Agile Scrum Course

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Scrum is gaining popularity as more companies realize the benefits of adopting a more Agile way of working. Many of these companies are using Scrum as their preferred delivery framework. Version One, in their annual Agile survey, found that over 70% of surveyed agile projects are managed using Scrum.


Each participant will leave with a recognised certificate

Skills Gained

Participants in this course will learn about:

  •  The value of the Agile methodology
  • Scrum values and principles
  • Scrum workflow and timebox simulation
  • Sprint Planning, Sprint Review, Retrospective, Daily Stand-up
  • The Scrum roles: Scrum Master, Product Owner, Development Team
  • Principles of Lean
  • Backlog and User Stories
  • Estimating using Story Points and Poker Planning
  • Release Planning and Prioritisation


Some familiarity with Scrum concepts and terminolgy is recommended. Please contact CM Training for further details..


  • Why Scrum works and what it is.
  • Agile Principles & Scrum Overview
  • Agile Principles
  • Lean Principles
  • Process control models
  • Incremental and Iterative product development
  • Shifting the focus on product management
  • Overview of the Scrum process
  • The Team
  • Dedicated cross functional teams
  • Conditions for Self-Organization
  • T-shaped people
  • Product Backlog and User Stories
  • Product backlog characteristics
  • User Stories
  • Getting your first backlog
  • Estimation for Forward planning
  • Why comparative estimation works
  • Planning Poker
  • Product Backlog Items
  • Getting backlog items Ready
  • Slicing User stories
  • Sprint Planning
  • Team capacity
  • Facilitating the sprint planning meeting
  • The Sprint backlog
  • Sprint Burndown chart
  • The Sprint
  • Definition of Done
  • How the team should work in a sprint
  • Tools for the ScrumMaster
  • Sustainable Pace
  • Scrum Roles and Responsibilities
  • The Team and building effective teams
  • ScrumMaster Responsibilities
  • Product Owner Responsibilities
  • The Scrum Project Community
  • What happens to traditional roles in Scrum?
  • Scrum Meetings
  • Reviews
  • Retrospectives
  • Release Planning and Tracking Progress
  • Velocity
  • Release Planning
  • Tracking release progress
  • Scaling Scrum
  • Scrum of Scrums
  • Scaling the product backlog
  • Scaling across a program and business areas
  • Distributed Teams

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