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.
The training consists of a lot of practical exercises combined with sound theoretical backing. The exercises aid the participants to master the theory. During the two-day training the roots of Agile and Scrum are explained, what the fundamental differences are with the traditional approach and why it works! After the training the participants are capable of applying Scrum in their projects. Marco is a seasoned Agile coach armed with many years of experience. During the training he shares war stories related to the adoption and implementation of Agile and Scrum within numerous companies. This is always highly appreciated by the participants.
19-20 Nov 2012
ROYAL at Crowne Plaza
The basic outline of the training is:
- Agile (why, what are its origins)
- Scrum Essentials:
- Roles & responsibilities
- Definition of Done
- Do’s and don’ts of Agile transitions
- Product Owner challenges
- User Stories
- Release planning
- Minimal Marketable Feature set
- The Product Backlog and prioritizing
- Agile Product Management
- Scrum Master challenges
- Coaching the team
- Organizational impediments
- Quality Assurance
- Agile Project Management
The following topics are covered depending on the questions asked and the expressed interests of the participants:
- What makes a excellent Product Backlog?
- How do create a Sprint Backlog?
- Effective retrospectives
- Efficient standup meetings
- Agile estimation & planning
- How to scale Scrum?
- How to introduce Scrum?
- Daily agenda of the Product Owner
- Daily agenda of the Scrum Master
- Scrum and Agile Product management
- Scrum and Requirements management
- Scrum and QA
- Scrum and distributed teams
- Scrum and offshoring
- Agile contracts
- Scrum and application portfolio management
- Scrum and Fixed Price
- Agile tools
- Scrum vs. XP (Continuous integration, TDD, refactoring, shared code ownership)
- Agile testing
The CSM training is targeted for (potential) ScrumMasters and therefore puts emphasis on all things related to the effectiveness of the development team. This includes retrospectives, team coaching, resolving organizational impediments, waste elimination and common Scrum pitfalls. The Scrum Master is responsible for the Scrum process and typically has empathic skills and a strong affinity with software development. He or she balances time and attention between the organization, the team and the Product Owner all depending on the specific needs of the moment.