Paths

Using the Scrum Framework

Authors: Jeremy Jarrell, David Starr

The Scrum Framework is the leading choice of teams desiring an agile approach for the way they work. Teams using the Scrum Framework see a higher rate of successful deliveries,... Read more

Beginner

The courses in this section will focus on the core tenets of the Scrum Framework and how each of these tenets has been derived from a general agile approach.

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Scrum Master Fundamentals - Foundations

by Jeremy Jarrell

May 20, 2016 / 1h 15m

Beginner • 1h 15m

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Description

Scrum has quickly become the most popular agile development methodology in use today. Although many teams want to embrace this powerful framework, many struggle with knowing where to start when introducing their team to Scrum. In this course, Scrum Master Fundamentals - Foundations, you'll learn foundational knowledge to start you on your way to becoming a great Scrum Master who can help your team make the jump to an agile way of working. First, you will learn the underlying theories behind the Scrum framework and how they relate to a broader agile approach. Next, you'll learn about working in fixed timeboxes called sprints, as well as how to choose the sprint length that's right for your team. Finally, you'll learn about the core values of Scrum and how these can help you identify the types of environments where Scrum is likely to be successful, as well as those where it may not be. When you're finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge to becoming a great Scrum Master who can guide your team in their adoption of the Scrum framework.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
    1m 38s
  2. Scrum Fundamentals
    26m 31s
  3. Getting the Most from Your Sprints
    32m 32s
  4. Where Scrum Fits
    14m 48s
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Product Owner Fundamentals - Foundations of Product Ownership

by Jeremy Jarrell

Jan 13, 2017 / 1h 19m

Beginner • 1h 19m

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Are you a Product Manager who has suddenly found themselves in the Product Owner role but you aren't sure where to start? If so, Product Owner Fundamentals - Foundations of Product Ownership, is the perfect course for you because you will learn why the Product Owner role is so critical to a Scrum Team's success and why most teams will fail without a skilled Product Owner. First, you will learn the theories and values underlying the Scrum Framework and how you can use these theories to create competitive products for your market. Next, you will learn how the Product Owner can work more effectively with the other roles of the Scrum Team so that the entire team is collaborating to produce great work. Finally, you'll learn how to create a compelling vision for your product that can be communicated to your team in a clear and concise way and that will motivate them to put forth their best efforts to deliver a great product. When you're finished with this course, you'll not only understand why the Product Owner role is so critical to the success of a team using the Scrum Framework, but you'll also have learned specific strategies that you can use in the role to help your team deliver great software.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
    1m 48s
  2. Shifting to a Scrum Mindset
    22m 29s
  3. Understanding the Role of the Product Owner
    25m 10s
  4. Creating a Compelling Product Vision
    30m 8s

Intermediate

These intermediate courses will focus on the tactical implementation of the Scrum Framework.

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Scrum Master Fundamentals - Becoming a Great Scrum Master

by Jeremy Jarrell

Nov 7, 2016 / 2h 46m

Beginner • 2h 46m

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Become the Scrum Master for your team or further hone your craft. In this course, Scrum Master Fundamentals - Becoming a Great Scrum Master, you'll not only learn the Scrum Master's core responsibilities to each component of the Scrum Framework, but you'll also learn how to better understand the subtleties of the role and its relation to the rest of the framework so you can help your team get the most out of Scrum. First, you'll go through your responsibilities during each ceremony of the Scrum Framework as well your responsibilities to each member of the Scrum Team. Next, you'll discover how to help your team better understand the true goal of each piece of this seemingly simple framework so they can get as much value as possible out of the time that they're investing. Finally, you'll learn how to watch for and to steer clear of common pitfalls and challenges that can arise along the way. When you're finished with this course, you'll not only be well on your way to differentiating yourself as a truly great Scrum Master, but your team will also be better positioned to get the most out of this powerful software development framework.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
    1m 40s
  2. Choosing the Right Scrum Master
    33m 22s
  3. Kicking Off the Sprint
    36m 31s
  4. Keeping the Sprint on Track
    25m 15s
  5. Looking Beyond the Current Sprint
    22m 9s
  6. Reviewing the Progress You've Made
    23m 29s
  7. Improving Your Team
    24m 13s
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Product Owner Fundamentals - Product Ownership from the Trenches

by Jeremy Jarrell

Feb 8, 2017 / 2h 26m

Intermediate • 2h 26m

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Are you a Product Owner whose team has adopted the Scrum Framework but you’re struggling to understand where you fit in? In this course, Product Owner Fundamentals - Product Ownership from the Trenches, you’ll learn the Product Owner’s role throughout the Scrum Framework as well as tips for how you can participate in each piece of the Scrum Framework as effectively as possible. First, you’ll discover how to identify and define the individual pieces of work that will be necessary to realize your product vision so your team can understand what will be necessary to bring your product to market. Next, you’ll explore the Product Owner functions in each piece of the Scrum Framework and how you can use this role to help your team be as productive, as possible. Finally, you’ll learn how to define a strategy for releasing your product to market that ensures that each release makes the right impact. When you’re finished with this course, you'll have the skills and knowledge necessary to be effective in the Product Owner role so you can help your team deliver your product to market successfully.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
    1m 35s
  2. Building the Product Backlog
    30m 6s
  3. Kicking Off the Sprint
    29m 22s
  4. Keeping the Sprint on Track
    13m 14s
  5. Looking Ahead to the Next Sprint
    13m 30s
  6. Validating You're on the Right Track
    21m 4s
  7. Investing in Your Team
    11m 15s
  8. Planning for the Long Term
    26m 37s

