Agile Coaching and Scrum Master Program

"Thriving in today’s marketplace frequently depends on making a transformation to become more agile." Scott M. Graffius's Agile Transformation

Scrum is a simple process framework that empowers people to higher performance, where management take a less directive and a more leadership-based role, supporting small multi-disciplined teams and removing anything that stands in their way.

Scrum Master Certified (SMC®) professionals are facilitators who ensure that the Scrum Team is provided with an environment conducive to completing the project successfully. The Scrum Master guides, facilitates, and teaches Scrum practises to everyone involved in the project; clears impediments for the team; and, ensures that Scrum processes are being followed.

Successful candidates will be awarded the Scrum Master Certified (SMC®) certification after passing the certification exam.

Agile and Lean thinking has delivered a paradigm shift in how individuals collaborate, communicate and operate to deliver solutions that meet customer needs and business goals. Agile requires an "all in" mindset from both business and technology where all individuals work together to deliver business value in the form of working software.

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Module 1 - Agile and Scrum Overview

    • What is agile?

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    • Why adopt agile?

    • The agile manifesto

    • 12 Principles of the agile software development

    • Agile Methodologies and Frameworks

    • Scrum Overview

    • Professional Experience and Summary

    • Test your learning

  • 2

    Module 2: Scrum Roles

    • Scrum Roles

    • The Product Owner

    • The Scrum Master

    • The Scrum Team

    • Advantages of Cross-Functional Teams

    • Test your learning

  • 3

    Module 3: Planning in Scrum

    • Requirements explained

    • Scrum Flow

    • Requirements in Scrum

    • User Stories

    • Acceptance Criteria

    • INVEST criteria for good user stories

    • Backlog prioritisation factors

    • Prioritisation techniques

    • Definition of Done

    • Requirements estimation

    • MoSCoW Prioritisation

    • Burndown and Velocity

    • Risk

    • Information Radiators

    • Test your learning

  • 4

    Module 4: Sprint Planning

    • Sprint Planning

    • Test your learning

  • 5

    Module 5: Implementation of Scrum

    • Daily Stand-Up Meeting

    • Sprint Review Meeting

    • Sprint Retrospective Meeting

    • Product Backlog Grooming

    • Test your learning

  • 6

    IceBreaker/Warm-Up Games

    • Interview an Expert

    • Think It then Ink It

    • Cardinal Directions

    • Warm Up Retrospectives

  • 7

    Drawing/Visualization Games

    • Draw Toast

    • Squiggle Birds

    • Draw the Problem

    • How Visualization Helped a Team Deliver More Value

  • 8

    Brainstorming Techniques

    • About Brainstorming

    • Structured Brainstorming

    • Unstructured Brainstorming

    • Idea Cards

    • Brainwriting 6-3-5

    • Angel's Advocate

  • 9

    Consensus Building

    • What is Consensus Building

    • Thumbs

    • Fist-to-Five

    • Dot Voting

    • Affinity Process

    • Consensus Workshop

  • 10

    Product Definition/Visioning Games

    • Product Definition Excercise

    • Agile Inception Deck

    • Inception Kick Off

    • Roadmapping

    • Sketching for Understanding

    • Innovation Generator

  • 11

    Prioritization Games

    • 100 Hundred Dollar Test

    • 20/20 Vision

    • Forced Ranking

    • 35

  • 12

    Lean Games

    • Lean Coffee

    • Marshmallow Challenge

  • 13

    Reflection/Change

    • Agile Self Assessment Game

  • 14

    Next steps

    • Congrats! Here's what's next...

    • More resources for you

    • Before you go...

Pricing Information

For this online course, you will have access to the online course, followed by the certification examination proctored by ScrumStudy. You will also be granted access to our communities of practices where we share career information, networking, provide coaching and mentoring from time to time, at no extra cost.

FAQ

  • Who can become a Scrum Master?

    Servant leader, with an ability to facilitate and lead a cross-functional team of individuals to achieve set goals. You should be comfortable with serving team members by removing impediments, provide leadership and an effective communicator.

  • Do I get an accreditation by taking this course?

    Yes, you will will be awarded the Scrum Master Certified accreditation upon successfully passing the certification exam.

  • Do you have a community of practice where I can ask questions and get support?

    Yes, we do. Our online communities of practice have benefitted our members mostly at WayMaker Digital. We have existing platforms on our website, slack, and WhatsApp; where our delegates can discuss day to day, sharing practical ideas and ask question on career growth and development. Our membership boasts of Agile Business Analysts, Delivery Managers, Designers, Scrum Masters, Product Managers, Project Managers, Product Owners, Software Developers, Solution Architects, Testers and many more.

  • What level of support do you provide?

    We support all our delegates to achieve career success. We provide ongoing support (through the Community), CV branding, LinkedIn profile optimization, work reference, one-to-one mentoring and so many others.

  • How do I get the SMC™ Certification?

    WayMaker Learning will provide you with access to an online platform (immediately you order this course with the Exam+Certification option), where you can quickly refresh your knowledge of Scrum and also take the exam. Exam Format: Multiple choice, 140 questions per exam, No negative marks for wrong answers, 180 minutes duration, Proctored online exam, Current pass rate: 93%.

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“A ScrumMaster who takes teams beyond getting agile practices up and running into their deliberate and joyful pursuit of high performance is an agile coach.” ― Lyssa Adkins

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