Date: 4-5 February, 2010
Location: Lima, Peru
Regular Price: $500
The Certified ScrumMaster Training (CSM) course consists of two days of presentation, group discussion and experiential/interactive exercises designed to effectively teach Scrum principles and practices. . The focus is on teaching not only the theoretical parts of the framework, but the pragmatic implications of applying Scrum in real life situations. The instructor brings in in many real world examples from personal experience both as a ScrumMaster and as a Scrum Coach to show how the framework can be applied in different situations.
This class is very interactive, a mixture of presentation, discussion and exercises that are designed to reinforce the learning. My class materials include a case study exercise that threads through the entire two days, bringing together the concepts with a hand-on approach. Out of the two days, more than 6 hours are devoted to hands-on, interactive exercises.
At the end of the training the participants will have the confidence and understanding to begin to socialize Scrum at their own organization and support development teams in improving their processes. Upon graduation, attendees will be required to take an online test within 90 days each receive official designation as a "Certified ScrumMaster", a title bestowed by the Scrum Alliance.
What is a ScrumMaster?
The ScrumMaster role is very different to a project manager. The role emphasizes facilitation, leadership and collaboration over traditional command-and-control activities. A good ScrumMaster will be a process facilitator, a servant leader to the team and a change agent within the organization. As a process facilitator and servant leader the ScrumMaster's role is to maximize the team's efforts toward its goals while removing the impediments that stand in its way. As a change agent the ScrumMaster is responsible for socializing Scrum at a wider level, educating customers and other stakeholders and steering the entire organization towards essential change. Being a ScrumMaster is a full-time job. This course won't make you into a ScrumMaster, but it will give you a deeper understanding of the role, and of Scrum in general. The CSM certificate is a first step on the path to the more meaningful title of Certified Scrum Practitioner, a pathway that takes a minimum of one year.
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.