Agile Project Management with Scrum

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Course Overview

This two-day course focuses on how the Scrum Framework employs the values and principles of the Agile Manifesto, including the following learning objectives:

  • Discover the Agile Manifesto
  • Discover the Scrum Framework 
  • Why Scrum works
  • The Agile Product Lifecycle

This course is intended to train individuals or teams choosing to adopt Agile using the Scrum Framework

  • Project Managers
  • Developers/Testers
  • Functional Managers
  • Solution Architects
  • Tech Leads
  • Stakeholders

Course Topics

This course is based upon a combination of slide-based lecture and interactive case studies in which participants apply Scrum techniques. The content includes:

What is Agile

  • Why Agile
  • Agile versus Traditional Project Management
  • The Agile Manifesto

The Scrum Framework

  • The Scrum Product Lifecycle
  • Scrum Events, Meetings, Ceremonies
  • Scrum Roles:  The Team, Scrum Master and the Product Owner
  • Scrum Artifacts, Backlogs, and Burndown Charts

Activities and Interactions

  • Product Backlog Planning
  • Sprint Planning
  • Sprinting
  • Sprint Reviews
  • Sprint Retrospectives

The Agile Product Lifecycle

  • Envisioning
  • Release Planning
  • The Product Backlog
  • Agile Requirements
  • Prioritization and Estimation
  • Grooming and Refining the Product Backlog
  • Agile Quality Controls

Participants receive a course workbook that covers the details of each topic to assist during the course and serve as a tool for future reference and taking action when returning to the workplace.

Certification & PDU's

Guidance Technology provides a certificate of completion of the Course for each participant who successfully passes a certification test. This test is taken after the completion of the course and validates that participants understand the basic tenets of Scrum. This is a PMI Category 4 course that can be used for 14 PDUs. Guidance Technology’s Scrum courses will also meet 14 hours of the required 21 contact hours that must be earned in Agile project management topics as part of the PMI-ACP application process.

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