Agile & Scrum in Depth: Guide, Simulation and Best Practices
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Agile & Scrum in Depth: Guide, Simulation and Best Practices

Learn scrum and best methods to apply in your team right away. Become an effective Scrum Master or Product Owner
4.6 (62 ratings)
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Created by Ignacio Paz
Last updated 8/2020
English [Auto]
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This course includes
  • 5 hours on-demand video
  • 6 articles
  • 3 downloadable resources
  • 2 Practice Tests
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Agile
  • Scrum
  • Scrum Certifications
  • Scrum Roles
  • Scrum Events
  • Build Scrum Events Agenda and calendar
  • Scrum Artifacts
  • Product Vision
  • Product Backlog Management
  • Release Backlog
  • Complete Scrum Sprint Simulation
  • How a team works
  • Tools for Scrum
  • User Stories
  • Estimating the Value
  • Estimating the effort with Planning Poker
  • How to facilitate a Daily Scrum
  • How to make a Sprint Planning
  • How to run a Sprint Review
  • Prepare and facilitate a Retrospective
  • Dealing with Stakeholders
  • Desire to learn Scrum

Are you looking to learn agile and scrum but you are disappointed that most of courses are not practical? Do you want to know which methods to implement in Scrum? Would you like to see a scrum team in action to learn from them?

In this course we will learn every secret about Agile and Scrum and we will see a simulation of Scrum Team working with the best practices and methods while building a product and taking decisions to overcome situations and improve. You will be able to replicate their process in your team very easily.

During the course you will take PSM1 mock exams and use templates to create key techniques and artifacts like a product vision, product backlog, scrum board, release backlog, definition of ready, definition of done and many others that will make a difference in your role as a Product Owner or Scrum master.

True Scrum: This course is totally aligned with the latest version of the scrum guide.

What you will learn?

  1. Origins of Agile: What are the key concepts, philosophy and knowledge that are behind Agile.

  2. Two approaches of Work - A Game for you: A Game to learn some agile values and the differences with waterfall model.

  3. Agile Investment Model: How agile contributes to the economic success of a project, product and investors. How an agile vendor contract typically looks like.

  4. What is Agile?: The core concepts and values to understand agile.

  5. Scrum Certifications: A summary of the most important Scrum certifications and a guide with mock exams to practice for it.

  6. Introduction to Scrum: A walkthrough throw scrum including an overview to the roles, ceremonies and artifacts.

  7. Scrum Roles: What each role is expected to do in Scrum and how they collaborate to each other.

  8. Scrum Events: How the team members of a scrum team collaborate in specific meetings to take decisions about the product they are building and improve constantly.

  9. Scrum Events Agenda: An overview and practice of how the events look in sprints of 2 and 1 weeks and tips to organize them.

  10. Scrum Artifacts: The artifacts in Scrum, who should manage each of them. Including a template to create your definition of done.

  11. Defining the Product Vision: Defining a Product vision is a key technique for any scrum team to understand where they are going, what they are building and the impact they want to do with it. This section shows a method and example to create a Product Vision.

  12. Product Backlog Management and Release Backlog - How to Maximize the Value: A workshop and full example though a method and technique to prioritize the Product backlog in order to maximize value and define upcoming releases.

    1. Estimate Value

    2. Estimate effort of the Product Backlog

    3. Order and Maximize the value

  13. Scrum Sprint Simulation: Team Product and Example: A complete sprint simulation with a scrum team working on a product, taking decisions and improving.

    1. User Stories

    2. Planning Poker and story points estimation

    3. Estimate Value

    4. Order the Product Backlog

    5. Deal with Stakeholders

    6. How to plan a sprint

    7. How to make a daily scrum

    8. How to make Product Backlog Refinement

    9. How to facilitate the Sprint Review

    10. How to prepare and facilitate the Retrospective

  14. Tools: a list of tools to use with Scrum or remote work.

What you will you create and do?

  • Exercise to compare agile vs. waterfall.

  • Take mock exams for PSM1 Scrum certifications

  • Create an assessment of scrum roles for you or other team members.

  • Create the agenda and calendar for scrum events.

  • Create a Definition of done.

  • Create a Product Vision

  • Create and organize the Product backlog

  • Create User stories.

  • Estimate the size of User Stories.

  • Estimate and Maximize the value of User Stories

  • Create a Sprint Backlog and task board.

  • Create a Release Backlog.

  • Create an assessment of your Scrum Implementation and which methods implement with actions.

  • Create a Definition of Ready with a Template.

  • Create a Product Backlog and Sprint Backlog

  • Create a Retrospective structure with activities.

  • Practice with PSM1 alike exam

This course is specifically for:

  • People that want to see how a pragmatic Scrum team really works.

  • People that wants to take a scrum certification like PSM1 or CSM.

  • People that want to see methods to use in Scrum.

  • People that know scrum framework and theory and want to see best practices.

  • Product Owners, Project Managers, Scrum master, Team members, developers Entrepreneurs.

  • People looking to learn more about Scrum or how to implement scrum.

Why taking the class? What you will gain?

