• 5th Sep 19 - 6th Sep 19
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

We take secure payment via debit/credit card and invoice.

What is this course?

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 learn?

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 receive?
  • •   2 days of high quality instruction from one of our Certified Scrum Trainers
  • •   For courses on our public schedule, free flowing refreshments before and during the course, including a full lunch with a choice of options
  • •   Course materials
  • •   Certified Scrum Master certification on successful completion of an examination
  • •   Membership of the Scrum Alliance on successful completion of an examination
  • •   14 Category B Professional Development Units (PDUs) can be claimed for this course
What topics are covered?

General Knowledge

  • •   Agile & Lean Principles
  • •   Agile Manifesto
  • •   Empirical & Defined Processes
  • •   Scrum Framework & Sprints
  • •   Scrum Values
  • •   Applicability of Scrum


Scrum Roles & Responsibilities

  • •   ScrumMaster
  • •   Product Owner
  • •   The Team
  • •   Teamwork
  • •   Team Characteristics
  • •   Impact on Traditional Roles

Scrum Artifacts

  • •   Product Backlog
  • •   Product Increment & the Definition of 'Done'
  • •   Sprint Backlog

Srum Events

  • •   The Sprint
  • •   Sprint Planning & Sprint Goals
  • •   Daily Scrums
  • •   Sprint Reviews
  • •   Sprint Retrospectives

Estimation & Forward Planning

  • •   Relative estimation
  • •   Story Points
  • •   Planning Poker
  • •   Velocity & Tracking progress
  • •   Burndown charts

Product Backlog Items

  • •   Product Backlog Refinement
  • •   Product Backlog characteristics
  • •   User Stories
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.

“Great course which has provided valuable insight into Scrum, and provided plenty of ideas for improvements”

Darryl Gwinnet

“The trainer was professional, knowledgeable and a great coach. Fun activities and clear explanations made the 2 days incredibly worthwhile ”

Matthew Bruce

“Excellent training - intense and challenging with a fantastic group of people”

Robin Smith

Venue:   Manchester - Conference Centre

Hotel and conference centre in the centre of Manchester

One of the leading conference hotels in Manchester city centre with top-of-the-range conference facilities and free Wi-Fi throughout to keep you constantly connected and only 5 minutes’ walk to Piccadilly Station and a short stroll to Canal Street, China Town.  117 guest rooms also offer an ideal place to stay.

Directions by road


Follow STRETFORD signs into M60. Leave at Exit 12 and join M602 SALFORD. At end of Motorway, follow A57 MANCHESTER sign (Regent Road) for approx. 1 mile. Proceed under railway bridge, continuing into A57M (Mancunian Way). Continue on the A57M, take 2nd exit. Immediately fork right on slip road into Sackville Street. Following University sign Turn Left at the Hive Bar onto Charles Street for the multi-story car park – M1 3BB


Leave at Exit 17 signed Mcr CITY CENTRE and follow A56 towards Manchester for 4 miles (Bury New Road, becoming Gt. Ducie S.) Enter City under railway bridges and keep straight ahead, still on A56, into Deansgate. In ½ mile, after passing KENDALS store, left at traffic lights (sign UNIVERSITIES) into John Dalton St. and straight ahead at next lights into Princess St. in ½ mile, pass under railway bridge and immediately turn left at lights into Charles Street Multi-story car park – M1 3BB


Follow A6 signs towards Manchester City Centre until reaching the flyover junction with A57M. Continue on A6 and in 200 yards pass under railway bridge and turn left at traffic lights into Fairfield St. Pass Sackville Building on left in 200 yards and then turn left at the next lights into Sackville Street. Pass under railway bridge and turn right into Charles Street for Multi-Story car park – M1 3BB


Follow MANCHESTER signs, past Manchester Airport to end of M56 Motorway and keep straight ahead into A5103 MANCHESTER for 4 miles. On reaching roundabout beneath road take 3rd exit following A57M SHEFFIELD signs to next roundabout; then 2nd exit up ramp to join A57M. Keep to nearside lane for 200 yards and leave at next exit signed UNIVERSITY. Immediately fork right on slip road, following UNIVERSITY sign. Turn left at Hive Bar into Charles St. for Multi- Story car park M1 3BB


Leave at Exit 19 and follow A556 MANCHESTER for 4 miles. Join M56 MANCHESTER at Roundabout and follow to end as for NORTH WALES & CHESTER


Leave at Exit 12 and join M602 MANCHESTER. At end of the motorway follow A57 as for THE NORTH.

Directions by train

PICADILLY STATION – 5 min’s walk

Head for escalators to the left of the concourse. Follow the signs for ‘TAXIS’. Immediately outside the station main entrance, turn right and cross London Road, then cross Fairfield Street to the Bulls Head pub. Turn down Lower Pump Street and proceed under the railway arch (passing Echoes Nursery on your right). Turn right onto Altrincham Street and Continue to the security lodge. Turn left and you will see Pendulum Hotel and Manchester Conference Centre.

OXFORD ROAD STATION – 5 min’s walk

At the bottom of the station approach, cross over Oxford St. into Whitworth St. (to the right of the Palace Theatre). Turn right before the University’s Sackville St. Building and continue along Sackville St. Under the railway and the Pendulum Hotel and Manchester Conference Centre is on your right.


Take the MetroLink Tram to Piccadilly Rail Station. Exit to the street at platform level following signs for ‘Taxis’ and continue as for directions for PICCADILLY STATION.

Directions by plane

MANCHESTER AIRPORT (9 miles – 20 min’s)

Taxis can be arranged by contacting the hotel directly or by taxi pick up point at front of the Airport. By car follow directions NORTH WALES & CHESTER VIA M56.

  • Trainer: Tom Reynolds

    Tom is a highly experienced certified trainer and coach whose insights into the Agile mindset make his training and coaching both effective and genuinely transformative.

    He has spent more than 30 years working in IT, with a track record of success at major blue chip clients, and has focused on Agile since 2007. Today, as a certified Scrum trainer, certified Kanban trainer, Agile coach, Organisational Relationship Systems Coach and Personal/Life Coach, he draws on these and other practices to help individuals and teams embrace smart new ways of working that deliver remarkable results.

    Tom believes passionately that Agile is not just a new framework or set of processes – it’s a new way of thinking. To be truly Agile means wholeheartedly embracing change, examining everything you do, being willing to try and fail on the way to your goals, and putting complete trust in your team. Taught and coached in this way, Agile can transform the way individuals and teams think and work together.

    Tom’s training and coaching are delivered with a freshness and energy that make the process of embracing change an enjoyable as well as challenging experience. In an inclusive environment that fosters courage, transparency and trust, he inspires individuals and teams to become the best version of themselves, and reveals that change can be exciting, rewarding and above all highly productive.

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