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The Ultimate Video Training To
Overcoming Scrum Problems

It's inevitable that even the most successful Scrum team will face some challenges. In the past you’ve had to work through these challenges on your own or travel to time-consuming, in-person training. Finally, there’s another way for ScrumMasters and their teams to learn how to overcome the most common and vexing Scrum challenges: an online Scrum troubleshooting course.

From Mike Cohn, the author of three leading books on agile and Scrum, this entertaining but informative course consists of more than 30 videos, each addressing one of the most common or difficult challenges Scrum teams face.

Without getting on a plane (or even leaving the house), you can learn from Mike -- one of the most sought-after instructors for agile and Scrum -- how to address and resolve the challenges stalling your Scrum efforts. Whether it's personnel or design related, challenges with stakeholders, too little test time or even a burnt-out team ... if it’s happening in your agile project, you can bet it’s something Mike has experienced. This course is where you’ll find valuable guidance on how to overcome the most common and difficult challenges.

To create this course, Mike harnessed his experience of more than 15 years of working with literally hundreds of Scrum teams. While each Scrum team is unique with its own set of challenges, this course will share tips, examples and stories that cover the gamut of Scrum repair.

You’ll learn things that your Scrum team should start doing and certainly some things you should stop doing. Throughout the course, Mike will point out common pitfalls and help you avoid them.

Here’s some of what’s included:

  • Overcoming common problems with stakeholders, like properly setting their expectations and dealing with their desire to lock down scope, schedule and cost way too early in a project, so you’re not pressured to commit to the impossible.
  • Examining teamwork problems like getting people to work outside their roles, or how to fix the problem of programmers handing code to testers with two days left in a sprint, so your team will collaborate more effectively.
  • Selecting the right sprint length, how to get something potentially shippable even when the team thinks it’s impossible and how to avoid burnout from sprinting … so Scrum does what it was designed to do: help your team develop products with maximum speed and flexibilty.
  • Understanding problems with the product backlog, from how detailed items should be to what types of items belong on a backlog to what grooming is and when to do it.
  • Conquering problems common to Scrum team meetings; like sprint planning taking way too long and the daily scrum turning into a status meeting … so your meetings are shorter and more productive.
  • Overcoming a lack of test automation, managing risk and learning how project managers can fit into Scrum projects.
  • Problems involving firefighting, sprint lengths, not finishing work within a sprint, documentation, stakeholders and estimating … and most importantly, how to address those problems so they don’t slow you down or force you to sacrifice on delivery.

PDUs and SEUs

Mountain Goat Software is a PMI Registered Education Provider and a Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Trainer so this course will earn you 5 PDUs and 5 (Category B) SEUs toward certification in those organizations.


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