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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.
Many organizations are adopting Agile approaches to improve their software development capability, following the lead of the path-finding Internet era companies who have shown the way to rapid innovation and dominance in their market spaces. This 2-day course provides a great foundation for anyone adopting Scrum, the most popular Agile framework.
- View the video introduction to scrum by our friend and fellow CST Michael James here.
- Familiarize yourself with the Scrum Overview in the Agile Atlas here.
Continuing Education Credits:
Students who are PMP® certified will earn 15 PDUs for completing the Certified Scrum Master course.
- Understand the Agile principles and ethos at the heart of Scrum
- Learn the mechanics of Scrum: roles, artifacts and process
- Self-organizing teams and how they work
- Backlogs and how to use them
- Supporting practices
- Potentially shippable code and delivering in vertical increments
- Real control through empirical feedback
- Industry recognized accreditation and foundation on which to build
We will run the class using scrum with four sprints spread over the two days.
Monday Morning (Sprint 1): What is agile, what is scrum, why and when would we use them?
- Class Introduction: what makes a great project?
- Scrum Questions: what do we want to learn about scrum?
- Introduction to Agility: what is agile, how is it related to scrum?
- The Essence of Scrum: what are we trying to solve by using scrum?
Monnesday Afternoon (Sprint 2): Basics of scrum, details of the roles
- Scrum Overview: the basic rules, meetings, and roles of scrum
- Product Owner Role
- Scrum Master Role
- Development Team Role
- The Product Backlog
Tuesday Morning (Sprint 3): The details and reasons for the scrum rules
- Agile Estimation Techniques
- Forecasting a Release
- Updating Release Plans
- Definition of Done
- Sprint Planning
Tuesday Afternoon (Sprint 4): Exercises to cement scrum learning
- Sprint Execution
- Sprint Close
- Practice Test
- Class Close
Anyone intrested in using scrum as a team member, project manager, product manager, or in another related role would benefit from this course in the basics of scrum.
A recent attendee had this to say about the course:
“A wise man once said that we learn best in moments of enjoymen. ...Peter Green provided a truly enjoyable two day Certified Scrum Master training course... We learned by participating in creative group exercises that only reinforces the Scrum concepts being taught. Congratulations on a job well done.”