The Professional Scrum Foundations (PSF) training is a 2-day course that teaches Scrum in a highly practical way. Working in a series of Sprints, teams of students build a software application, thereby facing 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. PSF is most effective as a training event for a dedicated team.

Subject Areas

In addition to the subjects noted below, students actively participate in the Scrum process with realistic and practical hands-on exercises that reinforce the learning points. Practicing Scrum ensures that students complete the class with new skills in addition to new knowledge and theory.

The Scrum Framework

Scrum theory includes time-boxing, and specific roles, rules, and artifacts. All elements of Scrum complement each other to form a consistent whole. All work is performed in Sprints. All base rules, events, and roles are described in the Scrum Guide, the acknowledged Scrum body of knowledge. Each part of Scrum ties back to the principles and theory.

This is foundational knowledge for every Scrum Team member and anyone involved with Scrum.

Scrum Theory and Principles

Scrum is founded on empirical process theory to deal with the complexity typical to software development. All principles and values of Scrum are based on the fundamental view of software development as creative and complex work.

Cross-functional, Self-organizing Teams

Development Teams in Scrum are self-organizing. Self-organization requires not only the availability of the right development skills, but also team collaboration, joint problem ownership, shared goals, and creativity. A Development team autonomously makes all decisions on how to do the work that it has forecast to complete in a Sprint.

Assessment and Certification

The Professional Scrum Foundations course provides foundational knowledge of Scrum. All participants completing the Professional Scrum Foundations course receive a password to take the Professional Scrum Master level I assessment (PSM I). Assessment will be done online without having to go to any test centres.

Course Prerequisites and Expectations of Students

Attendees of a Professional Scrum Foundation course will be able to make the most of their experience if they:

  • Have read the Scrum Guide (required).
  • Have been on or closely involved with a project that builds or enhances a product.
  • Want to know more about how Scrum works, how to use it, and how it could help their team.

Your Scrum Trainer

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    Joshua Partogi

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