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2 DAY COURSE

Martine Devos' Certified Scrum Master, Estimation & Planning Class

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Learn how best to support and coach your team, helping product owners and developers capture and understand requirements through stories and acceptance tests, prioritising the backlog, and planning and estimating regular releases through to production.

- Develop the best ways to support your team as a certified ScrumMaster -


Join Martine Devos, an organizational development consultant with over 30 years of managerial experience, for this 2-day ScrumMaster Course where you will focus on Estimation and Planning. You will learn about the theory and ideas underpinning Scrum and Agile techniques, and put theory into practice through a variety of exercises and take-aways which you will be able to use on your own projects with your co-workers.

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 Certified ScrumMaster workshop you will learn techniques and practices to do just that.

Who you will be sitting next to

Product owners, digital producers, developers, existing ScrumMasters and those looking to expand their skillset to move their career and teams in a new direction.

How to apply these skills

Upon completion of this Certified ScrumMaster course, you'll leave with a deep understanding of Scrum and how to put it into practice. You will be able to share your experience with your colleagues and support your team with the successful delivery of projects by using Scrum efficiently and productively.

You will also receive a free copy of Essential Scrum: A Practical Guide to the Most Popular Agile Process.

What next?


Book early to receive a discount on the course price and in doing so you will not only commit to growing your own skill set, but help us grow our community of over 140,000 passionate techies.

Learn how to:

  • Apply practical approaches to increasing productivity, while increasing Product Owner and management satisfaction
  • Learn from feedback and run engaging retrospectives
  • Explore techniques for applying Scrum to large and distributed teams
  • Use Scrum and corporate governance and quality models
  • Deal with the obstructions to high productivity on your Scrum team, such as:
    • Incomplete stories at Sprint-end
    • Estimation in Storypoints and Hours (Release Planning and Sprint Planning), estimating bugs and maintenance work
    • Technical debt and legacy problems
    • Obscure "technical" backlog items or user stories
    • Sprints with lengthy analysis and time-consuming testing

Certifications

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PMI members can claim up to 14 PDU's upon completion of this course!

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Successful achievement of Certified Scrum Master will be recognised as a valid qualification for organisations wishing to acquire Microsoft ALM Gold Partner status.

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Upon successful completion of the course, you will be enrolled as a Certified ScrumMaster. This includes a two-year Scrum Alliance membership! All CSMs are required to pass a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) online certification exam to maintain certification.

What the community says

"Knowledge and subject matter great."

Kuldip Virdi, Intelligent Environments on 23rd Feb 2018

"Amazing. So enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Learnt loads of techniques."

Chris Fisher, i-nexus on 23rd Feb 2018

"Wonderful, entertaining. Martine could teach Scrum but instead she teaches the "art of Scrum". I appreciate that very much."

Attendee on 15th Dec 2017

"Excellent overview of Scrum as a whole. Positively thought provoking."

Silvano Squizzato, EMBL-EBI on 15th Dec 2017

"I did this course 12 months ago, and came back to do it again as it's so good."

Robyn Backhouse, DAZN on 15th Dec 2017

About the Author

Martine Devos

Martine Devos is an Organizational Development Consultant and trainer, with over 30 years of managerial experience in both traditional and Agile environments. She is a passionate thought-leader of Agile methodologies, coaching over 25,000 people in the theories and practices behind Scrum, Extreme Programming, Lean Software Management and Kanban.

Thanks to our partners

Introduction

  • 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

Requirements

  • 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

Release Management

  • 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 Management

  • 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

Portfolio Management

  • The Planning Onion
  • Why Portfolio Management Matters
  • Levelling the Demand
  • Portfolio Management Steps
  • The Portfolio Bubble Chart

Large and Distributed Scrum Projects

  • 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 in developing the knowledge, skills, capabilities and insights needed to make the shift from traditional management practice to the Scrum approach.

Audience

If you are a Project manager, Team Leader, IT/development manager, Product manager, Business analyst, Architect or developer, and you are interested in applying Scrum to maximise value creation and improve customer and employee satisfaction, this ScrumMaster course is for you!

Prerequisites

To benefit most from this Certified ScrumMaster course, you should already have some experience of using Scrum and Agile methods on projects. Ideally, you will have read Agile Project Management with SCRUM (Microsoft Professional) by Ken Schwaber, prior to attending.

