Agile and Scrum Basics

Understand agile and the Scrum framework quickly and easily.

This course includes 1 attempt.

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!