Agile Scrum – Foundation Certificate Program – 2 days
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.
• Sixteen (16) hours of training
• 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. Exam could be written at the end of the second training day, or the morning of the third day. There is no class or instruction on the third day.
• The Foundation Certificate will be the pre-requisite for future certification courses.
• Instructor led Classroom environment at a maximum of 25 students per session
• Virtual Web-based
• Self-Paced using our Learning Management System
• Familiarity with IT and IT service management is recommended
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.
Program Content & Objectives
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. Scrum Practices
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 Scrum events
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 The importance of the Backlog
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 tems
2.4 Definition of Done
2.4.1 Explain the importance of a good Definition of Done
Program Material (handout)
• Learner Manual, including a printed copy of the instructor presentation (excellent post-class reference)
• EXIN’s Agile Scrum Foundation Workbook
• Sample exam