Course Description

This two day course is designed to elevate the Scrum team’s skill set to collaborate with each other, with stakeholders, and across the organization. Asking the right questions and maximizing creative tension in product development is key to driving results. This course will give you the tools to be both efficient and effective in your communication patterns during Scrum meetings, as well as in your daily interactions with those involved.

What does learning have to do with Scrum teams?

As Scrum teams move through the Scrum framework, they are constantly gathering and processing new information from the product, from stakeholders, and from each other.  They are learning. The more teams, ScrumMasters, and Product Owners know about the learning styles present on their team, the more they can leverage strengths and overcome weaknesses.  Deeper collaboration will occur when teams know the right questions to ask to improve learning capacity and produce a better product. When a team has a common language to talk about learning and communication preferences, creative tension can be channeled to move the product forward rather than be stalled in team dynamic pressure.

Why Advanced Scrum Performance?

4MAT® For Scrum TeamsAs the newest course designed specifically for Scrum teams, two highly respected training organizations, 3Back and 4MAT4Business, have worked in partnership to meet the demands of ScrumMasters, Product Owners, and teams in search of improving team performance. 3Back and 4MAT4Business have overlaid the Scrum framework with brain research on learning types resulting in pathways for refined communication abilities.

This course will improve the effectiveness of daily stand-ups, product demos, and retrospectives. Upon completion of this course, you will have the tools and knowledge to manage and maximize creativity and deliver a better client solution.

Who Should Attend

This course is for any and all members of the Scrum team. It is intended to maximize team collaboration, performance, and results.

Who should attend: entire teams, ScrumMasters, Product Owners, managers, team leaders, directors, and C-level functions.

There are no pre-requisites for this course.

Teams Learning 4MAT for Scrum TeamsLearning Objectives

  • Identify your preferred learning type
  • Explore traits and characteristics of all learning types
  • Detail strengths and weaknesses of all styles
  • Define creative tension on a team
  • Create question inventories to move tension forward
  • Define structures need to improve team dynamics
  • Determine methods to shift focus
  • Explore and evaluate case studies
  • Adapt the 4MA®T framework to Scrum meetings
  • Determine elements essential to effective and successful daily stand-ups, product demos, and retrospectives
  • Action and implementation planning


Day One

  • Learning Styles
    • Learning Type Measure® assessment of individual learning styles
    • Culture of learning styles
    • Attributes of each style
    • Team dynamics
      • Creative tension
      • Question inventory
      • Team structures
      • Shifting attention
      • Case studies
      • Action planning

Day Two

  • Meeting types
  • What’s missing from a meeting
  • 4 elements of an effective Scrum meeting
  • Painful and successful meetings for all learning styles
  • Daily stand-up, product demos, and retrospectives
  • Meeting rubric
  • Action planning

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