Centare Scrum Team Bootcamp

Overview

This course provides an in-depth understanding of the Scrum framework, along with the meaning and value of each role, event, and artifact. There will be a focus on building and delivering high quality, shippable products using Agile techniques and toolsets. The course will also provide information on modern software development tools and techniques that Scrum teams use.

Best For

Product Owner | Scrum Master | Developer | Quality Assurance | Business Analyst | User Experience | Stakeholders

Skills Gained

Application of Agile and Scrum techniques to simple and complex problems in practice.

Description

The Centare Scrum Team Bootcamp (CSTB) kick starts students for effective, real-world software development experiences using Scrum. The immersive five-day course is a mixture of theory, exercises, tool usage, question/answer, and simulations. It provides a safe place for students to learn about and experience a self-organizing, cross-functional team developing real, working software using the iterative and incremental framework of Scrum. Throughout the week, learning and practice progresses from theoretical ideal states to more challenging real-world scenarios, including challenges students currently experience at their organizations.

The curriculum includes important tools, techniques, and mindsets for all roles and specialties on a Scrum team. The immersive team- and trust-building aspects of the course make it especially effective for organizational teams that attend the same class.

Scrum theory and experience is taught by seasoned experts, with a strong focus on the underlying principles of agility. This approach:

  • Goes beyond the rote use and execution of roles, events, and artifacts to a rich learning experience and an understanding of key “whys” behind Scrum
  • Prepares students to identify common Scrum misunderstandings and dysfunction
  • Teaches team members how to navigate the grey areas of an organization’s adoption of Scrum and transformation to a state of agility

Development and Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) tool usage is also taught and experienced in the course. The focus is on effectively leveraging common toolsets that support Scrum, and easily identifying scenarios or tool features that make them counterproductive. The .NET version of the CSTB uses Microsoft’s Visual Studio, Team Foundation Server (TFS), and the TFS Scrum process template.

Agenda

  • Scrum Basics
  • Supporting Scrum with a Tool
  • Your Product
  • Refinement and Estimation
  • Software Quality
  • Coding
  • ALM
  • Agile Database Development
  • Emergent Architecture
  • The Real World
  • Wrap up
  • Next Steps