Professional Scrum Facilitation Skills

What is this course?

Live Online Training (Start Time: 9am UK Time)
To overcome the challenges currently associated with attending in-person training, agil8 have adapted the delivery of this course into a live online training format with added focus on how to work using agile with remote team members.

Utilising live video, alongside our bespoke online training platform (unique to agil8), we’re able to replicate the interactive nature of our face-to-face training within a virtual environment. As such, individuals can undertake this training from their home, or any other remote location.

Course Content
Professional Scrum Facilitation Skills™ is an interactive course designed to help Scrum practitioners develop a facilitator’s mindset, proficiency in facilitation skills, and learn when and how to select effective techniques for various circumstances. Strong facilitation skills enable better problem-solving, more effective Scrum events and greater team alignment, all leading to better outcomes.

A key tenet of Scrum is to put problem-solving and decision-making in the hands of the Scrum Team. The Scrum Framework creates venues for this to happen and the Scrum Values help create an environment in which each Scrum Team member’s voice can be heard. However, team interactions don’t always go well. Sometimes team members lose sight of goals, don’t fully engage and/or can’t reach agreement. Effective facilitation can guide the team toward their desired outcomes.

Upcoming Course Dates

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Live Online Training 13 Oct - 1 day £595Derek Davidson
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Live Online Training 27 Oct - 1 day £595Derek Davidson
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What will you learn?

In this one-day skills-building course, participants will learn how to become better facilitators to improve interactions with their Scrum Teams, stakeholders and customers. They will focus on how to adopt facilitation as a stance and enable the Scrum Values.

Students will address a series of common Scrum-related scenarios by applying several facilitation techniques that they can add to their collection of agile practices. They will create and leave with their own facilitation “plan” to improve their next team discussion or Scrum event.

What topics will be covered?

As part of this course attendees will:

  • Develop facilitation skills and a facilitator’s mindset
  • Learn the facilitation principles that experienced facilitators fall back on when interactions are difficult
  • Understand the roles that facilitation principles and the Scrum Values play in enhancing healthy collaboration in Scrum Teams
  • Explore how facilitation can address challenging scenarios most Scrum Teams encounter
  • Apply facilitation skills and techniques to improve the Scrum events and other interactions
  • Understand how to encourage diverse perspectives, while bringing the team together to reach decisions
  • Experience the elements of group dynamics and how they influence the decision-making process
  • Leave class with a toolbox of facilitation techniques and understand how to apply them in different circumstances
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