Scrum Team Training

One area commonly overlooked by organizations that are implementing Scrum is training the development team to understand its role in depth. This Scrum Team Training course teaches participants that Agile project delivery is radically different from traditional waterfall methodologies. Instead of using command and control techniques and handing documents off from one discipline to another, the entire Agile team closely collaborates with the business and stakeholders to build the right functionality. The team is also responsible for self-organizing in order to build the functionality.

Participants learn how Scrum differs from traditional waterfall methodologies and what it means to change their thinking by applying agile values and principles. This training also includes some key principles from Lean that support Agile. Exercises, case studies, and examples are used to bring home the realization of how to be an effective Scrum team member.

Prior experience in software development projects is helpful.

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Key Outcomes

During this course, participants will:

  • Understand the fundamentals of Agile and Scrum
  • Grasp what the Lean Principles are and how they apply to Scrum
  • Know what it means to operate as a self-organizing team
  • Comprehend the values, rituals, and practices of Scrum
  • Obtain a high-level understanding of how to scale agile for programs and enterprises
  • Understand implications of and techniques to deal with offshore development using Scrum

Course Outline

Agile Overview

  • Agile Framework
  • Agile Overview
  • The Agile Manifesto and Principles
  • Agile Is Not Enough
  • Can Agile Fail?
  • The Best Agile

Scrum Overview

  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • How It Works
  • Artifacts

Keys to Success

  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • How It Works
  • Artifacts

Product Backlog

  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • How It Works
  • Artifacts

Release Planning

  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • How It Works
  • Artifacts

Sprint Planning

  • Sprint Planning Meeting

Sprints

  • All about the Sprint
  • Lab Sprints

Sprints

  • Sprint Review
  • Sprint Retrospective

Other Considerations

  • Scrum in the Organization
  • Scaled Agile Framework Overview
  • Testing
  • Distributed Scrum