Scrum Master Certified (SMC)

Course Outline

Course Length: 12 hours (2 days)

Overview & Objectives
The Scrum Master Certified course is a collaborative learning experience, including roundtables,
group discussions, team activities and role-plays.

The course also prepares candidates for the Scrum Master Certified (SMC?) certification exam.

What?s Included in this Course
1.    Course Workbook ? Hard Copy or Electronic (Delivered via Microsoft OneNote)
2.    Scrum Body of Knowledge (SBOK?) - The official Scrum text book ? Hard Copy or Electronic
3.    Exams are administered by ScrumStudy? and the cost of the exam is included in the course fee

Objectives
- Assist participants in taking up the role of Scrum Master
- Gain an overview of the Agile principles - the Agile Manifesto
- Gain an understanding of how Scrum differs from traditional project management methods
- Gain an understanding of Scrum core team roles and how they interface with non-core team roles
- Learn how to conduct effective Scrum planning meetings to set the foundation for successful sprints
- Learn the importance of conducting effective Daily Stand-ups
- Appreciate the importance of time-boxed meetings / activities
- Learn how to facilitate and understand the benefits of the Sprint Review and Sprint Retrospective Meetings
- Learn the importance of transparency through artefacts, meetings and information radiators such as Burndown Charts and Scrum boards  
- Learn tips on how to transition your organization to Scrum
- Prepare participants for Scrum Master Certified certification exam

Target Student
This workshop is designed for:
- New Scrum Masters
- New Product Owners
- New Customer Relationship Managers
- Project Managers
- Business Analysts
- Business Unit Owners
- Developers
- Testers
- Project Team Members
- Team Managers
- Team Leads
- Technical Co-ordinators
- Program & Portfolio Managers

Prerequisites
There is much to do in this workshop! It is best that you take the time to complete the pre-work. We estimate that it should take no longer than 30 minutes to complete as it sets a baseline of working knowledge to allow the group to collectively dive right into the workshop activities.
We will send materials out to you 1 week in advance of the workshop via the Hippo-Campus.

Learning Outcomes and Facilitation
Successful completion of this course will enable participants to:
- Explain the agile method and how Scrum relates to agile
- Explain how Scrum differs from traditional project management methods
- Explain the 6 principles and 5 aspects that underpin a Scrum project and how they apply throughout the life of a project
- Understand the responsibilities of core and non-core team roles
- Work effectively as a Scrum Master by having an in-depth understanding of their role, tools and techniques used
- Facilitate effective Scrum meetings ? Sprint Planning Meeting, Daily Stand-ups, Sprint Review and Retrospective Meetings use information radiators such as Burndown Charts and Scrum boards for effective risk management and decision-making
Trainers of this course will use a practical delivery approach to provide participants with a ?hands-on?, multi-faceted and challenging learning experience. Understanding and recall techniques will be used to provide participants with a solid comprehension of Scrum.
Courses are facilitated by our experienced and qualified SCRUMstudy Certified Trainers (SCT?). Courses can be held on-site or at our premises. All courses can be customized to suit your requirements.

Certification
This course prepares candidates to sit the Scrum Master Certified (SMC?) certification exam. Participants may, at the end of this program, register to undertake the proctored online examination which consists of:
-  Multiple choice
- 100 questions per exam
- No negative marks for wrong answers
- 120-minute duration
- Proctored online exam
- Current pass rate: 95%

Workshop Summary
EXPERIENCE 1 ? THE EXPERIENCE BEGINS
Introductions
- Write the first user story - EXPERIENCE
Understand workshop Objectives
- Set expectations and define the workshop experience
Introduction to Scrum Certification Paths
- Scrum Master Certification Exam Overview

EXPERIENCE 2 ? Pre-Course Review
Agile Overview ? EXPERIENCE
- The Need for Agile
- Adaptive Project Management ? a comparison with Waterfall Project Management Methods
The Story of Agile ? The Manifesto, Values, Principles, and Methods ? LEARN
The difference between ?Doing? Agile and ?Being? Agile - LEARN
Waterfall versus Agile (Scrum) ? When to Use and Why to Use ? LEARN
Chapter Retrospective ? EXPERIENCE & LEARN

EXPERIENCE 3 ? A Close Examination of SCRUM PRINCIPLES & ASPECTS
6 SCRUM Principles - Learn
- Empirical Process Control
- Self-Organization
- Collaboration
- Value Based Prioritization
- Time-Boxing
- Iterative Development
5 SCRUM Aspects ? LEARN
- Organization
- Business Justification
- Quality
- Change
- Risk
Chapter Retrospective ? EXPERIENCE

EXPERIENCE 4 ? SCRUM Roles
Scrum Master - LEARN
- Chief Scrum Master
- Program Scrum Master
- Portfolio Scrum Master
- Leadership Styles
Product Owner - LEARN
- Chief Product Owner
- Program Product Owner
- Portfolio Product Owner
Scrum Team ? LEARN / EXPERIENCE
- HR Theories Applied to Scrum
- Team Dynamics
- Maslow?s Hierarchy of Needs
- Team Selection
- Advantages of Cross-Functional Teams
Non-Core Roles ? LEARN
Role Play ? EXPERIENCE
- Scrum Planning
- Daily Stand-up
- Retrospective
Chapter Retrospective - EXPERIENCE

EXPERIENCE 5 ? The SCRUM Lifecycle
SCRUM Workflow - EXPERIENCE
SCRUM Phases and Processes ? LEARN
1. Initiate Phase - LEARN
2. Planning & Estimating Phase - LEARN
3. Implement Phase - LEARN
4. Review and Retrospect Phase
5. Release Phase ? LEARN

EXPERIENCE 6 ? Scaling SCRUM
Scaling SCRUM for Large Projects - LEARN
- Create Large Project Components
- Conduct and Co-ordinate Sprints
- Prepare Large Project Release
Scaling SCRUM for Enterprise Projects - LEARN
- Create Program or Portfolio Components
- Review and Update Scrum Guidance Body
- Create and Groom Prioritized Program or Portfolio Backlog
- Coordinate Program and Portfolio Components
- Retrospect Program or Portfolio Releases
- Chapter Retrospective - EXPERIENCE

EXPERIENCE 7 ? Conducting a SCRUM PROJECT - EXPERIENCE

Training Location

CompuEase Training Classroom
130 Albert Street Suite 801

Ottawa, ON
Canada