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Practical Experience to Become a Scrum Master

5 Weeks


Cohort-based Course

Get practical experience using Scrum in a real project and prepare for a Scrum Master job.

Course overview

Go from theory to practice, and prepare for a real Scrum Master job

Experiential program to practice Scrum, experience being a Scrum Master, and develop real-life stories to grow in your career.

Hands-on experience

Practice acting as Scrum Master, applying Scrum, and facilitating Scrum events.

Practice the tools

Manage your project with a Kanban board, Jira, Trello, Miro.

Work on a real project

Select a project, organize the work, create a backlog, track progress.

With this program you develop real-life experience as a Scrum Master. The course is broken up in 5 weeks: the first week is for orientation and training, then in the following four weeks you execute 4 Sprints while acting as Scrum Master on the team.

Who is this course for


People interested in developing more experience as Scrum Master, with the Scrum framework and with the tools


People who have Scrum knowledge but lack the hands-on practical experience with a Scrum team


Scrum Masters who want to build their confidence in managing the Scrum process in a real life application

What you’ll get out of this course

Setup and practice the tools that Scrum Masters use

Learn how to setup and use Jira, Trello, and Miro for managing sprints and tracking projects.

Facilitate Scrum events and drive action items for team improvement

Guide your team in Sprint Planning, Sprint Review, Daily Scrum and Retrospective. Drive continuous improvement with action items.

Build confidence in your Scrum Master abilities

Compare your activities and results to what an experienced Scrum Master would do and get coaching to support your growth.

Practice Scrum on a real project

Work on a real project to develop a digital and physical product. Develop appreciation for the Product Owner role by taking responsibility for planning the work on a project.

Practice Sprint Planning and tracking the work in the Sprint

Practice organizing the Sprints and tracking the work, Sprint by Sprint.

Get hands-on experience with a variety of digital tools

Setup and use a variety of digital tools to boost your confidence and prepare for a job in an IT environment, including AI generation, online shopping, and creative tools.

Build your set of stories

Get ready for a Scrum Master job interview. Create a compelling story based on real life experience.

Course syllabus


Introduction and project setup

Introduction to the program, team formation, setup project board in Miro, and learn how to use Jira and Trello


Execute your first Sprint

Setup your project in Jira, organize the Product Backlog, and create the Sprint Backlog for sprint 1. You run Daily Scrum with your team for alignment, and a Retrospective at the end of the Sprint.


Build your online store

In sprint 2, you create an online store and start posting your products. This real-life application let's you practice running a sprint and delivering value to customers.


Practice Sprint Review

While your store grows and you add more products, in this sprint you practice running a Sprint Review meeting. You use it to get feedback from your customers and learn more about the products you sell.


Promote your product

In Sprint 4, you further expand your store and start promoting it with a marketing campaign. In the meantime, you track the progress of your sprint and the overall product, and identify opportunities for improvement.

Course schedule

4-6 hours per week
  • Mondays (Sprint Planning)

    4:00pm or 5:30pm EST

    Every week, this is Sprint Planning for a new sprint. We do weekly sprints.

    45 minute meeting, pick the time that works for you.

  • Thursdays (Coaching)

    2:30pm or 4:00pm EST

    This is a weekly coaching calls to review progress, practice a Daily Scrum or Retrospective, and provide support as needed.

    60 minute meeting, pick the time that works for you.

  • Weekly project activities

    2 to 4 hours per week

    Hands-on work using a list of PBIs in your Sprint Backlog to organize the sprint, and a burn-down to track the progress. Solo or with a team.

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Meet your instructor

Valerio Zanini

Valerio Zanini

Certified Scrum Trainer, Agile Coach

A Scrum and Product Management trainer, Valerio is passionate about helping people learn about Scrum and support teams in their agile practices.

With two decades of product development experience in a variety of organizations including Capital One, Cisco, and others, he works with organizations worldwide to spark a culture of innovation and agility, with training and hands-on coaching. He’s the CEO of 5D Vision, an agile and product innovation consulting firm based in Washington DC.

He is the co-author of Sprint Your Way to Scrum, and the author of Deliver Great Products That Customers Love. He also hosts Product Bytes, a video channel on Product Management, Innovation, and Agile topics.

Valerio is a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) with the Scrum Alliance, a Certified Product Innovation Trainer (CPIT) with Spark Engine, and a SAFe Program Consultant (SPC).

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Active hands-on learning

This course builds on live workshops and hands-on projects

Interactive and project-based

You’ll be interacting with other learners through breakout rooms and project teams

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Join a community of like-minded people who want to learn and grow alongside you

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