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Online course

IPM Scrum Master

Become a Certified Scrum Master with exceptional skills to fit the ever-changing industry requirements.
IPM Scrum Certificate, PSM, 14 PDUs
2 days
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Conquer Scrum Mastership and Progress Your Career

As Scrum relies heavily on collaboration, its principles and lessons can be applied to all kinds of teamwork. A Scrum Master plays an important role in an organisation to help the company and the team get the best of Scrum methodology. A Scrum Master also needs to inspire and encourage the team to learn from their experiences, self-manage themselves and continuously improve by reflecting on wins and losses.

IPM Scrum Master is designed to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the fundamental concepts of the Scrum framework that can be applied immediately to the working environment.

At the end of the course, you will be ready to be a Certified Scrum Master with all the skills and competencies needed.

What will I learn?

Upon completion, this course will provide you with the fundamental knowledge and necessary skills you need in order to be a Scrum Master.

You will learn everything about Scrum Framework, Leadership, and also Lean and Agile Values & Principles.

Scrum in Context
Why Agile?
  • Traditional/Waterfall/Predictive
  • Standish CHAOS Report 2015
  • Poor PM
  • Effective PM
  • Addressing the Challenge
  • Benefits of Agile
  • Project Uncertainty & Complexity
  • Project Resilience
  • Project Lifecycle Choices
  • Standish CHAOES Report 2016
Lean Principles & Practices
  • Lean Thinking & Principles
  • Lean Project Management
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Feedback & Iterations – PDCA
  • Synchronisation
  • Options Thinking
  • Set-Based Development
  • Decision Making
  • Last Responsible Moment
  • Pull Systems
  • Lead Time & Cycle Time
  • Self Determination
  • Motivation
  • Servant Leadership
  • Expertise
  • Perceived & Conceptual Integrity
  • Measurement
Agile Values & Principles
  • What is Agile
  • Agile Manifesto Values & Principles
Agile Practices
  • Common Agile Practices
  • Iterations & Incremental
  • Predictive & Iterative
  • Agile Approaches
  • Value Delivery
  • Benefits & Value
  • The Agile Mindset
  • Being Agile
Scrum Framework
Why Scrum?
  • Agile in Use
  • Scrum Master Salaries
What is Scrum?
  • Scrum Guide
  • Scrum Origins
  • Scrum Definition
  • Scrum Teams
  • Scrum Framework
  • Scrum Values
  • Empiricism
  • Transparency, Inspection, and Adaption in Scrum
  • Implementing Scrum
Scrum Teams
  • Generalising Specialists
  • T-Shaped People
  • Backlog Management
  • Scrum Master’s Role
  • Scrum Master & Team
  • Scrum Master & Product Owner
  • Scrum Master & Organisation
  • Team Sizing
  • Team Communications
Scrum Events
  • Scrum Events & Shu Ha Ri
  • Cadence
  • The Sprint
  • Burnup & Burndown Chart
  • Daily Scrum
  • Sprint Planning, Review, Retrospective
Scrum Artifacts
  • Product Backlog
  • Product Goal
  • Sprint Backlog
  • Sprint Goal
  • Increments
  • Definition of Done
  • DoD vs. Acceptance Criteria
  • DoD vs DoR
Scrum Leadership
Team Dynamics
  • Team Competencies
  • Tuckman’s Model
  • Maxwell’s Curve
  • Organisational Theories
  • Hertzberg – Motivation/Hygiene
  • Maslow – Hierarchy of Needs
  • McGregor – Theory X and Theory Y
  • McClelland – Human Motivation
Self-Managing Teams
  • Competence
  • Autonomy
  • Relatedness
Leadership Styles
  • Management vs Leadership
  • Leadership Styles, Skills & Qualities
  • Coach & Mentor
Scrum Exam
IPM Scrum Certification

The examination  takes place four days after the last day of the course. It lasts 45 minutes, from 7 pm to 7:45 pm. This examination also acts as a preparation for you to take the PSM I Examination, which is optional. PSM1 Certification

This examination is optional – only for you who wish to get PSM I Certification from the Taking this exam is not included in the course fee and administration.

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Why do this course?

This course focuses on gaining an understanding of the Scrum framework and the role of the Scrum Master. Explaining the theory and principles behind Scrum will allow you to understand better the Scrum framework and how each part of it is tied back to the importance of Scrum values.

