Scrum Patterns Training

For those who want to guide Scrum adoptions to create awesome organizations that deliver high-value products, Scrum Pattern Course is a 2-day course for putting Scrum framework into practice for successful products, happy customers and highly-effective organizations.

The Scrum Patterns are developed in the field and curated over 10 years by distinguished authors like Jeff Sutherland, James Coplien, Cesario Ramos and many more, they are an indispensable treasure for any skilled Scrum practitioner.

Learn how to build your Scrum Team; your Product Organization and your Value Stream. This course provides Scrum Patterns for you to use in your daily work to grow your Scrum.

Learning objectives

A Scrum Course is an in-depth course on Scrum adoption, based on the book ‘A Scrum Book – The Spirit of the Game’. It provides essential information to understand how to use the patterns in the book. This highly interactive course ensures you are ready to improve your Scrum adoption or to start a new Scrum implementation. The training covers the fundamental Scrum Patterns principles and thinking tools, stories on Scrum adoptions, exercises, and extensive Q&A to ensure we discuss the topics most of interest to the participants.

By Cesario Ramos & James Coplien

Cesario RamosCesario Ramos is a co-author of ‘A Scrum Book’ and a Certified LeSS Trainer and Professional Scrum Trainer at Scrum.org. Cesario works as a management consultant on small and large scale Agile Transformations. In the past, he was an agile consultant at Xebia, CTO at codecentric NL, a product manager at Atos, a hard-core developer and the lead software architect at PANalytical. Over the years Cesario wrote numerous papers on agile development and is the author of the book ‘EMERGENT – Lean & Agile adoption for an innovative workplace’. He is happy to be an active member of the ScrumPloP® community and is a frequent speaker at conferences around the world.

Jim Coplien is the founder of the Pasteur Organizational Patterns project, which was the foundation for the Borland QuatroPro for Windows study that inspired Jeff Sutherland to include daily stand-up meetings in Scrum. This work was also one of the main foundations underlying the organizational principles of Extreme Programming. In a former life Cope is best known for his design and programming books such as Advanced C++, Multi-Paradigm Design, and the pioneering two books of the PLoPD series of edited works. He is also one of the founders of the pattern discipline, and he is the Product Owner for the Scrum patterns effort at ScrumPLoP. His book Organizational Patterns of Agile Software Development

About the book

The book is written over the last 9 years by a mix of practitioners and academia, ranging from the creator of Scrum and Agile Manifesto authors to professors, practitioners, and certified trainers. The authors are from Australia, Japan, USA, Denmark, United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Finland, and Portugal and include the likes of Jeff Sutherland; James O. Coplien; Lachlan Heasman; Mark den Hollander; Cesário Ramos; Esther Vervloed; Neil Harrison; Kiro Harada; Joseph Yoder; June Kim; Alan O’Callaghan; Mike Beedle; Gertrud Bjørnvig; Dina Friis; Ville Reijonen; Gabrielle Benefield; Jens Østergaard; Veli-Pekka Eloranta; Evan Leonard and Ademar Aguiar. All participants of the course get a copy of the book.

Who should attend a Scrum course

A Scrum Course is for anyone who is involved in small or large scale Scrum adoption. Above-average Scrum knowledge is expected and required. This can be achieved by having experience in Scrum transformations, attending a Certified ScrumMaster course, Professional ScrumMaster course and by thoroughly reading Scrum introduction material such as the Scrum Primer and practicing Scrum.

Agenda

In this two day training the following topics are discussed:

  • Scrum Patterns Principles & Fundamentals

    Fundamental Pattern Theory Patterns and Systems Thinking How to use Scrum Pattern Languages & Sequences. How to use Scrum Patterns? Using Scrum Patterns to develop a Scrum Team.

  • Building your Product Organisation

    More Systems Thinking What is a Scrum Product Organization? Using Scrum Patterns to improve your Organization Building a Scrum Master

  • Building Your Value Stream

    A Scrum Value Stream Improving your Value Stream Building a Product Owner Expert Q&A


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LeSS keynote Cesario Ramos

ING – Our Journey towards scaling Agile

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On September 12 2019, we ( Nadine, Joris, Vaishal and Cesario ) provided the keynote at the LeSS conference in Munich. We shared the story about how we improved the Spotify inspired ING model with LeSS. My friend Rowan Bunning was present at the keynote and wrote a super nice summary of the talk. You […]

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How to start an Agile transformation? What are the initial steps? In this article I explain how transformations could be planned using Scrum Patterns and systems thinking. Study Organizational Context Any collaboration with an enterprise starts with an immersion in organizational context using Gemba Walks and Go See approach. Observing how teams work, collaborate and […]

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After 9 years of hard work, we finally have the beta release of our book – A Scrum Book: The Spririt of the Game. Final publication will be in a few months, but the digital version is already available. In October Cesario Ramos & James Coplien will provide a special 2 day training about the […]

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The paper ‘Why Isn’t Your Current Approach to Scaling Agile Working?” written by Cesario Ramos co-authors with Kurt Bittner was recently published on InfoQ. Having trouble scaling your agility? You’re not alone; even organizations who have agile success in isolated pockets have trouble scaling that agility to the broader organization. The challenges express themselves in […]

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What others say

Professional Scrum Master | Jean Kuppers

“Great training. Really enjoyed Cesario’s interactive training methods. He did a great job tailoring the content of the course to the needs of the group.
I can recommend this training to anyone who wants to understand SCRUM beyond just passing the assessment.”

Jean Kuppers

Certified LeSS Practitioner | Diego Callizo

I am so happy I decided to participate in this training!. Cesario is a rare to find Agile Genius. I got tons of value by responding a lot of my old questions.  
I.e. What are the musts in order to facilitate a successful Agile adoption?   

I liked that the training is not based on prescribing roles and structures but mostly on changing the way we understand and think about complex systems. Some of the concepts explained like i.e. system thinking transform the way I understand big scale software development forever.

Diego Callizo

PSPO | Roos Timmermans

De training PSPO gevolgd en heel enthousiast geworden over de mogelijkheden die Agile en scrum bieden voor de ontwikkeling van onze producten.

Roos Timmermans | Unit4

Certified LeSS Practitioner | Wout Jansen

Very usefull and hands-on training; a lot of best practices and many tips and tricks from the real world where discussed by an enthousiastic trainer (Cesario). I feel that I can use LeSS right away in my assignment.

Wout Jansen

Certified LeSS Practitioner | Fabio Frascella

Great content and great teacher, the pace was just perfect and the interaction with the other attendees was priceless.

Fabio Frascella

Independent Agile Coach

Case studies

Large Dutch Bank |Our Journey Towards Agility at Scale

By Cesario Ramos, Mr. X, Ms. Y and Mr. Z. BECAUSE OF LEGAL REASONS I CANNOT USE THE REAL NAME OF THE COMPANY AND PEOPLE(...)

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WHY ISN’T YOUR CURRENT APPROACH TO SCALING AGILITY WORKING?

By Cesario Ramos & Kurt Bittner Having trouble scaling your agility? You’re not alone; even organizations who(...)

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