Full course description
Scrum Master Certified (SMC™) professionals have a practical, working knowledge of Scrum that equips them to implement and work in a Scrum environment. The purpose of the exam is to confirm the applicants have achieved sufficient understanding of how to apply Scrum in the projects and to tailor Scrum in a particular scenario. SMC™ professionals are facilitators who ensure that the Scrum Team is provided with an environment conducive to completing the project successfully. The Scrum Master guides, facilitates, and teaches Scrum practices to everyone involved in the project; clears impediments for the team; and, ensures that Scrum processes are being followed. Successful candidates will be awarded the Scrum Master Certified (SMC™) certification by SCRUMstudy after passing the certification exam.
Scrum is the most popular Agile framework. It is an adaptive, iterative, fast, flexible, and effective methodology designed to deliver significant value quickly and throughout a project.
What you'll learn:
Participants will learn how to implement a Scrum project that involves a collaborative effort to create a new product, service, or other result as defined in the Project Vision Statement. Successful candidates will be awarded the Scrum Master Certified (SMC™) certification by SCRUMstudy after passing the certification exam. A key strength of this program is providing participants to apply Scrum methods to create cross-functional, self-organized, and empowered teams who divide their work into short, concentrated work cycles called Sprints. The focus of Scrum on value driven delivery helps Scrum Teams deliver results as early in the project as possible.
The objective of this certification is to ensure that Scrum Team members know enough about Scrum to effectively contribute to a Scrum project.
- To ensure that students understand the basics of Scrum
- Plan a project through the creation of the Charter Document, a Resourced Schedule and a Project team structure.
- To enable Scrum Team members to effectively contribute to a Scrum project.
- To enable Scrum Team members to apply Scrum effectively in Scrum/Agile projects
Who this course is designed for:
This certification is appropriate for anyone who is interested in working as a Scrum Master or for someone who is already a Scrum master in his organization. Scrum Master is an important role in any Scrum team and need not be a technology expert to be effective. Moreover, although Scrum is popular in the IT industry, it can be used effectively across different industries. The SBOK Guide, on which the SMC course is based on, can be used as an effective guide for implementation.
SBOK™ Guide - 2016 Edition Student Workbook Case Study Booklet Scrum Process Chart Estimate Cards
*$1600 is an introductory offer. The price will increase to $2000 on September 13th.
About the instructor
Warick Pond, Assistant Vice President
Warick is the Assistant Vice President for the Planning and Programs team. In his role at ASU, he works with diverse teams resulting in the successful implementation of the tools, techniques, and methodology being utilized by the UTO to assess, prioritize, manage, and monitor the hundreds of active projects comprising the institution’s IT portfolio. With ten years in higher education and seven in the private market, Warick brings an unique perspective to building a PMO. His most notable programs include managing the technology efforts for Starbuck's College Achievement Plan, and eAdvisor Tracking which won Information Weekly's Top 500 Technology Innovators award. Warick oversees these efforts as well as coordinating the UTO’s strategic planning processes as a member of the UTO leadership team. Link to full bio
September 18 - September 19, 2018
9 am - 5:00 pm
ASU Skysong 1
Suite 301 Ingenuity
1375 N. Scottsdale Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85257
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Arizona State University a Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.) with PMI?
Yes, our R.E.P. number is 4160.
What are PDUs?
PDUs stand for Professional Development Units. PDUs are the measuring unit used to quantify your professional development as part of PMIs Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) program. 1 PDU = 1 hour of learning/activity.
How do I claim my PDUs for these courses?
If you have a PMI number and you completed the course, ASU will submit your eligible PDUs for you. You should receive an e-mail from PMI.org indicating you have successfully submitted your PDU request. The e-mail will be sent to the address you have in your PMI.org profile. To claim your own PDUs please see PDU submission instructions.
When reporting PDU activities, is any supporting documentation required?
You do not need supporting documentation to report PDUs and renew your credential. When reporting your PDUs through CCRS, you will be directed to include specific information about the activity in the PDU claim form.
