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Professional Scrum Foundations (PSF)

PSF | 2 Days | Beginner | Team, Stakeholders

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 that have them working and learning in Sprints.


Professional Scrum Training from Scrum.org

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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.

If you have more than 5 people to train it can be more cost effective to have Martin come onsite and deliver a private course just for you. You can request a private course to be delivered onsite at your offices.

Schedule of Professional Scrum Foundations (PSF) classes

You can view our full list of training classes as well as our specialist Scrum & Agile Courses from Scrum.org as well as our DevOps & ALM Courses from Accentient.

We have a number of public classes upcomming in the next few months on our Training Schedule that might be of intereste

Learn more than you ever have before

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.

Course Topics

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

This course is for you if…

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.

Before coming to the course

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

Assessment and certification

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.

About Martin Hinshelwood

Martin Hinshelwood is a Professional Scrum Trainer and Microsoft MVP:Development Technologies. He has been Consulting, Coaching, and Training in DevOps & Agility since 2010 and has been delivering software since 2000.

Over the last 10 years, Martin has helped organisations including Microsoft, UK Government, Vodafone, Schlumberger, & Kongsberg Digital. Martin has trained 1000+ people in 37 countries around the world. He is based in Glasgow & Cancun and offers Scrum training courses with certification all over the world. He trains and coaches Scrum Masters, Product Owners, Development Teams and organisations in their transition to Scrum, Agile, & DevOps.

Martin can provide private onsite training for your company anywhere in teh world.

Some of Martin’s clients:

What Martin’s customers say about him:

Martin’s depth and breadth of knowledge and experience of the world of Agile/DevOps is incredible. He will switch between hands on development to advanced consulting or training on process, practices and tools to help you in your own DevOps journey. When the going gets tough in challenging situations he is super responsive and goes the extra mile to find solutions. He is passionate about what he does and is always trying to improve the way we work to build high value products and solutions. In particular his knowledge of all things TFS/VSTS is second to none. Down to earth and straight talking. Highly recommend!

Martin is extremely knowledgeable and experienced in helping teams become more agile and adopt DevOps practices especially around the Microsoft Azure platform and VSTS / TFS. But he is not limited to that stack with plenty of experience with competing and complimentary technologies. He explains things clearly and gets rid of any ‘smoke and mirrors’ to show how any team can make small improvements to improve how they work. He is one of the leading MVP’s globally for DevOps and someone myself and my colleagues in the Azure product group trust to give us honest and insightful feedback.

Martin came to give us some training for our Professional Scrum Foundation assessment. He was very knowledgeable and through his training we gained a great understanding of Scrum and how to work in an Agile way. The training itself was taught in an easy to understand way and Martin made the session fun and enjoyable to take part in. Martin was also able to answer questions and give us good advice on topics that were outside the scope of the training. I would highly recommend Martin for your Agile training needs.

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