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A Smarter Introduction To Scrum

Embrace and embody the bigger picture

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In this training, we will tackle these issues by going back to basics and learn what Scrum is and equally important: what it is not.
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Laurens Cools

teacher ‘A Smarter Introduction To Scrum

  • 3 hours
  • 200 questions
  • Beginner course

Course description

The agile framework of Scrum is lightweight to understand but difficult to master.

This one sentence, originating from the official Scrum guide, couldn’t be more true. You can easily rehearse the different Scrum building blocks in just a few minutes. However, becoming proficient in Scrum to deliver real value is quite something else. Why? Because understanding its clever mechanisms and philosophy is crucial. Every single piece of Scrum is purposeful and deliberate. This is what most of the mainstream Scrum introduction courses, training, and blog posts fail to tell you. Or let’s be honest: they are close to crap.

In this course, we will provide you a smarter introduction to Scrum. We discuss in which circumstances and domains Scrum shines. Did you know it is not just about software development? To provide real value, Scrum lets us perform and manage work at the same time. We will cover this step by step. We also shouldn’t forget about the people, living up to the right cultural values when doing Scrum is indispensable. We won’t tackle concrete tools, techniques, and practices in detail in this course since the Scrum guide is very clear about this: it is up to the Scrum team to discover. Let’s Scrum together!

Content

    Course introduction

    • nuggetvideo

      Welcome

      00:55

    • nuggetvideo

      Scrum in 10 minutes

      09:21

    • nuggetvideo

      A smarter introduction to Scrum

      02:21

    • moduletest

      Test

      10 questions

  1. Scrum is a framework to solve complex problems

    • nuggetvideo

      Introduction

      01:59

    • nuggetvideo

      Complex problems

      14:07

    • nuggetvideo

      A process

      08:29

    • nuggetvideo

      A framework for emergent processes

      09:55

    • nuggetvideo

      Conclusion

      02:47

    • moduletest

      Test

      10 questions

  2. Manage work

    • nuggetvideo

      The bigger picture of Scrum

      04:26

    • moduletest

      Test

      5 questions

  3. Organize work

    • nuggetvideo

      Introduction

      00:53

    • nuggetvideo

      Establish the process

      06:09

    • nuggetvideo

      Set goals for input, output and resources

      10:55

    • nuggetvideo

      Define jobs, responsibilities and accountabilities

      08:06

    • nuggetvideo

      Provide resources and staff

      04:35

    • moduletest

      Test

      6 questions

  4. Plan work

    • nuggetvideo

      Establish plan and schedules

      10:56

    • nuggetvideo

      Set goals for work

      02:43

    • nuggetvideo

      Establish budget

      01:52

    • nuggetvideo

      Conclusion

      02:39

    • moduletest

      Test

      6 questions

  5. Monitor work

    • nuggetvideo

      Introduction

      01:04

    • nuggetvideo

      Diagnose deviations and take corrective actions

      04:41

    • nuggetvideo

      Improve process

      06:04

    • nuggetvideo

      Conclusion

      01:18

    • moduletest

      Test

      6 questions

  6. Communicate about the work

    • nuggetvideo

      Introduction

      02:17

    • nuggetvideo

      Communication within the team

      03:31

    • nuggetvideo

      Communication with stakeholders

      02:09

    • nuggetvideo

      Conclusion

      01:00

    • moduletest

      Test

      6 questions

  7. Process culture

    • nuggetvideo

      Introduction

      01:24

    • nuggetvideo

      Culture and values

      04:43

    • nuggetvideo

      Conclusion

      00:45

    • moduletest

      Test

      6 questions

  8. Conclusion

    • nuggetvideo

      Let's Scrum together

      04:14

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Why follow this course?

When you hear about Scrum, chances are high that you belong to either one of the following categories.

  • You think of that moment in rugby when players pack closely together in an attempt to gain possession of the ball.

  • You already came in touch with Scrum and you know that it has something to do with agile.

  • You worked in Scrum projects before and embraced its principles and values.

I must admit, until a couple of years ago, I was in the first category. I was a big rugby fan and could only think about that fascinating moment in a game. When I was studying, I briefly touched on the concept of Scrum and moved to the second category. It was only when I first started working as a business architect that I was keen on moving to the last category. But most training out there left me hungry. They do not explain in what circumstances Scrum is best used, nor do they motivate why certain components are there. Or even worse: they make it look like some tools and techniques are an integral part of the Scrum framework. In this training, we will tackle these issues by going back to basics and learn what Scrum is and equally important: what it is not.

About the teachers

Niels Goetschalckx

Trainer - Business Architect - Agile Evangelist - Scrum Master

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Niels first came into contact with User Stories when he started working at The Master Labs. He is a senior business and functional analyst - with a profound interest in applying new techniques and principles to improve team performance.

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Robin Verhulst

Business Architect - Trainer - Product Owner - Project Manager

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Robin is a senior business and functional analyst. In his 12 years as an IT consultant, he has gained experience with large software projects, both waterfall and agile.  Over the last couple of years, he has worked with teams with up to 10 developers and has written many, many user stories.

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Laurens Cools

Business Architect - Trainer

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Laurens is a business architect and process enthusiast. He aspires to make individuals and companies see the importance of a process mindset. Laurens first came into contact with Scrum when he joined The Master Labs. Since then, he is keen to expand and share his knowledge about it.

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