Courses & Events

Feb
13
Wed
2019
Agile Yorkshire
Feb 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Agile Yorkshire @ England | United Kingdom

Dear Mr Scrum Master, Welcome to the company – Scrum Masters are sh!t and why are you here? You add nothing to this and….” This was the start of an email I received one week into my new role as a Scrum Master. How do I respond to the points raised, who do they think they are, what has previously happened to them that made the think this way? More importantly – where should I bury the body?

I’ll take you through the points they raised and discuss my response to them. Do I win them over with my charm and persuasion, or give up and look for a new role?

Feb
20
Wed
2019
Agile Nottingham @ Capital One
Feb 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Agile Nottingham @ Capital One | England | United Kingdom

The Scrum guide describes the responsibilities that a Product Owner has in Scrum, but it doesn’t explain how. What things does a PO need to have in their toolbox in order to keep Stakeholders and the rest  of the Scrum Team happy.

In the session we’ll explore the things a successful Product Owner must have in order to survive sprint from sprint.

Amongst other things, we’ll discuss:

  • Stakeholder management and how to do it
  • What metrics a Product Owner should keep and monitor
  • What does a “Ready” look like
  • How does a Product Owner know if the team they’re in are delivering value.
  • How can a Product Owner be part of a team, but yet have the pressures and accountability for deliver on their shoulders.
Apr
29
Mon
2019
Leeds – Professional Scrum Master II (Advanced Class) @ The Studio
Apr 29 – Apr 30 all-day

Professional Scrum Master II (PSM II) course is a 2-day advanced Scrum Master class designed to support Scrum Masters in their professional development.

The PSM II course is intended for Scrum Masters with at least one year of experience who are looking to grow their knowledge and abilities as a Scrum Master. This course is one step in that journey. The course also includes a free attempt at the globally recognised Professional Scrum Master II (PSM II) certification exam.

Unlike the Professional Scrum Master (PSM) course which focuses on how to use Scrum, the Scrum framework and the role of the Scrum Master, PSM II is an advanced course helping students to understand the stances that characterise an effective Scrum Master and servant-leader while diving deep into how they serve the Development Team, Product Owner and organisation.

The course then teaches students about related practices and skills to enable them to have the right types of conversations and how to apply them to become better Scrum Masters.

Over the 2 days, students will learn about areas critical to growing as a successful Scrum Master such as how the principles and values of Scrum help guide Scrum Masters in the decisions they make and how the Scrum Master can help change the environment of Scrum Teams, creating an environment for agility to thrive.

The Scrum Master role is complex and often, a Scrum Master must be able to apply different stances in order to be effective, such as:

  • The Scrum Master as a Teacher
  • The Scrum Master as a Coach & Mentor
  • The Scrum Master as a Facilitator
  • The Scrum Master as a Change Agent

The PSM-II Class covers the following subject areas:

  • Why Scrum:​ Refresh what empiricism is and how it manifests in Scrum. Learn what professionalism means in product delivery and how it relates to Scrum.
  • Scrum framework:​ Use the Scrum Principles & Values as a guide to the many challenging situations that a Scrum Master faces.
  • Understanding and engaging people & teams: ​Learn how Scrum Masters can create engaging and trusting environments.
  • Growing people & teams:​ Learn how to support the self-organisation of Development Teams by acting as a Servant-Leader.
  • Agile product management:​ Learn how a Scrum Master can support the Product Owner in the successful delivery of valuable products.
  • Organisation:​ Learn what a Scrum Master can do to help organisations embrace Agility and be emphatic to those with other views.

As a Scrum Master, being able to identify, and effectively apply, which stance would benefit your team the most depending on the situation or circumstance could prove to be the key to the success of your team.

As a Scrum Master, part of your role is to help management and other stakeholders across your organisation understand the benefits of Scrum and Agile. Therefore, it is imperative that you have the information and background that is needed to gain credibility in order to be an effective change agent. Throughout the class, your PST will provide stories, exercises, facilitation techniques (such as “Liberating Structures”), resources and more.

There will also be time in class for the Professional Scrum Trainer (PST) to provide coaching on challenges that you and your classmates may be experiencing today or may in the future.


Who Should Attend?

  • The Professional Scrum Master II course is an advanced course specifically designed for experienced Scrum Masters who have a thorough understanding of the Scrum framework.
  • It is particularly beneficial for those people with at least one year of Scrum Master experience.

