scrum in regulated industries

Scrum for Regulated Industries

Learn how you can implement and improve Scrum in a regulated industry. Let our experience with hundreds of teams illuminate the path for your team.

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About Scrum for Regulated Industries

  Duration: 1.5 – 3 day course
  Resources: Workbook

Scrum is just as useful and appropriate to companies and teams in regulated industries as they are anywhere else. There are, however, some nuances unique to companies in regulated industries. Whether your software is developed under FDA, IEC 62304, SOX, GDRP, ASPICE, FedRamp, or ISO 26262, this course has been designed for you.

Our highly rated Scrum training guides you through the detailed ins and outs of what you need to succeed with Scrum in a regulated setting. This course covers key aspects of Scrum fundamentals—its events, roles, and artifacts—plus specific best practices based on the instructor’s direct experience working with regulated teams and companies as well as extensive lessons learned from our consulting engagements.

You will learn:

  • Details about the Scrum framework and its underlying principles
  • Keys to successfully plan and execute your Scrum project while maintaining compliance
  • 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

You will gain a deep understanding of Scrum framework and how they apply in a regulated environment. We will share ways that other companies have been successful at refining and revising their SDLC and regulatory requirements to take more complete advantage of Scrum. We’ll help you adopt practices that support the effective delivery of high-quality software within your unique situation and environment.

In fact, Scrum can help you shorten the post-development validation phases and get to market faster.

What is Scrum?

  • Agile origins, principles, and benefits
  • Scrum values and theory
  • What makes Scrum different?
  • Special considerations for Scrum in a regulated environment

Why Scrum Works

  • A simple framework
  • A committed, self-managed team
  • Transparency: nowhere to hide
  • Finishing what you start
  • Continual improvement: inspection and adaptation

Scrum Roles

  • The Scrum Master
  • The Product Owner
  • The Development Team

Scrum Events

  • Backlog Refinement
  • Sprint Planning
  • Daily Scrum
  • Sprint Review
  • Sprint Retrospective

Scrum Artifacts

  • The Product Backlog
  • The Product Increment
  • The Sprint Backlog
  • Effect of regulations on Scrum artifacts

Compliance Considerations

  • Definition of Done
  • Definition of Ready
  • Backlog Refinement
  • Acceptance Criteria

Project-Level Planning

  • Release Planning
  • Introduction to Story Mapping
  • Release Burndown Charts
  • Backlog Refinement
  • Planning to Meet Regulatory Requirements

Tracking Progress

  • Sprint Burndown Charts
  • Whiteboards or software?
  • Exposing and removing impediments
  • Are you improving?

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
  • Inspect and Adapt: The importance of Retrospectives
  • Best practices in regulated industries

Scrum Anti-Patterns

  • 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’

We can show you how to use agile in compliance with government or industry regulations and to factor documentation requirements into your backlog without sacrificing efficiency.

We’ll guide you through proactive Scrum techniques on the front end and help your organization align all process groups around the same goal: delivering business value as quickly as possible.

This course is designed for individuals who will be members of, or will support or interact with, Scrum teams 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 or seeking to improve their Scrum adoption.

“Used well, Agile development can improve quality. Used poorly, Agile development can make quality problems worse. This course distills lessons we’ve learned from working with hundreds of companies into grounded, practical advice.”

Steve McConnell, Author of More Effective Agile

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