Scrum & Agile Masterclass: Become a Scrum Master; PSM1 Test
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Scrum & Agile Masterclass: Become a Scrum Master; PSM1 Test

Practical approach to Scrum, based on the Scrum Guide, including deep dives agile templates, exercises and experiences!
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This course includes
  • 9 hours on-demand video
  • 6 articles
  • 13 downloadable resources
  • 1 Practice Test
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Deep Dive into Scrum and Agile
  • Everything you need to know to pass your Scrum Master certification, including a "cheat sheet" for PSM 1
  • Advanced insights into lessons learned from real Scrum projects
  • Includes exercises that you can use to introduce Scrum and agile principles in your company
  • Advanced concepts: relative estimation, prioritization of User-Stories & scaling of Scrum and more
  • Deep Dive how to succesfully execute Sprint Retrospectives
  • Detailed presentation for download
  • Suited for all business fields, not just software development
  • Includes templates for User-Stories, Capacity planning and calculation and Weekly Planning
  • Suited for Scrum Masters, Product Owners and Development Teams
  • Good earphones
  • No previous Scrum knowledge required
  • Notebook / PC for downloads

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In a fast moving business world modern Project Management approaches like Scrum become more and more important.

Countless organizations have recently transitioned from traditional Project Management approaches towards Scrum, or are in this very process right now, creating many exciting job opportunities for trained Scrum Masters, Product Owners, or Developers.

Unfortunately, we experience way too often that project teams, Scrum Master and entire organizations struggle with the implementation and execution of Scrum projects, as most trainings rely on simplified textbook education, that can´t match the challenges of today´s projects.


The "Scrum & Agile Masterclass: All you need to know about Scrum" is the perfect addition to the official Scrum Guide and goes way beyond just explaining the roles, events and artifacts of Scrum and provides examples, lessons learned and even templates from and for real life projects to help you succeed in your agile project.


This course is suited for beginners and intermediate Project Managers, Agile Enthusiasts,  Scrum Masters, Product Owners and Development Team members, that want a more pragmatic and real-life oriented approach to Scrum


At the end of this course you will be able to:

+ understand Scrum, way beyond what you would learn from the Scrum Guide or Scrum Primer

+ know exercises, techniques and templates that you can directly apply to your project and team

+ be more successful in an agile Transformation or Scrum project

+ start immediately as a Scrum Master in any given project and not step into common pitfalls

+ have more successful Sprint Retrospectives

+ pass your Scrum Master certification


This Course includes a final exam similar to the PSM 1 certification (professional scrum master) and a "cheat sheet" that helps to prepare and pass the official exam


Pledge to my students:

1. Quality over quantity: Proven Content and real life experience

The content i´m sharing is based on real-life experience from several years as project manager, Scrum Master and agile coach. This is not a repetition of the official Scrum Guide, but an extensive explanation of how to make Scrum work in real projects.

I´m only talking about what i have learned from my projects and where i can truly consider myself an expert in, to give you the best possible advice to make you succeed in your project.


2. Continuous Improvement of this course

This course will be continously improved and enhanced. Feedback from participants will regularly be reviewed and added to the course in new lessons if feasible


3. Answering your questions

I offer my support in regards to any questions in regards to this course, or real-life Scrum challenges of your current project. Don´t hesitate to contact me


I sincerely hope you´ll enjoy this course!

See you in the course!

Who this course is for:
  • People interested in Scrum and agile concepts
  • Scrum Master
  • Product Owner
  • Development Teams
  • Team Leads
  • Agile enthusiasts
  • Managers
Course content
Expand all 81 lectures 08:58:09
+ Welcome to this course!
7 lectures 02:10

Primer, guide, rollen, erfahrung

Little disclaimer

Scrum at a glance provides a very specific overview on the most important elements of Scrum.

This overview can be printed out and used as a reference for your project

Preview 00:07

Feel free to use this extensive PowerPoint presentation about Scrum

Powerpoint presentation (download)

Please find some of my templates below. The templates will be discussed in specific lessons. Please refer to the respective lesson for more information

Additional templates (download)

Links to the Scrum Guide and the Scrum Primer, two leading guides for Scrum

Additional links to great sources, incl.: Scrum Guide and Scrum Primer
Scrum Master certification
+ Agile basics
10 lectures 01:12:18

We will talk about the difference between "Agile" and "Scrum" and why it is so important to really understand the difference.