NOTE: PMI recommends you maintain a personal folder for all PDU-related documentation and keep this documentation for at least 18 months after your CCR cycle has ended. If you are randomly selected for an audit, you will need to provide this documentation
Frequently Asked Questions - Scrum Master Certified
What is Scrum?
Scrum is one of the most popular Agile methodologies. It is an adaptive, iterative, fast, flexible, and effective methodology designed to deliver significant value quickly and throughout a project. Scrum ensures transparency in communication and creates an environment of collective accountability and continuous progress. The Scrum framework, as defined in the SBOK™ Guide, is structured in such a way that it supports product and service development in all types of industries and in any type of project, irrespective of its complexity.
What is the difference between Scrum vs. Traditional Project Management?
Traditional project management emphasizes on conducting detailed upfront planning for the project with emphasis on fixing the scope, cost and schedule - and managing those parameters. Whereas, Scrum encourages data-based, iterative decision making in which the primary focus is on delivering products that satisfy customer requirements.
What is SMC™?
Scrum Master Certified (SMC™) professionals are facilitators who ensure that the Scrum Team is provided with an environment conducive to completing the project successfully. The Scrum Master guides, facilitates, and teaches Scrum practices to everyone involved in the project; clears impediments for the team; and, ensures that Scrum processes are being followed. Successful candidates will be awarded the Scrum Master Certified (SMC™) certification by SCRUM study after passing the certification exam.
Why should I get certified?
Advanced certifications from SCRUM study are widely accepted and help teams deliver projects faster and more successfully. The objective of this certification is to confirm that the applicants have achieved sufficient understanding of how to apply Scrum in projects and how-to tailor Scrum to a particular scenario. This certification is appropriate for anyone who is interested in working as a Scrum Master, or who is already a Scrum Master in his/her organization
How do I schedule my SMC™ exam?
Instructions are provided during your course on how to schedule your exam. SCRUMstudy certification exams are proctored using the online WebEx based proctor system. Individuals taking online examinations are required to use this system. Cheating on examinations is contrary to both academic integrity standards and to ethical standards set by SCRUMstudy.
What is the SMC™ exam format?
a. Multiple choice b. 100 questions per exam c. No negative marks for wrong answers d. 120 minutes duration e. Proctored online exam f. Current pass rate: 95%
How will I know if I passed my exam?
Your results will be provided immediately after completion of the exam.
Can I reschedule my exam?
There is a $50 fee issued by SCRUMStudy with any changes to a scheduled exam.
Do I have to retake the course if I do not pass my exam?
If you are unable to pass the exam, you can schedule again and take a maximum of two Free Exam Retakes.
What is the SBOK Guide?
A Guide to the Scrum Body of Knowledge (SBOK™ Guide) provides guidelines for the successful implementation of Scrum-the most popular Agile product development and project delivery methodology. Scrum, as defined in the SBOK™ Guide, is applicable to the following: i. Portfolios, programs, and/or projects in any industry ii. Products, services, or any other results to be delivered to stakeholders iii. Projects of any size or complexity.
What is SCRUMStudy?
SCRUMstudy is the global accreditation body for Scrum and Agile certifications. It has authored the SBOK™ Guide as a comprehensive guide to deliver successful projects using Scrum. SCRUMstudy works through its large global partner network of Authorized Training Providers (A.T.P.s) to deliver trainings and certifications. Important certifications provided by SCRUMstudy include Scrum Fundamentals Certified(SFC™), Scrum Developer Certified (SDC™), Scrum Master Certified (SMC™), Scaled Scrum Master Certified (SSMC™), SCRUMstudy Agile Master Certified (SAMC™), Scrum Product Owner Certified (SPOC™), Scaled Scrum Product Owner Certified (SSPOC™) and Expert Scrum Master Certified (ESMC™)
Do I have to attend both days?
Yes. Attendees who do not attend both days will not receive course completion credit, PDUs or be eligible for certification.
What do I need to bring?
All materials will be provided for you. You do not need to bring any materials, devices or laptops.