Scrum Alliance’s Scrum Foundations Course
As more organizations adopt Agile transformation, it’s essential to introduce staff to the benefits of how self-organizing teams navigate through complex issues – which is where the Scrum Alliances Scrum Foundations course comes in. As an in-house introductory training class, Scrum Foundations exposes newcomers to the principles of Scrum, including the ideas languages, and elements of the framework that serves as a first step in the Agile journey.
The Scrum Foundations course covers the existing Scrum Foundations Learning Objectives that are aligned with the most recent Scrum Guide. This is an affordable, scalable, and customizable offering taught by highly skilled instructors who have been validated by Scrum Alliance, the largest, most established and influential professional membership and certification organization in the Agile community.
Who Should Attend
This course is designed for anyone at any level of an organization that needs to…
- obtain fundamental knowledge of Scrum and better understand this transformational framework used in industries across the globe.
- be more prepared for attending a Scrum Alliance certification course.
This course is perfect for organizations just getting into agile and scrum (at any level of the organization) and helps prepare students to effectively participate in the ScrumMaster or Product Owner courses.
- This course requires at least 4 hours of onsite class participation led by an accredited Scrum Alliance instructor.
- This course can be customized in length and content beyond the 4 required hours and learning objectives.
- Courseware created by Jack Caine has been accredited by the Scrum Alliance for up to a 2-day course (16 hours) and goes beyond the learning objectives for the 4-hours required under the Scrum Foundations course.
- When 16 hours of class participation is provided, the student gets 4 hours of credit for the Scrum Alliance’s Scrum Foundations Course plus up to an additional 12 hours of credit for the Agile & Scrum Fundamentals Course (Continuing Education) provided via the Scrum Alliance Registered Education Provider program
Participation in this course provides:
- At least 4-hours of onsite training by an accredited Scrum Alliance instructor.
- For credit of additional hours (up to a total of 16 hours), the onsite training is provided by an instructor that is also accredited as a Scrum Alliance REP instructor for the Agile & Scrum Fundamentals Course.
- A complimentary 3-month Scrum Alliance Membership for participants;
- A digital badge that highlights the participant’s successful completion of the Scrum Foundations Course.
- Access to the eLearning assessment and additional resources for the Scrum Foundations Course provided to the participant after the course has been completed.
- Printed courseware.
Upon successful validation of the Scrum Foundations Learning Objectives, the learner will be able to:
- 1.1 restate a definition of Scrum that includes the words and phrases “lightweight”, “simple to understand,” and “difficult to master”.
- 1.2 list the three core elements of Scrum: deliver working product every sprint, inspect and adapt every day, and trust the team.
- 1.3 list the five core Scrum values.
- 1.4 define empirical process control and list the three pillars.
- 1.5 explain why Scrum is a framework and list two ways a framework is different from a process/methodology.
- 1.6 restate that Scrum exists only in its entirety, and realizing its benefits requires disciplined and dedicated practice.
- 2.1 …define the three roles in a Scrum Team, list their primary responsibilities, and explain how they interact with each other to deliver the product increment within a sprint.
- 2.2 define a cross-functional (i.e., has all the skills necessary to create a product Increment), self-organizing (i.e., chooses how best to accomplish their work, rather than being directed by others outside the team) team, and identify at least three benefits of a cross-functional, self-organizing team.
- 2.3 describe the impacts of shared roles. cross-functional,
- 3.1 list the three artifacts (product increment, product backlog, sprint backlog) within Scrum and define the purpose (i.e., maximize transparency of key information) of each artifact.
- 3.2 define the Definition of Done and the purpose for the Scrum Team.
- 3.3 restate that the Definition of Done evolves over time.
- 3.4 describe that quality goals should not be sacrificed in response to time pressure
- 3.5 list the four events within Scrum; define the purpose of each event (e.g., create opportunities to inspect and adapt); and identify the participants, timing, and maximum timebox.
- 3.6 explain the concept of a timebox and state that all Scrum events are timeboxed.
- 3.7 list the participants of product backlog refinement and describe at least two responsibilities for the Development Team (e.g., ask questions about the product backlog items, collaborate with the Product Owner), Product Owner (e.g., provide clarification, collaborate with the Development Team), and subject matter experts (e.g., provide clarification, offer advice to the Development Team based on their experience) during product backlog refinement.
- 3.8 identify at least two reasons why the Scrum Team dedicates time for product backlog refinement (e.g., identify dependencies, make for the next sprint, reinforce the collaborative relationship between the Development Team and the Product Owner).
- 3.9 list at least three topics that might be discussed at product backlog refinement (e.g., additional details, estimates, and order of the product backlog).
- 3.10 list at least three characteristics of product backlog refinement (e.g., ongoing activity between the Product Owner and the Development Team, no more than 10% of the Development product backlog refinement, the frequency and format of product backlog refinement is a decision of the Scrum Team).
Jack Caine – Scrum Foundations Course Instructor
CSM, CSPO, CSP, SPC, SSM, SASM, SDP, SA, IC-Trainer, ICP-ATF, ICP-ACC
Jack Caine Biography
Jack Caine is a seasoned enterprise level agile-lean transformation trainer, author, and speaker with practical experience transforming organizations, coaching & training & mentoring executives, directors & managers at the enterprise, portfolio, & program levels and ScrumMasters, product owners, analysts, QA, architects & tech leads, & developers at the team level.
Jack has trained over 2000 people worldwide, including developers and architects, scrum masters, RTEs, product owners, product managers, development/QA/release managers/directors, and executives. Many of Jack’s students have come from outside of software development, including HR, finance, legal, and procurement.
Additionally, Jack has also worked with a number of Fortune 500 companies such as AmerisourceBergen, Walmart, Cisco, Barclays, Motorola, ISO Verisk Analytics, and Jenkon. Likewise, he is also the author of 5 workbooks published on Amazon covering Product Ownership, Design Thinking Fundamentals, Scrum Mastering, Agile & Scrum Fundamentals, and User Story Writing & Decomposition. Jack is also a regular public speaker at a variety of user grous and events spanning topics such as Mob programming, organizational change management, Management 3.0, and Systems Thinking.
Scaled Agile SAFe Program Consultant (SPC)
Scaled Agile SAFe Advanced Scrum Master (SASM)
Scaled Agile SAFe Product Owner/Manager (POPM)
Scaled Agile SAFe DevOps Practitioner (SDP)
Scaled Agile SAFe Agilist (SA)
Scaled Agile SAFe Practitioner (SAFe for Teams) (SP)
Certified Scrum Professional – ScrumMaster (SCP)
Certified Scrum Professional – Product Owner (SCPO)
Scrum Alliance Registered Education Provider (REP) Instructor
Scrum Alliance Accredited Scrum Foundations Instructor
ICAgile Certified Agile Coach (ICP – ACC)
ICAgile Authorized Trainer (ICP – Trainer)
ICAgile Agile Team Facilitator (ICP – ATF)
Design Thinking Fundamentals Workbook
ScrumMaster Level 1 Workbook
Transformation of the PMO
Use of Kanban Method in SAFe
Agile & Scrum Fundamentals Workbook
User Story Writing & Backlog Refinement Workbook
Improving Outcomes Through Agile Servant Leadership
Transition from Waterfall to Agile: The Fixed Date Conundrum
Scrum Used With Distributed Teams & Distributed Team Members
University of California at Los Angeles
Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry