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 course is relevant to anyone who either is or is planning to be a ScrumMaster and for others working in a Scrum environment who have a need for in-depth knowledge of Scrum.
Delegates will be able to make the most of the class if they:
Have read one of the Scrum books. i.e. Agile Project Management - Ken Schwaber
Have been exposed to some project management methodology.
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.
Delegates will experience the practice Scrum Open exam in class as preparation for sitting the Professional ScrumMaster exam at www.scrum.org in their own time after the course.
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If you need training for 3 or more people, you should ask us about onsite training. Putting aside the obvious location benefit, content can be customised to better meet your business objectives and more can be covered than in a public classroom. It's a cost effective option.
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