Scrum Master – A 2 Days Dedicated Workshop

Upcoming Workshops

The workshop is an advanced course helping students to understand the stances that characterize an effective Scrum Master and Servant Leader while diving deep into how they serve the Scrum Team, Product Owner and organization. The class teaches students about related practices and skills to enable them to have the right types of conversations and how to apply them to become better Scrum Masters.

Target Group:

This is a dedicated workshop for Scrum Masters.

Outcome of this workshop:

By the end of this course, attendees will be able to learn:

  • Practices, tools, skills and stances make an effective Scrum Master
  • How the Scrum Master acts as a servant-leader and improves their ability in this role
  • What the Scrum Master can do to support Development Teams and Product Owners to become more effective
  • Ways that the Scrum Master can help to change the environment making it more conducive for Scrum Teams to be successful with greater agility
  • Scrum framework in detail with implementation patterns
  • Using Agile empirical metrics to measure progress and quality
  • Participants learn Why, When and How to use Agile Engineering/Agile Testing practices effectively to improve quality of deliverables
  • To apply Agile estimation and release planning by points technique to better forecast their work
  • To structure your teams to facilitate collaboration, and self-organization to maximize business value to the clients
  • How to set-up successful distributed agile teams and address communication, trust, and quality issues

Format of Workshop:

Participants get to understand core principles and in-depth Agile/Scrum/XP framework in the form of videos, group discussions, exercises, interactive sessions, innovation games. Following topics in detail will be addressed in 2 days:

Why and What is Agile

  • Why different organizations are adopting Agile
  • Agile Values and Principles
  • Agile vs Traditional Approach
  • Business outcome of using Agile

Scrum framework in detail

  • Scrum framework in a nut-shell
  • Scrum Roles, Ceremonies and Artifacts
  • Sprint Planning
    1. How to prepare for Sprint planning, pre-planning
    2. How to facilitate a Sprint Planning
    3. Velocity and Commitment driven planning techniques
    4. Definition of Done and Task estimation
  • Daily Stand-up
    1. Why and How
    2. How to optimize stand-up and make it effective
    3. What are the anti-patterns
  • Sprint Review
    1. Facilitate a sprint review and its effectiveness
    2. Patterns and anti-patterns
  • Sprint Retrospective
    1. What, why and how
    2. Different styles of doing retrospective
  • Scrum Artifacts and Artifact Transparency
    1. Product Backlog
    2. Sprint Backlog
    3. Increment
    4. Definition of “Done”

The Scrum Master Role

  • Scrum Master Service to the Product Owner
  • Scrum Master Service to the Development Team
  • Scrum Master Service to the Organization

The 8 Stances of a Scrum Master

  1. The Scrum Master as a Servant Leader
  2. The Scrum Master as a Coach
  3. The Scrum Master as a Facilitator
  4. The Scrum Master as a Teacher
  5. The Scrum Master as a Mentor
  6. The Scrum Master as a Manager
  7. The Scrum Master as a Impediment Remover
  8. The Scrum Master as a Change Agent

How to start an Agile project and what to expect

  • Agile discovery session and its expectations from participants
  • Concept of Team manifesto
  • Initial team velocity

User Stories

  • What Is/Not a User Story and 3C/INVEST model
  • How to break down big requirements into smaller user-stories
  • How to validate requirements using acceptance criteria
  • Writing acceptance criteria with examples
  • Who and When to write stories with tips

Product Backlog Refinement

  • What, Why, When and How to conduct backlog refinement
  • How to create backlog of a large project
  • Story mapping and/or process maps – how to use them
  • Definition of READY and its consequences to team and Product Owner

Agile Estimation and Planning

  • 5 levels Agile Onion Planning
  • Story Point Estimation and How to do it using planning poker
  • Why NOT to use hours while estimating and planning
  • How to do estimation at Sprint level, Release level

Progress Tracking using Information Radiators

  • How to create and use Burn-up/down charts
  • Quality matrices with automated build
  • Different kinds of information radiators and their day-to-day usage
  • Different charts and metrics effectiveness and its different usages
  • How to use story wall to find project progress
  • Usage of Physical Board and Virtual Board

Extreme Programming Practices and Usage

  • Test Automation and automated build
  • Test Driven Development
  • Pair programming explained
  • Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery
  • What’s Agile testing?

Scaling Scrum and Distributed Agile

  • Effective scaling strategies for teams/organization
  • Setting up distributed agile teams across different geographies
  • DOs and DONTs for successful distributed Agile project

When conducting these workshops, we focus on an organization’s specific needs, challenges and expertise level in Agile. The practical cases, risk mitigation strategies and best practices we share, help organizations to lay a good road-map to agility.

Facilitator will address all the questions from participants about applying Scrum on real life projects.

Terms and Conditions:

Number of participant/trainees in a batch should not exceed 20 people.


  • This course is self-contained and has no prerequisites.

Infrastructure requirements:

  • Participants will be divided to multiple teams of 3-4 people. Each team will be sitting around round table
  • 2-3 whiteboards at least and markers of different colors
  • Post-its on each table with pens

If you think we might be right for your organization, contact us over email ( or on Phone (+91-734-088-5700). We would love to help you get started or get better with agile.

Agility Workshops

  • Advanced Agile Workshop – 2 Days
  • Agile for Leadership – 1 Day Workshop
  • Agile for PMO – 2 Days Workshop
  • Agile for Project Managers – 2 Days Workshop
  • Agile for Team Members – 2 Days Workshop
  • Agile Testing Workshop – 2 Days
  • Lean Kanban Practitioner – 2 Days Workshop
  • Scrum Master – A 2 Days Dedicated Workshop
  • Scrum Product Owner – 2 Days Workshop

Technical Agility

  • Agile Engineering Practices Workshop – 2 Days Workshop
  • Behavior Driven Development (BDD) with Behat/Mink – 2 Days Workshop
  • Behavior Driven Development (BDD) with SpecFlow – 2 Days Workshop
  • Continuous Delivery for Practitioners – 2 Days Workshop
  • DevOps Foundation Workshop – 2 Days
  • Test Driven Development (TDD) Workshop – 2 Days
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