Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. ~ George Bernard Shaw

Courses Offered

How do you scale Scrum effectively?

The Scaled Professional Scrum (SPS) Workshop will show you how to launch, structure, staff, and manage a large agile or Scrum project. In this 2-day workshop you will organize and simulate a scaled software development project to learn the infrastructure, tools and practices needed for success. You will leave knowing how to scale Scrum in order to maximize the value of your software development initiative.

In SPS, you will be introduced to the Nexus framework and walk through forming and managing a Nexus, the core development unit of SPS. This experience will help you understand the techniques, philosophies, and challenges that Ken Schwaber and Scrum.org have learned through years of formulating and coaching scaled Scrum projects.

  • The new roles, artifacts and events you need to scale successfully
  • How to organize several teams working on the same product so efforts and productivity are optimized
  • Practices that will help your teams build an integrated software product efficiently
  • Techniques to detect irregularities and how to address them appropriately
  • Challenges you may encounter in large-scale development initiatives and how to get back on track

 

SPS is targeted at development leads and managers and anyone else involved in formulating, participating or managing scaled Scrum product development. Organizations are encouraged to send a team of people that will be (or already are) running large Scrum initiatives.

It is especially oriented to those who:

  • Already are effectively running small Scrum projects
  • Want to apply multiple Scrum teams to develop a large system or product
  • Managing scaled projects
  • Struggling with scaled projects

 

Attendees make the most of the class if they:

  • Have studied the Nexus Guide (required).
  • Have a solid understanding of Scrum either through working with a Scrum Team or through taking a Professional Scrum
  • Master class or similar course.
  • Have an understanding of development techniques, tools, and practices needed to sustain large scale development.
  • Attempted the Scrum Practitioner Open assessment.

 

All participants who complete the Scaled Professional Scrum workshop receive a password to attempt the Scaled Professional Scrum assessment (SPS).

The industry-recognized SPS certification requires a minimum passing score on this rigorous assessment. Scrum.org maintains a public list all SPS certificate holders.


 Solidify Your Knowledge Through Practice

The Professional Scrum Foundations (PSF) course is a 2-day course that teaches Scrum in a highly practical way. Working in a series of Sprints, teams of students build a software application, thereby facing real-life problems. The mechanics, roles, principles and (empirical) process of Scrum are demonstrated. Common missteps and misunderstandings are discussed so students grow a higher awareness of their symptoms.

Professional Scrum Foundations is excellent training for teams and anyone wanting to experience the Scrum way of working. The course also provides the foundation of knowledge needed for role-focused training for Product Owners, Scrum Masters and Developers.

The Professional Scrum Foundations course is the perfect introduction, reboot or refresher to Scrum. Students hit the ground running through instruction and team-based exercises.

Attendees make the most of the class if they:

  • Have studied the Scrum Guide (required).
    Have been closely involved or have a high interest with a project that builds or enhances a software product or application.
  • Register for a public Professional Scrum Foundations course or contact a Professional Scrum Trainer to inquire about a private course for your organization.

The Professional Scrum Foundations course provides foundational knowledge of Scrum. All participants completing the Professional Scrum Foundations course receive a password to take the Professional Scrum Master level I assessment (PSM I).

The industry-recognized PSM I certification requires a minimum passing score on this rigorous assessment. Scrum.org maintains a public list of all PSM I certificate holders.


 Maximizing Value

The Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO) course is a 2-day course on how to maximize the value of software products and systems. Product Ownership in Scrum today requires more than knowledge of how to write requirements or manage a Product Backlog. Professional Scrum Product Owners need to have a concrete understanding of everything that drives value from their products.

Image: Value. Period.Students develop and solidify this understanding through instruction and team-based exercises. The breadth of the role's responsibilities in delivering a successful product becomes clear from an Agile perspective on product management. Metrics are identified to track the creation of value and the successful delivery of it to the marketplace. This defines the perspective from which the role of the Product Owner in the Scrum framework is taught.

Professional Scrum Product Owner is THE cutting-edge course for Product Owners, Agile product managers and anyone responsible for a software product’s success in turbulent markets.

Scrum.org selects only the most qualified instructors to deliver this course. Scrum.org maintains the defined curriculum and materials to assure consistency and quality for students worldwide.

The Professional Scrum Product Owner course is targeted to Product Owners and anyone else accountable for maximizing the value delivered by software products and services.

Scrum Masters benefit from this course as their role often includes coaching Product Owners.

Attendees make the most of the class if they:

  • Have studied the Scrum Guide (required).
  • Passed the Scrum Open assessment.
  • Passed the Product Owner Open assessment.
  • Have a solid understanding of Scrum either through working on a Scrum Team, or through taking part in a Professional Scrum
  • Foundations or similar course.
  • Have been on or are closely involved with the product management aspects of a software product or application.

Register for a public Professional Scrum Product Owner course or contact a Professional Scrum Trainer to inquire about a private course for your organization.

The Professional Scrum Product Owner course has two associated assessments and certification: Professional Scrum Product Owner level I (PSPO I) and Professional Scrum Product Owner level II (PSPO II).

All participants completing the Professional Scrum Product Owner course receive a password to take the PSPO I assessment and are entitled to a discount on the PSPO II assessment.

These industry-recognized certifications require a minimum passing score on the associated rigorous assessment. Scrum.org maintains public lists of all PSPO I certificate holders and PSPO II certificate holders.


 Achieve success through servant leadership

The Professional Scrum Master (PSM) course is a 2-day course that covers the principles and (empirical) process theory underpinning the mechanics, rules and roles of the Scrum framework. Advanced tools for servant-leadership are provided to increase a Scrum Master’s effectiveness. These tools relate to behavioral shifts, working with people and teams, coaching and facilitation techniques, and addressing the organization.

Students learn through instruction and team-based exercises, and are challenged to think in terms of the Scrum principles to better understand what to do when returning to the workplace.

Professional Scrum Master is THE cutting-edge course for effective Scrum Masters and anyone supporting a software development team's efficiency and effectiveness.

Scrum.org selects only the most qualified instructors to deliver this course. Scrum.org maintains the defined curriculum and materials to assure consistency and quality for students worldwide.

The Professional Scrum Master course is targeted to Scrum Masters and anyone else responsible for the successful use and/or rollout of Scrum.

Attendees make the most of the class if they:

  • Have studied the Scrum Guide (required).
  • Passed the Scrum Open assessment.
  • Have a solid understanding of Scrum either through working on a Scrum Team, or through taking part in a Professional Scrum
  • Foundations or similar course.
  • Have been on or are closely involved in building or enhancing a software product or application.
  • Have read one of the Scrum books. See resources.

Register for a public Professional Scrum Master course or contact a Professional Scrum Trainer to inquire about a private course for your organization.

The Professional Scrum Master course has two associated assessments and certification: Professional Scrum Master level I (PSM I) and Professional Scrum Master level II (PSM II).

All participants completing the Professional Scrum Master course receive a password to take the PSM I assessment and are entitled to a discount on the PSM II assessment.

These industry-recognized certifications require a minimum passing score on the associated rigorous assessment. Scrum.org maintains public lists of all PSM I certificate holders and PSM II certificate holders.

Microsoft® uses the PSM I assessment to validate knowledge as part of its Silver and Gold Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) competencies.


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