Martine Devos' two day ScrumMaster and Estimation class will teach you the fundamental principles of Scrum, qualifying you as a Certified ScrumMaster. Leading a Scrum team is radically different to traditional project management. Rather than plan, instruct, and direct, the leader of a Scrum team (called a ScrumMaster) facilitates, coaches and leads.
In this intensive and highly interactive workshop, you will learn to deal with the obstacles that confront Scrum teams. You will also put theory into practise through a variety of exercises and take-aways to use with co-workers.
Upon successful completion of the course, you will be enrolled as a Certified ScrumMaster. This includes a two-year Scrum Alliance membership, where additional ScrumMaster-only material and information is available.
More importantly, upon completion of this workshop you'll leave with an understanding of Scrum and how to put it into practise and succeed with it. You will be able to share your experience with your colleagues and help your teams execute Scrum efficiently and productively.
You will also receive a copy of Essential Scrum: A Practical Guide to the Most Popular Agile Process
to take away!
PMI members can claim up to 14 PDU's upon completion of this course.
CSM CERTIFICATION TEST
As well as completing a Certified ScrumMaster course, all CSMs are also required to pass a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) online certification exam to maintain certification. Full details can be found here.
Microsoft ALM gold Partner status
From February 13th 2013, successful achievement of Certified Scrum Master will be recognised as a valid qualification for organisations wishing to
acquire Microsoft ALM gold Partner status. Click here
to find out more.
- Agile Values, Scrum Benefits and Origins
- Scrum and Change
- Companies Using Scrum
Scrum Process and Roles
- Scrum Flow, Iterative-incremental Software Development and Shippable Product Increments
- Scrum Roles: ScrumMaster, Product Owner, Team
- Characteristics of the ScrumMaster
- A Day in the Life of the ScrumMaster
- The ScrumMaster Role including Conflict Management, Appraisals and Appointing the ScrumMaster
- The Role of the Team including Team Dynamics, Team Norms and the Visual Workplace
- The Role of Project Managers and Functional Managers in Scrum
- Understanding the Customer
- The Product Vision
- The Product Backlog
- Determining the Release Scope
- Stocking the Product Backlog
- Prioritization Techniques
- Refining the Product Backlog
- User Stories on the Product Backlog
- Sustainable Pace
- The Project Levers
- Defining and Communicating Project Success
- Release Management Strategies
- Estimation and Planning, Product Backlog Items Using Story Points and Planning Poker
- Choosing the Sprint Length and Determining Velocity
- Creating the Release Plan
- Tracking the Project Progress
- Sprint Workflow and Characteristics
- Formulating Powerful Sprint Goals
- Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review and Retrospective
- Sprint Estimation and Planning
- Daily Scrum
- Understanding the Sprint Progress
- Sprint Reporting
Large and Distributed Scrum Projects
- The Planning Onion
- Why Portfolio Management Matters
- Levelling the Demand
- Portfolio Management Steps
- The Portfolio Bubble Chart
- Brook’s Law
- Organic Growth and Conway’s Law
- Master Product Backlog and the Product Owner Team
- Team Set-up
- Multi-team Planning and Coordination
- Shared Norms and Assets
- Distributed Scrum Project Tips
Getting Started in Scrum
- Just Do It
- The Nature of Change
- Scrum Adoption Stages
- Change Practices including the Enterprise Transition Team and the Transition Product Backlog
- Deming’s PDCA Cycle
- The Role of Consultants
Practical Games and Exercises
Exercises, case studies, and examples are used to assist participants to develop the knowledge, skills, capabilities and insights needed to make the shift from traditional management practice to the Scrum approach.