Agile Certification Training

Scrum Master

Functional Training

Workshop Overview

Duration:
2 Days

Pre-Requisite:
Any 2 day introduction to Agile such as Agile Whole Team Training

This workshop provides role-specific Scrum Master training that supplements the typical 2-day introduction to Scrum such as the “Agile Whole Team Training” course. After a 2-day Agile course, you’ll be familiar with what Scrum and Agile are.

This workshop gives you a leg up on how to be a great Scrum Master. The workshop primarily consists of hands-on group activities, with more than 20 in all. After this workshop you will be better prepared to support and help to create a high performing Agile Team.

Participants

Anybody that is or will be taking on any of the roles and responsibilities of a Scrum Master which may include:

  • Scrum Masters
  • Program Managers
  • Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Anyone identified as a potential Scrum Master

Typical Topics and Activities

  • “Why do I want to be a Scrum Master?” Includes a skills inventory exercise.
  • Introduction to Agile Maturity
  • Facilitation skills
  • Working with the product owner for iteration planning and backlog grooming and iteration review
  • Energizing retrospectives
  • Rules of engagement
  • Team startup
  • Self-organization

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, attendees should understand:

  • The values and principles of the Agile Manifesto
  • The roles and responsibilities of the Scrum Master
  • What Agile maturity looks like and what it takes to achieve it
  • The concept of emotional intelligence and its importance for Scrum Masters
  • How to discover and increase their active listening ability
  • Improving facilitation skills
  • How to run a great standup
  • Retrospective techniques and best practices to go beyond the typical retrospective including timeline
  • How to help the team, their management, the product owner, other stakeholders and the Scrum Master themselves enable the team to self-organize

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