Certified ScrumMaster

Certified Scrum Training

What is this course?

Our interactive two-day Certified ScrumMaster Class is a great course for anybody who is new to Scrum or applying it within their organisation and covers in-depth the full Scrum Framework, Scrum practices, roles, artefacts and the values and principles that underpin it.  The course also covers many agile practices that support Scrum including User Stories and relative estimation as well as examining strategies for scaling Scrum and working with distributed teams.

Our course builds on a combination of interactive exercises, practical real-life examples, and lively discussion and 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 (Release Planning, Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review and Sprint Retrospective)
  • Implement all of the Scrum roles
  • Implement Scrum in real world circumstances such as distributed Scrum teams,
  • Implement other Lean and Agile approaches from Kanban and eXtreme Programming to support your Scrum implementation

What will you receive?

  • 2 days of high quality instruction from one of our Certified Scrum Trainers
  • For courses on our public schedule, refreshments before and during the course, including lunch
  • 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?

Agile Principles & Scrum Overview

  • Agile & Lean Principles
  • Overview of Scrum & process control models
  • Incremental and Iterative product development

The Team

  • Dedicated cross functional teams
  • Conditions for Self Organization
  • T shaped people

Product Backlog and User Stories

  • Product backlog characteristics
  • User Stories
  • Getting your first backlog

Estimation for Forward Planning

  • Why comparative estimation works
  • Planning Poker
  • Velocity & Tracking release progress

Product Backlog Items

  • Getting backlog items Ready
  • Slicing User stories

Sprint Planning

  • Team capacity
  • Facilitating the sprint planning meeting
  • The Sprint backlog & Burndown chart

The Sprint

  • Definition of Done
  • How the team should work in a sprint
  • Tools for the ScrumMaster

Scrum Roles and Responsibilities

  • The Team and building effective teams
  • ScrumMaster & Product Owner Responsibilities
  • What happens to traditional roles in Scrum?

Scrum Meetings

  • Reviews & Retrospectives

Scaling Scrum

  • Scrum of Scrums
  • Scaling across multiple teams and business areas
  • Distributed Teams

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 prerequisites for this course?

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

How should I prepare for this course?

Attendees should read the Scrum Guide

What about exams and certifications?

A short multiple choice examination requires to be completed.

Courses that open doors

* Prices exclude VAT

21-22 Jun ’18
London

£895 until 22 May then  £995*

11-12 Aug ’18
Lahore, Pakistan

45,500 PKR until 27 Jun then  50,000 PKR

14-15 Aug ’18
London

£895 until 15 Jul then  £995*

25-26 Sep ’18
London

£895 until 27 Aug then  £995*

17-18 Oct ’18
London

£895 until 17 Sep then  £995*

19-20 Nov ’18
Birmingham

£895 until 20 Oct then  £995*

21-22 Nov ’18
London

£895 until 22 Oct then  £995*

17-18 Dec ’18
London

£895 until 17 Nov then  £995*

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