Certified ScrumMaster

CSM workshop in Melbourne

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Scrum WithStyle

Trainer

  • Course

    Date: 20-21 June, 2011
    Location: Melbourne, VIC, Australia

    Regular Price: 1700 inc. GST

    Places still available - click on the "Register Now!" button to book

    About the course

    This Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) course is an immersive learning experience and will be delivered using Scrum involving a highly interactive mix of seminars, group discussions and team activities. You will learn the essential concepts, roles and the tools of Scrum, providing you with a roadmap for adopting Agile.

    You will learn:

    • The philosophy, values and principles that guide you in applying Scrum
    • The purpose of each of the Scrum meetings plus guidelines and tips for getting the most out of them
    • How Scrum addresses Project Management
    • How to draw and make use of Sprint and Release Burndown charts
    • How to establish a Definition of Done and keep a Groomed Product Backlog
    • How to lead an agile team effectively without micro-managing or interfering with its ability to self-organisation

    About the Trainer

    This course is taught by Simon Bennett a Certified Scrum Trainer with over 20 years real-world experience in software and hardware development, the last 12 of which have been focussed on using Agile frameworks and methods including Scrum, XP, Crystal & Kanban. From 2008 through 2010 Simon was also the Product Owner for the Scrum for Team System TFS process template.  Simon has considerable experience in organisational agile adoption, large scale Scrum and using Scrum in an offshore environment, as well as successfully blending Scrum with other methods including UCD.

    His wealth of experience brings a unique depth and flavour to the course, as students will learn from real world case studies rather than only theory and simulations. With regard to delivery, Simon is also a seasoned trainer with over two decades of experience, and a regular speaker at major international conferences. Recent engagements include:

    Agile 2011 Salt Lake City coming August 2011
       “Scrum as a Thinking Toolkit” (3 hour invited tutorial)

    Agile Australia, June 2011
      “Agile vs Lean - Stop Fighting, Start Delivering: Reloaded”
       "Project Management in the Age of Complexity"
       World Cafe - Open Space Facilitator

    Scrum Gathering South Africa, September 2010
      “Contracts & Pay Packets” (5 hour Deep Dive)
      Opening Address

    Agile 2010, Orlando August 2010
      “The Incentive Trap” (3 hour invited tutorial)

    Scrum Gathering Orlando March 2010
      “The Incentive Trap”

    PDC 2009, Los Angeles
      “Scrum in the Enterprise with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010”
      http://microsoftpdc.com/Sessions/FT09

    Scrum Gathering Munich 2009
      “The Prisoner’s Dilemma: Applying Game Theory to Agile Contracting”
      “Best Practice in Agile Product Ownership” – Panel Chair
      Conference Selection Committee Member

    Agile 2009, Chicago
      “The Prisoner’s Dilemma: Applying Game Theory to Agile Contracting”
      “Why do (so many) testers (still) hate Agile?”

    PDC 2008, Los Angeles
      “Agile development on the Microsoft Platform”

    Scrum Gathering Stockholm 2008
      “Lean vs. Agile: Stop fighting, start delivering”

     

    Who should attend?

    The course is suitable for developers, testers, team leads, project managers, iteration managers and other managers.

    For Project Management Professionals, this course may qualify you for 14 PDUs as approved by the Project Management Institute. At the conclusion of the course, you will be provided with a signed letter of course completion which may be used to claim PDUs.

     

    What others are saying about courses from Scrum WithStyle

    “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 way."

    - 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

     

    For more testimonials see: scrumwithstyle.com/testimonials

     

    What others are saying about courses with Simon Bennett

    "I wanted to say thank you for organising the Scrum Master course last week. Everyone has come in this morning buzzing about the potentials of how productive it could make us, and with a real enthusiasm to try and change our practices for the better. Definitely a good course!!"

