Agile Methodology. Effective Business Management

Manage a team, launch a product needed on the market, gain success - using the most popular US methodology

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What you will get:
Essential business management methods
The principles of project management
Using Agile techniques in your personal life
A step-by-step guide to implementing SCRUM in process management
Defining scrum master, backlog, sprint, and more
About this course
All companies should be equipped to rapidly adjust their strategy based on changes in external circumstances. When working with digital projects, management standards are the name of the game. This is especially relevant for smaller market players.

This series of lectures is dedicated to the agile and scrum methodologies - the most effective business management methods of the 21st century. The instruments introduced in these lectures will take your startup through all the stages of product development.

The agile approach covers general methods for organizing the work process, with a heavy emphasis on quickly meeting customer needs, a focus on feedback and a simplified organizational structure. The scrum methodology will help you set up your processes to ensure that results can be delivered even in the shortest time possible.
Course structure

Lesson 1. Welcome to Agile

We will cover the main methodologies used in business and focus on scrum. In this lesson, you will find out the underlying principles of a project management system, learn about sprints and waterfalls, as well as the principles of agile which serve as the basis for flexible development. Additional materials include practical tips that will allow you to implement Agile in your personal life.

Lesson 2. The structure of SCRUM

We will take a closer look at the scrum methodology. You will learn the definitions of terms including scrum master, backlog, and other components of the agile framework. Project management is always completed through task completion cycles called sprints. That’s why part of the lesson will be devoted to this crucial aspect of management. Additional materials include a step-by-step guide to scrum.

Lesson 3. Sprint

This lesson is solely dedicated to sprints: from goal-setting to finish. Additional materials include a checklist featuring the 9 rules of brainstorming and a straightforward sprint guide that explains how any idea can be tested within five days.

Lesson 4. Leaders and their teams

No project can be successful without a wise leader to coordinate the team’s work. We will discuss the qualities that this person should have and develop to reach their full potential. In our additional materials, you will discover a visual guide to create the perfect scrum team.

Lesson 5. Product owners and their responsibilities

Here, we will talk about product owners and the practical and interpersonal skills they need. In our additional materials, we will include a visual reference and a list including the roles and responsibilities of a Product Owner. The agile methodology includes a lot of terms that can be confusing. To accelerate your learning process, we will include a scrum guide with a concise description of the main terms.

Lesson 6. The development team: together as one

Аgile is extremely customer-centric, with an emphasis on proper feedback. The team is responsible for making the customer’s dreams a reality. That’s why it is important to discuss the structure of the team, their collaboration, and communication with customers. Additional materials include a checklist that can be used to assess the efficiency of your team.

Lesson 7. Scrum processes and sprint planning

We will study the most effective sprint planning methods and actions for crisis management in detail. Implementing the tips given in this lesson will contribute to greater stability in your business. Additional materials include a graphic checklist of rules for applying the Scrum methodology.

Lesson 8. Daily scrum meetings

Scrum meetings are a regular process that affects the productivity of your entire team. In this lesson, you will find out how to use a scrum board and which questions you should ask your colleagues. We will also cover the most common mistakes made at these meetings and alternative meetups. Additional materials include a checklist of the characteristics of a successful meeting.

Lesson 9. Sprint reviews

This lesson is dedicated to the sprint review - a process that makes it possible to evaluate your work and review the product development plan. As usual, we will discuss the best ways to set up sprint reviews to ensure high efficiency. Additional materials include instructions that can be used to interview potential customers during the testing stage.

Lesson 10. Sprint retrospectives

We will discuss sprint retrospectives and their main goals. We will also share several interesting ideas that can be used during these meetings. Additional materials include a feedback form that can be shared with your development team.

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