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 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. The workshop is customizable and can be delivered in two 8-hour sessions or four 4-hour sessions.

Students Say:

The e-book exercise was the big highlight for me. I enjoyed the fast pace and that there’s so many opportunities for failure (and by extension of that, opportunities for learning). Chris and Season were very detailed in their explanations, and always had a thorough answer for any question that was asked of them.

Joshua Fairchild
Staff Software Engineer, Clari

The examples were simple, easy to work with, and definitely helped drive home the principle, idea, or technique while keeping it as whimsical/humorous as possible. I enjoyed the group work because it enabled (much like a good math class) the teams to have the opportunity to actually apply the idea that Chris had just introduced or explained. Chris did an excellent job. Virtual workshops are challenging, especially due to the fact that you’re not in a room able to engage with participants.

Catalina Adams
Project Manager, Specialized Bicycle Components

The estimation game and story-splitting exercises were especially helpful. The workshop highlight was really the atmosphere of engagement and entertainment that Chris facilitated. This helped the team to stay on task and learn from each other. The pop culture references were also fun and the content of the exercises helped. It was all the little things-like spinning around when we got things done, and playing bicycle songs, and just generally keeping the mood upbeat-that really made this fun.

Michelle Murphy
PLM Analyst, Specialized Bicycle Components

Chris is engaging and makes training not just informative but fun!

Kristen Schoepe
Softgoods Business Analyst, Specialized Bicycle Components

Applying what we’ve learned in the first two days within the product development portion where we would alternate between SM, PO, developers was great stuff and the hands on training made it click for me.
5 thumbs up from me!

Phillip Ploesser
Global – Salesforce Application Architect, Magnit

We asked Chris the tricky questions that we have been struggling with for some time. He took them head-on, giving directly applicable advice and relevant follow-up content for every curve ball we threw at him. Chris focused on the value of the scrum rituals, rather than “do this because the book says so.” The scrum simulation, Once Upon A Scrum, was a fun, frantic exercise that required us to constantly evolve.

Stephen George
Software Engineering Manager, Kenna Security

The hands on exercises were great. The way you used the video conferencing technology made it as effective as in person. Thank you again for the great two days!

Kris Schultz
Director Software Engineering, Kenna Security

Your workshop was the catalyst for a lot of changes here at Motoshop. Everyone is bought into the new process and we’re getting better collaboration, transparency, and teamwork. We’re just a couple of sprints in and still working out the kinks, but it already has been a big improvement!

Bobby Chen
Director of Product Management and Engineering, Motoshop

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

Max Wheeler
Director of Engineering, Microsoft

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

Ron Ho
Program Manager, Spirent

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