We will also briefly discuss how communication in a lot of projects works and why it oftentimes causes problems

Preview 06:54

We will talk about the reason why agile approaches like Scrum have been so hyped and about the major advantages and benefits they promise

Preview 05:38

We will learn how to differentiate between an incrementell and an iterative approach and discuss the two ideas that make Scrum so unique

Preview 07:12

We will talk about general characteristics of successful projects and compare this to the "Agile Manifesto". Are there any similiarities, or is the "Agile Manifesto" just another theoretical concept?

The "Agile Manifesto" & what does a project need to be successful?

Learn how you can introduce the "Agile Manifesto" to your team and how to generate acceptance & support for agility & Scrum

Team exercise: Agile Manifesto

The "Agile Manifesto" is accompanied by 12 principles. We´ll discuss the most important one´s to get a better understanding of what "agile" is all about

12 Agile Principles

In this lesson we will talk about the "MVP" - the minimal viable product and its significance to Scrum

Minimal viable product: Keep it simple!

To make Scrum work and to create really successful Teams, teams should internalize some agile values

Foundation for awesome teams: Scrum values and its influence

What conditions are required to make teams strive? What framework do they need to produce great results and to face new challenges without fear?

Why are some teams successful?

Scrum doesn´t "know" any hierarchies, so how do we actually distribute tasks? Who is in charge of getting work done?

Hierarchy, or anarchy? How are tasks distributed in agile projects?

Quiz for the first chapter of this course.
Check your overall comprehension of the previous lessons

Quiz for chapter 2: Agile basics
7 questions
+ Scrum vs Waterfall: A comparison of two worlds
5 lectures 33:40

Basic Project Management fundamentals in comparison: Why is "agile" so fundamentally different?

Preview 06:58

How do traditional and agile (Scrum) projects work? Which phases do exist?

Preview 05:26

Agile (Scrum) projects are often considered to be "faster". What does it actually mean and is it true?

Business Value and "speed": Are agile projects really "faster"?

Is Scrum the best approach for all projects and should it completely replace traditional Project Management approaches? What criteria should i watch for, when deciding on how to choose my approach?

When to use Scrum: One size fits all, or should i consider some criteria?

We will address some common misconceptions and rumours to get a better understanding of Scrum & Agile, so that you know how to reply to your colleagues

Myths and prejudices: Let´s talk about some rumours
Quiz for chapter 3: Scrum vs Waterfall
5 questions
+ Scrum: Process and Requirements
8 lectures 01:05:53

We will look at the entire Scrum process and how roles, artifacts and events work together, before we dive deeper into each section

Preview 10:52

What are requirements and User-Stories? Which layers do exist and why is it important to differentiate?

Managing requirements in Scrum: From Theme to Task

We take a closer look at "Epics" and "User-Stories", the most important categories of requirements for our Scrum Project and learn how to use them in our Scrum project.

Epics and User-Stories: Differences and characteristics

Learn how to write great User-Stories and get introduced to a real life template that helped my projects to gather all the important information for well defined User-Stories

User-Stories and template for creating User-Stories

I´m sharing my personal experience on creating User-Stories

Lessons Learned on creating User-Stories

The "Definition of Ready" is one of the most underestimated Tools in Scrum.
I´ll explain why you should use it

Are we ready now? Using the Definition of Ready?

Aside from the "Definition of Ready", the "Definition of Done" is also an extremely helpful tool that you should introduce to your project

Are we done now? Using the Definition of Done

In this lesson i´ll share a great and fun way to experience the challenges of creating great User-Stories so that your team knows how to avoid common mistakes

Team exercise for creating User-Stories
Quiz for chapter 4: Scrum process and requirements
4 questions
+ The 3 Scrum Roles
8 lectures 01:05:05

Let´s take a look back on the process and where the Roles come into play

Short retrospect on the process: Focus on roles

Introduction to the Product Owner role incl. responsibilities, required skills and tasks

The Product Owner: "The Voice of the customer"

Introduction to the Scrum Master role incl. responsibilities, required skills and tasks

The Scrum Master: "Team servant"

Introduction to the Development Team role incl. responsibilities, required skills and tasks

The Development Team: "self-organized team of experts"

Today´s projects oftentimes depend on external support and experts. This usually works well for Scrum, but some roles shouldn´t necessarily be occupied by external companies.

