The Scrum Master has a key role in Scrum. The role is different to that of a project manager, for example the Scrum Master has no responsibility for planning and controlling projects. Instead, the ScrumMaster supports and encourages the team’s self-organisation and the success of projects by optimising the collaboration between the product owner and development team.

Participants who complete the course and take and pass an online test are awarded the title “Certified ScrumMaster”.

Objectives

The course is, focussed on the role of the ScrumMaster. It will deepen your understanding of the principles and practices of Scrum and the role of managers in an organisation that transitions to Scrum. It will help you to understand the prerequisites for Scrum and the changes in an organisation that are necessary for sustainable success with Scrum.

After the course (in your own time), you will be able to take the Scrum Alliance’s online test. On successful completion of the course and test you will be awarded the title “Certified ScrumMaster” and receive a two-year membership of the Scrum Alliance.

Participants

The course is suitable for everyone who is about to start using Scrum or has already gathered some experience and wants to deepen their understanding of Scrum. The Scrum Master role is the focus of the course – however it is suitable for team members or managers who would like to take their Scrum implementation to the next level.

Professional Development Units

PMI PMPs can claim 14 PDUs for taking part in this course.

This course also satisfies two elements of the Certified Scrum Developer programme “Scrum Introduction” and “Elective”, and is hence suitable for those who wish to become a Certified Scrum Developer® (CSD).

Your Trainer

Simon Roberts MBA is an experienced Scrum coach and Certified Scrum Trainer (CST). He has been using Scrum and helping organisations to adopt Scrum since 2002 and using agile/lightweight methods since the end of the 1990s. He has in-depth experience in introducing and coaching Scrum in large, medium and small organisations.

Contents

The material is divided into modules. During each module, the trainer will guide you through exercises that help you connect the material to your existing experience, learn new concepts and experience the concepts through practice. Questions are welcome at any time.

The following agenda is illustrative. Every group is different so the actual flow and content will vary depend on the needs of the delegates.

Day 1

  • Introduction
  • Lean, Agile and Scrum
    • Agile and Scrum Review and Refresh
    • Fixed vs. Growth Mindset
    • Patterns for Excellent Scrum
  • Agile Facilitation
    • Facilitating Scrum
    • Group Decision Making
    • Active Listening
    • Non-Violent Communication
  • An introduction to Coaching
    • Facilitating, Teaching, Mentoring and Coaching
    • Powerful Questions
    • Coaching Dojo

Day 2

  • Modelling Agile Mindset in Our Language and Behaviour
    • Green List / Red List
  • Service to the Development Team
    • Servant Leadership vs. Traditional Management
    • Agile Engineering Techniques
  • Service to the Product Owner
    • What Support Does the Product Owner Need?
    • Techniques for Stakeholder Management
  • Service to the Organisation
    • Dealing with Impediments: Circles and Soup and The Executive Action Team
    • Why is change hard?
    • Leadership Storytelling

Duration

2 days.

Language

English or German.