This 2-day course covers the Scrum basics, including the principles and theory underpinning the mechanics, rules, and roles of the Scrum framework. Based on these foundational insights, attendees learn how to use Scrum to optimize value, productivity, and the total cost of ownership of software products. Advanced thinking tools are introduced to support servant-leadership and behavioral shifts, working with people and teams, coaching and facilitation, and addressing the organization.
Students learn through interactive instruction and team-based exercises, and are challenged to think in terms of the Scrum principles to better understand what to do when returning to the workplace.
- Scrum theory and principles
- The Scrum framework: roles, rules, and artifacts
- Done and undone work
- Product delivery with Scrum
- Working with people and teams
- The role of the Scrum Master
- Students will have a clear understanding of the mechanics of Scrum and their coherence from the empirical foundation of Scrum
- Students can act as a Scrum Master for Scrum Teams and stakeholders based on an in-depth understanding of servant-leadership
- Students can effectively start up Scrum or increase its effectiveness if already underway
Who Should Attend
The Professional Scrum Master course is targeted to Scrum Masters, but the lessons are applicable to anyone in a role that supports a software development team’s efficiency, effectiveness, and continual improvement. If you are a leader in the successful use and/or rollout of Scrum in a project or enterprise, this course is likely to be a good fit.
Attendees will be able to make the most of the class if they:
- Have studied the Scrum Guide (required)
- Have taken the Scrum Open (free online assessment)
- Understand the basics of project management
- Understand requirements and requirements decomposition
- Have been on or closely involved with a project that builds or enhances a product
- Have read one of the Scrum books
- Want to know more about how Scrum works, how to use it, and how to implement it in an organization
Assessment & Certification
Upon course completion, attendees have the opportunity to take an online assessment of their skills and earn their Professional Scrum Master I (PSM I) and/or Professional Scrum Master II (PSM II) certification.