    "Thanks for organising an enjoyable course and I have passed the exam as well. The course was very useful  and we had a great time.Overall the whole experience completely exceeded our expectations, specially the penny game :-)"

    "Just a quick note to thank you again for the CSM course. It was a very enjoyable two days, I found the mix of Simon’s teaching and the practical exercises really helpful in learning more about Scrum. Having such a knowledgeable and experienced tutor was great as it meant that we were able to cover learning points as they came up rather than having to rigidly follow a set agenda. I’m looking forward to evangelising Scrum back at work and encouraging my colleagues to learn more and attend courses like this. Thanks, also for setting me up on the Scrum Alliance website. I’m pleased to say that I logged in this morning and passed the assessment with a 100% score. I definitely want to gain the experience needed to enable me to apply for the CSP certification."

    "The course was absolutely brilliant.  I'm always trying to promote being Agile and think loads of people would benefit from your Scrum course.  I'll definitely promote you guys when I'm in the sorts of positions where I believe we can all have a positive effect."

     

    Price

    $1700 inc. GST this includes:

    • two full days training with a highly experienced agile practitioner
    • a letter of course completion that may be submitted to your employer and/or a professional body (PMI/ACS) for PDUs
    • full catering during the course including morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
    • access to online electronic resources following the course
    • access to the Certified ScrumMaster certification test
    • 2 years membership with the Scrum Alliance for participants who successfully complete the certification test

     

    Registration

    Please select the "Register Now!" button to secure your place on the course.

    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: 20-21 June, 2011
    Location: Melbourne, VIC, Australia

    Venue:
    Saxons Melbourne
    500 Collins Street
    Level 6
    Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
    http://bit.ly/SaxonsMEL

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    Regular Price: 1700 inc. GST

    Notes

    Price

    $1700 inc. GST which includes:

    • two full days training with a highly experienced agile practitioner
    • full catering during the course including morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
    • access to online electronic resources following the course
    • access to the Certified ScrumMaster certification test
    • 2 years membership with the Scrum Alliance for participants who successfully complete the certification test

     

    Pre-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." A good starting point is the Scrum Student Resources page.

     

     

  • Agenda

     

    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 track and manage progress through course material.

    Values: As a practitioner, I want to adopt the values and principles that support agility and good Scrum, so that I can cultivate agile sensibilities and behaviours.

    • Agile
    • Scrum Values

    Patterns: As a practitioner, I want to understand the patterns in the Scrum framework and their purpose, so that I can more clearly see how to apply them and get the most out of them.

    • Scrum in a Nutshell
    • Empirical Process Control

    Roles: As a practitioner, I want to understand each of the Scrum roles and their responsibilities, so that I can play my role well and support others in their roles.

    • Product Owner role
    • Team role
    • Self-organisation
    • ScrumMaster role
    • Project Management with Scrum

    Teamwork: As a facilitator, I want to learn how to conduct more effective Scrum meetings, so that I can help my Scrum team to set itself up for high performance in our daily work.

    • Sprint Retrospective
    • Daily Scrum

    Planning: As a Scrum practitioner, I want to learn how to groom the Product Backlog and plan effectively, so that we set ourselves up for successful Sprints.

    • Product Backlog
    • Sprint Planning
    • Sprinting

    Delivery: As a Scrum practitioner, I want to learn how to improve our delivery practices, so as to be able to welcome change and maintain a potentially shippable product.

    • Agile Development Practices
    • Definition of Done
    • Sprint Review

    Leadership: As a ScrumMaster, I want to learn techniques appropriate for leading self-organising teams, so that I can be effective whilst avoiding a 'command and control' style.

    • Leading Self-organising Teams
    • Scaling Scrum
    • Next Steps

     

     

  • Who Should Attend

    This course provides a strong foundation to Scrum and Agile values, principles and practices and is suitable for anyone who wants to Transform their World of Work.

    Specifically, those people wishing to work as ScrumMasters, Product Owners, Developers, Testers, Architects, Product Managers, Project Managers, Business Analysts, Team Leads, Iteration Managers as well as anyone who interacts with teams.

     

    For Project Management Professionals, this course may qualify you for 14 PDUs as approved by the Project Management Institute. At the conclusion of the course, you will be provided with a signed letter of course completion which may be used to claim PDUs.