Virtual Certified ScrumMaster

The Certified ScrumMaster Course introduces the concepts of Agile project leadership using the Scrum methodology. This course will teach students how to plan and run Sprint Planning Meetings, daily Scrum Meetings, Sprint Reviews, Sprint Retrospectives, and more.

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Daily Live Class Attendance

During these sessions, there will be live discussions and group exercises facilitated by your instructor via Zoom. Zoom is an easy to use online meeting and video conferencing software and you’ll receive full instructions about how to join your online class after you register.

Daily Self-Study about ~3 Hour of Videos

Before each live class, you will receive some videos to watch for that specific class. You will need to watch those videos before you attend the live class so you are prepared to discuss them.

The course format consists of multiple lecture topics, group exercises, and group discussion. Ample time will be devoted to the analysis of the “real-world” industry experiences of the ScrumMaster Course instructor based on case study examples and his experience managing Agile projects and coaching Scrum teams.

The Scrum Field Guide

Attendees in the US will receive a free copy of Mitch Lacey’s book, The Scrum Field Guide: Agile Advice for Your First Year. The physical copy will be mailed to you.

The Scrum Field Guide The Scrum Field Guide

CSM Exam Fee and Scrum Alliance Membership Included

At the end of this course, successful participants will be eligible to take the Scrum Alliance Certified ScrumMaster exam, a multiple-choice online test that starts you on your journey to a successful transformation. Additionally, you will receive a complimentary two-year membership to the Scrum Alliance, which provides you discounts to Scrum Gatherings, allows you access to member-only content such as past Gathering videos, and more.

Course Outline

  • Overview of Agile - Gain a deep understanding of how the Agile Manifesto came about, when and when not to use agile methods and what it means to be an agile team.
  • Roles in Scrum - What is the job of the ScrumMaster? How about the Product Owner and the Team? Learn deep insights into these roles and how they work collaboratively together.
  • The Impacts of Multitasking - We take a journey through the world of multitasking to really understand the negative impacts it brings to teams.
  • The Product Backlog - The Product Backlog is the key to any successful Scrum team. We will explore what comprises a good Product Backlog, techniques for managing it and what happens when it goes unattended.
  • Sprinting - In this part of the course, we dive deep into the components of a well assembled Sprint Backlog, what it really means to be done, abnormal terminations and how to decide on Sprint length.
  • Release Planning - Release planning is a core component of good project management. This does not change with Scrum. We will explore how to build a release plan and estimate when the work will be delivered.
  • Scaling Scrum to the Enterprise - Not all teams are in the same office, let alone the same building. We will look at how companies have successfully scaled Scrum to work in the enterprise.

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