The Professional Scrum Foundations (PSF) course from Scrum.org is a two-days hands-on course for everyone in the organisation. Scrum Teams succeed best with a solid foundation and this two-day course prepares individuals or teams to begin effectively using Scrum immediately. The Scrum framework, mechanics, and roles of Scrum are emphasized with a focus on practical application.
Common missteps in the adoption of Scrum have been seen over and over again across industries, companies, and teams. Rather than coaching teams back from a poorly functioning Scrum implementation, PSF exposes these common missteps, increases the awareness of the associated symptoms, and provides prescriptive guidance to avoid going off track.
PSF is the perfect introduction to Scrum for anyone new to the framework. Whether your team needs a flawless Scrum launch or needs to reboot a struggling Scrum implementation, this class lays the foundation for an effective Scrum team. This course also provides the foundation of knowledge needed for role-focused training for Product Owners, Scrum Masters and Developers.
The PSF course is appropriate for anyone working on or with a Scrum Team. The course is especially well suited to companies or teams investigating Scrum, those who are currently struggling with Scrum, or those beginning to utilize Scrum in their development environment.
But the PSF course isn’t for everyone. Well-functioning Scrum teams looking for assistance with advanced topics will not receive as much benefit from this course. Teams looking to explore more advanced Scrum topics should consider the Professional Scrum Master (PSM) program.
PSF is most effective as a training event for a dedicated team.
In addition to the subjects noted below, students actively participate in the Scrum process with realistic and practical hands-on exercises that reinforce the learning points. Practicing Scrum ensures that students complete the class with new skills in addition to new knowledge and theory.
Scrum theory includes time-boxing, and specific roles, rules, and artifacts. All elements of Scrum complement each other to form a consistent whole. All work is performed in Sprints. All base rules, events, and roles are LongDescribed in the Scrum Guide, the acknowledged Scrum body of knowledge. Each part of Scrum ties back to the principles and theory.
This is foundational knowledge for every Scrum Team member and anyone involved with Scrum.
Scrum is founded on empirical process theory to deal with the complexity typical to software development. All principles and values of Scrum are based on the fundamental view of software development as creative and complex work.
Development Teams in Scrum are self-organizing. Self-organization requires not only the availability of the right development skills, but also team collaboration, joint problem ownership, shared goals, and creativity. A Development team autonomously makes all decisions on how to do the work that it has forecast to complete in a Sprint.
The Professional Scrum Foundations course provides foundational knowledge of Scrum. All participants completing the Professional Scrum Foundations course receive a password to take the Professional Scrum Master level I assessment (PSM I).
Attendees of a Professional Scrum Foundation course will be able to make the most of their experience if they: