Robust Scrum Master

Take your Scrum Master skills to the next level!
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  • Lectures 40
  • Length 5 hours
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English
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Published 3/2013 English

Course Description

“Michael's passion and enthusiasm for Agile practices is evident both in the way that he presents his material and the subject matter itself.” - Jamie Phillips, Consulting Software Engineer, Picis

Are you a Scrum Master? Are you not sure how to facilitate the key Scrum meetings? Do you want to learn how to collaborate with managers? Do you want to learn how to communicate through conflict? Then this course is for you!

This course is the fastest path you can take to 'level up' your Scrum Master skills.

This course is for people who have taken a one to three day course on Scrum (or have equivalent experience) and want to ‘raise the bar’ on their skills. Introductory Scrum courses tell you ‘what’ you need to do but not ‘how’ to do it. This course shows you, through detailed examples and checklists, ‘how’ to be a Scrum Master.

In this course, you will learn:

  • The mindset of successful Scrum Masters. You will learn how your mindset influences your actions and how to construct an effective mindset.

  • How to create your daily, weekly, and monthly rhythms. What do you need to do every day as a Scrum Master? What do you need to do every week and every month?

  • The ABC technique: How to build relationships with key people in your organization to increase the success of your Scrum teams.

  • EXACTLY how to facilitate the planning, review, and retrospective meetings. When you become an effective facilitator, you will radically improve your team’s cohesion and velocity.

  • A way to communicate through conflict. Learn how to break down every difficult conversation into four steps.

  • How to collaborate with managers on Scrum. You will learn what managers care about and how they think about Scrum. You will learn how to set up and launch an Enterprise Agile Team.

  • The characteristics of a servant leader and how to increase your ability to serve the team.

You will get tools and checklists that take the STRESS out of being a Scrum Master.

In addition to the course material, you will receive two one-on-one 25 minute coaching sessions with me. I will share with you what I’ve learned training and consulting at Carbonite, edX, Paypal, Symantec, Philips, Verizon, and a dozen other companies. You will also be invited to a group monthly coaching call. In addition, you’ll be able to ask questions at any time using the questions area of the course. This is like having a PERSONAL TUTOR as you ‘level up’ your Scrum Master skills.

Who am I? I am the co-author of Professional Scrum with Team Foundation Server, author of “Your Brain on Scrum” (http://www.infoq.com/articles/brain-scrum-maza), former VP of Corporate Strategy at Softricity, founder of Inquira (acquired by Oracle), and a PhD in Computer Science from MIT.

I am here to pump you up as you deepen your understanding of Scrum and improve your Scrum Master skills!

The course is designed to be taken over eight weeks. If you follow this plan, you will spend approximately half an hour per day on the course. The first one or two days of every week will focus on videos and during the remainder of the week you will be doing assignments.

Warning: This course is HARD. I like to say, “Practice in proportion to your aspirations.” If you are ready to sweat blood to become a better Scrum Master, I invite you to look at Section 3 of the course to see if this course is a good fit for you.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me at michael.delamaza@gmail.com or 617 575 9707.



What are the requirements?

  • A one to three day Scrum course (or equivalent experience).
  • A willingness to spend the time needed to complete the homework assignments.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Two one-on-one 25 minute coaching calls included! (Value: $150)
  • Over 20 homework assignments
  • Monthly coaching call
  • You will get tools and checklists that take the stress out of being a Scrum Master
  • You will learn the mindset of highly successful Scrum Masters
  • You will learn how to set your daily, weekly, and monthly rhythm
  • You will learn EXACTLY how to facilitate the planning, review, and retrospective meetings
  • You will learn how to collaborate with managers
  • You will learn a way to communicate through conflict
  • You will learn the characteristics of a servant leader

What is the target audience?

  • This course is for people who have taken a one to three day course on Scrum or have equivalent experience
  • "Practice in proportion to your aspirations." This course is HARD. If you are planning on kicking back while watching videos, this course is not for you!

What you get with this course?

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

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Curriculum

Section 1: Overview and Scrum Refresher
01:25
A brief introduction to the course:

  • This course is an advanced course. It is not for people who are new to Scrum.
  • This course is hard because becoming a great Scrum Master requires focus, discipline, and effort.
  • As part of this course, you receive two one-on-one 25 minute coaching calls with me.
Udemy is an awesome new way to learn! Embrace it and make it work for you. Feel free to contact me directly at michael.delamaza@gmail.com or 617 575 9707 if you think that I can support you on your journey to becoming a Robust Scrum Master!

