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Software Project Lead to Advanced Scrum Master

  • 30 Courses | 24h 44m 25s
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Scrum Masters are responsible for promoting and supporting Agile Scrum by making sure everyone understands Scrum theory, practices, rules, and values. This Skillsoft Aspire journey will guide you through the different stages and skills required to go from a Software Project Lead to an advanced Scrum Master. 

Track 1: Software Project Lead

In this Aspire track of the Software Project Lead to Advanced Scrum Master Skillsoft Aspire journey, the focus will be on transitioning to Scrum, managing Scrum projects, and Lean and Scrum development practices.

  • 6 Courses | 4h 7m 55s

Track 2: Software Product Owner

In this track of the Software Project Lead to Advanced Scrum Master Skillsoft Aspire journey, the focus will be on Scrum product development.

  • 7 Courses | 6h 35m 24s

Track 3: Scrum Master

In this track of the Software Project Lead to Advanced Scrum Master Skillsoft Aspire journey, the focus will be on Scrum Master responsibilities with the team and Scrum meetings.

  • 9 Courses | 6h 18m 41s

Track 4: Advanced Scrum Master

In this track of the Software Project Lead to Advanced Scrum Master Skillsoft Aspire journey, the focus will be on team velocity, advanced Scrum concepts, scaling Scrum, and Scrum metrics and business values.

