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Certified ScrumMaster®
Saffron Bennett
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  • Course

    Date: 11-12 September, 2013
    Location: Melbourne, VIC, Australia

    Regular Price: $1695 inc. GST

    11-12 September. Melbourne, Australia

    $1695 Regular Pricing. Discounts available to people booking 3 or more places.

    Places available - book now!

    Learn from a highly experience Certified Scrum Trainer with over 13 years experience of working on Agile projects

    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.

    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 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.

    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: 11-12 September, 2013
    Location: Melbourne, VIC, Australia

    Novotel Melbourne on Collins
    270 Collins St
    Melbourne, VIC 3000 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
    • Organising


    Meetings & Artifacts

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



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


    Sprint planning

    • Prioritisation 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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