PMI-ACP Certification: The Scrum Development Process
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PMI-ACP Certification: The Scrum Development Process

Agile Certified Practitioner Certification Program (PMI-ACP) - Course 3 of 8 - The Scrum Development Process
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Created by Sorin Dumitrascu
Last updated 7/2017
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  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 3 Articles
  • 48 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
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  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand Scrum team roles and their corresponding responsibilities, identify guidelines for effective stakeholder communication and match project activities with their corresponding phases in the Scrum development process.
  • Recognize activities that take place during the pre-game phase of a Scrum project, describe the activities that take place during a sprint, identify the characteristics of the charts used in Scrum to track progress and match Scrum tracking metrics with corresponding descriptions.
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Requirements
  • Useful but not compulsory to study before - Course 1: Agile Project Management Essentials and Course 2 - Adopting an Agile Approach
  • This is course 3 of 8 from the Agile Project Management - The PMI-ACP (Agile Certified Practitioner) Certification Program
  • Courses under development - Course 4: Project Initiating and Requirements Gathering; Course 5: Planning and Monitoring Iterations on an Agile Project; Course 6: Leading an Agile Team; Course 7: Managing Stakeholder Engagement on an Agile Project
Description

Welcome to the course on The Scrum Development Process. This is the third course of a series of eight that will form the Agile Project Management - The PMI-ACP (Agile Certified Practitioner) Certification Program.Who is your instructor?

An overview of the Scrum development process.

Scrum is one of the most popular agile methodologies to date, with tools and techniques applicable to more than just software development projects. 

This course will assist prospective Scrum masters, product owners, and team members with the understanding of core Scrum practices. This includes an outline of the roles and responsibilities of members of the Scrum team, the importance of good communication, and the role of project stakeholders. 

The course divides the Scrum development process into three major phases: pre-game, game, and post-game. It describes the activities performed in each phase, but particularly examines the activities and tools of the game phase.

Scrum basics covered include the use of product and sprint backlogs, the use of iterative development in the form of sprints, performing daily stand-up meetings, the use of sprint reviews and retrospectives, and using Scrum task boards and burn-down charts for monitoring and reporting project progress.

Who is your instructor?

My name is Sorin, and I will be your instructor. I am a trainer and project manager with more than 10 years of experience. Before Udemy, I trained hundreds of people in a classroom environment – civil servants, managers, project workers, aid workers and many more. And I managed projects in the fields of justice, corrections, regional development and human resources development.

How will you benefit?

This course is intended for project managers, program managers, or anyone who wants to efficiently participate in agile projects. It is aligned with the Agile Certified Practitioner exam objectives developed by the Project Management Institute® and Certified ScrumMaster learning objectives.

Training videos, examples, exercices and quizzes will help you learn all about the Scrum development process. And, if you take your time to go through all the learning materials this will entitle you to claim 5 PDU’s for the PMI certification exams and to maintain your PMI certification.

So, thank you for considering this course! Now, go ahead, and hit that "Take This Course" button. And, see you on the inside.

Who is the target audience?
  • Intended for project managers, program managers, or anyone who wants to efficiently participate in agile projects.
  • Aligned with the Agile Certified Practitioner exam objectives developed by the Project Management Institute® and Certified ScrumMaster learning objectives
  • Will entitle you to claim 5 PDU’s for the PMI certification exams and to maintain your PMI certification
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Curriculum For This Course
26 Lectures
02:10:18
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Introduction to the Course
3 Lectures 15:05

This video will help you understand better the content of the other courses that will form this Agile Project Management - The PMI-ACP (Agile Certified Practitioner) Certification Program.

Preview 10:22

There are two main parts: one is called Managing a scrum project and the other The Scrum Process in Action.

Preview 01:26

You might know this. I’m adding it to any course in the introductory section. But, just in case some suggestions to improve your learning.

Preview 03:17

There are two main parts: one is called Managing a scrum project and the other The Scrum Process in Action.

Course Overview
3 questions
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Managing a Scrum Project
10 Lectures 52:01

The term "scrum" originates from the rugby formation, in which a team's players work together to gain possession of the ball. The agile methodology of Scrum borrows this term to describe a framework of project management processes and techniques. Scrum enables project teams to develop complex products quickly and efficiently, to adapt to change, and to regularly deliver value to customers in the form of working products. 

Defining Scrum
06:38

The product owner is usually a customer representative, whose main focus is to represent the interests of the customer throughout the development process. The product owner measures how well a project performs in terms of return on investment, or ROI. 

The product owner
02:33

In a Scrum team, the Scrum Master is the expert on all Scrum-related issues and ensures that everyone works according to Scrum principles and practices. He or she should also shield the development team from external processes and control, so they can fully concentrate on development. The Scrum Master may be a member of the development team.

The Scrum Master
02:28

A Scrum team usually consists of five to nine individuals who share the responsibility for developing a product and delivering it to the product owner at the end of each sprint. The optimal team is self- organizing and cross-functional. 

