This highly informative, fast-pace, eight-hour course is intended to provide an overview of Scrum, establishing a common language and starting point for Scrum teams and individuals within an organization.  Adding a unique dimension to the learning process, this course is structured and taught using Scrum, starting with a product backlog of learning events which are divided into four two-hour sprints. Instructor and students will collaborate to generate the best possible outcome, learning the process by doing. At the end of each sprint, the class will track and evaluate progress, adjusting the plan to accommodate the realities of the classroom environment (student understanding, areas of concern and time remaining). Within 24 hours of completing the class, students will be given a recommended reading list to address specific concerns raised within the class.

Audience: This course is appropriate for anyone who has never received formal Agile or Scrum training and is currently working on or with a Scrum team. It is equally suited for teams and organizations exploring how to use Agile and those beginning their Agile journey.
Course Duration: 1 day
Prerequisites:

Before attending, participants should prepare by reading the following materials:

Course Objectives:
  • Understand the basics of Scrum
  • Define key roles and responsibilities of Scrum team members
  • Learn how to improve team productivity and quality by removing impediments and highlighting organizational inefficiencies
  • Learn how to guide continuous improvement of the team and the organization
Course Outline:
  • Sprint One
    • Class Intro
    • Agile Review
    • Scrum Overview
    • Roles and Responsibilities
      • Roles and Responsibilities Lab
    • How It Works
    • Artifacts
    • Rules of Scrum
    • Keys to Success
      • House of Lean
      • Kanban and WIP Limits

 

  • Sprint Two
    • Product Backlog
    • User Stories
    • Agile Estimation
      • Estimation Lab

 

  • Sprint Three
    • Release Planning
    • Sprint Planning
    • User Stories and Tasks
    • Sprint Planning Lab

 

  • Sprint Four
    • Sprint Activities
    • Sprint Lab
    • Keeping Retrospectives Fresh
    • Next Steps
    • Class Closeout