Date: 23-24 June, 2008
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular Price: $1400 per person
Participants Will Learn:
- How to put Scrum into practice
- Essentials of beginning well
- The principles behind the practices
- Writing user stories for the product backlog
- Building a release plan
- How leadership and a self-organizing team can live together
- Helping new teams start, and more experienced teams get better
- Answering: When and how much?
- Scaling Scrum to large and/or distributed groups
- Nuggets from the school of hard knocks and from working with the best in the field
In this course, we typically mix in XP and Lean ideas. Having worked recently with Jeff Sutherland, we mix in many of his ideas and stories. Having a business background and MBA, I make this course somewhat more oriented toward Product Owners and business issues than some other CSM courses.
The course will run from 9am-5pm each day. You will need to arrive by
8:30am on the first day. A continental breakfast, breaks and lunch will
Following the course, each participant is enrolled as a Certified
ScrumMaster, which includes a one-year membership in the Scrum
Alliance, where additional ScrumMaster-only material and information
Participants will receive course materials (not books) at the course.
The CSM course was formulated to train and certify ScrumMasters and is
used worldwide for ScrumMaster training. In addition, participants
should obtain (at their own expense) Agile Project Management with
Scrum, by Ken Schwaber, which is required reading for the course. You
may also wish to obtain the primary Scrum book, Agile Software
Development with SCRUM by Schwaber and Beedle, on which the course is
Of course, there will be updated material and training exercises in the
course which you cannot get from books. The entire syllabus will be
made available upon registering for the course so you can look it over
and bring it with you to the sessions.
All CSM courses are taught by Certified Scrum Trainers. 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.