Scrum the Toyota Way (FL-M2)

Scrum the Toyota Way (FL-M2)


Description of Course

The Scrum the Toyota Way (FL-M2) master’s course is a continuation of the content learned in the Flow Thinking Advanced Course (FL-A1). This course provides an introduction to lean and scrum techniques, based on the award-winning course Nigel Thurlow created for Toyota.

The Scrum the Toyota Way course brings together Lean and Agile disciplines in a unique way. Participants will learn Scrum the way the creators intended it to be taught along with learning the roots of the Toyota Production System – the tools and techniques that make Toyota the ‘Gold’ standard in Lean.

Participants will learn how Toyota implements Scrum. Participants will learn to apply systems thinking concepts, lean tools and behaviors, the Scrum framework, and other Agile techniques. This course does not provide a one-size-fits-all approach, it’s just deep learning of Scrum coupled with many of the patterns used by some of the best Agile teams in the world.

Participants can learn how to use Scrum to build amazing teams and create an environment for success. In this course, participants will be able to apply Toyota’s thinking and tools to enable greater agility and to deliver Customer 1st value.

Duration of Training

The Scrum the Toyota Way (FL-M2) master’s course requires 16 hours of training and can be taken as a two-day in-person training session, an online live virtual class, or as an asynchronous self-paced online training using The Flow System’s learning management system (LMS). This course can be taught publicly or privately to any organization.

Participants must complete the training before receiving a code allowing them to take the Scrum the Toyota Way (FL-M2) assessment for accreditation. The fee for the assessment is included in the course fee for training attendees.

At the master’s level, participants will demonstrate an ability to apply the new knowledge and complete an online assessment. The master’s level courses’ application portion will be reviewed by peers and industry experts in their chosen field.

Participants who attend the training will have two attempts at the Scrum the Toyota Way (FL-M2) assessment. Participants who wish to forgo the training and jump straight to the assessment may do so but must first buy a code and will only have one attempt as opposed to two for people taking the training. You can buy a code below by clicking ‘Take Assessment.’

Objectives of Course

Participants who participate in this unique course will learn a common language and knowledge base around the Scrum framework, gaining the ability to begin practicing Scrum or to interact with other teams utilizing Scrum approaches.

Participants will gain a deep understanding of the Toyota Productions System and how Toyota’s DNA is deeply intertwined with Scrum and Agile. Participants will learn how to identify non-value-added work and how to optimize product flow. Upon completion, participants will have a better understanding of the following concepts:

  • Describe the basics of Lean, Scrum, and Value.
  • Differentiate between Scrum and Waterfall.
  • Explain the Scrum Framework.
  • Develop a definition of done.
  • Apply a definition of ready.
  • Explain how to use Scrum for product development.
  • Describe how to build effective Scrum teams.
  • Explain the roles, artifacts, values, and events of Scrum.
  • Describe how PDCA, Scrum, and empiricism are related.
  • Describe the components of the Toyota Production System & the Toyota Way.
  • Explain how to us Scrum in fixed-price projects.
  • Develop a product backlog and user stories.
  • Exhibit the ability to manage a product backlog.
  • Story Mapping and Backlog Refinement Techniques
  • Develop a Value Stream Map.
  • Exhibit how to apply estimation techniques.
  • Describe Agile budgeting techniques.
  • Describe planning and forecasting techniques.

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