Overview

Learn how best to support and coach your team, helping product owners and developers capture and understand requirements through stories and acceptance tests, prioritising the backlog, and planning and estimating regular releases through to production.

- Develop the best ways to support your team as a certified ScrumMaster -


Join Martine Devos, an organizational development consultant with over 30 years of managerial experience, for this 2-day ScrumMaster Course where you will focus on Estimation and Planning. You will learn about the theory and ideas underpinning Scrum and Agile techniques, and put theory into practice through a variety of exercises and take-aways which you will be able to use on your own projects with your co-workers.

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 Certified ScrumMaster workshop you will learn techniques and practices to do just that.

Who you will be sitting next to

Product owners, digital producers, developers, existing ScrumMasters and those looking to expand their skillset to move their career and teams in a new direction.

How to apply these skills

Upon completion of this Certified ScrumMaster course, you'll leave with a deep understanding of Scrum and how to put it into practice. You will be able to share your experience with your colleagues and support your team with the successful delivery of projects by using Scrum efficiently and productively.

You will also receive a free copy of Essential Scrum: A Practical Guide to the Most Popular Agile Process.

What next?


Book early to receive a discount on the course price and in doing so you will not only commit to growing your own skill set, but help us grow our community of over 140,000 passionate techies.

Learn how to:

  • Apply practical approaches to increasing productivity, while increasing Product Owner and management satisfaction
  • Learn from feedback and run engaging retrospectives
  • Explore techniques for applying Scrum to large and distributed teams
  • Use Scrum and corporate governance and quality models
  • Deal with the obstructions to high productivity on your Scrum team, such as:
    • Incomplete stories at Sprint-end
    • Estimation in Storypoints and Hours (Release Planning and Sprint Planning), estimating bugs and maintenance work
    • Technical debt and legacy problems
    • Obscure "technical" backlog items or user stories
    • Sprints with lengthy analysis and time-consuming testing

Certifications

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PMI members can claim up to 14 PDU's upon completion of this course!

Zoukbmdlvn6dhkozcql3

Successful achievement of Certified Scrum Master will be recognised as a valid qualification for organisations wishing to acquire Microsoft ALM Gold Partner status.

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Upon successful completion of the course, you will be enrolled as a Certified ScrumMaster. This includes a two-year Scrum Alliance membership! All CSMs are required to pass a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) online certification exam to maintain certification.

What the community says

"Knowledge and subject matter great."

Kuldip Virdi, Intelligent Environments on 23rd Feb 2018

"Amazing. So enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Learnt loads of techniques."

Chris Fisher, i-nexus on 23rd Feb 2018

"Wonderful, entertaining. Martine could teach Scrum but instead she teaches the "art of Scrum". I appreciate that very much."

Attendee on 15th Dec 2017

"Excellent overview of Scrum as a whole. Positively thought provoking."

Silvano Squizzato, EMBL-EBI on 15th Dec 2017

"I did this course 12 months ago, and came back to do it again as it's so good."

Robyn Backhouse, DAZN on 15th Dec 2017

About the Author

Martine Devos

Martine Devos is an Organizational Development Consultant and trainer, with over 30 years of managerial experience in both traditional and Agile environments. She is a passionate thought-leader of Agile methodologies, coaching over 25,000 people in the theories and practices behind Scrum, Extreme Programming, Lean Software Management and Kanban.

Thanks to our partners

Program

Introduction

  • 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

Requirements

  • 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

Release Management

  • 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 Management

  • 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

Portfolio Management

  • The Planning Onion
  • Why Portfolio Management Matters
  • Levelling the Demand
  • Portfolio Management Steps
  • The Portfolio Bubble Chart

Large and Distributed Scrum Projects

  • 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 in developing the knowledge, skills, capabilities and insights needed to make the shift from traditional management practice to the Scrum approach.

Audience

Audience

If you are a Project manager, Team Leader, IT/development manager, Product manager, Business analyst, Architect or developer, and you are interested in applying Scrum to maximise value creation and improve customer and employee satisfaction, this ScrumMaster course is for you!

Prerequisites

To benefit most from this Certified ScrumMaster course, you should already have some experience of using Scrum and Agile methods on projects. Ideally, you will have read Agile Project Management with SCRUM (Microsoft Professional) by Ken Schwaber, prior to attending.