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iSQI Scrum Master Pro Online

Overview

Over the past few years, Agile has quickly risen to prominence as organisations strive to realise value quicker by adopting its rapid iterative approach. This internationally certified course is designed to immerse students in the fundamental principles of Scrum, allowing them implement best practice and avoid falling into bad habits that can significantly impact project delivery, quality and cost.

This course provides an understanding of the Scrum philosophy and principles, practical knowledge of Scrum, including roles, meetings and artefacts. It also prepares students to confidently apply Scrum methodology in their organisations as a way of managing issues and roadblocks.

After successfully completing the course, delegates should:

  • Have the tools to effectively work within a Scrum team and environment
  • Recognise, define, and work within the concepts of the Scrum framework
  • Be prepared for the role of Scrum Master in their organisations
  • Assist their organisations in adopting Scrum frameworks and methodologies
  • Have the tools to address, resolve, and take the lead on Scrum issues in their projects
  • Plan, coordinate and run agile projects and sprints.

Who is it for?

The course is suitable for most people involved in either traditional or agile environments, including:

  • Testers, BA’s, Developers and Team Leaders looking to take a step up in their career in Agile;
  • Agile Project Managers looking to formally accredit their skills as a Scrum Master;
  • Project Managers looking to build and adapt their skills for Agile project work.

What's Included

Course Content

  • Origins of Scrum as a Project Management Framework
  • Scrum Methodology
  • User Stories
  • Planning
  • Sprint
  • Review, Retrospective and Enterprise Projects
  • The Scrum Master

The syllabus concentrates on making you an effective Scrum Aster in readiness for your next project and sprint. Key points are based on

  • Understanding Scrum as a lightweight agile project management framework and what the Scrum Master needs to implement and manage the framework to effectively facilitate the team through the Scrum process;
  • Identify the attributes of Scrum, the Scrum values, core practices, artefacts and ceremonies as the Scrum Master needs to understand these key activities to facilitate, guide and mentor teams and help them to become self-managing and self-organising;
  • Recognise the format and content of User Stories and how they are estimated and prioritised in order to coach and mentor the team in producing clear and concise User Stories and Acceptance Criteria;
  • Appreciate Scrum Planning and the importance of planning in the Scrum Process, as the Scrum ‘Master has to understand both the release and sprint planning process so that they can effectively facilitate these meetings and manage progress against plan and consequential risk;
  • Comprehend sprints and the design development and testing within a sprint as the Scrum Master is required to support these processes and be available to remove roadblocks for the team;
  • Know why retrospectives and continuous improvement is important to be incorporated into each sprint.

Please note that delegates receive 3 months access to the course.

More Information

Learning Objectives

This internationally certified course is designed to immerse students in the fundamental principles of Scrum, allowing them implement best practice and avoid falling into bad habits that can significantly impact project delivery, quality and cost.

Pre-requisites

The course is suitable for all people working in agile projects who want to become Agile Scrum Masters overseeing projects and sprints:

  • A basic understanding of the role of IT;
  • A basic understanding of the systems development process

Exam

The Certified Agile Scrum Master Pro exam is designed to evaluate a candidate’s knowledge, understanding and ability to apply concepts included in the syllabus. With this course we offer you a Flex exam, which allows you to decide when and where you write your exam. Whether you prefer to do it immediately after your training or after the fact in your own home.

  • Duration: 60 minutes (15 min time extension for non-native speakers available on request)
  • Type: 40 multiple-choice questions
  • Pass mark: Minimum total score: 65% (26 correct answers)
  • Language: English

Please note that delegates have the option to take the exam as follows:

  • Delegates will be given a Pearson Vue exam voucher to take the exam at a local Pearson Vue test centre (no additional charge for exam); or
  • Remotely proctored – so no need to leave the home (please note that there is an additional fee of £40 + VAT for delegates wishing to have a remote proctored exam). If you would like to take the exam online please complete the booking form for your chosen course commencement date as well as the booking form here in order for us to order an online exam voucher for you.

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