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.
Learn the essentials of working as a ScrumMaster or Scrum team member in this two-day course. While the Scrum Alliance provides a list of core concepts that must be covered in the class, each instructor creates his or her own material, allowing courses to differ based on the strengths, interests, and experiences of the instructor.
This two-day course covers the fundamentals of Scrum and Agile methods through to planning and managing your project. The agenda covers the Scrum framework meetings such as the daily scrum, sprint planning and the retrospective. It will show you how to effectively track your project using burndown charts and how to measure velocity for release planning. There are very few rules to Scrum so it is important to learn its fundamental principles by experiencing them. Participants gain hands-on practice with the release backlog, sprint backlog, the daily Scrum meeting, tracking progress with a burndown chart, and more. Participants experience the Scrum process through a “Sprint Planning Meeting” and the "Velocity Game” which simulate Scrum projects through non-technical group exercises.
Following successful completion of the course, each participant will be designated Certified ScrumMaster. They will also receive an individual license, Scrum training materials, and they will have access to the Scrum Alliance website's ScrumMaster restricted areas. Attendees who are Project Management Institute PMP's are eligible for 14 Professional Development Units.
Instructor InformationGabrielle Benefield is the Sr Director of Agile Development at Yahoo! with over 150 Scrum teams worldwide.
Gabrielle has previously served in senior and executive roles for IBM, CollabNet and PlanetOut, Gabrielle has been very successful at organizational change using Agile methods, specializing in enterprise level transformation. She is a certified Scrum Trainer, Scrum Master and Practitioner, and holds an MA in Digital Media.
She is a regular conference speaker presenting experience and tutorials focusing on Product Strategy and planning, and intergrating user centered design with Agile.
She is co-author of The Scrum Primer (www.scrumprimer.com).
27-28 Sep 2007
Fundamentals of agile and Scrum, running Scrum projects, planning and scaling Scrum projects, offshore development using Scrum, bidding on fixed price/date contracts, and ensuing the adequacy of engineering practices. The agenda for the class is:
- Agile Manifesto
- Agile Overview
- Scrum Overview
- Roles in Scrum
- Product Owner
- Scrum Teams
- Sprint Termination
- Release Management