Certified ScrumMaster

Certified ScrumMaster


Scrum WithStyle


  • Course

    Date: 7-8 June, 2010
    Location: Melbourne, VIC, Australia

    Regular Price: 1450 ex. GST

    About the Course

    This 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 and Scrum concepts to the rest of the organisation,
    • Facilitate Scrum meetings effectively,
    • Raise the visibility of project status and impediments,
    • Use popular agile requirements and estimation techniques,
    • Deliver high value releases sooner,
    • Lead self-organising teams without resorting to command and control behaviours.

    Initial Course Backlog

    The following initial course backlog provides an outline of major topics from which the facilitator and the class collaboratively plans the course. The Scrum framework is employed to manage track and manage progress through course material.

    • Introductions
    • Introducing Scrum
    • Scrum Flow
    • Scrum Tracking
    • Scrum Roles
    • Definition of Done
    • Agile and Scrum Values
    • Self-organisation
    • Time-boxing and Iteration
    • Empirical Process Control
    • Complexity
    • Daily Scrum
    • Sprint Planning
    • Sprint Review
    • Sprint Retrospective
    • User Stories
    • Team Estimation
    • Release Management
    • Extended Scrum Simulation
    • ScrumMastering Technique
    • Scaling Scrum
    • Distributed Scrum
    • Next Steps

    For Project Management Professionals, this course qualifies as 16 PDUs as approved by the Project Management Institute.



    The course is suitable for all participants in Scrum projects including analysts, programmers, testers, architects, project managers, programme managers, subject matter experts, operational managers and business stakeholders.


    About the Facilitator

    Rowan Bunning is a pioneer of Scrum in Australasia. With a background in web design, object-oriented development, Extreme Programming 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 Consulting (formerly 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 Scrum WithStyle, Rowan delivers consulting and training helping a diverse range of product development and solutions delivery 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 Scrum Gatherings in London (2007) and Munich (2009). 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 Bachelors degree in Information Technology, is a PRINCE2 Practitioner and Cognitive Edge accredited.

    Based in Sydney, Rowan is available throughout Australia and New Zealand for in-house training, agile coaching and consulting.


    What others are saying about this course

    “A great course. Excellent facilitation & presentation.”
    - Project Manager, Workcover NSW

    “Very insightful and enjoyable.”
    - Analyst/Programmer, Agile Development Team, University of Sydney

    "I thoroughly enjoyed the course and thanks for facilitating it in such an agile and participative
    - Portfolio Manager at a large local council

    "Thank you again for the trainings. I am now more confident running the Scrum projects at work."
    - Project Manager, RedHat Asia Pacific

    "The course was very useful and has definitely helped me."
    - Project Manager, Precision Admin/SunSuper

    "Thank you very much for the opportunity to attend your training course. I throughly enjoyed it."
    - Solutions Architect, Cordelta

    “Myself and the 5 PO’s came away with some really useful methods for writing better stories. I’ll
    keep an eye out for more of your courses.”
    - Producer, The Creative Assembly

    “Rowan did a great job and I think everyone concerned learned a great deal and had a good time
    in the process. I definitely recommend getting an expert to come and help get things established if
    you‚ are considering adopting an agile development approach.”
    - Rob Hale, Business Intelligence Project Manager, University of New England



    Price and Venue

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    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 "Required Reading".

    Required Reading

    Recommended Reading

    The Enterprise and Scrum by Ken Schwaber 
    Microsoft Press, 2007 ISBN: 978-0735623378 
    Comment: This is a good choice if you are interested in how to apply Scrum within a large organisation.

    Agile Project Management with Scrum by Ken Schwaber 
    Microsoft Press, 2004 ISBN: 978-0735619937 
    Comment: This is a good choice if you prefer reading stories and learning by example.

    Agile Software Development with Scrum by Ken Schwaber, Mike Beedle 
    Prentice Hall, 2001 ISBN: 978-0130676344 
    Comment: This is a good choice if you are interested in the theory and concepts behind Scrum.


    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: 7-8 June, 2010
    Location: Melbourne, VIC, Australia

    Saxons Melbourne
    Level 8
    500 Collins Street
    Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia

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    Regular Price: 1450 ex. GST




  • 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.