• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

Executing a Scrum sprint can pose unique challenges, but there are ways to mitigate your risk. This course provides an overview of techniques for overcoming challenges you might face when executing sprint, including how to manage issues with daily standups, sprint reviews, and sprint retrospectives. This course also provides techniques for handling technical debt challenges and distributed scrum.

Learning Objectives

Handling Daily Standup Challenges

  • start the course
  • identify techniques for dealing with non-attendance
  • identify techniques for managing daily standup duration issues
  • identify techniques for managing inconsistent scheduling
  • identify techniques for detecting risks
  • recognize characteristics of the "pig" role

Handling Sprint Execution Challenges

  • specify how to manage additional work requirements
  • identify how to manage outside interference
  • specify how to manage extra efforts
  • identify techniques for dealing with Sprint duration challenges

Handling Sprint Review Challenges

  • specify how to manage a lack of Sprint reviews
  • identify methods for managing unprepared teams
  • identify how to manage an incomplete product backlog
  • identify how to deal with an unavailable product backlog
  • identify best practices for establishing accountability

Handling Sprint Retrospectives Challenges

  • identify how to manage a lack of Sprint Retrospectives
  • identify how to manage excessive process changes in an iteration

Handling Definition of Done Challenges

  • identify how to manage unrealistic expectations
  • identify characteristics of a user registration, first iteration example
  • identify characteristics of a user registration, second iteration example
  • identify characteristics of a user registration, final iteration example

Handling Technical Debt Challenges

  • recognize the benefits of addressing technical debt
  • recognize the risks of ignoring technical debt

Distributed Scrum

  • recognize the general challenges of distributed Scrum
  • identify general best practices in Scrum communications
  • describe characteristics of each communication method of the CRS
  • recognize best practices in distributed Scrum communications

Practice: Sprint Challenges

  • address sprint execution challenges

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) identified within the Specialty Areas listed below. Click to view Specialty Area details within the interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.

Feedback

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