• Agile Alliance
  • Business Relationship Management Professional
  • Scrum Alliance

Learning Modes

The instructor’s explanations, stories, and analogies were very relevant and he is so knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful! Best class so far! –Roxy Strub

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General Information

Length and Learning Modes: In person classes: 2 days; Discounts available for teams and for private offerings.

This intensive two-day course will prepare attendees to take on the ScrumMaster role. During the course, students will cover pragmatic, time-tested practices for managing product backlogs, long and short-range planning, project execution, and progress reporting. Students will also examine the many facets of Scrum, including the project lifecycle, roles, ceremonies, and artifacts.

As part of this course, students will participate in exercises, in-depth discussion, case studies and techniques to help illustrate practices and principles. And once the course is complete, all students will be eligible for ScrumMaster Certification with the Scrum Alliance. Attendees will also receive a two-year membership in the Scrum Alliance, an organization that provides valuable materials and resources exclusively to CSMs.


Registrants of this course do NOT need to have substantial experience working in an Agile environment—but it does help if students have at least some experience managing projects.

Skill Level: Basic
  • IT Professionals (Architects, BAs, DBAs, Developers, Testers, etc.)
  • IT Leadership (Managers/Directors/VPs/CIOs/CTOs)
  • Project Managers
  • Anyone interested in learning the benefits of Scrum

Development Units:
PDUs: 14
SEUs: 14
CEUs: 1.4
Certificate Programs:
  • Agile Practitioners Certificate

Course includes a 1 year subscription to Scrum Alliance and the cost of the exam.



  • Its origins
  • The process
  • Benefits of Scrum


  • Manifesto and principles
  • Scrum and Agile; what’s the difference?
  • Other methods

The 5 Values of Scrum

  • Learn their meaning
  • Why they are important
  • How to apply them

When to use Scrum

  • Empirical Process and how it works
  • What environments and projects are best suited for Scrum

The Scrum framework

  • How it works
  • How to begin

Scrum roles and responsibilities

  • The Team – what does it mean to be self-organized
  • The Product Owner – who is best suited for this role and how they direct the team
  • The ScrumMaster –who should play this role of the servant leader
  • The role of the Stakeholders with a Scrum project

The Sprints

  • The purpose for Sprints
  • Sprint lengths
  • Sprint Success

The Scrum Ceremonies / Meetings

  • Learn the duration, purpose, and invitees, for each meeting
  • The Sprint Planning Meeting (part 1 and part 2)
  • The value and purpose of a Daily Scrum
  • Sprint Review (or Demo); how it is conducted and the benefit
  • Sprint Retrospective; the meeting that will take the team to the next level

The Scrum Artifacts/Documents

  • The Product Backlog and who owns it
  • The Sprint Backlog and how it differs from the Product Backlog
  • Burn down and Burn up charts and the story they tell

"Other” Agile meetings and practices to help ensure success with Scrum

  • Vision statements, Road mapping, and Release Planning
  • Product Backlog Items / User Stories
  • Estimating / Sizing the work
  • Preparing Product Backlog Items

Watermark Learning constantly improves its course offerings to ensure the best training possible and to keep you abreast of the latest industry trends. As a result, this outline is subject to change.

Early Bird Pricing applies to registrations that are paid for by the Early Bird Date. Cannot be combined with any other offer or discount unless Early Bird pricing results in a higher discount. In that case Early Bird pricing will override any lower discount offer.

No bulk discounts are applicable to this item.