What is this course?

Whether you are new to Agile principles and have an idea of what Scrum is, or have already spent time involved with teams talking about or implementing Scrum, ensuring success with Scrum can be a daunting prospect. You have understood that the benefits of ‘going agile’ include improving quality, productivity and time to market, but how does this happen in practice? And how can you ensure that you can deliver these process improvements? If you have not undertaken Scrum Training with an experienced Scrum Trainer then you may be missing key knowledge and skills that will enable you to make the most of the opportunities afforded by effective implementation of Scrum principles and practices.

This one-day course investigates the Scrum framework from theory and foundations to practical application and pitfalls and, as such, is a useful introduction for those new to Agile / Scrum who would like to learn more in order to work within, or alongside, a Scrum Team.

In-House only

What will you learn?

The one-day Scrum Overview course will give you a sound understanding of Scrum principles and practices in order that you can:

  • Participate actively as a Scrum Team member
  • Explain Agile and the Scrum framework to key stakeholders
  • Define and use the full range of Agile and Scrum Artifacts (Product Backlog, Sprint Backlog, Increment, Burndown Charts etc.)
  • Participate effectively in Scrum Meetings (Release Planning, Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review and Sprint Retrospective)
  • Help your team or organisation to transition to a more Lean and Agile way of working using Scrum
What topics will be covered?

You can expect the following topics to be covered during the course:

General Knowledge

  • Agile Manifesto
  • Scrum Process and Sprints
  • The Significance of “Done”
  • The Five Scrum Values
  • Applicability of Scrum

Scrum Roles

  • Overview of Scrum Roles
  • Teamwork and Team Characteristics

Scrum Meetings

  • Sprint Planning Meeting
  • Daily Scrum Meeting
  • Sprint Review and Retrospective Meetings

Scrum Artifacts

  • Product Backlog
  • Product Incremement and Definition of “Done”
  • Sprint Backlog
  • Burndown Chart

Managing Scrum Projects

  • Combining Agile Methods
  • Transitioning to Agile
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