Duration: 2 days on-site
Outcome: Fundamental working knowledge of the Scrum framework.
Scrum for Teams — Overview
Why Scrum for Teams Training?
So you’ve decided to try Scrum. But is training really worth the investment? 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.
- Eliminate Confusion
Misunderstandings are costly, both in time and energy. A lack of understanding can be frustrating and demotivating to otherwise dedicated employees. Training will help to ensure that everyone is on the same page and speaking the same language.
- 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.
Scrum for Teams — Agenda
This 2-day foundational training class is an intensive interactive session designed to leverage the unique culture and environment of your organization through facilitated discussion, activities and simulation. The following topics will be covered during training:
- Software Development as Knowledge Work
- The Value of Agile Teams
- The Business Value Focus of Scrum
- What is a Process and Why do We Need One?
- Lean Software Development in Scrum
- Agile Principles and Practices
- Best Projects for Scrum Application
- Scrum Flow
- Scrum Roles and Relationships
- Scrum Artifacts
- Scrum Product Management
- Project Tracking and Visibility
- Developing User Stories
- Business Value Driven Prioritization
- ScrumMaster and Project Manager
- Servant Leadership
- Team Coaching
- Developing Trust with the Team
- Creating Product and Product Vision
- Product Owner and Team Communication
- Business Responsibility of the Product Owner
- Moving Testing Forward
- A Change in Focus for QA
- Acceptance Testing
- Agile Specification
- Sound Engineering Practices
- Team Member Responsibility and Accountability
- Team Estimation and Commitment
- Scrum is Simple, Scrum is Hard
- The Promises of Scrum
- The Forces Behind Driving and Restraining Scrum
- Scaling Scrum
- Awareness of Project and Product Vision Creation
- High-level Requirements to Stories and Tasks
- Relative Story Sizing
- Work Prioritization
- Release Planning Awareness
Benefits of Scrum for Teams Training
For the Organization
- A comprehensive and consistent understanding of the Scrum framework
- Baseline knowledge and skills in Scrum development practices
- Increased effective communication between Teams, Product Owners and Stakeholders
- Ability to implement effective Scrum roles, meetings and ceremonies
- Understanding of Scrum’s impact on the organizational structure and culture
For the Bottom Line
- An improved ability for the Teams to bring quality products to market faster
- An enhanced flexibility to adapt to the needs and desires of the customers
- Improved sustainability and work flow through enhanced communication
- Increased ability of Leadership to make informed decisions and accurate predictions
- Greater employee engagement and retention through implementation of sustainable development practices
Who Should Attend?
There is no right or wrong person to attend Scrum 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 a corporate structure dealing with rapidly changing demands, or those who interact closely with them. In a traditional organization, this might include:
What Industries Use Scrum?
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, marketing and much more. Scrum is appropriate for almost any complex project with rapidly changing or emergent requirements, regardless of the industry.