Certified ScrumMaster®

Simplilearn Certified ScrumMaster Training - hands-on learning about Scrum


Smits Management Consultancy LLC


  • Course

    Date: 9-10 August, 2012
    Location: Chicago, IL, United States

    Regular Price: US$ 1,299

    This two-day ScrumMaster certification course provides everything you need to get started with Scrum. The largest and fastest-growing Agile project management methodology, Scrum is a simple framework that has a small set of interrelated practices and rules, is not overly prescriptive and enables more effective teams almost immediately.

    Delivered by Simplilearn’s world-renowned Certified Scrum Trainers (CSTs), this course shares industry-tested practices for evolving Product Backlogs, planning your Releases and Sprints, tracking and reporting progress, and developing continuous improvement cycles. Participants will learn how to effectively run daily Scrum Meetings, Sprint Planning Meetings, Sprint Reviews, Retrospectives, and more.

    Upon completion of the course and a post-course online evaluation, participants are registered as Certified ScrumMasters (CSMs). Registration includes a two-year membership in the Scrum Alliance, (www.scrumalliance.org) where valuable ScrumMaster material and information are available.

    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: 9-10 August, 2012
    Location: Chicago, IL, United States

    Hotel Monaco Chicago
    225 N. Wabash Street
    Chicago, IL 60601 United States
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    Regular Price: US$ 1,299

  • Agenda

     Topics for the two-day class:

    Overview of Scrum

    •     Brief History of Scrum
    •     Process Paradigms
    •     Process Paradigms
    •     Scrum Values and Attitudes

     Overview of a Scrum Project

    •     The big picture
    •     Strategic View – Releases and Business Value
    •     Tactical View – Sprints and every day work
    •     Benefits

     The Product Owner

    •     Description and responsibilities
    •     Sharing the vision
    •     Releases

    The ScrumMaster

    •     Responsibilities and mindset
    •     ScrumMaster as team member

    The Scrum team

    •     Composition and cross-functionality
    •     Responsibilities of the Scrum Developer
    •     Organizing

    Product backlog

    •     Product Backlog Items (PBIs), User stories and other choices on the Product Backlog
    •     Backlog Meetings
    •     Architecture on a Scrum Project
    •     INVEST in your Product Backlog


    •     Principles of estimating - preparation, comparison, abstract sizes, teamwork
    •     Storypoints, velocity and end-date predictions
    •     Planning poker

    Release Planning Meetings

    •     Allocating Sprints
    •     Tracking progress – the Release Burndown
    •     What to expect

     Backlog Prioritization

    •     Principles
    •     Techniques


    •     Sprint Goals
    •     Sprint length
    •     Sprint Planning Meetings
    •     Open Areas, Bull Pen and other choices
    •     Engineering Practices
    •     Daily Meetings
    •     Done
    •     Potentially shippable
    •     Daily Duties of the ScrumMaster
    •     Task Boards
    •     Tracking Progress – the Sprint Burndown
    •     Release Sprints
    •     Abnormal terminations
    •     Sprint Review Meetings
    •     Retrospectives

      Enterprise Transformation

    •     Executive Education and Support
    •     Transformation Team
    •     Massive Introduction
    •     Growing the Implementation
    •     Scalability – Scaling Everything: Product Backlog, Releases, Sprints, Product Owner, ScrumMaster, Scrum Team
    •     Scaling the Product Backlog
    •     Scaling Releases
    •     Scaling Release Planning Meetings
    •     Scaling Sprints
    •     Scaling Sprint Planning Meetings
    •     Scaling Sprint Review Meetings
    •     Scaling Retroscpectives
    •     Scaling the Product Owner
    •     Scaling the Scrum Master
    •     Scaling the Daily Scrum- The scrum of scrums
    •     Shared vs. Project Product Backlogs
  • Who Should Attend

    This hands-on certification course is appropriate for all team members. Specific roles that would benefit from becoming a CSM include Project Managers, Team Leads, Architects, Developers and Testers. Additionally, the CSM course is an introduction to Scrum which is valuable for anyone working with Scrum Teams.