Our goal is to change the way you think about building software.
This class provides 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 while 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

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM (CDT)
St Edwards Professional Education Center (NW Austin)
9420 Research Blvd
Austin, TX 78759
http://may-advanced-product-planning.eventbrite.com
There are 2 Super Early Bird Tickets (50% off) and 5 Early Bird (30% off)
Use Promo Code AgileAustin20 for an additional 20% discount.

Learning Objectives
Potential Topics (to be prioritized by the class in attendance):
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
Learn different methods for prioritizing your backlog, such as, Buy a Feature
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 http://agile-scrum-march.eventbrite.com/

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.