Professional Scrum Trainings

Courses Subject Areas


Process Domain

 

The Scrum Framework

Scrum theory includes time-boxing, and specific roles, rules, and artifacts. All elements of Scrum complement each other to form a consistent whole. All work is performed in Sprints. All base rules, events, and roles are described in the Scrum Guide, the acknowledged Scrum body of knowledge. Each part of Scrum ties back to the principles and theory.

This is foundational knowledge for every Scrum Team member and anyone involved with Scrum. Product Owners know how to take advantage of the business opportunities unlocked with the Scrum framework in delivering value to the market place every 30 days, or less.

 

Scrum Theory and Principles

Scrum is founded on empirical process theory to deal with the complexity typical to software development. All principles and values of Scrum are based on the fundamental view of software development as creative and complex work.

Scrum Masters know how Scrum implements empiricism in software development. They explain how the Scrum principles tie back to the empirical nature of Scrum, and how they are fundamentally different from those of more traditional software development approaches.

Scrum Masters understand the impact of the transparency that Scrum brings and requires, and how Scrum is best used to increase an organization’s agility.

 

Cross-functional, Self-organizing Teams

Scrum Teams are self-organizing and cross-functional; which is very different from traditional development groups.

Product Owners acknowledge the self-organizing skills of Development Teams and how Development Teams organize their development work in creating Done Increments of product. Product Owners understand how their accountability is complementary to that of a Development Team, and not conflicting.

 

Value Domain

 

Maximizing Value

Scrum is a foundation to unlock business agility. Scrum in itself however is–by design–incomplete. Agility will be much higher if Scrum is complemented by strategies for Agile product management and when metrics are in place to track the creation and delivery of value to the market place.

 

Product Backlog Management

A Product Owner is accountable for the Product Backlog, and the ordering of all work that is identified for the product. Product Backlog is used to manage the requirements and can be used to plan releases, and track and report on progress.

 


Courses Summary

 

Professional Scrum Foundations

OVERVIEW

The Professional Scrum Foundations (PSF) course is a 2-day course that teaches Scrum in a highly practical way.  

Working in a series of Sprints, teams of students build a software application, thereby facing real-life problems. The mechanics, roles, principles and (empirical) process of Scrum are demonstrated. Common missteps and misunderstandings are discussed so students grow a higher awareness of their symptoms.

Professional Scrum Foundations is excellent training for teams and anyone wanting to experience the Scrum way of working. The course also provides the foundation of knowledge needed for role-focused training for Product Owners, Scrum Masters and Developers.

ASSESSMENT AND CERTIFICATION

The Professional Scrum Foundations course provides foundational knowledge of Scrum. All participants completing the Professional Scrum Foundations course receive a password to take the Professional Scrum Master level I assessment (PSM I).

(https://www.scrum.org/Courses/Professional-Scrum-Foundations)

 

Professional Scrum Master

OVERVIEW

The Professional Scrum Master (PSM) course is a 2-day course that covers the principles and (empirical) process theory underpinning the mechanics, rules and roles of the Scrum framework. 

Advanced tools for servant-leadership are provided to increase a Scrum Master’s effectiveness. These tools relate to behavioral shifts, working with people and teams, coaching and facilitation techniques, and addressing the organization.

Students learn through instruction and team-based exercises, and are challenged to think in terms of the Scrum principles to better understand what to do when returning to the workplace.

ASSESSMENT AND CERTIFICATION

The Professional Scrum Master course has two associated assessments and certification: Professional Scrum Master level I (PSM I) and Professional Scrum Master level II (PSM II).

All participants completing the Professional Scrum Master course receive a password to take the PSM I assessment and are entitled to a discount on the PSM II assessment.

(https://www.scrum.org/Courses/Professional-Scrum-Master)

 

Professional Scrum Product Owner

OVERVIEW

The Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO) course is a 2-day course on how to maximize the value of software products and systems. 

Product Ownership in Scrum today requires more than knowledge of how to write requirements or manage a Product Backlog. Professional Scrum Product Owners need to have a concrete understanding of everything that drives value from their products.

Students develop and solidify this understanding through instruction and team-based exercises. The breadth of the role's responsibilities in delivering a successful product becomes clear from an Agile perspective on product management. Metrics are identified to track the creation of value and the successful delivery of it to the marketplace. This defines the perspective from which the role of the Product Owner in the Scrum framework is taught.

ASSESSMENT AND CERTIFICATION

The Professional Scrum Product Owner course has two associated assessments and certification: Professional Scrum Product Owner level I (PSPO I) and Professional Scrum Product Owner level II (PSPO II).

All participants completing the Professional Scrum Product Owner course receive a password to take the PSPO I assessment and are entitled to a discount on the PSPO II assessment.

(https://www.scrum.org/Courses/Professional-Scrum-Product-Owner)