Advanced

These advanced courses will focus on career growth opportunities for both the Scrum Master and the Product Owner.

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Scrum Master Fundamentals - Growing Yourself and Your Team

by Jeremy Jarrell

Dec 5, 2016 / 1h 26m

Intermediate • 1h 26m

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Becoming a Scrum Master and a successful as a facilitator is great, but your career can also move to the next level by becoming a mentor and coach for your team. In this course, Scrum Master Fundamentals - Growing Yourself and Your Team, you'll learn techniques for coaching your team to become the best they can be while continuing to serve as their Scrum Master. First, you'll learn concrete strategies and approaches for coaching your entire team to help them work together as effectively as possible. Next, you'll learn to understand the dynamics that can exist between the Scrum Master and other members of the Scrum Team so you can effectively coach each member of your team at the one-on-one level. Finally, you'll learn how to grow your own career as a Scrum Master so you can reach your own full potential. When you're finished with this course, you'll not only know how better serve your team as a player-coach, but you'll also be better positioned to take the next step in your career towards larger roles such as an Agile Coach. If you already have your feet wet as a Scrum Master but are hungry to take the next step, then this course is for you.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
    1m 41s
  2. Coaching Your Team
    25m 2s
  3. Coaching Your Development Team
    29m 24s
  4. Coaching Your Product Owner
    16m 14s
  5. Plotting Your Career
    14m 33s
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Product Owner Fundamentals - Plotting the Product Owner's Career Path

by Jeremy Jarrell

Mar 1, 2017 / 1h 11m

Intermediate • 1h 11m

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Have you embraced the Product Owner role and are ready to take the next step in becoming a more effective Product Owner with your team? Or, do you love the role but are struggling to understand where it fits with your longer-term career plans? In this course, Product Owner Fundamentals - Plotting the Product Owner's Career Path, you'll gain the ability to deepen your expertise in your role so you can begin your path to long-term success as a Product Owner. First, you'll learn concrete skills to ensure that each Product Backlog Item you create is immediately actionable by your team so they can hit the ground running with each item. You'll also learn how you can be more available to your team so you can be sure that everyone is working towards a common vision for your product. Next, you'll learn the practices necessary to scale your Product Ownership practices to multiple teams to meet the growing demands of your product. Finally, you'll learn how the Product Owner role can fit into your longer-term career goals as well as what steps you can take to truly differentiate yourself from other Product Owners in the market. Throughout this entire course, you will also learn about common pitfalls and challenges that can arise for Product Owners and how you can learn to avoid or overcome each of these pitfalls. When you're finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge necessary to be an effective Product Owner and will understand how to use these skills to find true success for both you and your product.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
    1m 33s
  2. Becoming a More Effective Product Owner
    24m 17s
  3. Scaling Product Ownership
    29m 26s
  4. Defining Your Career Path
    16m 13s
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Big Scrum

by David Starr

Apr 22, 2015 / 2h 47m

Intermediate • 2h 47m

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Description

Grounded in pragmatism and eschewing dogmatism, this course draws on the experiences of the author successfully applying and participating in Scrum in large organizations. This course specifically focuses on growing Scrum without changing what Scrum is or how it works. David examines the roles, artifacts, and events of Scrum and the specific challenges they face when scaled beyond a single team integrating into a single product.

Table of contents
  1. Extending Core Scrum
    30m 33s
  2. Scaling Scrum Roles
    41m 17s
  3. Scaling Scrum Events
    33m 16s
  4. Scaling Scrum Artifacts
    38m 9s
  5. Keeping Healthy at Scale
    23m 59s

What you will learn

  • The general principles and components of the Scrum Framework
  • The agile theories and concepts that underlie the Scrum Framework
  • What potential pitfalls exist in a team's first implementation of the Scrum Framework, and how each member can be more effective within the framework
  • What career paths exist for team members who wish to further their careers within the context of the Scrum Framework
  • What certification options exist for those individuals working in the Scrum Framework as well as how to choose the right certification option for you
  • How to scale the Scrum Framework to the needs of multiple teams

Pre-requisites

The learner should have experience working on a software team as well as have a solid understanding of a full software development lifecycle (design, development, testing, release). This understanding will allow them to relate the lifecycle prescribed by the Scrum Framework to their own experience.

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