Advanced ScrumMaster Training Part 1 – Cultivating a Team

Advanced ScrumMaster Training Part 1 – Cultivating a Team


1 Day


The ScrumMaster helps an organization adopt and adhere to Scrum. A part of those responsibilities includes cultivating and leading new and existing Scrum teams. This interactive and activity-driven course goes beyond the process of Scrum to look at team issues and how ScrumMasters can be effective leaders of a team without managing them. Participants learn the traits of good teams, the factors for success, how to work with new teams and how to deal with organizational and human issues within the team. In addition, participants explore the team’s work environment as well as activities on understanding personality types (especially their own) and how to use that as a factor to bring great teams together.

The course includes instructor experiences, case studies, and several in-class labs that enable participants to build knowledge and skills through active participation instead of simply lectures.



  • Leading teams
  • Leadership vs. management
  • Core values of a great leader
  • Traits of a great leader
  • Creating great teams
  • Traits of a great team
  • Why teams succeed
  • Why teams fail
  • Working with a new team
  • Classic patterns of new teams
  • Setting expectations for team behavior
  • Shared ownership
  • Tasks/Skills
  • Code
  • Commitment
  • Self-organization – what does that really mean?
  • Being a change agent
  • Dealing with organizational issues
  • Dealing with human issues
  • The team’s environment
  • Setting up the optimum working environment
  • Cellular groups
  • Common Areas
  • Advanced visual management techniques
  • Understanding personality types on a team
  • Finding the right people for optimum teams

Who should take this course?

While this course is made for ScrumMasters and change agents whose role includes leading without managerial authority, it is suitable for anyone who would like to or needs to cultivate teams to work together and become self-managing and self-sustaining.