Advanced ScrumMaster

Come, play and learn how to become an even better ScrumMaster! This two-day workshop explores and develops the skills necessary to become a highly effective ScrumMaster and to build a high performing team. This workshop is structured around your participation in several agile games that you are encouraged to take away and try with your own teams. Building upon the foundational CSM course, this course will move you more towards a professional level, allowing you to realise more of the untapped potential of you and your team. The trainer will draw on all of their experiences coaching teams and mentoring ScrumMasters to highlight the common success and failure modes and, as with all of our courses, it is highly interactive and fun.

Course Agenda

There will be discussion, theory, games and exercises around the following subject areas:

  • Scrum Team Formation
  • Coaching Scrum Teams
  • Feedback within Scrum Teams
  • How to handle difficult team situations
  • Collaboration in Scrum Teams
  • Scrum Meeting Facilitation Skills
  • Planning & Retrospective Techniques
  • & many more

Who Should Attend

For people who are, or soon plan to be a ScrumMaster and have been on a CSM course or have equivalent knowledge.

Tutor: Paul Goddard

Paul Goddard is an agile coach with experience of working with several scrum teams and projects, and is a keen practitioner and trainer of scrum and agile delivery.

Starting as one of the first practicing ScrumMasters within BT (formerly British Telecom), he now acts as an independent coach for teams new to scrum and agile techniques. His coaching skills have been used on some of the largest agile transformation projects in the world to date, including multiple geographically dispersed teams using an offshore model. Paul's experience with enterprise scrum was widened while acting as a ScrumMaster for Nokia where he was involved in applying, teaching and coaching scrum.

Paul's real ambition is to take Scrum into new and challenging industries to prove that agile principles and practices can have benefit to almost any organisation.

Paul Goddard - Professional Summary

  • Certified Scrum Coach since 2011
  • Certified Scrum Trainer since 2006
  • Certified Scrum Professional since 2006
  • Certified Scrum Master since 2005