Course Prerequisites

Attendees make the most of the class if they:

  • Have studied the Scrum Guide (required)
  • Have passed the Scrum Open assessment
  • Have a solid understanding of Scrum either through working on a Scrum Team, or through having taken part in a Professional Scrum Foundations or similar course
  • Have been on or are closely involved in building or enhancing a software product or application using Scrum

What Is Included:

  • Two attempts for the Professional Scrum Master (PSM-II) certification exam (if taken within 14 days of the course)
  • 40% discount for the PSM III certification exam
  • 14 PDUs from the Project Management Institute (Please note that PMI PDUs are earned for course attendance and not for passing a Scrum.org assessment.)
  • Electronic copy of the course materials
  • Refreshments & Lunch

Assessment Certification

All participants completing the Professional Scrum Master II course will receive a password to attempt the Professional Scrum Master II assessment, and are also entitled to a 40% discount on the PSM III assessment. These industry-recognized PSM certifications require a minimum passing score on these rigorous assessments.

Scrum Certifications

Professional Scrum Master II (Included In The Price Of The Course)

PSMIIPeople who have passed PSM II, achieving certification, demonstrate an advanced level of Scrum mastery. PSM II certificate holders prove that they have an understanding of the underlying principles of Scrum and can effectively apply Scrum in complex, real-world situations.

 

Professional Scrum Master III

People who have passed PSM III, achieving certification, demonstrate a distinguished level of Scrum mastery. PSM III certificate holders have a deep understanding of the application and practices of Scrum and the Scrum Values in a variety of complex team and organisational situations.

The Exam

All participants who complete the Professional Scrum Master course receive a key to take the PSM II certification exam. The certification exam is done online; After the course, all students receive a key to take the exam, which consists of 80 questions and a duration of 60 minutes.

No Renewal Costs!

Professional Scrum certifications are yours for life with no renewal costs to retain them. Once you pass the assessment, you will retain that certification, you will be listed on the Scrum.org website and remain there forever with no additional future costs.

May
8
Wed
2019
Agile Manchester @ The Studio
May 8 – May 10 all-day
Agile Manchester @ The Studio

I will be attending Agile Manchester, supporting Scrum.org who are a sponsor of the event.

May
30
Thu
2019
Leeds – Professional Scrum Master (PSM-I) Training
May 30 – May 31 all-day

What is Included:

Two attempts for the Professional Scrum Master (PSM) I certification exam (if taken within 14 days of the course)

$ 100 discount for the PSM II certification exam

14 PDUs from the Project Management Institute and 14 SEUs of the Scrum Alliance

Electronic copy of the course materials

Refreshments & Lunch

From the Trenches real life experience of being a Developer, Architect working in Scrum and other teams.


Course Overview

The 2-day Professional Scrum Master course covers the principles and (empirical) process theory underpinning the Scrum framework. The course looks at the role of the Scrum Master in the framework.

This course is a combination of instruction and team-based exercises, and teaches what is at the heart of the Scrum and Agile movement. PSM is the cutting-edge course for effective Scrum Masters and for anyone coaching a software development team toward increased efficiency and effectiveness.

The course includes advanced thinking for servant-leadership and behavioural shifts. Throughout the course, students are challenged to think in terms of the Scrum principles to better understand what to do when returning to the workplace.The PSM course is much more than just a set of slides and an instructor. In this course, students work on real-life cases with other classmates together as a team. This course is made up of discussions and hands-on exercises based upon real-life cases.

The Professional Scrum Master course is for anyone involved in software development using the Scrum framework. It is particularly beneficial for those people within an organisation accountable for getting the most out of Scrum, including Scrum Masters, managers, and Scrum Team members.


Professional Scrum Master (PSM) Topics

Scrum Theory and Principles

Attendees gain  an understanding of complexity in software environments; How empiricism controls risk, and provides predictability in complex environments. The course covers what is agility and what is Scrum’s place within the Agile discussion?

The Scrum Framework

Explore the Scrum Framework and how each, Event, Role and Artifact relates to each other. Allowing teams to work in complex, changing and challenging environments. See that each part of Scrum ties back to the principles and theory, while exposing waste.

