Agile Foundations Complete Video Course
By Mark C. Layton
Publisher: Pearson
Final Release Date: October 2016
Run time: 3 hours 40 minutes

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 Course will 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 Dummies and 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 publishing. 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

1.7                 Pathway to Product                                  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                                     


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