NEW! Will Scrum Work for Me? with Mostapha Helou

What You Will Learn

Upon completion of this training, learners will be able to: 

  • Discuss how to adopt an agile mentality and succeed in assisting organizations in their evolution.
  • Place a high emphasis on providing value to customers and exceeding their expectations.
  • Manage and assist with their organization’s current or future agile transition. 


Scrum is a well-known framework for adopting agile. Scrum and agile are so prevalent that many people confuse the two. Many frameworks, such as Kanban, can be used to execute agile, but Scrum has a distinct flavor due to its dedication to short work iterations.

This training is designed to assist anyone interested in learning more about Scrum; learning about important concepts in Scrum as outlined in its guide; and gaining a basic knowledge of how the Scrum framework works in successfully delivering projects.

  • Introduction to Scrum 
    • Orientation Session
    • Preassessment Form
  • Agile Overview and Scrum Principles
    • What Has Changed?
    • Activity: Good Morning Activities and Constraints
    • Agile Methods
    • Agile Manifesto
    • Agile Principles
    • Agile Methods
    • Overview of Scrum
    • Definition and Brief History of Scrum
    • Scrum Advantages
    • Why Scrum?
    • Scrum Versus Traditional Project Management
    • Activity: Stackable Backlog With Timer
    • Benefits of Scrum
    • Scrum Flow and Life Cycle
  • Scrum Team Roles
    • Core Roles
    • Non-Core Roles
    • Product Owner
    • Scrum Master
    • Scrum Team
  • Scrum Principles
    • Empirical Process Control
    • Self-Organization
    • Collaboration
    • Value-Based Prioritization
    • Video: Kano Model
    • Video: MoSCoW Prioritization Method
    • Timeboxing
    • Iterative Development
  • Scrum Aspects 
    • Organization
    • Business Justification
    • Quality
    • Change
    • Risk
  • Scrum Phases and Processes
    • Initiate
    • Plan and Estimate
    • Implement
    • Review and Retrospect
    • Video: Continuous Improvement and Employee Empowerment
    • Release
  • Scrum Scalability
    • Scalability of Scrum
    • Scrum of Scrums (SoS) Meeting
    • Transition to Scrum
    • Mapping Traditional Roles to Scrum
    • Maintaining Stakeholder Involvement
    • Importance of Executive Support
  • Practical and Software Demonstration  
    • JIRA
    • Trello Boards
  • Post-Assessment Form

PDU Allocation Table

The table below displays the number of professional development units (PDUs) awarded for each PMI® credential, as they align to the PMI Talent Triangle®. Power Skills and Business Acumen PDUs apply evenly across all credentials and Ways of Working PDUs apply only to specific credentials. PDUs will be added in full to all eligible credentials. *Please note that the asterisked row below applies to the PMI® Agile Certification Journey and includes Disciplined Agile® Scrum Master (DASM), Disciplined Agile® Senior Scrum Master (DASSM), Disciplined Agile® Coach (DAC), and Disciplined Agile® Value Stream Consultant (DAVSC) certifications.
Ways of Working Power Skills Business Acumen Total
CAPM® / PMP® / PgMP® 0 10 4 14.00
PMI-ACP® / Agile* 0 10 4 14.00
PMI-SP® 0 10 4 14.00
PMI-RMP® 0 10 4 14.00
PfMP® 0 10 4 14.00
PMI-PBA® 0 10 4 14.00
Ways of Working Power Skills Business Acument Talent Triangle



Mostapha Helou DASSM, PMP, PMI Fellow

Mostapha I. Helou is a strategic, result-oriented senior project manager who is a PMI-certified Project Management Professional (PMP)® and Scrum certification holder. Mostapha is ready to provide technical solid direction and strategy development to agile and traditional teams across different functional units with a general background in technology training and adult education. In addition to holding various industry certifications, he brings a wealth of IT, telecom, and project management experience to the classroom. He has been a member of LAU’s CE community for the past eight years.

Mostapha holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering and Informatics. He is fully conversant with all knowledge areas and project phases and processes. Moreover, he was in high demand for his mentoring and coaching competencies to train different teams to conform to CMMI Level 3 processes, granting helping hands for struggling projects, providing projects status reports for the PMO head and the segment manager, and finally executing changes on the processes when any process improvement is issued. This led him to notice his passion for promoting global management standards and business practices through assisting in initiating the PMP® exam preparatory program at the Lebanese American University, which he has been coaching multiple classes since 2014.

Finally, Mostapha defines himself as an excellent communicator with strong stakeholder and vendor management skills. He has achieved success in B2B, B2C, and client management. He finds it extremely important to continuously acquire new and relevant skills, believing that we all have something to learn and something to teach.

Training Information

17 - 18 April 2023
2 Days


Member Price
(US$1385.00 before 6 March)
Nonmember Price
(US$1585.00 before 6 March)
Government Price
Student Price

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