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Topics for Lunch-N-Learn



Brainstorming a list of topics for a Scrum/Agile lunch-N-learn session.

  • Pair Programming - simulation using Tangrams & Face Drawing 
  • Practices for Daily Standup - review and discuss: It's Not Just Standing Up: Patterns for Daily Standup Meetings
  • Slicing Stories – resources to slice vertical stories of value 
  • Story Writing techniques: w/ Q & A based upon participants real stories 
  • Estimation techniques: Affinity Estimation; T-shirt sizing -> converting to numbers; Planning Poker (the rule book) 
  • Team building tools: Infinite Loops; Helium Stick; Warp Speed; Pair Drawing, etc. 
  • Pair Programming - an introduction via puzzel solving
  • Definition of Done/Ready exercise 
  • Release Planning How to derive duration with a complicated backlog 
  • Agile Library Initiation Bring books, make the rules, get funding, 1,2,3, GO! 
  • Management 3.0 Book Club - join a group reading the best Agile book written. 
  • Making Visual Information Radiators - define Radiator/Cooler; elements of a Scrum board 
  • Aspects of an effective Product Backlog 
  • Agile Portfolio Planning - tools and techniques; estimation, cost of delay, prioritization, deciding what NOT to do 
  • The principle of TDD via LEGO building; anyone can learn the power of test first development 
  • Does you development rest on a SOLID foundation - an overview of the SOLID principles 
  • Collaboration Games to understand the customer; 12 Innovation Games; Other resources 
  • User Story Maps technique to achieve higher level understanding of the backlog 
  • Launching a Team; what’s required, best practices, examples and techniques 
  • Team Practices: a collection of quick tools to increase team work and collaboration 
  • Learn Backlog Prioritization techniques: Cost of Delay, Perceived ROI, Delivery Order, Gut Feeling, Loudest Yeller 
  • Agile Planning - paradigm changes in planning, the planning flame, release planning, road maps, etc.



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