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WSP 297 — Agile: A Hands-On Introduction to Product Development

Quarter: Fall
Day(s): Sat/Sun
Course Format: On-campus course
Duration: 2 days
Date(s): Oct 7—Oct 8
Time: 9:30 am—4:30 pm
Drop Deadline: Sep 30
Unit: 1
Tuition: $515
Addtl. Fee: $10 (non-refundable)
Limit: 30
Instructor(s): Bernie Maloney, Laura M. Powers
On-campus course
9:30 am—4:30 pm
Oct 7—Oct 8
2 days
Drop By
Sep 30
1 Unit
Addtl. Fee: $10 (non-refundable)
Bernie Maloney, Laura M. Powers
Are your teams and organizations striving, or even struggling, to innovate products, services, or processes? Are you facing complex problems with unclear solutions and changing requirements? Would you and your teams like to accelerate profitable growth and have fun doing so?

Agile values, principles, and practices, while commonly associated with software, can be applied in any organization. Teams and organizations that embrace the shift to Agile, not just in external behaviors but also in mindset, are able to grow faster and more profitably, compress innovation cycle times, and experience improved customer and employee engagement and satisfaction. In this interactive course, we will use Agile to learn Agile and its most widely used framework, Scrum. Short, focused presentations will cover key concepts. Students will reinforce those concepts through hands-on games and activities, including an immersive, multi-team simulated project. This dynamic workshop will lead to students building the skills, behaviors, and mindset necessary to become proficient with the practices, as well as the values and principles, of Agile and Scrum.

Grade restriction: No letter grade.

This course includes a non-refundable materials fee of $10 to be paid at the time of registration.

Bernie Maloney, Agile Coach, Persistent Systems; Principal, GreenFieldZ

Bernie Maloney is an intrapreneurial leader who has grown businesses to more than $100 million in revenue. He has more than twenty years of high tech experience with such firms as Bell Telephone Laboratories, Hewlett-Packard, and TiVo. He speaks often to Bay Area groups and consults with early stage startups, focusing on the Lean Startup Movement. He received an MS in mechanical engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Laura M. Powers, Co-CEO, Radtac US

Laura M. Powers is an Agile trainer and coach with over twenty-five years of design experience at Procter & Gamble, HP, Sales.com, and eBay.

Textbooks for this course:

There are no required textbooks; however, some fee-based online readings may be assigned.