Scrum Overview

With Jenny Stuart


Most companies do a version of Scrum that is rife with hiccups, question marks, and missed expectations. Jump start Scrum with Scrum Overview.

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Overview

An intentionally-minimal project management framework, Scrum works in a diverse set of software development domains and industries, enabling teams to address complex adaptive problems while delivering products of the highest possible value. In this overview course by Jenny Stuart—who has been helping teams transition to Scrum since 2003—you’ll learn about all of the Scrum framework’s elements—its roles, events, and artifacts—as well as their purpose: how they’re all bound together to make Scrum hum.

The course also covers Scrum adoption considerations (including the role of feedback and the types of timelines used in Scrum), techniques for developing requirements in Scrum, Agile estimation techniques, and possible adoption pitfalls. In short, you’ll learn what’s different about Scrum and what makes it so effective.

Benefits

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the Scrum framework, its rules and its benefits
  • Describe how work is estimated, planned, and executed in projects using Scrum
  • Apply some best practices to implement Scrum events and artifacts
  • Plan, execute, and track progress of Sprint commitments effectively

Who Is This Course For?

This is a good course for those with little or no Scrum experience and those not currently in any of the Scrum roles (Scrum Master, Product Owner, or Development Team member), including individuals who need to support Scrum teams. If you want to go deeper with Scrum, follow this course with Construx OnDemand’s Scrum Boot Camp.

If you’re already experienced with Scrum, you’ll find that this course is a refresher. Definitely follow this course with Scrum Boot Camp, which will teach you what you need to know to become certified in Scrum.

If you’re a Scrum Product Owner or want to become one, Construx OnDemand’s Product Owner Boot Camp drills down into the detailed information needed to successfully plan releases, reflect stakeholder priorities, ensure the team builds the right product, and communicate with project stakeholders.

Related Courses

For more on developing requirements in Agile scenarios such as Scrum, see Agile Requirements Boot Camp, which teaches you the following techniques: using the Agile Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), story mapping to define project scope, writing user stories, sizing stories (agile estimation), and developing acceptance criteria for user stories.

Resources: Course workbook
Duration: 3h 10m

Instructor

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Jenny Stuart

Vice President of Consulting
About Jenny

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