McGill Certified Agile and Scrum Master (MCASM)

McGill Executive institute

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  • 2 days
  • in person

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Who should attend

This seminar is designed for Product Managers, Software Developers, Project Managers and Business owners interested in fast-paced and iterative product or service development. Any of these participants will benefit from early adoption of these competitive methods.

About the course

Agile project management is a value-driven approach that focuses on continuous improvement, agility, team input and delivering quality products and services on time and on budget. Participants will learn about the application of this iterative development methodology to products, solutions and software development. Once the seminar is complete participants will be able to materialize their learning by completing an online exam to be a Certified SCRUM Master.

Key Benefits & Takeaways

  • Understand and use the Agile and SCRUM principles
  • Understand when to apply iterative project management techniques
  • Setting up and managing a SCRUM based or Agile project
  • Initiate the project with the relevant tools
  • Plan and estimate projects and sprints (project iterations)
  • Understanding of how to scale Scrum from small-sized to large projects
  • Understand how to review the project outcomes and plan releases

Topics

Day One

Agile Manifesto and Principles

  • History
  • Difference between traditional waterfall project management and Agile
  • Principles
  • Who is using Agile and SCRUM

SCRUM Principles

  • Self control
  • Collaboration
  • Prioritization
  • Time boxing
  • Iterative development
  • Lean and Agile comparison
  • Exercise

Iterative Project Management Conditions

Project Management Roles

  • Product owner
  • Team
  • Team profile
  • Scrum master

Setting up and managing a SCRUM project

  • Overall phases
  • Visual management
  • Kanban and pull principle
  • Exercise

Initiation of the project – tools

  • Project vision
  • SCRUM Team selection and support
  • Developing the epics
  • Exercise
  • The prioritized product backlog and its management
  • Planning the release
  • Exercise

Day Two

Planning and estimating tools

  • Writing user stories
  • Acceptance criteria definition
  • Exercise
  • Testing strategies and levels
  • Why using personas
  • User stories estimation techniques
  • Exercise
  • Approval and Breakdown to tasks
  • Exercise

Implementing and reviewing tools

  • The sprint process
  • Team interactions and daily management standups (SCRUM meeting)
  • The 3 fundamental questions
  • The scrum board
  • Metrics, burndown chart, Kanban board
  • Exercise

Release planning tools

  • Sprint review
  • Acceptation and rejection management
  • Lessons learned sessions (retrospect)
  • Release planning schedule
  • Planning for the next cycle
  • Exercise

Final Case Study

SCRUM Master Certification Exam

  • Administered online 2 weeks post seminar

Experts

Alex Boussetta

Alex Boussetta is an Affiliate Member at McGill’s Desautels Faculty of Management where he has been teaching quality management and operational excellence since 2003. In addition, he consults with a wide variety of organizations on improving internal processes, implementing project management pra...

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