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Agile Scrum Training: Everything you need to know + Test

Agile Methodologies and Project Management, Scrum Roles, Events, Artifacts, 80 questions Certification Practice Test
Instructor:
Leonard Alexandru
145 students enrolled
English
Understand key differences between Waterfall and Agile
What are the main Agile Methodologies
Which are the roles in Scrum and how each one of them fits into the big picture
What are the Scrum events and artifacts
Test your knowledge for a Scrum certification via quizzes and final practice test
Take a final practice test of 80 questions similar to an actual certification exam

During this course I will discuss how Agile came out to be present in more and more companies through out the world, in different domains and using different technologies. What are the basics of the most important and used Agile flavors including Kanban, XP, Lean, Scrum. Then I will focus on the Scrum Framework in discussing the mindset, principles, roles, artifacts and events that build up this framework. I will end with a discussion on Agile-based certifications  as well as full practice exam for a Scrum Certification (80 questions very similar to an actual Certification Test). There are also almost 50 questions in the Quizzes ending the chapters.

Introduction to Software Development Methodologies

1
How many projects are successful

In this Lecture I will show you some statistics regarding the success of Projects in general and for Agile/Waterfall ones in particular.

2
The traditional way

In this lecture I will briefly present the Waterfall methodology and why this is not always the best approach to Software Development.

3
A brief History of Agile and the PDCA cycle

In this lecture we go back in time and discuss about how Agile came to life and explain the PDCA cycle.

4
The New New Product Development Game

Going through "The New New Product Development Game" which puts together some of the practices used in Agile today.

5
Agile Manifesto

Going through the four pillars of the Agile Manifesto

6
Agile Principles

I will go through the 12 Principles behind the Agile Manifesto and you will understand the change of perspective.

7
Agile Essentials

I will present the Agile Essentials and you will see how the constraint triangle looks like in Agile Frameworks

8
Waterfall vs Agile

In this lecture I will discuss differences between Waterfall and Agile and after the lecture you will understand when to use which.

9
What do we know so far?

Let's see if we can correctly identify Agile principles and differences from Waterfall

Agile Methodologies

1
Lean Practices and Wastes

After this lecture you will be able to understand Lean Manufacturing as a basis of process improvement and how it applies to Software Development.

2
Kanban

In this lesson you will see what Kanban is and how it can be used to improve current processes in an organization and optimize the flow.

3
XP - Extreme Programming

In this lesson we will talk about XP and how it developed the practices that are widely in use today in Software Development.

4
DSDM - Dynamic systems development method

We explain the principles that stand behind DSDM and you will understand why it is not a very popular Agile Methodology.

5
Scrum Overview

We start the journey on Scrum by having an overview on the Framework and how the pieces fit together.

6
Scrum Theory and Values

In this lecture we look into the theoretical foundations of the Scrum Framework

7
Scrum Framework

You will understand what are the roles, events and artifacts that make up Scrum.

8
Quick comparison between the Agile Methodologies

In this lesson you will see the similarities and differences between the most popular Agile Methodologies.

9
Agile Methodologies

Scrum Roles

1
The Development Team

We start the discussion on the Scrum Roles with the most important one: the Developer.

2
The Scrum Master

The Scrum Master is pivotal to the implementation of Scrum in a company and in a project team.

3
The Product Owner

In this lecture we will see what are the attributes and responsibilities of a Product Owner.

4
The Project Manager

We will find out why this role is not defined explicitly in the Scrum Framework

5
Scrum Roles

Scrum Artifacts and concepts

1
The Sprint

We will start discussing the Scrum events with the most important one, the Sprint.

2
Product Backlog

After this lesson, you will understand what the Product Backlog is and why it is the most important Scrum Artifact

3
User Stories

What are the user stories and what is the best approach in creating them.

4
Sprint Backlog

I will explain in this lecture how the Sprint Backlog is derived from the Product Backlog.

5
Sprint Velocity

In this lesson I will explain what is a team's Velocity and how it is calculated.

6
Definition of Done

What is the Definition of Done and why it is important to have one in your project to make sure you have high quality and consistency across Product Backlog Items.

7
Product Increment

I will explain another Scrum Artifact, the Product Increment, which is the ultimate goal of the Sprint and Project.

8
Backlog Grooming

I will explain what is Backlog Grooming and why it is an important activity during the Sprint.

9
Scrum Artifacts and concepts

Starting the Sprint

1
Sprint Planning

After this lecture you will be able to explain what is the Sprint Planning Meeting and what are the results of this meeting.

2
Estimations

We will see why it is better to estimate in Story Points and how to do it.

3
Decomposing User Stories

How we decompose the User Stories and why it is important.

4
Starting the Sprint

During the Sprint

1
Daily Scrum

We will go through a Daily Scrum and see why it is important.

2
Checking the progress

We will see what are the best ways to check progress during a Sprint.

3
During the Sprint

Ending the Sprint

1
Sprint Review

In this lecture we will see what is discussed at the Sprint Review/Demo meeting and what are the results

2
Sprint Retrospective

Why it's important to have an efficient Sprint Retrospective and how we can organize one.

3
Ending the Sprint

Agile Certifications and Full Practice Test

1
Agile/Scrum Certifications

We will discuss about the most important Agile/Scrum certifications and what are the differences between them.

2
Practice Test
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