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Certified SCRUM Master Training Course | Professional Scrum Master level I (PSM I) Certification Preparation

The scrum master is a serious job that’s rooted in leadership.

The scrum master is responsible for ensuring a true scrum process over the course of a project. They hold together the scrum framework, facilitating the process for the organization, product owner and scrum team.

Scrum has been a buzzword since the 1900s and is widely used in the implementation of agile in software development and project management.

With scrum, an organization’s team can address complex adaptive problems, while productively and creatively delivering products of the highest possible value and quality.

The popularity of scrum has soared because it offers a framework for teams that is ready to use. Teams do not need to interpret the Agile Manifesto and related principles themselves. When teams are coming from a traditional background, they have been used to heavy process where they document everything, even if they know it is going to change tomorrow, and a “command and control” culture where they are told what to do by their manager.

The scrum master is the team role responsible for ensuring the team lives agile values and principles and follows the processes and practices that the team agreed they would use.

According to one report 89% of agile users use the scrum approach, where 62% of those polled have an in-house scrum coach and 86% hold a daily scrum meeting.

These statistics show the importance of the scrum master — no scrum team should be without one. The scrum master is the person on the team who is responsible for managing the process, and only the process. They are not involved in the decision-making, but act as a lodestar to guide the team through the scrum process with their experience and expertise.

Not everyone on the team will have the same understanding of scrum, and that’s especially true for teams new to the framework. Without a scrum master promoting and supporting the process, who can help team members understand the theory, practice, rules and values of scrum, the project can flounder and fail.

One way to look at the scrum master is as a servant leader. They’re not part of a hierarchy, barking orders or demanding ROI. Instead, they’re taking a more holistic approach to work, offering service to others while promoting a sense of community and supporting a shared decision-making power.

The responsibilities of this role include:

  • Clearing obstacles
  • Establishing an environment where the team can be effective
  • Addressing team dynamics
  • Ensuring a good relationship between the team and product owner as well as others outside the team
  • Protecting the team from outside interruptions and distractions

Prescribed events are used in scrum to create regularity and to minimize the need for meetings not defined in scrum. All events are time-boxed. Once a Sprint begins, its duration is fixed and cannot be shortened or lengthened.

The remaining events may end whenever the purpose of the event is achieved, ensuring an appropriate amount of time is spent without allowing waste in the process.

CERTIFICATION

Prepare for the Assessment!

The Professional Scrum MasterTM level I (PSM I) is designed for anyone who wishes to validate his or her depth of knowledge of the PictureScrum framework and its application. Those who pass the assessment will receive the industry recognized PSM I Certification to demonstrate their fundamental level of Scrum mastery.

Taking a course helps you to understand the Scrum Guide and how to apply Scrum within Scrum Teams, you have the option to take the PSM I assessment directly. The 2-day Professional Scrum Foundations by Tonex helps to achieve a passing score.

  • The assessment covers topics from multiple Focus Areas defined by the Professional Scrum Competencies.
  • Many questions ask you to think about or interpret the meaning from the Scrum Guide and how you would apply Scrum within a Scrum Team.
  • The PSM I Suggested Reading lists the Focus Areas from which questions may be selected during the assessment.
  • The Scrum Master Learning Path contains many additional resources to help you prepare to take the PSM I Assessment.

COURSE OUTLINE

Introduction to Scrum

  • Scrum History Preview
  • What is Scrum?
  • What is Agile?
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Scrum Life Cycle
  • Agile Manifesto
  • Scrum Foundations
  • Sprint
  • Scrum compared to Waterfall
  • Terminologies used in SCRUM
  • Sprints
  • Timebox
  • Advantages of Timebox
  • Release
  • Daily Scrum
  • User Story
  • Story Card Information
  • Scrum Values
  • Certifications Overview
  • Product Owner: Responsibilities, Authority, Constraints
  • Product Owner: The Team: Responsibilities, Authority, Teamwork & Characteristics.
  • Impact on Traditional Roles.

Applicability of Scrum

  • Product Backlog
  • Sprint Backlog
  • Sprint Planning
  • Sprint Planning
  • Sprint Review
  • Sprint Retrospective
  • Making Retrospectives Effective

Scrum Roles

  • Overview of Scrum Roles
  • ScrumMaster: Responsibilities & Authority
  • Different Roles
  • Product Owner
  • Product Owner Role
  • Scrum Master
  • What Does A Scrum Master Do
  • What The Scrum Master Should Not Do
  • The Team Developers
  • Building A Scrum Team
  • Building Empowered Teams
  • Role Of A Manager
  • A New Role For A Manager
  • Some Specialist Roles You May Want
  • Distributed Scrum Teams
  • Best Practices In Distributed Scrum
  • Target Audience

Scrum Meetings

  • Sprint Planning Meeting
  • Daily Scrum Meeting
  • Sprint Review Meeting
  • Sprint Retrospective Meeting
  • Release Planning Meeting

Scrum Artifacts

  • Product Backlog
  • Product Increment and the Definition of Done
  • Sprint Backlog
  • Burndown Charts

Scrum Integration

  • ScrumMaster Responsibilities and Skills
  • Scrum Simulation
  • Class Retrospective

 

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