Overview

This highly interactive Scrum Alliance course explores the inseparable concerns of work creation, work planning and benefit realisation. You will gain hands-on experience with a range of techniques used by some of the most forward-thinking and productive teams in industry today.

Format

This is a two day course (or it can be spread out over several days). All instruction is face-to-face and on premise. Students are assessed throughout so there is no standardised final assessment.

Target Audience

This course is for beginners as well as for experienced practitioners. Both will benefit from the simulations and first-hand experience with product development.

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Prerequisites

This course requires courage, an open mind and focus.

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Learning Outcomes

The aim of this course is to provide you with a deep understanding of the differences between traditional business analysis and project management approaches and the approaches advocated by the authors of the Manifesto for Agile Software Development and its proponents. The course places special emphasis on working with distributed teams, software quality and technical excellence. The concepts are explored through hands-on simulations where you can test the ideas in a controlled environment.

What will you learn?

You will learn how to shape and welcome change, even late in development and how to harness that change to your competitive advantage. You will gain insight into:

  • Planning and project design for resilience
  • Behaviour Driven Development tools and techniques
  • User Story workshops and Product Backlog refinement
  • Creating a shared and compelling product vision
  • Collaborative estimation and analysis techniques
  • Prioritisation techniques
  • Scrum roles, events and artefacts
  • Maintaining transparency and collaborative design
  • Communication across distributed teams
  • Using empiricism in project tracking and reporting
  • Techniques to protecting cost, time, quality and scope

Scrum Alliance Membership

Learners who compete 14 hours of interaction with a licensed coach or trainer earn the CSPO - This includes a two year membership with the Scrum Alliance.

Related Certifications

This course provides insights into product development and planning. To explore coaching, servant-leadership and change management in a software context we offer the Certified ScrumMaster course. To explore Scrum in domains other than software development we offer the Certified Business Agility Coaching course. To explore Extreme Programing, Software Craftsmanship and Lean Software Development we offer the Certified Scrum Developer. Visit our website to see more related courses.

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Why choose QA

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Agile learning paths

Want to boost your career in agile? Click on the roles below to see QA‘s learning pathways, specially designed to give you the skills to succeed.

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Agile Product Owner
Agile Scrum Master
Agile Leadership
Agile Team Member
Agile Coach
Agile Business Agility Practitioner
Agile Business Analyst
Agile Project & Change Management Leadership
Agile Testing
Agile Programmers & Engineers

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How do QA’s virtual classroom courses work?

Our virtual classroom courses allow you to access award-winning classroom training, without leaving your home or office. Our learning professionals are specially trained on how to interact with remote attendees and our remote labs ensure all participants can take part in hands-on exercises wherever they are.

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How do QA’s online courses work?

QA online courses, also commonly known as distance learning courses or elearning courses, take the form of interactive software designed for individual learning, but you will also have access to full support from our subject-matter experts for the duration of your course. When you book a QA online learning course you will receive immediate access to it through our e-learning platform and you can start to learn straight away, from any compatible device. Access to the online learning platform is valid for one year from the booking date.

All courses are built around case studies and presented in an engaging format, which includes storytelling elements, video, audio and humour. Every case study is supported by sample documents and a collection of Knowledge Nuggets that provide more in-depth detail on the wider processes.

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When will I receive my joining instructions?

Joining instructions for QA courses are sent two weeks prior to the course start date, or immediately if the booking is confirmed within this timeframe. For course bookings made via QA but delivered by a third-party supplier, joining instructions are sent to attendees prior to the training course, but timescales vary depending on each supplier’s terms. Read more FAQs.

When will I receive my certificate?

Certificates of Achievement are issued at the end the course, either as a hard copy or via email. Read more here.

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