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Principles of Scrum


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Full course description




10 Hours






Scrum training fundamentals

From philosophy to practical implementation, this course provides an overview of all essential Scrum fundamentals. You’ll learn the underlying theory of the Scrum process and how these principles can help your team meet and exceed stakeholder expectations. You will also master the essential tools and workflow techniques needed to adapt to an Agile way of working.

What is Scrum?

Scrum is a popular project management framework for implementing Agile principles. In the Scrum process, teams deliver projects incrementally in short fixed-length iterations called sprints. These short iterations can help teams collaborate and better adapt to shifting priorities.

Are Scrum and Agile the same thing?

Scrum and Agile are different. Agile is a set of principles and methodologies. Scrum is a process used to incorporate these principles into an organization’s project management workflow. But Scrum and Agile do have many similarities. Both center around tight feedback cycles and opportunities for continuous improvement.

Topics covered in this Scrum training

This training expands on these concepts and the overall Scrum process. The course goes beyond definitions to help you understand the everyday workflow of working on or managing a team using the Scrum framework.

In this Scrum training course, you'll learn how to:

  • Compare and contrast the three primary artifacts in the Scrum workflow and detail how they integrate to ensure a common understanding of project expectations.
  • Define essential Scrum terms and identify the interdependent nature of key concepts.
  • Explore several tools and techniques that help project participants meet and exceed customer needs and wants.
  • Identify the stages of the Scrum cycle and demonstrate how these stages combine to meet evolving customer needs and requirements.
  • Summarize the specific, distinct roles that practitioners assume in the Scrum framework.

The course presents information in a simple, easy-to-understand format. Interactive games and exercises are also included to improve your understanding. Case studies and video segments from experienced Scrum

Who this course is designed for:

This Scrum training course is designed for anyone who is looking to learn or better understand how to implement the Agile approach to project management.

The use of Agile and Scrum is growing to include many industries beyond software development or engineering. Many marketing, construction and finance companies are also adopting the Agile methodology. This means knowledge of the Scrum process can be applied in a variety of jobs and settings.

What you'll receive:

Certificate of Completion


Meet the instructor

Susan Wynn

Susan Wynn has spent her 20+ year career in administration and information systems working within academic, government and nonprofit entities. She is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP)® and a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)®. She practices project management skills as a senior data analyst and technical program manager at Arizona State University's Office of Planning and Budget. She also regularly instructs on project management topics both in the community and at ASU.

Susan is involved with the ASU Project Management Network as a staff advisor after having co-founded the employee-led initiative and served as its inaugural president in 2014. She also volunteers as the assistant vice president of membership with the Project Management Institute (PMI) Phoenix Chapter after having served in past roles with PMI Phoenix as a board member, financial director and member ambassador director.

Susan is a project management evangelist who enthusiastically enjoys presenting workshops to help people live and work more effectively through project management.