What Needs To Be Included in Your Scrum Training That You Won't Get Elsewhere

April 16, 2018 — Posted by Al Shalloway

Yes, this is a bold statement. I suggest you check it out because it's true.

Scrum training has improved a lot over the last 15 years. More games, more interaction, even more content. But there are several things that are still missing from most Scrum training:

  1.  1/2 day coaching for each team in taking epics to stories that will fit into a sprint. This creates a focus of learning while doing your real work
  2.  using Minimum Business Increments to bridge the gap from epics to features in order to facilitate the creation of thin slices of functionality
  3.  training large groups (up to 75) so that the people who are needed by more than one team are present , allowing how they work together to be sorted out in the workshop. By using innovative training methods, this larger class size actually increases the quality of the training.
  4.  a support system to be used after the training for the development team and Scrum Masters

You'd think all of this would take significantly more money or time. Yet it takes only an extra day of time per person (2.5 days of workshop, .5 days of coaching) and actually costs less than what multiple CSM trainings would cost.

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About the author | Al Shalloway

Al Shalloway is the founder and CEO of Net Objectives. With 45 years of experience, Al is an industry thought leader in Lean, Kanban, product portfolio management, Scrum and agile design. He helps companies transition to Lean and Agile methods enterprise-wide as well teaches courses in these areas.



        

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