As more and more companies find that the classic waterfall approach for project management does not fit their realities, Agile methodologies have emerged as the best solutions in the current dynamic project environment.

In many cases, not all requirements are clear before the project starts and requests for change are inserted often during development. Not less important is the fact that people have come to realize that the ability to estimate development efforts accurately is limited, at best. Scrum is a practical way to implement the Agile approach and is the focus of this course.

The course covers the Scrum framework and includes real life situation simulations and exercises, in which Scrum principles are practiced and important insights are reached.

The course officially certifies participants as Certified Scrum Masters
(CSM) by the international ScrumAlliance organization.

This course qualifies participants for 16 PDU’s by the PMI.
The process of getting the PDU’s should be done by the participant according to the PMI’s policies and regulations.

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Course Curriculum

The history of Agile

    • The new project development game, Takeuchi & Nonaka  (1986)
    • Agile frameworks (Scrum, XP, FDD, DSDM)
    • Project pains
    • Description of the general project management life cycle
    • Brainstorming session regarding specific project pains (the list of “pains” is hanged on the wall and is reviewed during the workshop while verifying that Scrum can indeed provide a solution to each item)

 

Introduction to Scrum

    • Waterfall vs. Agile
    • Pros and cons of each methodology
    • Agile manifesto
    • The project iron in Scrum
    • The principle of Scrum
    • Practices of XP
    • User stories – definition, description, epics, themes, the iceberg effect
    • Product backlog, prioritization techniques
    • Sprint
    • Sprint backlog

Planning & estimation

    • The main problem
    • The four Scrum rules of estimation
    • The chart of effectiveness
    • Food estimation exercise
    • Multiple PO exercise
    • Ideal Scrum user points
    • Relative Scrum user points
    • The hostage dilemma description + exercise
    • Planning poker exercise
    • How to proper plan – best practices
    • Capacity handling of a team (known, unknown-known, unknown-unknown)

Roles & responsibilities

    • Scrum team
    • Scrum master
    • Product owner
    • Stakeholders
    • Users
    • Command & control exercise
    • Work in small scrum teams to solve common issues (a team member that is constantly late for a daily, waterfall sprints, daily every other day, etc.)
    • Definition of done – the definition, the importance of it, the guardian
    • Pigs & chickens (and the Israeli version: the hosts and the guests)

Ceremonies

    • Review meeting
    • Retrospective meeting
    • Planning meeting
    • Scrum standup meeting
    • Scrum of Scrum (SoS) meeting
    • Sprint celebration meeting
    • Simulations of all the meetings

Artifacts

    • Burn down chart
    • Sprint backlog
    • Product backlog
    • Product burn down chart
    • Team signature
    • Task board
    • Visual board
    • Challenge board
    • Domain chart
    • Territory chart
    • Future Scrum Stock Exchange

Assimilation of Scrum

    • Assumptions
    • Prerequisites
    • Scrum smells

Summarizing exercise

    • Creating a release backlog
    • Working on a project in Sprints
    • Simulating Scrum Daily meetings

Testimonials from training participants:

  • "...As expected seeing the sparks in the eyes of the students at the end of the lecture - we have very high score 4,84 (1-5 scale) - highest ever! (and that is counting the many 10 and 6+ scores as 5 :))..."
    University of Sofia Bulgaria
  • "Moving to Scrum was made easier after this course (Certified Scrum Masters). If you're considering Scrum, there is no place better to start than here. After just two days, the transformation actually looks doable and much less daunting."
    Amir Harush Director R&D and QA at Aladdin
  • "Our developers were very much impressed by Danko's skills as an instructor. His teaching style and the material itself made it very easy for him to convince us that Scrum can significantly improve the way we work and the results we produce"
    David Ben Ner
    David Ben Ner Intel
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Interested in becoming a Certified Scrum Master or a private class for your organization?

 

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