  • Understanding how to implement Scrum with best practices.

  • Resources and templates to apply to a Scrum Team.

  • Understanding of how a Scrum team works.

  • Ideas to use in your Scrum team.

  • Ideas to facilitate Scrum Events.

About me

Hi, my name is Ignacio.

My main goal is to help you with new knowledge that you can apply at work and be a successful and professional leader.

I led, coached, led and managed Agile projects and scrum teams since 2005 for customers from all over the world.

During my career of intensive learning I got many advanced scrum certifications including Certified Scrum Professional Scrum Master, Certified Professional Scrum Product Owner and Certified Agile Leadership.

I worked 15 years as a Professor for Agile Methodologies and Systems design.

I love to teach Agile and Scrum and I designed a lot of hours of training that I am bringing online. I prefer to teach with games and activities that can simulate the real world.

I trained hundreds of students in Agile that became top professionals in the industry.
Teaching what I learned in my 20 years of experience allows the students to gain realistic learning that they can apply at work.


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Who this course is for:
  • People interested in Agile and Scrum
  • People that are looking to get a Scrum certification
  • People that is familiar with Scrum and looking for some practical tips and techniques
  • Agile and Scrum Coaches, Scrum Master, Product Owners, Product Managers, Project Manager, Managers, Directors, Developers, Architects
Course content
Expand all 113 lectures 05:04:46
+ Introduction
2 lectures 05:17
Summary of Templates, exercises and resources
+ Fundamentals of Agile
4 lectures 09:11

Edward W. Deming


Plan do check act

Waterfall model

Contexts for Waterfall: Certainty and cheap to modify

Uncertainty in complex adaptive problems

Software poducts are not certain but cheap to mofidy

Build software is like opening a door to a new universe

Certainty vs Uncertainty

Lineal vs. Iterative development

Modular vs. Incremental development

Preview 03:10
+ (Optional) A Game for you: Learn agile values with a simple game
7 lectures 19:16
Two approaches of Work - Learning Objectives

For this game, follow the instructions in the video.

To work on it, you can use one of these tools:

  1. Pen and paper.

  2. Template from google drive (link in resources). Go to menu "File > make a copy" to work on your own copy.

  3. Or you can also download the excel version from resources.

A Game for you - Part 1
A Game for you - Part 2
Activity: Reflect on the game
Conclusions on the approaches

Use the Stakeholders tab form the template or excel file.

Activity: Impact on Stakeholders
Activity Review: Impact on Stakeholders
+ Agile Investment Model
4 lectures 09:19
Agile Investment Model - Learning Objectives
Investment Options
Fixed Price Contract vs. Agile Contract
Investment in Software
+ What is Agile?
9 lectures 11:13
Agile - Learning Objectives
Activity: What is Agile and What is not
Learn about the agile values with a small puzzle game
Agile Values Puzzle
2 questions

Learn about Agile values by validating your assumptions before looking into the theory

Agile Values Quiz - Check your assumptions vs. Agile values
8 questions

Agile Manifesto

Agile Values

Agile Principles

The Agile Manifesto: 4 Values
Activity: Agile Manifesto - Values Survey
Activity - Agile Manifesto 12 Principles puzzle

Puzzle activity to get familiar with the 12 principles of the Agile Manifesto

Activity: Agile Manifesto Principles Puzzle
Agile Manifesto: 12 Principles
The Agile Mindset
Validate What is agile and what is not
+ Scrum Certifications
2 lectures 07:30
Scrum Certifications
PSM1 and CSM Certification Preparation: Mock exams and Cheat Sheet
+ Introduction to Scrum
9 lectures 22:23
Introduction to Scrum - Learning Objectives
Initial Assessment of your knowledge of Scrum and goals with this course.
Initial Scrum Assessment
1 question
Scrum Framework
Scrum Roles - Overview
Uses of Scrum
When to Use Scrum
Scrum Values

The Scrum values are meant to be self-explanatory.

1) Please reflect about them: Commitment, Courage, Focus, Respect, Openness.

2) Match the definition to the value that makes more sense to you.

Scrum Values Quiz
5 questions
Scrum Theory Quiz
9 questions
+ Scrum Culture
4 lectures 05:35
Scrum Culture - Learning Objectives
Scrum is very easy and very hard
Agile is about people
Scrum Implementations: Scrum-but, cosmetic scrum, agile fertile soil
+ Scrum Roles
7 lectures 13:02
Scrum Roles - Learning Objectives
Product Owner
Development Team
Scrum Master
Scrum Team
Other Roles outside Scrum
Select your desired scrum role: Select the Scrum Role that you would like to become or improve and create actions.
Create your Self-assessment of a Scrum Role
3 questions
Scrum Roles Quiz
7 questions
A small break. How's it going?
+ Scrum Events
10 lectures 18:27
Scrum Events - Learning Objectives
Overview of Scrum Events
Sprint Planning
Cancelling a Sprint
Daily Scrum
Sprint Review
Sprint Retrospective
Product Backlog Refinement (not an event but an ongoing process)
Scrum Events Quiz
14 questions