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.
About the Course
The Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) course is an immersive learning experience involving a highly interactive mix of seminars, group discussions, team activities, games and role-plays.
- Round-out your understanding of the complete Scrum framework.
- Gain insights into how to leverage the values and principles underpinning Scrum.
- Learn how to help your team improve their work practices and increase their productivity.
- Gain confidence with the most popular agile requirement communication techniques.
- Pick up tips on running focused and effective Scrum meetings.
- Experience the whole Scrum process in action.
Please note: This course is immediately followed by a 1 day Agile Estimating and Planning course at the same venue. This course uses material from Mike Cohn of Mountain Goat software - author of the book "Agile Estimating and Planning". It offers more depth on estimation technique for agile teams and the mechanics of Release and Sprint planning than is generally offered on Certified ScrumMaster courses. It is highly complimentary to this course which will not cover these topics in depth. A generous discount is available when both courses are booked together. For further information, please see the course listing at: Agile Estimating and Planning.
Initial Course Backlog
The following initial course backlog provides an outline of major topics from which the instructor and the class collaboratively plans the course. The Scrum framework is employed to track progress and support agile planning during the course.
- Introducing Scrum
- Agile and Scrum Values
- Time-boxing and Iteration
- Empirical Process Control
- Scrum Practices
- Scrum Tracking
- Scrum Roles
- Definition of Done
- Daily Scrum
- Sprint Planning
- Sprint Review
- Sprint Retrospective
- User Stories
- Release Management
- Extended Scrum Simulation
- ScrumMastering Technique
- Scaling Scrum
- Distributed Scrum
- Next Steps
For Project Management Professionals, this course qualifies as 16 PDUs as approved by the Project Management Institute.
The course is suitable for all participants in Scrum projects including analysts, programmers, testers, architects, project managers, programme managers, subject matter experts, operational managers and business stakeholders.
About the Instructor
Rowan Bunning is a pioneer of Scrum in Australasia. With a background in web design, object-oriented development, Extreme Programming and Scrum, Rowan became Australia's first Certified ScrumMaster and first Certified Scrum Practitioner. He has built extensive experience leading, coaching, and training organisations in Scrum across Australasia and Europe, including one of Europe's leading Scrum consultancies.
As a Certified Scrum Trainer he has a fantastic track record for running comprehensive and high value Scrum courses. His courses include the two day Certified ScrumMaster and Certified Scrum Product Owner courses with associated accreditations with the Scrum Alliance. He also offers one day courses on Effective User Stories and Agile Estimating and Planning as licensed from Mike Cohn of Mountain Goat Software - author of the most popular books on these topics.
Through his company Scrum WithStyle, Rowan delivers consulting and training helping a diverse range of product development and solutions delivery organisations throughout Australia and New Zealand to succeed with Agile. Frustrated with the substantial waste, poor delivery track-record and lack of trust that he sees on many IT projects, Rowan is passionate about the enormous potential to improve business value, collaboration and productivity through the disciplined application of agile methods. Rowan is highly active in the Agile community internationally and has spoken at several conferences in Europe and North America including Scrum Gatherings in London (2007) and Munich (2009). In Australia, Rowan founded a successful Agile special interest group supported by the Australian Computer Society and helped to initiate Scrum User Groups in Sydney and Brisbane. Rowan holds a Bachelors degree in Information Technology, is a PRINCE2 Practitioner and Cognitive Edge accredited.
Based in Sydney, Rowan is available throughout Australia and New Zealand for in-house training, agile coaching and consulting.
As the Scrum Alliance website says, “Students are expected to attend the CSM course with a working knowledge of Scrum. This knowledge can be obtained by reading books, articles, and web info about Scrum.
Price and Venue
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