Introduction to Scrum

This Introduction to Scrum training course will lay the foundation for understanding and building successful agile teams using the Scrum Framework. In this powerful two-day course, you'll grasp the concepts, principles and methods of the Scrum framework and become empowered to execute on your plans for incorporating Scrum practices and techniques into your organization.

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About This Course

This Introduction to Scrum training course will lay the foundation for understanding and building successful agile teams using the Scrum Framework. In this powerful two-day course, you'll grasp the concepts, principles and methods of the Scrum framework and become empowered to execute on your plans for incorporating Scrum practices and techniques into your organization.

 

Course Objectives

  • Appreciate the history of Agile and how the collection of principles and practices came together to enable customer success.
  • Gain an understanding of the Agile framework and the methodologies under the Agile "umbrella" including: Scrum, Extreme Programming, AgileUP, Feature Driven Development, Lean Development and DSDM.
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of a Scrum team.
  • Talk the talk: learning the Scrum terminology, ceremonies, and cadences.
  • Walk through the processes that support the Scrum principles to enable the delivery of great products.
  • Begin to map the transition of your existing team or enterprise-level processes, artifacts and forums to Agile.
  • Discover the power of Scrum through communication, collaboration and cadence.
  • Uncover the pitfalls that teams will encounter in an Agile transition and understand how to overcome those challenges.
  • Lay the foundation upon which you can build an agile environment and organization.
  • Understand Agile planning at all levels of execution from product vision down to daily development of features.

 

Course Audience

This Introductory Scrum training course is designed for anyone who is considering the use of Scrum for software development, including:

  • Project Managers
  • Program Managers
  • Analysts
  • Developers
  • Programmers
  • Testers
  • IT Managers/Directors
  • Software Engineers
  • Software Architects
  • Customers/Stakeholders
  • Product Managers

 


Course Outline

1. Introduction

2. The Case for Change

  • What is Agile
  • Why Agile?

3. Agile Framework

  • Agile Manifesto
  • Agile Principles
  • Common Agile Methodologies

4. Scrum Teams

  • What is a Scrum Team
  • Characteristics of a Scrum Team
  • Supporting a Scrum Team

Exercise: Teams will go through an interactive simulation where they iterate through working in team silos to create a product and then working as a cross-functional self-organizing team. Teams will conduct a retrospective after each iteration.

5. Scrum Practices Put to Work

  • What is Scrum?
  • Product Backlog
  • Sprint Planning
  • Running the Sprint
  • Sprint Review
  • Retrospective

Exercise: Participants will retrospect on Scrum Practices reviewed and recap what was learned as a group to ensure a solid understanding of the ceremonies, artifacts and roles

6. Implementing Best Practices

  • 5 Levels of Planning
  • Writing User Stories
  • Relative Estimation and Story Points
  • Prioritization
  • Backlog Grooming

Exercise: Participants will run through an exercise as a team to gain a better understanding the concept of relative estimation, planning poker, and using the Fibonacci sequence for sizing everyday tasks as a team.

7. Agile Leadership

  • Learning Shu Ha Ri
  • Mental Model Adjustments for Agile

Optional Onsite Day 2 Course Add On: Hands On 3-Sprint Simulation

Walk though estimation, planning, execution, and retrospective ceremonies. Class will use existing stories for pre-written "everyday" tasks (using playing cards, balloons, etc). No computers or technical background is assumed.

The purpose of this exercise is to give students a fun exposure to what a sprint/cadence with a scrum team may look like. Explanations will include how this can apply to their own environments (Scrum isn't just for developers!)

Who should attend

This Introductory Scrum training course is designed for anyone who is considering the use of Scrum for software development, including:

  • Project Managers
  • Program Managers
  • Analysts
  • Developers
  • Programmers
  • Testers
  • IT Managers/Directors
  • Software Engineers
  • Software Architects
  • Customers/Stakeholders
  • Product Managers

 



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