Last year we told you about the addition of Professional Scrum Master courses to our training portfolio, following the news Andy Hiles had become a licensed Professional Scrum Trainer (PST) with Scrum.org.
Since then we are pleased to let you know that Radtac has successfully joined Scrum.org as a Professional Training Network (PTN). PTN status demonstrates our ability to deliver Professional Scrum training and abide by the high quality standards of Scrum.org.
To show our commitment to improving the profession of software delivery in part by providing Scrum.org training, we have decided to include two new Scrum.org courses within our training portfolio for 2018: Professional Scrum Foundations and Scaled Professional Scrum.
The Professional Scrum Foundations and Scaled Professional Scrum certifications will join the Professional Scrum Master available either as an on-site course at a venue of your choice, or via our public training schedule. From February 2018 our aim is to provide one course per month at regional centres throughout the UK.
You can view available dates on our website. Don’t miss out on the early bird discount on all Scrum.org courses when you register and pay at least one month in advance of the course!
Professional Scrum Foundations
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-organisation as essential elements in mastering Scrum.
With regards to the course content, topics covered include:
- Fundamentals of Scrum
- The Scrum Framework
- Mastering Scrum
- Planning with Scrum
- Getting started
- Keeping Scrum healthy.
- Have a clear understanding of the foundational elements of Scrum and their coherence.
- Leave the class with a handful of tips to identify common pitfalls and dysfunctions.
- Be able to take part in a Scrum Team and be more effective at delivering value.
- Effectively deliver valuable software.
Scaled Professional Scrum™ with Nexus™
In this 2-day Scaled Professional Scrum (SPS) workshop, students will simulate a large software development project using the Nexus™ framework. The workshop is delivered using an end-to-end case study where students work together to organise and simulate a scaled software development project. Throughout the workshop, students will be introduced to more than 50 practices that can be used to help reduce complexity and dependencies at scale.The course will provide students with an understanding of how to launch, structure, staff, and manage a large Agile project using Scrum. Throughout the workshop, students will learn the infrastructure, tools and practices needed to successfully scale Scrum to maximise the value of their software development initiative.
Topics covered in the course content include:
- Scaled Scrum is still Scrum
- Introduction to the Nexus Framework
- New role, artefacts and events
- Organising teams & work
- Managing the Nexus & Nexus+™
- Dealing with common challenges
- Practices to help teams efficiently build an integrated software product.
What are the learning objectives? This course is designed as an experiential workshop where students learn how to scale Scrum using the Nexus™ framework. Throughout, you are introduced to the artefacts and events within the framework, the new Nexus Integration Team role, along with more than 50 associated practices.
- Learn how to overcome challenges in large-scale development initiatives and how to remain on track.
- Experience organising several teams working on the same product so productivity is optimised.
- Understand how to identify, minimise and remove dependencies.
If you have any questions about Scrum and/or Scrum.org certifications leave your comments below or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This blog is specifically about Scrum.org certifications. If you would like to learn about alternative accreditation pathways and frameworks from e.g. Scaled Agile Inc., Scrum Alliance or other providers, please contact a member of our team today.