Scrum Master Certification Training
Duration: 2 days
- Team Members
- Functional Managers
- Project Managers
- Program Managers
- Scrum Masters
- Product Owners
About the Course
This two-day course covers the key components of Scrum and addresses the challenges of adopting an Agile project management approach. Scrum is one of the Agile frameworks that uses simple techniques to increase productivity, delivery and quality. Scrum is an iterative, incremental framework for developing any product or managing any work. Scrum provides a framework which allows teams to deliver a potentially shippable set of functionality every iteration, providing the agility needed to respond to rapidly changing requirements. The Scrum framework constantly challenges its users to focus on improvement, and its Sprints provide the stability to address the ever-changing needs that occur in any project. These characteristics have led to Scrum becoming the most popular method in the world of agile software development.
Course topics include:
- Building a foundation in Agile – What is Agile and how has it changed over the years?
- Exploring why Scrum works, and how it can help your projects
- Applying the Scrum Framework – Using the framework successfully, including principles, roles, rules, and artifacts required
- Developing high-performing teams – Building self-organizing, cross functional teams that work towards shared goals
- Realizing the “Art of Possible” – Fostering your organization to embrace Scrum
- Critical Success Factors for Implementing Scrum – Implementing Scrum while not losing control
Participants receive a course workbook that covers the details of each topic to assist during the course and serve as a tool for future reference and taking action when returning to the workplace. If you would like to purchase this workbook in advance of the class, it is available here on Amazon.
This course includes free access to our Scrum Master Certification Practice Exam. If you are planning to get your Professional Scrum Master certification (PSM 1) from Scrum.org, our 80 question practice exam is a perfect way to prepare. All class participants receive free 90 day access to this practice exam. This industry-recognized certification requires a minimum passing score on the associated rigorous assessment. Scrum.org maintains a public list with everyone holding a PSM I certificate. Microsoft uses the PSM I assessment to validate knowledge as part of its Silver and Gold Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) competencies. This course will meet 14 of the 21 contact hours needed of Agile Project Management Training to be eligible for the PMI-ACP certification or 14 PDUs for PMPs. See our training FAQ for more information. This course can be customized to your organization. Contact us for more information.
About the Instructor, Dan Tousignant, CSP, PSM, PMP, PMI-ACP
Dan is a lifelong project manager and trainer with extensive experience in managing software development projects. Based upon this experience, he has adopted Agile as the primary approach for developing and implementing software. Though the role of the professional project manager is changing dramatically through these approaches, Dan coaches organizations on how to transition project teams and leadership to an Agile environment.
Dan has over 20 years of experience providing world class project management for strategic projects, direct P& L experience managing up to 50 million dollar software development project budgets, experience managing multi-million dollar outsourced software development efforts and strong, demonstrated, results-driven leadership skills including ability to communicate a clear vision, build strong teams, and drive necessary change within organizations. With extensive experience providing coaching and training across industries and the ability to manage relationships at the executive level, Dan knows what it takes to succeed.
Dan holds a Bachelor of Science majoring in Industrial Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and is a Certified Project Management Professional, Professional Scrum Master, PMI Agile Certified Practitioner, Certified Scrum Product Owner, and Certified Professional Scrum Developer.