Overview of the Scrum Development Process

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Scrum is one of the most popular agile methodologies to date, with tools and techniques applicable to more than just software development projects. This course will assist prospective Scrum masters, product owners, and team members with understanding of core Scrum practices. This includes an outline of the roles and responsibilities of members of the Scrum team, the importance of good communication, and the role of project stakeholders. The course divides the Scrum development process into three major phases: pre-game, game, and post-game. It describes the activities performed in each phase, but particularly examines the activities and tools of the game phase. Scrum basics covered include the use of product and sprint backlogs, the use of iterative development in the form of sprints, performing daily stand-up meetings, the use of sprint reviews and retrospectives, and using Scrum task boards and burndown charts for monitoring and reporting project progress. This course is intended for project managers, program managers, or anyone who wants to efficiently participate in projects using Scrum practices. It is aligned with the Agile Certified Practitioner exam objectives developed by the Project Management Institute® and Certified ScrumMaster learning objectives.

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Managers and members of project teams who currently use or plan to adopt agile techniques

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Overview of the Scrum Development Process

  • match Scrum team roles with their corresponding responsibilities
  • identify guidelines for effective stakeholder communication
  • match project activities with their corresponding phases in the Scrum development process
  • recognize the various members of a Scrum team, given a scenario
  • recognize the activities that various Scrum team members will carry out during a given project
  • recognize activities that take place during the pre-game phase of a Scrum project
  • describe the activities that take place during a sprint
  • identify the characteristics of the charts used in Scrum to track progress
  • match Scrum tracking metrics with corresponding descriptions
  • carry out pre-game activities given a project scenario
  • carry out activities related to an initial sprint, given a project scenario
  • use metrics to track progress on a Scrum project
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