Scrum Training for the Hands-On Learner
Claim 14 PDUs!
Includes breakfast, lunch and snacks!
This course gives the participants actual hands on experience with the basic practices of Scrum with a solid introduction to the principles that frame the practices of a successful agile team. The course is focused on the skills and attributes of a successful ScrumMaster.
The participants will get experience through a large Scrum simulation where they will practice and observe the role of ScrumMaster and the other major Scrum Roles. Teams will work together on a project to produce a product that will be presented to the stakeholders near the end of the course.
After the course the attendee will be have a better understanding of and be able to help others understand these topics -
The reasons to adopt Scrum
The important aspects of Agile Analysis and Planning
The Role of Scrum Master in the meetings, process and decisions of Scrum
The Responsibilities of the Product Owner to the business and the team
How to get started using Scrum
The basic skills and attributes of the Scrum Master
Potential organizational challenges
Course Topic Areas
Why Adopt Scrum?
Software development is knowledge work.
The value of Agile Teams
The business value focus of Scrum
Scrum Process Basics
What kind of projects benefit most from Scrum?
Basic Scrum flow and activities
Scrum Roles and Relationships
Scrum Product Management
Project Tracking and Visibility
Developing User Stories
Business Value Driven Prioritization
Principles and Practices
What is a process and why do we need one?
The role of Lean Software Development in Scrum
Project and Product Vision Creation
The Transition from High Level Requirements to Stories and Tasks
Relative Story Sizing
Team Estimation and Commitment
The Scrum Master Role
How is a Scrum Master different than a Project Manager?
Team Coaching and Servant Leadership
Developing Trust with the Team
The Product Owner Role
Creating Product and Project Vision
Product Owner / Team Communication
The Product Owner Responsibility to the Business
Business Value Driven Portfolio Management
Scrum is Simple, Scrum is Hard
The Promises of Scrum
The Forces Driving and Restraining Scrum
Process Improvement in Scrum
The Sprint and Release Retrospectives
The pursuit of process improvement
Finding process impediments
Dealing with process impediments
The Role of QA in Scrum
Moving Testing Forward
A Change in Focus for QA
Course Hands-On Exercises
Vision Statement Writing
Work Item Sizing
Work Item Prioritization
The Sprint, Work and the Daily Standup
The Sprint Review
The Sprint Retrospective
The Release Retrospective
Identification of Problem Domain Concepts
Exploring forces driving and restraining Scrum
Who Should Attend and Prerequisites
This course is suited for people who have experience being on development teams or are faced with complex product/project development efforts. Individuals from all levels of the corporate structure who deal with rapidly changing demands and complex efforts. Managers, Testers, PM, Analysts, Developers, managers, directors, C-level functions.
Participants should have some familiarity with Agile, either by attending the Intro to Agile Methods training course or through practical Agile experience.