Course descripton

One-day Scrum Master Foundations workshop is designed for anyone wanting a deeper understanding of Scrum, how it works in practice, and practical tips for guiding senior stakeholders, Agile Business Owners, Product Owners and delivery teams through the Scrum Framework. We review in detail the crucial role of the Scrum Master in Scrum, best practices and common pitfalls. This course is not simply theories and concepts, it is filled with practical tips, techniques and exercises, and discussions. The participants will learn facilitation techniques, and Scrum practices, together with real life examples of what other Scrum Masters and Scrum teams should do.

This course is based on Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Master training guidelines.

Recommended follow-up courses: Successful Agile Retrospectives, Kanban System Design (KMP I), Kanban Management Professional (KMP II), Scrum Product Owner Foundations, Project Estimation and Monte Carlo Forecasting, and Agile Metrics and Monte Carlo Forecasting.

Note that the course participants are expected to be familiar with the basic concepts of Agile and Lean. Therefore it's recommended (but not required) to attend at least one of following trainings/workshops prior attending this course: Agile and Lean workshop for managers, Introduction to Agile and Lean, or Team Kanban Practitioner (TKP).

You can find free Agile and Scrum books and guides here: Scrum guide.

Scrum Master workshop calendar
Scrum Master workshop costs
399 Early bird
499 Regular (excl. VAT)
Scrum Master training location On request

Learning objectives

At the end of the class the participants will:

  • Realize the fundamentals of the Scrum Master role in Scrum and that the Scrum Master is also an Agile coach
  • Understand the difference between facilitating, teaching, mentoring, and coaching. Learn basic coaching, facilitation, and servant leadership principles
  • Recognize Scrum events and artifacts and Scrum Master activities around them
  • Know the services Scrum Master provides to the development team, Product Owner, and the Organization
  • Comprehend the different estimation levels in Scrum, the accuracy and precision of estimates
  • Be able to facilitate the Sprint Planning and User Story estimation
  • Be able to facilitate Daily Scrum
  • Be able to facilitate the Product Backlog Refinement
  • Be able to facilitate the Sprint Review and Sprint Retrospective

Target audience

  • Anyone interested in implementing Agile and Lean way of working in their organization
  • Development and team managers
  • Project, program, portfolio and delivery managers
  • Business analysts
  • Development team members
  • Product managers
  • Change managers and anyone in charge for process improvement and optimization
  • Agile Coaches and Practitioners (Scrum, XP, DSDM, AgilePM, etc.)

Certification information

Participants will receive:

  • Printed course materials
  • 8 PDUs and 8 SEUs

Training facilitator

Lean Kanban Eindhoven cursus trainer

Serhiy Tkachenko

Accredited Kanban Trainer (AKT)
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
Project Management Professional (PMP)
Certified Scrum Professional (CSP-SM)
Certified Scrum Master (CSM)

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Serhiy is a hands-on lean Agile transformation trainer and coach with a strong track record in driving and achieving sustained positive changes in the global companies as Philips, TomTom and Intel.

During his professional life Serhiy was holding numerous engineering and management positions and gained broad experience in Lean and Agile transformations, change management, strategy definition and execution, building and managing high-performance multidisciplinary distributed teams, definition and engineering of high scale new software and hardware products, outsourcing to Asia and Eastern Europe, supplier relationship management and intellectual property creation.

Serhiy holds MBA degree from the Nyenrode Business University, The Netherlands, Master degree "cum laude" in Applied Mathematics from the Lviv State University, Ukraine and a number of professional certifications: Accredited Kanban Trainer (AKT), Kanban Management Professional (KMP), Team Kanban Practitioner (TKP) from the Lean Kanban University, Lean 6 Sigma Green Belt, Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute, Certified SCRUM Master (CSM) and Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) from Scrum Alliance, PRINCE2 Foundation from the APM Group. Serhiy is an author or co-author of 19 published patents.

Serhiy fluently speaks English, Dutch, Polish, Ukrainian and Russian languages and has basic knowledge of German and French languages.