• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

Successful Scrum implementation begins with effective backlog development. In this course, you'll learn about key activities required when developing the product and sprint backlogs, including release planning best practices and conducting the sprint planning meeting. You'll also learn about best practices for handling common challenges when developing the product and sprint backlogs.

Learning Objectives

Release Planning Participants

  • start the course
  • identify the purpose of the release planning meeting
  • describe the responsibilities of the product owner
  • describe the responsibilities of the ScrumMaster
  • describe the responsibilities of the team

Conducting the Sprint Planning Meeting

  • specify how to evaluate user stories
  • specify how to prioritize user stories
  • specify how to estimate user stories
  • specify how to identify risk and sequence
  • identify best practices for consulting the team

Product Backlog Development Common Challenges

  • identify techniques for dealing with an absent product owner
  • identify techniques for dealing with the wrong product owner
  • specify how to manage product owner proxy
  • identify techniques for dealing with conflicting product goals
  • identify techniques for working with an inexperienced team
  • describe the definition of done

Developing the Sprint Backlog

  • identify characteristics of commitment-driven planning
  • identify characteristics of velocity-driven planning

Sprint Backlog Common Challenges

  • identify techniques for managing unusable user stories
  • identify techniques for handling variable sprint durations
  • identify techniques for handling feature-driven sprints
  • identify techniques for managing lack of estimation data

Practice: Product development using Scrum

  • use scrum in the product development process

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.

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