Introduction

“I equate Scrum to the game of chess. You can read the official rulebook for chess. The moves, players, sequences, scoring, etc. are all specified. Learn them. Then you can play chess.” by Ken Schwaber, co-creator of Scrum

Course Duration : 2 Days

Synopsis
Outline
Objectives
Audience
Prerequisites
Synopsis

So, why Agile? The future is unpredictable, and with the world and its technology changing ever faster, it is creating greater uncertainty on our needs and requirements. Projects that are able to embrace Agile are able to adapt faster, delivering little and often, testing the environment and remaining customer-focused. Scrum is the most popular agile methodology practiced globally.

The Scrum Foundations course is intended as a great introduction to Scrum. Participants learn the fundamentals of Scrum and experience the Scrum way with hands-on exercises. The course combines instruction and team exercises, taking through students a learning journey of why Scrum works and why Scrum does not.

Participants should expect an experiential and fun class by working together in sprints to build a product. The exercises are designed to demonstrate the rules of Scrum and expose the ScrumButs.

This course provides the foundation leading to the role-focused training of Scrum Master and Scrum Product Owner. Both the Scrum Master and Scrum Product Owner courses prepare the students to sit for the Professional Scrum Master I (PSM I) and Professional Scrum Product Owner I (PSPO I) certification exams respectively.

Participants are eligible to claim 14 PMI PDUs upon attending this course.

Outline
  • Agile
    1. Agile Manifesto
    2. 12 principles
  • Scrum basics
    1. 3 pillars
    2. 5 values
  • The Scrum framework
    1. Rules of Scrum
    2. 3 roles
    3. 5 events
    4. 3 artifacts
  • Generally Accepted Scrum Practices
    1. User story and story points
    2. Planning Poker
    3. Task Board
    4. Burndown chart
  • Building a product with Scrum
  • Common ScrumButs
  • Scaling Scrum for bigger teams
  • Starting Scrum for your projects.
Objectives
  • Understand the Agile values and principles
  • Know Scrum’s past and present
  • Understand the pillars, values, roles, events and artifacts of Scrum
  • Know some common ScrumButs
  • Learn the popular scaling models of Scrum
  • Build the foundation knowledge required for the Scrum Master or Scrum Product Owner courses
Audience

This course is intended for business executives, product owners, business analysts, project managers, designers, project members, developers or individuals who want to better understand Scrum as a delivery approach to improving their projects. This course is also a precursor to role-focused trainings such as Scrum Master or Scrum Product Owner.

Prerequisites

There is no pre-requisite for the course. However, some experience and awareness in project work as well as product or software development would be advantageous.

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