10 February 2018
A leading Financial institution commissioned JBI to run a series of Agile/Scrum courses for various teams - inhouse.
The instructor chatted to client teachnical representative by video conference call to discuss their training needs. They discussed the mix of attendees (in order to gauge the course level), business objectives and skill goals for the training, plus relevant content topics and appropriate practical work.
For the training room – a projector, flip chart or suitable writing surface e.g. white board. Tables and chairs for the attendees and instructor. All being in a room that is large enough for the attendees to spread out a little for team based practical exercises.
Computers were not required for this course.
The course material was sent prior to the training taking place, for distribution at the start of the course. Additional handouts and references were provided by the instructor during the course.
As the client booked a version of this course that includes the relevant Scrum exam for attendees, we needed the Full Name and email address of each attendee so that a login and password for the exam can be sent to them. NOTE: the Professional Scrum Master training course gives delegates a solid grounding in Agile/Scrum principles and also prepares delegates to take the Professional Scrum Master I (PSM I) certification.
What topics are covered on the course
Initially covering the fundamentals of Agile Project Management, the course then moved on to look at how you can implement agile development within your environment by using the Scrum Methodology.
It covered all of the roles, artefacts and ceremonies in Scrum plus some associated methods/techniques such as pair programming, user stories, estimation techniques and burndown charts. Optional extra topics are available, for example continuous integration as relevant to each client.
The course incorporated fun, relevant practical sessions, many of which can be used when attendees return to work in order to explain their new working practices to others within the business.