Course: Introduction to Agile & Scrum Course

Introduction to Agile & Scrum Course

  • Life Time Access
  • Certificate on Completion
  • Access on Android and iOS App
  • Self-Paced
About this Course

This course has been designed to take you through an interactive, Epic journey from the roots of Agile and Scrum to present day implementation strategies, and beyond. This well narrated, film style course will discuss the Agile Manifesto and its 12 principles, how to implement the Scrum constructs, and the importance of the Lean|Agile mindset. The course will explain why the industry is moving away from waterfall and traditional methodologies to Agile and the Scrum framework. You will learn the roles, artifacts, and ceremonies of Scrum. Each Scrum ceremony will be simulated to illustrate the best practices. The course will also cover the trending frameworks for innovation like Design Thinking and Lean Startup, and how it fits into the Agile paradigm. At the end of the course, you can claim PDU and SEU credits from Project Management Institute and the Scrum Alliance.

Basic knowledge
  • Basic understanding or exposure of Agile
What you will learn
  • At the end of this course, students will learn how to implement the Scrum constructs and the importance of the Lean|Agile mindset. The course will also cover the trending frameworks for innovation like Design Thinking and Lean Startup, and how it fits into the Scrum framework
Number of Lectures: 15
Total Duration: 02:47:26
History of Agile
  • Aristotle to PDCA  

    A look at Aristotle and the gradual scientific evolution of process, quality and change – the predecessor to the Agile and Scrum movement in the Industry.

  • The History of Lean  

    What is Lean. Who contributed to the Lean movement. Learn the values, principles, and practices of Lean, and how it applies in Agile.

  • The Dawn of Agile  

    The evolution of Scrum from the Waterfall methodology, and how different it is from the Latter. The advantages of the iterative process. Introduction to the Agile Manifesto and 12 principles.

  • Scrum Today and Tomorrow  

    Overview of Scrum, Design Thinking, and Lean Startup – all frameworks and methods of Agile.

Scrum Framework
  • Introduction to Scrum  

    Deeper look at the standard SDLC process (waterfall model/V model) and the struggles companies have with these models. And, why the Agile model can improve value delivery over the traditional methodologies.

  • Scrum Framework & Elements of Scrum  

    Scrum Roles – Scrum Master, Product Owner, and Dev Team. Learn the responsibilities, why each role is important, and how they interact to form the Scrum Team.

  • Scrum Events  

    Scrum Ceremonies – Sprint Planning, Daily Standup, Backlog Refinement, Sprint Review and Retrospective. Learn what takes place in each ceremony, and why its important.

  • Scrum Artifacts  

    Product Backlog, Sprint Backlog and Estimations. Teaches terms like Velocity, Story points, and Planning Poker.

  • Monitoring Sprints  

    Learn how to monitor the team’s progress via Burndown charts, story points, tasks, and Scrum boards.

  • The Origin of Scrum and Definition of Done  

    Re-iterates in detail the Origins of Scrum, Definition of Done for User Stories, and the Scrum Guide by Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland {Give provision to download the copy of this guide}.

Scrum Ceremonies (Simulation)
  • Sprint Planning  

    The Scrum Master and the Product Owner along with the Dev Team will begin the planning of the sprint. They will discuss how much work can be done based on the team’s previous velocity or experience, and prioritization of the Backlog items.

  • Daily Stand Up  

    The Scrum Team meets every morning for 15 minutes to discuss what they are working on, what is completed, and impediments to the Sprint.

  • Sprint Review  

    The Dev Team demos their work from the current Sprint to the Stakeholders and Product Owner for acceptance.

  • Sprint Retrospective  

    The Scrum team reflects on how to improve for the next sprint and discusses what worked well.

  • Product Backlog Grooming  

    This video is a one off from the first four simulations, and the last video in this course. The team is comprised of Super Heroes that come together with the Product Owner and Scrum Master to groom the next set of prioritized User Stories, in order to save the world.

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