This series of workshops are designed to help new and seasoned Scrum Masters learn how to successfully lead high performing Agile teams, adopt a value delivery based approach and coach for continuous improvement.

You will learn the target competencies and what 'good' looks like for being an effective Scrum Master. You'll also complete an assessment of your current skills and build a growth plan.

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Workshop Duration

6 half day workshops

Facilitation Method

On-site or Virtual Delivery Available

  • Review the basics of agile specific to the SM role
  • Take a deeper dive into the SM role
  • Assess your SM strength & growth opportunities
  • Learn how to build and lead high performing teams
  • Learn what metrics to track (ex. Speed to Market and Quality) and how to leverage data to enable Continuous Improvement.
  • Learn how to support Release Management and resolve impediments
  • Understand Agile Planning & Estimation Techniques
  • Learn Effective Communication and Facilitation Skills
Scrum Master Radar

Module 1: Fundamentals of Agile & SM Role

  • Agile Overview, Values and Principles
  • Scrum framework in Detail
  • Scrum Roles, Artifacts, and Ceremonies
  • Kanban Framework and Principles
  • Agile Scaling Frameworks (ex. SAFe)
  • Building and Managing Cross-functional Teams
  • Scrum Master Roles and Responsibilities

Module 2: Team Foundation

  • Tuckman Model
  • Team Charter (Purpose, Norms, Stakeholders, Definition of Done, Definition of Ready) etc.)
  • Clarity on Roles and Expectations
  • Team Structure
  • Team Meeting

Module 3: Planning

  • Planning at Scale
  • Backlog Refinement
  • Story Acceptance Criteria
  • Slicing techniques
  • Handling Tech Debt
  • Managing Unplanned work
  • Iteration Planning

Module 4: Execution

  • Daily Standup
  • Impediment Management
  • Cross-Team Dependency Management
  • Enabling Teams (Skill Development, Tools, Obstacle Removal, Engineering Best Practices)
  • Release Management
  • Value Delivery
  • Predictable delivery
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Team Retrospectives

Module 5: Leadership & Coaching

  • Building Self organizing Teams – Skill Development
  • Effective Facilitation
  • Enabling Autonomy
  • Protecting the Team from Disruptions
  • Relationship Building – Culture of Trust
  • Effective Communication
  • Teaching and Coaching
  • Observing and Listening
  • Building a Healthy Culture

Module 6: Agile Metrics & Continuous Improvement

  • Speed to Market (velocity, burndown, etc.)
  • Outcome Delivery – Measuring product success/value (KPIs, OKRs, etc.)
  • Quality
  • Customer Satisfaction
  • Agile Team Health Checks
  • Continuous Improvement and Retrospectives

These workshops are intended for Scrum Masters who are (or will be) actively involved in Agile teams in their organization to learn about how to perform their role so as to add real value to their team and the organization.