An Introduction to Scrum
by Nitin Khanna, ACP
University N. Brunswick
Saturday - 10 August 2013
In 2010 Gartner
predicted that by the end of 2012, 80% of organizations involved in software
delivery will be using Agile practices. In this non-technical workshop,
Nitin Khanna, ACP and Agile LCI Chairperson, will provide an introduction
to Agile and an overview of Scrum which is among the most popular in the
Agile framework for software delivery today.
This workshop will also discuss how Scrum relates to the PMI-ACP certification
and how PM’s can prepare to take the ACP exam. The presentation will also
include a look at a simple case where Agile techniques have been adopted.
(Scrum, XP, etc.) PMs, BAs, Team Leads
Anyone interested in taking the PMI-ACP
Anyone interested in learning more on Scrum
to be familiar with the Scrum Guide (free
- What is Agile/Scrum?
- The Agile Manifesto
| Declaration of Interdependence
- Roles (Product
Owner, Scrum Master, Dev Team)
- Project Noise
- Scrum Framework
(Roles, Events and Artifacts)
& differences between Agile and Traditional PM
Nitin is a PMINJ member.
He is establishing the PMINJ Agile LCI.
Nitin has been using
Agile practices before he even knew of it.
Today, he is in a Scrum team acting as an Agile mentor and a Scrum Coach.
StrengthsFinder 2.0: Connectedness, Harmony, Positivity, Intellection,
- As a Senior
BA, he asks meaningful questions to elicit and nail down requirements
in story format using the INVEST acronym.
- As a Product
Owner, he represents the client needs in a force ranked story format
to maximize value delivered Sprint after Sprint.
- As a Business
Architect, he educates clients on best practices to arrive at better
- As a Product
Manager, he represents various business divisions so he can maximize
the value stream on enhancements requested.
- As an Agile
practitioner, he coachs peers and clients on Scrum practices so that
they become more efficient and appreciate the framework they work in.
- As a learner,
he continues to attend training sessions and Webinars to hear and learn
how people are tackling issues in their workplace.
- As an apprentice,
he appreciates his Manager’s transparency, patience and willingness to empower
all working toward common goals.
- As a husband
and father, he juggles many responsibilities so he can be more efficient
at managing time and a balanced lifestyle.
End: 5:00 (4 PDUs)
630 U.S. Highway One
North Brunswick, NJ 08902