Certified ScrumMaster training in Sydney with Simon Bennett
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.
Dates & availability
The Certified ScrumMaster course will run Thursday 24th & Friday 25th November
This CSM course is now full
About the course
This 2-day Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) course is an immersive learning experience involving a highly interactive mix of seminars, group discussions, team activities, games and role-plays introducing the concepts and application principles of the Scrum framework.
You will learn:
- The philosophy, science, values and principles that guide you in becoming more agile using Scrum
- The Scrum roles and how they fit together in depth
- How Project Management is addressed by Scrum
- Techniques for getting the most out of the Scrum rituals
- How to establish a Definition of Done and keep an appropriately refined Product Backlog
- How to lead an agile team effectively without micro-managing or interfering with its self-organisation
You will learn the essential concepts, roles and the tools of Scrum, providing you with a roadmap for adopting Agile. Learn how to lead development teams towards agile operations by managing product backlogs, planning releases and sprints, tracking and reporting progress, and holding retrospectives.
Upon completion of the course, you are eligible to take an exam, the successful completion of which gains you the designation of Certified ScrumMasters (CSM), a first step in the journey towards this more adaptive form of projectwork and leadership. Included in the course is membership in the Scrum Alliance, where valuable ScrumMaster material and information is available exclusively to CSMs.
Please note that in our course we use Scrum to teach Scrum!
About the Trainer
This course is taught by Simon Bennett a Certified Scrum Trainer with over 20 years real-world experience in software and hardware development, the last 12 of which have been focussed on using Agile frameworks and methods including Scrum, XP, Crystal & Kanban.
From 2008 through 2010 Simon was also the Product Owner for the Scrum for Team System TFS process template.
Simon has considerable experience in organisational agile adoption, large scale Scrum and using Scrum in an offshore environment, as well as successfully blending Scrum with other methods including UCD.
His wealth of experience brings a unique depth and flavour to the course, as students will learn from real world case studies rather than only theory and simulations.
With regard to delivery, Simon is also a seasoned trainer with over two decades of experience, and a regular speaker at major international conferences. Recent engagements include:
Scrum Gathering London October 2011
“The Incentive Trap”
"Agile Management" workshop
Scrum Gathering South Africa September 2011
"Beyond Keno: Using the Cynefin Framework for Backlog Management"
"Agile vs Lean - Stop Fighting, Start Delivering: Reloaded"
Agile 2011 Salt Lake City August 2011
“Scrum as a Thinking Toolkit” (3 hour invited tutorial)
Agile Australia, June 2011
“Agile vs Lean - Stop Fighting, Start Delivering: Reloaded”
"Project Management in the Age of Complexity"
Open Space facilitator
Scrum Gathering South Africa, September 2010
“Contracts & Pay Packets” (5 hour Deep Dive)
Agile 2010, Orlando August 2010
“The Incentive Trap” (3 hour invited tutorial)
Scrum Gathering Orlando March 2010
“The Incentive Trap”
PDC 2009, Los Angeles
“Scrum in the Enterprise with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010”
Scrum Gathering Munich 2009
“The Prisoner’s Dilemma: Applying Game Theory to Agile Contracting”
“Best Practice in Agile Product Ownership” – Panel Chair
Conference Selection Committee Member
Agile 2009, Chicago
“The Prisoner’s Dilemma: Applying Game Theory to Agile Contracting”
“Why do (so many) testers (still) hate Agile?”
PDC 2008, Los Angeles
“Agile development on the Microsoft Platform”
Scrum Gathering Stockholm 2008
“Lean vs. Agile: Stop fighting, start delivering”
About the Venue
Portside Centre is close to Wynyard on Kent Street. Full catering is provided.
Praise for the Course
"I wanted to say thank you for organising the Scrum Master course last week. Everyone has come in this morning buzzing about the potentials of how productive it could make us, and with a real enthusiasm to try and change our practices for the better. Definitely a good course!!"
