This one-day seminar provides a comprehensive overview of Scrum to individuals who need to support Scrum teams and the organization in its transition to Scrum. You will gain an understanding of how the work is estimated, planned, and executed in Scrum projects, enabling you to contribute more effectively in the success of your projects. You will also learn key strategies to align and define governance with Scrum projects and to form and maintain  self-organizing, cross-functional development teams. This course in not intended for individuals who are performing any of the three Scrum roles. For these individuals, we recommend our Scrum Boot Camp seminar.


Learn to:

  • Describe the Scrum framework and highlight its benefits
  • Describe how work is estimated, planned, and executed in projects using Scrum
  • Assess project progress and forecast completion based on Scrum artifacts 
  • Implement strategies to improve delegation and empowerment
  • Apply strategies to form cross-functional, self-organizing teams


Who Should Attend

  • Project Manager, Program Manager, QA Manager, Test Manager
  • Technical Lead, QA Lead, Test Lead
  • Other managers or executive supporting Scrum 


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

Why Agile

  • Why companies are going agile
  • Delivering value early
  • The Agile Manifesto

The Scrum Workflow

  • Why companies use Scrum
  • Scrum workflow
  • Scrum roles, events, artifacts, and rules

Scrum Roles

  • Scrum Master
  • Product Owner
  • Development Team

Forming Cross-Functional, Self-Organizing Teams

  • Stages of competency
  • Cross-functionality matrix
  • Raising levels of delegation and authority
  • Communities of practice

Product Planning

  • How software requirements are handled differently in Scrum
  • Populating the initial Product Backlog
  • User stories and epics
  • Early prioritization

Release Planning

  • Flipping the Iron Triangle
  • Initial backlog refinement
  • User story mapping

Relative Sizing and Velocity

  • Accuracy vs. precision
  • Planning Poker
  • Deriving release content and duration

Sprint Planning

  • Definition of "Ready" and Definition of "Done"
  • Task decomposition
  • The Sprint Backlog

Sprint Execution and Project Tracking

  • The Daily Scrum
  • Sprint burndown chart
  • Release burndown chart

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 ...