Managing Projects Using Scrum

Managing Projects Using Scrum Courseware (MPS)

This one-day course will help take your team and project to the next level. Using a combination of lecture, demonstrations, hands-on activities, and team-based exercises, attendees will experience how to deliver software using the Scrum framework while reducing waste and developing an agile mindset.

Who should take this class?
Product Owners, Scrum Masters, developers, testers, architects, business analysts, team leaders, and managers who want to improve the way their software is delivered should attend. Both technical and non-technical people will benefit from these discussions.

Publisher: Accentient, Inc.


This course provides several learning objectives and benefits

  • Describe agile software development values and principles
  • Explain why empiricism is best suited for complex work
  • Learn the Scrum framework
  • List and explain the various Scrum accountabilities (roles)
  • List and explain the various Scrum events
  • List and explain the various Scrum artifacts
  • List and explain the various Scrum commitments
  • Refine a Product Backlog
  • Take a lean approach to requirement
  • Differentiate requirements and specifications
  • Explain the importance of acceptance criteria
  • Agile estimation techniques
  • Create a Definition of “Ready”
  • Create a Definition of Done
  • Reduce waste during development


1. The Scrum Framework

  • The Agile manifesto
  • Empiricism, inspection, adaptation, transparency
  • The Scrum Guide
  • The Scrum framework
  • Scrum accountabilities (roles), events, artifacts, and commitments
  • Complementary practices

2. Scrum in Action

  • Refining the Product Backlog
  • Planning a Sprint
  • Planning and executing daily work
  • Conducting a Sprint Review
  • Conducting a Sprint Retrospective 

3. Adopting Scrum

  • Changing organizational culture
  • Adoption blockers and common issues
  • Definition of Done
  • Handling undone work
  • Improving dysfunctional behavior
  • Attributes of a Professional Scrum Developer
  • Case studies

Required Prerequisites

Having some project management and software development experience, either as a team member or as a project manager, is recommended.

Useful Prerequisites

Experience with Agile software development, and Scrum in particular, are also helpful, but not required. Attendees should read and be familiar with the Scrum Guide prior to class.


Length: 1 day | $75.00 per copy

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What is Included?
  • Student Manual
  • PowerPoint Presentation