Paradigm Training

Agile Master Certified (SAMC)


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Course Description

This two day training program enables participants to understand the concepts of Agile development and gain the ability to compare and choose the appropriate Agile methodology for a given situation.

Course Summary

Name: Agile Master Certified
Duration: 2 days 16 hrs
Delivery: Virtual/E-learning
Accreditor: ScrumStudy
Language: English

Learning Outcomes

Participants will be enabled in understanding the concepts of Agile development and gain the ability to compare and choose the appropriate Agile methodology for a given situation.

Rapid changes in technology, market demands, and expectations have paved the way for the conceptualization and implementation of Agile methods and values in many organizations. Agile relies on adaptive planning and iterative development and delivery. It focuses primarily on the value of people in getting the job done effectively. SAMC Certified Professionals should appreciate the concepts of Agile development and have the ability to compare and choose the Agile methodology appropriate in a given situation.

Agile Master Certified Course Description

Introduction: This chapter describes the purpose and framework of the SBOK™ Guide.

Overview of Agile: 

This chapter provides an overview of Agile which includes Agile Manifesto; Agile Principles; What has Changed with Agile; Declaration of Interdependence; and Agile Methods—Lean Kanban, Extreme Programming, Crystal Methods, Dynamic Systems Development Method, Feature Driven Development, Test Driven Development, Adaptive Software Development, Agile Unified Process, and Domain Driven Development.

Domain of Agile Practices: 

This chapter talks about Value-driven Delivery; Stakeholder Engagement; Team Performance Practices; Adaptive Planning; Problem Detection and Resolution; Continuous Improvement; and Agile Tools and Artifacts.

Lean Kanban: 

This chapter deals with Lean Kanban and includes topics such as Introduction to Lean Kanban Software Development; Core Values; Understanding Lean Software Development; Understanding Kanban; Definition of Lean Kanban; and Implementing Lean Kanban.


The purpose of this chapter is to understand Scrum. It includes topics such as Overview of Scrum; Brief History of Scrum; Why Use Scrum?; Scalability of Scrum; Scrum Principles; Scrum Aspects; Scrum Processes; and Scrum and Kanban.

Extreme Programming (XP): 

This chapter includes sections related to XP such as Introduction to XP; Core Values; Roles; Practices; XP Release; XP Artifacts; Adopting XP; and XP Events.

Test Driven Development (TDD):

This chapter provides an introduction to TDD and discusses the process associated with it.

Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM): 

This chapter talks about topics such as Introduction to DSDM, Core Values, and Practices.

Crystal Methods: 

This chapter details topics such as Introduction to Crystal, Core Values, Roles, Practices, and Process.

Feature Driven Development (FDD): 

This chapter includes topics such as Introduction to FDD, Core Values, Roles, Practices, and Process.

Comparison of Agile Methods: 

This chapter captures all the Agile methodologies in a snapshot.

Best Fit Analysis Tool: 

This tool can be used by organizations considering transitioning to an Agile methodology. It is a short questionnaire designed to find the methodology which best fits an organization’s specific business situation.

Blitz Planning: 

It is a variation of the “Planning Game” from XP.

Trademarks & Copyrights

This associated accredited course has been licensed to Paradigm Management Solutions UK Ltd from her partner and course ware provider Copyright © 2017 SCRUMstudy. All Rights Reserved.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of the Scrum Master Certification training and exam, successful candidates will be familiar with the following principles and the application of these philosophy within an IT environment.

  • Participants will be familiar with the concepts, advantages, and challenges of the Scrum methodology.
  • Participants will be equipped with the knowledge needed to be the Scrum Product Owner or Agile Business Analyst in their organizations and help their organizations adopt Scrum methodology. Furthermore, participants will develop an understanding of all the roles in Scrum.
  • Participants will be equipped to deal with the Project Stakeholders and take care of the business/value side of things.
  • Learners will have experience carrying out a Scrum project through simulated case scenarios.
  • Participants will have knowledge pertaining to and can anticipate issues related to the practical implementation of Scrum.
  • Participants will be armed with the proper tools to address, resolve, and take the lead on Scrum issues in their organizations


There are no formal prerequisites for this course however it is strongly recommended that SDC™ or SMC™ Certified professionals will be able to better understand the concepts required for this certification exam.

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites?

Don’t worry – we’ll discuss your technical background, experience and qualifications to help determine whether this course suits you. Just call us on +44 845 682 4690 and speak to one of our consultants.

