Course Content

If you are new to Agile and Scrum frameworks, this is the perfect onboarding route for you. This online and on-demand modular Introduction to Agile & Scrum is a condense, high-impact video course covering why modern organisations need a new approach to business, as well as exploring the Theory, Practices, and Rules of Scrum.

It provides practical guidance for adopting Scrum and continuously improving your organisation. The training is structured into seven modules suitable for anyone who is interested in learning about Agile and Scrum.

2 hours of on-demand video delivered by Certified Scrum Trainers and deeply experienced Agile coaches helps you get to grips with the foundation elements of Scrum and Agile, and gives you valuable insights into why Agile frameworks are vital for building valuable products, services and companies in the 21st Century.

This course contains 7 bitesize modules covering a range of topics in Agile and Scrum:

  1. 3
    • The History of Scrum

    • Empirical Process Control

    • The Definition and Use of Scrum

    • Scrum Values

    • Module 2 Quiz

  2. 4
    • The Scrum Roles

    • The Product Owner

    • The Developers

    • The Scrum Master

    • Module 3 Quiz

  3. 5
    • The Scrum Artifacts

    • The Product Backlog

    • The Sprint Backlog

    • The Increment

    • Module 4 Quiz

  4. 6
    • The Scrum Events

    • The Sprint

    • Sprint Planning

    • The Daily Scrum

    • The Sprint Review

    • The Sprint Retrospective

    • Product Backlog Refinement

    • Module 5 Quiz

  5. 7
    • The Commitments

    • The Product Goal

    • The Sprint Goal

    • The Definition of Done

    • Module 6 Quiz

  6. 8
    • User Stories

    • Estimating

    • Planning & Forecasting

    • Hints & Tips from the Field

  7. 9
    • Thank You

    • Further Reading

    • Further Support & Alumni Discount Code

    • Feedback


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What's Included?

  • A 2 hour immersive virtual learning experience taught by two highly respected, globally renowned educators, John McFadyen and Karim Harbott.

  • On-demand video lectures, interactive exercises, quizzes to validate the learning and further reading.

  • Monthly live group coaching calls with your trainer to have your burning questions answered and get even more practical insights and tips!

  • Downloadable certificate upon course completion, signed by John McFadyen

  • Continuous access to the digital course on our secure learning platform.

  • 2 Scrum Education Units (SEUs).

  • 15% Alumni discount to use on future Agile Centre Digital Academy courses.

Get to Know Your Trainers

John McFadyen, Agile Centre Partner

John McFadyen is a business and executive Agile coach with proven experience in coaching senior managers and executives at some of the world's largest organisations. John works with people and teams to unlock new perspectives and approaches to achieving their goals.

Blending his 15 years' experience in Agile frameworks and Lean techniques from the software development world with his professional coach training and complexity theory, John has created a unique approach to coaching with a strong focus on end goals, the right level of planning and actions designed to gain momentum.

Recently these skills have been used to help organisations build their internal Agile capability by forming and coaching communities of practice. This has been achieved through the development of the internal experienced practitioners within the organisation into high performing coaches.

Karim Harbott, Agile Centre Partner

Karim is a leadership and business agility expert, entrepreneur, author, and international keynote speaker. He has over a decade of experience helping organisations with business agility, working with some of the most complex organisations anywhere in the world.

Karim’s work involves advising on business agility, agile at scale, leadership development, culture change, strategy and innovation. Karim stresses pragmatic, context-appropriate approaches over rigid out-of-the-box solutions. He has held several senior roles in the agile space including Head of Scaled Agile at global strategy consultancy McKinsey & Co where he led the development of their global agile transformation strategy.

Karim is one of only a handful of people globally to hold the Certified Agile Leadership (CAL) Educator, Certified Scrum Trainer® (CST), and Certified Enterprise Coach® (CEC) status. He is also an
ICF Professional Certified Coach® (PCC) and Certified Leadership Agility® 360 Coach.

Karim is the creator of the Business Agility Canvas, a widely-used strategic tool for driving agile transformations. He also serves as a non executive director at the Scrum Alliance, and is the author of the best-selling book The 6 Enablers of Business Agility: How to Thrive in an Uncertain World.

  • Learn at your own pace

    Take as much time as you need to assimilate the concepts, pause when you need to, rewind if you have missed something or repeat the classes as many times as necessary.

  • High quality learning at your convenience

    Learn from the best in the industry with content that is refined, continuously updated and relevant! Work through the course from anywhere, and at anytime. You have continuous access.

  • Join our growing community

    Become part of a successful and participative community, with which you will be able to share knowledge, experiences and all kinds of relevant information.

Why Choose Us?

At Agile Centre, we don’t just teach Agile, we live it. A great deal of our success has been achieved by actively practising Agile and Scrum values in all departments.

  • We have designed this course from the ground up for self-paced, on-demand learning using tried and tested techniques to provide an engaging and compelling experience.

  • Our courses are delivered by highly respected Certified Scrum Trainers with decades of experience delivering high-quality Scrum training, coaching and consulting.


Who is the course suitable for?

This on-demand training is suitable for anyone who is interested in learning about Agile and Scrum, either from a beginner level, or as refresh of existing knowledge. As this course is an introductory course, no experience of Agile and Scrum is required to enrol. 

What will participants learn?

  • The Trouble With Traditional Approaches: Why modern project management needs Agile in an age of VUCA
  • The Manifesto for Agile Software Development: Reviewing the seminal 2001 text and principles that started it all
  • An Overview of Agile: What are the elements of Agile? What are its advantages? What does it mean for your organisation?
  • An Overview of The Scrum Framework: How can teams work on complex products in a responsive way and get results?
  • Scrum Roles & Responsibilities: What is a Product Owner? What is a Scrum Master? What is a Scrum Team? What do they do?
  • Scrum Artefacts: What is a Product Backlog? What is a Sprint Backlog? What is a Product Increment?
  • Scrum Events: What is Sprint Planning? What is a Daily Scrum? What is a Sprint Review? What is a Sprint Retrospective?
  • Scrum Commitments: What is a Product Goal? What is a Sprint Goal? What is a Definition of Done?
  • Supporting Practices: The best ways to support and enable Scrum to ensure true agility.

How is self-paced learning different from live delivery?

The benefit of learning in this way means you can learn at your own pace. You can ‘rewind’ and go over the same section more than once. You can learn from wherever is most convenient to you – and you don’t have to take away from work time.

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