In the last few decades, Scrum has been taking the software development world by storm. According to SlashData, a whopping thirty-seven percent of companies are currently using it for project management, and it’s slowly spreading into other fields of business, such as accounting or marketing. If you have no experience with Scrum at all but would like to know what’s it all about, you’re in luck: the Scrum guide I have prepared will allow you to learn all the main principles in less than two hours!
To start off with the Scrum guide, we have to first make sure we’re familiar with the term itself. So what is Scrum? Basically, it’s a management framework that lets your team plan and track complex projects. The name itself comes from rugby to signify a team working together towards a common goal.
A team in Scrum usually consists of less than ten colleagues. While they have different functions amongst themselves, they keep in constant touch by working in close proximity of each other or collaborating online. The team has to achieve the goal by the end of a particular timebox, known as a sprint. These are usually two-week long but can vary from a week to a month.
Before you learn Scrum, you will also hear about Agile software development, which Scrum is a part of. Agile stands for a variety of methods that help cross-functional teams work together in software development. In the first section of the Scrum guide, we will compare the traditional management approach against Agile, see its pros and cons, and understand why developers tend to prefer agility over the waterfall-like approach.
Apart from the development team, there are two more critical roles in Scrum: the product owner and the Scrum master. The former looks after the business and its product, while the latter ensures that the team follows Scrum by coaching, educating, and otherwise helping the team. According to LinkedIn, both of them are among the top ten most promising jobs of 2019.
The Scrum guide I have prepared for you is a great way to prepare for Scrum master certification. Having worked as a software developer and Agile project manager for many years now, I can explain all the concepts and values you need to become a certified Scrum master (CSM) in a clear and beginner-friendly manner.
We will start by getting familiar with Agile software development and its main principles. Then, we will move on to the Scrum guide. In just under thirty video lectures, I will make sure you understand each role, event, and artifact of the Scrum framework.
Most other CSM courses take a couple of days – why waste money and time when you can learn Scrum from an expert in under two hours? By focusing on the essential concepts resented in this Scrum tutorial, you will master the framework in no time!
Meet Alex Kostritsa – a passionate instructor who cares for your success in learning what he’s got to share. Alex’s knowledge has been based on more than 8 years of working experience in an Agile environment. He took the role of a project manager which means he had to orchestrate the work of different professionals to achieve high business goals. And those projects were spread over a broad scope of domains, such as e-commerce, social networks, gambling.
Alex Kostritsa is a software manager and works hard to keep pace with the latest advancements, devoting a great deal of time and attention to self-development. That is actually the culture that he promotes, as formal education is not always necessary to get practical skills for doing real-world jobs. In the multiyear learning experience, Alex’s knowledge has been endorsed by various certifications, including KMP, APM, PSPO, PSM/CSM, CTFL, CTFL-AT.
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