Professional Scrum Foundations™ is a rigorous two-day course that will solidify the core principles of Scrum for individuals or teams.
This is a very hands-on class with many examples and exercises. Rather than coaching teams back from a poorly functioning Scrum implementation, this course exposes common missteps, increases the awareness of the associated symptoms, and provides prescriptive guidance to avoid going off track.
Instructor did a great job, from experience this subject can be a bit dry to teach but he was able to keep it very engaging and made it much easier to focus.
Excellent presentation skills, subject matter knowledge, and command of the environment.
Instructor was outstanding. Knowledgeable, presented well, and class timing was perfect.
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Have read one of the Scrum books.
Have studied the Scrum Guide at http://www.scrumguides.org
Detailed Class Syllabus
Scrum Framework - Students dive into the Scrum software development framework including, roles and responsibilities, principles, artifacts, and events and time boxes, rules and customs.
Introducing Scrum and Agile - This module discusses the current state of the software industry and Scrum`s role within it. Topics include the origins of Scrum, misconceptions of the framework, the value that Scrum provides, and an exploration of self-organization as a power tool for increasing productivity.
Planning with Scrum - Learn practical techniques of planning releases, managing Product Backlogs, keeping Sprints on track, and maintain healthy team behaviors. Although many effective techniques exist for expressing requirements, this module equips teams to discover, express, and decompose requirements as Backlog Items using proven techniques.
Keeping Scrum Healthy - This module focuses on common missteps teams make when adopting Scrum and strategies to avoid them. In addition to discussing typical patterns/anti-patterns in this module, class attendees practice some of the more courageous conversations that commonly occur.
Getting Started with Applications - Following an excellent training event, Teams often struggle implementing what seemed so reasonable just a few days ago. This discussion helps attendees plan and prepare to actually be effective with Scrum immediately, marking the course as the true catalyst for change and increasing agility within your organization.
As part of the course, the student is invited to take the Professional Scrum Master level 1 assessment through Scrum.org. While successfully passing the certification is not guaranteed, the PSF course will well prepare the student for the assessment and significantly improve his/her probability of passing.