DESIGNxHUMANITY Agile Coach Course

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Scrum for Agile Coaches

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Lesson 1

Congratulations! Youโ€™re an Agile Coach.

Scrum for Agile Coaches

In the next lesson, you will learn about how to start this process. But first, time for a quiz. Which of these should the Agile Coach do?

Sprint Planning

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Lesson 1

Your team is excited about their topic. Everyone is brainstorming ideas and the Product Owner is taking notes. So where do you come in?

Sprint Planning

Knowledge Check Who assigns work on Scrum Teams?

** The key to being transparent about work is the Sprint Backlog**.

Sprint Planning

๐Ÿ“† The Sprint Backlog is a representation of all the work the team will complete within the next two weeks.

Sprint Planning

We recommend using a project management product like Trello or Miro to keep track of your backlog tasks.

Sprint Planning

๐Ÿ—“ As work is completed, make sure to update the Sprint Backlog. This will help you measure your teamโ€™s progress.

Sprint Planning

In the next lesson you will learn more about measuring progress. But first, time for a knowledge check. True or False: The Sprint Backlog represents all the work the team needs to do to complete their project.

Standup Meetings

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Lesson 2

Your team is hard at work. ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿพโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ’ป You made your Sprint Backlog and everyone has a task to complete. So how are they doing? Does anyone need help?

Knowledge Check: Which of these things is NOT part of the Agile Coach's role?

Since your team is spread out geographically, the best way to hold a Standup is over Slack.

Standup Meetings

You can use a program like the Standuply bot or create an Excel sheet, to help you.

Standup Meetings

The important thing is to make sure everyone checks in every day.

Standup Meetings

True/False: Everyone needs to have their standup together at the same time.

Sprint Review

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Lesson 4

True/False: DxH teams do not have a Sprint Review.

DxH holds informal Sprint Retrospectives at the beginning of each planning meeting.

Sprint Review

This is your time to reflect on what went well and areas where you can improve.

Sprint Review

As Agile Coach, you should take notes during this part of the meeting so that you can suggest ways to improve the process during the next Sprint.

Sprint Review

The Scrum Process is cyclical, so there is always room to improve. It is ok if things donโ€™t go perfectly. The important thing is that you help the team look at their process so they can make it better.

Sprint Review

True/False: At DxH you have an informal Sprint Retrospective as part of your next Sprint Planning meeting.

Wrap Up

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Credits Original graphics by Stephanie Fleming Character vectors by Freepik

DESIGNxHUMANITY Agile Coach Course Course Author

DESIGNxHUMANITYDesign By Humanity (DxH) is a design collective and apprenticeship program pairing experienced creatives with fresh faces to collaborate on real-world projects advocating for Black, Indigenous, & People of Color (BIPOC). We work on all topics regarding equity, diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism.

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