Date: 22-23 September, 2010
Location: Wellington, New Zealand
Regular Price: NZD $1800 ex. GST
About the Course
The two day Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) course, is an immersive learning experience involving a highly interactive mix of seminars, group discussions, team activities, games, simulations and role-plays.
You will learn how to:
- Explain Scrum to the rest of the organisation,
- Use popular agile requirements and estimation techniques,
- Facilitate Scrum meetings effectively,
- Raise the visibility of project status and impediments, and
- Deliver high value releases sooner.
- The Scrum Overview
- Introducing Scrum
- Scrum Flow
- Artifacts and Roles
- Scrum Concepts
- Empirical Process Control
- Discipline and Co-ordination
- Defining "Done"
- Scrum Anti-Patterns
- Agile Development Practices
- Distributed Scrum
- Scaling Scrum
- Requirement Management
- User Stories
- Splitting Stories
- Grooming the Product Backlog
- Scrum Planning
- Estimation Technique
- Release Planning
- Sprint Planning
- Scrum Ceremonies
- Daily Scrum
- Sprint Review
- Sprint Retrospective
- 59 Minute Scrum exercise: Management Presentation
This course is suitable for all participants in Scrum projects including Business Analysts, Developers, Testers, Architects, Project Managers, Product Owners and Business Owners. The success of your agile adoption may also require the understanding and support of Stakeholders, Senior Managers, operational staff and others who may find this course transformational to their approach to IT projects and product development.
This Certified ScrumMaster course is the first step in becoming a CSM. Completing and passing the test will be the second and final step. This test is free of charge and must be completed online, up to 90 days after participants have attended the CSM course.
Upon successful completion of the test, participants will be enrolled as Certified ScrumMasters. This includes a 24 month membership with the Scrum Alliance where additional CSM-only material is available.
For Project Management Professionals, this course may qualify you for 16 PDUs as approved by the Project Management Institute.
About the Instructor
This Certified ScrumMaster course was taught by Rowan Bunning. Rowan is a Certified Scrum Trainer® and a pioneer of Scrum in Australasia. With a background in application and web site development, product development and eXtreme Programming, Rowan became Australia's first Certified ScrumMaster and first Certified Scrum Practitioner®. He has built extensive experience leading, coaching, and training organisations in Scrum across Australasia and Europe, including with one of the U.K.’s leading Scrum consultancies.
As a Certified Scrum Trainer he has a fantastic track record for running comprehensive and high value Scrum courses. His offerings include the two day Certified ScrumMaster and Certified Scrum Product Owner courses with associated accreditations with the Scrum Alliance. He also offers one day courses on Effective User Stories and Agile Estimating and Planning as licensed from Mike Cohn of Mountain Goat Software - author of the most popular books on these topics. Rowan holds a Bachelors degree in Information Technology, is a PRINCE2™ Practitioner, is Cognitive Edge accredited and is a trained Innovation Games® facilitator.
Rowan is available throughout Australia and New Zealand for in-house training, agile coaching and consulting.
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As the Scrum Alliance website says, “Students are expected to attend the CSM course with a working knowledge of Scrum. This knowledge can be obtained by reading books, articles, and web info about Scrum." A good place to start is with a paper from the Scrum Student Resources page.
All CSM courses are taught by Certified Scrum Trainers. 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.