- APDZ 331
- Agile project management
- Sprint planning
- Tasks and hours estimating
- Hours tracking
- Defining scope of work
- Small teams strategies
Week 1 – Learn your strengths
We use the Gallop Strength Finder, which has been used by large companies all over the world to form more effective teams. We also read the book, Our Iceberg is Melting. A story about penguins living on a melting iceberg that must work together for a solution. The metaphors for people management are well received in this short read.
Week 2 – Freedcamp and Task Tracking
Introduction to project management techniques and the free task tracker Freedcamp. We also discuss “Our Iceberg is Melting”. Students are placed into groups, based on their strengths and technical interests.
Week 3 – Agile PM and Spring Planning
This week students start the main project, the Seattle Earthquake Relief, and plan their first design sprint. A project lead is chosen to report to me and review the teams plan. Students divide work and assign tasks from Freedcamp for the following two weeks.
Week 4 – Open Lab Day & Working Remotely
We discuss an article on working remotely, and continue to work on Seattle Earthquake Relief.
Week 5 – End of Sprint
This is the last week of Sprint 2. We discuss moving items that won’t be finished to the backlog or pulling them into Sprint 3. Project leads report to me on the dynamics of their group and how the strengths may be playing a part.
Week 6 – Open Lab Day
The students begin Sprint 3 and continue working on tasks for Seattle Earthquake Relief.
Week 7 – Open Lab Day
The students are deep into Sprint 3 and continue working on tasks for Seattle Earthquake Relief.
Week 8 – Open Lab Day & Final Given
The students begin Sprint 4 and continue working on tasks for Seattle Earthquake Relief. The final presentation outline is given, along with grading rubric.
Week 9 – Presentation rehearsal
Sprint 4 ends and the students rehearse their presentation for the following week. A spokes person is nominated to walk the audience through the presentation, inviting other team members to present their parts of the project.