Scrum/Agile Training  at Pune and Mumbai

  • This is a 2 day workshop on comprehensive Agile tools, techniques encompassing Best of SCRUM, XP, LEAN and other methodologies.
  • Please Note - The training workshop is common for the certification examinations. PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® as well as PSM
  • PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®  credential awarded by Project Management Institute (PMI)® is is gaining popularity very rapidly and it takes considerable effort and understanding of Agile Methodologies to pass the examination. This training encompasses syllabus prescribed by PMI-ACP® and Professional Scrum Master certifications.
  • PMI-ACP® syllabus is the most comprehensive syllabus available in the industry and this is the best certification available in the industry at this point in time. However, PMI-ACP® requires thorough preparation before you can pass the PMI-ACP® examination
  • The Scrum Master is a foundational certification. The intention of the Scrum Master certification is to get you acquainted with Scrum and Agile.
  • Therefore the Scrum Master syllabus is completely covered in the 2-Day training and candidate can learn beyond the Scrum Master syllabus during the 2-Day training.
  • Amit's Scrum workshop is a comprehensive workshop intended towards "Getting Knowledge" along with passing certification examination.
  • The Exams of Scrum Master and PMI-ACP® are completely different and therefore Amit will guide you for each of the exams separately.
  • It is left to the individuals to decide whether they want to appear for Scrum Master certification or PMI-ACP® certification. Amit will guide candidates on both the certification examinations.

Our Scrum Training Schedules
Agile and Scrum Training in Mumbai - Schedule
Agile and Scrum Training in Pune - Schedule

Amit Kulkarni Scrum Training Videos

Amit Kulkarni on Sprint Planning - MUMBAI Scrum Training

Amit Kulkarni conducting Planning Poker Estimation Exercise - Scrum Training workshop MUMBAI and PUNE

Amit Kulkarni’s video on Backlog Grooming - PUNE scrum Training session

Amit Kulkarni, PMI-ACP, CSM, CSPO, during an Agile workshop MUMBAI and PUNE

Amit in EPMC Agile ‎‎(PMI-ACP)‎‎ Training

PMI-ACP Feedback Videos (Mumbai and Pune Scrum Training Batches)

Feedback from Mumbai January Batch

Feedback from Pune June Batch

EPMC - Agile Feedback from Dharmesh

EPMC - Scrum Agile Training Feedback from Kaushik



Topics Covered in the 2 Day comprehensive workshop on Scrum / Agile (8:30AM to 6:30PM both days) at Pune and Mumbai

180 days access to e-Learning Content to revise the entire comprehensive content after the workshop


