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  • Learn the Scrum framework and experience full immersion in iterations
  • Understand how to master Scrum for sustainable Agile software delivery
  • Become certified as Professional Scrum Master I (PSM I) and claim 16 PDU's from PMI

Scrum has become the world-wide standard as an Agile management framework for the delivery of comlex products in a complex environment. No more than in software development this is nowadays applicable and the current project success rates have proven that the current Scrum domination is justified. Adopting Scrum is especially appealing for companies because it's lightweight and simple to execute. Training however is critical because Scrum is also extremely difficult to master.

In this ASM training participants learn the standard Scrum framework with 3 roles, 3 artefacts and 5 events. Because Scrum practices are intensive and require high-discipline, the participants will experience what it means to work in iterations so Scrum becomes more familiar and less hard.

Scrum can be very disruptive and organisations abandoning Scrum are not uncommon. Based on real-life scenarios with Scrum, the participants will become aware what happens when Scrum are dropped (so-called ScrumButs) and what additional (non-Scrum) practices are available to significantly increase the success rate of Scrum projects. These additional practices are from complementary sofware development methods like PRINCE2, Lean Software Deveopment and eXtreme Programming (aka XP).

Finally, this course allows the participant to claim 16 PDU's from PMI and become a certified Professional Scrum Master I (PSM I) by successfully passing an independent assessment at Scrum.org. Scrum.org is the home of Scrum and founded by Ken Schwaber, one of the creators of Scrum.

  Fact Sheet: Agile Scrum Master (ASM) Course
Target Audience

The ASM course is targeted at anyone who is learning, impacted or about to use Scrum which can be:

  • IT people like functional/executive managers, project managers, architects, analysts, developers, testers and PMO staff;
  • Business people like project sponsors, product owners, business managers, analysts and end-users;
  • Customers, software vendors and other stakeholders.

Participants will benefit most if they have basic knowledge of project management, requirement analysis and software development.

Delivery Format

The ASM course is delivered as a 2-day course for classes between 5-18 participants to ensure sufficient interaction and address specific needs.

A unique aspect is that the course itself is run like a Scrum project: all course content is captured in a Product Backlog, delivered in time-boxes and topics are ordered to ensure the participants receive the best value possible. This also reinforces the experience of being in a real Scrum projects that's highly interactive, requires discipline but also energising. Past experiences with this training conducted with Scrum, have proven to be highly successful with participants.

To improve the effectiveness of the training the participants are expected to spent a few hours on self-study. Instructions will be provided prior to, and during the training.

Course Content

Scrum CityThe following topics are covered in detail during this ASM course:

  1. Why Agile Scrum? Provide the Agile context surrounding Scrum and create awareness that Scrum is hard and disruptive but still worth doing as part of a shift to an Agile paradigm;
  2. What is Agile Scrum? Scrum is simple, lightweight and highly effective and the framework "only" consists 3 artefacts, 3 roles and 5 events;
  3. How do I do Scrum? Experience rolling wave plans, product/sprint backlogs, stories, planning poker, burn-down chart, retrospectives and more. This is the Scrum engine and in the course the participants will actually develop and deliver a complex product in a complex environment because only with hands-on experience you'll begin to understand and master Scrum;
  4. Why Scrum succeeds or fails? Although applying Scrum can lead to short-term successes, making Scrum sustainable, transferable and scalable requires additional practices that you need to be aware of;
  5. Professional Scrum Master I (PSM I) certification;
  6. What's next in your Agile journey? Scrum is part of an ongoing Agile journey towards uncovering better ways in delivering software by doing it and helping others to do it.
Knowledge Assessment

Part of completing the ASM course is an independent assessment by Scrum.org and become certified as Professional Scrum Master I (PSM I). This on-line assessment can be taken any time within 14 days after the course, only takes 60 minutes and demonstrates an acceptable level of understanding the Scrum Body of Knowledge. The exam fee is included in the course fee and further instructions to access the on-line assessment will be provided at the end of the course.

Participants have also the possibility to claim 16 PDU's from PMI (Category B).

Next Steps

For course questions, schedules and/or bookings please visit http://www.yellowhouse.net.