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Certified ScrumMaster®
5/26/2014 12:00:00 AM Agile House Ltd TBD TBD Riga Latvia 56.9496487 24.1051864 1400


Agile House Ltd


  • Course

    Date: 26-27 May, 2014
    Location: Riga, Latvia

    Regular Price: 1400

    Learn the essentials of working as a ScrumMaster or Scrum team member in this course. While the Scrum Alliance provides a list of core concepts that must be covered in the class, each instructor creates his or her own material, allowing courses to differ based on the strengths, interests, and experiences of the instructor.

    In this case it is Jens Ostergaard who add his personal flavor of the class.

    Jens became certified Scrum Trainers in 2004, being one of the first trainers worldwide. Furthermore Jens has an extensive experience running CSM classes, which can be seen on


    Prices do not include VAT



    We expect you to have some prior knowledge about Scrum. Useful readings include

    “Scrum Guide” from

    Agile atlas from


    Course Material

    Participants will receive printed and bounded material on the first day of class. The material is in English and will change from Training class to training class. The material will be enhanced by more slides, videos and other pictures in case the trainers will find this useful during class.

    Being a ScrumMaster demands a lot of skill and can at first sight look like a trivial challenge. However, once starting the journey to transform the organization there will be impediment after impediment that will challenge the implementation of Scrum. So to use Scrum, using “The Art of the Possible”, there needs to be skilled ScrumMasters to take on this challenge.



    Each individual is trained to be able to assume the following responsibilities: 
    Remove the barriers between development and business (ProductOwner) so the business directly drives development; 
    Teach the business how to maximize ROI and meet their objectives through Scrum; 
    Improve the lives of the development team by facilitating creativity and empowerment; 
    Improve the productivity of the development team in any way possible; and, 
    Improve the engineering practices and tools so each increment of functionality is potentially shippable


    The training is done with several exercises. Be prepared to do hard work. The training will give you the feeling of Scrum itself. The first day is dedicated to the Why and the Philosophy the Meaning of Scrum. The second day hands you over the tools and the How of Scrum. Using anecdotes and experience, teaching the Scrum framework, and how to use it to be an effective Agile project manager – you will learn to be a ScrumMaster.



    Upon Graduation As a result of their successful completion of the program, each participant will get an invitation to join Scrumalliance as a certified Scrum Master.


    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: 26-27 May, 2014
    Location: Riga, Latvia

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    Regular Price: 1400

  • Agenda

    Why Agile
    Opacity of waterfall

    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

    Purpose 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 impediment 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
    What to do with dysfunctional Team Members
    Distributed Teams

    Sprint Planning
    Sprint Planning, how to get from the what to the how
    How the team commit to the sprint
    Sprint Backlog as spreadsheet, on the wall or in a tool

    The Sprint
    Responsibilities in the sprint
    Updating progress
    Burndown chart

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

    Sprint Review
    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
    Coordination between teams (Integration Scrum)
    Multi Product Backlogs or one Product Backlog
    Sprint Planning from one Product Backlog for many Teams

    The End
    Group Photo
    Discussion about of where to go from here

  • Who Should Attend

    This course will focus on the ScrumMaster, the Product Owner, and the Team in a software development organization. However, the course is useful to everyone in a company using Scrum. There is a pattern that says that the more an organization understand Scrum, the better the implementation will be.


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