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Essential Applications for Agile Scrum Project Management

Discover a range of popular tools used by Scrum teams to improve Agile project management processes.

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Examine the applications of Scrum tools used within Agile projects

Scrum project management relies on an iterative, collaborative approach to product delivery, and there are a range of online tools you can use to enhance your team’s Agile workflow.

On this course, you’ll gain an overview of software including Jira, Zoom, and Trello. Using case studies throughout, you’ll discover real-world applications for each tool and identify how each contributes to Agile working.

Improve project delivery processes throughout Scrum Rituals

Beginning with Jira, you’ll learn how to efficiently plan, track, release, and report on your projects.

Guided each step of the way, you’ll learn how to track your product development, from the initial planning stages to the final retrospective.

With these skills, you’ll be able deliver flexible planning, value-driven prioritisation, transparent execution, and actionable results with ease.

Develop your digital collaboration and teamwork skills

With an increase in hybrid and remote working, tools that aid digital collaboration and teamwork are now more important than ever.

You’ll learn how to implement Zoom and Microsoft Teams to ensure your online meetings are easy to schedule and host, and your team can communicate seamlessly across channels, wherever they are in the world.

Enhance your Scrum board project visualisation

Boards are a key component of Agile frameworks, providing a visual aid for teams to track and update their progress.

You’ll explore boards in Jira and Microsoft Planner, comparing the functionality of each and choosing the most appropriate for your own team.

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to identify a variety of Scrum project management software tools and demonstrate how they’re used to improve project management and delivery.

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Syllabus

  • Week 1

    Scrum rituals and Jira

    • Introduction to the course

      Welcome to Essential Applications for Agile Scrum Project Management and the start of your learning journey, brought to you by Packt.

    • Daily Scrum and sprint review meetings

      In this activity, we will explore Scrum rituals such as daily Scrum and sprint review meetings.

    • Jira as project management tool

      In this activity, we will discuss Jira from Atlassian as an Agile project management tool.

    • Wrap up

      You have reached the end of Week 1. In this activity, you'll reflect on what you have learned.

  • Week 2

    Zoom and Microsoft Teams as project management tools

    • Introduction to Week 2

      Welcome to Week 2. In this activity we'll highlight the main topics that will be covered this week.

    • Zoom as project management tool

      In this activity, we will discuss Zoom and why it is used by so many Scrum and Agile teams who work remotely.

    • Microsoft Teams as a project management tool

      In this activity, we will discuss Microsoft Teams as a project management tool.

    • Wrap up

      You have reached the end of Week 2. In this activity, you'll reflect on what you have learned.

  • Week 3

    Microsoft Planner and OneDrive as project management tools

    • Introduction to Week 3

      Welcome to Week 3. In this activity we'll highlight the main topics that will be covered this week.

    • Microsoft Planner as project management tool

      In this activity, we will explore Microsoft Planner as a project management tool.

    • OneDrive as a project management tool

      In this activity, we will be introduced to OneDrive as a project management tool.

    • Wrap up

      You have reached the end of Week 3. In this activity, you'll reflect on what you have learned.

  • Week 4

    Trello as a project management tool and Scrum and Agile in practice

    • Introduction to Week 4

      Welcome to Week 4. In this activity we'll highlight the main topics that will be covered this week.

    • Trello

      In this activity, we will discuss Trello and how to use it as a project management tool.

    • Scrum and Agile in real-life

      In this activity, we will discuss using Scrum and Agile in practice.

    • Final week wrap up

      You have reached the end of this course. In this activity, you will reflect on what you have learned.

When would you like to start?

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Learning on this course

On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Describe Scrum rituals.  
  • Engage with Jira. 
  • Experiment with Zoom as a tool for remote teams. 
  • Evaluate using Microsoft Teams to communicate with team members.
  • Practice using Microsoft Planner. 
  • Explore OneDrive as a project management tool. 
  • Create boards and cards in Trello.
  • Reflect on job opportunities and salary expectations of roles in Scrum and Agile.

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for software developers, project managers, and those involved in product delivery who want to improve their knowledge of Scrum project management.

What software or tools do you need?

You’ll be introduced to various tools and software used by effective Scrum teams. You won’t necessarily have to install or run them to learn on the course.

Who developed the course?

Packt

Founded in 2004 in Birmingham, UK, Packt’s mission is to help the world put software to work in new ways, through the delivery of effective learning and information services to IT professionals.

FutureLearn

FutureLearn is jointly owned by The Open University and The SEEK Group and has been providing online courses for learners around the world over the last eight years.

What's included?

This is a premium course. These courses are designed for professionals from specific industries looking to learn with a smaller group of like-minded individuals.

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  • Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate

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