Learn advanced techniques to facilitate Scrum events, cultivate team collaboration, and drive agile success.

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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

  • What you will learn:
  • Facilitation skills and a facilitator’s mindset
  • Facilitation principles that experienced facilitators fall back on when interactions are difficult.
  • The roles that facilitation principles and the Scrum Values play in enhancing healthy collaboration in Scrum Teams
  • How facilitation can address challenging scenarios most Scrum Teams encounter
  • How to encourage diverse perspectives, while bringing the team together to reach decisions
  • The elements of group dynamics and how they influence the decision-making process

Prerequisites

Although there are not prerequisites to attend this course, it is recommended that participants:

  • 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

Topics covered during the course are:

  • Introduction to Facilitation
  • Facilitating Scrum Events
  • Facilitating Cross-Functional collaboration & continuous Improvement
  • Facilitation Tools & techniques

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