Scrum Alliance Scrum Foundations

What is this course?

As more organisations adopt Agile transformation, it’s essential to introduce staff to the benefits of how self-organising teams deal with complex problems. This is where the Scrum Alliance Scrum Foundations course comes in. This introductory course exposes newcomers to the principles of Scrum, including the ideas, language, and elements of the framework – a perfect first step in one’s Agile journey.

This 1 day course provides an initial overview of Agile, before moving on to cover the existing Scrum Foundations Learning Objectives that are aligned with the most recent Scrum Guide. This is an affordable, scalable, and customizable offering taught by highly skilled instructors who’ve been validated by the Scrum Alliance.

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What will you learn?

Incorporating Scrum principles and practices takes diligence, patience, and a commitment to continuous improvement. Scrum is a framework, not a prescriptive methodology. With this in mind, attendees on the Scrum Foundations course will gain knowledge and understanding of each of the following 5 categories:

1. Scrum Theory
2. The Scrum Roles
3. Scrum Events
4. Scrum Artifacts
5. Artifact Transparency

The content that delegates will learn as part of each of these 5 categories is explained in more detail in the ‘What topics will be covered?’ section below.

What topics will be covered?

Following attendance on the Scrum Foundations course, delegates will be able to:

Scrum Theory
1.1. Describe how Scrum is aligned with the values and principles of the Scrum’s relationship to the Agile Manifesto.
1.2. Define Scrum and describe its purpose.
1.3. List the five core Scrum values.
1.4. Define empirical process control and list the three pillars.
1.5. Explain why Scrum is a framework and list two ways a framework is different from a process or methodology.
1.6. Explain how product planning in an empirical environment differs from traditional fixed planning.
1.7. Restate that Scrum exists only in its entirety, and realizing its benefits requires disciplined and dedicated practice.
1.8. Describe the benefits of an iterative and incremental approach.

The Scrum Roles
2.1. Define the three roles in a Scrum Team, list their primary responsibilities, and illustrate how they interact with each other to deliver the Increment within a Sprint.
2.2. Define a cross-functional team and identify at least three benefits of a cross-functional, self-organizing team.
2.3. Describe the impacts of people performing multiple Scrum roles.

Scrum Events
3.1. Explain the concept of a time-box and state that all Scrum events are time-boxed.
3.2. List at least three benefits to time-boxing.
3.3. List the five events within Scrum, define the purpose of each event, and identify the participants, timing, and maximum recommended time-box.
3.4. Describe that quality should not be sacrificed.
3.5. Discuss a scenario when a Product Owner may consider Sprint cancellation and identify at least two alternatives.

Scrum Artifacts
4.1. List the three artifacts within Scrum and define the purpose of each artifact.

Artifact Transparency
5.1. Define the definition of “Done” and the purpose for the Scrum Team.
5.2. Restate that the definition of “Done” evolves over time.
5.3. Identify at least two reasons why the Scrum Team dedicates time for Product Backlog refinement.
5.4. List at least three activities that might be discussed as part of Product Backlog refinement.

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