Martine Devos' Certified ScrumMaster and Estimation Class
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.
In this 2-day ScrumMaster Certification course, we will cover the fundamental principles of Scrum, qualifying you as a Certified ScrumMaster.
In this intensive and highly interactive workshop, you will get the opportunity to learn to deal with the obstacles that confront Scrum teams. We will add practice to theory through a variety of exercises and take-aways to use with co-workers.
Upon successful completion of the course, each participant is enrolled as a Certified ScrumMaster, which includes a two-year Scrum Alliance membership, where additional ScrumMaster-only material and information is available.
More importantly, upon completion of this workshop, you'll leave with an understanding, gained through hands-on team practice and exercises, to share your experience with your colleagues, help your teams to execute Scrum efficiently and productively and to put Scrum in practice and succeed with it.
Delegates will also receive a copy of Agile Software Development with SCRUM during the course.
PMI members can claim up to 14 PDU's upon completion of this course.
IMPORTANT: CHANGES TO CSM CERTIFICATION
Effective 1 October 2009,the criteria for achieving Scrum Master Certification will change. As well as completing a Certified ScrumMaster course, all CSMs will also be required to pass a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) online certification exam to maintain certification. Full details can be found here.
- Apply practical approaches to increasing productivity, while increasing Product Owner and management satisfaction
- Learn from feedback and run engaging retrospectives
- Explore techniques for applying Scrum to large and distributed teams
- Use Scrum and corporate governance and quality models
- Deal with the obstructions to high productivity on your Scrum team, such as:
- Incomplete stories at Sprint-end
- Estimation in Storypoints and Hours (Release Planning and Sprint Planning), estimating bugs and maintenance work
- Technical debt and legacy problems
- Obscure "technical" backlog items or user stories
- Sprints with lengthy analysis and time-consuming testing
12-13 Apr 2010
London, United Kingdom
- Agile Values, Scrum Benefits and Origins
- Scrum and Change
- Companies Using Scrum
Scrum Process and Roles
- Scrum Flow, Iterative-incremental Software Development and Shippable Product Increments
- Scrum Roles: ScrumMaster, Product Owner, Team
- Characteristics of the ScrumMaster
- A Day in the Life of the ScrumMaster
- The ScrumMaster Role including Conflict Management, Appraisals and Appointing the ScrumMaster
- The Role of the Team including Team Dynamics, Team Norms and the Visual Workplace
- The Role of Project Managers and Functional Managers in Scrum
- Understanding the Customer
- The Product Vision
- The Product Backlog
- Determining the Release Scope
- Stocking the Product Backlog
- Prioritization Techniques
- Refining the Product Backlog
- User Stories on the Product Backlog
- Sustainable Pace
- The Project Levers
- Defining and Communicating Project Success
- Release Management Strategies
- Estimation and Planning, Product Backlog Items Using Story Points and Planning Poker
- Choosing the Sprint Length and Determining Velocity
- Creating the Release Plan
- Tracking the Project Progress
- Sprint Workflow and Characteristics
- Formulating Powerful Sprint Goals
- Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review and Retrospective
- Sprint Estimation and Planning
- Daily Scrum
- Understanding the Sprint Progress
- Sprint Reporting
- The Planning Onion
- Why Portfolio Management Matters
- Levelling the Demand
- Portfolio Management Steps
- The Portfolio Bubble Chart
- Brook’s Law
- Organic Growth and Conway’s Law
- Master Product Backlog and the Product Owner Team
- Team Set-up
- Multi-team Planning and Coordination
- Shared Norms and Assets
- Distributed Scrum Project Tips
Getting Started in Scrum
- Just Do It
- The Nature of Change
- Scrum Adoption Stages
- Change Practices including the Enterprise Transition Team and the Transition Product Backlog
- Deming’s PDCA Cycle
- The Role of Consultants
Practical Games and Exercises
Exercises, case studies, and examples are used to assist participants to develop the knowledge, skills, capabilities and insights needed to make the shift from traditional management practice to the Scrum approach.
You will also benefit from reading Agile Project Management with SCRUM (Microsoft Professional) by Ken Schwaber, prior to attending.
You will also benefit from watching this podcast, featuring Ken Schwaber talking about Scrum.