SCRUM Workshop

The workshop covers the Agile principles and empirical process theory of SCRUM, the SCRUM framework itself, and the specific role of the SCRUM Master. The workshop presents the fundamental concepts upon which the rules and roles of SCRUM are explored and discussed. Participants are introduced to the mechanics of SCRUM, reducing complexity, facilitating team-based collaboration and promoting self-organization. The focus on the SCRUM Master role includes advanced thinking tools for servant leadership and behavioral shifts, Agile coaching and working with people and teams.


In spring 2019, the Department of OM&IS at the College of Business launched its first SCRUM workshop. More than 25 OM&IS students have successfully completed the coursework. Several of those students were subsequently interviewed and selected by Discover, and nine signed on for the on-campus code-orange program on helping
to develop new technologies for the company by collaborating with Discover representatives and with other selectees from various NIU majors in summer 2019.

Why Attend?

Having Agile knowledge has been increasingly important for business innovations and those students who had Agile experience using the SCRUM framework are most likely to get to the next level in the interview on their job quest. Businesses place high value on SCRUM methodology. The SCRUM workshop provides our students with exposure to this Agile methodology.

Workshop Outcomes

At the completion of the course participants will be able to:

  • Understand and apply the SCRUM framework including the SCRUM roles, events, and artifacts
  • Support teams to self-organize and leverage SCRUM to build products
  • Facilitate SCRUM events for a team
  • Articulate the value and benefits of SCRUM

Topic Outline

Topic 1: Evolution of Agile Development Methodology

Topic 2: Agile Benefits & Frameworks

Topic 3: SCRUM Framework Overview

Topic 4: SCRUM Framework Case Study

Topic 5: Backlog Management

Topic 6: Estimation & Metrics

Schedule and Cost

Date: Fridays, March 20, 27 and April 3, 2020

Time: 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location: Barsema Hall 300, College of Business, Northern Illinois University

Workshop Price: $300.00 per participant (includes Professional Scrum Master I exam voucher)

Prerequisites: None - open to undergraduate and graduate students!



Federico Bassetti is an Instructor of MIS in the OM&IS Department at College of Business.  Mr. Bassetti is a certified SCRUM master and will teach the entire workshop.