Improve your Scrum Ceremonies

The last guide you will ever need to understand Scrum ceremonies and make them fun and productive for your Teams!
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  • Lectures 21
  • Length 1 hour
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  • Languages English
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Published 5/2015 English

Course Description

Want to get the most out of your journey into the world of Agile Scrum Methodology?

Get practical tips that are essential to making Scrum ceremonies effective, creating Value, and eventually transforming your Scrum Team to a high performing team.

Coaching Agile Teams? Set the stage with common understanding of Scrum events and ceremonies, make your team a Happy team that looks forward to these 'fun' events and improving productivity with each passing Sprint.

Get a quick start on building trust among team members and gel them together as one group with activities and time tested tips from this course; speeding up the process to them becoming the MVt (Most Valuable Team) of your organization!

Individually, as a member of a Scrum team, this course will help you improve your understanding of Scrum events, helping you become an expert, authority on this subject :-)

What are the requirements?

  • You can start with zero knowledge about Scrum (as we will cover Scrum framework briefly as the first step in this course
  • You could be already working in Scrum team (and gain additional insights about these events and ceremonies)
  • You could be someone on the fence, still holding on to old ways of doing things (dare I say, doing Waterfall methodology) and this course will provide you that additional push you need, it will nudge you in the right direction

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Better understanding of events and ceremonies taking place in Scrum
  • Complete understanding of why these events are part of Scrum framework and who should participate
  • Gain knowledge and understanding of patterns (best practices) and anti-patterns (things to avoid)

Who is the target audience?

  • This course will help tremendous value to any agilist, scrum enthusiast, or anyone who wants to learn a bit more about the events and ceremonies that such an integral part of widely popular and widely used framework called Scrum
  • A Scrum Master will gain new found insights into these events and ceremonies
  • Team members will be more accepting and participative in these events and ceremonies with the new found understanding (and seeing the VALUE inherent in them)

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Welcome and Introduction

A warm Welcome to this course!

Let me take this opportunity to introduce myself, my experience and background as Agile Coach, and why you should listen to me. We will also talk about the benefits that you will get from completing this course on Scrum Ceremonies.

Again, Thank You and a warm Welcome!

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I am here to aid your Success; and available to answer your questions. You can reach me through various channels: Email and Twitter (Social Media) are the best modes. You can also start following me on Twitter @beyondCSM :-)

Do not hesitate to contact me if I can be of any help.

Let's raise a toast to your SUCCESS!

Section 2: A quick overview of Scrum Calendar

Let's do a simple exercise to get common understanding. In this activity, you will list all the Scrum events and ceremonies that you know of, that's it. Simple!


A quick review of events that needs to happen during a Sprint. We will create a calendar for two-week sprint with all the events listed for that sprint; including Sprint Planning, Sprint Retrospective, Sprint Review, and Daily Scrum. I will also introduce you to Backlog grooming and Team's office hours.

How much do you know about these Scrum events?
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A simple, hands-on exercise to get team to lay out all the events that should happen during a sprint, and get consensus on time and location for these events. This exercise helps, tremendously, in co-ordinating events with other teams as well.

At the end of this exercise, you should have a Calendar filled out with events with time and location.

Send the calendar invites NOW!

In this lecture, we will explore various different reasons as to why we should send out the calendar invites to our stakeholders as soon as we have the scrum calendar filled out with the events.

Section 3: Scrum Calendar

Should you start the sprint on a Monday, start of a work week and end on a Friday?

Seems like a logical thing to do. Wait! here are my reasons for doing it differently.


I recommend starting your Sprint in the middle of a work week; and here are the reasons behind this recommendation.

Section 4: Make it fun - the event 'canvas'

Introducing a tool, 'Event Canvas', that can help you get common understanding of different events in Scrum. This is a simple tool that I have used with countless teams as I get ready to take them on the Agile journey.

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Download and use this Event Canvas template as you go through this exercise, to build consensus and common understanding of various events in Scrum.

Section 5: Deep dive

Detailed discussion of Sprint Planning event using the Event Canvas we discussed earlier in this course.

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Download this Companion Card summarizing Sprint Planning event. Use this as your handy, quick reference card.

More cards can be found at


Next event that we want to discuss with team: Daily Scrum, also often referred to as Daily Stand up.


Continue using the Event canvas and complete detailed discussion of Daily Scrum


Detailed discussion of Sprint Review (also referred to as Demo, or Showcase) using the Event canvas, focusing on different dimensions of this event.


Let's also discuss Sprint Retrospective with the team and get a common understanding of this important event; that helps team embrace 'continuos improvement' philosophy.

Section 6: Conclusion

Final Wrap up and Closing

Section 7: All the Worksheets
Events During A Sprint
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Use this worksheet to create Scrum Calendar with your team.

For additional details and quick reference cards, visit

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Use this worksheet to discuss different events, focusing one dimension at a time.

For additional details and quick reference cards, visit

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Instructor Biography

Nimesh Soni, Enterprise Agile Coach

Nimesh is an Enterprise Agile coach mentoring organizations in the transition to value-driven approaches such as Lean, Agile, and Scrum. He was involved and has played key roles in agile transformation at various large organizations (including some of the Fortune 500 companies.)

He is a Certified Scrum Coach (CSC), Certified Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) Program Consultant (SPC), with MBA in Technology Management and MS in Computer Science. He has 20+ years of experience working in the industry. He is also author of "Agile Release Planning" book along with several articles on Agile/Scrum related topics. He specializes in Enterprise Agile adoption, Scrum, Strategy Planning, Release Planning, and Program management.

He has extensive experience training in online and traditional, on-ground environment. He has been adjunct faculty at various Universities, teaching Graduate level courses. He also brings his unique style of Visual Facilitation, blending "art" into his training courses. You can "sample" his visual facilitation at his websites (listed in the links section below)

He is active on Social media, sharing his "Pearls of Agile Wisdom" through twitter handle @beyondCSM

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