PROFESSIONAL SCRUM FOUNDATIONS TRAINING

Professional Scrum Foundations™ (PSF) is a 2-day course that provides the foundational knowledge needed to work with Scrum in a highly practical way.The course is a combination of instruction and team based exercises where students experience how the Scrum framework improves product development efforts. The course also includes a free attempt at the globally recognized Professional Scrum Master I certification exam (PSM I).

Objectives

Learn the mechanics of Scrum, gaining insights into overcoming complexity, dealing with team based collaboration and self-organization as essential elements in mastering Scrum.

Build a software application, thereby facing real-life problems.

Exposes common missteps and misunderstandings so students grow a higher awareness of the associated symptoms.

Provides prescriptive guidance to avoid going off track and keep Scrum healthy.

Provides the foundation of knowledge needed for role-focused training for Product Owners, Scrum Masters, Developers, and Leaders within the organization.

Outline

Module 1: Introduction to Lean, Agile, and Scrum

  • What is Agile?
  • The Origin of Agile
  • The Agile Manifesto
  • The Values of Agile
  • Scrum Overview
  • The History of Scrum
  • The Differences between Agile and Scrum
  • Agile Project Testing Principles
  • The Focus of Lean
  • The Origins of Lean
  • Lean in a Nutshell
  • The Lean Temple
  • The Lean Principles
  • Lean vs Agile

Module 2: Overview of Scrum

  • Key Features of Agile
  • Key Features of Scrum
  • Sprints
  • The Deming Cycle
  • Attributes of Scrum
  • Key Activities
  • Quality and its Importance
  • A Kaizen Mindset
  • Incorporating Kaizen

Module 3: Scrum Artefacts

  • Product Backlog
  • Resource Requirements
  • User Stories
  • INVEST
  • Burndown Charts and Scrum Boards

Module 4: Sprints and the Scrum Framework

  • Sprints
  • Sprint Planning
  • What is MoSCoW
  • The MoSCoW Rules
  • Managing the Sprint Backlog
  • Tracking Progress
  • The Sprint Review
  • Sprint Retrospective
  • Cancelling a Sprint

Module 5: Roles and Responsibilities

  • Roles and Responsibilities in Scrum
  • Product Owner
  • The Development Team

Module 6: The Scrum Master

  • Scrum Master Overview
  • Scrum Master and the Product Owner
  • Scrum Master and the Development Team
  • Scrum Master and the Organisation

Module 7: Facilitation, Coaching, and Servant Leadership

  • Servant Leadership
  • Servant Leadership and the Scrum Master
  • Developing Cohesiveness
  • Group Loyalty and Trust
  • Group Communication
  • Belbin Types and Roles
  • Team Development
  • Tackling the Learning Dip
  • Handling Difficult People and Situations
  • Managing Conflict and Moving Forward
  • Dealing with Someone Else’s Emotions
  • Presenting Clear Messages
  • Written Communication
  • Active Listening Skills
  • Motivation
  • The Humanistic Approach
  • Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

Module 8: Collaborate Decision Making

  • Decision-Making Theories
  • The Decision-Making Process
  • Tools and Techniques
  • Group Problem Solving and Decision Making
  • Questioning Techniques
  • Inclusive Decision Making (Weighting, Criteria, Pugh Matrix)
  • Priority Tasks

Module 9: Scaling and Adaptation

  • Scaling for Projects
  • Dealing with Change
  • Dealing with Risk
  • Monitoring a Project
  • Choosing the Right Metrics
  • Process Measurement Points
  • Criteria for Good Measures
  • Value Streams
  • Building a VSM
  • Scaled Scrum and Practices
  • Descaling
  • Scrumble

Audience

This certification is appropriate for anyone who is interested in becoming a Scrum Master.

Duration

2 Days
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