• 27th Nov 19 - 28th Nov 19
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tickets Price VAT Qty*
Early Bird Ticket £895.00 (GBP)    + £179.00 (GBP)
Standard Ticket £995.00 (GBP)    + £199.00 (GBP)
Goes On Sale
Oct 31, 2019

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:   Hilton Leeds City

Set in the vibrant heart of the city, Hilton Leeds City Hotel is a 2 minute walk from Leeds Central railway station, minutes from the M62 and less than 25 minutes from Leeds Bradford International Airport (LBA). Walk to restaurants, bars and shops including the premium shopping centre, Victoria Quarter, Victoria Gate and Trinity Leeds. Other amenities close by include Leeds Grand Theatre and the Leeds Arena.

Directions

Leeds City Train Station by foot

Leeds City Train Station is approximately a three minute walk to the hotel. Leave via the new South Entrance located on the south concourse above Platform 16. Bear left after exiting and cross the foot bridge onto Little Neville Street. Walk to the end of Little Neville Street, Hilton Leeds City is located on the left hand side.

Leeds/Bradford, United Kingdom

From Leeds Bradford Airport, head towards Rawdon on the A65, then the M62 towards Leeds city center. Follow the road, staying in the left-hand lane, and the Hilton Leeds City Hotel is situated on the left-hand side.

Manchester International Airport

From Manchester Airport, follow signs for the M62 East, onto M62 towards Leeds city center. Follow the road around staying in the left-hand lane and the Hilton Leeds City hotel is situated on the left-hand side.

Doncaster Sheffield Airport

From Nottingham East Midlands Airport, follow signs for the M1 north, onto M62 towards Leeds city center. Follow the road around staying in left hand lane and the Hilton Leeds City hotel is situated on the left-hand side.

Parking

62 Onsite Car parking spaces available

  • 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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