The agile framework of Scrum is lightweight to understand but difficult to master.
This one sentence, originating from the official Scrum guide, couldn’t be more true. You can easily rehearse the different Scrum building blocks in just a few minutes. However, becoming proficient in Scrum to deliver real value is quite something else. Why? Because understanding its clever mechanisms and philosophy is crucial. Every single piece of Scrum is purposeful and deliberate. This is what most of the mainstream Scrum introduction courses, training, and blog posts fail to tell you. Or let’s be honest: they are close to crap.
In this course, we will provide you a smarter introduction to Scrum. We discuss in which circumstances and domains Scrum shines. Did you know it is not just about software development? To provide real value, Scrum lets us perform and manage work at the same time. We will cover this step by step. We also shouldn’t forget about the people, living up to the right cultural values when doing Scrum is indispensable. We won’t tackle concrete tools, techniques, and practices in detail in this course since the Scrum guide is very clear about this: it is up to the Scrum team to discover. Let’s Scrum together!
Scrum is a framework to solve complex problems
Communicate about the work
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Why follow this course?
When you hear about Scrum, chances are high that you belong to either one of the following categories.
You think of that moment in rugby when players pack closely together in an attempt to gain possession of the ball.
You already came in touch with Scrum and you know that it has something to do with agile.
You worked in Scrum projects before and embraced its principles and values.
I must admit, until a couple of years ago, I was in the first category. I was a big rugby fan and could only think about that fascinating moment in a game. When I was studying, I briefly touched on the concept of Scrum and moved to the second category. It was only when I first started working as a business architect that I was keen on moving to the last category. But most training out there left me hungry. They do not explain in what circumstances Scrum is best used, nor do they motivate why certain components are there. Or even worse: they make it look like some tools and techniques are an integral part of the Scrum framework. In this training, we will tackle these issues by going back to basics and learn what Scrum is and equally important: what it is not.
About the teachers
Trainer - Business Architect - Agile Evangelist - Scrum Master
Niels first came into contact with User Stories when he started working at The Master Labs. He is a senior business and functional analyst - with a profound interest in applying new techniques and principles to improve team performance.
Business Architect - Trainer - Product Owner - Project Manager
Robin is a senior business and functional analyst. In his 12 years as an IT consultant, he has gained experience with large software projects, both waterfall and agile. Over the last couple of years, he has worked with teams with up to 10 developers and has written many, many user stories.
Business Architect - Trainer
Laurens is a business architect and process enthusiast. He aspires to make individuals and companies see the importance of a process mindset. Laurens first came into contact with Scrum when he joined The Master Labs. Since then, he is keen to expand and share his knowledge about it.