Training for Professional Scrum Master - CCTPSM

Agile has caught the attention of business leaders in the UK and globally as a means of managing change, reducing time to market, eliminating waste and attracting and retaining customers. This two-day course trains delegates in all the key aspects of the Scrum Methodology leading to the participant taking the online Professional ScrumMaster exam at in their own time.

The course is designed to ensure the delegate has in-depth knowledge of the core concepts of the Agile values and principles and the specific Scrum practices

Target Audience

The course is relevant to anyone who either is or is planning to be a ScrumMaster and for others working in a Scrum environment who have a need for in-depth knowledge of Scrum.


Agile History and Background

  • Scrum Origins
  • DSDM Atern - explanation of DSDM Atern which is like Scrum at the team level but with a PRINCE2-type governance layer and roles.
  • Extreme Programming - explanation of the key Extreme Programming techniques of Pair Programming, Continuous Integration and Test-Driven-Development, Refactoring and Technical Debt.
  • Agile Manifesto

Why Agile

  • Empirical Process Control - Scrum is based on Empirical Process Control where the solution emerges during the project
  • MoSCow Prioritisation and the 'Iron Triangle' of Time, Cost, Features (and Quality) and how we can use these for planning and estimating.

Scrum Framework


  • Product Owner - representing the voice of the customer and responsible for ROI
  • ScrumMaster - responsible for facilitating and coaching the Scrum Team
  • Development Team - self-managing and cross-functional and responsible for delivering 'Done' work during the sprint


  • Product backlog - a prioritised list of requirements in the form of User Stories
  • Sprint backlog - a list of tasks the team will deliver during the sprint
  • Release/Sprint Burndown - charts tracking progress during the project or sprint


  • Release Planning - how to create a high-level plan for what will be delivered and when
  • Sprint Planning - to plan what will be delivered during the sprint
  • Sprint - a period from 1 week to 1 month during which the team produce potentially shippable product
  • Daily Scrum - a 15-minute daily meeting for the development team.
  • Sprint Review - held at the end of the sprint to show that business what has been achieved.
  • Sprint Retrospective - held at the end of the sprint for the team to continuously improve.

Release Planning Exercise:

  • The delegates will create a product backlog of high-level User Stories. They will then prioritise and estimate the backlog and create a Release Plan that can be used to set the project timeframe, resource costs and major deliverables.

Enterprise Scrum:

  • How to scale Scrum in large organisations.

ScrumMaster Exam:

  • Delegates will experience the practice Scrum Open exam in class as preparation for sitting the Professional ScrumMaster exam at in their own time after the course.

  • £ 1,230

    Guide Price Per Delegate

  • Dates & Locations Available

  • London

Course Information

Attendees will be able to make the most of the class if they:

  • Have studied the Scrum Guide (July 2011).
  • Have read one of the Scrum books. i.e. Agile Project Management - Ken Schwaber
  • Have been exposed to some project management methodology.


  • Understand the origins of Agile methods.
  • Understand and apply the core values and principles of Agile methods.
  • Know the difference between the defined process and the empirical processes used in Agile.
  • Understand the Scrum roles, Artefacts, Ceremonies and practices.
  • Undertake a practical exercise in creating, prioritising and estimating a Product Backlog which they will use to create a Release Plan.
  • Be fully prepared to sit the Professional ScrumMaster exam at (note: there is a $100 fee for this which is not included in the cost of the course. Delegates makes their own arrangements to sit the online exam.)

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