The Definition of Done

Course attendees will discover the  importance of Done and how it affects our ability to deliver new functionality.  They will learn how to run a Scrum project and how to plan with Agility.

Working with People and Teams

We discover  how Scrum Teams are formed and become effective and the productivity and creativity that can be gained through self-organisation.

The Role of the Scrum Master

The course looks at the skills and traits of a Scrum Master;  the challenges for a Scrum Master in helping teams and the organisation in using Scrum to become Agile.

Attendees will look at the behavioural shifts that they may need to make in being a Scrum Master and a Servant Leader

Course Prerequisites

Although there are no prerequisites, reading and reviewing the Scrum Guide would be beneficial for course attendees.


Assessment Certification

All participants completing the Professional Scrum Master course will receive a password to attempt the PSM I assessment, and are also entitled to a discount on the PSM II assessment. The industry-recognised PSM certifications require a minimum passing score on these rigorous assessments.

Scrum Certifications

Professional Scrum Master I (included in the price of the course)

PSM I

People who have passed PSM I, achieving certification, demonstrate a fundamental level of Scrum mastery. PSM I certificate holders prove that they understand Scrum as described in the Scrum Guide and the concepts of applying Scrum.  PSM I holders have a consistent terminology and approach to Scrum.

Professional Scrum Master II

PSM II

People who have passed PSM II, achieving certification, demonstrate an advanced level of Scrum mastery. PSM II certificate holders prove that they have an understanding of the underlying principles of Scrum and can effectively apply Scrum in complex, real-world situations.

Professional Scrum Master III

PSM III

People who have passed PSM III, achieving certification, demonstrate a distinguished level of Scrum mastery. PSM III certificate holders  have a deep understanding of the application and practices of Scrum and the Scrum Values in a variety of complex team and organisational situations.


The Exam

All participants who complete the Professional Scrum Master course receive a key to take the PSM I certification exam. The certification exam is done online ; After the course, all students receive a key to take the exam, which  consists of 80 questions and a duration of 60 minutes . The course covers all the necessary material for both certifications. The PSM III exam consists of 30 essay-type questions that assess the experience with Scrum.

No Renewal Costs

Professional Scrum certifications are yours for life with no renewal costs to retain them. Once you pass the assessment, you will retain that certification, you will be listed on the Scrum.org website and remain there forever with no additional future costs.


About Your Trainer – Steve Trapps

Steve has over 20 years of IT experience in various roles, ranging from scrum master for various development teams, technical architect on high profile projects to a developer who is just happy to be coding away. During this time, Steve has worked for sector-leading companies BSkyB, Nestle UK and Procter & Gamble whilst also working for small to medium enterprises to help them to grow their business by supporting their development processes and the teams within.

In addition to being a trainer, Steve is a TOGAF certified architect and a former Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer.

Steve has worked in various teams (Scrum and none Scrum) so comes packed with real life stories. From Start Ups building the next social media network up to large corporations handling thousands of transactions a second. If you want to learn from someone who has been there and done it, then Steve would be able to share experiences to help you on your way.

What previous attendees thought:

Engaging Course, Well delivered fun and I learned a lot !  –  SF

Good Pace , Covered questions well, trainer good at prompting discussions – CS

Loved the real world examples – so valuable!! – NB

More From Steve


Previously Delivered Training at:

 

 

Jun
18
Tue
2019
Agile In Leeds @ Apsley House,
Jun 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Agile In Leeds @ Apsley House, | England | United Kingdom

The Scrum guide describes the responsibilities that a Product Owner has in Scrum, but it doesn’t explain how. What things does a PO need to have in their toolbox in order to keep Stakeholders and the rest  of the Scrum Team happy.

In the session we’ll explore the things a successful Product Owner must have in order to survive sprint from sprint.

Amongst other things, we’ll discuss:

  • Stakeholder management and how to do it
  • What metrics a Product Owner should keep and monitor
  • What does a “Ready” look like
  • How does a Product Owner know if the team they’re in are delivering value.
  • How can a Product Owner be part of a team, but yet have the pressures and accountability for deliver on their shoulders.
Sep
16
Mon
2019
Leeds- Professional Scrum Product Owner @ The Studio
Sep 16 – Sep 17 all-day

What is Included:

Two attempts for the Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO) I certification exam (if taken within 14 days of the course)

$ 100 discount for the PSPO II certification exam

14 PDUs from the Project Management Institute and 14 SEUs of the Scrum Alliance

Electronic copy of the course materials

Refreshments & Lunch

From the Trenches real life experience of  working in Scrum and other teams.


