Agile Foundations

2 week total 3 – 6 hours per week
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About this course

Agile Foundations will teach you what you need to know to fully understand the concepts of Agile and Scrum. Through screencasts and live training, you will explore the fundamentals of Agile techniques, how Scrum leverages Agile principles to improve project performance, the specifics of the Scrum framework, how to experience amazing benefits with Scrum today, and real-world situations, like transitioning and common pitfalls. Even though the concept of Scrum itself is easy to explain, the application is often difficult. Real-world success stories across various industries will help you see how scrum fits each unique situation.

Known globally as Mr. Agile®—and the author of Agile Project Management for Dummies and Scrum for Dummies—Mark Layton will comprehensively establish a foundation in the 3 roles, 3 artifacts, and 5 events of Scrum. With examples from Fortune 1000 companies and other common practice tips, the course will apply to those in the IT business, manufacturing, construction, healthcare, education, and even to stay-at-home moms. Introduced recommendations, metrics, and resources will prove useful information to continue your journey in implementing Agile techniques, with an emphasis on the Scrum framework.

Skill Level

  • Beginning

Who Should Take This Course

  • The primary target market for this course is someone involved with a project that is looking to improve that project’s performance through earlier visibility. Secondarily, anyone looking to improve their project management expertise through scrum master certification. While the most popular market is the in software industry, there are other industries that benefit greatly from this methodology: manufacturing, research and development, service industries like healthcare and education, and even publishing. Scrum is a horizontal framework, all departments and levels can benefit from it and all will need training on these ideas in order to successfully transition a company.

 

What You Will Learn

  • Agile and Scrum fundamentals
  • Agile manifesto and principles
  • Strategic directions
  • Scrum roles
  • Estimating and Setting Appropriate Expectations
  • Scrum in Action
  • Inspect and Adapt

Meet Your Instructors

Mark Layton

Mark C. Layton is an organizational strategist and PMI certification instructor with more than 25 years of experience in project, program, and large scale portfolio management. A former cryptographic specialist who focuses on applying Scrum in domestic cybersecurity, he is a distinguished graduate of the U.S. Air Force’s Leadership School, the chair of the Los Angeles Agile Leadership Network, and is a Certified Scrum Trainer. Mark holds degrees in engineering, behavior science, and is a double MBA.

Clear, focused, and informative. Good starting place for learning about Agile development.

O'Reilly Online Learning Reviewer

Best I’ve heard so far in Safari and in general for a long time! Good logic, good presentation, clear, and concise. . . Just epic!

O'Reilly Online Learning Reviewer

Clear, focused, and informative. Good starting place for learning about Agile development.

O'Reilly Online Learning Reviewer

Best I’ve heard so far in Safari and in general for a long time! Good logic, good presentation, clear, and concise. . . Just epic!

O'Reilly Online Learning Reviewer
1526

Experience Level

Introductory

Learning Partner

Pearson

Program Type

Course

Subject

Business & Management Project Management
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