Scrum: The Basics

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  • Course details

    If you've spent any time in the project management world, you've likely heard of scrum—the popular framework for managing complex processes. If this mysterious-sounding framework has piqued your interest, this course can help provide you with a basic understanding of what scrum is and how you can start implementing it at work. Follow scrum expert Kelley O'Connell as she walks through why scrum has taken the business world by storm, and how it asks you to organize your team and work. Plus, she explains how to manage your projects and measure how they're faring, and set manageable improvement goals.


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      Kelley O'Connell

      • Kelley is an agile trainer, process innovator, and project manager, currently at CSG International.

        She is the operations portfolio director at CSG, but also a project and process innovator who is passionate about the ways in which people, process, and innovation come together to create business art. As a project/program manager and agilest for almost 20 years, Kelley knows how to creatively evaluate and translate unique situations into successful outcomes. She has been an agile trainer and coach and has led software development and operations teams through multimillion dollar initiatives.

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  • Welcome

    - Agile project management has taken the business world by storm for the better part of the last two decades. And most recently, scrum is dominating the landscape. It may sound mysterious but at it's root scrum is a set of simple processes and practices that can help you harness the speed of change. Hi, I'm Kelley O'Connell and I've been in project management for more than 20 years. I spent the first half of my career executing waterfall style projects. But more recently, I've been practicing and coaching agile, specifically scrum. In this course, we'll explore the basics of what scrum really is and how you can use it in your work environment. First, we'll talk about why so many organizations are moving to scrum. Then we'll look at how scrum asks you to organize your work and your team. Finally, we'll discuss how to manage and measure your work on a continual basis. My hope is that by the end of this course you'll be well on your way to understanding how scrum has helped many…

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