Course Agenda

  • Introduction
  • Agile Overview
  • Domain of Agile Practices
  • Estimation Exercise
  • Lean Kanban
  • Scrum
  • Extreme Programming (XP)
  • Case Study – Create Product Backlog
  • Case Study – Release Planning Meeting
  • Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM)
  • Crystal Methodologies
  • Feature Driven Development (FDD)
  • Case Study – Create Feature List
  • Comparison of Agile Methods
  • Best Fit Analysis

Physical Resources

A Guide to the Scrum Body of Knowledge (SBOK™ Guide), which is the definitive guide for Scrum (340 pages) and provides guidelines for the successful implementation of Scrum—the most popular Agile product development and project delivery methodology.
SAMC Student Workbook (112 pages)
A comprehensive workbook covering syllabus areas concerned with SCRUMstudy Agile Master Certified as defined in the SBOK™ Guide. The workbook covers topics on different flavors of Agile including Scrum, XP, TDD, and FDD among others.
SAMC Case Study Booklet (10 pages)
This includes a real-life scenario and relevant questions around a new product development – Online Sales Website . This helps candidates gain a practical understanding of the concepts learnt.
Agile One Pager
This contains some of the most important concepts relevant to Agile methodologies
Scrum Process Chart (2 pages)
This contains some of the most important concepts in Scrum. It is a ready reference for a candidate to review important concepts.
Scrum Estimation Cards (8 pages)
Estimation cards for classroom exercises help candidates understand how to estimate different tasks in a Scrum project.


Examination Vouchers

When you think you’re ready, just contact us and we’ll order your exam voucher

our support team will send you via email your voucher and or instructions on how to enroll for the exam

What you need to know about the exam(s):

You can take the exam online
Exam Format: Closed Book.
Questions: 100 multiple choice questions
Passing Score: subjective
Exam Duration: 120 minutes.
Proctoring: Online Live
Languages: English

Exam Location

  • In class, at the course venue
  • Remote, at any approved location with a webcam (home/office)

Exam Planning

The exam can be taken on the last day of the course or can be scheduled to be taken at a later date.

There is no formal prerequisite for this certification. However, it is preferable to complete the Scrum Developer Certified (SDC™) certification before applying for the Scrum Master certification. It is also highly recommended to attend a 2-day SMC™ classroom training provided by Paradigm People who are a SCRUMstudy approved Authorized Training Partner (A.T.P.)


Resources & Downloads

Online Resources

High Quality Videos
We have 28 high quality, interactive, and engaging online videos for each chapter and knowledge area. All course videos are prepared and presented by industry experts.
VMEdu Approved RCUs (16)
Every VMEdu certification requires you to earn a minimum number of RCUs every three years. This ensures that VMEdu certified professional’s competencies remain up to date. On successful completion of this course you will be granted 16 RCUs.
Illustrative Case Study
An interesting and illustrative case study based on a real-life scenario is provided to ensure that theoretical concepts can be applied to practical situations. This is fun to solve and provides great insights at the same time.
An engaging and challenging crossword is provided to ensure a fun-filled learning experience.
Collaborate and Learn
Our learning platform allows team members to discuss with each other and learn collaboratively.
Reference Material
Additional reference materials such as role guides are provided to enhance learning experience.
Mobile App
You can access courses in all formats anytime, anywhere through VMEdu’s innovative mobile app.
Enjoy the same learning experience that you get online.
Progress Tracking
You can track your progress online or through mobile app. For each course and each chapter and continue from where you left off.
Continuous Improvement
We provide knowledge area-wise analyses of exam results with justifications for each question. This helps you identify your strengths and weaknesses and improve your performance.




































Additional information

Public Class Bookings

All physical classroom bookings are based on a minimum of 4 attendees – Where the candidates fall below this criteria the course may be cancelled and you will be offered a FULL refund. You can also choose to re book on a different date or choose a virtual class.

Please send an email to for a list of course venues and dates in your area.

If the course is cancelled for any reason by Paradigm people you will be offered a FULL refund

Virtual Class bookings

Once you have booked this course, you should email providing a list of dates you ideally would like your training to commence and end.

The training does not have to run concurrently but can be spread over 4 days, evenings and weekends.

Once you have provided our scheduling team with your dates and times, they will create a schedule for you in line with the accredited trainer.

E-Learning class Bookings

Currently all the e-learning courses offered by Paradigm Training are licensed from our accredited courseware providers who together with us offer you a seamless learning experience.

You will benefit from the experienced trainers advice from both our partners and our own accredited trainers who are on hand to support you on this learning journey.

.The course trainers and mentors are available to answer questions by email through the virtual classroom environments that we assign you.

Additional learning based questions can be sent to where we will pass the questions on to the appropriate trainers.

Financial Committment

We at Paradigm people built this platform in order to ensure that learning and the sharing of knowledge is the principle focus for us.

Knowing this, if you (the learner) wish to take this course and has a financial encumbrance that prevents the enrollment for this course, please reach out to us by email to and we will work with you to ensure knowledge acquisition and learning is still an outcome.

We will dialogue with you in the strictest of confidence in order to bring your learning to gain


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