02:17
A brief review of the three Scrum roles.
Video length: Three minutes.
02:06
A brief review of the five Scrum events.
Video length: 3 minutes
01:44
A brief description of the three Scrum artifacts.
Video length: 2 minutes.
01:42
A brief description of the Agile Manifesto.
Video length: 2 minutes.
1 page
A checklist for your sprint planning meeting. Remember to modify it with your own ideas before using it.
1 page
A checklist for your daily stand up. Remember to modify it with your own ideas before using it.
1 page
A checklist for your sprint review. Remember to modify it with your own ideas before using it.
1 page
A checklist for your sprint retrospective. Remember to modify it with your own ideas before using it.
1 page
A checklist for the product owner. Remember to modify it with your own ideas before using it.
1 page
A checklist for the scrum master. Remember to modify it with your own ideas before using it.
Article
An overview of the five homework assignments for Section 1.
Course Check In
4 questions
Section 2: Mindset and Heartset
11:26
How to create your Scrum Master Mental Model
Video length: 12 minutes
03:41
A description of nonpredictive decision making, one part of my Scrum mindset.
Video length: Four minutes
01:39
An overview of the homework assignments in Section 2.
Video length: 2 minutes.
Section 3: Daily, Weekly, and Monthly Rhythms
14:33
A description of daily, weekly, and monthly rhythms and a description of eleven habits that a Scrum Master may want to adopt as part of those rhythms.
Video length: 15 minutes
02:58
A drill down into The ABC Team habit.
Video length: 3 minutes
04:30
A drill down into the Self-Appreciation/Gratitude habit.
Video length: 5 minutes
01:51
An overview of the six thirty minute assignments in Section 3.
Video length: 2 minutes
Section 4: Facilitation Part 1: Facilitating the Planning and Retrospective Events
11:10
An overview of this section and of facilitation.
Video length: 12 minutes.
04:31
A description of how I used the PTA-S facilitation approach in a meeting.
Video length: 5 minutes
13:18
How to facilitate the planning meeting.
Video length: 14 minutes.
09:46
How to facilitate the retrospective.
Video length: 10 minutes.
01:18
An overview of the three assignments in Section 4.
Video length: 2 minutes
Section 5: Facilitation Part II: Facilitating the Review Meeting and Team Agreement Creation
08:58
How to facilitate the review meeting.
Video length: 9 minutes.
10:05
How to facilitate agreement meetings.
Video length: 11 minutes.
01:22
An overview of the five assignments in Section 5.
Video length: 2 minutes.
Section 6: Peaceful Communication
12:49
An introduction to peaceful communication.
Video length: 13 minutes.
06:07
A description of observations, feelings, needs, and requests.
Video length: 7 minutes.
01:10
An overview of the four assignments in Section 6.
Video length: 2 minutes.
Section 7: Collaborating with Managers
13:55
A description of how to collaborate with managers
Video length: 14 minutes.
09:56
How to set up an enterprise agile team.
Video length: 10 minutes
01:01
An overview of the four homework assignments in Section 7.
Video length: 2 minutes.
Section 8: Servant Leadership
06:37
The ten characteristics of a servant leader.
Video length: 7 minutes.
09:26
How to evaluate yourself as a servant leader.
Video length: 10 minutes.
01:21
An overview of the three homework assignments in Section 8.
Video length: 2 minutes
Section 9: Summary
03:21
A summary of the entire course in three minutes!
Article
A five question, five minute course survey!
End of Course Quiz
2 questions
Section 10: Bonus Material
01:31:05
A recording of a talk that I gave at the Boston SPIN User Group which summarizes the key lessons I have learned as an agile consultant.
Video length: 92 minutes
Article
An essay I wrote about neuroscience and Scrum.

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Instructor Biography

Michael de la Maza, Lean/Agile Coach

* Scrum Alliance Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC). As of June 1, 2016 there are fewer than 100 CECs in the world.

* MIT PhD in Computer Science

* Co-author of Professional Scrum with TFS and Why Agile Works

* Cofounder of Inquira, acquired by Oracle 

* VP of Corporate Strategy at Softricity, acquired by Microsoft 

* Agile/lean coach and trainer at edX, Carbonite, EMC, Intuit, Philips, Wells Fargo, Verizon, State Street and many others


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