Date: 27-28 October, 2012
Location: Normal, IL, United States
Regular Price: $1200
This is a Saturday / Sunday Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) course that introduces attendees to the Scrum values, principles, and practice inherent to this agile-based empirical product development framework. Successful completers becomes Scrum Alliance Certified ScrumMasters, an initial step in the journey of learning Scrum and becoming proficient in its use.
Participants learn about the 3 Scrum roles (Team Member, Product Owner, and ScrumMaster), the 4 Scrum meetings (Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review and Sprint Retrospective) and process of building product in a time-boxed iteration called a Sprint. Attendees learn about the paradigm shifts that occur when organizations move from traditional linear / defined development environments to the empirical agile environment and strategies and tactics used to support and manage the change that occurs.
Students will assume responsibility for their learning in the course and will work in small teams. The course includes a detailed Scrum project simulation and other exercises that will reinforce course concepts. Participants will have opportunity to explore and apply self-organization and self-direct concepts that contribute most effectively to building a high performing team environment where quality can be built into a product through the empirical process of inspecting and adapting processes and products.
Tom Mellor is Certified Scrum Trainer and a Certified Scrum Product Owner, and past Chair of the Board of Directors of the Scrum Alliance. Tom was trained by Ken Schwaber and since 2008 he has trained over 1600 people as Certified ScrumMasters. He started his Scrum journey in 200r, helping a large insurance company improve its product development using Scrum and agile principles and practices. He has been an assertive champion for change towards an agile culture in that company. Tom has presented at various Agile and Scrum conferences around the world and maintains a large network of like-minded people as apparent on his Linked-In profile. He also maintains a ScrumAlliance profile where he has also posted various articles and presentations.
Upon Completion of this course, the class attendees should be able to:
· Demonstrate the appropriate understanding and application of Scrum roles, practices, principles, and values
· Apply appropriate analysis about how empirical the approach to project work should be (when to use Scrum)
· Appreciate the skills, desired styles, and responsibilities of the Team, Product Owner and ScrumMaster
· Accept and explain the rationale behind the absence of a project manager in Scrum
· Apply Scrum estimating and planning techniques and practices
· Understand the use and presentation of certain data used for inspecting and adapting to improve team performance and the product
· Understand the criticality of building trust within and between Scrum teams and between teams and management
· Understand the essence of team self-organization and self-direction to build high perfroming teams, and the necessity of servant leadership
· Identify and deal with smells (pitfalls) that the organization and its teams may encounter that may impede the use of Scrum
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.