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The Agile in Audit – Scrum Fundamentals Course

The Agile In Audit Scrum Fundamentals (AIA-SF) course presents scrum for audit teams. Delegates learn via a mix of instruction and teambased exercises. The roles, events, artifacts and rules of Scrum are taught, demonstrated and practiced.

Exercises that connect the roles, events and artifacts of Scrum with the common roles, meetings and elements of auditing are undertaken. The course culminates with a case study where the agile auditing techniques just taught, are practiced.2-day course delivered live virtually over 4 afternoons.

  • Nov. 17: from 1230 – 1700 (CET)
  • Nov 18: from 1230 – 1700 (CET)
  • Nov 19: from 1230 – 1700 (CET)
  • Nov. 23: from 1230 – 1700 (CET)

Course Objectives

The course provides a thorough foundational understanding of Scrum so that auditors can:

• Apply Scrum to auditing
• Be a Scrum Master on an agile audit
• Be an effective member of a Scrum team
• Explain Scrum for the organization
• Apply Scrum in the work place

Target Audience

The AIA-SF course is primarily focused on the use of Scrum within an audit environment. It is beneficial to anyone that will be using or applying Scrum, as well as leaders that wish to implement more effective practices in their organization. It is also of value to those already applying Scrum and wish to improve.

Roles That Will Benefit

• Auditors (all levels up to CIA)
• Scrum Masters
• Agile Coaches
• Team Leaders
• Project Managers
• Audit Owners
• Audit Portfolio Managers

What Does the Course Offer?

As well as the course content, delivered as described above, there are exercises, quizzes, puzzles and simulations where delegates work as part of small teams within virtual breakout rooms to cement the information and techniques taught.

Course Outline

  • Basics of auditing Mapping Scrum and Audit Events
  • Foundations of Agility Scrum Elements
  • Foundations of Scrum Product Backlog Items
  • Scrum Framework Basics Sprint Backlog in Detail
  • Scrum Artifacts The Definition of Done
  • Mapping Scrum and Audit Roles Audit Case Study Using Scrum


You will receive 22,5 CPE for attending this course.

Who Are Agile in Audit?

Agile In Audit (AIA) is a boutique agile consultancy setup solely to provide agile and Scrum services to the audit industry. Our director, Derek Davidson, was responsible for training the first successful ‘agile audit’ function in a UK bank. We now bring our unique brand of coaching, teaching and real-world experience to the market.

Who is Derek Davidson?

Derek is a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) with the Scrum Alliance and a Professional Scrum Trainer (PST) with He is the first Scrum Trainer in Europe dualcertified by both the Scrum Alliance and
He has spent the last two decades focused on agile ways of working and has spent half of that time working as a consultant with some of the World’s best known organizations.

Derek is the creator of the Agile in Audit Scrum Fundamentals course, a course that has been taught successfully for hundreds of students working with organizations such as :
Barclays Bank, HSBC, Deutsche Bank, Bank of Ireland, Morgan Stanley, Nomura and Aon (Insurance).

Related guidance:
Agile Auditing – the book
Agile Auditing, Transforming the audit process – free guidance
Agile Internal Audit – free guidance