Scrum Practitioner

5 Weeks 3–6 hours per week
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Scrum Practioner includes two modules covering the fundamentals of scrum and advanced application.

Module 1: Scrum Fundamentals provides helpful insight into the history of Agile and how its values and principles can focus teams on consistently delivering quality products that immediately add customer value. It covers the complete Scrum framework from project initiation and executing Sprints to delivering a product increment.

Many teams adopting Scrum struggle with how to manage requirements and integrate their quality assurance efforts into their Agile processes. Module 2: Advanced Scrum provides a deep dive into both of these areas, exploring how to apply the values and principles of Agile and Scrum to avoid common pitfalls.

Skill Level

  • Beginner to Advanced

Who Should Take This Course

  • Anyone directly involved in the software development lifecycle (developers, QA, dev managers, project managers, business analysts, etc.) who is interested in gaining a solid understanding of the fundamentals of Agile software development and Scrum.

Course Requirements

  • Familiarity with the basics of software development projects.

What You Will Learn

Module 1: Scrum Fundamentals:

  • The history of Agile
  • The roles, artifacts, and events in Scrum
  • How to start a Scrum project
  • Essentials of writing good user stories
  • How to maintain your product backlog and release plan
  • Agile estimation techniques
  • How to effectively plan for and execute a Sprint
  • Agile engineering best practices
  • How to integrate QA into your Sprints
  • How to inspect and adapt your process

Module 2: Advanced Scrum:

  • Agile values and principles concerning requirements management
  • How to craft good user stories and when to get more detail
  • Agile values and principles concerning quality assurance
  • How to incorporate good quality practices into your Sprints
  • Integrating test cases as part of your requirements management approach

Meet Your Instructors

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Tommy Norman

Tommy Norman is Vice President of Agile Operations at Acklen Avenue in Nashville, TN. For over 20 years he has been helping clients build solutions using both Agile and traditional approaches as a CSM/ ACSM/ CSPO/ CSP/ CEC (Scrum Alliance), PSM I (Scrum.org), SAFe Agilist, and an 8 year recipient of Microsoft's MVP award in Application Lifecycle Management. Tommy is the coordinator for the Agile Nashville User Group, director of the Music City Agile Conference, a contributor to InformIt.com, Safari Books Online, Front Row Agile, as well as a frequent speaker at regional and national events. He blogs about Agile at www.tommynorman.com and rambles about most everything on Twitter as @tommynorman. When not working he enjoys being at home with his family of 5, playing guitar, and music. Tommy is the author of several top-rated Pearson LIveLessons videos including: Scrum Fundamentals, Advanced Scrum, Scrum Product Owner and Lean Principles for Scrum.

Really great intro to Scrum and the advanced lessons gave a lot of practical examples and advice

O'Reilly Learning Reviewer

Finally something that touches on the life cycle in Agile/Scrum.  Nice visual help as well to support what’s being explained.

O'Reilly Learning Reviewer

Really good Scrum guide for newbies. Eveything was explained in a simple way with real life examples, which honestly might be better suited for the framework, that is why 4,5 from 5 stars. However at the same point there was a number of really good tips for implementing Scrum. Highly recomemed for everyone who wants to start with Scrum!

O'Reilly Learning Reviewer

Really great intro to Scrum and the advanced lessons gave a lot of practical examples and advice

O'Reilly Learning Reviewer

Finally something that touches on the life cycle in Agile/Scrum.  Nice visual help as well to support what’s being explained.

O'Reilly Learning Reviewer

Really good Scrum guide for newbies. Eveything was explained in a simple way with real life examples, which honestly might be better suited for the framework, that is why 4,5 from 5 stars. However at the same point there was a number of really good tips for implementing Scrum. Highly recomemed for everyone who wants to start with Scrum!

O'Reilly Learning Reviewer
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Experience Level

Introductory

Learning Partner

Pearson

Program Type

Course

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