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Certified ScrumMaster®
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM RippleRock Microsoft Campus Thames Valley Park Reading RG6 1WG United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 51.4614824 -0.935932 £895 + VAT



  • Course

    Date: 22-23 October, 2013
    Location: Reading, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

    Regular Price: £895 + VAT

    Many organisations are adopting Agile approaches to improve their software development capability, following the lead of the successful Internet era companies who have shown the way to rapid innovation and dominance in their market spaces. This 2-day course provides a great foundation for anyone adopting Scrum, the most popular Agile framework.

    We will be running an optional free 3rd day for those interested in learning how to support a Scrum project with Microsoft's Team Foundation Server 2013 (TFS 2013). This will be a hands on course where you will get to apply your new Scrum knowledge with Microsoft's latest ALM platform! To book your place on this 3rd day you will need to use an additional registration link on the booking page.

    Scrum is a deceptively simple framework and you will quickly learn about its roles, artefacts and process. However, its adaptive nature and impact on traditional organizational models and ways of working requires a fundamental grasp of the underlying principles for a truly successful implementation.

    We put theory into practice in a number of exercises and simulations which are both enjoyable and instructive.

    CSM Course Objectives

    • Understand the Agile principles and ethos at the heart of Scrum
    • Learn the mechanics of Scrum: roles, artifacts and process
    • Self-organizing teams and how they work
    • Backlogs and how to use them
    • Supporting practices
    • Potentially shippable code and delivering in vertical increments
    • Real control through empirical feedback
    • Scaling Scrum without breaking it
    • Industry recognized accreditation and foundation on which to build:
      • Certified Scrum Practitioner
      • Certified Scrum Coach
      • Certified Scrum Trainer

     Using Scrum with TFS 2013

    • Understand how TFS features support Scrum teams
    • Work with the Microsoft Scrum V3 process template 
    • Working with the Product Backlog
    • Sprint Planning
    • Tracking progress
    • Supporting Agile Engieering Practices

    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: 22-23 October, 2013
    Location: Reading, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

    Microsoft Campus
    Thames Valley Park
    Reading, RG6 1WG United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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    Regular Price: £895 + VAT

  • Agenda

    Overview of Scrum

    Lean and Agile Principles

    Empirical Process Theory

    Scrum Overview

    The Scrum Values


    Potentially shippable (DoD)

    Architecture in a Scrum project

    User Experience in a Scrum project

    Engineering Practices

    Sprint length and Release Sprints

    Abnormal terminations

    Product Backlog

    The Product Backlog

    Team responsibilities for the Backlog

    User stories on the Backlog

    Story-writing workshops

    INVEST in your Backlog

    Scrum Roles

    The ScrumMaster

    The Product Owner

    The Team

    Sprint Planning


    Prioritization and the Sprint goal

    Sprint Planning meeting

    Managing the Sprint Backlog

    Release Planning

    Planning Cadence


    Estimating the Product Backlog

    Planning Poker

    Affinity Estimation

    Creating the Release Plan 

    Tracking Progress

    Burndown charts

    Task boards

    Tracking quality


    The daily Scrum

    Sprint Review

    Sprint Retrospective


    The Dimensions of Scalability

    The Scrum of Scrums

    Team of Teams patterns

    Scaling the Product Owner

    Architecture at scale


    Getting started

  • Who Should Attend

    Despite its name, this course is not just for ScrumMasters but is an effective primer for anyone who will be closely involved with teams adopting Scrum.


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