Scrum Master Practices and Techniques Training

You are a certified Scrum Master with some experience, and you wonder where you can learn a few tips and tricks that could help you to become a better servant-leader for your Scrum team? This Advanced Scrum Master Course discusses few Scrum anti-patterns, pitfalls and tips/tricks how to address them.

Target Audience:

Primarily Scrum Masters, but also Development team, and Product Owners who are very familiar with Scrum framework and have been using Scrum framework for some time.


  • Scrum framework

    You will be reminded of key Scrum rules, characteristics, principles and values.

  • A Few Scrum Anti-patterns

    For some companies difficulties with Scrum arise with their expectations that Scrum is a silver bullet, or a cookbook with solutions for all their problems. Unfortunately, some companies try to add additional practices to the Scrum framework that are very much Scrum/Agile anti-patterns and pitfalls. You will learn how to address these symptoms (test sprint, changes during a sprint, no DoD, random size sprints…) and prevent Scrum being corrupted and twisted.

  • Tips and tricks regarding Product backlog

    You will learn what grooming the Product Backlog is, when to groom the Product Backlog, how to handle technical work, how to write Product Backlog items of the right size and with the right amount of details.

  • Tips and tricks regarding sprinting

    You will learn about the top five reasons teams don't deliver everything in a Sprint, what to do if a team can't have anything potentially shippable by the end of a Sprint, how to avoid leaving unfinished work at the end of a Sprint, how to handle firefighting during a Sprint.

  • Tips and tricks regarding estimating and planning

    You will learn why and when to estimate the Product Backlog items, how to overcome a fear of estimating, and how to enforce the rule of claiming credit only for what is completely done.

  • Tips and tricks regarding managing stakeholders

    You will learn how to manage stakeholders expectations, how to handle early requests to lock down scope, schedule and budget, how to move away from written documentation.

  • Tips and tricks regarding culture

    You will learn how to prevent team burnout from sprinting, how to managing risk on Scrum projects, understand how Project Managers fit into Scrum, how to reward a team for a job well done.

  • Tips and tricks regarding teamwork

    You will learn how to convince team members to work outside their roles, how to leave time for testing during a Sprint, how to add automation when little or none exists, how to deal with overly busy Product Owner, how to fit UX design into Scrum, learn how to choose PO for different types of product development.

  • Tips and tricks regarding problems during meetings

    You will learn how to save time during Sprint planning, how to avoid over commitment during Sprint planning, how to have an effective Daily Scrum and how to conduct a review when not everything is demonstrable.

  • Q&As

Course Instructor:

Zoran Vujkov

Zoran Vujkov is an experienced and influential Agile Coach and Trainer since 2008. Read More

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Details about the Course:

As the all available trainings by Puzzle Software, Scrum Master Practices and Techniques Training is organized on scheduled date, or can be organized on request (on-site) where the Company is the host.

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