- The purpose of Scrum and agile working methods.
- What the Scrum framework is, the underlying philosophy from Lean and Agile development, why Scrum works and what the challenges are in implementing Scrum.
- The roles (Scrum Master, Product Owner and Team) work together and what responsibilities and powers each role has.
- How you as a Scrum Master can help the team to constantly grow and improve and become a cross-functional, self-organizing team.
- Why team dynamics is a crucial factor in how well the team will function.
- What a good Product Backlog looks like and how the Product Owner continuously maintains it, so that you can also help the Product Owner to grow.
- Estimating with Story Points, the method that the Team uses to help the Product Owner estimate the content of the Product Backlog.
- Sprint planning, daily meeting (Daily Scrum), demonstration (Sprint Review) and retrospective. You will also learn to handle a number of situations that can occur in a Scrum Masters everyday life.
- How to measure the Team's speed (Velocity) and how to easily use it to do long-term project planning towards a goal (eg a release) several Sprints away.
- The importance of visibility and transparency, and how you can create it using Burndown Charts and Task Boards.
The course is aimed for future Scrum Masters and others who need good knowledge of how the different parts of Scrum work, e.g. project managers, clients, managers, team leaders and developers.
Over the years, we have noticed that those who get the most out of the course are those who have acquired the basic knowledge of Scrum even before the course. We therefore recommend that you have read a book about Scrum before the course, or (if you have less time over) at least read through The Scrum Guide.