Course Overview

The Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO) is a 2-day course that focuses on being a professional Product Owner. Being a professional Product Owner encompasses more than writing requirements or managing a Product Backlog.

Product Owners need to have a concrete understanding of all product management aspects, including but not limited to product ownership, that drives value from their products.

The PSPO is the cutting-edge course for Product Owners, Agile product managers and anyone responsible for a product’s success in the market. In this course, students will develop and solidify their knowledge of being a Product Owner through instruction and team based exercises. The breadth of the role’s responsibilities in delivering a successful product will become more clear from an Agile perspective. Metrics are identified to track the creation of value and the successful delivery of the product to the marketplace.

The PSPO course is much more than just a set of slides and an instructor. In this course, students work on real-life cases with other classmates together as a team. This course is made up of discussions and hands-on exercises.


Who Should Attend

The PSPO course may be interesting to all involved in software development upon the Scrum framework, but has been specifically conceived for those responsible over products from a business and product management perspective and taking up the highly accountable role of Scrum Product Owner.

Pre-requisites

Attendees make the most of the class if they:

  • Have studied the Scrum Guide (required).
  • Have passed the Scrum Open assessment.
  • Have a solid understanding of Scrum either through working on a Scrum Team, or through having taken part in a Professional Scrum Foundations or similar course.
  • Have been on or are closely involved in building or enhancing a software product or application using Scrum.

Professional Scrum Product Owner Topics

Agile Product Management

How Product Ownership and Product Development within Scrum relate to Product Management

Value Driven Development

Explore the Product Owner as a “Value Maximiser”, the traits & skills of a Product Owner

Scrum Principles & Empiricism

Gain an understanding of complexity in software environments; How empiricism controls risk, and provides predictability in complex environments.

The Scrum Framework

Explore the Scrum Framework and how each, Event, Role and Artifact relates to each other. Experience the role of the Product Owner in the Scrum framework, working with Development Teams

Product Backlog Management

The core function of the Product Backlog; techniques for sizing the Product Backlog, different ways to show progress of a sprint plan. Describe why the Product Backlog is the only source of planned work for the Development and identify techniques for ordering, organising, and sizing a Product Backlog

Release Management

Explore how and when to do Release Planning; explain the purpose of velocity, how to forecast with empirical data, summarise how agile funding and trust effects how far ahead a product owner needs to plan.


Scrum Certifications

Professional Scrum Product Owner I

PSPO I

People who have passed PSPO I, achieving certification, demonstrate a fundamental level of Product Owner mastery. PSPO I certificate holders prove that they understand Scrum and Product Ownership as described in the Scrum Guide and the concepts of applying Scrum.

The industry-recognised PSPO certification require a minimum passing score on these rigorous assessments.

(included In the price of the course – normally $200)

Professional Scrum Product Owner II

PSPO II

People who have passed PSPO II, achieving certification, demonstrate an advanced level of  Product Ownership. They wish to demonstrate their ability to apply the Scrum framework to solving complex problems regarding product ownership in the real world.

Those that pass the assessment will receive the industry recognised PSPO II Certification as an indication of their advanced knowledge and abilities pertaining to Scrum and the role of the Scrum Product Owner.

The Exam

All participants who complete the Professional Scrum Product Owner course receive a key to take the PSPO I certification exam. The certification exam is done online; After the course, all students receive a key to take the exam, which  consists of 80 questions and a duration of 60 minutes .

Unlike other Scrum certifications that require only class attendance, Scrum.org certification requires a minimum score on an online assessment. This gives Scrum.org certification teeth and ensures that it has true value in the marketplace.

No Renewal Costs

Professional Scrum certifications are yours for life with no renewal costs to retain them. Once you pass the assessment, you will retain that certification, you will be listed on the Scrum.org website and remain there forever with no additional future costs.


About Your Trainer – Steve Trapps

Steve has over 20 years of IT experience in various roles, ranging from scrum master for various development teams, technical architect on high profile projects to a developer who is just happy to be coding away. During this time, Steve has worked for sector-leading companies BSkyB, Nestle UK and Procter & Gamble whilst also working for small to medium enterprises to help them to grow their business by supporting their development processes and the teams within.

