What is Scrum Master, and Why Choose Project Laneways?

No matter what business you’re in, Project Laneway’s agile Scrum Master Certification can benefit you. But what is a Scrum Master Certification, and why should you choose a Project Laneways certification in it? To begin with, Scrum is the most popular modern approach to agile. It’s growing widely beyond conventional information technology in the workplace, and influencing the way team interact on a more elemental level.

The Project Laneways Scrum Master Certification is internationally recognised, and completion of the course awards you with a digital badge for your CV, LinkedIn, or email signature. You don’t need to renew the accreditation every few years, and best of all, the experience of the two-day course will equip you with some of the best tools you’ll find in the business world. Ready to know more? Read on.

What is Scrum?

Originally embraced by Information Technology teams, Scrum has rapidly been adopted by other corporate disciplines such as HR, finance, product design, marketing and more. Scrum provides a framework for teams to co-operatively address complicated issues, creatively offer solutions, and efficiently create products of high value.

Ultimately, Scrum isn’t any single process, method, or technique. Instead, it’s an interpersonal architecture, which your team can use to collaborate, and manage their pipelines as a whole.

Each Scrum framework consists of teams, associated roles, events, artefacts, and rules. These components all serve a defined purpose, and interlock in order to create a watertight plan for success.

The Scrum Guide—created in 1995 by Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland—outlines these components and the rules that govern them.

Who is Scrum for?

The Scrum Master course is beneficial for a wide variety of professionals. Most often, we see portfolio, programme, and project managers who wish to shift into an agile workflow, but the course also benefits any professional team, especially if they have to deal with high workloads.

It’s also very useful to those who work alongside existing Scrum teams, as it will provide you with the tools to interact and integrate processes with them. This is part of why the course has a wider business focus—it’s largely concerned with Scrum’s application beyond its beginnings in IT & software, unlike many other Scrum Master courses.

What does the course involve?

Day One of the Scrum Master course can be taken as a standalone course, and it functions as an introduction to Scrum terms and methodology. It covers the following in depth:

  • Scrum overview
  • Self-organisation
  • Agile Principles
  • Empirical Development
  • Scrum events
  • The Team

The second day of the course features the exam. It is a paper-based exam with 50 questions, answered over 40 minutes. A passing grade is 37 out of 50 or above. The coursework on day two covers the following:

  • Scrum Roles
  • The Product Backlog
  • Sprint Planning
  • Sprint Progress
  • Sprint Simulation
  • Growing as Scrum Master

Overall, you’ll find that the two-day course has a number of benefits. You’ll gain a deep understanding of Scrum as outlined by the guide, including details of Scrum Master role. You’ll also learn how to construct effective teams with an appropriate mix of skills and experience, how to act as a servant-leader for a Scrum team, how to operate Scrum Events, and how to clear hurdles in the way of your Scrum Team’s growth and success.

Why choose the Agile Scrum Master Certification?

The course has a range of advantages over similar accreditations. The source materials are closely aligned with the definitive text in the world of Scrum, i.e. the Scrum Guide. What’s more, the course was engineered in partnership with the Agile Business Consortium, world leaders in promoting business agility and facilitating advancement.

Further advantages include the course’s wider business focus—which allows it to apply to more than just IT—no expiry date on the APMG Scrum Master certification, and also a free, one-year membership to the Agile Business Consortium.

Why Project Laneways?

Easy. We’re an experienced practitioner based in Melbourne, having been delivering certifications since 2007. All our trainers have hands-on experience and history with the subjects that they are teaching, and we don’t try to overfill classes. Our maximum class size is 12 members, meaning you’ll get all the facetime you need with your trainer.

Our courses are professional but relaxed and interactive, as this is proven to heighten retention and boost learning. What’s more, we’ve been collecting reviews on our courses since July 2018, and with an average score of over 9/10, it’s clear that our courses are a hit.

Find out why for yourself—get in touch with us today to book your Melbourne Scrum Master certification course. Spots are filling up fast, so get in while you can!

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