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Scrum Master Course

This online training course will provide you with the essentials needed to become a successful Scrum Master. Not only are you able to apply your knowledge of the values and practices, but go above and beyond that of typical project managers with complex projects. Rather than taking on an authoritative role in a team, Scrum Masters act as “servant leaders” – someone who guides their teams through all stages of understanding and how to use Scrum framework successfully, thus increasing chances for total success within any project they take part in.

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3  Training Hours
Scrum Master Course
32 On-demand Videos
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Course Description

This online training course will provide you with the essentials needed to become a successful Scrum Master. Not only are you able to apply your knowledge of the values and practices, but go above and beyond that of typical project managers with complex projects. Rather than taking on an authoritative role in a team, Scrum Masters act as “servant leaders” – someone who guides their teams through all stages of understanding and how to use Scrum framework successfully, thus increasing chances for total success within any project they take part in.

What is a Scrum Master?

As the go-to scrum team member, a scrum master is responsible for creating an efficient and flourishing work atmosphere while also instructing teammates in regards to the values and principles of scrum. Driving product vision, product design and software development for optimal product delivery on time! If you are passionate about helping others develop, have excellent emotional intelligence, as well as love working with people then this agile career scrum master job might be perfect for you!

Are you committed to embracing agile software development through Scrum? Look no further! Our ScrumMaster course is designed specifically with you in mind. Our program, not only will you gain an understanding of the basics of the framework and team accountabilities, events, and artifacts; but also how to set your team on path for successful application of Scrum principles. Unlock enhanced potential today – sign up for our online course now!

If you need the resources to become more agile, or if you are adopting scrum and want to serve as a Scrum Master, then our ScrumMaster course is exactly what you need. Through our program, not only will gain an in-depth knowledge of scrum but also learn how it can be applied for optimal success within your team and organization.

What you will learn 

This course teaches students how to become a Scrum Master. A Scrum Master helps project teams properly use Scrum, increasing the likelihood of the project’s overall success. Scrum Masters understand Scrum values, practices, and applications and provide a level of knowledge and expertise above and beyond that of typical project managers. Scrum Masters act as “servant leaders,” helping the rest of the Scrum team work together and learn the Scrum framework.

The Scrum methodology allows a team to self-organize and make changes quickly, in accordance with agile principles. A qualified scrum master will lead these teams and projects to successful completion.

Scrum, an Agile framework has been picking up momentum in creating innovation and improving productivity across organizations. The Scrum Master is integral in guiding Agile projects to success, and a highly effective Scrum team is the key factor for reaching this destination. In this course, you will learn how becoming a ScrumMaster will boost your confidence in implementing the Scrum framework effectively in organizations.

Key Concepts that will be covered

  • Product backlog and product backlog refinement
  • Product Design
  • Sprint retrospective and sprint burndown chart
  • Sprint planning and sprint review

Key Term Knowledge Base: Key Terms Related to Scrum Master Course

Understanding the key terms related to Scrum and Agile methodologies is crucial for anyone aspiring to become a Scrum Master or looking to implement Scrum practices in their organization. These terms form the foundational language of Scrum, enabling better communication, understanding, and implementation of this popular Agile framework. Below is a curated list of essential terms and their definitions.

TermDefinition
ScrumAn Agile framework for managing complex projects, often used in software development. It encourages teamwork, accountability, and iterative progress towards a well-defined goal.
AgileA set of principles for software development under which requirements and solutions evolve through the collaborative effort of self-organizing cross-functional teams.
Scrum MasterA facilitator for an Agile development team who manages the process for how information is exchanged.
Product OwnerThe role in Scrum responsible for defining the features of the product and deciding on release date and content.
SprintA time-boxed period during which specific work has to be completed and made ready for review in Scrum methodology.
Sprint RetrospectiveA meeting held after a Sprint ends, where team members collectively analyze what went well and what didn’t.
Sprint ReviewA meeting at the end of each Sprint to show what was accomplished during the Sprint.
Daily Stand-UpA daily short meeting for the development team to discuss progress and plan the day’s work.
Product BacklogA prioritized list of features, enhancements, and bug fixes required for the product.
Scrum TeamA cross-functional team consisting of a Product Owner, Scrum Master, and developers working together in Scrum methodology.
User StoriesA tool used in Agile software development to capture a description of a software feature from an end-user perspective.
Burndown ChartA visual representation of the work left to do versus time in Agile and Scrum projects.
Scrum BoardA board used to visualize all the work in a given Sprint.
VelocityA measure of the amount of work a team can tackle during a single Sprint.
EpicsLarge bodies of work that can be broken down into smaller tasks (stories) in Agile methodologies.
Scrum CeremoniesMeetings that are essential to Scrum methodology, including Sprint Planning, Daily Stand-Ups, Sprint Reviews, and Sprint Retrospectives.
IncrementThe sum of all the Product Backlog items completed during a Sprint and all previous Sprints.
Definition of DoneA clear and concise list of criteria which must be met before a product increment is considered complete.
Backlog GroomingThe process of adding new user stories to the backlog, re-prioritizing existing stories, and removing stories no longer relevant.
ImpedimentAnything that prevents a team member from performing work as efficiently as possible.
Scrum of ScrumsA technique used to scale Scrum up for multiple teams working on the same product, enabling coordinated progress.
Release PlanningThe process of planning the release of a product in Scrum methodology.
Scrum ValuesCore values of Scrum including Commitment, Courage, Focus, Openness, and Respect.
Scrum ArtifactsKey information that the Scrum team and stakeholders need to be aware of for understanding the product under development, progress, and planning in Scrum framework.
Time-boxingAllocating a fixed time period to an activity in Scrum methodology.
StakeholderA person external to the Scrum team with a specific interest in and knowledge of a product that is being developed by the Scrum team.
Empirical Process ControlA core principle of Scrum based on observation and experimentation.
Scrum GuideThe official guide to Scrum, outlining the framework, roles, events, and artifacts.
Servant LeadershipA leadership philosophy in which the main goal of the leader is to serve. A Scrum Master is a good example of a servant leader.

