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Scrum has a precise fixed time frame for both planning and manufacturing (Sprint). The success of this approach is largely influenced by team work discipline, habits, organizational culture, and strict compliance with Scrum principles. It is the Scrum Master who also plays the role of a coach, mentor, trainer and facilitator, ensures compliance with Scrum’s values ​​and spreading knowledge in the organization about Agile principles. It helps in removing obstacles that may disrupt the planned course of work and constantly increases the level of maturity of the team and processes related to providing value.

In Scrum, stakeholders / shareholders cooperate with the Scrum team. in particular with the Product Owner, who is responsible for the overall vision of the product. Thanks to short periods of Sprints, the team can flexibly respond to market needs, competitors’ activities or new trends. The product can be released many times during each iteration, which allows for very fast and frequent verification of assumptions with the expectations and level of user satisfaction. As a result, users receive a product that is very compatible with their needs and the Scrum Team is constantly developing (also in business) gaining more and more knowledge about the needs of the recipients of their product. Which in turn contributes to business success and faster return on investment.

The Professional Scrum Master training prepares participants to work as a Scrum Master responsible for the Scrum process and for efficient team work and compliance with Scrum / Agile principles.

“Scrum is like a precise Swiss watch. If you take a cog out of it, you should not be surprised that it indicates the wrong time.”

Jeff Sutherland

  • Length: 2 days
  • Level: Foundation
  • Form: 50% lectures / 50% workshops
  • Enrolment: Training on demand for groups
  • Logistics: At the customer’s premises (on-site) or anywhere else
Sprint Planning is time-boxed to a maximum of eight hours for a one-month Sprint. For shorter Sprints, the event is usually shorter. The Scrum Master ensures that the event takes place and that attendants understand its purpose. The Scrum Master teaches the Scrum Team to keep it within the time-box.
The Sprint Backlog is the set of Product Backlog items selected for the Sprint, plus a plan for delivering the product Increment and realizing the Sprint Goal. The Sprint Backlog is a forecast by the Development Team about what functionality will be in the next Increment and the work needed to deliver that functionality into a “Done” Increment.
The Daily Scrum is a 15-minute time-boxed event for the Development Team. The Daily Scrum is held every day of the Sprint. At it, the Development Team plans work for the next 24 hours. This optimizes team collaboration and performance by inspecting the work since the last Daily Scrum and forecasting upcoming Sprint work. The Daily Scrum is held at the same time and place each day to reduce complexity.
A Sprint Review is held at the end of the Sprint to inspect the Increment and adapt the Product Backlog if needed. During the Sprint Review, the Scrum Team and stakeholders collaborate about what was done in the Sprint. Based on that and any changes to the Product Backlog during the Sprint, attendees collaborate on the next things that could be done to optimize value. This is an informal meeting, not a status meeting, and the presentation of the Increment is intended to elicit feedback and foster collaboration.
The Sprint Retrospective is an opportunity for the Scrum Team to inspect itself and create a plan for improvements to be enacted during the next Sprint. The Sprint Retrospective occurs after the Sprint Review and prior to the next Sprint Planning. This is at most a three-hour meeting for one-month Sprints. For shorter Sprints, the event is usually shorter. The Scrum Master ensures that the event takes place and that attendants understand its purpose.
The Increment is the sum of all the Product Backlog items completed during a Sprint and the value of the increments of all previous Sprints. At the end of a Sprint, the new Increment must be “Done,” which means it must be in useable condition and meet the Scrum Team’s definition of “Done”.
The Product Backlog is an ordered list of everything that is known to be needed in the product. It is the single source of requirements for any changes to be made to the product. The Product Owner is responsible for the Product Backlog, including its content, availability, and ordering.
The Scrum Team consists of a Product Owner, the Development Team, and a Scrum Master. Scrum Teams are self-organizing and cross-functional. Self-organizing teams choose how best to accomplish their work, rather than being directed by others outside the team.
Product Backlog refinement is the act of adding detail, estimates, and order to items in the Product Backlog. This is an ongoing process in which the Product Owner and the Development Team collaborate on the details of Product Backlog items. During Product Backlog refinement, items are reviewed and revised.

Topics Covered

  • Introduction to Agile (in-depth understanding of the Agile Manifesto)
  • Agile and the traditional approach
  • Scrum theory and basics
  • Overview of Scrum elements (Rules, Roles, Artefacts, Events)
  • People, Teams, teams self-organization.
  • Scrum Master – who is he and what is his role in the team
  • Product management in Agile
  • Product development management through value
  • Ways to measure the value delivered
  • Value provided and costs
  • Product Backlog and requirements management
  • Setting priorities
  • Estimation
  • Planning and monitoring the progress of work at Scrum
  • Scaling in Scrum
  • Scrum Master work tools
  • Preparation for the PSM exam

Learners taking this course are:

  • Future and present Scrum Masters
  • Team leaders
  • Members of Scrum teams
  • Project managers preparing for the role of Scrum Master
  • Managers and members of project teams
  • PMO, specialists and managers supervising projects
  • Suppliers whose clients want to switch to an agile project management model
  • Everyone interested in learning the differences between three popular approaches: PRINCE2, PRINCE2 Agile, SAFe, DAD, LeSS, DSDM and Scrum (the trainer is an experienced Agile Coach, certified in these areas)
  • Everyone interested in using Scrum in practice
  • Everyone interested in thorough preparation for the Professional Scrum Master I exam (PSM I)

Learning Goals

Trainer's experience

Numerous case studies are discussed, resulting from the rich, 15 years of international training experience of the trainer and from 10 years of experience in implementing Agile and more than 10 agile / digital transformations.

The training is conducted by the best Polish Agile trainer. As the only Agile Coach in Poland, trainer is certified from all key agile frameworks and methodologies and also certified from the PROSCI method to carry out transformations. Additionally trainer is certified from tools / tests for personality assessment  and communication styles as well as team building and analysis of team strengths and strengths:

Main trainer certifications in the field of Agile:

Main trainer certifications in the field of Change Management / Transformation:

  • PROSCI ADKAR: Methodology, process and tools for carrying out changes in organizations including agile / digital transformations (certified by PROSCI Inc.)

Main trainer certifications in the field of questionnaires / tests / tools for testing personality, competences, strengths of people as well as for conflict management and team building:

  • DISC D3: DISC D3 personality / competence test (DISC / TEAMS / VALUES / BAI) (certified by PeopleKeys).
    • Application: Team building; Building personal self-awareness; Building awareness about communication styles and preferences.
  • SDI: Strength Deployment Inventory (certified by Personal Strengths Publishing).
    • Application: Building team maturity in conflict self-management.
  • MBTI: Myers-Briggs questionnaire (MBTI) to measure human preferences of perceiving the world and making decisions (certified by The Myers & Briggs Foundation).
    • Application: Team building; Building personal self-awareness.
  • BELBIN: BELBIN Team Role Test (certified by BELBIN Associates).
    • Application: Building very efficient and well-coordinated teams created with all necessary competences (and personality traits) to achieve success.

Testimonials

Supporting resources

Newest Scrum Guide 2017 - www.scrumguides.org

The 8 Stances of a Scrum Master Whitepaper 05.2017 by Scrum.org

Scrum Master Trends Report 2019 by Scrum.org

Evidence Based Management Guide 01.2019 by Scrum.org