Professional Scrum Master, Exam included

Introduction

This course is the first significant update of the Certified Scrum Master (CSM) course that Ken Schwaber introduced and shared in 2002. It explores the mechanics of Scrum, the reasons why it works, and several advanced topics like risk management and optimization of the total cost of ownership that build on Scrum’s underlying Agile principles.

Audience

 This course is primarily intended for those in charge of the successful use or rollout of Scrum in a project or company.

Prerequisites

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

 

  • Learn how and why Scrum works
  • Know how to use Scrum’s productivity indicators
  • Be able to manage risks ans optimize costs

At course completion

After completing this course, participants will be able to:
 
  • Learn how and why Scrum works
  • Know how to use Scrum’s productivity indicators
  • Be able to manage risks ans optimize costs

Course outline

Module1: Scrum Basics
What is Scrum and how has it evolved?

Module 2: Scrum Theory
Why does Scrum work and what are its core principles? How the Scrum principles are different from those of more traditional software development approaches, and what is the impact?

Module 3: Scrum Framework and Meetings
How Scrum theory is implemented using time-boxes, roles, rules and artifacts. How can these be used most effectively

Module 4: Scrum and Change
Scrum is different: what does this mean to my project and my organization? How do I best adopt Scrum given the change that is expected?

Module 5: Scrum and Total Cost of Ownership
A system isn’t just developed; it is also sustained, maintained and enhanced. How is the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of our systems or products measured and optimized?

Module 6: Scrum Teams
Scrum teams are self-organizing and cross-functional; this is different from traditional development groups. How do we start with Scrum teams and how do we ensure their success?

Module 7: Scrum Planning
Plan a project and estimate its cost and completion date. Predictability, Risk Management, and Reporting?Scrum is empirical. How can predictions be made, risk be controlled, and progress be tracked using Scrum.

Module 8: Scaling Scrum
Scrum works great with one team. It also works better than anything else for projects or product releases that involve hundreds or thousands of globally dispersed team members. How is scaling best accomplished using Scrum?