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Many companies are realising that the traditional project management principles are no longer applicable in today’s extremely dynamic and demanding environment. A fixed approach of planning is no longer a good method since it is very difficult to anticipate everything in advance and respond to it in the plan. Instead, more agile planning methods are required to accommodate for changing markets, technology and resources over the course of a typical project.

Professional Scrum Foundations (PSF) is a 1-day course that provides the foundational knowledge needed to work with Scrum in a highly practical way. The course is a combination of instruction and team-based exercises where students experience how the Scrum framework improves product delivery efforts. The course also includes taking the globally recognized Professional Scrum Foundation certification exam (PSF).

Students will experience learning the framework and gaining insights into overcoming complexity, with team-based collaboration and self-organization as essential elements in understanding Scrum. Students work together as a team in a series of Sprints to build a product, thereby facing real-life problems. The rules, roles, and principles of Scrum are leveraged during the exercises. From its emphasis on the practical application of Scrum, the course exposes common missteps and misunderstandings so students grow a higher awareness of the associated symptoms. The course provides prescriptive guidance to avoid going off track and keep Scrum healthy.

This class is taught publicly and privately for organizations. Our Professional Scrum Trainers will select one of several case studies which best meet the specific learning needs of the class including software, non-software, distributed teams, and more to maximize the value that students will take away from the class.

Professional Scrum Foundations is excellent training for organizations, teams and anyone wanting to experience the way of working in Scrum. The course also provides the foundation of knowledge needed for role-focused training for Product Owners, Scrum Masters, Developers, and Leaders within the organization. Whether you are getting started on your first Scrum effort or refreshing your knowledge, this course gives students the knowledge and direction to start using Scrum immediately after the class.

All participants completing the Professional Scrum Foundations course will receive a password to attempt the Professional Scrum Foundation (PSF) assessment. PSF class participants who attempt the PSF assessment within 14 days of the class and do not score at least 85% will be granted a 2nd attempt at no additional cost.

OAK provides the highest quality Scrum training, training materials and certified Professional Scrum Trainers (PSTs) to teach them.
Professional Scrum Trainers bring their own style and experience to the courses but use the same materials so that students are learning from the same content regardless of who teaches the course.

Course Objective

  • Have a clear understanding of the foundational elements of Scrum and their coherence
  • Be able to take part in a Scrum Team
  • Effectively deliver valuable products
  • Leave the class with a handful of tips to identify common pitfalls and dysfunctions
  • Recognize the benefits of Scrum
  • Demonstrate proficient comprehension of Scrum Roles, Events, and Artifacts
  • Understand that this is a first step in the journey towards a deeper understanding and practical application of Scrum
  • Meet the learning objectives covered before or during a foundational Scrum course 

Who should attend?

  • The Professional Scrum Foundations course is the perfect introduction, reboot or refresher to Scrum. This course is for teams or anyone wanting to experience the Scrum way of working. PSF provides the base knowledge needed for anyone interested in taking role focused training.

Course Content

Scrum Theory

1.1.     Describe how Scrum is aligned with the values and principles of the Manifesto for Agile Software Development.

1.2.     Define Scrum and describe its purpose.

1.3.     List the five core Scrum values.

1.4.     Define empirical process control and list the three pillars.

1.5.     Explain how product planning in an empirical environment differs from traditional fixed planning.

1.6.     Describe at least two benefits that could be lost if Scrum is only partially implemented.

1.7.     Describe the benefits of an iterative and incremental approach.


The Scrum Roles

2.1.    Illustrate how the Scrum Roles interact with each other to deliver the increment within a Sprint

2.2.     Define a cross-functional team and identify at least three benefits of a cross-functional, self-organizing team.


Scrum Events

3.1.     Explain at least three benefits of timeboxing.

3.2.     List the five events within Scrum, define the purpose of each event, and identify the participants, timing, and maximum recommended timebox.


Scrum Artifacts

4.1.     List the three artefacts within Scrum and define the purpose of each.

4.2.     Explain the definition of “Done,” its purpose, and how it evolves over time.

4.3.     Identify at least two reasons why the Scrum Team dedicates time for Product Backlog Refinement.

4.4.     List at least three activities that may occur as part of Product Backlog Refinement.

Course fee


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  • Start Time
    January 25, 2021 @ 9:00 am
  • End Time
    January 25, 2021 @ 4:00 pm
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    Oak Interlink Company Limited
  • Location
    No 70B Olorunlogbon Street, Idi-Iroko, Anthony Village
    Lagos, Nigeria
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