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Facilitating Purposeful Agile Meetings

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Learning Path Overview

Scrum masters need to be able to facilitate all of the agile events and meetings effectively. To do this, you’ll need to understand what best practice looks like for each event, and what bad habits you might want to avoid forming. This course has been designed to help you lead in your team’s scrum events to make sure you get the most out of them for your team and organization.  

Please note: this content was produced in the UK and may include the use of British English.

Intended Audience

This course is aimed at Scrum Masters who want to improve their individual knowledge of facilitating scrum events in service to their Scrum team and their wider organization.  

Prerequisites of the Certifications

There are no specific pre-requisites to study this course.  

Learning Objectives

After completing the Facilitating Purposeful Agile Meetings course, you’ll be able to: 

  • Identify the agile events 
  • Apply best practice to agile events 
  • Define your team's definition of done 
  • Practice velocity calculations 
  • Remove impediments 
  • Support your product owner and team with product backlog refinement  
  • Participate in a scrum of scrum 


This learning path contains videos and other resources for three modules, together with the associated course Introduction. 

Course introduction

We begin with an introduction to the course and what you can expect from the videos in this learning path. It will also provide you access to the Facilitating Purposeful Agile Meetings reflective exercises resource. 

Module 1 – The daily scrum

  • Scrum events 
  • Scrum roles 
  • The daily scrum 
  • Daily scrum best practice 

Module 2 – Sprint planning

  • Sprint planning 
  • Definition of done 
  • Velocity and capacity  
  • Impediments 

Module 3 – Sprint review, retrospective and working at scale

  • Spring review 
  • Sprint retrospective 
  • Product backlog refinement 
  • Scrum of scrums 


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About the Author

Tony Cotgrave, opens in a new tab
Agile and Scrum trainer
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Tony has over 20 years’ experience in Business Development, Business Change, Consulting, and Project/Program Management working with public, private, and third sector organizations.

He has helped organizations to design and create processes and procedures to align ways of working with corporate strategy. A highly motivated and detailed solution provider, utilizing a wide range of methods and frameworks to provide structure whilst promoting creativity and innovation.

As a confident and self-motivated professional with excellent communication skills, Tony is able to bring people together and get them working as a team quickly.

Tony is an Agile and Scrum trainer with a vast knowledge spanning IT Systems, Business Change, Program and Project Management. With excellent presentation skills and a solid background, he ensures that all clients gain maximum benefit from his training. He has successfully guided those new to the industry through their initial training, helped experienced staff as they progress in their careers, and worked at the director level advising on best use and practice, as well as tailoring courses to fulfil the exact needs of clients.

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