Course Overview

This instructor-led class is intended to answer three questions commonly asked by executives, managers, and other decision makers: What is Scrum? Why should I care? and What will be expected of me to properly adopt Scrum? Through presentation and discussion, attendees will learn the answers to these questions. By forming into teams and collaborating on activities, attendees will further experience these truths.


Key Learning Areas

  • Why Scrum?
  • Scrum: An Executive Summary
  • Top 10 Things You Should Know About Scrum
  • Agile Metrics in the Enterprise
  • Scrum Case Studies
  • Myths and Misconceptions
  • The Scrum Principles
  • Where Scrum Fits and Where It Doesn’t

Course Outline

The course includes several important topics for Executives. Each topic contains slides, discussions, and team-based activities.

Why Scrum

  • Agile over waterfall
  • Agility Index over scope, schedule, cost
  • Economic advantages of Scrum

Scrum: An Executive Summary

  • Scrum overview
  • The Scrum framework
  • Assessing whether you are currently doing Scrum

Top 10 Things You Should Know About Scrum

  • Agile’s success over other ineffective models
  • Scrum’s answer to risks, meetings, and urgencies
  • Continuous learning strategies

Agile Metrics for the Enterprise

  • Direct evidence over indirect/subjective evidence
  • Organizational metrics and foundational metrics
  • Value, time to market, and ability to innovate

Scrum Case Studies

Myths and Misconceptions

  • Requirements, documentation, analysis, and planning
  • Managers, successful organizations, and culture
  • Roles, PMO, and self-managing team

The Scrum Principles

  • Principles and complementary practices
  • Teams vs. groups
  • Rules vs. strategies

Where Scrum Fits and Where It Doesn’t

  • Simple, complicated, complex, and chaotic work
  • Scrum for non-complex and unplannable work
  • Scrum for support and maintenance teams

Who Benefits

This course is intended for executives, managers, and other leaders who want to learn more about Scrum, why it works, and a high-level approach to get started on their path to agility. Typical attendees are those who have never heard of Scrum, but want their organization to become agile or those who may be evaluating Scrum, to see if it’s right for their organization. Other attendees may be from organizations that are already on their way to adopting Scrum. Regardless of your current capabilities, this course is flexible enough to give you the knowledge that you require.



IT or related management experience required.

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Atmosera can provide this course virtually or on-site. Please reach out to discuss your requirements.