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- Presented by award-winning Project Management Professional (PMP) instructor Ray Sheen
- Earn up to 10.5 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
This course will teach you how to put your best foot forward to self-organize, collaborate and communicate within the Scrum team to contribute to successful projects. The course syllabus includes 21 beginner 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.
- 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.
- Sprint Controls - Sprint Controls are the project management tools that are used by the Scrum Master and Scrum Team to assess performance.
- 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.
Managing the Sprint
- Self-Organizing Teams - Scrum Teams do not rely on assigned project management roles, rather the team organizes and manages itself.
- Scrum Meetings - During a Sprint, the Scrum Team meets daily at a Scrum Meeting to provide status on progress.
Who is this course for?
This online course is for those who are part of a Scrum team looking to sharpen their skills or for those who just want to learn a new methodology. It will help you understand how to use the Agile Scrum project management methodology in your role, with reference to the Project Management Institute's Agile Certified Practitioner Handbook. It includes 21 lessons delivered in bite sized, engaging video tutorials by a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) instructor, Ray Sheen.
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