Be more than Agile

These highly-interactive trainings are designed to accelerate your Scrum adoption and implementation, by offering a course essential for Scrum Masters, Product Owners and Scrum team members. Deep dive into the Scrum framework as well as foster a better understanding of strong engineering practices, agile architecture and continuous delivery.

Scrum is an agile framework that helps teams organise themselves to get the work done. It is deceptively simple, yet sometimes difficult to implement. Why is that? Because it causes change. Becoming more agile with Scrum isn't something that happens overnight. To succeed, your team likely will need training and mentoring.

The goal of this course is to help you understand and successfully apply the three pillars of what being Agile actually means:

  1. Ship working software constantly (every 4 weeks or less)
  2. Deliver what the business wants
  3. Have a process that continuously improves

Intended Audience

This training is intended for the development team and all the roles involved in an Agile Delivery effort – developers, team leaders, architects, Scrum Masters, Product Owners and Project Managers. For an Agile project to be successful, it is important that everyone shares the same mind set and live by the same working agreements when it comes to development
process and practices. Like Mike Cohn says:

The team is the car itself, ready to speed along in whatever direction it is pointed. The product owner is the driver, making sure that the car is always going in the right direction. And the ScrumMaster is the chief mechanic, keeping the car well tuned and performing at its best.”

Outline

Included below are the main topics covered in this training. The duration is 2 days.

Sprint 1 - What is Scrum

  1. Values and principles of Agile and Scrum
  2. Scrum Overview (roles, artefacts, ceremonies)
  3. Scrum Dynamic Model (DoR and DoD)

Sprint 2 - Planning & Estimations

  1. Product Backlog and User Stories
  2. Estimations
  3. Sprint and Release Planning

Sprint 3 - Identify and Remove Impediments

  1. The Scrum Cycle
  2. Running Effective Retrospectives
  3. Real Company Impediments (case studies)

Sprint 4 - Practices

  1. Agile Architecture
  2. Continuous Delivery and Engineering Practices
  3. Scrum for the Enterprise

PSM Certification

Our Scrum course gives you the in-depth knowledge of the Scrum framework you need to pursue a Professional Scrum Master level I (PSM I) certification. You can apply and take the assessment on Scrum.org. There is a separate fee for taking the assessment, which you can pay on Scrum.org. Otherwise we can arrange it for you and the fee will be added to the course fee, just let us know.

About the trainers

Dan Nicola is an Agile trainer and coach, always willing to help others make the transition to an Agile approach. He has been applying agile principles for several years and is very passionate about guiding teams in becoming self-organised and committed to delivering customer value. Dan is a constant speaker at conferences and community events, always eager to share his knowledge with others, learning from them at the same time. Dan is also a Certified Scrum Master.

Florin Cardasim is a software architect and Agile coach. Beyond his technical skills, he gained a broad experience as a trainer for companies and speaker in conferences. Florin is passionate by technology and by working with people to construct amazing things; focused on client and team, quality and on-time delivery while carefully looking to keep inside the fun of the software development. He is fortunate to be part of the Microsoft Regional Director program, a group of technology experts recognized by Microsoft for their passion about sharing their knowledge with the community. Worldwide, there are less than 150 RDs.


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