Agile Scrum – Foundation Certificate Program
The EXIN Agile Scrum Foundation offers IT professionals a unique certification that combines agile service management techniques and scrum development frameworks in software development. Agile Scrum is about working together to successfully reach an agreed Sprint goal and includes establishing cross-functional and self-managing teams that produce a working increment of software at the end of each iteration or Sprint.
This course is useful for those leading or participating in agile initiatives and for IT professionals working in Project Management, Software Development, Testing, Quality Assurance, IT Service Management, Service Owners, Process Owners and Managers and Business Management.
This course introduces topics such as: the Definition of Agile, Agile versus Waterfall approaches, Agile Manifesto, Agile pillars, Metrics, Methods and Techniques; Definition of Scrum, Scrum roles including: Product Owner, Scrum Master, and the Development Team, User Stories, Product and Sprint Backlogs, Estimation Methods, Sprint Rituals including: Daily Sprints, Sprint Planning, Sprint Reviews and Sprint Retrospectives, Time-boxing, Velocity, Information Radiators and Kanban.
Familiarity with IT and IT service management is recommended
- This class is a 2-day duration when delivered as an instructor-led classroom or virtual course.
- Includes a 60 minutes’ exam, consisting of 40 multiple-choice questions, successfully passing (65%) the exam leads to the Agile Scrum Foundation Certificate. This certification is governed, administered and maintained by the EXIN Institute.
- The exam is scheduled by the student via exam voucher / remote proctor upon completion of the classroom / virtual instructor-led or self-paced study formats.
The Agile way of thinking is best known in the field of software development, but the principles are increasingly being applied in other types of projects. Scrum is a highly used Agile methodology and is suitable for all professionals looking to keep their knowledge up to date with the latest developments in the fields of IT and Project Management, particularly those leading or participating in projects. In particular, the certification is suitable for professionals working in the areas of: Project Management; Software development; IT Service Management; and Business Management. This certification is highly recommended before starting a Scrum project.
The learning objectives for this program include an understanding of:
1. Agile Way of Thinking
1.1. Concepts of Agile and Scrum
1.1.1 Recognize how adaptation to an Agile environment works
1.1.2 Recognize how Agility brings predictability and flexibility
1.1.3 Describe the Agile Manifesto
1.1.4 Recognize parts of the Agile framework such as Pair Programming, Test Driven Development, Continuous Integration, Continuous Refactoring and Collective Code Ownership
2.1 Scrum roles
2.1.1 Explain the Product Owner role
2.1.2 Explain the Scrum Master role
2.1.3 Explain the Development Team role
2.1.4 Recognize the role of a traditional Project Manager
2.2.1 Explain the characteristics of time-boxed events
2.2.2 Explain the characteristics of Sprints
2.2.3 Explain the characteristics of the Daily Scrum
2.2.4 Explain the characteristics of the Sprint Review and the Sprint Retrospective
2.3.1 Explain the characteristics of a good Product and Sprint Backlog
2.3.2 Recognize good User Stories and Backlog Items
2.3.3 Explain how to refine the Product Backlog Items
2.4.1 Explain the importance of a good Definition of Done
- Learner Manual, including a printed copy of the instructor presentation (excellent post-class reference)
- Sample exam