SECTION I : Foundation Concepts on Agile
1 Introduction to Agile
1.1 Agile Software Development
1.2 Flex Scope and Fixed Cost/Time
1.3 FIVE Phases of a Agile Project
2 Agile Manifesto
2.1 Agile values
2.2 Agile Principles
3 Agile Development Methodologies
3.1 Scrum
3.2 Lean Management
3.3 Extreme Programming
3.4 DSDM
3.5 Test Driven Development - TDD
3.6 Acceptance Test Driven Development
4 Agile Domains – The Essential skillsets
4.1 Agile Principles and Mindset
4.2 Value Driven Delivery
4.3 Stakeholder Engagement
4.4 Adaptive Planning
4.5 Problem Detection and Resolution
4.6 Continuous Improvements
4.7 Boosting Team Performances
5 Product Development Lifecycle
5.1 Vision
5.2 Agile Charter – The first step in identifying what customer needs
5.3 Product Roadmap
5.4 Minimum Viable Product
5.5 Product Backlog
6 Introduction to Scrum
6.1 Brief History of Scrum
6.2 The Scrum Values
6.3 Empirical Process Control
6.4 Applicability of Scrum
6.5 Timebox
6.6 Release
6.7 Sprint – Iterative and Incremental
6.8 Quality in Scrum
6.9 Participatory Decision Models
7 The Scrum Roles 73
7.1 The Product Owner
7.2 The Scrum Master
7.3 The Development Team
7.4 Why is a Project Manager role redundant in Scrum?
7.5 Specialist Roles
7.6 Distributed Scrum Teams
7.7 Scrum Masters and Product Owners as Situational Leaders
7.8 Fractional Assignments
8 The Scrum Artifacts
8.1 Product Backlog
8.2 Sprint Backlog
8.3 Increment
9 The User Story
9.1 User Story Format
9.2 Splitting User Stories
9.3 Swarming
9.4 Feature
9.5 Minimally Marketable Feature
9.6 Epics
9.7 Themes
9.8 Personas
9.9 Done
10 Scrum Events
10.1 Levels of Planning
10.2 Release Planning Meetings
10.3 Sprint planning meeting
10.4 Daily Scrum meeting
10.5 Sprint Review Meeting
10.6 Sprint Retrospective
10.7 Backlog Refinement (grooming)
10.8 Scrum of Scrums
SECTION III : Tools and Techniques used in A Sprint
11 Requirements Prioritization
11.1 MoSCoW Prioritizing Scheme
11.2 Customer-Valued Prioritization
11.3 Kano Model
11.4 Monopoly Money
11.5 100 Point Method
11.6 Relative Prioritization/Ranking
11.7 Paired Comparison
12 Facilitation Techniques
12.1 Brainstorming
12.2 Nominal group technique
12.3 Idea/mind mapping
12.4 Affinity diagram
12.5 Multicriteria decision analysis
12.6 Agile Games
13 Agile Estimation
13.1 Story Points or Relative Sizing
13.2 Ideal Days / Ideal Time
13.3 Triangulating
13.4 Planning Poker
13.5 Fist of Five
13.6 Wideband Delphi
13.7 Affinity Estimation
13.8 Mute Mapping
13.9 Velocity Based Planning
14 Information Radiators
14.1 Taskboards or Kanban Boards
14.2 Burndown chart
14.3 Burn Up Chart
14.4 Risk Burndown Chart
14.5 Risk Boards
14.6 Control Charts
14.7 Business Value Delivered Chart
14.8 Street Light Information Radiator
14.9 Velocity Charts
14.10 Nico Nico Calendar
14.11 Parking Lot Diagram
15 Wireframes, Prototypes, Simulations, Demonstrations
15.1 Wireframes
15.2 Prototypes, Simulations, Demonstrations
16 Agile Modelling
17 Agile Metrics
17.1 Agile Business Metrics
17.2 Agile Process Metrics
17.3 Agile Project Testing Metrics
18 Agile Earned Value Management
SECTION IV : Lean and Extreme Programming Techniques used during a Sprint
19 Extreme Programming Practices
19.1 Refactoring
19.2 Pair Programming
19.3 Continuous Integration
19.4 System Metaphor
19.5 Spike
19.6 Technical Debt
19.7 Move People Around
19.8 Sustainable pace
19.9 Team Spaces
20 Lean Techniques
20.1 Value Stream Mapping
20.2 Kanban Method
20.3 WIP Limit for Planning and Limiting Work in an Sprint
SECTION V : Other Agile Topics
21 Organizational Theories around Motivation
21.1 McGregor’s Theory of X and Y
21.2 Maslow’s Theory of Hierarchy of Needs
21.3 Motivation Theory by Herzberg
22 Interpersonal Skills
22.1 Communication
22.2 Influencing
22.3 Negotiation
22.4 Networking
22.5 Active Listening
22.6 Leadership
22.7 Team Building
22.8 Motivation
22.9 Coaching
22.10 Trust Building
22.11 Conflict Management
22.12 Self Assessment
23 Process Tailoring, Systems Thinking and Process Analysis
24 Agile Contracting Methods
24.1 DSDM Contract
24.2 Money for Nothing and Change for Free
24.3 Graduated Fixed Price
24.4 Fixed Price Work Packages
25 Failure Modes and Alternatives
25.1 Top 12 Agile Failure Modes
  • Entire Workshop will be a SCRUM SIMULATION so that the participants will actually experience Scrum instead of just learning the theory
  • One case study will be solved for 2 hours and all the finer aspects of SCRUM will be covered