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Executive Overview of Agile and Scrum


This course is provides a high level overview of the fundamental principles of Agile and how they are implemented in Scrum.  The course discusses the roles, artifacts and events used on a Scrum project, and the impacts transitioning to Agile will have on an organization.  It also details the role of management in an Agile environment and approaches to transitioning an organization to become more Agile.  Finally, issues related to contracts in an Agile universe are discussed.


1/2 day




This course is intended for managers and executives wishing to obtain a basic understanding of Agile and Scrum and how transitioning to Agile will affect their organization.



After completing the course, individuals will understand

  • Why Agile came to be, and the type of problem it is designed to solve

  • The fundamental principles of Agile software development

  • The roles defined by Scrum

  • The artifacts and events of Scrum and their rationale

  • The events proscribed by Scrum and their purposes

  • Contracts on an Agile project

  • Transitioning to Agile

Course Outline

  1. What problem are we trying to solve?  (Why and when to use an Agile)

  2. Management approaches

    1. Predictive vs. Adaptive management

    2. Golden triangle of project management (schedule, scope, budget)

    3. Definitions and examples

  3. Agile Principles and Values

  4. Introduction to Scrum

  5. Core Scrum Concepts

    1. Roles

    2. Artifacts

    3. Events

  6. Contracting and Agile

  7. Planning in Agile

  8. Management’s role in Agile

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