Certified ScrumMaster

Certified ScrumMaster


Scrum WithStyle


  • Course

    Date: 2-3 July, 2009
    Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia

    Regular Price: 1600 per person inc. GST

    About the Course 

    The two day Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) course is an immersive learning experience involving a highly interactive mix of seminars, group discussions, team activities, games and role-plays.

    You will learn how to:

    • Explain Scrum to the rest of the organisation
    • Lead a self-organising team
    • Raise the visibility of project status and impediments
    • Inspect and adapt both the product and the process
    • Facilitate learning and continuous improvement
    • Deliver high value releases sooner.

    Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be enrolled as Certified ScrumMasters. This includes a 12 month membership with the Scrum Alliance where additional CSM-only material is available. For Project Management Professionals, this course qualifies as 16 PDUs as approved by the Project Management Institute.

    Participants will be served lunch, morning and afternoon tea and receive printed and electronic copies of the training materials.


    About the Trainer

    Rowan Bunning is a Certified Scrum Trainer and a pioneer of Scrum in Australasia. With a background in extreme programming, object oriented development and scrum, Rowan became Australia’s first Certified ScrumMaster and first Certified Scrum Practitioner. He has built extensive experience leading, coaching, and training organisations in Scrum across Australasia and Europe, including European scrum leader ‘EMC Conchango’. As a Certified Scrum Trainer he has a fantastic track record for running comprehensive and high value scrum courses. His courses include the two day Certified ScrumMaster and Certified Scrum Product Owner courses with associated accreditations with the Scrum Alliance. He also offers one day courses on Effective User Stories and Agile Estimating and Planning as licensed from Mike Cohn of Mountain Goat Software – author of the most popular books on these topics.

    Through his company Software WithStyle, Rowan delivers consulting and training helping a diverse range of organisations throughout Australia and New Zealand to succeed with Agile. Frustrated with the substantial waste, poor delivery track-record and lack of trust that he sees on many IT projects, Rowan is passionate about the enormous potential to improve business value, collaboration and productivity through the disciplined application of agile methods. Rowan is highly active in the Agile community internationally and has spoken at several conferences in Europe and North America including the London Scrum Gathering in 2007. In Australia, Rowan founded a successful Agile special interest group supported by the Australian Computer Society and helped to initiate Scrum User Groups in Sydney and Brisbane. Rowan holds a Bachelor of Information Technology.

    All CSM courses are taught by Certified Scrum Trainers. Taking a CSM course, passing the CSM test, and accepting the license agreement designates you as a Certified ScrumMaster, which indicates that you have been introduced to and understand the basic concepts you need to perform as a ScrumMaster or team member on a Scrum team. This course also satisfies two elements of the CSD track: Scrum Introduction and Elective.

  • Details

    Date: 2-3 July, 2009
    Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia

    Cliftons Sydney
    190 - 200 George Street
    Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia

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    Regular Price: 1600 per person inc. GST



    Please select the "Register Now" button on the right to register for this course.

    Required Reading

    As the Scrum Alliance website says, “Students are expected to attend the CSM course with a working knowledge of Scrum. This knowledge can be obtained by reading books, articles, and web info about Scrum. At minimum, all participants must be familiar with the introductory material listed under "Essentials". Reading at least one of Ken Schwaber's books on Scrum prior to the course is highly recommended.


    Highly Recommended Books

    Agile Project Management with Scrum 
    by Ken Schwaber 
    Microsoft Press, 2004
    ISBN: 978-0735619937

    Agile Software Development with SCRUM 
    by Ken Schwaber, Mike Beedle 
    Prentice Hall, 2001
    ISBN: 978-0130676344

  • Agenda

    Core Modules:

    • The Scrum Framework
    • Agile Thinking
    • Agile Requirements Management
    • Release and Sprint Planning
    • Daily Scrum
    • Sprint Review
    • Sprint Retrospective
    • Defining "Done" and "Undone"
    • Raising Visibility
    • ScrumMastering Techniques
    • Certification Exercise

    Optional Modules:

    • Agile Contracts
    • Project Startup
    • Scrum + Extreme Programming
    • Distributed Scrum
    • Scaling Scrum
  • Who Should Attend

    The course is suitable for all participants in Scrum projects including analysts, programmers, testers, architects, project managers and business representatives. The success of your agile transition may also require the understanding and support of stakeholders, senior managers, operational staff and others who may find the course transformational to their thinking about IT projects.