Scrum 101- A fundamental look at the agile Scrum Master role
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Scrum 101- A fundamental look at the agile Scrum Master role

A simple grounding in Scrum Master basics. A first step in your Scrum certification for agile project management newbies
4.4 (381 ratings)
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Created by David Keenan
Last updated 3/2020
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 6 articles
  • 21 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • A fundamental understanding of Scrum theory, definitions and the Scrum Values as per the Scrum guide
  • This new course, developed in 2019 is specifically designed around the Scrum guide. We use a combination of animated videos (not just power-point with voice-overs), audio, fact-sheets and quizzes to breakdown Scrum and the Scrum Master role and present it in a way that helps you to fully understand Scrum
  • Learn how to get a Certification in Scrum without paying out thousands of dollars
  • A deep dive into the history of Scrum focusing on topics like Lean, Waterfall and the emergence of Agile
  • A thorough review of the 3 roles, the 5 events and the 3 artifacts that make up Scrum
  • An A to Z of Scrum and the role of the Scrum Master, 100% focused on the current version of the Scrum Guide,the definitive guide to Scrum. Anything else just isn't Scrum!
Requirements
  • No Prerequisites or requirements
Description

Let me be up front about this course. I cannot teach you everything about being a Scrum Master in an hour or two. I doubt if anyone can. But what I have done is taken the Scrum guide, which is the core of Scrum, stripped it down to the bone and rebuilt it, trying to give lessons that cover all the Scrum basics in a simple and easy to understand set of lessons.

That being said, it is comprehensive in covering all areas of Scrum basics, starting with the history of Scrum, moving onto definitions, theory and values, before a deep dive into the the 3 Scrum roles, the 5 Scrum events and the 3 Scrum Artifacts.

I have cross referenced this course with a number of the popular Scrum master certifications like the PSM1 and the CSM to make sure it covers all the areas needed.

You should take this course if you want a thorough understanding of what Scrum is, either as a beginner, perhaps joining an agile environment for the first time or as a Scrum Master who wants to improve their core knowledge of Scrum.

If you are taking your first scrum master certification, I have also designed another course which provides over 120 exam questions and answers. We believe that these two go hand in hand. The aim is that, at the end, you will be able to pass an exam (like the professional Scrum master (PSM1) exam*)

This new course is developed in Sept 2019. We use a combination of animation videos (not just power-point with voice-overs), audio, fact-sheets and quizzes to breakdown Scrum and the Scrum Master role and present it in a way that helps you to fully understand Scrum


So, if this what you need, I hope you enjoy!

Dave



*Please note, we are not affiliated with Scrum dot org or the Scrum Alliance etc. Though our course is perfectly suited to those about to take their initial Scrum Master certification

Who this course is for:
  • For any Scrum student who is entering an agile environment for the first time, this is a great introduction
  • Perfect preparation course for students who are preparing to take their initial Scrum Master certification exams
  • Scrum Masters and for agile practitioners who want to have a complete and thorough grounding of the Scrum guide, the scrum body of knowledge
  • For any student who does not wish to spend a thousand plus of dollars to get up to speed in Scrum, then this is the course for you
  • NB: Though this course will help to prepare you for certification like the PSM1 from Scrum,org, it is not affiliated to this organisation
Course content
Expand all 33 lectures 01:51:52
+ An Overview of Scrum
7 lectures 25:41

In this short video, we help you to understand if this is the right course for you.

The course focuses on students who are new to Scrum and wish to gain a thorough understanding as per the Scrum Guide, the Scrum Holy Grail. It is also extremely suited to those who are taking their first Scrum certification, whether it is the PSM1 from Scrum.org or the CSM exam.

Preview 02:54

Note from Dave: As we started to put the timeline for this video together I realised that it would not be complete without including Lean.

I do get asked quite often about the difference between Agile and Lean. I wont specifically address that question here. But I will just say that both Lean and Agile were built on different values and different principles and that each evolved a set of practices based on those values and principles. A few examples would be Scrum and Kanban.

The fact that many of the practices can be said to be a member of both is a testament to the similarity in the core ideals!

The differences in the practices could also be partly put down to the generation gap between the two!

With Lean starting in the 1950s when problem solving was in what we call the complicated phase of problem solving to Agile, in this new century where we have moved into the complex zone with different problem solving practices needed


Enjoy!

Dave

Preview 07:26

A brief look at the five Scrum Values: Commitment, Courage, Focus, Respect and Openness

The Scrum Values
01:54

Before there was Agile, there was the Waterfall Model for delivering projects in a sequential manner. Many of you will have heard it being mentioned before but might not fully understand it.

Waterfall project management

  1. Complicated versus complex problems

  2. The beginning of waterfall

  3. The 6 sequential stages

  4. Pros and Cons

  5. The evolution of development

Bonus Video: What is the Waterfall Model in Project Management
07:55
Notes: What is Scrum?
00:21
Notes: History and Uses of Scrum
01:04
Scrum Overview
4 questions
+ Scrum Roles
6 lectures 17:18
Roles overview
02:25
Product Owner
03:10
Development Team
03:47
Development Team Size
01:36
Scrum Master
01:57

A deep dive into the role of the Scrum Master and their relationship with the Product Owner, the Development Team and the wider Organisation

The Scrum Master's relationship with all parties
04:23
Scrum Roles
5 questions
+ Scrum Events
8 lectures 28:50
Events Overview
01:54
The Sprint
06:43
Sprint Planning
06:33
The Sprint Goal
02:12
The Daily Scrum
04:24
The Sprint Review
04:27
The Sprint Retrospective
02:07
Notes: Cancelling the Sprint
00:30
Scrum Events
5 questions
+ Scrum Artifacts
9 lectures 22:07
Scrum Artifacts Overview
02:28
Product Backlog
04:45
The Sprint Backlog
01:56
Notes: Sprint Backlog
01:12
The increment
02:18
The Definition of Done (DOD)
04:12
Definitions of Done Relationships
01:50
Monitoring Progress towards a goal
02:27
Notes: Monitoring Progress towards a Goal
00:59
Scrum Artifacts
5 questions
+ Additional Information
2 lectures 12:24

Some additional information on the tpes of Scrum Master certifications that are out there and a deeper dive into three of the main qualifications, the PSM1, The CSM and the SSM

An overview on Scrum Master certifications
06:56

Before you read through this list, please be aware that not all Scrum teams will use all ten activities. In fact, some of them are debated in the agile world as unnecessary, red tape etc.

Some of them have sections dedicated to them in the Scrum guide while others don't even get a look in. But they are all very useful and I would say that they are all worthy of consideration, let your experience as a Scrum Master dictate your whether you use or dismiss!

Bonus -10 things to consider on day one of Scrum
05:28