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 two-day course, you will apply the Scrum framework to build a new product. You will learn what it feels like to be on a Scrum team—experiencing many of the challenges you're likely to face—while being coached by someone involved with the application of Scrum at many organizations. This “learning by doing” style of instruction demands your open mind and active participation.
We will apply the experiential activities to discussion of advanced topics such as how to use Scrum in multiple-team organizations, how to measure progress empirically at a macro level, release planning to maximize ROI, and why such a simple framework disrupts organizations to be the best they can be.
Participants who complete the course successfully will be designated “Certified ScrumMaster” (CSM). This certification includes a one-year membership in the Scrum Alliance, where additional Certified ScrumMaster-only material and information are available.
Participants are required to read the following books prior to class:
- "Agile Project Management with Scrum", Ken Schwaber. Microsoft Press. 2004
- "Agile Estimating and Planning, Mike Cohn". Prentice Hall. 2005
- "Agile Software Development with Scrum", Ken Schwaber and Mike Beedle. Prentice Hall. 2001
Who Should Attend
This course is suitable for anyone working in software development and IT, including: Project managers, team leads, and IT/development managers, architects, developers and other team members.
Full refunds are available up until 10 business days before the scheduled event date. Cancellations made within 10 business days of the event will be credited toward future events. However, no refunds will be issued. No refunds or credits will be available for "no-shows." Substitutions will be accepted at any time prior to commencement of the course.
As an added value to course participants, I reserve two seats at each of its public courses for individuals who have already taken a course from me, and would like to take it a second time. This allows participants to brush up on their Scrum basics. The offer is provided on a first-come, first-served basis and must be used for the same course as the original (i.e., an individual who completed a CSM course may enroll in another CSM course, but not a Product Owner course). In addition, this offer is only available within the first six months following the original course. Please contact me as early as possible to reserve your seat.
Overview of Scrum
- Why Scrum?
- What is Scrum?
- The daily scrum
- Sprint Planning
- Sprint review
- Sprint retrospective
The Product Backlog
- What is the Product Backlog
- Size of the items
- Writing User Stories
- User stories on the product backlog
Estimating and Planning
- Planning Poker
- Dog Points
- Sprint burndown graph
- Task boards
Definition of "Done"
- Technical debt and architecture in a Scrum environment
- A day in the life of a ScrumMaster
- Teams are cross-functional
- Potentially shippable
- Sprint length
- Release sprints
- Abnormal terminations
- Release Burndown graph
- The Alternative Product Burndown graph
- The scrum of scrums
- A large team (model #1)
- A large team (model #2)
25-26 Mar 2009
Participants of this course will be eligible to apply for 16 PDU's toward their continuing education requirements with the PMI (Program Management Institute)