Continuous Improvement through the Scrum Values

Integrate the scrum values to succeed in real-world agility
Duration: 2 hours 0 minutes
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The scrum values of commitment, focus, courage, openness, and respect are the foundation of scrum. In this course, you’ll work through self and team tasks designed to make a stronger scrum team, and walk away with downloadable activities you can use for continuous improvement.


The course aligns with the following Certified Scrum Master (CSM) learning objective:

  • 1.1 Describe the responsibilities and accountabilities of the Scrum Team


The course aligns with the following Advanced Certified ScrumMaster (A-CSM®) learning objective: 

  • 6.1 analyze your fulfillment of the Scrum values and how you could improve.


Course Sections:

  • Scrum Guide Values: The Scrum Guide, Living into the Scrum Values
  • Commitment: Definition, Self Reflection, The Team
  • Focus: Definition, Self Reflection, The Team
  • Openness: Definition, Self Reflection, The Team
  • Respect: Definition, Self Reflection, The Team
  • Courage: Definition, Self Reflection, The Team
  • The Five Values Working Together: The Values as a Whole, Beyond the Team
  • Course Resources: Downloadable Activities, Resources, Claim Your SEUs



Course Length/SEU: 120 minutes and worth 2 SEUs

Course created in collaboration with subject matter expert: Tobias Mayer (CST & Path to CSP Educator)

Discovering XP in 1998 set Tobias Mayer on a journey of discovery into all things agile. He has been practicing scrum since 2003, and in 2005 was among the first 25 people, worldwide, certified to teach scrum by Ken Schwaber, its co-founder.


Skilled as a developer, tester, and engineering manager, Tobias also has a background in publishing, theater arts, and community service work. He skilfully blends this unusual mix of experiences when teaching scrum, creating a lively and engaging experience.


Tobias is the author of the highly acclaimed, and somewhat controversial book, The People's Scrum, and has written extensively on leadership, citizenship, and corporate transformation. He has been invited as a keynote speaker at many Agile and Scrum conferences over the years, and also offered interactive workshops on topics as diverse as storytelling, collaboration, conflict resolution, thought citizenship, relationships, and even the art of failure!


These days Tobias is focussed on mentoring the next generation of certified scrum trainers.


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