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Certified ScrumMaster®

8/19/2010 12:00:00 AM LASTing Benefits DeVere Wokefield Park Goodboys Lane Mortimer Reading Berkshire RG7 3AH United Kingdom 51.3929117 -1.0216301 £850


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  • Course

    Date: 19-20 August, 2010
    Location: Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom

    Regular Price: £850

    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 Scrum Alliance 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:

    Agile 2010, Orlando (coming 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 yet convenient location. DeVere Wokefield Park is easily accessible from Reading, the M4 and the M3, there is ample free parking available. Complimentary transportation to and from Mortimer railway station can be provided with prior notice. Please note that Google Maps is a bit misleading for the location, entry to Wokefield Park is at the intersection of Goodboys Lane and Cross Lane.

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


    About the Cost

    Early-bird discount until 30th July and group discounts available.


    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: 19-20 August, 2010
    Location: Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom

    DeVere Wokefield Park
    Goodboys Lane
    Reading, Berkshire RG7 3AH United Kingdom

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    Regular Price: £850


    Early-bird discount if booked by 30th July and group discounts available.

    A hearty lunch is provided both days along with food and beverage to sustain the class throughout the course. 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 5.30pm but we can inspect and adapt as the course progresses.

  • Who Should Attend

    This 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, ScrumMasters, Product Owners, Developers, Testers, Architects, Product Managers, Project Managers, Business Analysts, as well as anyone who interacts with teams.


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