In addition to being a trainer, Steve is a TOGAF certified architect and a former Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer.

Steve has worked in various teams (Scrum and none Scrum) so comes packed with real life stories. From Start Ups building the next social media network up to large corporations handling thousands of transactions a second. If you want to learn from someone who has been there and done it, then Steve would be able to share experiences to help you on your way.

What previous attendees thought:

Engaging Course, Well delivered fun and I learned a lot !  –  SF

Good Pace , Covered questions well, trainer good at prompting discussions – CS

Loved the real world examples – so valuable!! – NB

More From Steve


Previously Delivered Training at:

Oct
3
Thu
2019
Leeds – Professional Scrum Master II (Advanced Class) @ The Studio
Oct 3 – Oct 4 all-day

Professional Scrum Master II (PSM II) course is a 2-day advanced Scrum Master class designed to support Scrum Masters in their professional development.

The PSM II course is intended for Scrum Masters with at least one year of experience who are looking to grow their knowledge and abilities as a Scrum Master. This course is one step in that journey. The course also includes a free attempt at the globally recognised Professional Scrum Master II (PSM II) certification exam.

Unlike the Professional Scrum Master (PSM) course which focuses on how to use Scrum, the Scrum framework and the role of the Scrum Master, PSM II is an advanced course helping students to understand the stances that characterise an effective Scrum Master and servant-leader while diving deep into how they serve the Development Team, Product Owner and organisation.

The course then teaches students about related practices and skills to enable them to have the right types of conversations and how to apply them to become better Scrum Masters.

Over the 2 days, students will learn about areas critical to growing as a successful Scrum Master such as how the principles and values of Scrum help guide Scrum Masters in the decisions they make and how the Scrum Master can help change the environment of Scrum Teams, creating an environment for agility to thrive.

The Scrum Master role is complex and often, a Scrum Master must be able to apply different stances in order to be effective, such as:

  • The Scrum Master as a Teacher
  • The Scrum Master as a Coach & Mentor
  • The Scrum Master as a Facilitator
  • The Scrum Master as a Change Agent

The PSM-II Class covers the following subject areas:

  • Why Scrum:​ Refresh what empiricism is and how it manifests in Scrum. Learn what professionalism means in product delivery and how it relates to Scrum.
  • Scrum framework:​ Use the Scrum Principles & Values as a guide to the many challenging situations that a Scrum Master faces.
  • Understanding and engaging people & teams: ​Learn how Scrum Masters can create engaging and trusting environments.
  • Growing people & teams:​ Learn how to support the self-organisation of Development Teams by acting as a Servant-Leader.
  • Agile product management:​ Learn how a Scrum Master can support the Product Owner in the successful delivery of valuable products.
  • Organisation:​ Learn what a Scrum Master can do to help organisations embrace Agility and be emphatic to those with other views.

As a Scrum Master, being able to identify, and effectively apply, which stance would benefit your team the most depending on the situation or circumstance could prove to be the key to the success of your team.

As a Scrum Master, part of your role is to help management and other stakeholders across your organisation understand the benefits of Scrum and Agile. Therefore, it is imperative that you have the information and background that is needed to gain credibility in order to be an effective change agent. Throughout the class, your PST will provide stories, exercises, facilitation techniques (such as “Liberating Structures”), resources and more.

There will also be time in class for the Professional Scrum Trainer (PST) to provide coaching on challenges that you and your classmates may be experiencing today or may in the future.


Who Should Attend?

  • The Professional Scrum Master II course is an advanced course specifically designed for experienced Scrum Masters who have a thorough understanding of the Scrum framework.
  • It is particularly beneficial for those people with at least one year of Scrum Master experience.

Course Prerequisites

Attendees make the most of the class if they:

  • Have studied the Scrum Guide (required)
  • Have passed the Scrum Open assessment
  • Have a solid understanding of Scrum either through working on a Scrum Team, or through having taken part in a Professional Scrum Foundations or similar course
  • Have been on or are closely involved in building or enhancing a software product or application using Scrum

What Is Included:

  • Two attempts for the Professional Scrum Master (PSM-II) certification exam (if taken within 14 days of the course)
  • 40% discount for the PSM III certification exam
  • 14 PDUs from the Project Management Institute (Please note that PMI PDUs are earned for course attendance and not for passing a Scrum.org assessment.)
  • Electronic copy of the course materials
  • Refreshments & Lunch

Assessment Certification

All participants completing the Professional Scrum Master II course will receive a password to attempt the Professional Scrum Master II assessment, and are also entitled to a 40% discount on the PSM III assessment. These industry-recognized PSM certifications require a minimum passing score on these rigorous assessments.

