Introduction to Agile and Scrum

Agile skills and knowledge are in high demand in the modern workplace and Agile adoption has become a strategic priority for most organizations. To stay competitive in today’s business climate, organizations must be adaptive and respond to change quickly to keep up with marketplace disruptors, the fast pace of technical changes, and increasing customer demands for innovative products.

Business agility enables companies to accelerate business value delivery,enhances their ability to leverage emergent opportunities and quickly pivot to changing priorities. Businesses must also focus on quality and risk management in an agile environment, while proactively exploring continuous process improvements.

During this workshop you will be explore the fundamentals of Agile, along with a more in depth overview of Scrum, the most popular Agile framework. A mock Sprint will also be included in the workshop, from Sprint Planning to Sprint Retrospective, to help you apply Scrum on a simulated project.

Workshop learning outcomes include:

  • Describing Agile values, principles, mindset and foundational concepts.
  • Comparing traditional project management (waterfall) to adaptive planning approaches.
  • Explaining key Agile concepts including value-driven delivery, team collaboration, and continuous process improvement.
  • Defining when an Agile framework is suitable.
  • Describing the Scrum framework, rules, accountabilities, events, and artifacts.
  • Planning and executing a Sprint

Instructor Bios


Introduction to Agile and Scrum

  • Lalig Musserian

    Lalig Musserian

    Lalig Musserian is Principal at the Musserian Consulting Group, where she helps clients with Agile transformations, including multi-level governance and methodology establishment, Scrum and Product Owner training, certification and Agile coaching.  Lalig is a PMI certified PMP, and holds multiple Agile certifications, including SAFe.  She has extensive experience leading complex technology and business projects, managing development teams, and designing product platforms in collaboration with business and technical partners in a variety of industries.  Lalig is a Pegaysystems  Certified System Architect (CSA) and Certified Direct Capture of Objectives Architect (CDA).  She is an adjunct Professor at Boston College, where she teaches the Agile Methodologies course, as well as the Agile Product Owership course.  She has been a guest speaker at Northeastern University, University of New Hampshire, Boston University, PMI, Mass. Department of Employment and Training, NECON, North Shore APICS and NERT and other venues.  Lalig is a former President and Executive Vice President of PMI MassBay. She has held leadership positions in several non-profit organizations as a volunteer, and has worked on projects in India, the United Kingdom, South Korea, Brazil and France.  

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