The development team
02:35

You're working as a Scrum Master on a project that involves developing tracking software for a transport company. 

The Scrum team in practice
05:54

In the Scrum approach, effective communication is vital for ensuring that a Scrum team understands customer requirements, and that development team members can work together efficiently to solve complex problems.

Communicating with stakeholders
09:47

The role of Scrum meetings is to ensure communication flows smoothly between the different stakeholders and team members. There are five types of Scrum meetings – the sprint planning meeting, the daily standup meeting, the Scrum of Scrums, the sprint review meeting, and the sprint retrospective

Scrum meetings
07:39

The core of Scrum, originally referred to as the "game" by its creators, describes how to prepare and run Sprints. While not officially described as such in the Scrum guide, the phases of a Scrum project cycle could be considered and are sometimes described as pre-game, game, and post-game.

The pre-game phase
05:01

The game phase refers to the sprint, or development, phase. This is when the development team plans each sprint and proceeds to create functioning product deliverables, also called potentially shippable product increments. 

The game phase
05:10

The work needed after a sprint or series of sprints to release the product, is sometimes referred to as the post-game phase. 

The post-game phase
04:16

Understand Scrum team roles, guidelines for effective stakeholder communication, project activities and phases in the Scrum development process

Managing a Scrum Project
10 questions
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The Scrum Process in Action
10 Lectures 59:18

At the start of a new Scrum project, some initial planning and design must take place in order to define a project goal and product backlog for the project. 

Pre-game planning
12:46

Once the product owner has compiled project requirements, the development team reviews the backlog and creates a high-level design for the product to be developed. 

Developing a high-level design
08:25

The game phase is where the core Scrum practices exist and where the bulk of the work is done. The development team plans each sprint, meets regularly, and creates functioning deliverables. And at the end of each sprint, it delivers the results to the customer, or a customer representative, for review. The process is iterative, with a product developed incrementally over multiple sprints. 

Sprint planning
04:34

During the course of a sprint, the members of a Scrum team meet to discuss task progress and any issues that are preventing tasks from being completed.  

Daily standup meetings
04:20

Ongoing testing and the adaptation based on test results is a key principle of most agile methodologies, including Scrum. During the game phase of the Scrum development process, this principle is implemented in two ways – through unit testing and sprint reviews.

Unit tests and sprint reviews
04:58

After each sprint review meeting, the Scrum Master conducts a sprint retrospective with the development team to discuss how the sprint went and how it could have been improved. This helps the team formulate best practices it can apply during the next sprint, in keeping with the agile principle of continuous improvement. 

Sprint retrospectives and closure
04:14

At any point in a project, it's important to know how the project is progressing. That way, team members can make necessary adjustments – and other stakeholders can verify that everything is on track. Scrum teams use various highly visual tools to track their progress during each sprint. These include burndown charts and various progress charts. 

Burndown charts
06:15

As well as burndown charts, a Scrum team may use various progress charts - to track its progress in completing the tasks in each sprint

Both burndown charts and progress charts let you compare actual and estimated values, and both provide a quick, highly visual way to track progress. 

Progress charts
04:18

When practicing Scrum we can make the sprint backlog visible by putting it on a Scrum task board. Team members update the task board continuously throughout the sprint; if someone thinks of a new task (“Test the snark code on Windows 8.1”), she writes a new card and puts it on the wall.

The Scrum Task Board
01:51

As well as charts, you can use various metrics to track and report on the progress of a Scrum project. All visual ways to track progress, within the sprint or on project level, are called progress monitors.

Metrics that you can use to track the progress of a project include velocity, standards violation, business value delivered, number of defects per iteration, number of stories, level of automation, and number of tests. 

Using tracking metrics
07:37

At the start of a new Scrum project, some initial planning and design must take place in order to define a project goal and product backlog for the project. 

The Scrum Process in Action
9 questions
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The Scrum Development Process
3 Lectures 04:38

Course project (optional)

Course project (optional)
00:22

Course wrap up and conclusions.

The Scrum Development Process
01:28

Course wrap-up and conclusions

The Scrum Development Process
1 question

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About the Instructor
Sorin Dumitrascu
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Before Udemy, Sorin developed and delivered on management, project management, computer literacy, human resources, career development, soft skills for employees and even corrections incidents management.

Currently working as a prison service consultant, he is a certified trainer and project manager, holding a master degree in International Relations and Policy Making and a bachelor degree in Law and Public Administration.

Sorin coordinated during the last 10 years projects in the areas of rule of law, regional development and human resources.

He has more than 10 years of middle/senior managerial experience within the civil service (justice, corrections, internal affairs, training), private sector (project management, consultancy, training) and NGO (industrial relations, rural development).

Sorin is also a certified International Computer Driving License (ICDL) tester and trainer for the United Nations Peacekeeping Missions, certified Human Resource Professional and a Public Manager (professional degree).