• 23rd Sep 19 - 24th 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:   Cosmopolitan Hotel

The Cosmopolitan Hotel is situated in the heart of Leeds City Centre. Although one of the oldest hotels in Leeds the bedrooms and public areas are modern and contemporary and cater for the today’s traveller whether on business or leisure.

Directions

From the M1/M62:

Follow signs for the M621 – Leeds City Centre. Take junction 3 off of the M621 and continue to follow signs for Leeds City Centre. You are on a one way system. Follow this for approximately 1 mile. Once you have passed the Cable & Wireless building on your left, take the far right hand lane. At the next set of traffic lights, follow the road to the right and ASDA house will be on your left. At the next lights, turn left and cross Leeds Bridge and turn left. The hotel is located immediately on your right on this road (Swinegate).

From the A1:

Take the A64 York turning off of the A1, following signs for Leeds. On the inner ring road flyover turn left, signposted for the M1 and M62, until you reach the city centre loop. Follow signs for city centre passing Leeds Parish Church on your left. The road curves to the left and you will approach traffic lights. Follow the road round and at the second set of lights, cross over. The hotel is on your right. The road and hotel is on the city centre loop road.

Parking:

The parking bay opposite the hotel is for drop off only. The car park the hotel recommends is called “Q park” where discounted overnight rates are available when resident at the hotel. Q park is located a further150 metres down the road (Swinegate), located on the left hand side of the road, just past Bibis Restaurant. This is a multi story car park with 24 hour security surveillance. Information for Q-Park Criterion Place can be found here.

Leeds Rail Station – 2 minutes walk.
M621 (Junction 3) – 1.5 miles.
Leeds-Bradford Airport – 10 miles

Click here for an interactive map and route finder for our Hotel.

  • 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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