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Agile Practitioner - Advanced Scrum Master

AGL-164 (2 Days)

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Scrum 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

Most Accelebrate courses are delivered as private, customized, on-site training at our clients' locations worldwide for groups of 3 or more attendees and are custom tailored to their specific needs. Please visit our client list to see organizations for whom we have delivered private in-house training. These courses can also be delivered as live, private online classes for groups that are geographically dispersed or wish to save on the instructor's or students' travel expenses. To receive a customized proposal and price quote for private training at your site or online, please contact us.

Scrum Training Objectives

All students will:

  • 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

Scrum Training 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
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Lecture percentage

50%

Lecture/Demo

Lab percentage

50%

Lab

Course Number:

AGL-164

Duration:

2 Days

Prerequisites:

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

Training Materials:

All attendees receive comprehensive courseware.

Software Requirements:

No software is required. Students should be seated in pods of 3 or 4, with a notebook and pen for each student. Each pod should have a flipchart with multiple colors of markers. The instructor will require connectivity for her/his laptop to a projection system and Internet.

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