Agile and Scrum Overview
We’ll discuss the history of Agile and Scrum, why they came to be, and dive into the Agile Philosophy.
We’ll introduce the Scrum Process, and the roles involved in Scrum. We’ll discuss how Scrum treats time, and how it improves the quality of the resulting product by defining what it means to be “done”.
Planning in Scrum
A common misconception is that there is no planning in Scrum, this is incorrect, we will show that planning in an ongoing effort in Scrum. We’ll explain the purpose of Sprint Planning, Sprint Retrospectives, Daily Scrums (Stand-Ups), how to to conduct release planning, and finally Sprint and Project Retrospectives.
The Role of the Scrum Master
We’ll present the qualities of an effective Scrum Master, discuss servant-leadership and how it promotes the optimal functioning of a Scrum Team, we’ll also present methods of transitioning into a Scrum Master role.
There will be a classroom exercise throughout the duration of the course, which will apply the concepts being learned, by introducing a product vision and backlog, and then working through 3 sprints to deliver an end product.