Professional Scrum Master

Summary

Acquire the Scrum Master’s skills and knowledge in order to maximize the value and productivity of your team.

This course allows those who wish to apply Scrum to understand its mechanics and implications. 

Duration: 2 days

Target audience: 

The course is primarily intended for those responsible for the successful use or rollout of Scrum in a project or entreprise.

  • Scrum Masters
  • Project Managers
  • People involved in the software development process.

TECHNOCompétences

You can get a preferential rate thanks to TECHNOCompétences, which is offering a subsidy if you register to one of following PSM sessions:

· Montréal: April 27-28

· Sherbrooke: June  8-9.

Eligibility requirements for registering and benefiting from the special rate:

Eligible: Information and communications technology (ICT) organization or non-governmental organization working on IT projects (profit-oriented private enterprises, cooperatives, non-profit organizations)*

*To find out if you are eligible to a subsidy for these courses, please contact Virginie Goyette at 514 840-1237, extension 361.

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Objectives: 

The purpose of the PSM course is to give participants a solid grounding in Scrum and its core principles, from which they can make opportunistic decisions about how to use it best. Participants learn why certain decisions are better than others as well as why some support Agility while others ultimately lead back to a waterfall model. They will also learn how to use Scrum productivity metrics to monitor the results of their decisions and how to optimize those results.

Developers, architects, analysts, project managers, and product managers will learn tips that will help them implement this Agile framework. For people who wish to obtain the Scrum Master certification, this course is a must.

What you will learn: 

  • The theory and principles of Scrum which help with decision making
  • The best ways to use Scrum
  • What you need to get your Scrum Master certification.

Content:

  • Scrum theory
    Why does Scrum work and what are its core principles? How the Scrum principles are different from those of more traditional software development approaches, and what is the impact?
  • Scrum and change
    Scrum is different: what does this mean in regard of my project and my organization? How do I best adopt Scrum given the changes that are expected?
  • Scrum teams
    Scrum teams are self-organizing and cross-functional; this is different from traditional development groups. How do we start with Scrum teams and how do we ensure their success?
  • Scrum planning
    Plan a project and estimate its cost and completion date.
  • Predictability, risk management, and reporting
    Scrum is an empirical process. How can predictions be made, risk be controlled, and progress be tracked using Scrum.
  • Scaling Scrum
    Scrum works great with one team. It also works better than anything else for projects or product releases that involve hundreds or thousands of globally dispersed team members. How is scaling best accomplished using Scrum?

Prerequisites:

  • Have read at least one book on Scrum
  • Have studied the Scrum Guide written by Ken Schwaber and available on scrum.org
  • Understand the basics of project management
  • Understand requirements and their breaking down
  • Have been on or closely involved in a project that builds or enhances a product
  • Want to know more about how Scrum works, how to use it, and how to implement it in an organization.

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Testimonials

Étienne Brouillard
CGI
With this course, I came to realize many things about the experiences in Agile and Scrum projects. And, since I'm working in a business where it's not natural to work in such a way, it will be an interesting challenge to educate the machine...
Wadji Ben Brahim
Desjardins
Very good training! Short, efficient, and straight to the main objective!

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