This course helps anyone working with or alongside Scrum teams to quickly get up to speed. The training offers understanding the scrum fundamentals in an active workshop, as well as case studies on how companies have been able to achieve the dream of agility. Approach The Introduction to Scrum training course takes the scrum framework apart and allows representatives to examine each role, event and artefact and then put it back together as a practical product delivery tool. Representatives are introduced to a case study product, through which they explore backlog refinement, estimation, value, planning, forecasting and agile retrospectives.
Understanding Agile Manifesto
Introduction to Scrum Roles
Especially relevant are the three Scrum roles and how they bring simplicity of decision-making through clear accountabilities:
• Product Owner: Maximising the value of the product
• Development Team: Delivering a high-quality product
• Scrum Master: Maximising the organisation’s ability to deliver .
Introduction to Scrum Artefacts
The three core Scrum artefacts are introduced as the expression of requirements at different points in time:
- Product backlog: Value to be delivered.
- Sprint Backlog: the current, active working plan.
- Increment: the current state of the product, representing the progress made so far.
Delegates explore the wide range of techniques available to manage this information and take part in practical exercises to explore,
- User stories.
- Estimating software development with story points.
- Value and return on investment.
- Sprint planning.
- Acceptance criteria with behaviour driven development (BDD).
- Sprint burn-down charts for tracking progress within a single sprint.
- Product burn-up charts for tracking progress over multiple sprints.
Release forecasting. Meetings in Scrum Given that Scrum seeks to maximise the value delivered to the business rather than stick to the plan, we need opportunities to inspect and adapt the plan and the process.
Delegates are also able to experience the intent of the events as a means of:
- Creating an effective tactical plan: sprint planning.
- Maximising productivity over a single day: daily scrum.
- Creating a culture of continuous improvement and whole-team accountability: sprint retrospective.
- Capitalising on strategic information and new opportunities while collaborating with stakeholders to adjust long-term plans: sprint review.
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