McGill Certified Agile and SCRUM Master (MCASM)© — Online

Practice using agile project management techniques


Agile project management is a value-driven approach that focuses on continuous improvement, agility, team input and delivering quality products and services on time and on budget. Participants will learn about the application of this iterative development methodology to products, solutions and software development. Once the seminar is complete participants will be able to materialize their learning by completing an online exam to be a McGill Certified Agile and SCRUM Master (MCASM) ©.

Key Benefits & Takeaways

  • Understand and use the Agile and SCRUM principles
  • Understand when to apply iterative project management techniques
  • Setting up and managing a SCRUM based or Agile project
  • Initiate the project with the relevant tools
  • Plan and estimate projects and sprints (project iterations)
  • Understanding of how to scale Scrum from small-sized to large projects
  • Understand how to review the project outcomes and plan releases

This seminar is designed for managers or team leaders at all levels interested in fast-paced and iterative product or service development. Any of these participants will benefit from early adoption of these competitive methods.

The registration fee includes facilitation by our highly-rated faculty members, a comprehensive digital workbook, and a McGill Certified Agile and SCRUM Master Certificate (MCASM) © — awarded upon the completion and correction of the online exam.

Participants who do not pass the exam and wish to retake it will be subject to a $90 administration fee.

Topics covered during the program

  • History
  • Difference between traditional waterfall project management and Agile
  • Multi Generational Product Plan
  • Industry benchmarks
  • Who is using Agile and SCRUM
  • Self control
  • Collaboration
  • Prioritization
  • Time boxing
  • Iterative development
  • Lean and Agile comparison
  • Key conditions
  • Modularization and design structure matrix
  • Product owner
  • Team and Team profile
  • Scrum master
  • RACI
  • Overall phases
  • Visual management
  • Kanban and pull principle
  • Risk management cycle
  • Project vision
  • SCRUM Team selection and support
  • Developing the epics
  • The prioritized product backlog and its management
  • Kano Model and MoSCoW
  • Planning the release
  • Writing user stories
  • Acceptance criteria definition
  • Enablers to identify user stories
  • Testing strategies and levels
  • Why using personas
  • User stories estimation techniques
  • Critical path management
  • Critical Chain optimization technique
  • Approval and Breakdown to tasks
  • The sprint process
  • Team interactions and daily management standups (SCRUM meeting)
  • The 3 fundamental questions
  • The scrum board and visual management
  • Metrics, burndown chart, Kanban board
  • Rapid prototyping
  • Sprint review
  • Acceptation and rejection management
  • Lessons learned sessions (retrospect)
  • Release planning schedule
  • Planning for the next cycle, program integration
  • Administered online 2 weeks post-seminar

The Online Experience

  • Flexible Format; Featuring a combination of live instructor-led sessions and self-paced, on-demand learning, content is time released to allow for the best real-time application and transfer of new skills, tools and frameworks.
  • Action-Learning Approach; Content, activities and experiences are relevant and immediately applicable to your day-to-day back at work.
  • Enriched Curriculum; New multimedia content created and curated to align with different learning styles.

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Alex has a diverse background and is extremely knowledgeable, making the workshops interesting by relating the theory and concepts to actual current business scenarios. He's a natural teacher and I would highly recommend him as a facilitator.
Kathleen Perry
Amphenol Canada Corp.