Professional Scrum Foundations (PSF) with certification

PSF | 2 Days | Beginner | Stakeholders, Managers, Development Team, Product Owners, Scrum Masters

Professional Scrum Foundations (PSF) is a 2-day course that teaches Scrum in a highly practical way. Students hit the ground running through instruction and team-based exercises. 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 (PSF) is THE 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, as offered in Scrum.org’s Professional Scrum Master, Professional Scrum Product Owner and Professional Scrum Development classes.

The class introduces the mechanics of Scrum, as well as provides insights into complexity, team-based collaboration and self-organization as essential elements in mastering Scrum. Students will experience how the Scrum framework improves product development efforts.

From its emphasis on practical application the course exposes common missteps, increases the awareness of the associated symptoms, and provides prescriptive guidance to avoid going off track.

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 students worldwide.

  • Fundaments to Scrum
  • The Scrum Framework (part 1 and part 2)
  • Mastering Scrum
  • Planning with Scrum
  • Getting started
  • Keeping Scrum healthy

Students are challenged to act in terms of Scrum. They take home an increased understanding of how to collaborate better and work as a team.

  • Students will have a clear understanding of the mechanics of Scrum and their coherence.
  • Students will learn how to use visual information radiators.
  • Students leave the class with a handful of tips to identify common pitfalls and dysfunctions.
  • Students can take part of a Scrum Team and be more effective.
  • Students can increase Scrum’s effectiveness if already underway.

The training may be interesting to all involved in software development using the Scrum framework.

It is the perfect introduction, reboot or refresher to Scrum, or anyone looking for hands-on insights in how Scrum actually works as member of a Scrum Team, or as an existing Scrum Team.

Students work in teams. They learn through team assignments, discussions and hands-on exercises.

Attendees make the most of the class if they:

  • Have studied the Scrum Guide (required)
  • Have passed the Scrum Open assessment
  • Have been closely involved or have a high interest with a project that builds or enhances a software product or application

The Professional Scrum Foundations course has the Professional Scrum Master level I (PSM I) as associated credential. All participants completing the Professional Scrum Master course receive a password to take the PSM I assessment.

This industry-recognized certification requires a minimum passing score on the associated rigorous assessment. Scrum.org maintains a public list with everyone holding a PSM I credential.

Microsoft® uses the PSM I assessment to validate knowledge as part of its Silver and Gold Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) competencies.

Martin Hinshelwood has worked with many customers in government, finance, manufacturing, health and technology to help them adopt and improve their use of Agile processes and techniques. Martin is a Professional Scrum Trainer as well as a Visual Studio ALM MVP and Visual Studio ALM Ranger. He writes regularly on http://nakedalm.com/blog, and speaks often on lean-agile and process improvement with Scrum and Visual Studio ALM.

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