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Feb 1 - Feb 2

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Date and Time
February 1-2 2021
9:00am - 5:00pm daily
Timezone
EST
Course
Agile Scaling Professional

Trainer

Senior Agility Instructor & President
Phone
1.855.32.3BACK ext 322
Email

Venue

Live Online
Notes

Requires a microphone, webcam, and internet connection. All materials and meeting link will be delivered electronically the day before class starts.

OVERVIEW

Scaling Scrum with Scrum
PREQUISITES CSM, CSPO, or equivalent foundational understanding of Scrum and/or Agile (link to course pages if possible)
OUTCOME Agile Scaling Professional certification, skills and tools for effectively (re)scaling your organization
DURATION 2 Days
REQUIRED READING The Scaling Scrum White Paper, Understanding The Well-Formed Team™ White Paper, Agility: A 3Back Scrum White Paper.

Learn Scaling Scrum with Scrum™ in 3Back’s Agile Scaling Professional (ASP) course. An agnostic approach to multi-team collaboration, this 2-day Agile scaling course lays the groundwork to enable Scrum and Agile practitioners to tackle the difficult, yet rewarding, job of Agile scaling.

3Back’s trainers incorporate hands-on, experiential learning to explore large Organizational Patterns to augment Scaling Patterns for the enterprise. In addition, ASP delivers a thorough assessment and analysis of two popular scaling methods, the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) and Large Scale Scrum (LeSS) from a Pattern-based perspective.

3Back’s ASP Agile scaling course delves deep into the real-world realities of scaling Agile as a mindset, rather than a recipe. Participants learn how to:

  • Prevent paradigm-induced blindness
  • Scale by making appropriate adjustments based on reality you have encountered
  • Avoid adjustments based on the paradigm you were told to follow

How Hard Can Scaling Be?

Building a successful Well-Formed Scrum Team can be a difficult yet rewarding endeavor. But what happens when one Team isn’t enough? Let’s face it, most of today’s projects are just too large for one Team to tackle alone. This causes a need for many organizations to scale their Scrum or other Agile framework.

Scaling is never easy. Whether scaling your family, business or Scrum implementation, complications have a way of growing exponentially alongside your efforts. Understanding the complexities of multi-Team environments and communication is critical to the successful scaling of Scrum and other Agile frameworks.

3Back’s expert trainers understand that a one-size-fits-all approach is implausible for each unique circumstance and environment. Therefore, our Scaling Bootcamp course is designed to provide guidance in the form of repeatable Patterns that can be adapted and applied to nearly any organization.

What You Get

ASP Certification

By taking and completing the class, you will receive your ASP Certification from 3Back

Agile Tool Get to Done®
Accredited Training from the Experts
Free Course Retake Policy
A Fun and Memorable Learning Experience

Feedback is Paramount

See What Our Students Are Saying

This course was very insightful in that it helped me realize the Scrum process used at my company has flaws. It also helped me pin point these flaws.

Less teacher to student than community of peers. Highly discussion based. Fewer demonstrations than CSM [Certified Scrum Master]. More focus on unique issues across multiple places of work than learning principles.

As an inexperienced member of a Scrum Team, that is practicing Scrum, I found this course really helpful in providing me the foundation needed to further grow into a Product Ownership (Product Champion) role. I've been able to spot changes that I will be able to recommend to the team.

Interesting material. Learned about what we do is not ideal and how to Scale. Will try to implement for my clients.

Course was paced well. Material excellent. Instructor very knowledgeable.

We were able to cover a lot of material in a short period of time. Dan made the course interactive which helped in the learning. I genuinely feel as though I learned how Scrum Mastering should be done and feel like I can explain it.

I found the class very educational. A little overwhelming, but that is to be expected. I would definitely like to continue my Agile/Scrum education.

Agenda

This 2-day certification course in Agile scaling is designed to promote the skills and competencies necessary to adjust scaling within an organization. The intensive ASP training is comprised of facilitated discussion and activities designed to explore the patterns and techniques behind successfully scaling Agile across organizations of varying size. Participants will study the essentials necessary to begin (re)scaling initiatives within an organization.

