agile42 eLearning Course
This course is designed to help you make the most of Scrum. It includes facilitation guidelines for the Scrum Events and Product Backlog refinement as well as tips for creating a Definition of Done and a Working Agreement.
Upon completing this course, you will be able to:
- Describe the purpose, participants and structure of each Scrum event
- Define how to create and maintain a Definition of Done
- Explain the purpose of a Working Agreement and express agreement items effectively
- Recognize the purpose of Product Backlog Refinement and record at least two ways of performing it
- Explain when a Product Backlog Item is ready to be pulled into a Sprint
Scrum is simple, but not easy. It is a very lightweight framework everyone can understand. However, Scrum is purposefully incomplete and therefore it is hard to master. You need to know so many things outside Scrum to make it work successfully.
By completing this course, you will get a comprehensive introduction to the most important elements to become proficient in practicing or facilitating the Scrum framework effectively.
The course is composed of a mix of instructional reading texts, resources, practice recommendations and interactive quizzes, which aim at stimulating different parts of our brain and thus help learn more and retain the learning longer.
The course represents a solid foundational milestone in the journey towards a deeper understanding and practical application of Scrum and will prepare you in taking the next steps, for instance a Certified ScrumMaster® certification.
The course is designed for anyone new to Agile and Scrum: engineers, business analysts, project managers, leaders or anyone else who is intrigued to know more about the Scrum framework and do it in their own time and at their own pace.
The course is also designed for Scrum Masters and team coaches who are not new to Agile and Scrum, but want to become more effective in supporting their teams and organization by adopting Scrum.
Scrum is applicable across industries and potentially cross-functional teams - so even marketing specialists, data scientists, HR representatives, and other professionals looking for a better way to solve complex problems are encouraged to take the course.
- Sprint Planning
- Daily Scrum
- Sprint Review
- Sprint Retrospective
- Definition of Done (DoD)
- Creating a DoD
- Working Agreement
- Creating a Working Agreement
- Product Backlog and Refinement
- User Stories
- Definition of Ready
- Planning Poker
- User Story Splitting
- Sketch Your Solution
Background on Facilitating Scrum
Scrum is by far the most widely used and popular agile framework.
The term Scrum comes from a 1986 Harvard Business Review article in which the authors, two Japanese engineers Takeuchi and Nonaka, made an analogy comparing high-performing, cross-functional teams to the scrum formation used by rugby teams.
Although Scrum has its roots in software development, today it is a lightweight framework that is used in every industry to deliver complex, innovative products and services, from startups to big corporations. So anybody who is involved in a complex project can benefit from using Scrum.
Scrum has been used since the early 1990s: it’s a solid and successful framework that’s been applied to a variety of projects and teams and will most probably be able to help you, your team and your company achieve your business goals as well.
This course will help you demonstrate proficient comprehension of Scrum and practice the framework effectively.