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2/12/2009 12:00:00 AM Scrum WithStyle University of Sydney Lecture Room 4 (Room 275), Merewether Building H04 Corner of City Road and Butlin Avenue Darlington Campus University of Sydney NSW 2006 Australia -33.888584 151.1873473 1600


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  • Course

    Date: 12-13 February, 2009
    Location: University of Sydney, NSW, Australia

    Regular Price: 1600

    About the Course 

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    This two day course provides not only a solid grounding in the fundamentals of Scrum, it puts the theory into action through a number of hands-on activities.

    This course is about much more than just following a process. It is about how to collaborate effectively in a multi-disciplinary team, how to maximise business value and how use an empirical approach to continuously refine both the product and the process itself. It is also about insights into the nature of successful software development, understanding why Scrum works and how to use it to succeed in challenging environments with high levels of change, uncertainty and complexity.

    Participants will gain hands-on practice with the Product Backlog, the Sprint Backlog, agile estimation techniques and the whole Scrum cycle through a "59-minute Scrum" exercise.

    The course concludes with participants being enrolled as Certified ScrumMasters which includes a one-year membership with the Scrum Alliance where additional Certified ScrumMaster-only material is available.

    About the Trainer

    Rowan Bunning is a Certified Scrum Trainer able to offer follow-on assistance to Scrum teams as an independent consultant. He is a pioneer of Scrum in Australia having learned about it in 2003, become one of the first Certified ScrumMasters in February 2005 and the country's first Certified Scrum Practitioner in October 2006. He has a strong relationship with Europe's first Certified Scrum Trainer with whom he has studied, consulted and co-trained.

    Rowan has worked in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland as an Agile Coach with one of Europe's leaders in Scrum: Conchango (now EMC Consulting). In addition to Scrum training and retrospective facilitation, Rowan played a hands-on ScrumMastering role on the development of a major new web property for one of Ireland's leading media organisations. This project involved distributed development between the U.K., Ireland and Romania. The website and online business were launched on time and on budget for a happy customer in June 2008.

    Previous to Conchango, Rowan spent over 10 years at an innovative private software development company in Canberra where he led an organisation-wide transition to Scrum and eXtreme Programming. His work was almost equally divided between bespoke applicationsdevelopment and product development. During this time, Rowan spoke at several conferences in Europe and North America including the London Scrum Gathering in 2007.

    Rowan holds a Bachelor of Information Technology degree from the University of Canberra. He is highly involved with the Australian Agile community having founded a successful Agile SIG supported by the Australian Computer Society and NICTA. He has a strong technical background in web development and Smalltalk (the development environment used for the first Scrum and XP projects). Rowan is motivated by the level of waste and inefficiency he sees around software development projects in many organisations and believes that there is enormous potential to improve business value and team productivity through Agile methods.

    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: 12-13 February, 2009
    Location: University of Sydney, NSW, Australia

    University of Sydney
    Lecture Room 4 (Room 275), Merewether Building H04
    Corner of City Road and Butlin Avenue Darlington Campus
    University of Sydney, NSW 2006 Australia

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    Regular Price: 1600



    Please select the Register Now! button on the right to register for this course.

    Required Reading 

    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.” At minimum, you should be familiar with the material in the short articles listed below as “Essentials” prior to attending the course. You can expect to get a lot more out of the course having read the Highly Recommended material also.


    Highly Recommended Books

    Agile Software Development with SCRUM
    Ken Schwaber, Mike Beedle
    Prentice Hall (2001) ISBN: 978-0130676344

    Agile Project Management with Scrum
    Ken Schwaber
    Microsoft Press (2004) ISBN: 978-0735619937

  • Agenda
    • Foundations of Agility
    • Scrum Overview
    • Product Backlog Management
    • Agile Estimation Techniques
    • Release and Sprint Planning
    • Daily Scrum
    • Sprint Review
    • Sprint Retrospective
    • Agile Teamwork
    • The Product Owner
    • ScrumMastering
    • Defining "DONE"
    • Tracking Progress
    • Promoting Scrum
    • Extending Scrum
  • Who Should Attend

    This course is suitable for all participants in a Scrum project including project and programme managers, analysts, programmers, database specialists, testers and others who may be on a Scrum team or involved with a Scrum team. It may also be valuable for stakeholders in the software development organisation including business managers, sales people and IT support staff.


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