Excursion: Team organization incl. external vendors

Can you assign tasks and responsibilities correctly to each role?

Exercise: Roles

Explanation and solution to the previous exercise

Exercise: Roles (Solution)
Quiz for chapter 5: The 3 Scrum Roles
9 questions

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+ The 3 Scrum Artifacts
4 lectures 33:57

Let´s take a look back on the process and where the Artifacts come into play

Preview 11:04

Deep dive into the Product Backlog

The Product Backlog

Deep dive into the Sprint Backlog

The Sprint Backlog

Deep dive into the Product Increment

The Product Increment
Quiz for chapter 6: The 3 Scrum Artifacts
7 questions
+ The 5 Events
9 lectures 01:01:44

Let´s take a look back on the process and where the Events come into play

Short retrospect on the process: Focus on Events

According to the Scrum guide the Product Backlog Refinement is not an official "Event", yet it is very important for our project and should be understood.

The Product Backlog Refinement

Deep Dive into the Sprint

Preview 06:00

Deep Dive into the Sprint Planning

Event 2: Sprint Planning

Deep Dive into the Daily Standup or Daily Scrum

Event 3: Daily Standup / Daily Scrum

Deep Dive into the Sprint Review

Event 4: Sprint Review
Event 5: Sprint Retrospective

In this lesson i will show you a little template for a weekly-planner that allows the planning of your Scrum Events.
I will also address how i usually try to schedule my events in a 2 week Sprint

Weekly plan and scheduling of events
Exercise: Build your own Scrum incl. all Roles, Artifacts and Events
Quiz for chapter 7: Scrum Events
7 questions
+ (Relative) Estimations in Scrum
5 lectures 35:22

Introduction on some fundamentals that are important for proper estimations and the difference to traditional estimations

Relative estimations and how they work

We´ll look into some examples of relative estimations

Examples for relative estimations

Deep Dive into Swimlane Planning, a method for quickly estimating a lot of User-Stories in the early phases of your project

Swimlane Planning: How to quickly estimate a lot of User-Stories

Deep Dive into Planning Poker, probably the most popular method for estimating User-Stories throughout your project

Planning Poker: How to properly estimate individual User-Stories

In this lesson i´ll show a way on how to experience Planning Poker with your team and which pitfalls you could include to increase the learning

Team Exercise Planning Poker
Quiz for chapter 8: (relative) Estimations in Scrum
5 questions
+ Capacity planning and monitoring
6 lectures 46:25

Differentiation of Velocity and Capacity with focus on Velocity

Overview on Velocity and Capacity

In this lessons you will learn how to calculate your team´s capacity and how to use it for future Sprints with the previously calculated Sprint Velocity

Capacity and its use for Sprint Planning´s

In this lesson i will show you a template that helps with your Sprint capacity planning and forecasting the number of Story Points your Development Team can probably deliver in the next Sprint

Capacity Planning and Story Point Forecast Excel Template

What are Kanban Boards and how can they help us to monitor our Sprint?

Kanban Boards for Sprints

What are Burndown Charts and how can they help us to monitor our Sprint, Release or overall project?

Progress reporting with Burndown Charts

In this lesson i´ll present several Burndown Charts to you and we will discuss what they can tell us and what that might mean for your project

Exercise: Understanding Burndown Charts
Quiz for chapter 9: Velocity and Capacity
3 questions
+ Scaling of Scrum
4 lectures 31:22

We´ll discuss three popular approaches for scaling Scrum and for which projects or situation they might be suited

Preview 11:13

We take a slightly deeper look into Scrum of Scrums

Scrum of Scrums: An overview

We take a slightly deeper look into Large Scaled Scrum (LeSS)

Large Scaled Scrum (LeSS): An overview

We take a slightly deeper look into Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)

Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe): An overview
Quiz for chapter 10: Scaling Scrum
1 question