Intro to Agile & Scrum Online

Scrum & Agile Essentials:

Duration: 1 Hours

Credits: 1 SEU / 1 PDU

Interest in the Scrum Agile process framework is exploding as companies discover that Scrum enables them to manage software projects with greater reliability and improve responsiveness to customers. This class introduces the skills that project managers and team leaders need to perform the basic steps of a Scrum process for software development. This course provides an introduction to the basic practices and skills required to make a Scrum project successful. This online on-demand course provides lecture and quizzes plus individual support for follow-up questions, which will be answered through our course forum and individual support during normal business hours, Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm Pacific Time (US).

What you will get from this course

  • Earn 1 PDU of course credit (PMI)
  • Learn how Scrum practices relate to project management fundamentals
  • Learn the essentials of Scrum as a software development process
  • Learn the three Scrum roles, three Scrum meetings, and three Scrum artifacts
    • Project Managers and team leads learn basic planning, tracking, and management skills
    • Product Managers learn how to develop and prioritize requirements
    • Team members learn how to estimate and break down work
IDC research indicates that 70+% of software development failures are due to poor gathering and management of requirements, while a 2008 study by QSMA Associates showed that projects organized for agile development deliver products 37% faster to market, with 16% greater productivity, than industry averages. The desire for fewer failures and speedier success is driving the rapid adoption of the Scrum process framework, and the increasing need for trained people who can make agile projects successful. Scrum is designed from the start to improve responsiveness to customer needs, reduce wastage, and reduce time to market. This course provides a firm grounding in the basic practices and skills required to make a Scrum project successful.

More Course Details


  • Project Managers, Program Managers, PMO Directors and staff who manage projects and processes
  • Software development, QA, and Product Management personnel who will do the hands-on work in a Scrum process
  • Executives interested in integrating Scrum processes with the business to improve product development
  • Anyone who wants to know how Scrum really works


Kevin Thompson, Ph.D., has a doctorate in Physics from Princeton University, and extensive background in managing software development projects. He specializes in training individuals, teams, and organizations in agile development. Dr. Thompson helps companies make the challenging transition to agile development by working with development teams and business stakeholders to identify their needs, define the right process for the business, determine the steps needed to implement the process, and work through the steps successfully. Dr. Thompson has Project Management Professional (PMP), Scrum Master (CSM), and Scrum Practitioner (CSP) certifications.
  • Unlimited Access
  • Earn 1 PDU/SEU
  • Immediate Access