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Certified ScrumMaster®

2/5/2011 12:00:00 AM LASTing Benefits DeVere Sunningdale Park Larch Avenue Sunningdale Ascot Berkshire SL50QE United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 51.4021004 -0.6423699 £895


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  • Course

    Date: 5-6 February, 2011
    Location: Ascot, Berkshire, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

    Regular Price: £895

    The ScrumMaster Certification is a 2-day course introducing the concepts and application principles of the Scrum framework.  

    You will learn the essential concepts, roles and the tools of Scrum, providing you with a roadmap for adopting Agile. Learn how to lead development teams towards agile operations by managing product backlogs, planning releases and sprints, tracking and reporting progress, and holding retrospectives.

    Upon completion of the course, you are eligible to take an exam, the successful completion of which gains you the designation of Certified ScrumMasters (CSM), a first step in the journey towards this more adaptive form of projectwork and leadership. Included in the course is membership in the Scrum Alliance, where valuable ScrumMaster material and information is available exclusively to CSMs.


    About the Trainer

    This course is taught by Simon Bennett a Certified Scrum Trainer with over 20 years real-world experience in software and hardware development, the last 12 of which have been focussed on using Agile frameworks and methods including Scrum, XP, Crystal & Kanban.

    From 2008 through 2010 Simon was also the Product Owner for the Scrum for Team System TFS process template.

    Simon has considerable experience in organisational agile adoption, large scale Scrum and using Scrum in an offshore environment, as well as successfully blending Scrum with other methods including UCD.

    His wealth of experience brings a unique depth and flavour to the course, as students will learn from real world case studies rather than only theory and simulations.

    With regard to delivery, Simon is also a seasoned trainer with over two decades of experience, and a regular speaker at major international conferences. Recent engagements include:


    Scrum Gathering South Africa, September 2010
      “Contracts & Pay Packets” (5 hour Deep Dive)
      Opening Address

    Agile 2010, Orlando August 2010
      “The Incentive Trap” (3 hour invited tutorial)

    Scrum Gathering Orlando March 2010
      “The Incentive Trap”

    PDC 2009, Los Angeles
      “Scrum in the Enterprise with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010”

    Scrum Gathering Munich 2009
      “The Prisoner’s Dilemma: Applying Game Theory to Agile Contracting”
      “Best Practice in Agile Product Ownership” – Panel Chair
      Conference Selection Committee Member

    Agile 2009, Chicago
      “The Prisoner’s Dilemma: Applying Game Theory to Agile Contracting”
      “Why do (so many) testers (still) hate Agile?”

    PDC 2008, Los Angeles
      “Agile development on the Microsoft Platform”

    Scrum Gathering Stockholm 2008
      “Lean vs. Agile: Stop fighting, start delivering”


    About the Venue

    A hearty lunch is provided both days.

    Enjoy the country surrounds at this tranquil location. DeVere Sunningdale is easily accessible from the M4, M25 and M3, there is ample free parking available. Complimentary transportation to and from Sunningdale railway station can be provided with prior notice. Sunningdale is on the London Waterloo - Reading line and is approximately mid way between the two.

    Fully catered accommodation on the grounds is also available and is a popular option, please contact us for details.

    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: 5-6 February, 2011
    Location: Ascot, Berkshire, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

    DeVere Sunningdale Park
    Larch Avenue
    Ascot, Berkshire SL50QE United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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    Regular Price: £895


    Group discounts available.

    A hearty lunch is provided both days along with food and beverage to sustain the class throughout the weekend. Although accommodation is not provided in the course cost it can be arranged at a generously discounted rate.

  • Agenda

    The course will run from 9.30am to 6.00pm but we can inspect and adapt as the weekend progresses.

    Initial course backlog

    The following initial course backlog provides an outline of major topics from which the facilitator and the class collaboratively plans the course. The Scrum framework is employed to manage track and manage progress through course material.

    • Introducing Scrum
    • Agile and Scrum Values
    • Self-organisation
    • Time-boxing
    • Empirical Process Control
    • Scrum Practices
    • Scrum Tracking
    • Scrum Roles
    • Scrum Risk Reduction
    • Defining “Done”
    • Daily Scrum
    • User Stories
    • Conditions of Satisfaction
    • Team Estimation
    • Release Planning
    • Sprint Planning
    • Sprint Review
    • Sprint Retrospective
    • Complexity


  • Who Should Attend

    This course provides a strong foundation to Scrum and Agile values, principles and practices and is suitable for anyone who wants to Transform their World of Work.

    Specifically, those people wishing to work as ScrumMasters, Product Owners, Developers, Testers, Architects, Product Managers, Project Managers, Business Analysts, as well as anyone who interacts with teams.


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