The Professional Scrum Master course is the first significant update of the Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) course that Ken Schwaber introduced and shared in 2002. As in the original course, the framework, mechanics, and roles of Scrum are covered. The course then goes further by teaching students how to use Scrum to optimize value, productivity, and the total cost of ownership of systems and products. Students will learn through instruction and team-based exercises, and will be challenged to think on their feet to better understand what to do when they return to their workplaces.
The purpose of the Scrum in Depth course is to give students a solid grounding in Scrum and its core principles, from which they can make opportunistic decisions about how to use it best. Students learn why certain decisions are better than others, and why some support Agility while others ultimately lead back to waterfall. They will also learn how to use Scrum productivity metrics to monitor the results of their decisions and how to optimize those results.
Getting the most out of Scrum requires a solid knowledge of how it works and why. The Scrum In Depth course will cover these as well as several advanced topics, like managing risk and optimizing total cost of ownership, that build on Scrum’s underlying principles.
Prerequisites Have some experience in Scrum. Have studied the Scrum Guide at http://www.scrum.org. Understand the basics of project management. Understand requirements and requirements decomposition. 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 to implement it in an organization. The book, „Agiles Projektmanagement mit Scrum„, by Ken Schwaber is required reading for the course and the course is based on the primary Scrum book, Agile Development with Scrum.
• Scrum basics
– what is Scrum and how has it evolved?
• Scrum theory:
– why does Scrum work and what are the first principles? How are these different from more traditional approaches and what is the impact?
• Scrum framework and meetings:
– How Scrum theory is implemented using time-boxes, roles, rules, and artifacts.
– How can these be used most effectively and how can they fall apart?
• Scrum and Change:
– Scrum is different. What does this mean to my project and my organization? How do I best adopt Scrum given the change that is expected?
• Scrum and Total Cost of Ownership
– A system isn’t just developed. It is also sustained, maintained and enhanced. How is the overall cost of this Total Cost of Ownership measured and optimized?
• Scrum Teams – Are self-organizing and cross-functional. This is different from traditional development groups. How do we start with Scrum teams and how do we ensure their success?
• Scrum Planning – Plan a project and estimate its cost and completion date.
• Predictability, Risk Management, and Reporting – Scrum is empirical. How can predictions be made, risk be controlled, and progress be tracked using Scrum.
• Scaling Scrum – Scrum works great with one team. It also works better than anything else for projects or product releases that involve hundreds and thousands of globally
dispersed team members. How is scaling best accomplished using Scrum?
Following the course, students will have the opportunity to take an assessment of their skills. To learn more about Scrum.org Assessments, click here (http://www.scrum.org/assessments/).
For more information, contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Under PMI guidelines, the successful completion of this class merits fourteen PDUs.
Ken Schwaber developed Scrum together with Jeff Sutherland in the early 1990s. He was one of the authors of the Agile Manifesto in 2001 and one of the founders of the Agile Alliance. For his workshop he is using anecdotes and experiences, Ken teaches the class the Scrum methodology and how to use it to be effective as an agile manager – the ScrumMaster.