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An Introduction to the Scrum Framework Independent Study course

An introduction to the Scrum Framework prepares students to take and pass first level Scrum Master and Scrum Product Owner certifications such as the CSM and CSPO offered by the Scrum Alliance and the PSM I and the PSPO I offered by Scrum.org.

The course consists of five parts. Each part has assigned reading, an optional audio lecture that reenforces the material in the assigned reading, and a quiz that checkes understanding of the material. Students are strongly encouraged to read the material, listen to the lecture, and then take as many iterations of the quiz as necessary to achieve a passing grade.

Cost: $29.95

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An Introduction to the Scrum Framework is a textbook used to train beginners to become Scrum Masters. Its contents are taken from the class materials Fred Fowler used to teach Scrum to more than 300 students worldwide. If a reader reads and understands this book, he or she should be able to pass the PSM I assessment from Scrum.org

This book is written by Frederik M. Fowler, who holds a Doctor of Scrum (DS) certification from Silicon Valley Scrum.com and a Professional Scrum Master level III (PSM III) certification from Scrum.org.

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Introduction to the Scrum Framework online seminar series

These seminars are intended to compliment the Introduction to the Scrum Framework Independent Study materials available on this website. Those materials are divided into five parts, each part oriented around a specific part of the Scrum Framework. Each seminar in this series discusses one of those components.

Each discussion is lead by Fred Fowler. Any student who has signed up for this seminar series may attend any or all of these discussions during a 30 day period. If desired, this period may be extended by paying a small fee.

These discussions occur weekly according to the following schedule:

DayTopic
MondayPart 1
TuesdayPart 2
WednesdayPart 3
ThursdayPart 4
FridayPart 5

All seminars will begin promptly at 5:00pm Pacific time.

Cost: $79.95

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Cost: $14.95

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Advanced Scrum Case Studies describes how to apply the Scrum framework in real world situations. Cases include problems of Agile transformation, onshore-offshore teams, scaled Scrum, cross-team dependencies, cross-functionality, self-management, Scrum mastery, product ownership, Sprint planning, engineering management, road maps and stakeholders. It is useful preparation for advanced Scrum certifications.

This book is taken from case discussions of the Silicon Valley Professional Scrum meetup group. This group is made up of more than 2,000 Scrum practitioners from around the world. It is organized by Frederik M. Fowler, who holds a Doctor of Scrum (DS) certification from Silicon Valley Scrum.com and a Professional Scrum Master level III (PSM III) certification from Scrum.org.

Each case poses a problem to be solved. The problem takes the form of ????Here is a particular scenario. As a Scrum practitioner, how would you deal with it???? Each case is taken from an actual situation encountered by either Fred Fowler or one of the members of the meetup group. The 15 cases presented in the book are taken from the group???s discussions.

The cases involve problems experienced by a variety of types of organizations. Some cases involve major multinational companies and some involve small start-up ventures. For each case the basic challenge facing the organization is described, the applicable parts of the Scrum framework are explained and a recommended strategy is outlined to put the organization on track to solve it???s problem.

This book is not for Scrum ???beginners???. It assumes a basic knowledge of the Scrum framework in order to have the case discussions make sense. It does, however, contain a quick ????refresher???? section listing the roles, artifacts and events that make up the Scrum framework.

For those people who have mastered the basics of Scrum, this book is the key to unlocking advanced mastery of the Scrum framework. In Scrum we learn by doing. This book contains the collective experience of many advanced Scrum professionals. It is well worth the effort to study these cases and learn from them.

Second Level Scrum Independent Study course

Second Level Scrum prepares students to take and pass second level Scrum Master certifications such as the CSP offered by the Scrum Alliance and the PSM II offered by Scrum.org.

The course consists of six parts. Each part has assigned reading, a case to analyze, an optional audio lecture that discusses the case, and a quiz that checks understanding of the material. Students are strongly encouraged to read the material, listen to the lecture, and then take as many iterations of the quiz as necessary to achieve a passing grade.

Cost: $49.95

e-book (pdf)
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Purchase the Advanced Scrum Case Studies - PDF book in electronic form.

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Cost: $9.95

Second Level Scrum online seminar series

These seminars are intended to compliment the Second Level Scrum Independent Study materials available on this website. Those materials are divided into six parts, each part oriented around a specific case involving advanced Scrum concepts. Each seminar in this series discusses one of those cases.

Each discussion is lead by Fred Fowler. Any student who has signed up for this seminar series may attend any or all of these discussions during a 30 day period. If desired, this period may be extended by paying a small fee.

These discussions occur weekly according to the following schedule:

DayCase
MondayCase 1
TuesdayCase 2
WednesdayCase 3
ThursdayCase 4
FridayCase 5
SaturdayCase 6

All seminars will begin promptly at 7:00pm Pacific time.

Cost: $124.95

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Cost: 29.95

e-book (pdf)
$8.95

Purchase the 2nd Level Scrum Exercises book in electronic form (PDF).