The Elements of Scrum

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.

This 2-day workshop is based on the best selling book The Elements of Scrum by Chris Sims and Hillary Louise Johnson. It is delivered using the innovative agile games and simulations that Agile Learning Labs is famous for.

Training Modules included in this workshop:

What to expect:

Our instructional style is highly interactive, so you will be moving around during 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 begins promptly at 9:00 AM. We end at 5:00 PM each day.

What should I bring? Yourself. You won't need a laptop, but you are free to bring one. And yes, there is Wi-Fi 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!