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Certified ScrumMaster®
1/16/2013 12:00:00 AM LASTing Benefits North Sydney Harbour View Hotel 17 Blue Street North Sydney NSW 2060 Australia -33.841503 151.208532 1695 inc. GST


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  • Course

    Date: 16-17 January, 2013
    Location: North Sydney, NSW, Australia

    Regular Price: $1695 inc. GST

    Learn Scrum from an experience practitioner

    About the Course

    The Certified ScrumMaster course will run Wednesday 16th - Thursday 17th January conveniently located next to North Sydney train station

    Currently there is availability on this CSM course, please click “Register Now!” to book online

    Learn the Why of Scrum and How to implement it!

    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


    Please register online here with a credit card or contact us if you would like to book by invoice


    An early bird price of $1595 including GST is available if you register by 25th December.

    $1695 including GST from 26th December onwards.

    Discounts for charities and groups available, please contact us.

    Included in the booking:
    - Certification
    - 2 years membership with the Scrum Alliance
    - 2 full days training with a Certified Scrum Trainer & highly experienced practitioner
    - Letter of course completion for your employer and/or a professional body (PMI/ACS) for PDUs upon request
    - Workbook
    - Electronic course materials

    Please book online with a credit or debit card or contact us to pay by invoice. If you require any assistance booking your place on this or other LASTing Benefits Pty Ltd courses please contact us and we will be happy to help.

    Scrum Alliance Certification

    Please find more information about the Certification process for the Certified ScrumMaster designation here. Upon completing this workshop Simon will put you forward for certification with the Scrum Alliance where you take an online assessment in your own time. You will also receive 2 years membership to the Scrum Alliance with your course completion.

    The Scrum Alliance is a global professional association committed to Advocacy, Community, and Education for Scrum practitioners. Members include more than 150,000 Scrum practitioners, trainers, and coaches around the world.

    About the Trainer

    This course is taught by 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 engagements include:

    Agile 2012 Dallas
    “The Perils of Prioritisation”

    Scrum Gathering London October 2011
    “The Incentive Trap”
    “Agile Management”

    Scrum Gathering South Africa September 2011
    “Beyond Keno: Using the Cynefin Framework for Backlog Management”
    “Agile vs Lean - Stop Fighting, Start Delivering: Reloaded”

    Closing Keynote

    Agile 2011 Salt Lake City August 2011
    “Scrum as a Thinking Toolkit” (3 hour invited tutorial)

    Agile Australia, June 2011
    “Agile vs Lean - Stop Fighting, Start Delivering: Reloaded”
    “Project Management in the Age of Complexity”

    Open Space facilitator

    Scrum Gathering South Africa, September 2010
    “Contracts & Pay Packets” (5 hour Deep Dive)
    Opening Address

    Agile 2010, Orlando August 2010
    “The Incentive Trap” (3 hour invited tutorial)

    Scrum Gathering Orlando March 2010
    “The Incentive Trap”

    PDC 2009, Los Angeles
    “Scrum in the Enterprise with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010”

    Scrum Gathering Munich 2009
    “The Prisoner’s Dilemma: Applying Game Theory to Agile Contracting”
    “Best Practice in Agile Product Ownership”
    – Panel Chair
    Conference Selection Committee Member

    Agile 2009, Chicago
    “The Prisoner’s Dilemma: Applying Game Theory to Agile Contracting”
    “Why do (so many) testers (still) hate Agile?”

    PDC 2008, Los Angeles
    “Agile development on the Microsoft Platform”

    Scrum Gathering Stockholm 2008
    “Lean vs. Agile: Stop fighting, start delivering”

    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.”

    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: 16-17 January, 2013
    Location: North Sydney, NSW, Australia

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

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    Regular Price: $1695 inc. GST


    Group discounts available for bookings of 3 or more, please contact us. 

    Please book online with credit card.

    If you would like to book by invoice please email the details (number of attendees and company) to us by clicking "Contact Saffron Bennett"

  • Agenda

    The course will run from 9.00am to 5.30pm but we can inspect and adapt as the course progresses.

    Initial course backlog

    The following initial course backlog provides an outline of major topics from which the facilitator and the class collaboratively plans the course. The Scrum framework is employed to track and manage progress through course material.

    • Introducing Scrum
    • Agility
    • Agile and Scrum Values
    • Self-organisation
    • Time-boxing
    • Empirical Process Control
    • Scrum Practices
    • Scrum Tracking
    • Scrum Roles
    • Scrum Risk Reduction
    • Defining “Done”
    • Daily Scrum
    • User Stories
    • Product Backlog
    • Team Estimation
    • Sprint Planning
    • Sprint Review
    • Sprint Retrospective
    • Complexity


  • Who Should Attend

    This course provides a strong foundation to Scrum and Agile values, principles and practices and is suitable for anyone who wants to Transform their World of Work.

    Specifically, those people wishing to work as ScrumMasters, Product Owners, Developers, Testers, Architects, Product Managers, Project Managers, Business Analysts, as well as anyone who interacts with teams.


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