Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), City centre, Thursday, 12. December 2019

What is this course?

A highly interactive two day course covering in-depth the full Scrum Framework, Scrum practices, roles, artefacts and the values and principles that underpin it including a fully immersive Scrum simulation using Lego®.  The course also covers many agile practices that support Scrum including User Stories and relative estimation.
This course 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 learn?

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 (Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review and Sprint Retrospective)*
Implement all of the Scrum roles
Implement Scrum in real world circumstances
Implement other Lean and Agile approaches to support your Scrum implementation

What will you receive?

2 days of high quality instruction from Tom Reynolds who has 25 years experience in software development
For courses on our public schedule, free slowing refreshments before and during the course and lunch
Course materials
Certified Scrum Master certification on successful completion of an examination
Membership of the Scrum Alliance on successful completion of an examination
Membership of our alumni community
Access to excluisve resouces

What topics are covered?


Scrum The Essence

What is Scrum
Applicability of Scrum
Agile Manifesto
What Agile is not
Scrum Foundations
Scrum Values
Empirical and defined processes
Characteristics of high performing teams

Scrum The Mechanics

Scrum Roles
Scrum Flow
Scrum Meetings
Scrum Artefacts
Cancelling a sprint

Scrum Roles and Responsibilities

Product Owner
Development Team

Scrum Meetings

Backlog Refinement
Sprint Planning
Daily Scrum
Sprint Review
Sprint Retrospective

Scrum Artefacts

Product Backlog
Sprint Backlog
Sprint Goal
Definition of Done

User Stories

What is one
How to write one
Acceptance criteria
How they relate to the Product Backlog
How they relate to the Vision


Planning Poker
Relative Sizing
Forward planning

Supporting practices and techniques

Task boards
Vision Statements
Burndown Charts
Agile Facilitation
Agile Coaching
Value of engineering practices

Apply your learning

Scrum simulation with Lego®

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
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 pre-requisites for this course?
There are no prerequisites for the course, however students are expected to complete the pre-course reading required
How should you prepare for this course?

Read the Scrum Guide

What about exams and certifications?
A short multiple choice examination requires to be completed

Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)

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