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Day 1

Lecturers:  Elad Sofer

SM Role - the Basics

You will learn what is being Agile (instead of just doing Agile). How each role, ceremony, and artifact in Scrum helps you deliver the highest value with maximum business agility. 

This one day workshop is part of the Scrum Master Week. You may choose to attend the entire week, or pick and choose the right days for you.

Target audience:  Fresh Scrum Masters, experienced Scrum Masters wishing to understand the 'Why' of the role, managers wishing to understand how to become more agile in their role, and anyone wishing to refresh the basics of Scrum and agile.

Workshop Outline

  • What is Agile?
  • What is the difference between agile and scrum? 
  • When to use scrum and when not to? 
  • Scrum Master role & responsibilities
  • The questions that scrum master must ask himself every day, and why? 
  • What is self organizing team? 
  • Understanding the team maturity model, and why it is important for us? 
  • What do I need to do in order  to become a change agent within the organization  

What people that participated say:

  • "The training gives a good introduction for understating the ScrumMaster role and the toolbox required to be a good ScrumMaster" - Katerina Portman, ScrumMaster at RSA.

  • "If previously I thought that the ScrumMaster is difficult and challenging, now I am certain it is :)" - Rima Sirch, ScrumMaster at SAP.

     

 

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Day 5

Lecturers:  Elad Sofer 

This one day workshop is part of the Scrum Master Week. You may choose to attend the entire week, or pick and choose the right days for you.

SM as a Coach

Being a Scrum Master is about influencing people. On this day you will learn basic coaching techniques, and practice then with different day to day situations.

Target audience:  Advanced Scrum Masters and Agile Coaches.

Workshop Outline

  • Different techniques for coaching 
  • Traps and pitfalls in coaching 
  • Practical experience in coaching (with a feedback)
  • Why does the scrum master need to be a coach?
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Day 4

Lecturers:  Ilan Kirschenbaum / Anat Alon

SM as a Servant Leader

SM as a servant leader: So, you have no authority over the team members, but you are still expected to change their behavior and even their mindset. An although you understand the Why, you know the What, you still cannot get them to do what you want. Bummer! Or maybe not? In this day we will focus on the challenge of leadership without authority. How to evolve as a leader, learn practical tools to influence and to create a mindset-shift.

This one day workshop is part of the Scrum Master Week. You may choose to attend the entire week, or pick and choose the right days for you.

Target audience:  Scrum Masters, Product Owners and Product Managers, Agile Coaches and others who figured out that telling people what to do may be efficient but is hardly ever effective.

Workshop Outline

  • Helping team members to master Responsibility and Accountability
  • What are The 5 dysfunctions of a team, and how to handle them?
  • How to work when my team is distributed across multiple sites?
  • What do we do with teammates who don't want to do Scrum?
  • Using effective feedback to face teammates with hard facts without offending of breaking them
  • Designing safe-to-fail experiments to drive improvement in small incremental steps

 

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Day 3

Lecturers:  Lior Friedman / Ilan Kirschenbaum 

Retrospective Game Retreat

You will experience different games and activities to use in your retrospectives. This toolkit will help you push the team/s forward to continuous improvement.

This one day workshop is part of the Scrum Master Week. You may choose to attend the entire week, or pick and choose the right days for you.

Target audience:  Fresh and experienced Scrum Masters who appreciate the importance of retrospectives, and struggle with making them effective, productive and (not least important) fun.

Workshop Outline

  • Retrospective recommended structure
  • Retrospective goals - on what to focus and on what not to 
  • Different techniques to gather data
  • Different techniques to analyze data and generate insights
  • Different techniques to create effective action items (decide what to do)
  • Traps and pitfalls of retrospectives

 What people that participated say:

  • "The room was filled with charts of explanations and props for the day, Parking lot, A-ha wall etc.

    The room setup immediately created interest and curiosity what will happen next with each wall chart.

    Lior and Ilan are highly professional, generous and relaxed. They conducted the workshop interestingly and effectively.

    Dalit was available for any problem and question and gave us a sense of support throughout the day.

    No question was left unanswered, no topic was pushed aside.

    All in all, a great workshop, exceeding expectations. 

    Thank you for everything", Tomer Ayun, Redbend.

  • Ilan and Lior, The retrospectives day was excellent.

    I came in with low expectations to hear yet another boring theory.

    I got a dynamic, fun, playful day full of knowledge.

    I feel happy to try out the methods in our team. 

    Many thanks, Olga Dgani, SAP.

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Day 2

Lecturers:  Ilan Kirschenbaum / Anat Alon

SM as Facilitator

You will learn how to set the stage and provide clear boundaries within each ceremony. Heck, this practical knowledge will help you in any meeting, not just Scrum. With this knowledge you will get the team to collaborate with each other and with you.

This one day workshop is part of the Scrum Master Week. You may choose to attend the entire week, or pick and choose the right days for you.

Target audience:  Fresh and experience Scrum Masters wishing to acquire additional tools and skills and agile coaches leading organizational change.

Workshop Outline

  • Different techniques of facilitation 
  • Planning purpose
  • Different planning facilitation techniques
  • Planning facilitation simulation
  • Traps and pitfalls in planning ceremony
  • Different daily facilitation techniques 
  • Daily facilitation simulation
  • Traps and pitfalls in a daily ceremony
  • Different techniques for agile estimations facilitation 

What people that participated say:

  • "It was a great day that gave me a good overall understanding of facilitating within the context of Scrum and being a Scrum Master.

    A good mix between theory, tools and learning through simulations" - Yonatan Rand, Cisco.

     

 

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