Scrum Master Certification
9/10/2020 - 9/11/2020


COURSE COST: $995.00

COURSE TIMES: 9:00am - 4:30pm

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Even projects that have solid, well-defined project plans encounter some degree of change and waste. Shifting market conditions, budget cuts, staff restructuring, or any number of influences will disrupt the best plan while contributing to customer dissatisfaction and staff discouragement. Moreover, projects that begin with changing or unclear requirements make it difficult to even establish project expectations.

Scrum is the agile development process that allows teams to deliver usable software periodically throughout the life of the project, absorbing change and new requirements as the project proceeds.

Beginning with the history of agile development and moving through the disciplines promoted by Scrum, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of the Scrum methodology while specifically reviewing the behaviors expected of a ScrumMaster.


Those practicing or looking to practice the art of the ScrumMaster or anyone involved in Scrum (managers, team members, product managers, etc.)
Team members not certified, including business customers, users, or partners, product owners, team members, acting ScrumMasters who are not certified
Those interested in becoming Scrum certified, including project managers, leads, or sponsors, IT managers/directors, business analysts, developers/programmers
PDUS: This course qualifies you for the following PMIŽ Professional Development Units (PDUs):

Leadership = 2
Strategic and Business Management = 2
Technical Project Management = 11


Course Cost does not include the cost of the courseware or exam. This course is subject to a minimum enrollment to run. This course may run as a virtual instructor led course if the course has not met the minimum enrollment. For more information, please contact 207-775-0244 or email:


1. Agile Thinking
How Manufacturing has Influenced Software Development
The Origins of Agile Thinking
The Agile Manifesto
The Complexity of Projects
Theoretical vs. Empirical Processes Overview
The "Iron Triangle" of Project Management

2. The Scrum Framework
The Different Scrum Roles
Chickens and Pigs
Iterative Development vs. Waterfall
Self-Management Concepts
Full Disclosure and Visibility
The Scrum Framework Overview

3. Implementation Considerations
Traditional vs. Agile Methods Overview
Scrum: The Silver Bullet
The Agile Skeleton
A Scrum Launch Checklist

4. Scrum Roles
The Team Member
The Product Owner
The Scrum Master

5. The Scrum Team Explored
The Agile Heart
Bruce Tuckman's Team Life Cycle
Patrick Lencioni's Five Dysfunctions of a Team
Team Ground Rules
Getting Human Resources Involved
The Impact of Project Switching
The MetaScrum
The Scrum of Scrums
The Importance of knowing When Software Is "Done"
Internal Outsourcing

6. Agile Estimating and Planning
Product Backlog Features
Relative Weighted Prioritization
Prioritizing Our Time
User Stories
Relative Effort
Planning Poker and Story Points
Ideal Team Days
Team Capacity
Projecting a Schedule
Why Plan in an Agile Environment?

7. The Product Owner: Extracting Value
The Priority Guide
Product Backlog Refactoring
Productivity Drag Factors
Fixed Price/Date Contracts
Release Management
Earned Value Management

8. The ScrumMaster Explored
The ScrumMaster Aura
Characteristics of a ScrumMaster Candidate
The Difficulties of Being a ScrumMaster
A Day in the Life of a ScrumMaster
The Importance of Listening
Common Sense

9. Meetings and Artifacts Reference Material
A Chart of Scrum Meetings
The Product Backlog
Sprint Planning
The Sprint Backlog
The Sprint
The Daily Scrum
The Sprint Demo/Review
Why Plan?
The Ideal Team Day
Scrum Tools

10. Advanced Considerations and Reference Material
Conflict Management
Different Types of Sprints
The ScrumMaster of the Scrum-of-Scrums
Dispersed Teams
Developing Architecture
Stage Gate/Milestone Driven Development
Inter- and Intra-Project Dependencies
Task Boards, Project Boards
Scrum and CMM, "Traditional" XP