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Description

Professional Scrum Facilitation Skills™ is an interactive course designed to help Scrum practitioners develop a facilitator’s mindset, proficiency in facilitation skills, and learn when and how to select effective techniques for various circumstances. Strong facilitation skills enable better problem-solving, more effective Scrum events and greater team alignment, all leading to better outcomes.

Participants will learn how to become better facilitators to improve interactions with their Scrum Teams, stakeholders and customers. They will focus on how to adopt facilitation as a stance and enable the Scrum Values. Students will address a series of common Scrum-related scenarios by applying several facilitation techniques that they can add to their collection of agile practices. 

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop facilitation skills and a facilitator’s mindset
  • Learn the facilitation principles that experienced facilitators fall back on when interactions are difficult
  • Understand the roles that facilitation principles and the Scrum Values play in enhancing healthy collaboration in Scrum Teams
  • Explore how facilitation can address challenging scenarios most Scrum Teams encounter.
  • Apply facilitation skills and techniques to improve the Scrum events and other interactions.
  • Understand how to encourage diverse perspectives, while bringing the team together to reach decisions.
  • Experience the elements of group dynamics and how they influence the decision-making process.
  • Leave class with a toolbox of facilitation techniques and understand how to apply them in different circumstances.

Prerequisites

Although there are not perquisites to attend this course, participants are encouraged to complete:

  • The Professional Scrum Master (PSM) course
  • Have experience with Scrum

This course is no suitable for professionals with little Scrum knowledge or experience.

Topics Covered

Introduction to Facilitation - principles, techniques and best practices for effective scrum facilitation
Facilitating Scrum Events - facilitating scrum events including, Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review and Sprint Retrospectives
Facilitating Cross-Functional collaboration & Continuous Improvement
Facilitation Tools & techniques - tools and technology that can be used to facilitation Scrum events both locally and in distributed remote teams.

What's Included?

All participants completing the Professional Scrum facilitation course receive a password to take the Professional Scrum Facilitation (PSF) assessment.

Lifetime certification - no annual renewal fee required

Students of Scrum.org courses are able to claim Project Management Institute (PMI) PDU credit: 7 PDUs after attending a one-day Professional Scrum Facilitation (PSF) course. 

Who will benefit?

This course is ideal for:

  • Scrum Masters and any Scrum Team member interested in learning how to use facilitation to enhance their team’s success.
  • Scrum Coaches, Agile Coaches and Consultants

Why Alchemy?

At Alchemy Solutions, we take pride in delivering courses that not only adhere to standard course content but also offer practical insights drawn from extensive real word experience brought by our highly qualified trainers.