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Certified ScrumMaster®

Pete Deemer
Pete Deemer
Siti Jaafar


20-22 June, 2017
Singapore, Singapore
National University of Singapore
23 Heng Mui Keng Terrace
Singapore, Singapore
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S$3210 ($1015 for Singapore Citizens / Permanent Residents)

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).


Led by Pete Deemer, 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 is the founder and CEO of GoodAgile, and a co-founder of the Scrum Foundation, which is headed by Dr. Jeff Sutherland, co-creator of Scrum. He has provided Scrum training and coaching to some of the largest companies in the world, including services companies like Infosys, Wipro, TCS, Cognizant and Mindtree, and product companies like Microsoft, SAP, Dell, GE, HP, EMC, Ericsson, CA, Fidelity, JP Morgan, Mercedes Benz, Phillips, Oracle, Siemens, Unilever, and Verizon. Pete is an honors graduate of Harvard University, and has spent the last 20+ years leading teams building software-based products and services at global companies. Most recently he served as Vice President of Product Development for Yahoo!, where he led Yahoo's global adoption of Scrum. Pete has also spent a number of years as adjunct faculty at University of California Berkeley, where he received the prestigious Club 6 teaching award, and he is currently a visiting lecturer at the National University of Singapore.


This course provides an in-depth training in Scrum theory and practice, taught by a Certified Scrum Trainer who works with some of the largest companies in the world using Scrum. This three-day course is divided between lecture, exercises, simulations, open discussion and question and answer.

The content includes best practices and advice for using Scrum with multi-location / distributed projects, project estimation and delivery-date planning and tracking in Scrum, fixed-price / fixed-date projects in Scrum, Scrum tools, and scaling Scrum for large projects or organizations.


All attendees who complete the course and pass the Scrum Alliance online exam will become Certified ScrumMasters (CSMs), and will be listed in the Scrum Alliance's CSM registry, and receive access to the Scrum Alliance website's CSM-restricted areas.  In addition, all course attendees will receive both hard-copy and soft-copy versions of the course presentation and other teaching materials, as well as a selection of Scrum templates and other resources.  Attendees who are Project Management Institute PMP's are eligible for 19.5 Professional Development Units.



The 3-day course and examination fee is S$3210 (or $940.53 course fee for Singapore Citizens / Permanent Residents after WDA funding + $74.90 examination fee).  All fees include GST.  Course materials, daily morning and afternoon refreshments and lunch are provided.  Other meals, travel and accommodation are not included.


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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.)