Scrum Certifications

Professional Scrum Master II (Included In The Price Of The Course)

PSMIIPeople who have passed PSM II, achieving certification, demonstrate an advanced level of Scrum mastery. PSM II certificate holders prove that they have an understanding of the underlying principles of Scrum and can effectively apply Scrum in complex, real-world situations.

 

Professional Scrum Master III

People who have passed PSM III, achieving certification, demonstrate a distinguished level of Scrum mastery. PSM III certificate holders have a deep understanding of the application and practices of Scrum and the Scrum Values in a variety of complex team and organisational situations.

The Exam

All participants who complete the Professional Scrum Master course receive a key to take the PSM II certification exam. The certification exam is done online; After the course, all students receive a key to take the exam, which consists of 80 questions and a duration of 60 minutes.

No Renewal Costs!

Professional Scrum certifications are yours for life with no renewal costs to retain them. Once you pass the assessment, you will retain that certification, you will be listed on the Scrum.org website and remain there forever with no additional future costs.

 

About Your Trainer – Steve Trapps

Steve has over 20 years of IT experience in various roles, ranging from scrum master for various development teams, technical architect on high profile projects to a developer who is just happy to be coding away. During this time, Steve has worked for sector-leading companies BSkyB, Nestle UK and Procter & Gamble whilst also working for small to medium enterprises to help them to grow their business by supporting their development processes and the teams within.

In addition to being a trainer, Steve is a TOGAF certified architect and a former Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer.

Steve has worked in various teams (Scrum and none Scrum) so comes packed with real life stories. From Start Ups building the next social media network up to large corporations handling thousands of transactions a second. If you want to learn from someone who has been there and done it, then Steve would be able to share experiences to help you on your way.

What previous attendees thought:

Engaging Course, Well delivered fun and I learned a lot !  –  SF

Good Pace , Covered questions well, trainer good at prompting discussions – CS

Loved the real world examples – so valuable!! – NB

More From Steve


Previously Delivered Training at:

 

 

Oct
21
Mon
2019
Leeds – Professional Scrum Master (PSM-I) Training @ The Studio
Oct 21 – Oct 22 all-day

What is Included:

Two attempts for the Professional Scrum Master (PSM) I certification exam (if taken within 14 days of the course)

$ 100 discount for the PSM II certification exam

14 PDUs from the Project Management Institute and 14 SEUs of the Scrum Alliance

Electronic copy of the course materials

Refreshments & Lunch

From the Trenches real life experience of being a Developer, Architect working in Scrum and other teams.


Course Overview

The 2-day Professional Scrum Master course covers the principles and (empirical) process theory underpinning the Scrum framework. The course looks at the role of the Scrum Master in the framework.

This course is a combination of instruction and team-based exercises, and teaches what is at the heart of the Scrum and Agile movement. PSM is the cutting-edge course for effective Scrum Masters and for anyone coaching a software development team toward increased efficiency and effectiveness.

The course includes advanced thinking for servant-leadership and behavioural shifts. Throughout the course, students are challenged to think in terms of the Scrum principles to better understand what to do when returning to the workplace.The PSM course is much more than just a set of slides and an instructor. In this course, students work on real-life cases with other classmates together as a team. This course is made up of discussions and hands-on exercises based upon real-life cases.

The Professional Scrum Master course is for anyone involved in software development using the Scrum framework. It is particularly beneficial for those people within an organisation accountable for getting the most out of Scrum, including Scrum Masters, managers, and Scrum Team members.


Professional Scrum Master (PSM) Topics

Scrum Theory and Principles

Attendees gain  an understanding of complexity in software environments; How empiricism controls risk, and provides predictability in complex environments. The course covers what is agility and what is Scrum’s place within the Agile discussion?

The Scrum Framework

Explore the Scrum Framework and how each, Event, Role and Artifact relates to each other. Allowing teams to work in complex, changing and challenging environments. See that each part of Scrum ties back to the principles and theory, while exposing waste.

