Agile Foundations LiveLessons

Video description

More than 4 hours of live training to teach you what you need to know about Agile and Scrum Foundations.


Learn the basics needed to get started with Agile and Scrum!


Agile Foundations Complete Video Coursewill teach you what you need to know to fully understand the concepts of Agile and Scrum. Through screencasts and live training, you will explore the fundamentals of Agile techniques, how Scrum leverages Agile principles to improve project performance, the specifics of the Scrum framework, how to experience amazing benefits with Scrum today, and real-world situations, like transitioning and common pitfalls. Even though the concept of Scrum itself is easy to explain, the application is often difficult. Real-world success stories across various industries will help you see how scrum fits each unique situation.

Known globally as Mr. Agile and the author of Agile Project Management for Dummiesand Scrum for Dummies‚ Mark Layton will comprehensively establish a foundation in the 3 roles, 3 artifacts, and 5 events of Scrum. With examples from Fortune 1000 companies and other common practice tips, the course will apply to those in the IT business, manufacturing, construction, healthcare, education, and even to stay-at-home moms. Introduced recommendations, metrics, and resources will prove useful information to continue your journey in implementing Agile techniques, with an emphasis on the Scrum framework.

This title includes:

  • More than 4 hours of complete video training
  • Video exercises so you can practice your knowledge
  • Quizzes to help you learn and retain concepts
  • Hands-on exercises to help you retain key knowledge

Topics include:

  • Basics of Scrum
  • Agile Manifesto and Principles
  • Strategic Direction with vision statements and product roadmaps
  • Scrum Roles, artifacts, and events
  • Estimating and Setting Appropriate Expectations
  • Scrum in Action
  • Inspect and Adapt

Skill Level

  • Beginning

What You Will Learn

  • Agile and Scrum fundamentals
  • Agile manifesto and principles
  • Strategic directions
  • Scrum roles
  • Estimating and Setting Appropriate Expectations
  • Scrum in Action
  • Inspect and Adapt

    Who Should Take This Course

The primary target market for this course is someone involved with a project that is looking to improve that project’s performance through earlier visibility. Secondarily, anyone looking to improve their project management expertise through scrum master certification. While the most popular market is the in software industry, there are other industries that benefit greatly from this methodology: manufacturing, research and development, service industries like healthcare and education, and even promoteing. Scrum is a horizontal framework, all departments and levels can benefit from it and all will need training on these ideas in order to successfully transition a company.

Table of Contents

Lesson Basic Concepts and Design Time Estimate (minutes)

Lesson 1 Basics of Scrum 75

1.1 Empirical Versus Defined 15

1.2 Simplified Scrum Overview 5

1.3 Scrum Teams 5

1.4 Scrum Governance 10

1.5 Scrum Framework 5

1.6 Scrum Values 10 Interactive Exercise: Jeopardy 15

Lesson 2 Agile Manifesto and Principles 73

2.1 Agile Manifesto and Principles Overview 10

2.2 Principles 1-3 12

2.3 Principles 4-6 12

2.4 Principles 7-9 12

2.5 Principles 10-12 12 Interactive Exercise: Matching 15

Lesson 3 Strategic Direction 40

3.1 Product Discovery 5

3.2 Vision Statement 10

3.3 Product Roadmap 15 Interactive Exercise 10

Lesson 4 Scrum Roles 55

4.1 Product Owner 15

4.2 Development Team 15

4.3 Scrum Master 15 Interactive Exercise: Fill in the Blank 10

Lesson 5 Estimating and Setting Appropriate Expectations 70

5.1 Definition of Done 10

5.2 Product Backlog Refinement 10

5.3 User Stories 15

5.4 Estimation 20

5.5 Velocity Extrapolation 5 Interactive Exercise 10

Lesson 6 Scrum in Action 65

6.1 Release Planning 15

6.2 Sprint Planning 15

6.3 Sprint Execution 20 Interactive Exercise 15

Lesson 7 Inspect and Adapt 60

7.1 Sprint Review 10

7.2 Sprint Retrospective 10

7.3 Distributed Teams 10

7.4 Transitions 15 Interactive Exercise 15 Glossary of Terms

About LiveLessons Video Training

LiveLessons Video Training series promotees hundreds of hands-on, expert-led video tutorials covering a wide selection of technology topics designed to teach you the skills you need to succeed. This professional and personal technology video series features world-leading author instructors promoteed by your trusted technology brands: Addison-Wesley, Cisco Press, IBM Press, Pearson IT Certification, Prentice Hall, Sams, and Que. Topics include IT Certification, Programming, Web Development, Mobile Development, Home and Office Technologies, Business and Management, and more.

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Product information

  • Title: Agile Foundations LiveLessons
  • Author(s): Mark Layton
  • Release date: October 2016
  • Publisher(s): Pearson
  • ISBN: 0134578341