S4E | Full or half day

This instructor-led class is intended to answer three questions commonly asked by executives, managers, and other decisions makers: What is Scrum? Why should I care? and What’s the best way to become Agile by adopting Scrum? Through presentation and discussion, attendees will learn the answers to these questions. By forming into teams and collaborating on activities, attendees will experience the truth in their answers.


This course is intended for executives, managers, and other leaders who want to learn more about Scrum, why it works, and a high-level approach to get started on their path to agility. Typical attendees are those who have never heard of Scrum, but want their organization to become agile or those who may be evaluating Scrum, to see if it’s right for their organization. Other attendees may be from organizations that are already on their way to adopting Scrum. Regardless of your current capabilities, this course is flexible enough to give you the knowledge that you require.


  1. Why Scrum?
  2. Scrum: An Executive Summary
  3. Top 10 Things You Should Know About Scrum
  4. Agile Metrics in the Enterprise
  5. Scrum Case Studies
  6. Myths and Misconceptions
  7. The Scrum Principles
  8. Where Scrum Fits and Where It Doesn’t

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“As an entrepreneur and adviser to entrepreneurs, I’d always been curious about scrum. Richard made it not only painless but made me hungry to know more. He also brought together a group of attendees that I still stay in touch with. Finally, as an educator I could see he has the “touch” to help diverse people to learn.” – Norris Krueger, PhD; Founder, Entrepreneurship Northwest.”

This course provided me a solid overview of Scrum. Now that I understand the process and concepts, I can speak the language and effectively interact with Scrum teams.” – Martin Hambalek, VP IT, Memjet

“A great day of learning because of Richard’s highly effective teaching style!” – Tara Garrison, Software Development Manager, FINS

“As a Business Analyst, I found the Scrum for Executives class a valuable source of practical information I was able to use to communicate the measurable benefits of Scrum development to executive management in order to nurture broad organizational support for Agility.” – Michael Chacon, Business Analyst, Idaho Department of Correction