Course Description                                                                                                        

Agile Scrum Master: A Practical Approach

This two-day course addresses Scrum Master principles, methodologies, and best practices. The course focuses on Scrum Master roles, planning, techniques, and monitoring with an emphasis on practical application.


This course is suitable for contractors, managers, programmers, testers, product managers, and anyone who is interested in becoming Scrum Master. You will leave with solid understanding of the successes and challenges that occur in a Scrum project.

Course objectives

  • Explain key principles of Agile and the Scrum framework
  • Discuss Agile project roles
  • Describe effective Sprint and release planning
  • Monitor and report during the Scrum process
  • Describe Scrum best practices and challenges

Detailed course outline

Agile Framework

  • Agile Manifesto
  • Th 12 Principles of Agile
  • Predictive vs. Adaptive
  • Waterfall Development Life Cycle
  • Agile Development Methodologies
  • Product Life Cycle
  • Scrum Framework
  • Time-boxing
  • Doing Agile vs. Being Agile

Scrum Roles

  • The Scrum Master
  • Scrum Roles
  • Chickens & Pigs

Scrum Master Planning

  • Planning
  • Product Vision
  • Agile Discovery
  • Sprints & Releases
  • Business Value
  • User Stories Defined
  • Prioritization
  • Sprint Planning
  • Acceptance Testing

Scrum Master Techniques

  • Scrum Framework
  • Sprints
  • Daily Scrum
  • Leadership
  • Team Building: Model for Team Engagement
  • Scrum Master as a Facilitator
  • Scaling Techniques
  • Scrum Master Considerations with Virtual Teams

Monitoring the Scrum Project

  • Scrum Master Roles in Monitoring
  • Monitoring Tools
  • Lifecycle Tracking
  • Managing risk
  • Change Management in Scrum
  • Definition of Done
  • Meetings
  • Closing Sprint Activities

Best Practices & Challenges

  • Best Practices
  • Lesson Summary