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5/21/2009 12:00:00 AM Evolve Beyond London, Portman Square 43-45 Portman Square London W1H 6HN United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 51.5150961 -0.1549945 See registration


Evolve Beyond

  • Course

    Date: 21-22 May, 2009
    Location: London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

    Regular Price: See registration

    May 21-22, London

    Course Description

    This hands-on, interactive two-day course will teach you:

        * How to be an effective Scrum Master
        * Improve teamwork
        * Launch products sooner
        * Improve engineering practices to deliver high-quality products

    Upon successful completion of this course, each participant will be enrolled as a Certified ScrumMaster, which includes a one-year Scrum Alliance membership, where additional ScrumMaster-only material and information is available.

    Attendees will be served lunch, morning and afternoon team and receive a bound copy of the training materials.

    Applicable to all levels and roles including Managers, Designers, Developers, Testers, Executives, Project Managers and IT.
    Recommended reading

    No prior knowledge of Scrum or Agile methods is required although some prior reading is recommended. A good getting started guide can be found at
    Class Agenda


        * Overview of Methodologies
        * Exercise; empirical learning
        * Agile Manifesto
        * Agile Values
        * History of Scrum
        * Exercise: The offsite customer

    Scrum 101

        * Scrum Overview
        * Roles and responsibilities
        * Scrum team
        * Product Owner
        * ScrumMaster

    Requirements Management

        * One-pager
        * Product Backlog creation
        * User Stories (requirements)
        * Exercise: User Story writing

    Scrum In-depth

        * The Sprint
        * Sprint Planning
        * Exercise: Sprint Planning
        * Tracking Progress
        * Daily Scrum
        * Exercise: Running a Daily meeting
        * Sprint Review
        * Sprint Retrospective

    The ScrumMaster role:

        * Exercise: Great ScrumMaster scenarios
        * Exercise: Scrum simulation

    Optional modules:

        * Scaling Scrum
        * Distributed Scrum

    About the Instructors

     Jeff Sutherland is the co-creator of Scrum He started the first Scrum at Easel Corporation in 1993. He worked with Ken Schwaber to emerge Scrum as a formal process at OOPSLA ’95. Together, they extended and enhanced Scrum at many software companies and IT organizations and helped write the Agile Manifesto.

    You can learn from Jeff Sutherland's experience as consultant to the world's leading companies. Their experience can help make your Scrum implementation world class. Jeff's clients include: Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, MySpace, Adobe, GE, Siemens, BellSouth, GSI Commerce, Ulticom, Palm, St. Jude Medical, DigiChart, RosettaStone, Healthwise, Sony/Ericson, Accenture, Trifork, Systematic Software Engineering, Exigen Services, SirsiDynix, Softhouse, Philips, Barclays Global Investors, Constant Contact, Wellogic, Inova Solutions, Medco, Saxo Bank, Xebia,, SolutionsIQ, Crisp, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, Motley Fool, Planon, OpenView Venture Partners, Jyske Bank, BEC, Camp Scrum, DotWay AB, Ultimate Software, Danube, Rally Development, Version One, Scrum Training Institute, AtTask, Intronis, Version One, OpenView Labs, Central Desktop, Open-E, Zmags, eEye, Reality Digital, DST, Booz Allen Hamilton, and many other companies.

    Gabrielle Benefield is a Certified Scrum Trainer offering courses in the United States, Europe, Australia and New Zealand through the Scrum Training Institute.  Gabrielle was Senior Director of Agile Development at Yahoo! leading Yahoo!’s large-scale corporate adoption of Scrum, which now encompasses more than 200 teams projects and over 1500 employees in the US, India, Europe, and Asia.  She is co-author of The Scrum Primer (

    Gabrielle holds a Masters of Digital Design from the University of Western Sydney, Australia and has over 16 years building enterprise software and web products at global companies.  Gabrielle is a regular conference speaker presenting papers and talks on Enterprise Agile and Agile User Experience and Design.

    Gabrielle provides training to a number of companies around the world and is currently based between San Francisco and London.

    To Register:

    Professional Development Units (PDUs)

    PMPs: You can receive 14 PDUs for this course.

    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: 21-22 May, 2009
    Location: London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

    London, Portman Square
    43-45 Portman Square
    London, W1H 6HN United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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    Regular Price: See registration


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