Date: 24-25 September, 2009
Location: London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Regular Price: See registration
September 24-25, London
This hands-on, interactive two-day course will teach you:
* How to be an effective Scrum Master
* Improve teamwork
* Launch products sooner
* Improve engineering practices to deliver high-quality products
Upon successful completion of this course, each participant will be enrolled as a Certified ScrumMaster, which includes a one-year Scrum Alliance membership, where additional ScrumMaster-only material and information is available.
Attendees will be served lunch, morning and afternoon team and receive a bound copy of the training materials.
Applicable to all levels and roles including Managers, Designers, Developers, Testers, Executives, Project Managers and IT.
No prior knowledge of Scrum or Agile methods is required although some prior reading is recommended. A good getting started guide can be found at http://www.scrumprimer.com
* Overview of Methodologies
* Exercise; empirical learning
* Agile Manifesto
* Agile Values
* History of Scrum
* Exercise: The offsite customer
* Scrum Overview
* Roles and responsibilities
* Scrum team
* Product Owner
* Product Backlog creation
* User Stories (requirements)
* Exercise: User Story writing
* The Sprint
* Sprint Planning
* Exercise: Sprint Planning
* Tracking Progress
* Daily Scrum
* Exercise: Running a Daily meeting
* Sprint Review
* Sprint Retrospective
The ScrumMaster role:
* Exercise: Great ScrumMaster scenarios
* Exercise: Scrum simulation
* Scaling Scrum
* Distributed Scrum
About the Instructors
Gabrielle holds a Masters of Digital Design from the University of Western Sydney, Australia and has over 16 years building enterprise software and web products at global companies. Gabrielle is a regular conference speaker presenting papers and talks on Enterprise Agile and Agile User Experience and Design.
Gabrielle provides training to a number of companies around the world and is currently based between San Francisco and London.
Bas Vodde, originally from Holland, has lived in China and Finland. Currently he lives and works in Singapore. In Holland he was working as a developer and always felt a mismatch between the style of development he experienced as working and the style of development that "the official literature said you should do". This mismatch was solved when Extreme Programming was introduced and with the introduction of the Agile Manifesto.
In early 2001, he had enough of the "normal life" and moved to China and started working for Nokia. In Nokia, he worked on very large and traditional projects. This uncomfortable experience convinced him that Agile Development is the best way of developing software product -- no matter how large your development is. After a couple years, he moved to Helsinki with the purpose of introducing Agile Development (and in particular Scrum) in Nokia Networks (later NSN). He watched dozens of product groups adopt scrum and other agile practices. After a while, he moved back to China (Its too cold in Finland) and helped one large product group with its Scrum adoption.
Bas work for a small consulting company based in Singapore called Odd-e specializing in training and coaching related to agile and lean development in Asia.
Bas is interested in Scrum with a special focus on large companies and large product development. But he also enjoyed working on technical practices, especially test-driven development (especially in embedded environments) and continuous integration. He keeps working as a developer because he strongly believes you need a well-factored code base if you want to be fast and flexible. His hobbies are studies in lean production and quality management and, of course, programming.
Bas is the author of the "Scaling Agile and Lean Development: Thinking and Organizational Tools for Large-Scale Scrum" and of "Practices for Large-Scale Agile and Lean Development", both together with Craig Larman. He is also one of the authors of the CppUTest unit test framework for C/C++.
Professional Development Units (PDUs)
PMPs: You can receive 14 PDUs for this course.
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.