"Thanks for organising an enjoyable course and I have passed the exam as well. The course was very useful and we had a great time.Overall the whole experience completely exceeded our expectations, specially the penny game :-)"
"Just a quick note to thank you again for the CSM course. It was a very enjoyable two days, I found the mix of Simon’s teaching and the practical exercises really helpful in learning more about Scrum. Having such a knowledgeable and experienced tutor was great as it meant that we were able to cover learning points as they came up rather than having to rigidly follow a set agenda. I’m looking forward to evangelising Scrum back at work and encouraging my colleagues to learn more and attend courses like this. Thanks, also for setting me up on the Scrum Alliance website. I’m pleased to say that I logged in this morning and passed the assessment with a 100% score. I definitely want to gain the experience needed to enable me to apply for the CSP certification."
"The course was absolutely brilliant. I'm always trying to promote being Agile and think loads of people would benefit from your Scrum course. I'll definitely promote you guys when I'm in the sorts of positions where I believe we can all have a positive effect."
What others are saying about courses from Scrum WithStyle
“A great course. Excellent facilitation & presentation.”
“Very insightful and enjoyable.”
"I thoroughly enjoyed the course and thanks for facilitating it in such an agile and participative way."
"Thank you again for the trainings. I am now more confident running the Scrum projects at work."
For more testimonials see: scrumwithstyle.com/testimonials
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." A good starting point is the Scrum Student Resources page.
Early bird rate of $1595 inc. GST available until October 24.
Standard rate of $1695 inc. GST applies thereafter.
A discount of $100 per person is available when 3 or more participants from the same organisation are registered as a group.
This price includes:
- two full days training with a highly experienced agile practitioner
- printed handouts and worksheets
- a letter of course completion that may be submitted to your employer and/or a professional body (PMI/ACS) for PDUs (available upon request)
- full catering during the course including morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
- access to online electronic resources following the course
- access to the Certified ScrumMaster certification test
- 2 years membership with the Scrum Alliance for participants who successfully complete the certification test
This course is now full
24-25 Nov 2011
1695 inc. GST
Initial course backlog
The following initial course backlog provides an outline of major topics from which the instructor and the class collaboratively plan the course. The Scrum framework is employed to manage the course as a two day Scrum project.
Values: As a Scrum practitioner, I want to adopt the values and principles that support agility and good Scrum, so that I can cultivate agile sensibilities and behaviours.
- Scrum Values
Patterns: As a Scrum practitioner, I want to understand the patterns in the Scrum framework and their purpose, so that I can more clearly see how to apply them and get the most out of them.
- Scrum in a Nutshell
- Empirical Process Control
Roles: As a Scrum practitioner, I want to understand each of the Scrum roles and how they fit together, so that I can play my role well and understand how to interact with others in their roles.
- The Scrum Roles in Depth
- Characteristics of good Scrum Practitioners
- Project Management with Scrum
Planning: As a Scrum practitioner, I want to learn how to work with the Product Backlog and Definition of Done so as to be able to welcome change.
- Product Backlog
- Definition of Done
Delivery: As a Scrum practitioner, I want to learn how to plan effectively at both the Sprint and Day levels, so as to be able to have productive and successful Sprints.
- Sprint Planning
- Daily Scrum
Reflection: As a facilitator, I want to learn how to conduct more effective Scrum review and retrospective meetings, so that I can help us to continuously improve both our product and our process.
- Sprint Review
- Sprint Retrospective
Leadership: As a ScrumMaster, I want to learn techniques appropriate for leading self-organising teams, so that I can be effective whilst avoiding a 'command and control' style.
- Leading Self-organising Teams
- Scaling Scrum
- Next Steps
Who should attend?
The course is suitable for developers, testers, team leads, project managers, iteration managers and other managers.
For Project Management Professionals, this course may qualify you for 14 PDUs as approved by the Project Management Institute. At the conclusion of the course, you will be provided with a signed letter of course completion which may be used to claim PDUs.