A rigorous 2-day course and practical learning experience to solidify the core principles of Scrum for individuals or teams, and to prepare students to begin effectively using Scrum immediately.
Scrum Teams succeed best with a solid foundation. Whether your team needs to learn how to use Scrum, wants a fluent Scrum launch, or needs to improve a struggling Scrum implementation, this is the perfect 2-day class to lay the foundation for an effective Scrum Team. This course also includes knowledge needed for other, more advanced training such as the Professional Scrum Master and Professional Scrum Product Owner.
Teams implementing Scrum without a fundamental understanding of the framework are far less likely to succeed than those who experience Scrum together in a learning environment. This class teaches the basics of Scrum and how to implement Scrum effectively. It also deliberately addresses common challenges teams will face in their Scrum adoption by equipping students to mitigate threats that can derail Scrum in some organizations, including:
- Flexible Timeboxes
- Delaying bug fixes
- Unclear definitions of done
- Measuring effort rather than achievement
- Subconscious trending towards waterfall
- Unproductive retrospectives
- Ineffective Daily Scrum meetings
- Poorly structured Backlogs
- Ambiguous or ineffective requirements
- Uncommitted Scrum Team members
- Ad-hoc work requests
- And many others
How Attendees Learn
Understanding the Scrum framework is the beginning of applying Scrum successfully. Students learn how to apply Scrum by actively participating in:
- Working with a realistic Product Backlog
- Sprint Planning
- Decomposing requirements into actionable Backlog Items
- Effectively estimating Backlog Items
- Sprint Planning, Sprint Reviews, and Retrospectives
The PSF course is appropriate for anyone working on or with a Scrum Team, and most effective as a training event for a dedicated team. The course is especially well suited to companies or teams who are investigating or starting to use Scrum, and those who are currently struggling with Scrum.
The course is not for everyone. Well-functioning Scrum teams looking for assistance with advanced topics like scaling Scrum or implementing a rigorous ROI framework should consider the the Professional Scrum Master or Professional Scrum Product Owner courses.
Students actively participate in the Scrum process with realistic and practical hands-on exercises that reinforce the learning points. Practicing Scrum ensures that students complete the class with new skills and attitude in addition to new knowledge and theory.
- The Scrum Framework
- Introducing Scrum and Agile
- Scrum Planning
- Keeping Scrum Healthy
- Getting Started
Assessment and Certification
Outside of class, students have the opportunity to take an assessment of their skills.
Pricing and Availability
Private PSF courses are held in the customer’s premises for maximum of 30 participants. The course is available in English or Finnish language and includes the printed course book in English. You can make a tentative order or query below.