agile for an organization. The first Agile scaling strategy you’ll learn about is Scaled Agile Framework or SAFe. You can think of SAFe as an ever-adapting knowledge base of what Agile practices work best in a large organization. SAFe is based on four levels. FREE ACCESS
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    10.  SAFe for Agile
    7m 7s
    In this video, you’ll learn more about the Core Values of SAFe. You’ll learn that managing multiple teams in an organization takes alignment among teams. SAFe manages this at the overarching business level by using a portfolio backlog. The portfolio backlog maps to program backlogs and those map to the individual team backlogs. SAFe values offer built-in quality at all levels. This means quality isn’t considered a separate aspect applied after the fact. FREE ACCESS
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    11.  LeSS Framework
    5m 8s
    In this video, you’ll learn more about a framework for organizational Agile, called the Large Scale Scrum or LeSS framework. You’ll learn that like other frameworks such as SAFe, this is a multi-team framework. Unlike SAFe, though, instead of enabling multiple teams working on their own backlogs and running their own sprints, teams in LeSS work in one big sprint against a single backlog, as if they're an extended single team. FREE ACCESS
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    12.  Scaling Scrum Challenges
    7m 3s
    In this video, you’ll learn more about scaling Scrum to an entire organization. You’ll learn this isn’t an easy thing to do. Scrum and the Agile principles that underlie it often result in big changes organization-wide, and people often resist such change. Moreover, there are plenty of opportunities for misunderstandings along the way. When it comes to scaling Agile, even experienced teams can be overwhelmed, so it takes some careful consideration and planning. FREE ACCESS
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    13.  Scrum of Scrums Meeting
    4m 54s
    In this video, you’ll learn more about Scrums. In Scrum, daily short meetings are held, and these are called Scrums. During a Scrum meeting, team members communicate about what's happening for the day and what blockers they may have. This works great with single teams, but with multiple teams in an organizational Scrum environment, a Scrum of Scrums meeting is needed. This is a scaled Agile technique for multiple teams to connect and share information. FREE ACCESS
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    14.  Course Summary
    1m 3s
    In this video, you’ll summarize what you’ve learned in the course. we've examined Agile frameworks, Hybrid and Bimodal Agile models, the Lean model of Agile, Best fit Agile framework, Agile estimation methods, Magnifying the Agile benefits, Scaling Agile for the organization, SAFe for Agile and LeSS frameworks, Scaling Scrum challenges, and the Scrum of Scrums meeting. FREE ACCESS


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