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  • Course

    Date: 15-16 March, 2011
    Location: Chennai, India

    Regular Price: Rs 28,990 / US$640


    In this two-day course, you will apply the Scrum framework to build a new product. You will learn what it feels like to be on a Scrum team—experiencing many of the challenges you're likely to face—while being coached by someone involved with the application of Scrum at many organisations. This “learning by doing” style of instruction demands your open mind and active participation.


    We will apply the experiential activities to discussion of advanced topics such as how to use Scrum in multiple-team organizations, how to measure progress empirically at a macro level, release planning to maximize ROI, and why such a simple framework disrupts organisations to be the best they can be.


    The CSM course will cover the following topics (among others) through two days of interactive exercises, lecture, and discussion:


    ·         Introduction to Scrum

    ·         Scrum Roles and Responsibilities

    ·         Agile Requirements Analysis

    ·         Estimating and Prioritizing Product Backlogs

    ·         Sprint Planning, Execution, Review, and Retrospectives

    ·         What does "Done" mean?

    ·         Technical Debt and other pitfalls

    ·         Release planning based on empirical measurement

    ·         Scrum in multiple-team organizations

    ·         Q & A


    Certification Process:

    Participants who complete the two-day course will be required, within 90 days of the course date, to take an on-line, 36 question, multiple choice exam. Upon successful completion of the exam, you will receive official designation as a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) by the Scrum Alliance, along with a two-year membership of the Scrum Alliance. This is the first step on the road to Certified Scrum Practitioner (CSP) and further Scrum education. Your membership includes additional access to Certified ScrumMaster material and information on the Scrum Alliance website.  Exam objectives, exam administration and retake policy information is available on the Scrum Alliance website under the FAQ section.


    About your Trainer:

    David Hicks is a highly experienced Agile coach, trainer and speaker and a Director and co-founder of RADTAC, the leading Agile services company. He has been a specialist in Agile and Iterative approaches since 1988 when his MSc Thesis on the subject was published by the British Computer Society. From 1996-2000 he was responsible for the world’s first large-scale enterprise Agile enablement at British Airways, which culminated in the adoption of Agile as the single standard approach for use across BA’s entire 5000-strong IT department. Since then David has provided Agile coaching and training to many of the world’s leading organisations such as BT, Prudential, Wipro, Virgin, Capita, Fidelity Investments and Mastek in countries across the globe including Europe, the US, India, China and Japan. For the last three years David has been responsible for the RADTAC Agile Training and Coaching team at Nokia Symbian System Software. With over 1200 software engineers in some 150 Agile teams in Finland, India, China, the US and the UK, this is the largest implementation of Agile ever attempted on a single software product.


    David is experienced in all of the leading Agile approaches including Scrum, XP, Lean Software Development and the Agile / Open Unified Process and has in-depth experience of complementary non-agile approaches including PMI and PRINCE2. His holds many formal Agile qualifications and is one of only two Trainers in the world certified for both Scrum and Agile Project Management:


    ·         Certified Scrum Trainer

    ·         Certified Scrum Practitioner

    ·         Certified Scrum Product Owner

    ·         Certified ScrumMaster

    ·         Certified APMG Agile Project Management Trainer

    ·         Certified DSDM Agile Trainer

    ·         Certified DSDM Agile Practitioner

    ·         Certified APLN Agile Leadership Practitioner


    David is an engaging trainer and popular speaker at Scrum Gatherings and Agile Conferences and has provided commentary on Agile via many articles and interviews such as this recent one with the British Computer Society


    Comments by attendees of David's recent courses:

    ·         "Excellent course, really understood Scrum well and in the context of the overall Agile approaches and processes" 27/11/10

    ·         “Very informative and useful, well presented course” 03/11/10

    ·         “Extremely good presentation of ideas and concepts” 03/11/10

    ·         “Excellent all round understanding of Scrum and the ScrumMaster role gained from attendance on this course” 25/10/10”

    ·         “A very well presented course, much of the content from which I will utilise with my company” 13/10/10

    ·         “Very well paced. Good balance of slides versus discussion” 13/10/10

    ·         “Very useful, met my objectives of how to personalise Scrum elements for my organisation” 13/10/10

    ·         “Excellent course, a real eye opener. The trainer opened my eyes to a better way of doing things. Great real world examples” 07/10/10

