A great way to get your first Scrum project on the road
Our tried-and-tested “Scrum Kickstart”programme takes a modular approach to ensure your organisation is ready for its first Scrum project and to support the first Sprint Cycle.
We start with an “Introduction to Scrum” module aimed at preparing the wider organisation (Development Team, Managers, HR, Sales) for the impact of an Agile approach, and the best ways of ensuring success. This is followed by an open-format QandA session and an opportunity to discuss the issues raised during the intro session.
Role-specific training is subsequently provided to your Scrum Masters and Product Owners which culminates with your Product Owners generating and refining a workable Product Backlog.
We then work towards starting the first Sprint session; helping the Dev Team and Scrum Master to work on Sprint Planning; techniques for successful Stand-ups, and Project-Specific tooling.
We return at the end of the first Period to guide your first Sprint Retrospective, where you can highlight successes and inspect and adapt to any challenges you've faced (and there almost certainly will be challenges!) - so that your next Sprint will be even more successful.
We want your Agile transformation and adoption of Scrum to be as smooth and successful as possible. We are also happy to provide on-the-job Scrum Coaching and Mentoring as a follow-on service, so we can guide and provide a useful Health-check whenever you need it.
Give us a call to discuss your requirements in greater detail - we'll be glad to help craft a programme based around your needs.
Prepare the wider organisation for a succesful Scrum Adoption
Ensure a solid understanding of Scrum Roles, Artifacts, and Events
Refine your Product Backlog
Start on the right footing with your Sprint Planning
Adopt Best Practices during the Sprint Cycle
Inspect and Adapt your approach at your Sprint Retrospective
Who is this for?
The Introductory and QandA sessions are intended for anyone in the organisation who’s activities may be impacted by a move to an Agile Delivery method.This would include (but not be limited to) your software development team, project and senior management, Human Resources and even your Sales team.
The later modules of the programme are intended for the Agile Team (Scrum Masters, Product Owners and the Developers)
Delegates should have spent time reading, absorbing and discussing the Scrum Guide within their team. We will gladly liaise with your before your training commences to make sure everyone is happy with and understands their role and responsibilities within the Scrum team.
Live, instructor-led online and on-site training
We appreciate that you need flexibility to fit in with new working situations - whether you're an individual, part of a distributed team, or simply have projects and deadlines to meet.
Our remote training can take place online in a virtual classroom, with content split into modules to accommodate your scheduling challenges and meet your learning goals. Get in touch today to find out how we can help design a cost-effective, flexible training solution.
As soon as it's safe, we'll return to also offering the on-site custom training courses and programmes upon which we've built our reputation.
Scrum Kick-start Syllabus
This training programme is intended for on-site delivery and is based on a modular format - you can modify duration and tailor the content to suit your team and your budgets.
Our most popular configuration for the Scrum Kickstart programme is as follows:
Scrum and the wider organisation (1 day)
This sets the scene for the first two days, and allows your instructor to gauge your organisation's starting point
We'll explore what the group feels they have learned so far about Agile
What the team members are hoping to get out of the training
Introduction to Scrum and Agile
What is Scrum and where did it come from?
Organisational Benefits and Impacts of Scrum Adoption
Negotiating on Scope, not Quality
Scrum Roles, Artifacts and Events
Inspect and Adapt – who does it and what does it mean?
Open Question and Answer Session
Chance for delegates to raise any queries or concerns
QandA Follow up
Opportunity for the management team who are driving the Scrum Adoption process to discuss the issues raised during the QandA with our expert.
Along with your Scrum Master, we'll help your Scrum Developers come to a realistic estimation of time and effort required for the given Product Backlog items, which your Product Owner worked on with us yesterday. The PO may wish to be there at the start of the Sprint Planning meeting
Work-in-progress and Kanban
Definition of Done
Using your ALM tools (can include Hudson, GIT, JIRA, TFS)
Reporting and forecasting techniques
Scrumming into Scrum
Follow-up coaching (1 day +)
We'll sit in with you to help you dissect and improve upon any aspects of your Sprint which your team felt were challenged - to Inspect and Adapt. You will put together action points to ensure that your on-going Sprints become as efficient and effective as possible.