Scrum and Agile

The basics in ONE hour | taught by Samantha Laing & Karen Greaves

Course description

Understand agile and the Scrum framework quickly and easily

You've probably heard of agile and Scrum, most people have. If you are completely new to it, the terms and concepts might seem a bit overwhelming. Even if you've been doing Scrum for a while, we find people have different interpretations of what these words mean. Many people learned about Scrum by doing some form of it, but have never actually been trained on what the Scrum framework is and what the purpose of the meetings and roles are. As a result there are many things about Scrum that are misunderstood.

This course is for everyone. People completely new to agile looking for a quick overview and teams who have been doing it for a while looking for a refresher on the basics.

We've also structured it to be something you can do in a single sitting of 1 hour, or over a week watching only a few minutes at a time. We've included exercises you can do to deepen your learning.

What You'll Learn

In this course, you will:

  • Learn about the agile manifesto and what agile means
  • Understand how Scrum relates to agile and other frameworks and practices
  • Know that the Scrum framework is comprised of 3 roles and 5 meetings
  • Be able to identify key responsibilities of the 3 Scrum roles: Product Owner, Scrum Master and Team
  • Understand the key purpose of each of the Scrum meetings (Backlog grooming/refinement, Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review and Sprint Retrospective)
  • Know common mistakes teams make when implementing Scrum, and our key coaching tips to avoid these

Created by Karen Greaves and Samantha Laing of Growing Agile, this course is infused by more than 8 years of experience training teams in Scrum across the world.

Topics Covered

This course will cover everything you need to know to get started with Scrum, or refresh your knowledge and help you to improve.

  • The Agile Manifesto
  • The Scrum Values
  • The Scrum framework
  • The 3 Scrum Roles
  • The Product Backlog
  • Backlog Grooming/Refinement
  • Relative estimation and story points
  • Sprint Planning
  • The Sprint
  • Daily Scrum
  • Definition of Done
  • Sprint Review
  • Sprint Retrospective

What You Get

This course includes exercises for you to do as you work through the course.

There is a quiz to test your knowledge at the end of the course. You can even take it at the start to assess if you need to improve your knowledge.

Each section of this course includes:

  • An optional warm up exercise to connect you with the topic before you watch the video
  • A short video lesson
  • An optional exercise to help you apply your learning
  • Additional learning to explore the topic further

You can use as little or as much of the exercises as you need. You may choose to watch only the videos, or to do all the exercises and additional reading.

Who Should Take This Course?

This course is right for you if:

  • You know nothing about agile and Scrum and would like an understanding of the terminology used
  • You use Scrum but aren't sure what the purpose of all the meetings are
  • You want to understand the difference between the Scrum Master role and a traditional project manager
  • You have Scrum fatigue and want to go back to basics
  • You do Scrum but have never actually been trained in what it is
  • You are using Scrum but finding that it is not working well

Grow your Scrum knowledge today, and improve the way you work!


Samantha Laing  & Karen Greaves
Samantha Laing & Karen Greaves
Agile Coaches and Trainers

Together we have a combined 25+ years in software development, ranging from development to testing to managing. Of these, more than 15 years have been dedicated to our combined passion for agile software development.

We are committed to continuously learn and grow our skills through conferences, reading, blogging and local community groups. Our goal is to keep growing agile!

Feel free to get in touch with us if you have any questions.

info@growingagile.co.za

@growingagile

Reviews (19)

by Kgomotso Petlele
I really enjoyed the videos which made it easy for me to take notes as well including the exercises. I would recommend this course to other colleagues as it puts the whole meaning into perspective.

Good resource on Agile

by Venkatesh Nagaraj
Very useful for beginners and the course content, delivery and exercises were excellent.

A simply MUST-DO

by Wanda Coustas
So thrilled with growing agile's "the basics in ONE hour" free course - what a gift, thank you. Can't wait to find out more about your 'paid for' courses and online book offerings - well done Karen & Sam! Am thrilled at how easy you made it to get to grips with all things Scrum Master...
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by Kgomotso Petlele
I really enjoyed the videos which made it easy for me to take notes as well including the exercises. I would recommend this course to other colleagues as it puts the whole meaning into perspective.

Good resource on Agile

by Venkatesh Nagaraj
Very useful for beginners and the course content, delivery and exercises were excellent.

A simply MUST-DO

by Wanda Coustas
So thrilled with growing agile's "the basics in ONE hour" free course - what a gift, thank you. Can't wait to find out more about your 'paid for' courses and online book offerings - well done Karen & Sam! Am thrilled at how easy you made it to get to grips with all things Scrum Master...

10/10

by San-Marie du Preez
Hi guys Great course! Packaged really well and just the right amount of info.

Mastering the Basic of Scrum and Agile

by Sanrie van der Westhuizen
Dear Karen and Sam, Thank you so much for creating the platform to learn more about Scrum and Agile training in such an user friendly and focused manner. I enjoyed it so much and would definitely invest in education based on your method and website

by Joseph Manzungu

Awesome

by Anthea Daniels
I thoroughly enjoyed the layout of this course. It was informative, creative and engaging.

Feedback on online course

by Bernadine Claassen
I found this online course very useful and very informative. It gave me a pretty good idea of the concept of Agile and scrum and enough detail was provided for me to be able to score 60% in the test. I would recommend this to anyone. I found that most of the principles I can apply in my own area (Talent Acquisition department) so not just only relevant to IT. Thank you very much.

Fantastic!

by Jānis Peisenieks
This course helped me demystify Scrum for myself in no time. A+

Excellent course on the basics

by Vaikunth Sriram
Really loved the way this has been structured, where you touch upon the key and important things that need to be considered when running Scrums... Duration and structure, and presentation - Awesome!

by Vukosi Mathebula

by Abel Bagamery

Change in Thinking

by Vinodha Govender
I really enjoyed the course and at first was still stuck on the old traditional project management methodology. After completing the course, I understand the concepts better and am keen to adopt this at my work place. Thank you.

Excellent!!

by Jyothsna Shetty
Excellent Content. Refreshed a lot of things that was done as part of the training last year and more. However, the training for me took much more than an hour :-(.

A basics course with all the information clear and visually understandable

by Carolina Graffe
For an experienced and certified Scrum Master, this was a very enlightened course. It will refresh some of the core basic statements and also can be used for reading good material on basic and day to day stuff that sometimes we let slip. It's a great way to interact with the Scrum values and the process, for beginners it proposes a well understanding of the Scrum values and agile principles, and for more experienced people, just go over the basics and remind us of how close we can get to practice better our values related to Scrum.

Basics Scrum Agile

by adrian dollie
Wow Awesome Ladies. What can I say? Content - enough for different levels. Structure - easy to follow. Flowing Facilitators- knowledgeable on the topics. But able to keep it simple. Sam!!!! Thanks for yr advice. Thank You. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Awesome run through of the basics

by Anne du Plessis
This is a fantastic run through of the basics, AND comes with additional exercises and tips AND it's free!! Awesome course that I'm hoping to get all our IT staff to do and then make part of our new staff on boarding.

The Basics

by Xavier Mehl
Thank you. Scrum and Agile Basics in ONE Hour really gave me an overview of what Scrum and Agile is about and how operations work.

Brief and nice content

by andres cespedes
An excellent way to understand the concepts of the Agile manifesto and learn about scrum.