The workshop designed to help you learn everything you need to do as a Scrum Master from day 1 of your job. You will be learning the role of Scrum Master through role plays and by doing. The whole course is split into 4 Sprints with each Sprint focusing on the following topics:
Sprint 1: Why do we need Scrum and ScrumMaster?
The goal of this Sprint is to understand why do Organizations need Scrum and why do they hire ScrumMaster.
- What is Mental Model?
- How are they formed?
- How do mental models change?
- Why is it important for ScrumMaster to understand Mental Models?
- What is the Cost of Delay (CoD) and Cost of Production (CoP)?
- What are the factors that cause CoD and CoP?
- How do CoD and CoP impact ROI of Organization?
- How Scrum helps in improving ROI by reducing CoD and CoP?
Agile & Empirical Process
- What is Agile and Empirical Process?
- Why are the various ways to be Agile?
- How to decide what process is good for my product?
Sprint 2: How to introduce Scrum in an Organization?
The goal of this Sprint is to explore ScrumMaster’s role in helping the Organization adopt Scrum.
ScrumMaster as a Systems Thinker
- What is a System and why Organizations are a System?
- What is Systems Thinking?
- Why is it important for ScrumMaster?
- How to develop Systems Thinking?
ScrumMaster as a Change Agent
- How to create a shared need for change?
- Explore the underlying reasons behind Organizations adopting Scrum and how to measure progress?
- How to identify various stakeholders required to support adoption?
- How to identify what are the structural/policy/process changes required to adopt Scrum?
- What are the different techniques to facilitate change?
ScrumMaster as a Facilitator
- What is facilitation – Basic vs Developmental facilitation?
- Different facilitation techniques – Advocacy vs Inquiry
- What are the different focus areas of ScrumMaster
- How does ScrumMaster’s role change over a period of time?
Sprint 3: Coaching Product Owner to build Product in increments.
The goal of this Sprint is to explore ScrumMasters role in coaching Product Owner to deliver Product in increments. In the process, participants will understand everything to be done to get started with the first Sprint.
Forming Scrum Team
- What are the responsibilities of Scrum roles?
- What are the skills required to play Scrum roles?
- How to transform your teams into Scrum teams?
- What are the practical difficulties in forming Scrum teams and how to overcome them – Distribution and Scaling?
- Identify a product to work on
- Identify roles
- Understand Product vision.
Building Product Backlog
- What is vertical split vs horizontal split?
- What are the various techniques to Split Product Backlog Items(PBIs)?
- What is ScrumMaster’s role in teaching the PO about splitting techniques and building Product Backlog?
- Practice splitting techniques on a class project.
- Why is it not possible to fix things upfront for complex projects?
- What is Technical Debt and how fixing things upfront and focusing on estimation causes Technical Debt?
- How to overcome Technical Debt?
- Why is it good to focus on value delivery instead of fixing the estimation problem?
- What is MVP?
- How ScrumMaster can help the PO identify MVP?
- Apply Story Mapping on a class project to identify MVP.
Sprint 4: Coaching teams to become learning teams.
The goal of this Sprint is to explore ScrumMasters role in coaching Development Team to become learning teams. The participants run a couple of Sprints on the class project to understand Scrum end to end.
Sizing Product Backlog
- What is a Release?
- What is relative estimation and #NoEstimates?
- How do we forecast a release date?
- Why release plan is not cast in stone and release planning should be iterative?
Refining Product Backlog
- What is Backlog Refinement?
- What are the helpful practices for Backlog Refinement?
- Refine the Product Backlog of the Class Project.
- Run couple of Sprints for the class project.
- Simulate and discuss issues that a team may face during Sprint and learn how ScrumMaster can help the team