Scrum Fundamentals

Scrum is the most popular Agile framework, employed across virtually every business area and industry including emerging technology, software development, financial services, health care, universities, manufacturing and marketing to improve ROI and time to market.

This training is intended for individuals and teams wanting to experience the Scrum approach to work. The two-day, in-person class introduces the mechanics of Scrum and provides insights into complex, team-based collaboration and self-organization, the essential elements in mastering Scrum. Students will experience an in-class project that shows how the Scrum framework improves complex product development efforts.

This course can be applied to the following certificates:
Business Analysis Certificate
Project Management Certificate

Who Should Attend

Project Managers, Business Analysts, Team Leads, IT professionals, Product Development Teams, Quality and Testing Professionals

Anyone who finds that the pace of change and increasing complexity require different means of managing products and projects.

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

• Understand what it means to manage projects with Scrum and where and how to employ it

• Understand the Scrum framework, roles, events and artifacts

• Understand each role (Scrum Master, Product Owner, Developer) and how to transition into them

• Experience Scrum firsthand through a three-sprint Scrum project

Course Outline/Topics

Why Agile & Scrum?

  • Pace of change and increasing complexity require different means of managing products and projects.
  • Overview of different Agile methodologies
  • Scrum in Action exercise

History and Principals of Agile & Scrum

  • History of Agile
  • Process control theory and comparisons between traditional and Agile methods
  • Empirical process control
  • Where is Agile used (Software, Hardware, Marketing)

Scrum Framework

  • Product vs Project Focus and focus on Value
  • Planning horizons in Scrum
  • Scrum Framework Overview (Roles, Events, Artifacts)
  • More detail on each artifact

Maximize Value through Effective Product Backlog Management

  • Different Planning horizons
  • Product backlog management
  • User Stories
  • Relative vs. Absolute Estimation
  • Understanding Minimum Viable Product
  • Cross Functional vs Component Teams
  • Maximizing Value

In Depth on Scrum Master Role

  • Purpose and accountability of role
  • Maximizing Flow Exercise
  • Day in the life of a Scrum Master
  • Skills and traits needed for success

In Depth on Product Owner Role

  • Purpose and accountability of role
  • Day in the life of a Product Owner
  • Skills and traits needed for success

Putting it together – Scrum Simulation

  • Sprint 1 (Planning, Development, Review & Retrospective)
  • Sprint 2 (Planning, Development, Review & Retrospective)
  • Sprint 3 (Planning, Development, Review & Retrospective)

Continual Learning & Course Retrospective

  • Importance of continual inspection and adaptation
  • Retrospective Techniques
  • Course retrospective & closing

Dates and locations to be announced.