Agile Scrum for Beginners
What you'll learn
- Understand what Agile Scrum is.
- Understand the difference between agile-based approaches and traditional project management.
- Understand the key Scrum processes.
- Understand the key Scrum Roles, Artifacts and Events.
- Learn how to be immediately effective in any Scrum-related role.
- No prerequisite knowledge is required.
This course will provide you with the essential knowledge and techniques to successfully perform in any Scrum-related role or environment.
It is ideal for those who may be involved in a Scrum initiative for the first time and who need to be immediately effective, or 'traditional' Project Managers who wish to learn about alternative agile-based approaches to product delivery in order to widen their range of skills, capabilities and employment prospects.
The agile-based approach is covered in depth, and compared and contrasted with more traditional, waterfall-type project management in order to clearly highlight the benefits associated with iterative, incremental Product delivery.
A pragmatic, step-by-step approach is taken throughout the course in order that the student can quickly understand and subsequently utilise core Scrum concepts. All key processes, roles, artifacts and events are first explained to provide a foundational knowledge and understanding, and then incorporated in an example project that takes the student through all key stages of a Scrum initiative.
Throughout the course, 'real-world' behaviour and practises are highlighted to prepare students for what they might encounter in the business world, and enable them to adapt as required.
Quizzes are included throughout to test your knowledge, and on finishing the course, you will also receive a Certificate of Completion.
Who this course is for:
- First-time Scrum Team members who need to be immediately effective.
- Current Project Managers wishing to broaden their range of skills and knowledge.
- Business stakeholders who are, or will be involved in Scrum initiatives.
I am a senior I.T. consultant with over 30 years experience in the I.T. industry. My early career was spent in the UK, working in roles utilising my Physics degree, prior to commencing in I.T. as a Programmer for British Airways where I was responsible for the analysis, design, development and delivery of aircraft engine system software. I subsequently moved into consultancy as a Business Analyst, acquiring an MSc. degree in Business Systems Analysis and Design, and then into project management. I have since been responsible for the successful delivery of major, multi-million dollar projects for some of the largest organisations in New Zealand and the UK.
Since early 2001, I have specialised in portfolio, programme and project management (P3M), with a particular emphasis on the setting up and running of PMOs, combining best-practice methods with supporting portfolio management software to provide effective management and governance of I.T. project portfolios. I also provide project management training and mentoring (both traditional and agile-based) to varied clients, tailored according to specific requirements.
Senior Project Management / Directing, P3M, Business Systems Analysis and Design, Project Management Training / Coaching.
Master of Science (MSc.), Business Systems Analysis and Design, City University, London, England.
Bachelor of Science (BSc.) Honours, Physics, Exeter University, England.
Project Management Professional (PMP), Project Management Institute.
Certified ScrumMaster, Product Owner.
Current member, Mensa New Zealand.