Scrum for Managers Online Course

The role of the manager in a software company is changing. No longer is it about driving people to achieve results. Now it is about enabling teams to be hyper-productive. But how can this be accomplished? Scrum, an agile framework, has been used successfully to build hyper-productive teams. What is Scrum? How can a manager build hyper-productive teams that outpace everyone else? In this talk you will hear exactly what Scrum is, its base components, and the traits required to help ensure success.

Mitch Lacey, former Microsoft program manager will share his experiences helping teams adopt the Scrum framework. In the course of his work he identified four patterns that were present in teams that succeeded, but were absent in teams that failed.

This session is targeted at high level and C level executives what they need to work with Scrum teams and tools and techniques to drive the organization to a higher productive state. This workshop is approximately two hours in length and can be added to any larger training class or engagement.

Course Outline

  • Overview of Agile - What are the principles and values of agile and Scrum and how do they drive the heart of the organization?
  • Roles in Scrum - The roles are simple but understanding them and making a fluid, dynamic team is hard. This section dives into the roles and what makes them tick.
  • Artifacts in Scrum - Mapping project plans and managing specifications can be a challenge, especially if everything is done up front. In this section, we look at the artifacts in Scrum and how the work that is done traditionally is still there but is done differently.
  • Meetings - Everyone loves meetings, mostly. Scrum appears to have more meetings, and that may appear true. Understanding what the meetings are for and how they build dynamic, high performing teams is crucial to a successful Scrum implementation.
  • Managers - What is the role of a manager in a Scrum team? Or a development lead or manager for that matter? In this section we will explore the less talked about parts of implementing Scrum - the role of the manager - and look at ways to make everyone successful.

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