Scrum Master Certified (SMC™)

The Scrum Master Certified (SMC™) course is a comprehensive training program designed to equip participants with the knowledge and skills to become effective Scrum Masters in Agile project management.

The course covers essential Scrum principles, practices, and frameworks, emphasizing the Scrum Master’s role in facilitating team collaboration, removing obstacles, and optimizing the development process. Upon completion, participants will be prepared to lead Agile teams, promote continuous improvement, and drive successful project deliveries using Scrum methodologies.

Course duration, academic hours: 16
Price (excl. VAT) 800,00 
Price (with VAT): 968,00 
Lecturer: Uldis Kuplis
Uldis Kuplis
Uldis Kuplis is a project manager in software development, maintenance and migration projects. The lecturer has 25 years of experience in the software development industry, implementing various software development projects - as a programmer, analyst, head of the software development department, project manager, IT Development Director, Scrum Master or Scrum Product Owner or simply as a consultant.

Andrejs Gailītis


27. June, 2024 - 28. June, 2024
RĪGA, Dzirnavu iela 140
Andrejs Gailītis
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Training schedule:
27.06.2024 09:00-16:15
28.06.2024 09:00-16:15
Course target

The training course will help you to prepare Scrum Master Certified (SMC™) exam.

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, ensure 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.


This course is focusing on Scrum Masters and people with similar responsibilities, but the course is great for anyone interested in Scrum framework and Agile methodology. For people with less experience, it will provide a solid foundation for understanding how to apply Scrum and Agile correctly.

For experienced people, it will provide an opportunity to peek deeper into the foundations of Agile and fine-tune understanding of the Scrum framework. Even very experienced people will get new insights and reflections.

At Course Completion you will be able to:
  • manage scrum environment;
  • manage the roles in development team;
  • manage product backlog items;
  • plan and manage sprints;
  • plan and mange releases.

There is no formal prerequisites.

Training materials

Student book, Scrum Body of Knowledge (SBOK™ Guide).

Certification Exam

Scrum Master Certified (SMC™) (the exam fee is already included in the course price).

Course outline

1. Scrum framework:

  • Agile Principles;
  • Brief History of Scrum;
  • Heart of Scrum;
  • Scrum Overview;
  • Scrum environment.

2. Roles in Scrum project:

  • Overview of the roles;
  • Mixing the roles.

3. Scrum definitions:

  • Definition of DONE (DoD);
  • Why (DoD);
  • Advantage of (DoD);
  • How to create a definition of DONE;
  • Definition of READY.

4. The ScrumMaster:

  • Responsibilities and mindset;
  • How to react in different scenarios;
  • Scrum Master’s impediment list.

5. The Product Owner:

  • Description and responsibilities;
  • Character of a good Product Owner;
  • Product Owner team.

6. The Development team:

  • Composition and cross-functionality;
  • Responsibilities of the Team Member Organizing;
  • What to do with dysfunctional Team Members;
  • Distributed Teams.

7. Product backlog:

  • Product Backlog Items (PBIs), User stories and other choices on the Product Backlog;
  • Backlog Meetings;
  • INVEST in your Product Backlog;
  • Estimating your PBI’s;
  • Acceptance criteria;
  • Test scenarios (BDD).

8. The Sprint:

  • Responsibilities in the sprint;
  • Updating progress;
  • Burndown chart.

9. Sprint Planning:

  • Switching from the what to the how;
  • Team’s commitment to the Sprint Backlog;
  • Zero level planning.

10. Daily Scrum:

  • Who can say what;
  • Why is it important the team feels ownership.

11. Sprint Review:

  • Pupose of meeting;
  • A review not a demo.

12. Retrospective:

  • Purpose of Retrospective;
  • Techniques for Retrospective.

13. Agile Contract:

  • Traditional Contract;
  • Agile Contract.

14. Release Planning:

  • Allocating Sprints;
  • Tracking progress – the Release Burndown;
  • What to expect.

15. Scaling:

  • From one team to many;
  • Coordination between teams (Integration Scrum);
  • Multi Product Backlogs or one Product Backlog;
  • Sprint Planning from one Product Backlog for many Teams.

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