    ·         "Excellent course for me, spot on!" 29/09/10

    ·         "Dave was very knowledgeable about Scrum and also mentioned other Agile technologies." 23/09/10

    ·         "Really enjoyed the course and have taken a lot from it, especially with regards to estimating, planning and the concept of velocity. I would highly recommend Dave as a trainer" 23/09/10

    ·         "Enjoyable and practical. Suitable for wide range of audiences" 23/09/10

    ·         "Very informative course, started with no knowledge, so really helped" 23/09/10

    ·         "Trainer was brilliant - very knowledgeable and I learned lots from him" 22/06/10

    ·         "I thought this course was outstanding.  I had 2 years’ experience but learned a lot" 22/06/10

    ·         "Good course, good summary of Agile and Scrum framework" 22/06/10

    ·         "Course was great; lecture inspiring; charismatic" 13/05/10

    ·         "Very thorough and advantaged hugely by trainer's hands-on experience" 09/03/10

    ·         "Good course to understand basis of Agile and Scrum framework" 09/03/10

    ·         "The instructor's knowledge of real world scenarios and applying Scrum was excellent. I'd recommend him for further courses of study" 02/03/10 

    ·         "Good practical examples from his own experience" 02/03/10

    ·         "Very good course content; right balance between learning 'core' Scrum theory vs. comparison of Scrum with broader/other Agile methods and 'traditional' project/programme management" 15/01/10

    ·         "Excellent course, which helped to provide knowledge of Scrum, but also specific challenges. Good pace, committed and enthusiastic trainer with ability to tailor/manage course as required" 15/01/10

    ·         "Course was better than expected in terms of focus on 'real world' tips/techniques, and good re. latest thinking re. enterprise-wide aspects" 15/01/10

    ·         "David was an excellent course trainer, was very approachable and delivered the content in an easy to understand format. I would recommend this course to those who wish to embrace Agile and Scrum" 03/12/09

    ·         "Enjoyable, right no of people, good mix" 03/12/09

    ·         "Very good course, great fun, learned a lot" 28/10/09

    ·         "A well-presented course with a successful combination of presentations and interactive work" 28/10/09

    ·         "Dave is an excellent trainer. I really appreciated covering scaling Agile to an enterprise level" 28/10/09

    ·         "Worthwhile course, well delivered" 16/09/09

    ·         "Dave's real life experiences helps to temper peurile versus pragmatic implementation" 16/09/09

    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: 15-16 March, 2011
    Location: Chennai, India

    Hotel The Savera
    146, Dr.Radhakrishnan Road
    Chennai, 600004 India
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    Regular Price: Rs 28,990 / US$640


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    Confirm your CANCELLATION in writing up to 15 working days before the event and receive a refund less a 10% service charge. Regrettably, no refunds can be made for cancellations received less than 15 working days prior to the event.


    However, SUBSTITUTIONS are welcome at any time and can be made at no extra cost. The organisers reserve the right to amend the programme if necessary.


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  • Agenda

    Course content:

    The Certified ScrumMaster course is a two-day interactive session designed to effectively teach Scrum principles and practices.  You can expect the following topics to be covered during the course:

    ·         Agile Principles and the Agile Manifesto

    ·         The Case for Scrum

    ·         The Scrum Process

    ·         Mastering Scrum Roles

    o    ScrumMaster

    o    Product Owner

    o    Team

    ·         Mastering Scrum Ceremonies

    o    Sprint Planning

    o    Sprint Review

    o    Daily Scrum Meetings

    ·         Mastering Scrum Artefacts

    o    Product Backlog

    o    Sprint Backlog

    o    Burndown Chart

    ·         Advanced Scrum

    o    Scaling Scrum

    o    Scrum and Distributed Development

    ·         Agile Development and Testing practices within Scrum

    ·         Transitioning to Scrum - Transition strategies and organisational/people issues





  • Who Should Attend

    This course is useful for anyone who wants to be successful using Scrum. It's not just for ScrumMasters – but will benefit anyone who is involved in a Scrum Project and in any of the Scrum roles.  It’s strongly recommended for Product Owners, Product Managers, Project Managers, Functional / Departmental Managers, Development Team Members (including Architects, Designers, Coders, Testers, and others), and Executives involved in transitioning to Scrum within their own organization.


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