Agile Practitioner - Advanced Scrum Master

60 Ratings

Course Number: AGL-164

Duration: 2 days (13 hours)

Format: Live, hands-on

Advanced Scrum Master Training Overview

This advanced course examines some of the more challenging Agile topics facing teams and servant leaders in today’s business landscape. Discussion and lab work will include relevant leadership theories and practical application, organizational and team dynamics as well as pragmatic approaches to keeping Scrum practices fresh and relevant through the process of continuous improvement. Participants will take their Scrum Master skills to the next level while developing potential solutions to the challenges that their teams are facing with like-minded individuals in this highly interactive workshop.

To ensure relevant and profitable learning occurs, attendees will kick off this course by brainstorming many of the real-world issues they face daily as members of an Agile organization. The course then explores a multitude of topics surrounding the Scrum Master role, allowing ample time to discuss potential solutions for the mentioned challenges and areas of concern. The course concludes with a retrospective, providing the next steps servant leaders need to guide their teams to higher levels of performance.

Location and Pricing

Accelebrate offers instructor-led enterprise training for groups of 3 or more online or at your site. Most Accelebrate classes can be flexibly scheduled for your group, including delivery in half-day segments across a week or set of weeks. To receive a customized proposal and price quote for private corporate training on-site or online, please contact us.

Objectives

  • Learn how to more effectively and efficiently find and remove problems
  • Explore tools and techniques to help guide teams to higher levels of performance
  • Discover and examine potential solutions to your greatest challenges
  • Explore methods to motivate your team, keeping them fresh sprint after sprint
  • Learn how to manage thorny communications issues, conflict, and more
  • Examine how to encourage and integrate value-driven practices throughout the organization

Prerequisites

Students should have taken Accelebrate's Agile Practitioner course or have the equivalent experience. A minimum of six months’ experience working on an Agile team is suggested. 

Outline

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Individual and Team Challenges
Agile Principles Debate
Communications, Facilitation, and Conflict
  • Communications
  • Facilitation
  • Conflict Management
Self-Organizing and High-Performing Teams – What Do They Really Mean?
  • Self-Organizing Characteristics
  • How to Drive Self-Organizing Teams?
  • Tuning to High Performance
  • How to Crash Self-Organization and High Performance?
  • Growing New Teams
  • Distributed Teams
  • Integrating External Contractors
Assessing Team Health
  • Metrics – What Do They Mean?
  • Maturity Models
  • Getting to The Truth
Architecting the Team Approach
  • Past Results – Future Actions
  • Turning the Team Loose
  • Accountability
The Product Backlog – Common Problems and Fixes
  • Common Problems – Potential Solutions
  • Coaching the Product Owner
  • Coaching the Team
Sprint Planning – Getting It Right
  • Common Problems – Potential Solutions
  • Be Prepared
  • Facilitating the Sprint Planning Meeting
  • Distributed Sprint Planning
  • Coordinating with a Waterfall Team
Effective Retrospectives
  • Flat Retrospectives
  • Getting More out of Retrospectives
  • The Improvement Backlog
  • Following Through and Developing Momentum for Success
Lean Thinking and Development Process Improvement
  • Thinking Lean to Eliminate Waste
  • Identifying Opportunities to Eliminate Rework
Driving Organizational Transformation
  • Cultural Transformation
  • Change Management – Project Minded Agile Transformation
Developing Your Coaching Skills
  • Agile Coaching Styles
  • Climbing the Shu-Ha-Ri Ladder of Attainment
  • Practicing Servant Leadership
Final Retrospective
  • Next Few Steps
  • Down the Road

Training Materials:

All attendees receive comprehensive courseware.

Software Requirements:

For in-person deliveries, attendees do not need computers for this course. We will provide full classroom setup instructions that will include seating in small groups, with supplies such as flipcharts, sticky notes, markers, and pens for the attendees and a projector and Internet connection for the instructor's laptop.

Online deliveries for this interactive training will use an online meeting platform (such as Zoom, WebEx, GoTo, or Teams) to have face-to-face contact online, including use of breakout rooms for group activities.



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