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Scrum Master Training (SMC)

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Scrum is one of the world's most popular agile frameworks used extensively for product development. Scrum allows organizations to quickly adapt to the ever changing business landscape so that companies can stay competitive while delivering maximum value to customers. Scrum enables people to work collaboratively to solve complex business problems. 


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, facilitiates, and teaches Scrum practices to everyone involved in the project; clears impediments for the team; and, ensures that Scrum processes are being followed.


This course introduces topics such as: the Definition of Agile, Agile versus Waterfall approaches, Agile Manifesto, Agile pillars, Metrics, Methods and Techniques; Definition of Scrum, Scrum roles including: Product Owner, Scrum Master, and the Development Team, User Stories, Product and Sprint Backlogs, Estimation Methods, Sprint Rituals including: Daily Sprints, Sprint Planning, Sprint Reviews and Sprint Retrospectives, Time-boxing, Velocity, Information Radiators and Kanban.


This course is useful for those leading or participating in agile initiatives and for IT professionals working in Project Management, Software Development, Testing, Quality Assurance, IT Service Management, Service Owners, Process Owners and Managers and Business Management.


An understanding of project management and related practices is recommended but not mandatory.


The learning objectives for this program include an understanding of:

1. Agile Way of Thinking
1.1. Concepts of Agile and Scrum
1.1.1 Recognize how adaptation to an Agile environment works
1.1.2 Recognize how Agility brings predictability and flexibility
1.1.3 Describe the Agile Manifesto
1.1.4 Recognize parts of the Agile framework such as Pair Programming, Test Driven Development, Continuous Integration, Continuous Refactoring and Collective Code Ownership

2.1 Scrum roles
2.1.1 Explain the Product Owner role
2.1.2 Explain the Scrum Master role
2.1.3 Explain the Development Team role
2.1.4 Recognize the role of a traditional Project Manager

2.2.1 Explain the characteristics of time-boxed events
2.2.2 Explain the characteristics of Sprints
2.2.3 Explain the characteristics of the Daily Scrum
2.2.4 Explain the characteristics of the Sprint Review and the Sprint Retrospective

2.3.1 Explain the characteristics of a good Product and Sprint Backlog
2.3.2 Recognize good User Stories and Backlog Items
2.3.3 Explain how to refine the Product Backlog Items

2.4.1 Explain the importance of a good Definition of Done


CareerSprints currently offers both Classroom Based Training and Virtual Classes. Please email info@careersprints.com for upcoming class dates and for additional questions about the course.

*Early bird registration discounts available.