The following topics will be covered:

Review of Basic Scaling Patterns
  • Leadership Teams
    • Distribution Team
    • Consolidation Team
    • Program Team
  • Communication Teams
    • Scrum-of-Scrums
    • Cross-Cutting Workgroups
    • I&E Team (Integration & Evaluation)
Single-Team Leadership Patterns
Release Management Overview
Large Scaling Patterns
Making Other Scaling Methods Work
Scaling Forces
Techniques for Addressing Scaling

Additional Details

Agile Scaling Professional – Outcomes

  • Acquire the tools to tackle the complex issues of scaling and how to adjust organizational structure appropriately
  • Assess how projects are managed in a large, scaled organization
  • Understand the critical nature of Structure vs. Governance for scaling success
  • Recognize how good leadership drives effective Governance
  • Know where to facilitate adjustments in the style of decision-making
  • Learn how to negotiate complex scaling methods with small patterns to achieve more effective Governance
  • Evaluate appropriate ‘large’ Organization Patterns (COP, etc.)
  • Explore how to do more with LeSS and how to make SAFe safer
  • Discern how to balance the needs of a Product/Project based organization vs. a Functional (People) based organization

Required Reading

The Scaling Scrum White Paper

The Scaling Scrum White Paper

No matter the type of product or service an organization provides, it has a singular purpose: to produce Results that provide value to its Stakeholders, and to deliver these Results in the most effective and efficient manner. That’s no easy feat, but eventually, most organizations figure it out. Over… Read More
Understanding The Well-Formed Team™ White Paper

Understanding The Well-Formed Team™ White Paper

If you’re lucky, you’ve had the good fortune of working on or with an agile Team that, simply put, just “gets it.” They are the Team that knows what they’re doing and is trusted to get their work done. They have the right people in the right place… Read More
Agility: A 3Back Scrum White Paper.

Agility: A 3Back Scrum White Paper.

We’ve all had the experience of working on a project when it goes sideways. When one thing, or a whole lot of things, go wrong, and we’re left asking, “What do we do now?” Agility helps us answer that question by guiding us to deal with the… Read More

Optional Reading

Exploring Scrum: The Fundamentals

Exploring Scrum: The Fundamentals

By Dan Rawsthorne and Doug Shimp

This book takes a deep, exploratory, look into the Scrum framework, and offers advice about how to think about it, and how to use it. Some of this advice is philosophical, some is pragmatic, some is practical, and some of it is controversial.

This book is not an introductory text.

3Back Exclusive

Scrum Tools

Get To Done

Get To Done® is both online software and cards on walls. We have worked hard to bring this unique tool to you so that you have full support for writing and managing complex backlogs. Stop regressing! Getting Scrum implemented right is hard, your software tool needs to support the right behaviors or groups often regress.

Scrum Dictionary

Scrum Dictionary exists for one simple reason. Words matter. In the world of Agile frameworks, words matter event more. Scrum Dictionary removes the lexicon noise and delivers a clear, concise definition of Agile terms, complete with examples and related terminology, in a format that's as user-friendly as they come.

Agile Scaling Professional Training Benefits

So you want to learn Scrum. But is training really worth it?
What can training give you that reading a few books can’t?

TIME = MONEY

Transforming your team or organization to a new methodology is a big undertaking. Organized training will give you the kickstart you need and save you valuable time otherwise wasted on costly trial and error.

INCREASED RETENTION

Studies show that when learners “do and say,” they experience an increase of knowledge retention up to 80% over reading alone.

BUILD SKILL, NOT JUST KNOWLEDGE

Books and blogs are good knowledge resources. Skill, however, is acquired by doing. There is simply no replacement for the skill building that occurs with hands-on activities and real-life simulations.

Who Should Attend

Scrum attendees

There is no right or wrong person to attend this training. In fact, the most successful agile adoptions have included training for everyone, right down to Finance and Sales staff. Scrum training is especially appropriate for anyone in the corporate structure dealing with rapidly changing demands. In a traditional organization, these roles might include:

Developers
Testers
Directors
Project Managers
Program Managers
CXOs
Architects
Coders
Designers
Technical Writers
SMEs
Product Managers
Stakeholders
Analysts
QA Staff
Engineers

What Industries

Use Scrum?

Scrum industries

The most popular use of Scrum is for software development in a wide variety of industries, including financial services, insurance, education, information technology, government programs and supply chain management. But Scrum goes beyond software development! We’ve known organizations and individuals who have used Scrum for graphic design, wedding planning, data warehousing, consulting, classroom projects, household management, auto salvage yards and much more. Scrum is appropriate for almost any complex project with rapidly changing or emergent requirements, regardless of the industry.

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