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Professional Scrum Foundations course
London, UK
6-7th December 2018

£900 + VAT

Course Description

Professional Scrum Foundations (PSF) is a 2-day course that provides the foundational knowledge needed to work with Scrum in a highly practical way. The course is a combination of instruction and team-based exercises where students experience how the Scrum framework improves product development efforts.

Over the 2 days, students are introduced to the mechanics of Scrum, gaining insights into overcoming complexity, dealing with team based collaboration and self-organization as essential elements in mastering Scrum. Students work together as a team in a series of Sprints to build a software application, thereby facing real-life problems. The mechanics, roles, and principles of Scrum are leveraged during the exercises. From its emphasis on the practical application of Scrum, the course exposes common missteps and misunderstandings so students grow a higher awareness of the associated symptoms. The course provides prescriptive guidance to avoid going off track and keep Scrum healthy.

Professional Scrum Foundations is excellent training for teams and anyone wanting to experience the way of working in Scrum. The course also provides the foundation of knowledge needed for role-focused training for Product Owners, Scrum Masters and Developers.

Who Should Attend

The Professional Scrum Foundations course is the perfect introduction, reboot or refresher to Scrum. This course is for teams or anyone wanting to experience the Scrum way of working. PSF provides the base knowledge needed for anyone interested in taking role focused trainings. No existing knowledge of Scrum is required to attend.

Course Objectives

  • Have a clear understanding of the foundational elements of Scrum and their coherence
  • Be able to take part in a Scrum Team
  • Effectively deliver valuable software
  • Leave the class with a handful of tips to identify common pitfalls and dysfunctions
Course Topics

  • Fundamentals of Scrum
  • The Scrum Framework
  • Mastering Scrum
  • Planning with Scrum
  • Getting started
  • Keeping Scrum healthy

Certification & Assessments

All participants completing the Professional Scrum Foundations course will receive a password to attempt the Professional Scrum Master I (PSM I) assessment. The industry-recognized PSM I certification requires a minimum passing score of 85%. If you attempt the PSM I assessment within 14 days of the class and do not score at least 85%, you will be granted a 2nd attempt at no additional cost.

Venue Location

The course will be held at:
 
Holiday Inn London – Kensington
Wrights Ln,
Kensington,
W8 5SP
UK
 
Simon Kneafsey

About the Trainer

Simon Kneafsey is a Professional Scrum Trainer with Scrum.org, the home of Scrum. He offers Scrum training courses with certification all over the world. Simon has trained 1000+ people in 100+ organisations.

Simon led the development of the Times newspaper iPad app and www.dailymail.co.uk. Over the last 10 years Simon has been helping organisations including Google, Microsoft, UK Government, Vodafone, Marks & Spencer and Pearson.

You can read more about Simon Kneafsey on LinkedIn, www.thescrummaster.co.uk and you can contact him here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there still spaces available on this course?
Yes, there are still spaces. Course pages are removed once they are full.

What are the course hours?
Courses start at 09:00 and finish at 17:00 each day.

How much does the Professional Scrum Master I (PSM I) certification cost?
The price of the PSM I assessment and certification is included in the course fee.

How do I achieve the Professional Scrum Master I (PSM I) certification?
The PSM I certification is achieved by taking and passing an online assessment in your own time in the days/weeks following the course. It can be taken from any internet connected computer.

What is required to achieve the Professional Scrum Master I (PSM I) certification?
The PSM I assessment is comprised of 80 multiple choice questions that must be completed in 60 minutes. The pass mark is 85%. The course fee provides up to 2 attempts at the PSM I assessment.

How many people will attend?
Simon’s courses are capped at around 10 attendees to ensure a premium experience.

How should I prepare for the course?
The only preparation required is to read the Scrum Guide.

What do I need to bring with me?
You should bring a laptop with your normal development tools installed.

I’m not sure if I have enough experience to take the course. What should I do?
Email the trainer at support@thescrummaster.co.uk and he will advise you.

Can I claim PMI PDU credits for attending the course?
Yes. You can claim 14 PDU’s for attending a course.

Can I pay via Credit/Debit card?
Yes. Please click the ‘Register’ button at the top of the page, then select the ‘Register now and pay via Credit Card’ option.

Can I pay via Invoice?
Yes. Please click the ‘Register’ button at the top of the page, then select the ‘Register now and pay later via Invoice’ option. Alternatively email us at support@thescrummaster.co.uk.

Where can I find your course booking policies?
Visit our course policy page.

Where can I find more answers to common questions?
Visit our full FAQ page for more answers to frequently asked questions.

Where can I contact the trainer with further questions?
You can email the trainer at support@thescrummaster.co.uk

Feedback from recent courses

“He’s a phenomenal teacher of Scrum techniques and articulated the Scrum concepts professionally with classic real life examples. Simon has complete mastery about Scrum Framework and proficiently teaches on how it applies in Complex Projects. I think Simon is the best Scrum Trainer out there and I highly recommend him for all your Scrum Training needs”
Praisewin Dinakar. Sr. Staff Software Engineer at Motorola

“I have been lucky enough to attend the Professional Scrum Master presented by Simon. I spent a lot of time searching for, and finding a good course presented by an experienced tutor. Simon lived up to his online profile for professional knowledge and experience and this ensured his course that I attended was both insightful and practical. His knowledge of Scrum theory and real world experiences ensured I received maximum value.”
Chris Hall. Lead Software Engineer and Scrum Master at Kingfisher IT Services

“If there is one man who knows about Scrum – it is Simon Kneafsey. Buckle up and hold tight as Simon will take you through everything you need to know about Scrum. Engaging, entertaining and drawing on both theory and practice, he is the only man for all your Scrum training needs.”
Davin Mac Ananey Head of Online / Senior Digital Professional

“How to teach about being a Scrum Master while acting as a great Scrum Master? That’s what Simon did. Experienced, precise with excellent communication skills, Simon kept the motivation of the audience and he met the deadline and goals of the course.”
Josep F. Barranco. Scrum Master at King

“Simon clearly has a mastery of what he teaches and made the course both enjoyable and simple to follow with real-world examples and good use of visuals. Simon has deep knowledge of Scrum and Agile frameworks having previously run leading edge projects prior to becoming a trainer. If you’re serious about Scrum, I recommended you attend one of Simon’s courses.”
Arun Malhotra. Engagement Leader at Pegasystems

“Simon is really passionate with what was explaining to us. He shared experiences and ideas that added great value to the course. Definitely Simon has lot of knowledge and was able to reply to all our questions and concerns.”
Juan A. Rico Lorente. PHP Developer & Scrum Master

“Simon taught a foundation scrum master course to a team of 15 people in an area embracing agile and the Scrum framework. He provided the best and most enjoyable course I’ve been on: offering practical and well thought out exercises combined with a relaxed and fun delivery of the content. I really enjoyed it and left with immediately usable tools and approaches.”
Jack Dance-Panas. Solutions Architect at Lloyds Banking Group