Interested in Scrum but not sure how to implement it in a large organization? Based on Construx's popular Scrum Boot Camp, this seminar provides everything you need to know to ensure a successful Scrum implementation in an enterprise setting. This three-day course combines key aspects from Scrum Master- and Scrum Product Owner-specific training plus specific practices and insights needed to make Scrum successful within a large organization. 3-day seminar


You will gain a deep understanding of Scrum processes and roles and how they apply to software development within large organizations. You will learn how to staff your Scrum team, plan your release, launch your project, and guide your project to a successful conclusion. You will learn:
  • Details about the Scrum process and its underlying principles
  • Specific techniques to handle common issues that hinder or derail many Scrum implementations
  • Best practices that increase team productivity, lower project costs, and reduced time to market

Who Should Attend

This seminar is appropriate for audiences with little or no previous knowledge of Scrum and for those new to Scrum who would like to operate with less pain and higher productivity.It is designed for personnel who will lead, participate in, or support commercial Scrum projects, including Team Members, Software Engineering Managers, Scrum Masters, Project Leaders, Product Managers and Product Owners. It is ideal for entire teams who are transitioning to Scrum.


All of our public classes are held at the Construx Training Center

What is Scrum?

  • Agile origins, principles, and benefits
  • A brief history of Scrum
  • Scrum philosophy and theory
  • What makes Scrum different?

Why Scrum Works

  • A simple process
  • A focus on delivering value
  • A committed, self-managed team
  • Transparency: nowhere to hide
  • Finishing what you start
  • Continual improvement

Scrum Roles

  • The Scrum Master
  • The Product Owner
  • The Team Member
  • Stakeholders
  • Levels of Commitment

Enterprise-Level Scrum Processes and Meetings

  • Enterprise-Level Release Planning
  • Sprint Planning
  • The Daily Standup
  • The Sprint Review
  • The Sprint Retrospective

Enterprise-Level Scrum Artifacts

  • The Enterprise-Level Product Backlog
  • The Sprint Backlog
  • The Release Burndown
  • The Sprint Burndown
  • The Release Roadmap
  • The Product Roadmap

Scrum Best Practices

  • Timeboxing: Nothing Concentrates The Mind...
  • Commitment: "Either Do or Do Not; There Is No Try"
  • Working Agreements: This Is How We Do It
  • Acceptance Criteria And The Definition of Done
  • There Is No 'I' in Team

Initiating an Enterprise-Level Scrum Project

  • Establishing the Project Vision
  • Creating a Release Roadmap
  • Enterprise-Level Release Planning
  • The Enterprise-Level Product Backlog
  • Launching the Project

Populating the Product Backlog

  • Using stories to drive value
  • The attributes of an effective story
  • Common agile estimation techniques
  • Using story maps to find stories
  • Single backlog or multiple backlogs?
  • Overcoming common challenges

Life During Sprint Time

  • A day in the life of a Scrum team
  • A day in the life of a Scrum Master
  • A day in the life of a Product Owner

Tracking Progress: Scrum Metrics

  • Whiteboards or software?
  • How is your iteration going?
  • Exposing and removing impediments
  • Burndown charts
  • When are you going to release?
  • Are you improving?
  • Interfacing Burndowns to Gantt charts: Reporting status to management
  • Achieving predictability and transparency

Learning to Fly

  • Scrum is simple but not easy
  • Best practices are still applicable
  • Avoid Scrum smells: Scrum-But, Tyranny of the Urgent, and other smells
  • The importance of sprint retrospectives
  • Hyperperformance: Scrum team dynamics

Completion of this seminar includes an opportunity to take a assessment to qualify for Professional Scrum Master I certification.

To be announced