Date: 18-19 August, 2008
Location: Singapore, Singapore
Regular Price: 2000SGD
About the Course
This two-day Certified Scrum Master course provides an look into the
what, how and especially the whys of Scrum. It'll cover the theory and
history of Scrum and also the practical side, mostly by stories by the
trainer and discussions in the group. The course is useful for anyone
who would like to know Scrum in depth, including team members, product
owners, scrum masters and other stakeholders. Though the course will be
given mostly from the ScrumMasters perspective.
The course length is 2 days. The first day will cover the conceptual
backgrounds of Scrum and how the roles in Scrum differ from what is
often seen in organizations and how this will impact the organization.
The second day will cover the how-to-do things and look in detail in
the different parts of the Scrum framework.
Basic knowledge of Scrum is expected and some experience prefered. A great introduction to Scrum is the Scrum Primer by Pete Deemer
The topics covered:
- Scrum Master role
- Technical practices
- Obstacles for Scrum
- Product Owner and Product Backlog
- Initial product backlog creation
- Sprint Planning and Sprint Backlog
- Daily Scrum
- The team
- Scaling Scrum
- Organizational changes
All attendees who complete the course will become Certified
ScrumMasters (CSMs), and will be listed on the Scrum Alliance website's
Cost and Location
The course will be in Singapore
About the Instructor
Bas Vodde is originally from Holland, however has lived in China,
Finland and is currently living in Singapore. In the 90s he worked as
a developer in Holland and felt a mismatch between what he experienced
as working and between "what the official literature said you should
do". That was solved with the introduction of Extreme Programming and
evenmore so, with Agile Development in general.
In the beginning of 2001, he had enough of the "normal life" and moved
to China where he started working for Nokia. Here, he gained experience
on very large projects and the traditional ways they are run. After
this he became even more convinced that Agile Development is the way
forward, for all size projects.
In 2005 he moved to Helsinki, Finland to introduce Agile
and in particular Scrum, in Nokia Networks. For two years he watched
dozens of teams adopt scrum and other agile practices. After which he
decided to focus on one very large product and help it go "all the
way". Currently he is running his own small coaching and training
company called Odd-e.
His main interests are in Scrum and especially how to use it within
large companies and large projects. He also focuses much on the
technical practices, especially test-driven development (including
refactoring) and continuous integration because he strongly believes
you need a well-factored code base if you want to be fast and flexible.
His hobby interests have been lean production and quality management
and, of course, programming.
Bas is also the author of the upcoming book "Scaling Agile and Lean Development" together with Craig Larman.
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.