• 10th Sep 19 - 11th Sep 19
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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:   Crowne Plaza London The City

Crowne Plaza London – The City is a stylish hotel located in London’s historic Square Mile, opposite Blackfriars station. The 4* hotel, built on the foundations of King Henry VIII’s former Bridewell Palace is minutes away from some of London’s most famous attractions such as The London Eye, St Paul’s Cathedral and Covent Garden & West End theatres. This InterContinental Hotel’s Group property offers both business and leisure travellers deluxe accommodation and convenient access to the city’s major business districts and landmarks with direct rail links to London Gatwick Airport and Kings Cross for St Pancras International station, home to Eurostar.  Crowne Plaza London – The City boasts a conference floor with 5 meeting rooms, 2 AA Rosette awarded Italian and Chinese restaurants, an all-day lounge and a fitness centre.

How to find us

The Crowne Plaza London – The City is located in the City of London, on the corner of New Bridge Street and Victoria Embankment. Close to Blackfriars Bridge and on the north side of the River Thames on New Bridge Street, the hotel is located adjacent to Blackfriars underground station.

By plane

The hotel is within 60 minutes of London’s three major International airports: London Heathrow (LHR), London Gatwick (LGW) and London City (LCY).

London Heathrow  (LHR)

  • Distance: 28.32 KM  /  17.6 MI East  to Hotel
  • M4 > A4 Central London > Trafalgar Sq > Strand > Ludgate Circus

London Gatwick  (LGW)

  • Distance: 48.44 KM  /  30.1 MI South East  to Hotel
  • Motorway into London then follow to City

London City  (LCY)

  • Distance: 13.68 KM  /  8.5 MI West  to Hotel
  • London E16 2PX UK Head northwest on Hartmann Rd toward Camel Rd 0.2 A1011 then A1020 0.1 roundabout, take 2nd exit onto Aspen Way/A1261 Slight right at Limehouse Link/A1203 Tower Hill Terrace/A3211 187 ft Victoria Embankment London EC4V 6DB UK

By Tube

The nearest tube station is Blackfriars, on the Circle and District line. Leave the station via Exit 8, located directly opposite the hotel. Alternatively, St Paul’s tube station, on the Central line, is 15 minutes walk along St Paul’s Cathedral.

 By Train

This hotel is just a stone throw away from Blackfriars mainline train station and has a direct connection to Gatwick Airport, Luton Airport and St. Pancras International Eurostar terminal.

Car parking

There are no onsite parking facilities at the hotel. The nearest parking facility is the Baynard House Car Park at Baynard House Car Park, 133 Queen Victoria Street EC4V 4BQ.

Please note that if you arrive in, or depart from central London, Monday to Friday between the hours of 7am and 6pm you will need to pay a Congestion Charge. You may also need to pay the ULEZ fee, depending on your vehicle, which applies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • Trainer: Tom Reynolds


    Tom is a passionate and energetic Agile Coach and Certified Trainer with over 30 years’ experience in IT and has been an agile practitioner and coach since 2007.

    Tom has a proven ability to guide teams and organisations on their agile journey and a proven track record of success delivering scalable, enterprise software to major blue chip clients. Using Scrum, Kanban, Relationship Systems Coaching, Co-active Coaching and other supporting agile practices Tom works with teams and organisations to deliver better outcomes for themselves and their customers within a respectful, open and trusting environment.

    Tom has vast experience to bring to you and your organisation to help you achieve your goal of adopting agile ways of working doing so through coaching and both public and private training to help organisations and teams succeed in their agile journey.

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