Introduction to Scrum

This 1-day course provides a brief overview of Scrum, the most popular Agile approach. It provides a balanced combination of Agile theory with plenty of opportunity to apply it in practical exercises.

This course is particularly suitable for those who want to gain a rapid overview of Agile and Scrum, perhaps with a view to deciding if it is suitable for their organisation. It is suitable for anyone with a business or technical background.

Course Details


1 Day


£450+vat (per person)

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Course Outline

  • Welcome & Housekeeping
  • Scrum Foundational Principles

Scrum origins

Scrum teams

Empirical process control

Scrum Framework and Techniques

  • Agile Manifesto and Principles

Overview history of Agile methodologies

Discussion on Agile Manifesto statements

Group exercise – applying the Agile principles to Scrum

  • Overview of the Scrum Framework

Scrum roles and responsibilities – Scrum Master, Product Owner, Team

Scrum events – Sprint, Sprint Planning, Review, Retrospective, Scrum meeting

Scrum artefacts – Product Backlog, Sprint Backlog, Product Increment

  • Group exercise

Practical application of Scrum to a development project consisting of a series of iterations

  • Pitfalls to avoid when transitioning to Scrum

Presentation and discussion on common pitfalls

Discussion on issues identified by delegates

Group Exercise – Retrospective


Cost includes trainer, training material, venue hire, and refreshments.

The course assumes no prior knowledge of Scrum or Agile software development.