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Certified ScrumMaster®

Pete Deemer
Pete Deemer
Siti Ja'afar


6-7 September, 2017
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Ramada Colombo
No.30 Sir Mohamed Macan Markar Mawatha
Colombo, 00300 Sri Lanka
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This course is appropriate for anyone who wants to be successful with Scrum, including Project Managers, ScrumMasters, Product Owners, Developers (Coders, Testers, Architects, Designers), Product Managers, and other members of management (Engineering Managers, Testing Managers, Quality Management, Directors and VP's, etc.).


There is no prerequisite to attend the training, except for watching a 20-minute pre-class introductory video (full details are sent 3 days prior to the course date).


Taught by an India-based expert in onshore/offshore Scrum
This class is taught by Pete Deemer, CEO of GoodAgile and a well-known figure in the global Agile community. Pete is the lead author of The Scrum Primer, one of the most widely read introductions to Agile development, as well as The Distributed Scrum Primer, a guide to multi-location Scrum. Pete serves on the Board of Directors of the Scrum Alliance, which provides the globally-recognized Certified ScrumMaster certification. Pete has provided Agile training and consulting to some of the largest companies in the world, including services companies like Infosys, Wipro, and TCS, and product companies like HP, Microsoft, SAP, Oracle, Cisco, Dell, GE, EMC, Fidelity, JP Morgan, Verizon, Philips, Walmart, and Target. Pete is based in Bangalore, and works with teams globally.
Our students love the training!
97% of our students say "the GoodAgile CSM class was worth the time and money - even aside from the value of the certification". And 98% said they were likely to recommend it to a friend or colleague! We get comments like this one from Ashok Rai all the time: "This was the best training I have ever attended. Pete, you rock!".
Real-world knowledge you need to succeed
The course is about using Scrum to deliver powerful results and success with real-world projects, especially challenging ones! We cover distributed / multi-location Scrum, using Scrum with fixed-price / fixed-date projects, project estimation and delivery-date planning and tracking in Scrum, Scrum tools, and scaling Scrum for large projects or organizations.
Lowest price guarantee!
We believe our prices are the best available, but if you can find a lower price for a CSM course in the same city, we guarantee to match it. (Details here.)  We also offer group discounts.
If you are not 100% satisfied with the course, it's free!
If you are not fully satisfied with the course, we will refund 100% of what you paid. (Details here.)
Includes Mike Cohn's book "Succeeding with Agile"
All attendees at our public CSM courses receive a complimentary copy of Mike Cohn's Succeeding with Agile Development Using Scrum. This book, priced at $35 in the US, is widely considered the best all-around guide to Agile and Scrum.
You get two Scrum minibooks by Pete Deemer
Every attendee also receives two high-quality, bound Scrum minibooks by Pete Deemer: The Distributed Scrum Primer (an in-depth guide to distributed development using Scrum) and The Manager and Scrum (a guide for managers and executives leading organizations that use Scrum).
You get full online access to class materials + exercises + useful resources... forever!
Unlike many classes, we provide full electronic access to the course materials, which you can use to train your colleagues. You get the course slides, plus many of the exercises, along with step-by-step instructions for leading them. Plus you get access to a variety of useful Scrum resources and templates. And your access is valid forever - so as new materials are added, you will get access to those as well.
You earn 16 PDU's from PMI, towards PMP or PMI Agile Certification
Our CSM course includes 16 contact hours of training, which can be submitted to PMI for PDU credit if you are a PMP or working towards PMI Agile Certification.
Last but not least... you get Planning Poker cards!
Every attendee gets two packs of high-quality Planning Poker cards, enough for a team of 10 people. Our cards include printed instructions for use and five colors per deck.


Topics Covered in This Course:


  • The Fundamentals of Agile Development and Scrum
  • Start-to-Finish Walkthrough of Projects in Scrum
  • Intensive Scrum Simulation I: 5 Sprints using Iterative Incremental Development, Inspect - Adapt – Transparency, and velocity-based Sprint Planning
  • Intensive Scrum Simulation II: Commitment-based Sprint Planning, Estimating Available Hours, Product Backlog Item Analysis and Decomposition, the Sprint Backlog and Burndown Chart, The Daily Scrum, Sprint Review, Sprint Retrospective)
  • How to estimate project schedules and budgets in Scrum (including Date-Driven Releases, Scope-Driven Releases, and Date- and Scope-Driven Releases)
  • Managing projects to successful delivery, and five strategies for getting a behind-schedule project back on schedule
  • Working Successfully with Uncertain and Changing Requirements
  • Working With Junior Teams
  • Managing Dependencies
  • Emergent Architecture and Design
  • The Role of the ScrumMaster
  • The Role of the Product Owner
  • The Role of the Team
  • A Day in the Life of a ScrumMaster
  • The Product Backlog
  • Creating and Prioritizing the Product Backlog
  • Writing Requirements With User Stories
  • Product Backlog Grooming
  • Size Estimation Using Planning Poker
  • The Definition of Done
  • Getting to Done in 30 days or less
  • Strategies for Success in Multi-Location (Distributed) projects. (Each student will also receive a copy of 'The Distributed Scrum Primer' minibook to take with them.)
  • Scaling Scrum to Large Projects, including the Scrum of Scrums
  • Scrum Tools, including references for enterprise, open source, and lightweight tools
  • The Role of the Manager in Scrum. (Each student will also receive a copy of 'The Manager and Scrum' minibook to take with them.)

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