Professional ScrumMaster Certification

Scrum has become a standard delivery mechanism for many high performing software teams, but what do Scrum teams actually do differently to other teams?
This course demonstrates how a Scrum team works in terms of applying the principles and best practices of the Scrum methodology.
The course author is a very experienced Scrum coach having worked in various bluechip companies delivering effective Scrum coaching.
This course is designed to prepare you for the Professional ScrumMaster Certification.

Duration: 2 days

Who is it for: The seminar is suitable for anyone involved in software development who wishes to gain an understanding of the Scrum methodology and processes, including software developers, project managers and technical managers.

Layout: The training course combines lectures with practical exercises that help the delegates to put what they have learned on the training course into practice.  The exercises specifically build on what has been recently taught and are built up as the training course progresses.


  • What is Scrum
  • What are the key roles in Scrum
  • What are the main artifacts in Scrum
  • What are the important Scrum practices
  • Estimating and Planning
  • Managing the backlog
  • Responding to change
  • Release and Sprint planning
  • Retrospectives and Demonstrations
  • Effective User Stories
  • The Definition of Done
  • Agile Testing


What is Agile

  • Software Methodologies Contrasted
  • Agile Manifesto
  • Principles of Agile
  • Practices of Agile

What is Scrum

  • Scrum Values
  • Scrum Roles
  • Scrum Artifacts
  • Scrum Ceremonies
  • Identifying a Vision

User Stories

  • Identifying the Users
  • Story structure
  • Acceptance Criteria
  • Definition of Done

Estimating and Planning

  • Relative sizing
  • Planning poker
  • Creating a release plan
  • Creating a sprint plan
  • The importance of velocity

Tracking and Reporting

  • The burndown chart
  • The Kanban board
  • The daily stand up

Sprint Reviews

  • The demonstration
  • The retrospective
  • Outcomes from the retrospective

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