Scrum.org Launches Professional Scrum with User Experience (PSU) Training Course

New training course teaches Scrum Teams ways to integrate User Experience practices

Boston, February 26, 2019 - Scrum.org, the Home of Scrum, today announced its new Professional Scrum with User Experience™ (PSU) training course. PSU is a 2-day hands-on course where students with some Scrum experience learn how to integrate modern User Experience (UX) and design practices into their way of working in Scrum.

The PSU training course teaches students how to successfully use UX techniques and Scrum together, giving students the opportunity to practice these techniques with cross-functional teams throughout the class.  Students will leave the class with practical tools and practices to best work with their customers and user feedback to deliver higher value to the customer. Scrum.org and its Professional Scrum Trainers created this course with the authors of the book Lean UX, Jeff Gothelf and Joshua Seiden.

“Design work can sometimes feel slow and not well suited to quick agile cadences and Scrum events, but that isn't the case,” said Dave West, CEO and Product Owner, Scrum.org.  “In this class we are bridging the gap between Scrum and UX techniques to help teams align and deliver more value to the customer. We are proud to have worked with Jeff and Josh to create this class, leveraging their expertise, experience and knowledge.”

Students will leave this class understanding how to reconcile UX work with Scrum essentials such as the Definition of "Done", Backlog prioritization and delivering "Done" Increments every Sprint.

When creating this course, we wanted to bring together UX and Scrum in a unified way,” said Joshua Seiden, a veteran designer, long-time member of the UX community, and co-author, Lean UX. “We’ve created this in a way to include UX designers as full-time, collaborative partners on teams rather than relegating them to part-time members of teams. This course will teach students how to incorporate the work that UX designers do into an organization’s process, how to reconcile it with the core tenets of Scrum and how to make Scrum more user-centric.”

Like all Scrum.org courses, the PSU course is taught by licensed Professional Scrum Trainers™(PSTs) around the world, who bring their own style and experience to the courses, while leveraging common materials, allowing students to learn from real experiences in a consistent manner no matter which PST is teaching the course.

“PSU is an excellent training for everyone who works on a product team, as technology teams work better when they’re collaborating across disciplines and specialties,” said Jeff Gothelf, Founder, Gothelf.co and co-author, Lean UX.  “When there are different priorities and types of work within each discipline, it can create silos on teams and inside organizations. This course helps students use the Scrum framework and UX techniques to align their team, focus on value and foster collaboration.”

Public PSU classes are currently being listed on the Scrum.org website here with the number of locations increasing over the coming weeks and private classes for organizations are always available. For the course description and more information visit here. Scrum.org will also be hosting a webinar on April 16 with Jeff Gothelf, Joshua Seiden and PSU Course Stewards Erik Weber and Gary Pedretti, to discuss the new course and the importance of bridging Scrum and UX together. Registration details are available here.

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