7 April, 2022

Introduction to Agile Scrum Project Management – with Alexis Allen | Video

By Mike Clayton


Scrum is the most widely-used Agile Project Management methodology. And Alexis Allen is an Agile Coach, ScrumMaster, and IT Project Manager with over 9 years’ experience leading technology projects.

That’s why I wanted to speak with Alexis about scrum project management.

We discuss:

  • What is scrum?
  • How does it differ from ‘traditional’ predictive or waterfall Project Management?
  • When would you choose to use Scrum over predictive methods?
  • What is the role of a Project Manager in scrum?
  • How can a Project Manager make the transition to working in a scrum team?

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Alexis Allen

Alexis Allen is an Agile Coach, ScrumMaster, and IT Project Manager with over 9 years’ experience leading IT Infrastructure, Web Application, and New Software Implementation projects within the Aerospace, Enterprise Content Management, and Media & Entertainment industries. And she has an exciting and growing YouTube Channel, Project Management Made Simple.

Alexis leads with a passion for project management and a strong inclination for organization and people-based processes. 

She’s constantly learning more in the world of project management, currently focusing on Agile transformation within an organization. And she believes in empowering her teams to do their best work by coaching on Scrum best practices and addressing knowledge gaps.

That’s why I wanted to speak with her about scrum project management.

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Contents of our Conversation about Scrum Project Management

  • 00:00 – Alexis Allen of Project Management Made Simple
  • 01:11 – Introduction to Scrum Project Management
  • 01:22 – What is Scrum?
  • 02:00 – How does scrum differ from more traditional predictive (waterfall) project management methodologies?
  • 03:16 – What is particular to scrum that is different from the general agile approach?
  • 04:20 – When would we use scrum as a method, over other methods?
  • 05:39 – What does ‘adaptive’ mean?
  • 07:09 – Sprint Retrospectives
  • 08:44 – Where’s the Project Manager in Scrum?
  • 11:13 – What are the three roles in Scrum?
  • 12:27 – Servant Leadership in Scrum
  • 13:31 – What is the Agile mindset?
  • 15:33 – Agile Transformations
  • 16:04 – Scrum Master role and Coaching
  • 18:23 – Coaching supervision
  • 19:21 – How can a Project manager make the move to Scrum?
  • 20:44 – Certified Scrum Master (CSM) certification
  • 21:31 – Adopting Scrum
  • 22:15 – The Scrum Guide
  • 23:16 – Is the CSM certification a good choice?
  • 23:50 – All project management is hybrid
  • 24:34 – More from Alexis Allen
  • 25:56 – Closing comments
  • 26:21 – Close

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Dr Mike Clayton is one of the most successful and in-demand project management trainers in the UK. He is author of 14 best-selling books, including four about project management. He is also a prolific blogger and contributor to ProjectManager.com and Project, the journal of the Association for Project Management. Between 1990 and 2002, Mike was a successful project manager, leading large project teams and delivering complex projects. In 2016, Mike launched OnlinePMCourses.
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