Date: Thursday, 1 March – Friday, 2 March 2018
Time: 09:00 to 17:00 each day
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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.
- 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
- Fundamentals of Scrum
- The Scrum Framework
- Mastering Scrum
- Planning with Scrum
- Getting started
- Keeping Scrum healthy
After the course, students are invited to take the optional Professional Scrum Master Level I assessment through Scrum.org. While successfully passing the certification is not guaranteed, the PSM course will well prepare the student for the assessment and significantly improve his/her probability of passing.
The course will be held at:
Holiday Inn London – Kensington
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.
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%.
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 email@example.com 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 and Pay with Credit/Debit card’ button at the bottom of the page.
Can I pay via invoice?
Yes. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with all your details.
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 email@example.com
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
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