Overview Agile and Scrum Methods

All projects start with a set of requirements. How you describe, document and express these requirements has a tremendous influence on the rest of the project's success.

This is a one-day class held at Penn State Great Valley in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia location - for location information, click here.

Date to be announced
SWENG 5165- 7 hours (.7 CEUs) (7 PDUs)
Time:  8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Fee: $695 (includes continental breakfast and lunch)

$25 per person discount for groups of three or more from the same company.
  To receive the discount, group members must register by phone.

Refund Policy - There will be no refunds after the Monday preceding the first day of class.

Course Description

The Overview Agile and Scrum Methods course introduces participants to the framework and theories of Ken Schwaber's work on Successfully Implementing Complex and Partially Defined Software Development Projects. Ken Schwaber, along with Jeff Sutherland was the original creator of Scrum and his work provides the basis for this course. Training will include multiple simulations, exercises, and role plays.

Who Should Attend

This course is appropriate for all software team members, including project managers, team leads, development managers, product managers, architects, developers and testers, as well as executives like CIOs and CTOs. In addition to Software Engineers, Network and Hardware Administrators.

**This course meets part of the prerequisites for the Certified Scrum Developer (CSD®) course. Click here for details.

Course Topics 

   1. Where Agile fits into the Evolution of Systems Development Lifecycles (SDLCs)
   2. Agile Methods overview
   3. Agile Planning & Estimating
   4. Acceptance Criteria (Definition of "done")
   5. Basic Scrum Engine
   6. Agile Software Engineering Practices
   7. Scaling and Global Teams
   8. Metrics and Project Control

Penn State is a Project Management Institute (PMI®) Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.).   PMPs earn 7- Professional Development Units (PDUs).

For more information, call 610-648-3281.

Complementary Courses/Programs

Agile Estimating and Planning 
Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) 
Certified Scrum Developer (CSD) 
Certified Scrum Product Owner 
Effective User Stories for Agile Requirements 

On-site Programs - Develop a stronger workforce for the future.

Companies and organizations can have programs conducted on site or at another location. Program content can be customized to meet the needs of the company.

For registration options, click here.

Note:  The University reserves the right to cancel courses owing to insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances.

Students with disabilities

Penn State encourages qualified persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Student Services at 610-648-3242 in advance of your participation or visit. Click here for more information.