Introduction to Professional Scrum

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Introduction to Professional Scrum

Author: Derek Davidson

This skill path is based on the Professional Scrum Foundations Training learning objectives that were created and published by Scrum.org, and this skill provides the foundational... Read more

What you will learn

  • Scrum foundations
  • Scrum roles and responsibilities
  • Scrum events
  • Scrum artifacts and the Definition of Done
  • Product backlog
  • Scrum anti-patterns

Pre-requisites

No prerequisites needed.

Beginner

In this beginner section we will introduce you to scrum and Scrum Values.

Introducing Scrum

by Derek Davidson

Aug 13, 2019 / 47m

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Description

Need to understand Scrum, or want to appreciate it at a deeper level? In this course, Introducing Scrum, you will learn foundational knowledge of Scrum. First, you will discover the Agile Manifesto and how Scrum helped to frame it. Next, you will learn how empiricism and complexity connect with Scrum. Finally, you will explore how to leverage the Scrum values. When you’re finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of Scrum needed to establish a firm baseline for mastery of the topic.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Introducing Agility
  3. Interpreting the Principles of Agile Software
  4. Describing the Scrum Elements
  5. Outlining Scrum in 5 Minutes
  6. Understanding Empiricism
  7. Connecting Scrum, Empiricism, and Complexity
  8. Committing to the Scrum Values

Intermediate

In this intermediate section we will introduce Scrum Roles and their responsibilities, Scrum Events, Scrum Artifacts and the Definition of Done (DoD), and Product Backlog.

Introducing Scrum Roles

by Derek Davidson

Dec 18, 2019 / 33m

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Scrum consists of roles, events, artifacts, and the rules that bind them together. In this course, Introducing Scrum Roles, you will learn foundational knowledge about the Scrum roles. First, you will discover what each of the roles does. Next, you will learn how the roles interact and the services that they provide to each other. Finally, you will explore how to leverage self-organization and also understand how the Scrum Master categorizes, and manages, impediments. When you are finished with this course, you will have the knowledge of Scrum roles needed to complete your understanding of Scrum.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Product Owner: Role and Responsibilities
  3. Scrum Master: Role and Responsibilities
  4. Development Team: Roles and Responsibilities
  5. Examining Interactions Between Scrum Roles
  6. Managing Impediments as a Scrum Master
  7. Defining and Understanding Self-organization

Introducing Scrum Events

by Derek Davidson

Apr 10, 2020 / 41m

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Scrum Events are used to create regularity and minimize the need for meetings not defined in Scrum. In this course, Introducing Scrum Events, you will learn to understand the events and their purpose. First, you will discover the what and why of the Sprint. Next, you will learn the what and why of the remaining events that exist inside a Sprint. Finally, you will explore how to connect the Scrum events with the pillars of empiricism. When you’re finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of Scrum events needed to understand their implementation and purpose.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Outlining the Events in Scrum
  3. Distinguishing the Scrum Sprint
  4. Articulating the Sprint Planning Event
  5. Appraising the Daily Scrum Event
  6. Explaining the Sprint Review Event
  7. Discovering the Sprint Retrospective Event
  8. Comparing Techniques Usable in a Sprint

Introducing Scrum Artifacts and the Definition of Done

by Derek Davidson

May 7, 2020 / 24m

24m

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Everyone hears about inspection and adaptation when talking about agile or Scrum. But where does the transparency come from? Also, how do we know when work is really done?

In this course, Introducing Scrum Artifacts and the Definition of Done, you will learn foundational knowledge of the Scrum Artifacts and the Definition of Done.

  • First, you will discover how the Scrum Artifacts provide transparency.
  • Next, you will explore why this is so important to a successful implementation of Scrum.
  • Finally, you will learn how to craft a definition of "done".

When you’re finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of the Scrum Artifacts and the Definition of "Done" needed to apply Scrum well.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Outlining the Artifacts in Scrum
  3. Understand the Definition of Done

Introducing the Product Backlog

by Derek Davidson

May 21, 2020 / 45m

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Probably the primary focus element in Scrum is the Product Backlog. Get that right, and everything else becomes much easier. In this course, Introducing the Product Backlog, you will learn techniques for Product Backlog and Release management. First, you will discover the detail needed for Product Backlog Items and why Product Backlog Refinement is so important. Next, you will learn a number of techniques for managing the Product Backlog, including defining value, the user story template and Product Backlog ordering. Finally, you will explore how to manage Releases. When you’re finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of Product Backlog and Release Management needed to help you implement Scrum successfully.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Understand Product Backlog Management
  3. Apply a Variety of Techniques for Managing the Backlog
  4. Understand Release Management and Practices

Advanced

In this advanced section we will cover how to start implementing Scrum and avoid Scrum Anti-Patterns.

Implementing Scrum and Avoiding Scrum Anti-Patterns

by Derek Davidson

Jun 4, 2020 / 34m

34m

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Description

Learning Scrum is one thing, applying it is something else entirely. This course provides proven tips and techniques for applying your knowledge of Scrum effectively.

In this course, Implementing Scrum and Avoiding Scrum Anti-Patterns, you will learn foundational knowledge of the application of Scrum.

First, you will discover common Scrum anti-patterns and how to address them. Next, you will learn approaches for applying Scrum in a traditional organization. Finally, you will explore the meaning of Scrum at scale as well as gaining valuable tips for taking the Professional Scrum Master level 1 assessment

When you’re finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge to apply your understanding of Scrum.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Understand Scrum Anti-Patterns
  3. Understand the Meaning of Scrum at Scale
  4. Understand Approaches for Implementing the Agile Enterprise in a Traditional Organization
  5. Tips for Passing the PSM I Assessment
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