Date: 29 June - 1 July, 2012
Location: Nr Heathrow, London, United Kingdom
Regular Price: £1350
The Scrum Master is an agent for change in the organisation, both at the team and at the organisational level. A Scrum Master will not only be well versed in the Scrum process and apply underpinning principles, but also be effective in driving change and challenging existing behaviours.
You may have already experienced the need for behavioural change following the introduction of Scrum, or not yet experienced these challenges when using Scrum. This course will allow you to put into practice behavioural change principles and tools you can apply to generate real traction for your Scrum teams.
As this is a residential course we will make the most of the time available to you and provide additional content, you will also have the opportunity to attend an evening Scrum and Change Clinic where questions specific to your organisation or situation can be discussed. Other public two day Scrum courses may struggle to address specific issues in sufficient depth due to the time constraints.
We will start the course in the evening of day 1.
The course elements are outlined in the Agenda.
In addition to the CSM course elements the change elements of the course are designed to help you to deepen your understanding and ability to leverage human dynamics in order to facilitate the behavioural change that Scrum requires to be successful. You will not only learn but also experience exercises designed to build deeper relationships and overcome the absence of trust in a team, the fundamental team dysfunction highlighted in Patrick Lencioni’s five dysfunctions of a team model. We will also cover how to approach change using an iterative and incremental approach with focussed goals and reflection points.
The Certified Scrum Master elements of the course will be delivered by Matt Roadnight with Guy McDonnell bringing the insight and experiences of over 20 years of delivery and organisational change.
Comments from participants who have previously attended one of Matt's courses:
"A good insight into the principles and considerations based on the experiences of the trainer"
"Thought provoking, Interactive and Entertaining"
"Energising, informative and exciting"
"Game and the discussion afterwards was very useful - even though the team I was in ended up dead!"
"Interesting, enjoyable and thought provoking. Really well informed and experienced trainer"
"Course was kept interesting and fresh. Working in different groups, as one large group and from the work book kept it easy to learn and stay focussed"
Background information on Matt & Guy
Matt Roadnight is an Agile coach and trainer working in the UK. Matt spent 12 years at Conchango, a UK based digital agency delivering web based solutions for clients like Debenhams, Virgin Atlantic, Bank of Ireland and Marks and Spencer.
Matt has been practicing Scrum since 2004 in distributed and scaled environments across a number of blue chip organisations. Due to his involvement in digital media projects with a significant UX emphasis he has also focussed on helping ease UX/Agile project tensions.
Since founding his own company in 2009 (SprintAgile) Matt has focussed solely on Agile Coaching and Training; helping organisations and their teams improve cross discipline collaboration, focus and delivery.
Matt has worked with the BBC since 2009 and has coached a number of their teams. He has created and delivered a number of bespoke Agile training courses for the BBC, Matt collaborated on and delivers a very successful Effective Delivery course for their Product Managers.
SprintAgile’s other clients include IG Index, Visa Europe and Cancer Research.
Guy McDonnell coaches Executives in strategy, organization and leadership development. Until 2009 he was a senior partner in the Leadership and Talent Consulting practice of Korn/Ferry International, the world’s largest retained Executive Search firm. He assessed and facilitated the development of business leaders, executive teams and the organizations they lead in 20 countries in Europe, Middle East, Africa and the USA - and was Global Leader of the Senior Team Effectiveness service offering.
Prior to Korn/Ferry, Guy led the European Change Practice of Towers Perrin (now Towers Watson), the leading global People and HR Consultancy. Prior to Towers Perrin, he worked in food retailing for Argyll Group plc, then a FTSE 50 company and owner of the Safeway supermarket chain. He served in line, staff and led major complex technology-driven, cross-organization programs to transform processes, systems and structure both for delivering stock to stores and for enabling customers to scan their own purchases.
Before Argyll, Guy was a strategy consultant for McKinsey & Company, having graduated with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Manufacturing Engineering from the University of Cambridge.
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.