Agile Project Management with Scrum

Duration: 2 days

Audience:

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

About the course:

This 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

Course Content:

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 Artificacts, 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. If you would like to purchase this workbook in advance of the class, it is available here on Amazon.

NOW INCLUDED!

Free access to our Scrum Master and Product Owner Certification Practice Exam – $24.99 Value. If you planning to get your Professional Scrum Product Owner certification (PSPO 1) or the Professional Scrum Master certification (PSM I) from Scrum.org, our 80 question practice exam is a perfect way to prepare. All class participants receive free 30 day access to this practice exam.

Who Owns Quality in Agile?

The 2018 PMI-ACP® Exam Changes

What’s next on your Agile journey?

The Practical Agile Blog

Certifications, Integrity, Values: Where do you stand?

As an Agile Coach and Trainer, I try to stay current with certifications. I don’t believe that these certifications necessarily make someone more effective, but for me, they are a structured way of staying current with industry best practices.

About the Instructor, Dan Tousignant, PMP, PMI-ACP

Dan is a lifelong project manager and trainer with extensive experience in managing software development projects. Based upon this experience, he has adopted Agile as the primary approach for developing and implementing software. Though the role of the professional project manager is changing dramatically through these approaches, Dan coaches organizations on how to transition project teams and leadership to an Agile environment.

Dan has over 20 years of experience providing world class project management for strategic projects, direct P& L experience managing up to 50 million dollar software development project budgets, experience managing multi-million dollar outsourced software development efforts and strong, demonstrated, results-driven leadership skills including ability to communicate a clear vision, build strong teams, and drive necessary change within organizations. With extensive experience providing coaching and training across industries and the ability to manage relationships at the executive level, Dan knows what it takes to succeed.

Dan holds a Bachelor of Science majoring in Industrial Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and is a Certified Project Management Professional, Professional Scrum Master, PMI Agile Certified Practitioner, Certified Scrum Product Owner, and Certified Professional Scrum Developer.