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Saffron Bennett
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11/18/2013 12:00:00 AM LASTing Benefits North Sydney Harbour View Hotel 17 Blue Street North Sydney Sydney NSW 2060 Australia -33.8412204 151.2084158 1695 inc. GST


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  • Course

    Date: 18-19 November, 2013
    Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia

    Regular Price: $1695 inc. GST

    18th - 19th November at the North Sydney HarbourView Hotel

    $1695 Regular Pricing. Additional discounts available to people booking 3 or more places. All prices include GST. Places available book now by clicking the Register Now! button

    Learn from a highly experience Certified Scrum Trainer with over 13 years experience of working on Agile projects and an internationally recognised Agile Stalwart

    Taught with real world examples through a combination of lecture, discussion, exercises and a Scrum project simulation

    In this course, participants will learn how to stop thrashing and start executing along with everything necessary for getting started with Scrum. There are very few rules to Scrum so it is important to learn its fundamental principles by experiencing them directly from those who have implemented the best Scrums in the software industry. 

    Upon course completion, students will be qualified and ready to pass the new Scrum Alliance certification exam (implemented on 1 September 2012). This online exam is required to become a Scrum Alliance Certified ScrumMaster. Also included is a two-year membership in the Scrum Alliance, where additional ScrumMaster-only material and information is available. Click here for more information on the exam.

    Course Outline

    Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM) training covers the entire of the Scrum Framework, and although especially useful for those individuals who will become ScrumMasters it is also suitable for anybody wishing to gain any understanding of the entire Scrum framework and is recommended for everybody who will work on, or alongside projects using Scrum. At the end of this two day course, led by a Certified Scrum Trainer each participant should at a minimum know:

    • What Agile is and how it differs from Waterfall
    • What the Scrum Framework is and how it promotes Agility
    • Which kinds of work the Scrum Framework is most suited to
    • What it means to work in a Cross Functional Team, and how that differs from working in specialisation silos
    • What a “Self Organising Team” is, how to work inside one and how to manage one
    • The Responsibilities & Authority of each of the roles inside the Scrum Framework
    • What kinds of characteristics the individuals occupying each of the Scrum roles should ideally have
    • A working knowledge of all the Scrum Artefacts
      • The Definition of Done
      • The Product Backlog and Product Backlog Items
      • The Sprint Backlog and Sprint Backlog Tasks
    • A working knowledge of Agile estimation principles
    • A working knowledge of how progress is tracked on a Scrum Project
      • The Sprint Burndown Chart
      • The Release Burndown Chart
    • The standard Scrum Meetings & Cycles
      • Sprint Planning
      • Product Backlog Grooming
      • The Daily Scrum
      • Sprint Review
      • Sprint Retrospective
    • How empirical process control differs from predictive process control

    Upon completion, you will be able to answer questions like these:

    When should I use Scrum and agile methods?
    How can I get management on board with Scrum?
    What are some common mistakes teams make when they adopt Scrum?
    What are the roles in Scrum and is it OK to mix them?
    How should we structure our teams?
    How does Scrum work in an offshore model?
    What is agile?
    How does our team know we are “done”?
    And more…

    Professional Development Units (PDUs)

    PMPs: You can receive 15 PDUs for this course. To learn more on how to maintain your PMI PMP (or other) credential, please visit this link on

    About the Instructor - Simon Bennett

    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 speaking includes presenting at Agile Alliance Agile 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013 conferences, Scrum Gatherings around the world 2008, 2009, 2010 & 2011, PDC 2008 & 2009, Agile Australia 2011, ALM Summit 2013, LKNA13 and GOTO Berlin 2013, Scrum Gathering South Africa and will be coming directly from keynoting Agile Tour Vietnam.

    About the Venue

    Conveniently located near North Sydney train & bus station. A full buffet lunch is provided to suit most diets but please let us know if you have any allergies or special needs

    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.”



    $1695 Regular Pricing. Additional discounts available to people booking 3 or more places. All prices include GST 

    All CSM courses are taught by Trainers approved by the Scrum Alliance. 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.

  • Details

    Date: 18-19 November, 2013
    Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia

    North Sydney Harbour View Hotel
    17 Blue Street
    North Sydney
    Sydney, NSW 2060 Australia

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    Regular Price: $1695 inc. GST

  • Agenda


    The course format consists of multiple lecture topics, group exercises and group discussion. Ample time will be devoted to analysis of the “real-world” industry experiences of the ScrumMaster Course instructors based on case study examples and experiences managing Agile projects and coaching Scrum teams.


    Overview of Agile & Scrum

    • What is Agile
    • What is Scrum
    • Origins


    Roles: The ScrumMaster

    • Description and responsibilities
    • What makes a good ScrumMaster
    • ScrumMaster as team member


    Roles: The Product Owner

    • Description and responsibilities
    • Vision & the Product backlog
    • User stories on the product backlog
    • INVEST in your backlog


    Roles: The team

    • Description and responsibilities
    • Composition and cross-functionality
    • Organizing


    Meetings & Artifacts

    • Planning
    • The daily scrum
    • Sprint review
    • Sprint retrospective



    • What is potentially shippable?
    • How does architecture fit?
    • Sprint length and release sprints
    • Abnormal terminations


    Sprint planning

    • Prioritization and the sprint goal
    • Sprint planning meeting


    Release planning and Progress tracking

    • Estimating the product backlog
    • Release planning meeting
    • Burndown charts & task boards


    Scaling & Offshoring

    • The scrum of scrums
    • Shared vs. specific product backlogs
    • Getting started & common pitfalls


  • Who Should Attend


    This highly interactive certification course is appropriate for software team members, including:

    • Project Managers
    • Team Leads
    • Development Managers
    • Product Managers
    • Software Architects
    • Systems Architects
    • Testers
    • CIO
    • CTO



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