Overview

The Professional Scrum Foundations (PSF) course is a 2-day course that teaches Scrum by experiencing what it’s like to build software using the Scrum framework. Working in a series of Sprints, students break into Scrum Teams fulfilling all of the roles on a team to build a software application, simulating 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.

Provide practical insights into the mechanics and practices of Scrum so that students can use it to build complex products.

Students will build releasable software in teams with a mix of discussion and exercises to understand empirical decision making.

The course also includes a free attempt at the globally recognized Professional Scrum Master I certification exam (PSM I).

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 delegates worldwide.

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Prerequisites

This course is designed for people new to Scrum or starting with Scrum, having limited or no practical experience. Delegates will 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.

Programming skills are not essential. Groups will form into self organising teams so there is a good chance that each team will be able to field at least one developer.

Pre-Course Reading

  • Delegates should be familiar with the content and rationale for the rules of Scrum in the Scrum Guide, available at www.scrumguides.org.
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Learning Outcomes

  • Have a clear understanding of the foundational elements of Scrum and their coherence
  • Be able to take part in a Scrum Team
  • Effectively deliver valuable software
  • Leave the class with a handful of tips to identify common pitfalls and dysfunctions

Delegates will receive a voucher enabling them to sit the Scrum.org PSM Level 1 assessment. Note: Delegates will not be expected to sit this online exam on the last day of the course.

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Course Outline

  • Fundamentals to Scrum
  • The Scrum Framework
  • Mastering Scrum
  • Planning with Scrum
  • Getting Started
  • Keeping Scrum Healthy

Certification Assessments

All participants completing the Professional Scrum Foundations course will receive a password to attempt the Professional Scrum Master I (PSM I) assessment. The industry-recognized PSM I certification requires a minimum passing score of 85%. If you attempt the PSM I assessment within 14 days of the class and do not score at least 85%, you will be granted a 2nd attempt at no additional cost.

PMI PDU Credits

Students of Scrum.org courses are able to claim Project Management Institute (PMI) PDU credit: 14 PDUs after attending a two-day Professional Scrum Foundations (PSF) course. Please note that PMI PDUs are earned for course attendance and not for passing a Scrum.org assessment. Students can claim PDUs under PMI's 'Education courses provided by other third party providers” category. You can claim your PDUs online at https://ccrs.pmi.org.

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