EXIN Agile Scrum Master

EXIN Agile Scrum Master

EXIN Agile Scrum Foundation is a certification that validates a professional’s blended knowledge in Agile methodologies and Scrum practices. Agile Scrum is about working together to successfully reach the goal. Agile methodologies are popular approaches in software development and are increasingly being used in other areas. Scrum practices include establishing cross-functional and self-managed teams, producing a working deliverable at the end of each iteration or Sprint.

EXIN Certified
3 Days Program
90-minute exam – 40 MCQ Questions
65% to Pass Exam

Course Outline

Day 1

    1. Course Introduction
    2. Exam Requirements and Weights
    3. Agile Way of thinking
    4. Introduction to Agile/Scrum: Agile

    Manifesto, Three Pillars of Scrum

    1. Why Agile: Advantages; Reduced time to value
    2. What makes Scrum adoptions successful:

                    ADAPT mode

    1. Awareness
    2. Desire

                                    iii. Ability

    1. Promotion
    2. Transfer
    3. Balanced scorecard for Scrum teams
    4. Other Agile frameworks
    5. Different development methodologies
    6. Waterfall
    7. XP (Extreme Programming)

                                    iii. Crystal

    1. DSDM
    2. Lean/Kanban

                    b. Accelerating value delivery through faster deployment: Linking Agile to DevOps

Day 2

    1. Scrum events and artifacts
    2. Scrum Values – CFORC
    3. Commitment
    4. Focus
    5. Openness
    6. Respect
    7. Courage
    8. Life-cycle of Scrum
    9. Scrum events
    10. Sprint planning
    11. Sprint Review

                                    iii. Sprint retrospective

    1. Daily standup meetings
    2. Scrum artifacts
    3. Product backlog
    4. Sprint backlog

                                    iii. Sprint Deliverables

    1. Definition of Done
    2. Scrum roles
    3. Scrum master and product owner roles
    4. What they should and should not do
    5. Attributes of good scrum masters or Product Owners

                                    iii. Failure modes

    1. Team manager or developer role
    2. Agile estimating, planning and monitoring
    3. User stories and Epics
    4. Writing “good” stories
    5. Basics of prioritization
    6. Value based prioritization
    7. Kano model

                                    iii. Karl Wiegers Relative weight method

    1. Velocity: How to find it and how to use it?
    2. Release or roadmap planning
    3. Units of Estimation: Story points and ideal time
    4. Techniques of estimation: Planning poker and Affinity estimation

                    h. Methods of tracking Agile projects: Burndown charts, Kanban boards and other indicators

Day 3

    1. Agile on Complex projects
    2. Scaling agile at enterprise level
    3. Scaling the product owner and scrum master
    4. Scaling the backlog

                                    iii. Coordinating multiple scrum teams

    1. Scaled agile foundation (SAFe®) introduction
    2. Agile in distributed teams
    3. Where to apply agile (and when not to)
    4. Tools for agile project management
    5. Agile testing: Testing pyramid
    6. Adopting Agile
    7. Patterns for planning an Agile transition
    8. Overcoming resistance to Agile
    9. Towards self-organization
    10. Organizational, Physical and cultural changes needed

    Exam Preparation/Mock Exam



What are the course objectives?

  • This three-day course leads to the Agile Scrum Master certification. During the course delegates will get the opportunity to prepare for the exam and utilise our extensive database of practice questions. This course is a hands-on workshop-based course, with the requirement to deliver and be assessed on practical assignments during the course, topics included in this course are:

    • • Agile way of thinking
    • • Scrum master role
    • • Agile estimates, planning, monitoring and control
    • • Managing complex projects
    • • Adopting Agile
    • • Preparation for the examination

Who should take the course?

• Project Management

• Software development

• IT Service Management

      • • Business Management
      • There are no prerequisites for this course.
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