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Agile & Scrum Fundamentals (ASF) Dallas, TX

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Agile & Scrum Fundamentals (ASF)

The 2-day Agile & Scrum Fundamentals (ASF) course is accredited through the Scrum Alliance Registered Education Provider continuing education program and is designed to provide the student with a basic understanding of agile and scrum

Key Areas

  • Values & Principles

  • Scrum Theory

  • Scrum Roles

  • Scrum Artifacts

  • Scrum Events

Learning Goals

This course follows the combined published learning objectives set forth by the following accreditation organizations:

  • IC Agile’s Agile Fundamentals Course

  • Scrum Alliance’s Scrum Foundations Material (used as a prerequisite for the CSM and CSPO courses)

  • Scrum.Org’s Scrum Foundations Course (also used as a prerequisite for the PSM1 and PSPO1 courses)

These learning objectives include:

  • Origins of Agile, Agile Manifesto, Agile Beyond Software Development

  • Incremental vs. Iterative; Value-Based Work; Retaining Quality

  • WIP, CI, CD, Cost & Benefit of Frequent Delivery

  • Understanding the Agile Mindset, Establishing the Agile Mindset, Agile in Context

  • Developing Shared Understanding; Developing soft skills; Understanding communication barriers; Sharing knowledge, Physical Work Environments; Collaboration Techniques; Techniques for Shared Understanding

  • Define Servant Leadership and discuss at least three ways in which it is different from authoritarian, top-down management.

  • Describe Scrum’s relationship to the Agile Manifesto.

  • List the five core Scrum values.

  • Describe how the values of Scrum — focus, courage, commitment, openness, and respect — are present in a specific Scrum event, artifact, or role.

  • Thinking skills (critical thinking, systems thinking, comfort with ambiguity, flexibility of thinking)

  • Restate a definition of Scrum that includes the words and phrases “lightweight,” “simple to understand,” and “difficult to master.”

  • List the three core elements of Scrum: deliver working product every sprint, inspect and adapt every day, and trust the team.

  • Define empirical process control and list the three pillars.

  • Explain why Scrum is a framework and list two ways a framework is different from a process/methodology.

  • Restate that Scrum exists only in its entirety, and realizing its benefits requires disciplined and dedicated practice.

  • Foundational elements of Scrum and their coherence

  • Define the three roles in a Scrum Team, list their primary responsibilities, and explain how they interact with each other to deliver the product increment within a sprint.

  • Define a cross-functional (i.e., has all the skills necessary to create a product Increment), self-organizing (i.e., chooses how best to accomplish their work, rather than being directed by others outside the team) team, and identify at least three benefits of a cross-functional, self-organizing team.

  • Describe the impacts of shared roles.

  • Describe the shifts in roles

  • Define the Customer; User Involvement; User Feedback

  • List the three artifacts (product increment, product backlog, sprint backlog) within Scrum and define the purpose (i.e., maximize transparency of key information) of each artifact.

  • Define the Definition of Done and the purpose for the Scrum Team.

  • Define the outcome of every sprint (e.g., a potentially releasable product increment that adheres to the current Definition of Done) and describe at least three reasons why that is important.

  • Discuss at least three reasons why the increment must be brought to the current Definition of Done regardless of whether the Product Owner chooses to release the increment.

  • Restate that the Definition of Done evolves over time.

  • Describe that quality goals should not be sacrificed in response to time pressure.

  • Describe Product Adaptation

  • Identify at least three essential characteristics of the product backlog (e.g., dynamic, ordered, having varying levels of detail).

  • List at least four elements of a product backlog item (e.g., description, order, estimate, value).

  • Identify at least three essential characteristics of the sprint backlog (e.g., just enough detail, highly visible, real-time snapshot of the Development Team’s work for the sprint).

  • List the four events within Scrum; define the purpose of each event (e.g., create opportunities to inspect and adapt); and identify the participants, timing, and maximum timebox.

  • Explain the concept of a timebox and state that all Scrum events are timeboxed.

  • List at least three benefits to timeboxing.

  • Planning; Estimation; Status

  • List the three questions associated with the Daily Scrum agenda and identify one reason why the Development Team’s responses in the Daily Scrum are linked to the sprint goal.

  • List the participants of product backlog refinement and describe at least two responsibilities for the Development Team (e.g., ask questions about the product backlog items, collaborate with the Product Owner), Product Owner (e.g., provide clarification, collaborate with the Development Team), and subject matter experts (e.g., provide clarification, offer advice to the Development Team based on their experience) during product backlog refinement.

  • Identify at least two reasons why the Scrum Team dedicates time for product backlog refinement (e.g., identify dependencies, make product backlog items “ready” for the next sprint, reinforce the collaborative relationship between the Development Team and the Product Owner).

  • List at least three topics that might be discussed at product backlog refinement (e.g., additional details, estimates, and order of the product backlog).

  • List at least three characteristics of product backlog refinement (e.g., ongoing activity between the Product Owner and the Development Team, no more than 10% of the Development Team’s capacity is spent on product backlog refinement, the frequency and format of product backlog refinement is a decision of the Scrum Team).

  • Process Adaptation; Project Adaptation

  • Anti-Patterns

  • Behavioral shifts in agile (including scrum, SAFe, LeSS, kanban, XP, etc.)

  • Handful of tips to identify common pitfalls and dysfunctions associated with Scrum

The class registration includes:

  • Agile & Scrum Fundamentals Workbook

  • ASF Certificate of Completion

  • SEUs and PDUs

Who will benefit:

The ASF is designed for those that are new to agile and scrum and those who wish to increase their basic agile and scrum knowledge.

It is applicable to any role in any organization (public or private) interested in learning the fundamentals of agile and scrum.

This course should be used as a gateway towards more advanced role-based training in agile and/or scrum.



Recommended preparation (reading, videos)

  • Manifesto for Agile Software Development (4 pages)

Exam Details

A certification exam is not required; however, there are various free online exams that the student can take to validate their knowledge and understanding


Jack Caine

Accreditation Entity

Scrum Alliance via the Scrum Alliance Registered Education Provider (REP) program

You must purchase your own workbook here:


Course Logistics: Lunch will be provided each day, dress is business casual, and a pc is not needed. For more information, contact The i4 Group Consulting: support@thei4group.com

Cancellation Policy:

Any change may be assessed a $150 processing charge. Refunds will be issued for cancellations greater than 14 days from the start of the course. For cancellations between 8 and 14 days from the start of the course, registrants may change to another course of equal or lesser value. For cancellations 7 days or less from the start of the course, no changes allowed.

All classes are NOT guaranteed to make. Classes can be cancelled due to low enrollment or any unforeseen reason. The i4 group is not responsible for any kind of reimbursements due to cancelled classes. It is recommended that you contact us for course status before booking any travel accommodations. In the event a class is cancelled, all ticket holders are entitled to a full refund for their ticket purchase.

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