The Definition of Done

Course attendees will discover the  importance of Done and how it affects our ability to deliver new functionality.  They will learn how to run a Scrum project and how to plan with Agility.

Working with People and Teams

We discover  how Scrum Teams are formed and become effective and the productivity and creativity that can be gained through self-organisation.

The Role of the Scrum Master

The course looks at the skills and traits of a Scrum Master;  the challenges for a Scrum Master in helping teams and the organisation in using Scrum to become Agile.

Attendees will look at the behavioural shifts that they may need to make in being a Scrum Master and a Servant Leader

Course Prerequisites

Although there are no prerequisites, reading and reviewing the Scrum Guide would be beneficial for course attendees.


Assessment Certification

All participants completing the Professional Scrum Master course will receive a password to attempt the PSM I assessment, and are also entitled to a discount on the PSM II assessment. The industry-recognised PSM certifications require a minimum passing score on these rigorous assessments.

Scrum Certifications

Professional Scrum Master I (included in the price of the course)

PSM I

People who have passed PSM I, achieving certification, demonstrate a fundamental level of Scrum mastery. PSM I certificate holders prove that they understand Scrum as described in the Scrum Guide and the concepts of applying Scrum.  PSM I holders have a consistent terminology and approach to Scrum.

Professional Scrum Master II

PSM II

People who have passed PSM II, achieving certification, demonstrate an advanced level of Scrum mastery. PSM II certificate holders prove that they have an understanding of the underlying principles of Scrum and can effectively apply Scrum in complex, real-world situations.

Professional Scrum Master III

PSM III

People who have passed PSM III, achieving certification, demonstrate a distinguished level of Scrum mastery. PSM III certificate holders  have a deep understanding of the application and practices of Scrum and the Scrum Values in a variety of complex team and organisational situations.


The Exam

All participants who complete the Professional Scrum Master course receive a key to take the PSM I certification exam. The certification exam is done online ; After the course, all students receive a key to take the exam, which  consists of 80 questions and a duration of 60 minutes . The course covers all the necessary material for both certifications. The PSM III exam consists of 30 essay-type questions that assess the experience with Scrum.

No Renewal Costs

Professional Scrum certifications are yours for life with no renewal costs to retain them. Once you pass the assessment, you will retain that certification, you will be listed on the Scrum.org website and remain there forever with no additional future costs.


About Your Trainer – Steve Trapps

Steve has over 20 years of IT experience in various roles, ranging from scrum master for various development teams, technical architect on high profile projects to a developer who is just happy to be coding away. During this time, Steve has worked for sector-leading companies BSkyB, Nestle UK and Procter & Gamble whilst also working for small to medium enterprises to help them to grow their business by supporting their development processes and the teams within.

In addition to being a trainer, Steve is a TOGAF certified architect and a former Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer.

Steve has worked in various teams (Scrum and none Scrum) so comes packed with real life stories. From Start Ups building the next social media network up to large corporations handling thousands of transactions a second. If you want to learn from someone who has been there and done it, then Steve would be able to share experiences to help you on your way.

What previous attendees thought:

Engaging Course, Well delivered fun and I learned a lot !  –  SF

Good Pace , Covered questions well, trainer good at prompting discussions – CS

Loved the real world examples – so valuable!! – NB

More From Steve


Previously Delivered Training at:

 

 

Nov
18
Mon
2019
Leeds- Professional Scrum Product Owner @ The Studio
Nov 18 – Nov 19 all-day

What is Included:

Two attempts for the Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO) I certification exam (if taken within 14 days of the course)

$ 100 discount for the PSPO II certification exam

14 PDUs from the Project Management Institute and 14 SEUs of the Scrum Alliance

Electronic copy of the course materials

Refreshments & Lunch

From the Trenches real life experience of  working in Scrum and other teams.


Course Overview

The Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO) is a 2-day course that focuses on being a professional Product Owner. Being a professional Product Owner encompasses more than writing requirements or managing a Product Backlog.

Product Owners need to have a concrete understanding of all product management aspects, including but not limited to product ownership, that drives value from their products.