  • 8 Courses | 7h 42m 25s

COURSES INCLUDED

Transition to Scrum: Agile Foundation to Scrum
Discover how Scrum is applied to the Agile software project management approach, and explore the aspects of Agile, Scrum, and Lean and how they fit into the Agile mindset. In this 9-video course, learners will examine how Agile differs from traditional project management, the basics of Scrum, and the relationship between Scrum and both Agile and Lean. Common misconceptions about Scrum are also covered. Key concepts covered in this course include the strengths of Agile, Scrum, and Lean and how they relate to each other; comparing and contrasting Agile principles to traditional project management concepts; and learning the importance of adopting an Agile mindset to transition to Scrum. Explore the need to embrace an Agile mindset for transitioning to Scrum; compare and contrast Scrum to Agile; compare Scrum to Lean; and learn the basic concepts of Scrum and common misconceptions about Scrum, including how Scrum projects are often tracked and managed more accurately than other projects.
9 videos | 39m
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Transitioning to Scrum
In this 11-video course, you will explore foundations of the Scrum software project management methodology, and how an organization can make the transition to Scrum. Learners will explore the effectiveness of the Scrum methodology in transforming the developmental process. First, examine how Scrum, an iterative development process, can accommodate changes in scope. Then learn about several benefits of Scrum, including the leveraging of automation, and how incremental changes from one iteration to the next improves quality. You will examine the Scrum framework, an iterative process which focuses heavily on team collaboration. Next, you will learn the three key Scrum roles: product owner, Scrum master, and the Scrum team. Then examine the three key artifacts in Scrum: the product backlog, the product requirements, and the sprint backlog. This course discusses the five Scrum activities: the sprint, sprint planning, sprint review, daily Scrum, and the sprint retrospective. Finally, you will learn tips for introducing Scrum to an organization, and how to describe a Scrum and Agile methodology.
11 videos | 46m
has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Scrum Practices: Managing the Scrum Project
Learners can explore best practices for planning and managing in Scrum, an Agile framework for developing, delivering, and sustaining complex products, in this 11-video course. Examine how Scrum project management focuses on communication and collaboration, that teams should deliver often, respond to feedback, and work in short sprints to build incrementally. You will examine the three main Scrum artifacts, the product backlog, the product requirements, and the sprint backlog. Next, you will learn why Scrum planning is in 3-month increments. You will examine building a good Scrum team through forming, storming, norming, and performing stages, and the value of Agile team in product development. Learners will observe several Scrum estimating techniques, including planning poker, the bucket system, and dot voting. Then examine best practices for managing the product backlog. You will examine Scrum tracking practices, and the use of Agile metrics, then examine Scrum reporting and documentation. Finally, this course demonstrates how Scrum Quality Control and Assurance help achieve a quality product.
11 videos | 53m
has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Lean in Scrum: Lean Development Practices
Discover the concepts associated with Lean development practices, including the seven wastes of Lean and the seven principles of Lean, and how Lean development connects to the Scrum methodology.
Key concepts covered in this 10-video course include the origins and the seven wastes of Lean; how the seven wastes concept is an integral part of Lean thinking and helps to increase profitability; and examining the correlation between Lean and the Scrum methodology. Learn the first principle of Lean, eliminating waste in software development; the second principle of Lean, building quality into processes and products; and the third principle of Lean, creating knowledge and the infrastructure to properly document and retain valuable learning. Continue with the fourth principle of Lean, deferring commitment, which includes not to plan in excessive or great detail; the fifth principle of Lean, delivering fast; and the sixth principle of Lean, respecting people. Finally, study the seventh principle of Lean, optimizing the whole.
10 videos | 27m
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Applying Scrum Development Practices
This 8-video course explores several Scrum software project development practices. Learners will see a real-world scenario on how to adopt Scrum, and how to adopt those practices into organization. You will examine project development challenges that can be overcome by adopting Scrum, and how Scrum practices can be used to improve team performance. This course examines the three major roles in Scrum projects: product owner, Scrum master, and Scrum team. You will examine a Scrum main artifact: backlogs; and the collection of all the to-do items to complete the deliverable. You will learn about Sprint iterations in Scrum, which are usually a two-week period to conduct the work. Next, you will explore sprint planning, which is used to analyze what will be worked on during the next sprint. This course demonstrates how Scrum practices can improve production management. Learn how Scrum practices improve daily Scrum meeting, and how retrospective meetings can help with process improvements. Finally, you will learn how Scrum practices can be used to improve quality.
8 videos | 50m
has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Final Exam: Software PM Lead
Final Exam: Software Project Lead will test your knowledge and application of the topics presented throughout the Software Project Lead track of the Skillsoft Aspire Software Project Lead to Advanced Scrum Master Journey.
1 video | 30m
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Scrum Concepts & the Product Owner
This course explores Scrum, an Agile framework for developing, delivering, and sustaining complex products. In 11 videos, learners will examine the importance of the Scrum product with the Scrum framework. You will examine what a product is, how it differs from a project, and how the Scrum framework is used for product development. You will then examine the three defined roles in Scrum: the product owner, the Scrum master, and the Scrum team. This course examines responsibilities of the product owner, how the owner defines product direction, and guides the team through the development process. You will learn that the role of the Scrum master is to keep the team on track following the Scrum framework, and to ensure that meetings are scheduled, and time-boxed. You will learn that a Scrum team is a cross-functional, multidisciplinary, self-governing team, who together have the skill sets required to deliver a sprint. Finally, you will learn how to define the product by using affinity groupings, dot voting techniques, open-ended questions, and the Fist of Five method.
11 videos | 1h
has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Scrum Product: Defining the Why & How of the Product
This 12-video course explores developing a product, and how to use Scrum, an Agile framework for developing, delivering, and sustaining complex products. Learners will examine how a product idea is initiated through conversations with stakeholders and analyzing the market. First, learn how to identify the product's purpose, and how to develop a product strategy and design plan. You will learn how to develop a product strategy in Scrum. Then examine how the product strategy is affected by the Scrum master product owner and Scrum team. You will examine how different groups of stakeholders have different requirements for the product, and how to use customer research as input for defining the product. Next, you will explore the three roles on every Scrum team, and how the team builds, refines, and owns product backlog; learn to set priorities; and determine the team's direction. You will examine how to create effective user stories. Finally, this course examines empathy maps, how they help understand customers, and product discovery techniques that deliver a successful product.
12 videos | 1h
has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Scrum: Product Development Framework
During product development, there are some important principles and methods that Scrum product owners can use to improve the chances for a successful product launch. In this 12-video course, learners will discover the importance of transparency in setting goals and monitoring progress, how release burnup charts are used to track progress, and how Sprint Reviews are used to collect feedback and make better product decisions. Key concepts covered here include the importance of providing transparency on goals and progress during product development; examining the release burnup charts used in product development, and how they can be used to provide effective progress tracking; and how the Sprint Review helps with collecting feedback and making better product decisions. Then learn about guidelines and best practices used to conduct effective Sprint Reviews; describe tools and methods commonly used to validate assumptions during the product development process; and learn the purpose of a Minimal Viable Product and how it is used to test assumptions during product planning. Finally, learn the purpose of testi