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10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM Smits Management Consultancy LLC Mercure Edinburgh City-Princes Street 53 Princes Street Edinburgh Scotland EH2 2DG United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 55.9538884 -3.1860463 995 GBP


Smits Management Consultancy LLC

  • Course

    Date: 14-15 October, 2013
    Location: Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

    Regular Price: 995 GBP

    This two-day ScrumMaster Class provides everything you need to know to improve your Scrum.

    Delivered by Certified Scrum Trainer Hubert Smits and Jens Ostergaard, this course shares industry-tested practices for evolving Product Backlogs, planning your Releases and Sprints, tracking and reporting progress, and developing continuous improvement cycles. Participants will learn how to effectively run daily Scrum Meetings, Sprint Planning Meetings, Sprint Reviews, Retrospectives, and more.

    Upon completion of the course and a post-course online evaluation, participants are registered as Certified ScrumMasters (CSMs). Registration includes a two-year membership in the Scrum Alliance, ( where valuable ScrumMaster material and information are available.

    The course materials will be explained, and the teachers will provide numerous real life examples, based on their experiences of working with Scrum teams. The attendees will practice the prinicples, like creating a product backlog and estimating requirments. 

    Both Jens and Hubert were Certified as Scrum Masters in Edinburgh, in 2003, and went on to become Certified Scrum trainers in 2004.

    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: 14-15 October, 2013
    Location: Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

    Mercure Edinburgh City-Princes Street
    53 Princes Street
    Edinburgh, Scotland EH2 2DG United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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    Regular Price: 995 GBP

  • Agenda

     Topics for the two-day class:


    Why Agile

    • Opacity of waterfall
    • Emergence
    • Processes
    • Patterns

    Overview of Scrum

    • Agile Principles    
    • Brief History of Scrum
    • Heart of Scrum
    • Scrum Overview
    • Emergency Procedure


    • Overview of the roles
    • Mixing the roles


    • Why DONE
    • Advantage of DONE
    • How to create a definition of DONE

    Product backlog

    • Product Backlog Items (PBIs), User stories and other choices on the Product Backlog
    • Backlog Meetings
    • INVEST in your Product Backlog
    • Estimating your PBI's


    • Pupose of Retrospective
    • Techniques for Retrospective

    Agile Contract

    • Traditional Contract
    • Agile Contract

    The ScrumMaster

    • Responsibilities and mindset
    • How to react in different scenarios
    • Scrum Master's empidiment list

     The Product Owner

    • Description and responsibilities
    • Character of a good Product Owner
    • Product Owner team

    The Development team

    • Composition and cross-functionality
    • Responsibilities of the Team Member
    • Organizing
    • What to do with dysfunctional Team Members
    • Distributed Teams


    • Part 1 and Part 2
    • Sprintplanning, how to get from the what to the how
    • How the team commit to the scope of the sprint
    • Sprintbacklog as spreadsheet, on the wall or in a tool

    The Sprint

    • Responsibilities in the sprint
    • Updating progress
    • Burndown chart

    Daily Scfrum

    • Who can say what
    • Why it is important the team feels ownership


    • Pupose of meeting
    • A review not a demo

    Release Planning

    •     Allocating Sprints
    •     Tracking progress – the Release Burndown
    •     What to expect


    • From one team to many
    • Cordination between teams (Integration Scrum)
    • Multi Product Backlogs or one Product Backlog
    • Sprintplanning from one Product Backlog for many Teams

    The End

    • Group Photo
    • Discussion about of where to go from here


  • Who Should Attend

    This hands-on certification course is appropriate for all team members. Specific roles that would benefit from becoming a CSM include Project Managers, Development Managers, Team Leads, Architects, Developers and Testers. Additionally, the CSM course is an introduction to Scrum which is valuable for anyone working with Scrum Teams.


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