Course Overview

This instructor-led class is intended to answer three questions commonly asked by Stakeholders: What is Scrum? Why will Scrum be better for me? How will I work differently going forward. Through presentation and discussion, attendees will learn the answers to these questions. By forming into teams and collaborating on activities and discussions, attendees will experience and see the truth behind those answers.


Key Learning Areas

  • What is Scrum
  • Why Scrum
  • Myths and Misconceptions
  • Working with the Scrum Team
  • The Product Backlog
  • Participating in the Scrum Events
  • New Ways of Measuring Success
  • Roadmap

Course Outline

What is Scrum

  • Scrum overview
  • Scrum values
  • Scrum framework: roles, events, artifacts

Why Scrum

  • Agile over waterfall
  • Problems with targets: Scope, schedule, cost
  • Economic advantages of Scrum

Myths and Misconceptions

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

Interacting with the Scrum Team

  • Interacting with the Product Owner
  • Interacting with the Development Team
  • Interacting with the Scrum Master

The Product Backlog

  • Purpose of the Product Backlog
  • Definition of “Ready”
  • Capturing Stakeholder feedback

Participating in the Scrum Events

  • Participating in Sprint Planning
  • Participating in Product Backlog Refinement
  • Participating in Sprint Review

New Ways of Measuring Success

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


  • Summary of what will be different going forward
  • A Shu-Ha-Ri approach to implementing change
  • A culture of continuous learning and improvement

Who Benefits

In Scrum, a Stakeholder is anyone that is potentially affected by the outcome of the product development. Stakeholders can include users, customers, managers, sponsors, business analysts, subject matter experts, help desk, operations/support, project managers, auditors, and more. This course is intended for anyone in that cloud of interested parties who wants to learn more about Scrum, why Scrum works, what process and culture changes are involved, and a roadmap for implementing those changes. Regardless of where your organization is at in their Scrum adoption, this course provides the knowledge and opportunity to ask questions about your piece of that pathway to agility.



No Scrum experience required.

Want this course for your team?

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