Scrum Master


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What is Scrum?

'A lightweight framework that helps people, teams and organisations generate value through adaptive solutions for complex problems.’
(Scrum Guide, 2020)

This course takes a business agility perspective on Scrum, focusing on how the framework adds value across all areas of business including HR, Sales, Marketing, Procurement, Product development, IT and other specialist areas.

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About this Certification

This Agile Business Scrum Master certification course covers both theory and practice, offering plenty of opportunity to find out how it feels to be a Scrum Master working with a Scrum team. Agile Business Scrum Master training is highly interactive and includes simulations and practice around key techniques so that learning can be applied with confidence on returning to the workplace. Delegates will have the opportunity to experience a full sprint, designing and facilitating the planning, events, interactions, and effectiveness measures that form part of the sprint workflow.

The training concludes with the internationally recognised Agile Business Scrum Master certification exam. This certification does not expire and successful candidates have no need to requalify.

On passing the exam, newly qualified Agile Business Scrum Masters will be offered a free 90-day membership to the Agile Business Consortium Associate community. This allows you to build on your new learning through interactions with others in similar and different industries and professional disciplines.

The course has been revised for the 2020 version of the Scrum Guide, authored by Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland – the originators of Scrum.

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • The theory, practices, events, accountabilities, artefacts and values of the Scrum framework
  • The role of the Scrum Master and how they interact with the Scrum team, Product Owner and other business stakeholders
  • Building an effective Scrum team with an appropriate mix of skills and experience to deliver strategic goals
  • Removing barriers to progress and tackling process bottlenecks
  • Enabling self-managing teams
  • Facilitating effective Scrum events
  • Supporting the Product Owner on prioritisation and value delivery through backlog refinement
  • Driving adoption of the Scrum framework for more effective solution development – working with stakeholders and other Scrum Masters to improve its effectiveness
  • Writing clear and effective user stories
  • The value of definition of done
  • Estimating techniques, including comparative estimation with storypoints
  • Commitment based planning
  • The difference between iterative and incremental – and the value of both!


This training will be helpful for anyone working in a Scrum environment or who is interested in new ways of working to improve efficiency and effectiveness. Scrum is defined by the Scrum Guide, which was initially created for software developers. Agile Business Scrum Master deliberately extends the traditional software context into the wider world of business agility. Scrum for all, not just for IT. . This course is ideal for professionals from a wide range of disciplines, using language and examples that will be relatable and relevant across all areas of an organisation.

Whilst designed initially for those taking on a Scrum Master role, it is also valuable for Scrum team members and those who may not be working in a Scrum team themselves, but need to liaise with Scrum teams in other ways.


Delegates are invited to take an online exam at the end of the course to qualify for this accredited Scrum Master certification.

Exam Format:

  • Multiple-choice
  • 50 questions
  • 74% pass mark (37 correct answers out of 50 questions)
  • 40-minute duration
  • Closed-book (no reference material is allowed in the exam




Ready to Apply?

  1. Click here to find one of our trusted training partners or headover to APMG International
  2. Complete the course and exam with your training provider
  3. Receive your free 90-day membership to the Agile Business Consortium (The Professional Body for Business Agility)
  4. Receive your digital badge to use and share with your network



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