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Agile Scrum Master

( Duration: 2 Days )

In Agile Scrum Master training course, you will learn the mastery of Scrum and become a servant leader to take your Scrum team to the next level. You will learn, understand and execute on the three overarching principles behind Scrum: iterative development, self– management, and visibility. This class is perfect for those practicing or wishing to practice the role of the Scrum Master, but is also highly valuable for anyone involved in a Scrum development effort (manager, team members, product manager, etc.).

The Scrum Master is known as a coach, servant leader, facilitator, and sometimes, as the 'bulldozer'. Scrum Masters help provide teams with the things to do their job. A Scrum Master is also responsible for coaching the team to do their best and produce the high quality that the Scrum Masters knows the team is capable of. The Scrum Master is also responsible for helping to remove obstacles or impediments the team may be facing in favor of getting the commitment completed.

This course provides hands-on experience with best practices for incorporating the customer into your daily plan, establish a cadence for the team, the importance that the team plays in the plan, and how much it means to commit to a goal. Lively lectures combined with insightful demonstrations and realistic practice exercises provide you with the competence and confidence to improve the quality of your product. You'll gain a thorough understanding of the challenges faced everyday by the technology team and how you, as a Scrum Master, can help overcome those obstacles.

By attending Agile Scrum Master workshop, delegates will:

  • Learn what really works to help business customers clarify the current state of their business.
  • Understand how to engage your customer for their benefit.
  • Learn how to bridge gaps between business customers and designers, developers, and testers.
  • Understand the process in which your work and your project exists.
  • You get practical, real-world methods for initiating conversations with users to identify and solve business problems.
  • Enhance your relationships with stakeholders and increase their satisfaction.
  • Learn the tips and tricks that have helped other Scrum Masters be successful with their real-world projects.
  • Learn how important empirical process is for your success.

The Agile Scrum Master class is ideal for:

  • Project Managers
  • Team Leaders
  • Systems Architects or Designers
  • IT Managers/Directors
  • Systems or Application Developers
  • Anyone wishing to use their facilitation skills to make their team a success



The Foundations of Agile

  • Setting the Agile Mindset
  • Defining Agile – Not something you "do"
  • Agile Manifesto & Principles
  • The Basic Agile Concepts
  • Being Iterative
  • How to be Incremental
  • Benefits of Iterative and Incremental
  • Empirical and Defined Processes

Scrum Foundations

  • The History of Scrum
  • Nonaka and Takeuchi
  • Other early contributors
  • Timeboxing and the Sprint
  • The Importance of Prioritization
  • Protecting Focus
  • The Definition of "Definition of Done"
  • Sprint Duration
  • "The Picture of Scrum"
  • The Scrum Team and Roles

Actually Doing Scrum

  • Develop the Product Backlog
  • User Stories – The Agile Requirement
  • Story Writing – What is a Story and what does it look like?
  • INVEST – The Bill Wake Acronym
  • Non-User Stories
  • Estimation of a Different Kind
  • Relative Estimating and using Story Points
  • Planning Poker
  • Prioritization and Order of the Product Backlog
  • Methods to Do It
  • Considerations when Prioritizing and Ordering
  • Backlog Refinement – Let's groom the User Stories
  • Plan the Sprint
  • Sprint Planning Meeting
  • Building Tasks, Estimating the Hours, Taking Ownership
  • Making Effective Tasks
  • Task Completeness As It Relates to "Definition of Done"
  • Ensuring Capacity is Just-Right
  • Committing to the Commitment
  • Showing your Plan on the Taskboard
  • Run the Race
  • Daily Scrum Meeting
  • Keeping Up the Taskboard During Execution
  • The Sprint Burndown
  • Team Best Practices
  • Crossing the Finish Line
  • Sprint Review Meeting
  • Showing Completeness with the Taskboard
  • Get Feedback and Improve
  • Sprint Demo
  • The Sprint Retrospective – Inspect & Adapt
  • Plan and Track the Release
  • Team Velocity
  • Release Planning Meeting
  • Release Burndown

Advancing Scrum

  • Review
  • Scrum Values
  • Practices review
  • Roles review
  • Tips for Scrum Masters as…
  • Coach
  • Guide
  • Facilitator
  • Impediment steward
  • Facilitator
  • Change Agent

Advanced Topics

  • Scaling Scrum to Large Organizations
  • Scaling Teams
  • Scaling Forums
  • Product Backlog considerations
  • Distributed Teams
  • Scaling Engineering Practices and Infrastructure Needs

Next Steps

  • Getting Started
  • Team Initial roadmap
  • Low-tech vs. tools

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  • Get jumpstarted from newbie to production ready in a matter of few days
  • Trained more than 50,000 Corporate executives across the Globe
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