The course objective is to provide effective working-knowledge in the creation of high-performing and self-organising teams to Scrum practitioners of all levels of experience.
During this 2-day course we focus on the following:
Theory of the Scrum framework, looking into the Roles (Product Owner, Scrum Master, Team Member) Artefacts (Product Backlog, Sprint Back-log, Definition of Done) and Scrum Events (Backlog grooming, Planning (Part 1 & 2), Sprint review, Retrospective and Rules.
ROI of Scrum Framework vs. traditional methodologies.
Covers the Agile manifesto and principles as well as the empirical process control model.
Practical simulation of the Roles, Rules, Artefacts and Scrum Events.
If you are interested in Scrum (being one of the most popular Agile frameworks), or if you are planning to join a Scrum team, this course is designed for you.
Scrum Master training has two options. DVT presents the official international Certified Scrum Master training course as well as SCRUM training (this course) which is certified locally. Both are valuable courses however SCRUM training is more cost effective for teams due to it being locally certified.
SCRUM is still one of the most popular frameworks used in Agile today. Most Agile courses (including PMI) focus on Agile and Agility, whereas this course is specific to the SCRUM framework used in Agile.
The SCRUM course does not cover KANBAN. DVT does, however, combine SCRUM and KANBAN in a 3-day course that includes both. SCRUM and KANBAN can be combined to form an Agile framework specific to your environment. Agile Coaching is a vital part in customising an Agile framework to work for your unique environment and unique challenges.
The Scaled Agile Framework is a brilliant and detailed framework referred to when Agile is used in larger organisations. SAFe is a good framework to understand since it adds a few additional roles and ceremonies to KANBAN and SCRUM, forming a framework that can scale for large teams and organisations. If you are looking for answers to scaling an Agile implementation or Agile for larger cross-functional teams, SAFe is a good course to consider.
The SCRUM framework also has many scaling options for instance by introducing SCRUM or SCRUM ceremonies or by looking into due track SCRUM.
The core idea of Lean is to maximise customer value while minimising waste. All Agile Frameworks (including SCRUM and KANBAN) are based on the Lean principle with regards to value-driven focus and minimising any waste. Lean is more focused on the mindset and thinking which overlaps brilliantly with any Agile framework as both are based on the same principles and values.
Project Managers can certainly benefit from Agile training as well as training in the most popular frameworks, SCRUM and KANBAN. Project Managers can specifically benefit from the mindset changes required to excel in Agile.
Requirements gathering is facilitated in a different manner, and the focus is shifted to the team who are customer value driven. We would recommend the following courses in sequence as a general path to gain Agile knowledge:
Software Testers will certainly benefit from Agile training (Including SCRUM and KANBAN), but also from the ICAgile TST course which specifically focusses on the role of a Tester within an Agile environment.
Agile is most commonly used within the software development space. Agile training is a must for any role within the software development industry as Agile is the start of continuous delivery which is giving organisations a competitive edge. Software Development Managers can certainly benefit from this training course. In fact, the Certified Product Owner and SCRUM training would be our first recommendation for Development Managers.
Yes, developers will certainly benefit from this course. We recommend these courses for Developers:
The following courses will specifically address the BA’s role in Agile:
Agile training in South Africa is not yet SETA certified. The DVT Academy is in the process of getting the Agile training within the Academy SETA certified.
The following courses will specifically address the role and need of a PM in Agile:
The following courses will specifically address the scaling that can be done in Agile:
Yes, most Agile courses address the differences between Waterfall and Agile which is based on interactive development. The following courses are recommended and are addressed at an organisational level:
The Agile training does not address organisational transformation as a learning objective, yet touches on some of the elements. We would recommend that you contact DVT for a free 1-hour session to discuss organisational transformation. DVT is considered as thought leaders in the Agile Coaching and transformation area assisting some clients with this challenge.
The course does not address Agile tools. However, the Agile Coach and Trainer can make recommendations.
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