The Agile Samurai Bootcamp

Everything you need to setup, execute, and successfully deliver your own Agile project.
The Agile Samurai Bootcamp
File Size :
574.42 MB
Total length :
3h 7m



Jonathan Rasmusson


Last update

Last updated 8/2018



The Agile Samurai Bootcamp

What you’ll learn

A thorough understanding of how Agile works, how it’s different from traditional Waterfall, and the mindset necessary to transformation your organization and team
A deep, thorough, understanding of how Agile User stories, Estimation and Planning work
How to form effective Agile teams, and what to look for in quality players
Complete description of roles typically seen on Agile projects including the Agile Customer, Business Analyst, Programmer, Tester, UX Designer, and Project Manager
In depth discussion on topics not typically covered in other Agile course like Agile Teams, How to Create Visual Works Spaces, Communication Plans, and the mechanics behind the Agile Iteration
The rhythm and ritual necessary for delivering something of value every week
Covers important concepts not covered in Scrum training like production readiness, and software engineering
A primer on essential software engineering practices like automated Unit Testing, Refactoring, Test-Driven Design, and Continuous Integration
Techniques and methods to ensure your project works within it’s means, while delivering phenomenal value to your customer (The Way of the Spartan Warrior)

The Agile Samurai Bootcamp


Pen, paper, and fierce desire to learn


Get ready to kick some software project butt.                    Enter the world of the Agile Samurai, where the most dire of software projects are dispatched with ease and grace. By learning the ways of the Agile Samurai you will discover:  What Agile is, how it works, and the mindset necessary for working iterativelyCommon myths and pitfalls and how to choose the right Agile method for youHow to build a good Agile teamHow from traditional waterfall roles (like developer, analyst, tester, and project manager) change on Agile projectHow to create a plan you and your customer can believe inHow to gather requirements in a fraction of the time using Agile User StoriesHow to deliver something of value every weekWhat to do when the schedule is wrong, and how to look like a pro correcting it, andThe four essential Agile Engineering practices and why they are so important for Agility.  By the end of this course you’ll have everything you need to successfully set up, execute, and deliver your own Agile project.  Course Outline Agile In a NutshellWhat Agile is, how it works, and how to choose the right Agile method for you.Agile TeamsWhat makes the Agile team tick. Characteristics of good Agile teams. And how to find quality players.User StoriesIn this session we break down what user stories are, how they work, what effective user stories look like for your project, and how to host great story gathering work shops.EstimationBy learning how to estimate the Agile way, you’ll stop trying to get something your up-front estimates can’t give (precision and accuracy) and instead focus on what really matters—building a plan you and your customer can believe in.PlanningIn this session, you’re going to learn how to create plans you can believe in and follow through on commitments you and your team make.Iteration MechanicsThis session shows teams how to set the iterations up for success, breaks down what actually occurs during an iteration, and how to setup an agile communication plan for you and your team.Visible WorkspacesBy learning how to create a visual workspace, you and the team will never be at a loss for what to do next or where you can add the greatest value.        EngineeringAgile doesn’t work on planning alone. That would be wishful thinking. Only by apply these core software engineering practices can you reduce the time it takes to test, ensure you always have a good design, and confidently make necessary changes with speed.              Unit Testing – Automated tests proving your software works                Refactoring – Paying down technical debt, while continuously improving your design                Test-Driven Development – Write the tests first to help improve your design                Continuous Integration – Maintaining a culture of production readiness, and deploying at a moments notice  Intended AudienceThis is an introductory level course on Agile software delivery.Course RequirementsNo previous experience with Agile expected or necessary.Instructional LevelAll LevelsUpdate NEW FAQ Section April 2017New FAQ section added answering most commonly asked questionsNew templates section added containing downloadable examples of burn down chartsUpdate NEW Cheat Sheet Section August 2018New section summarizing key concepts in downloadable pdfTestimonialsOne of the best introduction on Agile concepts. Not only for beginners but also the experienced agile practitioners will benefit from this course.


Section 1: Agile In a Nutshell

Lecture 1 Introduction

Lecture 2 Value Every Week

Lecture 3 How Is Agile Different?

Lecture 4 Agile Myths

Lecture 5 Which Method Is Right For Me?

Lecture 6 Agile Teams

Section 2: User Stories

Lecture 7 The Problem With Documentation

Lecture 8 Elements of Good User Stories

Lecture 9 How to Host a Story-Gathering Workshop

Section 3: Estimation

Lecture 10 The Fine Art of Guessing

Section 4: Planning

Lecture 11 The Problem With Static Plans

Lecture 12 The Agile Plan

Lecture 13 Flexing on Scope

Lecture 14 Your First Plan

Lecture 15 The Burndown Chart

Lecture 16 Burndown chart examples

Lecture 17 The Planning Dojo

Section 5: Iteration Mechanics

Lecture 18 How to Deliver Something of Value Every Week

Lecture 19 The Agile Iteration

Lecture 20 How it all Works

Section 6: Communication Plans

Lecture 21 Four Things to do During Any Iteration

Lecture 22 How Not To Host a Daily Standup

Lecture 23 The Iteration Mechanics Dojo

Section 7: The Visual Workspace

Lecture 24 How To Setup a Visual Workspace

Section 8: Software Engineering

Lecture 25 Unit Testing

Lecture 26 Refactoring

Lecture 27 Test-Driven Development

Lecture 28 Continuous Integration

Section 9: Final Words

Lecture 29 Final Words

Section 10: FAQ

Lecture 30 What software to you recommend for Agile Project Management and visualization?

Lecture 31 How does Agile work if you are a solo founder in a startup?

Lecture 32 How do you create a burn down chart?

Section 11: Cheat sheets

Lecture 33 Burn down chart template

Lecture 34 Course in a nutshell

Beginners ,Assumes no prior knowledge of Agile of software development

Course Information:

Udemy | English | 3h 7m | 574.42 MB
Created by: Jonathan Rasmusson

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