Agile Project Management with Scrum

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:

  • Exploring why Scrum works, and how it can help your projects.
  • Applying the Scrum Framework – Using the framework successfully, including principles, roles, rules, and artifacts required
  • The Agile Product Lifecycle – How to incrementally deliver value and maximize project investment

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

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

Course Topics Include:

  • 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

Free access to our Scrum Master Certification Practice Exam. If you planning to get your Professional Scrum Master certification (PSM I) from, our 80 question practice exam is a perfect way to prepare. All class participants receive free 30 day access to this practice exam.

Guidance Technology also 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. Click here for more details.

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