The Elements of Scrum Workshop

In this experiential workshop, you will learn scrum by doing scrum. You will become familiar with the principles and practices of scrum. You will build skills needed to be a member of a high-performing, continuously improving, self-organizing scrum team.

Cathy SimpsonThis 2-day workshop is based on the best selling book The Elements of Scrum by Chris Sims and Hillary Louise Johnson. Cathy Simpson will guide you through the workshop using the innovative agile games and simulations that Agile Learning Labs is famous for.

What to expect:

Our instructional style is highly interactive, so you will be moving about, participating in games and simulations. Participation in any physical exercise is, of course, optional; in fact the role of "observer" is quite valuable! Feel free to participate at your ability and comfort levels.

When do we start and end each day? The classroom opens at 8:30 AM each day and class will begin promptly at 9:00 AM. We will end at 5:00 PM each day.

Will there be food? We'll be feeding you well, so you will be ready to learn! We provide breakfast, lunch, and snacks both days. Vegetarian options will be available and you are also welcome to bring in food.

What should I bring? Yourself. You won't need a laptop, but you are free to bring one. And yes, there is wifi so you can check your email.

Is there something I should read before the workshop? You will receive a bound copy of our book, The Elements of Scrum on the first day of class. This book is a field guide to the real-world application of scrum, and reading it after the training will help cement your knowledge. You can also buy a copy of the book without registering for a course, right here. In the meantime, you can read an excerpt here that chronicles a week in the life of a scrum team.

Relax, this is Agile Learning Labs, not Dunder Mifflin or Initech. We'll be wearing jeans, and you can be, too.

I'm a PMP, will I earn precious PDUs? After completing the workshop, you will have earned 14 Professional Development Units that can be used to maintain your Project Management Professional credential from the Project Management Institute.

Feel free to email us if you have more questions about the workshop.

Testimonials from students who have taken this workshop:

Our team valued the training quite a bit. We still refer to it and we’ve made real improvements in our scrum process.

The training was everything I had hoped for! Engaging, fun, and informative!