WGA Agile/Scrum Master Certification

The WGA Agile/Scrum Master Certification course is designed to provide students with the training they need to be an effective Scrum Master. The course will provide a general understanding of the fundamentals of Scrum and how to apply those fundamentals.

Participants will get hands-on experience of executing Scrum through exercises and activities. The first exercise will focus on team building and communication, which are key building blocks of the Scrum process. The second activity takes students through an entire sprint cycle, from backlog grooming to review and retrospective, including planning and daily Scrum stand-ups. This second activity is broken down into phases so proper training can occur just prior to each phase.

Participants can then execute on what they’ve just learned. After each phase, the group will discuss what occurred. The final result of the second activity will be a demonstrable product idea, which will be a simulated pitch to prospective investors. This will function as a review of a sprint. Students will experience the retrospective phase of the Scrum process which will be applied to the activity and to the course itself.

Lastly, students will take a certification test based on all they have learned from the course.

While Scrum is geared toward small teams, it can also be used within large organizations. Students will learn how to apply Scrum to a company/project of any size.

WGA’s Agile Certification course is geared toward individuals looking to become Scrum Masters or be effective team members. However, anyone within a Scrum organization can gain valuable knowledge by taking this course. With completion of the course, participants will be prepared to be an effective Scrum Master, Stakeholder or team member for any Scrum team or Scrum organization.

Participants will learn:

  • What it means to be a Scrum Master
  • Team structure and formation
  • Ideal user story creation and estimation practices
  • Organization/Managerial impacts on self-organizing teams
  • How to plan effectively
  • The importance of Reviews and Retrospectives
  • How to improve team performance and velocity
  • Meetings vs Scrum
  • Scalability
  • Goal/milestone setting

Course outline:

  • Introduction to Agile Scrum
  • Team building activity
  • Team building activity review
  • Scrum Team Roles
  • Team Formation
  • Understanding Vision
  • Part 1 of Sprint Cycle activity
  • Ideal User Story creation
  • Backlog Grooming
  • Part 2 of Sprint Cycle activity
  • Release Planning
  • Sprint Planning
  • Part 3 of Sprint Cycle activity
  • Scrum Day to Day operations
  • Part 4 of Sprint Cycle activity
  • Part 5 of Sprint Cycle activity (Review)
  • Retrospectives – making them productive
  • Part 6 of Sprint Cycle Activity
  • Tools
  • Reporting/Velocity
  • Goals and Milestones
  • Scalability
  • Q & A
  • Course retrospective
  • Certification test

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