Professional Scrum Foundations (PSF) is a team-based training that provides the foundational knowledge and practical experience needed to work with Scrum. This immersive 2-day hands-on course uses a combination of instruction and team exercises to introduce students to the mechanics, roles and principles of Scrum. At the same time, it goes far beyond theory and challenges students to experience real-life Scrum while working together as a team in a series of Sprints to build a realistic product. Students practice essential elements in mastering Scrum, like team collaboration, self-organization, and how to overcome complexity, and learn about common missteps and misunderstandings encountered within and outside the Scrum team. Students walk away with practical foundational knowledge on how to apply the Scrum framework to their product development efforts.
This is an excellent training for teams and anyone wanting to experience the way of working in Scrum. Prior knowledge is not required. A free attempt at the globally recognized Professional Scrum Master I (PSM I) certification exam is included.
What You Will Learn
Students self-organize in Scrum Teams at the beginning of the course and are presented with a real-life case study. During the course, they practice the Scrum Framework in multiple realistic Sprints, during which they are gradually introduced to Scrum mechanics, roles and principles. The trainer acts as a stakeholder by defining requirements before each Sprint and attending Sprint Reviews.
By the end of day 2, teams become familiar with all Scrum components and rules: they define and enact Scrum roles (Product Owner, Scrum Master, Development Team), work with Scrum artifacts (Product Backlog, Sprint Backlog, Increment), manage all Scrum events (Sprint Planning, Sprint, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review, Sprint Retrospective), practice estimation techniques, come up with the team's Definition of Done, groom their backlog, learn about Scrum Values and empiricism, experience common challenges of working in teams, etc. A class retrospective is done after each Sprint to enforce learning objectives. Discussions are encouraged throughout the entire duration of the course.
- Get a clear understanding of foundational elements of Scrum and how they fit together
- Learn how to apply the Scrum Framework to product development
- Practice working in a Scrum Team and effectively deliver working software
- Walk away with a handful of tips to identify common pitfalls and dysfunctions in Scrum
- Understanding and applying the Scrum Framework (Empiricism, Scrum Values, Roles, Events, Artifacts)
- Developing people and teams (Scrum roles and responsibilities, Self-organizing teams, Team collaboration)
- Managing products with agility (Maximizing product value delivery, Product Backlog management, Forecasting and release planning, Managing stakeholders and customers)
- Developing and delivering products professionally (Definition of Done, Estimation techniques, Continuous quality)
- Keeping Scrum healthy (Identifying common Scrum missteps and misunderstandings)
Check out further info on Professional Scrum Competencies and different focus areas covered within this class and other Scrum.org classes.