Date: 4-5 March, 2010
Location: Singapore, Singapore
Regular Price: 2000 SGD
About the Course
This two-day Certified Scrum Master course covers the what, how and especially the whys of the Scrum framework for product development -- from the theory to practice. The course is structured around stories and discussions and is targetted to anyone who wants a deep understanding of Scrum. This includes team members, ProductOwners, ScrumMasters and other stakeholders. Most of the course is given from the ScrumMasters perspective.
The course lasts 2 days from 9 to 18. The first days content is more conceptual. It covers background, overview, roles, emperical process control, and the key differences between Scrum and other ways of developing new products. It also contains common impacts to the larger organization. The second days content is practical and answers the how-to-do questions. How to do a backlog? How to plan? How to estimate? How to do a daily Scrum? How to scale? And so forth. At the end of the second day, the participant will have concrete knowledge on how to implement Scrum and an understanding of why to do it that way.
Basic knowledge about Scrum is expected and some experience prefered. At minimum read the great introduction to Scrum: the Scrum Primer
The topics covered:
- Scrum Master role
- Technical practices
- Obstacles for Scrum
- Product Owner and Product Backlog
- Initial product backlog creation
- Sprint Planning and Sprint Backlog
- Daily Scrum
- The team
- Scaling Scrum
- Organizational changes
All attendees who complete the course will become Certified ScrumMasters (CSMs), and will be listed on the Scrum Alliance website's CSM registry
About the Instructor
Bas Vodde, originally from Holland, has lived in China and Finland. Currently he lives and works in Singapore. In Holland he was working as a developer and always felt a mismatch between the style of development he experienced as working and the style of development that "the official literature said you should do". This mismatch was solved when Extreme Programming was introduced and with the introduction of the Agile Manifesto.
In early 2001, he had enough of the "normal life" and moved to China and started working for Nokia. In Nokia, he worked on very large and traditional projects. This uncomfortable experience convinced him that Agile Development is the best way of developing software product -- no matter how large your development is. After a couple years, he moved to Helsinki with the purpose of introducing Agile Development (and in particular Scrum) in Nokia Networks (later NSN). He watched dozens of product groups adopt scrum and other agile practices. After a while, he moved back to China (Its too cold in Finland) and helped one large product group with its Scrum adoption.
Bas work for a small consulting company based in Singapore called Odd-e specializing in training and coaching related to agile and lean development in Asia.
Bas is interested in Scrum with a special focus on large companies and large product development. But he also enjoyed working on technical practices, especially test-driven development (especially in embedded environments) and continuous integration. He keeps working as a developer because he strongly believes you need a well-factored code base if you want to be fast and flexible. His hobbies are studies in lean production and quality management and, of course, programming.
Bas is the author of the "Scaling Agile and Lean Development: Thinking and Organizational Tools for Large-Scale Scrum" and of "Practices for Large-Scale Agile and Lean Development", both together with Craig Larman. He is also one of the authors of the CppUTest unit test framework for C/C++.
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.