Growing Agile: A Coach's Guide to Training Scrum
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Growing Agile: A Coach's Guide to Training Scrum

Forewords by Ron Jeffries and Sharon Bowman

About the Book

Part of the ScrumMaster role is to ensure that everyone on their team is educated about Scrum and to evangelise Scrum to their organisation. Over the past few years we have come across many ScrumMasters who have great intentions of running training but then get bogged down in the planning and preparation and don't ever get round to actually doing it.

We have been training teams in Scrum for about three years. Over the past year we have trained Certified ScrumMaster classes worldwide. During this time we have spent many hours preparing training plans and creating workbooks, flipcharts and slides. Our materials have been continually refined from feedback after each course. All our training uses Training from the Back of the Room principles.

This book is a collection of all of our materials. It will help you plan and deliver interactive, fun Scrum training for anything from a short workshop on a particular topic to a full two-day course. If you buy the book you will also get access to our slides, participant workbook, exercise handouts and training plans.

About the Authors

Karen Greaves
Karen Greaves

I've worked with agile approaches since 2001 when I joined an eXtreme Programming team as their "Onsite customer". After working in a range of roles and companies as an agile coach, trainer, and leader, I now focus on helping individuals, either though one on one coaching, or through books and courses that inspire them to grow their agile and leadership skills. I also work part time as an accreditor for ICAgile helping trainers around the world create engaging learning experiences.

Karen Greaves

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Samantha Laing
Samantha Laing

My passion for agile is lived daily at Growing Agile and Nomad8. My personal motto is ‘be brave’, and I embody this by taking on challenges one small step at a time. On weekends you can find me trail running on a mountain or playing with my mutts.

Samantha Laing

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Table of Contents

    • Foreword by Ron Jeffries
    • Foreword by Sharon Bowman
    • Praise for Growing Agile: A Coach’s Guide to Training Scrum
    • Acknowledgements
    • About the Authors
    • How To Use The Coach’s Guide Series
    • Chapter 1: Introduction
    • Chapter 2: Agenda and Timings
    • Chapter 3: Getting Started
    • Chapter 4: Agile Manifesto
    • Chapter 5: Empirical and Stacey
    • Chapter 6: Question Backlog
    • Chapter 7: Values and Principles
    • Chapter 8: Scrum Framework
    • Chapter 9: Product Backlog
    • Chapter 10: Backlog Grooming
    • Chapter 11: Estimation
    • Chapter 12: Release Planning
    • Chapter 13: Teams
    • Chapter 14: Distributed Scrum
    • Chapter 15: Close Day 1
    • Chapter 16: Recap
    • Chapter 17: Scrum Roles
    • Chapter 18: Sprint Planning 1
    • Chapter 19: Sprint Planning 2
    • Chapter 20: Sprint
    • Chapter 21: Definition of Done
    • Chapter 22: Sprint Review
    • Chapter 23: Sprint Retrospective
    • Chapter 24: Simulation Round 2
    • Chapter 25: Questions and Answers
    • Chapter 26: Quiz
    • Chapter 27: Close Course
  • Appendix
    • Fast Pass
    • Agreements
    • Ball Toss
    • Pair Share
    • Standing Survey
    • Meet a Stranger
    • Pop-Ups
    • Thumb Vote
    • Gallery Walk
    • More Techniques
    • Growing Agile Online Courses
    • Growing Agile Books
    • About Growing Agile

About the Publisher

This book is published on Leanpub by Growing Agile

Growing Agile is a partnership between Karen and Sam focused on helping companies and individuals be agile. We provide coaching, support and training to help you find the right path for your organization. Our goal as a company is as simple as our name – to keep growing agile.

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