The PSPO is the cutting-edge course for Product Owners, Agile product managers and anyone responsible for a product’s success in the market. In this course, students will develop and solidify their knowledge of being a Product Owner through instruction and team based exercises. The breadth of the role’s responsibilities in delivering a successful product will become more clear from an Agile perspective. Metrics are identified to track the creation of value and the successful delivery of the product to the marketplace.

The PSPO course is much more than just a set of slides and an instructor. In this course, students work on real-life cases with other classmates together as a team. This course is made up of discussions and hands-on exercises.


Who Should Attend

The PSPO course may be interesting to all involved in software development upon the Scrum framework, but has been specifically conceived for those responsible over products from a business and product management perspective and taking up the highly accountable role of Scrum Product Owner.

Pre-requisites

Attendees make the most of the class if they:

  • Have studied the Scrum Guide (required).
  • Have passed the Scrum Open assessment.
  • Have a solid understanding of Scrum either through working on a Scrum Team, or through having taken part in a Professional Scrum Foundations or similar course.
  • Have been on or are closely involved in building or enhancing a software product or application using Scrum.

Professional Scrum Product Owner Topics

Agile Product Management

How Product Ownership and Product Development within Scrum relate to Product Management

Value Driven Development

Explore the Product Owner as a “Value Maximiser”, the traits & skills of a Product Owner

Scrum Principles & Empiricism

Gain an understanding of complexity in software environments; How empiricism controls risk, and provides predictability in complex environments.

The Scrum Framework

Explore the Scrum Framework and how each, Event, Role and Artifact relates to each other. Experience the role of the Product Owner in the Scrum framework, working with Development Teams

Product Backlog Management

The core function of the Product Backlog; techniques for sizing the Product Backlog, different ways to show progress of a sprint plan. Describe why the Product Backlog is the only source of planned work for the Development and identify techniques for ordering, organising, and sizing a Product Backlog

Release Management

Explore how and when to do Release Planning; explain the purpose of velocity, how to forecast with empirical data, summarise how agile funding and trust effects how far ahead a product owner needs to plan.


Scrum Certifications

Professional Scrum Product Owner I

PSPO I

People who have passed PSPO I, achieving certification, demonstrate a fundamental level of Product Owner mastery. PSPO I certificate holders prove that they understand Scrum and Product Ownership as described in the Scrum Guide and the concepts of applying Scrum.

The industry-recognised PSPO certification require a minimum passing score on these rigorous assessments.

(included In the price of the course – normally $200)

Professional Scrum Product Owner II

PSPO II

People who have passed PSPO II, achieving certification, demonstrate an advanced level of  Product Ownership. They wish to demonstrate their ability to apply the Scrum framework to solving complex problems regarding product ownership in the real world.

Those that pass the assessment will receive the industry recognised PSPO II Certification as an indication of their advanced knowledge and abilities pertaining to Scrum and the role of the Scrum Product Owner.

The Exam

All participants who complete the Professional Scrum Product Owner course receive a key to take the PSPO I certification exam. The certification exam is done online; After the course, all students receive a key to take the exam, which  consists of 80 questions and a duration of 60 minutes .

Unlike other Scrum certifications that require only class attendance, Scrum.org certification requires a minimum score on an online assessment. This gives Scrum.org certification teeth and ensures that it has true value in the marketplace.

No Renewal Costs

Professional Scrum certifications are yours for life with no renewal costs to retain them. Once you pass the assessment, you will retain that certification, you will be listed on the Scrum.org website and remain there forever with no additional future costs.


About Your Trainer – Steve Trapps

Steve has over 20 years of IT experience in various roles, ranging from scrum master for various development teams, technical architect on high profile projects to a developer who is just happy to be coding away. During this time, Steve has worked for sector-leading companies BSkyB, Nestle UK and Procter & Gamble whilst also working for small to medium enterprises to help them to grow their business by supporting their development processes and the teams within.

In addition to being a trainer, Steve is a TOGAF certified architect and a former Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer.

Steve has worked in various teams (Scrum and none Scrum) so comes packed with real life stories. From Start Ups building the next social media network up to large corporations handling thousands of transactions a second. If you want to learn from someone who has been there and done it, then Steve would be able to share experiences to help you on your way.

What previous attendees thought:

Engaging Course, Well delivered fun and I learned a lot !  –  SF

Good Pace , Covered questions well, trainer good at prompting discussions – CS

Loved the real world examples – so valuable!! – NB

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