Executing a Scrum sprint can pose unique challenges, but there are ways to mitigate your risk. This course provides an overview of techniques for overcoming challenges you might face when executing sprint, including how to manage issues with daily standups, sprint reviews, and sprint retrospectives. This course also provides techniques for handling technical debt challenges and distributed scrum.

Target Audience
Individuals with foundational Scrum knowledge interested in learning Scrum implementation techniques and best practices


Expected Duration (hours)

Lesson Objectives

Advanced Scrum: Addressing Sprint Execution Challenges


  • start the course
  • identify techniques for dealing with non-attendance
  • identify techniques for managing daily standup duration issues
  • identify techniques for managing inconsistent scheduling
  • identify techniques for detecting risks
  • recognize characteristics of the “pig” role
  • specify how to manage additional work requirements
  • identify how to manage outside interference
  • specify how to manage extra efforts
  • identify techniques for dealing with Sprint duration challenges
  • specify how to manage a lack of Sprint reviews
  • identify methods for managing unprepared teams
  • identify how to manage an incomplete product backlog
  • identify how to deal with an unavailable product backlog
  • identify best practices for establishing accountability
  • identify how to manage a lack of Sprint Retrospectives
  • identify how to manage excessive process changes in an iteration
  • identify how to manage unrealistic expectations
  • identify characteristics of a user registration, first iteration example
  • identify characteristics of a user registration, second iteration example
  • identify characteristics of a user registration, final iteration example
  • recognize the benefits of addressing technical debt
  • recognize the risks of ignoring technical debt
  • recognize the general challenges of distributed Scrum
  • identify general best practices in Scrum communications
  • describe characteristics of each communication method of the CRS
  • recognize best practices in distributed Scrum communications
  • address sprint execution challenges

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