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Scrum for Agile Scrum Practitioners



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12 Months
22 CPD points / hours

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  • Presented by award-winning Project Management Professional (PMP) instructor Ray Sheen
  • Earn up to 22.5 PDUs or project management training hours with PMI
  • Certificate of training upon completing the course
  • Bite sized video tutorials, cheat sheets, exercise files and quizzes
  • Unlimited testing
  • Self-paced course can be completed in your own time over 12 months


Agile Scrum is a project management methodology used to promote teamwork, improve communication and increase the quality and predictability of projects. The course syllabus includes 45 beginner to advanced level lessons:

Project Management Approaches

  • Project Management Methodology - Agile/Scrum is a project management methodology. This means that it provides a set of tools and processes that can be used to organize and manage the project activities.
  • Sequential Methodology - A sequential project management methodology is a traditional approach to project management. It minimizes risk, but this conservative approach can be lengthy and expensive.
  • Concurrent Methodology - The concurrent project management methodology is a collaborative approach. It can significantly accelerate a project as compared to the sequential approach, but it is much more difficult to project manage.
  • Agile/Scrum Methodology - The Agile/Scrum project management methodology is an iterative approach that requires fewer resources than other approaches.
  • Project Management Methodology Comparisons - The three approaches presented are three very different ways of managing a project. Understanding the differences will enable a business to select the best approach for their projects.
  • Agile Approaches - Agile is a set of principles. There are many project management methodologies that are incorporating these principles. Scrum is currently the most popular.

PMI-ACP Certification

  • PMI-ACP® Certification – Requirements and Application - The Project Management Institute (PMI) offers a certification, Agile Certified Practitioner.
  • PMI Agile Certified Practitioner Exam Preparation - The PMI-ACP® examination is a serious and difficult element of earning the PMI-ACP® credential. The 120 question, proctored exam must be completed within three hours.
  • PMI-ACP® Agile Domains - The PMI-ACP® Agile domains are a summary of the Agile principles that will make up the body of knowledge tested on the PMI-ACP® exam.
  • PMI-ACP® Agile Tools - The PMI-ACP® Agile tools are a listing of the tools and techniques used by the various Agile methodologies to provide project management information and control. Many of these will be found in questions on the PMI-ACP® exam.

Agile/Scrum Elements

  • Agile Culture - The Agile culture is a set of characteristics found in all the Agile methodologies. These characteristics are empowerment, adaptation, and a focus on performance.
  • Agile/Scrum - Precepts - The Agile/Scrum is a project management methodology that is in sharp contrast to traditional project management. That is because it starts with a different set of underlying precepts.
  • Sprint - Scrum Process - The Agile/Scrum methodology is a structured project management methodology. It follows a prescribed process that includes Sprints and Scrums.
  • Sprint - Scrum Meetings - Within the Agile/Scrum project management methodology there are a set of meetings that are used to plan and manage the process. Rather than analytical tools, this methodology relies heavily on the use of specific targeted meetings.
  • Story Cards - Story Cards, also known as Product Backlog Items (PBIs) are the technique used for documenting project scope, quality requirements, estimates and priority of the deliverables in an Agile/Scrum project.
  • Product Backlog - The product backlog is the prioritized list of project deliverables.
  • Sprint - Scrum Team - The Scrum Team performs the project work conducted during a Sprint on an Agile/Scrum project.
  • Scrum Master - The Scrum Master is the individual who is responsible for facilitating the Agile/Scrum Sprint process.
  • Product Owner - he Product Owner role is the person on an Agile/Scrum project who is responsible for establishing and explaining the desired project scope.
  • Sprint Controls - Sprint Controls are the project management tools that are used by the Scrum Master and Scrum Team to assess performance.

Process Steps

  • Step 0: Vision - A clear goal or vision is essential to project success. That is as true with Agile/Scrum as with traditional projects.
  • Step 1: Preparing the Product Backlog - Preparing the Product Backlog is the first step in the Agile/Scrum Sprint methodology. It includes creating and prioritizing all the Story Cards.
  • Step 2: Assign Scrum Team - To do the work of the Sprint, a Scrum Team must be assigned.
  • Step 3: Sprint Planning - The Sprint is initiated with a Sprint Planning Session that organizes the work, estimates the effort, and initializes the Scrum Board and Burn Down Chart.
  • Step 4: Sprint Execution - Sprint execution is the actual work of the Scrum team during the Sprint to accomplish the tasks needed to complete each Story in the Sprint Backlog.
  • Step 5: Sprint Demonstration - The Sprint Demonstration is the formal meeting where the Scrum Team demonstrates to the Product Owner the performance of each deliverable that was created during the Sprint.
  • Step 6: Sprint Retrospective - The Sprint Retrospective is a lessons learned meeting with a focus of identifying opportunities to improve the performance and management of the next Sprint.
  • Step 7: Sprint Retrospective - The Sprint Retrospective is a lessons learned meeting with a focus of identifying opportunities to improve the performance and management of the next Sprint.

Managing the Backlog

  • Requirements Management - Project requirements management in an Agile/Scrum project is conducted using Story Cards and Backlogs. The list of requirements is variable and is not finalized until the end of the project.
  • Stekeholder Engagement - Stakeholder Engagement is the effort by the Product Owner to communicate with all affected stakeholders in order to identify potential requirements and provide project status.
  • Writing Story Cards - The Product Owner writes the story cards, which document the requested scope of an Agile/Scrum project.
  • Prioritizing the Backlog - The Product Owner must regularly prioritize the Story Cards that make up the Product Backlog and at the beginning of a Sprint he or she must prioritize the Story Cards selected for the Sprint Backlog.
  • Release Planning - Release planning allows the Product Owner to manage the rollout of capability in order to obtain feedback and assess progress.

Managing the Sprint

  • Self-Organizing Teams - Scrum Teams do not rely on assigned project management roles, rather the team organizes and manages itself.
  • Sprint Planning - Part 1 - The first portion of the Sprint Planning meeting consists of selecting the Sprint Backlog and clarifying Stories.
  • Sprint Planning - Part 2 - The second part of the Sprint Planning meeting is the time when detailed planning takes place by the Scrum Team and the Sprint is actually initialized.
  • Scrum meetings - During a Sprint, the Scrum Team meets daily at a Scrum Meeting to provide status on progress.
  • Removing Roadblocks - Roadblocks are impediments that prevent the Scrum Team from completing Stories and tasks. The Scrum Master is charged with removing or creating a workaround for the Roadblocks.
  • Sprint Demonstration Planning - Sprint Demonstration Planning ensures that the Sprint Demo meeting appropriately reflects the work accomplished by the Scrum Team.

Managing the Agile/Scrum Methodology

  • Role of Management
  • Organization Alignment
  • Strategic Alignment
  • Project Selection
  • Agile/Scrum Challenges
  • Agile/Scrum Failure Points

Who is this course for?

Whether you are new to Scrum or want to improve your skills, this online course will help you master the ins and outs of the Agile Scrum methodology in your organization, with reference to the Project Management Institute's Agile Certified Practitioner Handbook.



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