Introduction to Scrum and Agile
What you'll learn
- By the end of this course, you will be able to explain what it means to be Agile
- You will have a solid overview of how to do Scrum including its roles, meetings, framework, and underpinnings
- You will gain considerable insight on sizing and estimating in Scrum
- The course video and accompanying .pdf handout should be accessible to anyone with an up-to-date browser and .pdf reader
- No specific Agile or Scrum knowledge are necessary to get something useful from the course
- This course is most applicable to people in the software or product development world
I’m Scott Dunn. I’m a certified Scrum trainer and Agile coach. I do public training, such as the certified scrum master and the certified product owner class, as well as private trainings in companies across the nation.
In this class, I will give you and your team enough information to baseline everyone, and let you get going with Scrum and Agile: what it means to be Agile, what Scrum is and how it is Agile, the roles and the meetings in Scrum, and the underpinnings and requirements of Scrum.
In the class videos, I try to incorporate my usual engaging style with lots of examples and stories. We’ve created an accompanying .pdf handout to give you some walk away notes and resources to dive in deeper on the points that interest you in particular. This video could be used with teams or management to help get everyone on the same page about what it means to be Agile and implement Scrum.
Students will fill in blanks and diagrams on the handout as they follow along with the videos. Students will complete several application exercises throughout the course. The video run time is a little over an hour... about 70 minutes. If students do all the exercises, they should be able to finish in less than 2 hours.
We're going to cover all this and more in a one hour baseline overview that I hope is something that gives you a good sense of what Agile is, what it means to be Agile, and how we do Scrum. This course is not just for individuals, but hopefully for teams as well, to iron out some of the problems that they might face going forward.
I will be circling back to the class discussion area around once a week to respond to discussions and provide additional input. If any student wants to get immediate contact with me, I am available via Google + https://plus.google.com/+Rocketninesolutions/videos, as well as, email scott@RocketNineSolutions.com ,Blog http://scottdunn.blogspot.com/ , and Twitter: @sdunnrocket9
Who this course is for:
- Anyone who is starting to use Scrum or Agile practices in the software and product development world
- The practicing Scrum team member or ScrumMaster who wants a tool to help others understand the Scrum process
Scott Dunn leads Rocket Nine Solutions: an agile consulting company based in Orange County, California. We have provided training in Scrum for teams in the entertainment, interactive, new media, finance and healthcare industries in Los Angeles, Orange County, Inland Empire, San Diego and the rest of the Southern California region. We have coached agile adoptions for large, distributed teams as well as start-ups. Our specialty is strengths-based teams, individual growth, the new role of agile managers and agile product management, leveraging our real world experience in positions of product management, marketing, management and architecture.