Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)

Date: Monday 20th April 2020

Time: 09:00 - 17:00

Duration: 2 Days

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Price: £995.00 +VAT

Early Bird Price: £895.00 +VAT (Until Friday 20th March 2020)

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Course Details

What is this course?

A highly interactive two day course covering in-depth the full Scrum Framework, Scrum practices, roles, artefacts and the values and principles that underpin it including a fully immersive Scrum simulation using Lego®. The course also covers many agile practices that support Scrum including User Stories and relative estimation.

This course will equip you with the knowledge required to understand Scrum in depth so that you can be an effective ScrumMaster or Scrum team member.

What will you learn?

The two-day Certified ScrumMaster course will give you a sound understanding of Scrum principles and practices in order that you can:

  • Participate actively as a Scrum Team member
  • Function effectively as the ScrumMaster for the Scrum Team
  • Deliver a successful Scrum project
  • Explain why Scrum works and how it is a risk reduction strategy
  • Explain and sell Agile and the Scrum framework to other key stakeholders
  • Define and use the full range of Agile and Scrum Artefacts (Product Backlog, Sprint Backlog, Task Boards, and Burndown Charts etc. )
  • Set-up and facilitate Scrum Meetings (Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review and Sprint Retrospective)*
  • Implement all of the Scrum roles
  • Implement Scrum in real world circumstances
  • Implement other Lean and Agile approaches to support your Scrum implementation

What will you receive?

  • 2 days of high quality instruction from Tom Reynolds who has 25 years experience in software development
  • For courses on our public schedule, free slowing refreshments before and during the course, 3 course lunch, biscuits, cakes and breakfast
  • Course materials
  • Certified Scrum Master certification on successful completion of an examination
  • Membership of the Scrum Alliance on successful completion of an examination

What topics are covered?

  • Scrum The Essence
    • What is Scrum
    • Applicability of Scrum
    • Agile Manifesto
    • What Agile is not
    • Scrum Foundations
    • Scrum Values
    • Empirical and defined processes
    • Characteristics of high performing teams
  • Scrum The Mechanics
    • Scrum Roles
    • Scrum Flow
    • Scrum Meetings
    • Scrum Artefacts
    • Cancelling a sprint
  • Scrum Roles and Responsibilities
    • Product Owner
    • ScrumMaster
    • Development Team
  • Scrum Meetings
    • Backlog Refinement
    • Sprint Planning
    • Daily Scrum
    • Sprint Review
    • Sprint Retrospective
  • Scrum Artefacts
    • Product Backlog
    • Sprint Backlog
    • Sprint Goal
    • Definition of Done
  • User Stories
    • What is one
    • How to write one
    • Acceptance criteria
    • How they relate to the Product Backlog
    • How they relate to the Vision
  • Estimating
    • Planning Poker
    • Relative Sizing
    • Forward planning
  • Supporting practices and techniques
    • Task boards
    • Vision Statements
    • Burndown Charts
    • Velocity
    • Agile Facilitation
    • Agile Coaching
    • Value of engineering practices
  • Apply your learning
    • Scrum simulation with Lego®

Who is this course suitable for?

  • Anyone who wants to be successful using Scrum
  • Anyone who is involved in a Scrum Project across the full range of Scrum roles
  • Those newly setting out on their Agile journey
  • Those who are already using Agile or Scrum but now want to consolidate their knowledge or address questions that have arisen based on their experience
  • Those with the following roles within their organisation:
    • Agile Coaches
    • ScrumMasters
    • Team Leaders
    • Development Team Members (Analysts, Architects, Designers, Coders, Testers, )
    • Project Managers
    • Product Owners
    • Product Managers
    • Process Owners and Managers
    • Functional / Departmental Managers

Attending the course as a full team offers a real opportunity for the entire team to experience and learn Scrum in-depth together and creates an excellent foundation for them to move forward.

Are there any pre-requisites for this course?

There are no prerequisites for the course, however students are expected to complete the pre-course reading required

How should you prepare for this course?

Read the Scrum Guide

What about exams and certifications?

A short multiple choice examination requires to be completed

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"I have spent some years working with Kanban but this course really helped my understanding"

– Dale Matthews

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