Certified ScrumMaster

+ optional free 3rd day: Using Scrum with TFS 2012




  • Course

    Date: 21-22 May, 2013
    Location: Reading, United Kingdom

    Regular Price: £895 + VAT

    Many organizations are adopting Agile approaches to improve their software development capability, following the lead of the path-finding Internet era companies who have shown the way to rapid innovation and dominance in their market spaces. This 2-day course provides a great foundation for anyone adopting Scrum, the most popular Agile framework.

    We will be running an optional free 3rd day for those interested in learning how to support a Scrum project with Microsoft's Team Foundation Server 2012 (TFS 2012). This will be a hands on course where you will get to apply your new Scrum knowledge with Microsoft's latest ALM platform!

    Scrum is a deceptively simple framework and you will quickly learn about its roles, artefacts and process. However, its adaptive nature and impact on traditional organizational models and ways of working requires a fundamental grasp of the underlying principles for a truly successful implementation.

    We put theory into practice in a number of exercises and simulations which are both enjoyable and instructive.

    CSM Course Objectives

    • Understand the Agile principles and ethos at the heart of Scrum
    • Learn the mechanics of Scrum: roles, artifacts and process
    • Self-organizing teams and how they work
    • Backlogs and how to use them
    • Supporting practices
    • Potentially shippable code and delivering in vertical increments
    • Real control through empirical feedback
    • Scaling Scrum without breaking it
    • Industry recognized accreditation and foundation on which to build:
      • Certified Scrum Practitioner
      • Certified Scrum Coach
      • Certified Scrum Trainer

     Using Scrum with TFS 2012

    • Understand how TFS features support Scrum teams
    • Work with the Microsoft Scrum V2 process template 
    • Working with the Product Backlog
    • Sprint Planning
    • Tracking progress
    • Supporting Agile Engieering Practices

    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: 21-22 May, 2013
    Location: Reading, United Kingdom

    Microsoft Campus
    Thames Valley Park
    Reading, RG6 1WG United Kingdom

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    Regular Price: £895 + VAT

  • Agenda

    Overview of Scrum

    ð       Lean and Agile Principles

    ð       Empirical Process Theory

    ð       Scrum Overview

    ð       The Scrum Values


    ð       Potentially shippable (DoD)

    ð       Architecture in a Scrum project

    ð       User Experience in a Scrum project

    ð       Engineering Practices

    ð       Sprint length and Release Sprints

    ð       Abnormal terminations

    Product Backlog

    ð       The Product Backlog

    ð       Team responsibilities for the Backlog

    ð       User stories on the Backlog

    ð       Story-writing workshops

    ð       INVEST in your Backlog

    Scrum Roles

    ð       The ScrumMaster

    ð       The Product Owner

    ð       The Team

    Sprint Planning

    ð       Preparation

    ð       Prioritization and the Sprint goal

    ð       Sprint Planning meeting

    ð       Managing the Sprint Backlog


    Release Planning

    ð       Planning Cadence

    ð       Velocity

    ð       Estimating the Product Backlog

    ð       Planning Poker

    ð       Affinity Estimation

    ð       Creating the Release Plan

    Tracking Progress

    ð       Burndown charts

    ð       Task boards

    ð       Tracking quality


    ð       The daily Scrum

    ð       Sprint Review

    ð       Sprint Retrospective


    ð       The Dimensions of Scalability

    ð       The Scrum of Scrums

    ð       Team of Teams patterns

    ð       Scaling the Product Owner

    ð       Architecture at scale

    ð       Getting started

  • Who Should Attend

    Despite its name, this course is not just for ScrumMasters but is an effective primer for anyone who will be closely involved with teams adopting Scrum.