Federal Agile Certified Training (FACT Certification)


Overview

Federal Agile Certification Training (FACT) provides a complete introduction to the principles and practices of Agile and Scrum on Federal Programs using hands-on exercises that are done as a cross-functional team. Not only will you learn how to do Scrum, you will also learn how to operate Scrum teams in an environment that requires EVM reporting, CMMI practices, and adherence to TechFar 5000.2.

Duration: 2 Days

Typical Topics Covered

  • The advantages of cross-functional and self-organizing teams
  • Hands-on: form into teams and pick a software product to "build"
  • Hands-on: Write User Stories for your product
  • User Stories and Features: considerations for a Federal Program
  • How to use Story Points
  • Hands-on: Use Planning Poker with Story Points to estimate your stories
  • Reporting on Earned Value Management (EVM) for Agile projects
  • The purpose and structure of Iterations/Sprints
  • How to use Velocity, Burn-Up charts, and Burn-Down charts to effectively monitor the real health of your project
  • Working with the Product Owner on Federal projects
  • Hands-on: plan an Agile release of your product
  • How continuous Integration acts as the hub of a healthy Agile project
  • How to run stand-up meetings
  • How to run retrospectives and continuously improve
  • Capability Maturity Model Integration on Agile Projects
  • How Taskboards increase visibility and transparency
  • TechFAR (5000.2) compliance
  • The Scrum framework (incorporates all of the above)

Federal Agile Certified Training (FACT Certification)

Utilizing Agile within the Governmental space is a specific focus of this course with the concepts explained in a way that is recognized and more beneficial to the relevant audience. The course will cover an introduction to Agile, Scrum, Kanban and Agile team roles. Specific Governmental areas covered include Agile Contracting, GAO relevance, Agile and the CMMI, Agile Governmental case studies and Agile terms used in Governmental environments.

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