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Scrum - Firebrand's training for Scrum.org's Professional Scrum Developer .NET certification



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26/9/2022 (Monday)


Firebrand's accelerated course is designed to prepare you for Scrum.org's Professional Scrum Developer .NET certification exam.

Attaining the Professional Scrum Developer (PSD) .NET certification will enhance a Scrum Development Team's productivity and efficiency.

This course teaches you software development using Scrum and Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) tools. You'll learn how to create useful tools, and how to:

  • Form effective teams
  • Explore and understand “Brownfield” architecture
  • Define quality attributes, acceptance criteria, and “done”
  • Create automated builds
  • Handle software hotfixes
  • Verify existence and removal of bugs
  • Plan releases and sprints
  • Estimate product backlog
  • Create and manage a sprint backlog
  • Hold a sprint review
  • Use Sprint Retrospectives
  • Use emergent architecture to avoid technical debt
  • Use Test Driven Development
  • Setup and leverage continuous integration
  • Decrease testing times, using Test Impact Analysis
  • Use refactoring practices
  • Create and manage test plans and cases
  • Create, run, record, and play back manual tests
  • Setup a branching strategy and branch code
  • Write more maintainable code
  • Identify and eliminate people and process dysfunctions
  • Inspect and improve your team’s software development process


The three areas of knowledge that you'll learn on Firebrand's course:

  • Scrum - practice being part of a Scrum team, and see the core concepts in action. This will help you to practice self-organisation, and how to identify and overcome common Scrum team problems
  • Tools - this course is based on Visual Studio 2010, using either the Visual Studio Scrum 1.0 template or MSF/Agile process template
  • Best practices:
    • Coding - test-driven development, continuous integration and refactoring
    • Architecture - emergent architecture and evolutionary database development
    • Release management - planning, requirements definition, and shipment
    • Quality assurance - defining "done", pair programming, version control and acceptance testing.

Other accelerated training providers rely heavily on lecture and independent self-testing and study.

Effective technical instruction must be highly varied and interactive to keep attention levels high, promote camaraderie and teamwork between the students and instructor, and solidify knowledge through hands-on learning.

Firebrand Training provides instruction to meet every learning need:

  • Intensive group instruction
  • One-on-one instruction attention
  • Hands-on labs
  • Lab partner and group exercises
  • Question and answer drills
  • Independent study


On this Firebrand course, you'll learn:

Module 1: Introduction

  • Scrum and the PSD
  • Agenda
  • Logistics
  • Team formation
  • Review and Retrospective

Module 2: Visual Studio Scrum

  • Mapping Scrum to Visual Studio 2010
  • Comparing MSF/Agile and Visual Studio Scrum
  • Product Backlog Item work item type
  • Task work item type
  • Bug work item type
  • Test Case work item type
  • Queries and Reports
  • Supporting common Scrum activities
  • Demonstration and simulation
  • Review and Retrospective

Module 3: Case Study

  • Introduction to the case study
  • Downloading the source code, build, and exploring the application
  • Defining the product’s quality attributes
  • Defining “done”
  • Filing effective bug reports
  • In-Sprint vs. Out-of-Sprint bugs
  • Using Architecture Explorer to visualise and explore
  • Review and Retrospective

Module 4: Planning

  • Release planning
  • Grooming the Product Backlog
  • Product Backlog items estimation
  • Acceptance criteria
  • Spring Backlog
  • Review and Retrospective

Module 5: Emergent Architecture

  • Architecture and Scrum
  • Emergent architecture
  • Principles, patterns, and practices
  • Visual Studio 2010 modelling tools
  • UML and layer diagrams
  • SPRINT 1
  • Review and Retrospective

Module 6: Test-Driven Development

  • What is a unit test and why we care
  • Continuous Integration (CI) using Team Foundation Build
  • Test Driven Development (TDD)
  • Covering Code, Re-factoring, and Test Impact Analysis
  • SPRINT 2
  • Review and Retrospective

Module 7: Ship It

  • Acceptance testing in Visual Studio 2010
  • Microsoft Test Manager
  • Test case management
  • Maintaining tests
  • Branching and merging
  • SPRINT 3
  • Review and Retrospective

Module 8: Overcoming Dysfunction

  • Becoming a high-performing development team
  • Development team challenges and how to overcome them
  • Flaccid Scrum and ScrumButs
  • Inspecting, adapting, and being transparent
  • Working with challenging Scrum Masters
  • Working with challenging Product Owners and Stakeholders
  • Course Review and Retrospective

Exam Track

You'll sit the following exam:

  • Professional Scrum Developer I .NET

The Professional Scrum Developer .NET assessment tests your knowledge on software development, using Scrum on Visual Studio 2010.

What's Included


  • Firebrand's own Scrum .NET courseware

Your accelerated course includes:

  • Accommodation *
  • Meals, unlimited snacks, beverages, tea and coffee *
  • On-site exams **
  • Exam vouchers **
  • Practice tests **
  • Certification Guarantee ***
  • Courseware
  • Up-to 12 hours of instructor-led training each day
  • 24-hour lab access
  • Digital courseware **
  • * For residential training only. Doesn't apply for online courses
  • ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track or speak with our experts
  • *** Pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)


This course is suitable for any member of a software development team. You may be a programmer, architect, database developer, tester etc. Product owners, Scrum Masters, and other stakeholders are welcome too.

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites? Don’t worry. Your training consultant will discuss your background with you to understand if this course is right for you.


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