By: Scrum Training Review
Review: April 28, 2013
It was a great class. Enjoyed it!
Good course, but there ware many people that did not know the agile method and was expecting it out of this class.
As I did not personally sign up for the course, I'm not sure if there is a requirement to know the agile method. If not there should be one.
The class was very helpful to discuss practical application of scrum rather than solely theory, to share and learn from others' experiences, to understand exactly what scrum vs project management (among other topics). I learned a lot and look forward to applying it, thanks!
One challenge was the difference of knowledge among the class. I felt that some conversations were basics that much of the room already knew because one or two didn't. I think that having required pre-reading or understanding would help to create a more standard basic knowledge.
I enjoyed hearing Dan's insights on Scrum. It was very enlightening and refined my understanding of Scrum. Story Point discussion was helpful.
Talk more about Story Points
The class information was good. The conversation was very good but at times not aligned with the course outline. Dan is a great agile coach who can provide experiential knowledge to address questions. As a CSM trainer, he would be good with a much smaller, less experiential diverse class
A class of 40 is too large. Half knowledgeable/Half novice not good for training....
A paradoxical course. Both invaluable and marginally useful. One might argue all courses are like this, but this course more than most. Class-driven discussion was very productive to a point. Most of the good stuff was in the discussion, but also derailed things so that there was less time for the interesting stuff at the end. At the end, it offers food for thought and some useful tools, so mission accomplished. In any case, it was great to take advantage of Dan's wealth of experience.
A better eye towards time management might help as some parts dragged a bit and others were sped through.
-Good focus on Product Owner and specific tasks of a P.O.
-Instructor has great understanding of scrum
-Good examples to make sense of content
-More time spent on Release Planning (too rushed)
-Review at the end of what was learned in course
-More strategically planned breaks.
The course was good, I found myself asking myself (team) introspective questions on scrum. The roles/responsibilities were clarified nicely, and Dan provided great examples and analogies. Dan was always prepared to answer questions from people of varying scrum experience levels.
Maybe gauge the class on their scrum experience. I felt a significant portion of the class was spent entertaining very basic scrum questions. A quick primer may have resolved those.