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This seminar provides everything you need to know to ensure your transition to Scrum is successful and to become certified in Scrum. 

In the years since the Agile Manifesto, Scrum has emerged as the most popular Agile process for managing software development projects. As more companies are switching to Scrum, however, many are still struggling. 

Construx's highly rated Scrum training guides you through the detailed ins and outs that you need to succeed with Scrum. This course combines key aspects from Scrum Master and Scrum Product Owner training plus specific best practices based upon the instructor’s direct experience on Scrum transitions and extensive lessons learned from Construx’s consulting engagements.

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

3-day seminar  

Highlights  

  • Why Scrum Works
  • Scrum Roles
  • Scrum Processes and Meetings
  • Scrum Artifacts
  • Scrum Best Practices
  • Spinning up Scrum
  • Life During Sprint Time
  • Tracking Progress: Scrum Metrics
  • Something's Rotten: Scrum Smells
  • Learning to Fly

Reviews

    Stars 4.5 3913 Ratings

    "Most valuable: Being able to deliver better, quicker, faster project to the business. Jenny has a great sense of humor and her examples and experience were very appreciated!"   
    -- Christina Phelan, Costco

    "Course content was great, and the instructor made it interesting and relevant."  
    -- Heidi Hanisco, Therapeutic Research Center

    "I really appreciated that the content was geared to our organization and we were allowed to discuss our challenges and issues. The instructor was very engaging! He kept my interest the whole time and is the perfect combination of expert, geek, and comedian."  
    -- Heidi Shea, Newmarket International

    "Great use of incorporating examples specific to our organizational Agile integration!"  
    -- Alexander Mentele, Starbucks

    "Great, great class and job! Thank you. It was the most useful class taken in decades."  
    -- Bob Bolin, Shell

    "The course gave a helpful high-level overview of Scrum before drilling back down into the specific components, sprinkling in implementation hints along the way. I needed all three.  The best practices/lessons learned elsewhere were especially helpful."  
    -- Chris Maddocks, TMW Systems 
      

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    Benefits

    You will gain a deep understanding of Scrum processes and roles and how they apply to software development. 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
    • keys to successfully plan, launch, and execute your first Scrum project
    • specific techniques to handle common issues that hinder or derail many Scrum implementations
    • best practices that increase team productivity, resulting in lower project cost and reduced time to market

    Who Should Attend

    This seminar is designed for personnel who will lead, participate in, or support commercial Scrum projects, including Team Members, Software Engineering Managers, Scrum Masters, Project Leaders, Program Managers, Product Managers and Product Owners. It is ideal for entire teams who are transitioning to Scrum.

    Certification Information

    21 PDU

    PMI PDU Reporting Instructions

    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 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

    Scrum Processes and Meetings

    • Release Planning
    • Sprint Planning
    • The Daily Standup
    • The Sprint Review
    • The Sprint Retrospective

    Scrum Artifacts

    • The Product Backlog
    • The Sprint Backlog
    • The Release Burndown
    • The Sprint Burndown

    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

    Spinning Up Scrum

    • Selecting the Product Owner
    • Creating a product backlog
    • Setting up the Scrum team
    • Planning the release
    • Launching the first sprint

    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
    • When are you going to release?
    • Are you improving?

    Something's Rotten: Scrum Smells

    • Scrum (Task) Masters
    • The Product Dictator
    • The Tyranny of the Urgent
    • They're Just Not That Into It: When the Team Fails to Meet Commitments
    • Self-Unmanaged Teams
    • Just give me the fish!
    • When burndowns don't
    • The plague known as 'Scrum-But'

    Learning to Fly

    • Scrum is simple but not easy
    • Best practices are still applicable
    • The importance of sprint retrospectives
    • Hyperperformance: Scrum team dynamics
    • Scaling Scrum

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

    Jenny Stuart

    Jenny Stuart, PSM, SPC, CSDP, is the Vice President of Consulting at Construx Software, where she gives clients the benefit of her 20 years experience in software ...

    Earl Beede

    Earl Beede, CSDP is a Senior Fellow at Construx Software, where he designs and leads seminars and provides consulting services on early project-lifecycle practices, ...

    John Clifford

    John Clifford is a Senior Fellow and Agile Practices Lead at Construx Software. John got his first software development job at a startup, while still in college, ...

    Melvin Perez-Cedano

    Melvin Pérez-Cedano is a Senior Fellow at Construx Software where he provides training and consulting services that help organizations and individuals to successfully ...