St Edwards Professional Education Center (NW Austin)
9420 Research Blvd
Austin, TX 78759

Thursday, February 7, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM (CST)

Agile Austin use code “AgileAustin20″ to receive a 20% discount

Our goal is to change the way you think about building software. This class focuses on providing a solid knowledge of the core concepts of Agile Planning and how these concepts can be applied in a technology organization. Through hands-on group exercises, you will experience the Agile Planning Process gaining an appreciation for key techniques.

Why this workshop?

Learn by doing: You will practice the concepts in over half of this workshop 

High knowledge retention: Using accelerated learning techniques, the workshop is designed to maximize learning and retention

Fun: Every part of the course is designed to keep attendees engaged and having fun while learning the material

Continental breakfast, lunch, snacks and drinks provided

A printed and bound copy of the course materials is yours

Learning Objectives

At the end of the workshop, you will be able to:

  • Understand key concepts of the Lean Startup and how to apply to your environment
  • Conduct a Story Mapping activity to facilitate requirements discovery
  • Describe User Story decomposition strategies
  • Appreciate the evolution of a user story
  • Facilitate the Release Planning process
  • Facilitate multiple methods for story estimation
  • Apply a proven agile capacity planning strategy for forecasting your deliverables
  • Understand Lean Product Portfolio Management strategies

Who Should Attend?

This course is geared towards anyone who is involved with requirements gathering and product release planning. Folks in the role of Product Management, Product Owner, Program Management, Scrum Master or Project Mangement or Engineering Management would benefit greatly from this class. A base understanding of Agile and Scrum would be beneficial; See

Workshop Facilitator

David Hawks of Agile Velocity is focused on helping technology organizations accelerate their ability to deliver value.  David brings his broad experience working with Fortune 50 companies and early stage startups to challenge software organization to think differently about how they build software. He serves as the Education Chair of Agile Austin and holds the following certifications: CSM, CSP, PSM, and PMI-ACP.

Professional Development Units (PDUs)

PMPs: You can claim 7 PDUs for this course.