Course Summary
Credit Type:
ACE Course Number:
28 hours
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 2 software project management


The course objective is to provide learners with the knowledge and skills required to transition from a Software Project Lead to an Advanced Scrum Master. The course starts by providing a software developer with a better understand of Scrum and how to transition to Scrum projects. Software project leads can dive into the foundational standards they need to master for managing Scrum projects and implementing Lean and Scrum development practices. From there, learners can focus on becoming a Software Product Owner, whose job it is to manage the ever-changing project requirements and priorities. Finally, learners can move on to become Scrum Masters or Advance Scrum Masters by bringing together all the insights and knowledge acquired throughout their course by implementing advanced Scrum concepts, Scrum scaling, and Scrum metrics and business values for the greatest business impact.

Learning Outcomes:

  • transition to Scrum
  • manage Scrum projects
  • define Lean and Scrum development practices
  • define Scrum, the Product Owner, and Scrum product concepts
  • describe product development, product backlog, and product development practices in Scrum
  • explore Scrum teams, sprint planning, on-target daily SCRUM meetings, sprint reviews, and retrospectives
  • review Scrum quality, planning, and completion
  • consider Scrum team velocity and advanced Lean and Agile
  • understand scaling Scrum and how to overcome its challenges
  • choose your scaled Agile framework.

General Course Topics:

  • Transition to Scrum: Agile foundation to Scrum
  • Transitioning to Scrum
  • Scrum practices: managing the Scrum project
  • Lean in Scrum: Lean development practices
  • Applying Scrum development practices
  • Scrum concepts and the product owner
  • Scrum product: defining the why and how of the product
  • Scrum: product development framework
  • Scrum: product backlog
  • Scrum: creating effective product backlogs
  • Product development practices
  • Scrum master: Scrum for the team
  • Scrum master: sprint goals and planning
  • Scrum meetings: on-target daily meetings
  • Scrum sprint: review
  • Scrum sprint: retrospective
  • Scrum quality, planning, and completion: quality and productivity
  • Scrum quality, planning, and completion: effective user stories
  • Scrum quality, planning, and completion: the definition of done
  • Scrum team velocity: exploring team velocity
  • Advanced Lean, Agile, and Scrum concepts
  • Scaling an organization's Scrum process
  • Scaling Scrum: challenges
  • Scaling Scrum: choosing scaled Agile frameworks
  • Advanced Scrum metrics
  • Accessing the business value of Scrum
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Computer Based Training

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Quizzes

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials