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Professional Scrum Developer

PSD | 3 Days | Advanced | Developemnt Team



Course Overview

Practices and Tooling for Scrum Development Teams

Professional Software Delivery with Scrum™ (PSD) is a 3-day course where students make up an entire Scrum Team where they concurrently do requirements engineering, design, development, testing, integration and deployment within a single iteration. This course combines practical excersises

What You Will Learn

Over the 3 days, students gain a real-world view of what it is like to build software with Scrum. Throughout the course, students collaborate together as a team in a series of Sprints where they apply modern engineering practices, and use the Scrum framework to cope with changes. There is a key focus on having students learn how to develop increments of potentially releasable functionality from a realistic Product Backlog.

Students concurrently work together with their Scrum Teams on requirements engineering, design, development, testing, integration, and deployment within a single iteration. The course teaches how Agile engineering practices and supportive ALM tools improve a team’s capabilities even more.

The course is available in .NET and Java specific technologies along with a generic technology course for developers using other technology stacks. The .NET version was developed in partnership with Microsoft® and is the official training solution for Microsoft Visual Studio. In private classes, Professional Scrum Trainers can work with you to define a specific technology stack that meet your needs.

For all members of the Development Team where they learn to create high quality software using the Scrum framework.


Topics Covered in this Workshop

  • The Scrum Framework
  • Application Lifecycle Management
  • Working from the Product Backlog
  • Agile Testing
  • Emergent Architecture
  • Quality Code
  • Scrum Challenges

Expected Outcomes After Attending the Workshop

Students are challenged to implement and apply modern engineering standards and technical excellence within Scrum. They take home an increased understanding of how to collaborate better as a team.

  • Students will have a clear understanding of the mechanics of Scrum and their cohesion.
  • Students will learn what engineering practices to adopt to increase the effectiveness of Scrum.
  • Students leave the class with a handful of tips to identify common impediments and dysfunctions.
  • Students can be more effective in a Scrum Development Team.

You should attend this workshop if…

The Professional Scrum Developer (PSD) course is suitable for any member of a Development Team, including architects, programmers, database developers, testers, business analysts, designers, and others with some technical knowledge. This is a technical class and, as such students may need to pair with others on their team at times.


Instructors for Professional Scrum Developer

Martin Hinshelwood

Scrumorg Professional Scrum Trainer, & Microsoft MVP: Development Tools


Before the class you should:

Attendees make the most of the class if they:

How will this workshop run?

Students work in teams. They learn self-organization through collaboration, conversation, and hands-on exercises.

There will be specific requirements for both in-person and live virtual classes that will be shown on that type of workshop below.

How will this Live Virtual Classroom run?

All of our LVC training is facilitated with a mixture of Microsoft Teams and Mural in the specified timezone.

How to Connect to the Team: TBA

While you should have an invitation in your calendar you can connect to the “ on

, in [ Invalid:[||T] ]” Team in “naked Agility with Martin Hinshelwood” using the link provided above. If you are struggling with access then please make sure that you have accepted the email invitation that was sent by Microsoft. If you are unable to access the team directly then please use the join meeting button in the invitation so we help you.

Before the class you should:
  • Install MS Teams
    • For both Mac and Windows, it is recommended to install the app.
    • If you are joining from your phone, then please use the app from your store.
    • Microsoft Teams is totally OK with you joining from more than one device with the same login if that is how you get multiple screens. When you connect your second device make sure that you “join with audio off” so you don’t get feedback.
  • Accept the Invitation – You will have been invited to our Microsoft Teams tenant on the email address provided and will have an email from “noreply@email.teams.microsoft.com” and you should click “Open Microsoft Teams”; This will accept the invitation. You MUST sign-in with the same email address that the invitation was sent to. If the email that you were invited on is a Microsoft 365 account then please use your corporate SSO to sign in. If your email is a Microsoft Account or a Google Account you will be prompted to sign-in using that system. The fallback sign-in method is a simple passcode sent to your email address.
  • Additional Optional tools that help
Class Inclusive features:

After the class, you will be able to participate in the naked Agility with Martin Hinshelwood Community with others of an agile mindset.


Assessment and Certification

The Professional Scrum Developer (PSD) course has the Professional Scrum Developer level I (PSD I) as its associated credential. All participants completing the Professional Scrum Development Team course receive a password to take the PSD 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 PSD I credential.


Schedule for this workshop

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.

Professional Scrum Developer
Any where, Any Time

Delivery Mode: In-Person or Live Virtual
Visability: Private or Public

 

 

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 upcoming in the next few months on our Training Schedule that might be of interested.


The Sprints

Timeboxing is a critical concept in Scrum as well as in this course. This is especially evident during the Sprints. Each event within a Sprint has a timebox duration and each team is expected to obey it.

Activity Timebox
Sprint Planning The Product Owner presents an ordered Product Backlog and the Development Team forecasts and plans its Sprint Backlog 15 min
Development The Development Team self-organizes to complete their plan, develop the PBIs, and deliver a done increment of functionality 75 min
Grooming The Scrum Team inspects and grooms the Product Backlog Varies
Sprint Review Each team presents their done increment for feedback 15 min
Sprint Retrospective A group retrospective meeting is held to inspect and adapt the current Sprint in hopes of making the next Sprint more effective 15 min

 

Audience

This course is suitable for any member of a Scrum Development Team, such as those who develop tests, architecture, design, schema, or code. Entire teams are encouraged to attend this course and experience the positive effects of collaborating inside of a timebox according to their definition of done. Each team must be cross-functional, ensuring it has the necessary skills. Product Owners, Scrum Masters, stakeholders, and those evaluating Scrum’s effectiveness are welcome to attend, but keep in mind that every attendee will be expected to participate and collaborate equally, working towards the achievement of their team’s goals.

Note: This course assumes that each student has read the Scrum Guide, has a basic understanding of Scrum, and is using Visual Studio 2013 Premium edition (or above). Failure to meet any of these prerequisites may result in a diminished learning experience.

At Course Completion

Through a combination of certified instructor-led training, hands-on activities, and team exercises you will be exposed to the key components of Scrum and the skills required to help successfully develop software using Visual Studio. At course completion, attendees will have had exposure to most of the topic areas outlined in the Professional Scrum Developer Objective Domain:

Fundamentals of the Scrum framework

  • Scrum roles, artifacts, and events
  • Complementary development practices

Application Lifecycle Management

  • Visual Studio ALM Tools
  • Visual Studio Scrum process template
  • Team Web Access Agile planning tools
  • Team Foundation Version Control
  • Branching and merging for Scrum Teams
  • Automating builds with Team Foundation Build
  • Support for various release model
  • Product Backlog Grooming
  • Defining and assuring quality
  • Definition of done
  • Reporting bugs
  • In-Sprint vs. out-of-sprint bugs
  • INVEST and 3C techniques
  • Agile estimation
  • Wall estimation and Planning Poker techniques

Agile Testing

  • Testing in parallel with coding
  • Development, acceptance, and exploratory testing
  • Unit testing in Visual Studio
  • Test-Driven Development
  • Analyzing code coverage
  • Acceptance testing in Visual Studio
  • Microsoft Test Manager

Emergent Architecture

  • Fitness (fit) for purpose
  • Avoiding upfront requirements and design
  • Developing in slices, not layers
  • Minimizing documentation

Quality Code

  • Quality code == quality software
  • SOLID principles
  • Clean code == quality code
  • Code and test smells
  • Code quality support in Visual Studio
  • Code Analysis, Code Metrics, Code Clone Analysis
  • Continuous Integration (CI)
  • CI support in Team Foundation Build
  • Continuous feedback and related tools
  • Refactoring and refactoring  tools
  • Technical debt and how to pay it back

Scrum Challenges

  • Getting done and avoiding undone work
  • Renegotiating scope
  • Running experiments (spikes)
  • Cross-functional team collaboration
  • Not changing Scrum
  • Overcoming common dysfunctions & case studies
  • Working with challenging team members
  • Improving productivity
  • Becoming a high-performance Scrum Team

Check out the Professional Scrum Developer page for more classes.

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