Agile and Scrum: Understanding the basics easily

An introduction to the Agile Manifesto, the Scrum Framework, Scrum Roles and meetings as well as the Scrum values.
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  • Lectures 20
  • Length 33 mins
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 11/2014 English

Course Description

Have you heard the words agile and Scrum being used around your workplace, but you have no idea what they mean?

This course will help you understand the basics of agile and how Scrum fits into it. We specifically designed this course to be easily understood by complete beginners.

In less than one hour's time you will be able to explain the Agile Manifesto and the Scrum Framework. You'll know the five Scrum Values and have a understanding of the three roles in Scrum so you know who does what.

You will also get a Course Workbook to make notes in and do exercises in. Each section has a video lesson and exercises and questions to help cement your learning.

At the end we have a short quiz for you to do, as well as suggestions to further your learning in the world of agile and scrum.

We give you our personal guarantee that this course will give you a great understanding of agile and Scrum. If not, you have 30 days to get a full refund, no questions asked, from Udemy.

What are the requirements?

  • Students need to have heard of agile and scrum, but not know the details.
  • Students will need to print out the Course Workbook (included in the first section) to fully participate in the course.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • What the Agile Manifesto is
  • What Scrum is and how it fits in with agile
  • The five Scrum values
  • The Scrum Framework and all the meetings involved
  • The three Scrum roles and their responsibilities

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is for those who have heard of agile and scrum but are not sure what they are or how they fit together.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction
18 pages

You can download this, print it out and use it as you complete the course. It includes exercises for each section.

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Section 2: Agile Manifesto
Manifesto Exercise
Manifesto Lesson
Section 3: Scrum Values
Fill in
Scrum Values Lesson
Easy way to remember
Section 4: Scrum Framework
Fill in
Scrum Framework Lesson
Section 5: Scrum Roles
The 3 Roles
Scrum Roles Lesson
Whose job is it?
Section 6: Conclusion
Quiz to test knowledge
10 questions
Where to from here?
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Instructor Biography

Samantha Laing, Agile coach and trainer

My passion for agile is lived daily at Growing Agile. My personal motto is ‘be brave’, and I embody this by taking on challenges one small step at a time. On weekends you can find me trail running on a mountain with my 3 dogs.

I regularly speak at international agile conferences and have co-authored a number of books on agile and Scrum. My experience lies mainly in working with teams, Product Owners, Scrum Masters and Managers.

Published Books:

  • Growing Agile: A Coach's Guide to Training Scrum
  • Growing Agile: A Coach's Guide to Agile Requirements
  • Growing Agile: A Coach's Guide to Mastering Backlogs
  • Growing Agile: A Coach's Guide to Release Planning
  • Growing Agile: A Coach's Guide to Agile Testing
  • Collaboration Games

Instructor Biography

Karen Greaves, Agile coach and trainer

I'm an Agile Trainer and Coach at Growing Agile. I have worked in the software industry for more than 15 years as a tester, developer, project manager, development manager, ScrumMaster and Product Owner, and have be using agile techniques since 2002 when I first worked on an eXtreme programming team.

I have been coaching agile teams and individuals since 2008, and have co-authored a number of books for agile coaches


  • Collaboration Games
  • Growing Agile: A Coach's Guide to Training Scrum
  • Growing Agile: A Coach's Guide to Agile Requirements
  • Growing Agile: A Coach's Guide to Agile Testing
  • Growing Agile: A Coach's Guide to Mastering Backlogs
  • Growing Agile: A Coach's Guide to Release Planning
  • Who is Agile South Africa

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