Ag Raise the Terror – a Scrum Business Game

Course Code: RTSCR1SIM



1 Day(s)

Course Type

Private only

Max Delegates


Delivery Style


Face to Face only


Live the Scrum framework in the challenging world of polar salvage

Your gear is packed, the hatches are battened, now it's down to your team to find the HMS Terror, Franklin's ill-fated last command. You'll have to use all your Scrum skills to balance the salvage operation with your secondary commission to carry out important scientific research in the area and return to port before the ice pack sets in.

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Who is this course for

This business game is ideal for teams who are about to implement Scrum or have already and would like to get more familiar with the finer points. No development knowledge is necessary and for maximum effect a good mix of developers, potential Product Owners & budding ScrumMasters should attend.

Purpose of the course

Raise the Terror Business Game places delegates in the role of a Scrum team tasked with finding and retrieving the HMS Terror, while mapping as much of the Arctic Ocean as possible. Throughout the day the team will get first-hand experience of Scrum ceremonies and artefacts and, most importantly, implement a series of three Sprints. Critically, all of these activities will be carried out under the supervision of one of our skilled and Scrum trained facilitators.

You will learn how to

Write effective User Stories
Estimate features using Planning Poker® 
Build & groom Product Backlogs
Plan Sprints using Sprint Backlogs
Hold Daily Scrums
Execute Sprints


A desire to learn more about the Scrum framework.

Benefits for you as an individual

Individuals will learn the importance of Scrum roles, ceremonies and artefacts in an engaging, hands-on way. By the end of the simulation individuals should feel confident in their ability to run projects in a Scrum-aligned manner.

Benefits for your organisation

Teams returning from the simulation will be able to dive into Scrum at the deep-end having practised their skills in a controlled environment. They will understand what value means to the business, and particularly how rapidly releasing features to customers ensures that this is maximised. Vitally, being a business game, Raise the Terror will help to bridge the gap between knowing Scrum and living Scrum.

Scrum Essentials

  • What is Agile?
  • Benefits of Agile
  • Scrum Roles & Responsibilities

Capturing User Requirements

  • User Stories
  • The Product Backlog
  • The Sprint Backlog
  • Refinement


  • Relative Estimating
  • Planning Poker
  • Velocity


  • The Sprint
  • Sprint Reviews
  • Sprint Retrospectives
  • The Daily Scrum
Excellent and informative instruction. Pleased to see some intelligent use of the short time frame to use Agile to resolve our questions.
- Mark Wilson Ramsay, Jaguar Land Rover (Whitley)
The tutors were superb, and I learnt far more than expected, the way the training was tailored was excellent. It far exceeded my expectations.
- Mark Ellison, Jaguar Land Rover (Whitley)
Tim is a fantastic tutor and really brings the content to life. He made us all very relaxed about the next stage of the course.
- Isobel Walker, University Of Birmingham
Excellent course content delivered clearly by Tim - the structure was excellent and the content was memorable because of the excellent delivery
- Rose Hannant
The trainer Tim Finch was brilliant. At first when I did the pre-reading I expected the course to be really dull but he brought the content to life and was…
- Emily Muscat, University Of Birmingham

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