CMDBID: 62413 | Course Code: PSM | Duration: 2 Days
This two-day course trains delegates in all the key aspects of the Scrum Methodology leading to the participant taking the online Professional ScrumMaster exam at www.scrum.org in their own time.
The Professional Scrum Master course is for anyone using the Scrum framework. It is particularly beneficial for those people within an organisation accountable for getting the most out of Scrum, including Scrum Masters, managers, and Scrum Team members.
Typical attendance includes:
Anyone responsible for the successful use and/or rollout of Scrum in a project or enterprise.
By the end of this course participants will:
Be able to readily recognise, define, and work with the concepts, advantages and challenges of the Scrum framework
Be prepared to play the role of Scrum Master in their organisations and help their organisations adopt the Scrum Framework. Furthermore, participants will develop an understanding of the other roles in Scrum
Gain knowledge to be able to effectively anticipate issues related to the practical implementation of Scrum
Be armed with the proper tools to address, resolve, and take the lead on Scrum issues in their organisations
The course is designed to ensure the delegate has in-depth knowledge of the core concepts of the Agile values and principles and the specific Scrum practices
Agile History and Background:
DSDM Atern - explanation of DSDM Atern which is like Scrum at the team level but with a PRINCE2-type governance layer and roles.
Extreme Programming - explanation of the key Extreme Programming techniques of Pair Programming, Continuous Integration and Test-Driven-Development, Refactoring and Technical Debt.
Empirical Process Control - Scrum is based on Empirical Process Control where the solution emerges during the project
MoSCow Prioritisation and the 'Iron Triangle' of Time, Cost, Features (and Quality) and how we can use these for planning and estimating.
Product Owner - representing the voice of the customer and responsible for ROI
ScrumMaster - responsible for facilitating and coaching the Scrum Team
Development Team - self-managing and cross-functional and responsible for delivering 'Done' work during the sprint
Product backlog - a prioritised list of requirements in the form of User Stories
Sprint backlog - a list of tasks the team will deliver during the sprint
Release/Sprint Burndown - charts tracking progress during the project or sprint
Release Planning - how to create a high-level plan for what will be delivered and when
Sprint Planning - to plan what will be delivered during the sprint
Sprint - a period from 1 week to 1 month during which the team produce potentially shippable product
Daily Scrum - a 15-minute daily meeting for the development team.
Sprint Review - held at the end of the sprint to show that business what has been achieved.
Sprint Retrospective - held at the end of the sprint for the team to continuously improve.
Release Planning Exercise:
The delegates will create a product backlog of high-level User Stories. They will then prioritise and estimate the backlog and create a Release Plan that can be used to set the project timeframe, resource costs and major deliverables.
How to scale Scrum in large organisations.
Our clients have included prestigious national organisations such as Oxford University Press, multi-national private corporations such as JP Morgan and HSBC, as well
as public sector institutions such as the Department of Defence and the Department of Health.