Professional ScrumMaster

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Durationn: 2 Days
Provider: Trigraph
Course Fees: Full Course Fee: €1095

Network Members Fee: €710

Accreditation: Accreditation available for successful exam candidates who will receive official designation as a Professional ScrumMaster (PSM) Attendees who are Project Management Institute PMP's are eligible for 16 Professional Development Units (PDU’s).

Course Objectives / Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Define the key agile values and principles
  • Understand the benefits of Scrum and Agile methods
  • Explain the theory behind Scrum and why it works
  • Describe the Scrum framework including
  • Roles: Product Owner, ScrumMaster, Developer
  • Events: Sprint Planning, Review, Retrospective, Scrum
  • Artifacts: Product Backlog, Sprint Backlog, Definition of Done, Define and use user stories
  • Perform planning and estimation in an agile environment
  • Define appropriate testing strategies for agile projects
  • Undertake steps needed to get started with Scrum on your project
  • Avoid the common pitfalls with Agile/Scrum

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for prospective ScrumMasters, Project Managers, Team Leaders as well as cross-functional team members such as Developers, Architects, Testers, DBAs, Business Analysts, etc. and project support personnel who will benefit from an understanding of Scrum

Course Content

Introduction to Agile

Agile values, principles and practices
Plan driven versus Agile – how Scrum is different from traditional
project management

The Agile Manifesto

Exercise: The Name Game
Business benefits of Agile
Introduction to Agile Methods and Concepts
Exercise: Value Flow Game
Common Agile Practices
The Scrum Framework
Roles – Characteristics & Demands of the Scrum Roles and selforganising
Ceremonies – Purpose, Format, Facilitation
Artifacts – How backlogs, information radiators and explicit policies
help a team be effective
Measures, Transparency and Value
Agile Metrics – Burn Downs, Burn Ups
Team Boards and information radiators

Value and Waste

Exercise: Identifying Waste in Software Development
Requirements Management in Agile
Themes, Epics, Features and User stories
Exercise: Using User Stories to Manage Requirements
Rightsizing Work – Delivering Product Increments
Exercise: Breaking up Work and Defining Spikes
Dependancies – Functional and Estimation Dependancies
Prioritisation – Value and Risk Adjusted Backlog Ordering
Relative Estimation, Story Points and Ideal Time
Joint Estimation – Planning Poker
Exercise: Relative Estimation using Planning Poker and Triangulation
Release and Sprint Planning

Effectively managing change with Scrum

Prioritisation for Maximising Value and Minimising Risk
Minimum Viable Features, Releases, Costing and Planning Scrum
Working with Scrum at Scale and across Distributed Organisations

Agile Testing Strategy

The Agile Testing Quadrants – Ensuring Test Coverage
Test automation approaches – the automation pyramid
Exercise: Discuss Current Testing Strategy and Coverage
Lessons Learnt and Next Steps

This module will discuss some of the risks, anti-patterns and common
pitfalls experienced in practice by Scrum teams and how these can be
We also discuss Scrum adoption models and next steps to get you up
and running with Scrum.

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