Complementary Practices for Succeeding with Scrum

Is boilerplate Scrum meeting all your needs? Do you have more complex scenarios than out-of-the-box Scrum solves for? If so, this course is for you. Learn how to augment Scrum and get even more from your Agile practices.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
May 10, 2019
Duration
3h 16m
Table of contents
Course Overview
Addressing Common Misconceptions
We Use Scrum, But…
Defining Sprint Boundaries
Refining the Backlog
Rethinking Sprint Planning
Making Standups Effective
Holding Valuable Sprint Reviews
Getting the Most from Sprint Retrospectives
Rethinking Scrum’s Artifacts
Improving Engineering Practices
Adopting Tools for Enterprise Adoption
Combining Scrum with Other Practices
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
May 10, 2019
Duration
3h 16m
Description

Scrum doesn't solve for all situations the same way and many teams get confused by this, causing them to ultimately abandon Scrum. In this course, Complementary Practices for Succeeding with Scrum, you will gain the ability to combine Scrum with new practices that will accelerate your team and renew your Agile practice. First, you will learn the truth behind some myths of Scrum. Next, we look at Scrum as an extensible framework you can build on. Finally, we'll explore new techniques and how to augment Scrum with the right practices for the right situations. When you're finished with this course, you will have the knowledge of an Agile leader who can improve the operations of your entire enterprise.

About the author
About the author

David Starr has worked in technology leadership positions for over 20 years. He specializes in agile software development practices, patterns and practices, and judicious application of various technologies within development teams. He is a 5 time Microsoft MVP in Visual Studio and a technical instructor with Pluralsight where he focuses on the software development practices and developer tooling curricula. David blogs at ElegantCode.com, is a frequent contributor at conferences and a frequent writer. He has successfully led many product development teams and is a technical learning professional.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone. My name is David Starr, and welcome to my course, Complementary Practices for Succeeding with Scrum. I'm a principal software architect at Microsoft who's had a lot of experience with Scrum and agile at Microsoft and many other places. As an independent trainer, coach, and a numerous times Scrum-team member, I just had to create this real- world course. This course is exciting because it explores areas you wouldn't find in typical training by looking at real-world scenarios. We'll look at things that should directly apply to you no matter your role or even if you don't know what that is yet. Some of the major topics we'll cover include Scrum as a framework to add on to, and we'll learn new ways to conduct most all Scrum meetings to improve upon them. And we'll look deeper into the roles people play in Scrum and the tools that make them successful. Finally, you'll get a chance to see how much you know about Scrum. By the end of this course, you should be ready to get out there in your company and make a difference, start building the little fires that will light the company by starting with a few new Scrum teams, then take the value proposition to the executives; bottom down just works. Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with the fundamentals of Scrum as described in Scrum Foundations. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn ways to augment your Scrum practice and make it more effective with the Complementary Practices for Succeeding with Scrum course, at Pluralsight.