These terms provide a solid foundation for understanding and working within the Scrum framework.

Frequently Asked Questions About Being A Scrum Master

How do I become a Scrum Master?

To become a Scrum Master, you can start by gaining a good understanding of the Scrum framework and its principles. Consider taking a Scrum Master certification course such as Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) or Professional Scrum Master (PSM). These courses provide in-depth knowledge and help you learn practical skills required to fulfill the Scrum Master role.

What are the responsibilities of a Scrum Master?

A Scrum Master has various responsibilities, including facilitating Scrum events (such as daily stand-ups, sprint planning, and retrospectives), removing impediments that hinder the team’s progress, coaching the team on Scrum practices, and promoting a collaborative and self-organizing team culture.

Is certification necessary to become a Scrum Master?

While certification is not mandatory to become a Scrum Master, it can be beneficial for your career and demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of Scrum. Certification courses provide valuable insights and practical techniques that can enhance your effectiveness as a Scrum Master.

What skills are important for a Scrum Master?

Some important skills for a Scrum Master include strong communication and facilitation skills, the ability to resolve conflicts and foster collaboration, servant leadership, and a good understanding of agile principles and the Scrum framework.

How can I gain practical experience as a Scrum Master?

To gain practical experience, you can look for opportunities to work on agile projects or join organizations that follow Scrum. Additionally, participating in Scrum events, collaborating with experienced Scrum Masters, and seeking mentorship can help you develop your skills and gain valuable experience.

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Course Outline

Become a Scrum Master Course Content

Module 1: Development Methods

  •    Introduction To Scrum Master

  •    Development Methods

Module 2: Agile Manifesto Principles

  •    Agile Manifesto Principles

Module 3: Scrum

  •    Scrum

  •    Scrum Summary

Module 4: Why Scrum

  •    Why Scrum?

Module 5: Scrum-Roles Overview

  •    Scrum - Roles Overview

Module 6: Product Owner

  •    Product Owner

Module 7: Scrum Master

  •    Scrum Master

Module 8: Scrum Team

  •    Scrum Team

Module 9: Scrum Process

  •    Scrum Process

Module 10: Scrum Project Phase

  •    Scrum Project Phase

Module 11: Plan and Estimate

  •    Plan And Estimate

Module 12: Implement

  •    Implement

Module 13: Review and Retrospect

  •    Review And Retrospect

Module 14: Release

  •    Release

Module 15: Project Vision

  •    Project Vision

Module 16: Scrum Master and Stake Holder(s)

  •    Scrum Master And Stake Holders

Module 17: Form Scrum Team

  •    Form Scrum Team

Module 18: Develop Epics

  •    Develop Epics

Module 19: User Stories

  •    User Stories

Module 20: Justifications and Sample Change(s)

  •    Justifications And Sample Changes

Module 21: Creating a Prioritized Backlog

  •    Creating A Prioritized Backlog

Module 22: Conduct Release Planning

  •    Conduct Release Planning

Module 23: Sprints

  •    Sprints

Module 24: Scrum Framework

  •    Scrum Framework - Part 1 Roles

  •    Scrum Framework - Part 2 Ceremonies

  •    Scrum Framework - Part 3 Artifacts

Module 25: Scrum of Scrums

  •    Scrum Of Scrums

Module 26: Scrum Demo

  •    Scrum Demo

Module 27: Review

  •    Review

  •    Outro

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