• 30th Sep 19 - 1st Oct 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:   Edinburgh Training and Conference Venue

Right in the heart of Edinburgh’s old town and five minutes walk from Waverley Train Station, this is a great location close to everything Edinburgh has to offer. Travelling to the venue couldn’t be easier, you’ll find all the directions you need below.

Directions

From Waverley Train Station

  • Leave Waverley Station (Market Street Exit) by the steps to Market Street (or by the main pedestrian exit to Waverley Bridge, turning left then left again into Market Street). Continue along Market Street, going under the large decorated bridge.
  • After the bridge, bear right into Jeffrey Street, up the hill past Jury’s Hotel to the junction (traffic lights) with the High Street.
  • When standing on the High Street (Royal Mile) Cross the road into St Mary’s Street (continuation of Jeffrey Street) and the training centre is down the hill on the left (the opposite side of the road to the Travelodge)
  • If you have reached the Travelodge you have gone too far as we are situated between Slanji and the Present Shop, opposite Gordon Nicolson Kiltmakers.

From Edinburgh Airport

Outside the main airport terminal you will find:

  • A rank for airport taxis,
  • An airport bus stop, which drops you off at Waverley Bridge, right opposite the main entrance to Waverley Train Station,
  • A tram stop, which brings you into the centre of town, just a short walk to the Venue.

Arriving by taxi

You can pick up a black taxi by visiting one of the many ranks located in Edinburgh, hail one in the street or order one by phone.

We would advise you to give clear instructions to the taxi driver and specify that the venue is situated on St Mary’s Street. That way, you won’t run the risk of ending up at one of the other conferencing venues in Edinburgh.

Arriving by tram

If you are taking the tram from any stop in Edinburgh or the Airport, please ensure you buy your ticket before boarding the tram, or you will be fined £10. There are two stops near the Venue:

  • St Andrew Square: Head down the hill towards Princes Street, where you will see Waverley Train Station and can follow the walking directions from there.
  • Princes Street: Walk past the National Gallery, which is across the road, towards Waverley Train Station, from where you can follow the walking directions.
  • Trainer: Matt Roadnight


    Matt Roadnight headshot

    Matt is an Agile Coach and Trainer with 25 years of broad technology delivery experience with blue chip organisations in change management, product development, operational support models, IT strategy, cost justification and solution delivery.

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