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Certified ScrumMaster®
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  • Course

    Date: 7-8 February, 2013
    Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia

    Regular Price: $1695 inc. GST

    7th - 8th February. Sydney, Australia

    $1695 Regular Pricing, $1595 Early Pricing (before 11th January 2013), Additional discounts available to people booking 3 or more. All prices include GST. Places available book now by clicking the Register Now! button


    Learn from two highly experience Certified Scrum Trainers with a combined 14 years experience in Scrum Training and 24 years of working on Agile projects


    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.

    Complimentary Book: The Scrum Field Guide


    For a limited time, attendees of the Certified ScrumMaster class will recieve a free copy of Mitch Lacey’s new book, The Scrum Field Guide: Practical Advice for Your First Year.

    Participants gain hands-on practice through exercises including:

    How to plan and run Sprint Planning Meetings
    Daily Scrum Meetings
    Sprint Reviews
    Sprint Retrospectives
    And more.

    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 instructor based on case study examples and experiences managing Agile projects and coaching Scrum teams.

    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

    What People Are Saying

    “Though I knew much of the material, this reinforced the NEED to review and reflect with more knowledgeable people”
    “Enjoyed the examples from real life”
    “Best I’ve attended”
    “Really liked the exercises and found Scrum to be inspiring”
    “Really liked the pragmatic no BS presentation style. Greatly appreciated the messages and focus on the human factor side of Scrum”
    “Great course, very good teaching, will recommend to my peers”
    “This was a great course and I am super excited to implement”

    About the Instructors - Mitch Lacey, PMP

    Mitch Lacey is an agile practitioner and trainer. Mitch has been managing projects for over twelve years and has numerous plan-driven and agile projects under his belt.

    Mitch honed his agile skills at Microsoft Corporation, where he successfully released core enterprise services for Windows Live. Mitch’s first agile team at Microsoft was coached by Ward Cunningham (creator of the wiki and co-creator of Extreme Programming), Jim Newkirk (creator of nUnit) and David Anderson (Kanban advocate).

    While at Microsoft, he transitioned from Program Manager to Agile Coach, working hand-in-hand with groups throughout their transition to Agile practices. After Microsoft, Mitch was the Agile Practice Manager at Ascentium Corporation where he practiced agility on the projects he ran every day while coaching customers on agile practices and lessons on agile adoption worldwide.

    As a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) and a registered Project Management Professional (PMP), Mitch shares his experience in project and client management through Certified ScrumMaster courses, Agile coaching engagements, conference presentations, blogs and white papers.

    Mitch has recently authored the definitive book for new Scrum teams on how to survive the first year of Scrum. The Scrum Field Guide will give you skills and confidence to adopt Scrum more rapidly, more successfully, and with far less pain and fear, this is an engaging readable book full of real-world examples.

    He is the author of “Adventures in Promiscuous Pairing” presented and published at the Agile 2006 conference, “Transitioning to Agile: Key Lessons Learned in the Field” presented and published at the Fall 2007 PMI Global Congress in Atlanta, Georgia and “The Impacts of Poor Estimating - and How to Fix It” presented and published at the winter 2007 SQE Agile development conference in Orlando, Florida.

    He has presented at Agile Alliance Agile 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 conferences, the 2008 Better Software Conference and the 2008, 2009 and 2010 SQE Agile Development Practices conferences as well as various other smaller conferences around the world. He was a reviewer and XR shepherd for Agile 2007, reviewer for 2008, stage producer for the Organization and Culture stage for Agile 2009 produced the Leadership and Organizations stage for Agile 2010. Mitch is producing the Leadership stage for Agile 2011 and presenting at SQE Better Software in June 2011.

    About the Instructors - 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 conferences, Scrum Gatherings around the world 2008, 2009, 2010 & 2011, PDC 2008 & 2009 and Agile Australia 2011.

    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.

  • Details

    Date: 7-8 February, 2013
    Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia

    Saxons Sydney
    10 Barrack Street
    Sydney, NSW 2000 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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