What Is Scrum Training?
Scrum training serves two purposes: to teach the framework’s methodology and to educate about its core beliefs and values.
Scrum is an Agile framework and very different from traditional project management methodologies like Waterfall. Teams are self-organizing and cross-functional with everyone focused on delivering value to the end-user. Because of this, Scrum training is also cultural: students need to learn about and embrace its values and principles.
The four values of Agile are good examples of the shift in mindset that is expected during Scrum training. The four values of Agile are:
- Individuals and interactions over processes and tools
- Working software over comprehensive documentation
- Customer collaboration over contract negotiation
- Responding to change over following a plan
How to get Agile Scrum training
There are a number of pathways in Agile Scrum training:
- On the job: Where an experienced Scrum master coaches new team members. An organization may hire an Agile coach to cover the basics before a project starts
- Self-learning: There are many online courses and communities dedicated to Agile and Scrum
- Certification: Agile Scrum certification is the more structured and formal pathway, with training and assessment leading to certification
Learning the tools used in Scrum
Tools play an important role in a project and Scrum training usually covers ones adopted during ceremonies. An example of this could be a team huddling around a Scrum board and moving Scrum cards around as user stories are discussed and prioritized. Or games played during sprint retrospective meetings.
Training typically doesn’t cover online tools used in Scrum projects. For example, Wrike’s project management features and templates for Agile teamwork. As more people work remotely, digital project management tools are becoming more important. It’s worth becoming familiar with them as part of Agile and Scrum training. Wrike Discover interactive training is a good starting point for this.