IPM’s Scrum Master Course also educates you on one of the most important project managerial skills- leadership. It better explains what kind of leadership role a Scrum Master has and what kind of skills and behaviours are required to become one.

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This course is perfect for...

  • Anyone working in a software-oriented project management environment, software developers or software architects
  • Anyone involved in product delivery using Scrum 
  • Project managers and QA managers, team leaders or if you are part of the team where members are working to solve complex problems 
  • Practitioners that are interested in starting a career as a Scrum Master
  • People who are already Scrum Masters or Agile/Scrum Coaches and are looking to improve their use of Scrum
  • Anyone from any industry who wish to be certified as a Scrum Master
Why Study with Us?
PM Specialist
Globally Recognised
Enhance your CPD
Student Hub & Community
Support Team
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PM Specialist

The Institute is a specialist organisation dealing solely with the discipline of project, programme and portfolio management. Unlike other organisations, who offer a large variety of training programmes across many functional areas, our focus is purely on project management.

As a result, we attract experienced Lecturers who offer the most value to our attendees.

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Globally Recognised

The Institute is globally recognised as Ireland’s premier project management certification authority. We are the national certification body for IPMA® certification, representing Ireland in IPMA’s federation of 70+ countries across 6 continents.

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Enhance your CPD

Update your CV and CPD log with a formal certification of your skillset as a Scrum Master. Having a certificate is of great value in a project management career as it will help prove you are qualified and set you aside from other candidates.

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Student Hub & Community

The Interactive Live Virtual Classroom offers you an immersive and engaging virtual learning experience where flexibility and interaction are key. You can participate in live weekly classes, interactive tutoring sessions as well as group discussions inside virtual breakout rooms.

Access additional course resources, playback your classes, connect with a global student community, brainstorm, be inspired and share ideas.

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Support Team

We appreciate that at times it can be challenging to balance work, family and personal commitments while staying relevant and on top of your professional development. Our expert-led distance learning team is here to help you stay relevant and connected anytime, anywhere.

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I've been working in Tech for 8 years now and the Agile Project Management class turned into a huge unlock for me, it was the way our dev teams have been doing business and the environment we work in the entire time. I look forward to getting my next PM credential from you.
Highly recommended
The course was very informative and presented by great speakers throughout.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Find your questions answered and everything you need to know about the course.

Need further information?
How long is the course?

The course runs for 2 days, from 9:00am to 5:00pm

How much Is the course fee?

The course fee is €750, which includes access to all course materials on the Student Hub, live expert-led virtual classes, recordings and unlimited support from our Student Success team.

Is the course running in the classroom?

It is our intention to run the course in the classroom again. However, as of this moment, the course is running fully online to follow health and safety guidelines.


A recording of each online lecture will be available for playback in the Student Hub for a limited period of time, so you do not need to worry about missing a class.

Will I get a certificate for this course?

To get certified, you must pass the certification examinations, which will lead you to the following outcomes:

  • IPM Scrum Certification
  • PSM I Certification*
  • 14.0 Professional Development Units (PDUs)

* PSM I Certification is optional, and an additional fee is required to sit the examination.

How is the course assessed?

The course is assessed by a final examination, which takes place four days after the last day of the course. It will last 45 minutes, from 7 pm to 7:45 pm.


This examination is for obtaining the IPM Scrum Certification, and it is a good way to prepare yourself to take the PSM I Examination. That exam is optional. You can choose to take it if you wish to be certified by

What is IPM Scrum Certification?

IPM Scrum Certification is the Institute’s own unique certification that incorporates all the Scrum concepts we believe are the most important for real-life situations. This certificate is more than just attendance of the course as you need to pass the exam in order to get the certification. The passing rate for the exam is 60%.


Taking an exam for IPM Scrum Certification also prepares you for the PSM I Examination by

What is the examination fee for PSM I?

The examination fee for one attempt at the Professional Scrum Master I (PSM I) assessment is $150. For additional information, visit the official website.

Am I eligible to sit the PSM I Exam?

Attempting the assessment for PSM I Certification can be done without attending the classes, but the exam is difficult, which is why preparation is required to achieve a passing score. By attending this course, you will get the practice you need to succeed and acquire not only PSM I Certification but also the IPM Scrum Certification.


For any additional information, visit the official website.

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