Agile and Scrum Basics – A Training Course Review
Agile and Scrum: Understanding the basics easily is a popular Udemy course that introduces students to the Agile Manifesto, the Scrum Framework, Scrum Values, Roles and meetings. The words agile and Scrum have been around for a number of years, but for people who have not given it much time or thought until now, then this is the course that will explain the basics of what agile is and how Scrum fits into it.
This course has been designed for beginners. It has short video lectures and an accompanying Course Workbook where they will write their notes and do exercises in. There is also a short quiz at the end and suggestions for further learning. This on-demand course will be available to the student for lifetime, accessible also on iOS and Android devices. In case the student is not satisfied, he or she has 30 days to get a full refund from Udemy.
The Agile and Scrum course is specifically designed for beginners. It is also necessary for students to print the Course Workbook to be able to fully participate in the exercises and the course as a whole.
Course Objectives and Learnings
By the end of the Agile and Scrum Basics course, students would have listened to a total of 18 short video lectures with 33 minutes of content. They would have learned of and be able to discuss what the Agile Manifesto is, and what Scrum is and how it fits into agile. They will also be able to identify and discuss the 5 Scrum core values, the Scrum Framework and the meetings involved, as well as the 3 roles and their corresponding responsibilities.
As mentioned, this is a beginners course, ideal for those who have heard of agile and Scrum but not the details of it. Those who are in IT, software development and project management will gain the most benefit, although interested professionals in all sectors and industries will find something applicable.
Agile and Scrum Basics is divided into 6 sections. The first section is a short introduction of less than 2 minutes of video. It also contains 18 pages of the Course Workbook that needs to be printed. Section 2 discusses the Agile Manifesto while Section 3 details the important values that guides those who use Scrum. The fourth section presents the Scrum Framework, the fifth section details the 3 roles and its corresponding responsibilities, and the last section contains a 10-questionnaire quiz, suggestions for further learning and an evaluation.
Karen Greaves is an agile coach and trainer with 15 years of software industry experience. She has performed various roles such as developer, tester, project manager, ScrumMaster and Product Owner. She has been using agile techniques since 2002, has been coaching agile teams and individuals since 2008, and has co-authored several books under the Growing Agile series.
Samantha Laing is an agile coach and trainer who has worked with many teams, Product Owners, ScrumMasters and Managers. She also has co-authored several books under the Growing Agile series, and regularly speaks on international agile conferences.
Agile and Scrum: Understanding the basics easily is a popular course with high student enrollment. More than 1000 students are currently enrolled. It has received an average of 4 out of 5 rating from 4 reviewers. One reviewer described the course as providing a great overview of agile and Scrum.
Christian Steinbrich gave it a rating of 3. He acknowledged that the course is supposed to give only an overview but suggested that additional quizzes will create more value for the course.