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Certified Agile Scrum Master & Leader

COURSE OVERVIEW

Being Agile, increasing speed to market and delivering value in shorter cycle times is a critical business capability. To achieve these goals organizations are changing their project methods from linear waterfall approaches to iterative methods, which promote adaptive and shorter delivery cycles.

These changing pressures demand a new approach to development, project management approaches and require skilled professionals who understand how to adopt, apply and scale Agile practices. Scrum, the most popular Agile methodology is a framework for developing and sustaining complex products through releases and sprints to productively and creatively enhance product value.

The Scrum Master role is a unique blend of leader, coach, project manager and team captain requiring specific skills and capabilities. This practical 3-day certification course provides students with the critical knowledge and skills needed by professionals whose role it is to facilitate and enable Agile teams and lead Agile transformations. A key factor that makes this course unique is that it goes beyond the concepts of managing the Scrum process to providing students with direction on how to overcome resistance and to manage the organizational change required to A.D.A.P.T. Agile.

  • Build Awareness
  • Develop Desire
  • Develop Ability
  • Promote Agile approaches
  • Transfer Agile into the rest of the organization

This course is designed to provide the knowledge, practice and validation of these critical skills.


LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course is designed as an intermediate level introduction to the core topics associated with the role of an Agile Scrum Master. Specifically, by the end of this course, participants will understand:

  • Concepts of Agile and Scrum including the “Agile way of thinking”
  • Applying Agile to other frameworks such as IT Service Management
  • Managing, coaching and mediating cross-functional teams
  • The Scrum Master relationship to other key roles such as the Product Owner and the Development Team
  • Detailed Scrum Planning, Monitoring and Control
    • Backlog Management
    • Release and Sprint planning
    • User Story Estimation techniques
    • Monitoring of Scrum projects including Burn-down charts, Kanban boards
  • Advanced Scrum concepts including applying and scaling Scrum in large, complex projects and within distributed teams
  • Agile tooling and workspace management
  • Leading Agile adoption and transformation projects


WHO SHOULD ATTEND

This course is applicable to anyone working in the fields of IT and project management particularly those leading projects and development efforts and sponsors looking to understand and introduce an Agile culture.


PREREQUISITES

Knowledge of Scrum terminology is recommended.


EXAM, CERTIFICATION, DESIGNATION & AWARDS

This course prepares participants for the examination leading to the Agile Scrum Master Certificate, granted by EXIN.

  • Exam is offered through EXIN in paper-based or computer-based format
  • Exam is 90 minutes, closed book
  • The exam consists of 40 multiple choice questions
  • A passing score of 65% is required to achieve certification
  • 21 PDUs are awarded


COURSE E-MATERIAL

Material for this course will only be provided as downloadable soft copy files that can be viewed on a variety of devices. Attendees may print a hard copy of the files in whatever format best meets their needs, and can use the files under the Pink Elephant Terms of Use.


WE RECOMMEND

For those participants who are new to Agile, Lean IT and DevOps or looking for an effective framework to drive change initiatives we recommend also taking:


OTHER AGILE COURSE OFFERINGS

For your reference, here is a summary of the Agile courses offered by Pink, together with a brief description and suggested attendees.

COURSE DESCRIPTION WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Agile Scrum Foundation An introductory and general course to understand the fundamentals of Agile, Scrum and related methodologies. Anyone in IT
Certified Agile Scrum Master & Leader The course covers fundamentals and also provides a managerial and leadership perspective on Agile and Scrum and related methodologies. Anyone in IT and especially developers, process owners, project leaders and managers


VIRTUAL COURSES

Many of our courses are available in Virtual format – meaning you just need an internet connection and certain system requirements, details of which will be provided to you, and a comfortable location with minimal distractions to attend.

Virtual courses are presented in two different agenda formats including full day programs from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm ET each day of the course or half day course delivery programs with the student selecting to attend an AM (8:30 am – 12:00 pm ET) or PM (1:30 pm – 5:00 pm ET) course for the duration of the class. When you register for the course you will receive more detailed information.


IN-HOUSE TRAINING

All Pink Elephant’s courses, including this one, can be presented at your location. For more details, contact 1-888-273-PINK or info@pinkelephant.com.

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Fees do not include applicable tax, which is payable for all events presented in Canada.

Course Dates for Certified Agile Scrum Master & Leader
When
Where
How
Course Fee
Jan 29-31, 2018
Web-Based
Virtual Course
USD 1,395.00
Apr 25-27, 2018
Web-Based
Virtual Course
USD 1,395.00