Professional Scrum Master Live Virtual Class, Aug 20-21, 2020

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Professional Scrum Master training course is a two-day course that allows experienced practitioners to consolidate their knowledge, learn advanced techniques and share their experiences in leading agile teams. With improved understanding of core scrum principles and empirical process control, delegates learn how to be an effective coach, facilitator and servant leader, whilst understanding the dynamics of team behaviour.

Attending this training includes up to two free attempts at the PSM I assessment, leading to an industry-recognised certification.

Professional Scrum Master Course Content

Theory and First Principles

Delegates explore the uncertainties of software and how an empirical process of regular inspection and adaption is an effective strategy to manage it. We’ll contrast the Scrum approach of frequently refining an imperfect plan, with the traditional approach of anticipating every variable through up-front design, architecture and requirements analysis.

The Scrum Framework

We define and describe the core elements of Scrum and relate them back to agile principles and empiricism:

  • Scrum roles: product owner; development team; scrum master. Focus is placed on the accountabilities of each role and, therefore, great teams are built on a foundation of clear responsibilities.
  • Scrum artefacts: product backlog; sprint backlog; increment. We see how transparency of the situation is the starting point for making effective decisions that lead to productive outcomes.
  • Scrum events: sprint, sprint planning, daily scrum, sprint review, sprint retrospective. We show how each event is designed to allow people to inspect and adapt specific things, and the importance of maintaining focus.
  • Definition of Done: This core concept is explored through a scenario for a life-critical product in a regulated environment and we ask teams to create a definition of done. This raises the question of what to do when items on the definition of done take a long time, or involve external dependencies.

Product Delivery with Scrum

We use a case study for a new product with an established vision and commercial context. Delegates learn a toolbox of techniques used to facilitate as Scrum Masters during product planning and delivery:

  • User story mapping helping stakeholders and product owners to generate a product backlog.
  • Relative sizing with story points to help develop and understand technical implementation and risk.
  • Ordering product backlogs by value; size; return on investment; risk; dependencies; development cohesion.
  • Release planning with velocity and product burndown charts, while agreeing with stakeholders at the start how scope and date changes are managed as the product evolves and new information comes to light.

People and Teams

What motivates commitment to the product, organisation and team? What if you didn’t have to rely on bonuses to drive people towards achieving results? How can you be sure that people are working hard even when you are not checking up on them? We explore a range of tools, techniques and theories designed to help establish healthy team dynamics.

Coaching and Facilitation

Coaching is a key part of the Scrum Master role. As a result, delegates use active listening and open questions to reveal problems and they coach individuals and teams to make a plan to resolve them. We present a simple coaching framework and apply it in an exercise that puts theory into practice.

Professional Scrum Master Outcomes

Delegates, therefore, leave with a comprehensive understanding of the practices and accountabilities of the Scrum Master role, knowing how to get started in fulfilling it. Experienced Scrum masters leave with renewed confidence and a collection of new techniques to try.

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Price: GBP 950

Course Details

Location

Live Virtual Class
 Europe/London
 
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Date

Aug 20, 2020
Aug 21, 2020

More Information

Language: English

Your Professional Scrum TrainerDuncan_Evans_Agility_in_Mind_coach

Duncan is an experienced and qualified Professional Scrum Trainer (PST). He draws on many years of practical experience as an agile project manager and scrum master.   He has a proven track record for delivering high quality products, using these skills to help others build better products as a consultant, coach and trainer.  Duncan has successfully achieved PSMI, PSMII, PSMIII, PSPOI, PSPOII and PST Professional Scrum certificates and is well qualified in making sure that delegates have a thorough understanding of the course material in order to achieve success themselves. Read more of Duncan’s reflective insights into the world of agile coaching and agile training.

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