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What is this course?

Whether you are new to Agile principles and have an idea of what Scrum is, or have already spent time involved with teams talking about or implementing Scrum, ensuring success with Scrum can be a daunting prospect.

You have understood that the benefits of ‘going agile’ include improving quality, productivity and time to market, but how does this happen in practice? And how can you ensure that you can deliver these process improvements? If you have not undertaken Scrum Training with a formally Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) Trainer then you may be missing key knowledge and skills that will enable you to make the most of the opportunities afforded by effective implementation of Scrum principles and practices.

The 2 day, highly interactive CSM course investigates the Scrum framework in detail from theory and foundations to practical application and pitfalls, covering all the team roles, activities, and artifacts, so that you can be an effective Scrum Master or member of a Scrum team.

Upcoming Course Dates

Location Start date Price exVATTrainerStatus
London - Hatton Garden 19 Dec - 2 days £995Karim Harbott
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London - Paddington 10 Jan - 2 days £890David Hicks
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London - Paddington 28 Jan - 2 days £890David Hicks
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London - Paddington 14 Feb - 2 days £890David Hicks
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Edinburgh 26 Feb - 2 days £890Tom Reynolds
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Northampton 11 Mar - 2 days £890John McFadyen
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London - Paddington 13 Mar - 2 days £890David Hicks
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What will you learn?

The 2 day Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) training 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 Certified Scrum Master for the Scrum Team
  • Deliver a successful Scrum project
  • Explain and sell Agile and the Scrum framework to other key stakeholders
  • Define and use the full range of Agile and Scrum Artifacts (Product Backlog, Sprint Backlog, Increment, Burndown Charts, etc.)
  • Set-up and facilitate Scrum Meetings (Release Planning, Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review and Sprint Retrospective)
  • Understand how to employ Scrum in real world circumstances such as distributed Scrum teams, fixed price contracts and third party supplier relationships
  • Help your team or organisation to transition to a more Lean and Agile way of working using Scrum
  • Understand how to combine the use of Scrum with other Lean and Agile approaches such as Kanban, eXtreme Programming (XP) and Agile Project Management (AgilePM)

What our delegates say

“I really enjoyed the course, very interesting and I feel like I have learnt a lot. David was great!”
Harriet Handley (Online Content Administrator – The Freeman Company)
Certiied ScrumMaster course with David Hicks

“Extremely insightful and gave reason for some of the methodologies I was taught in the past. Motivated me to look at how I can begin using scrum and agile”.
Tim Mustafa
Certified ScrumMaster course with Karim Harbott

Meet your trainers

David Hicks
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Karim Harbott
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What topics will be covered?

You can expect the following topics to be covered during the Certified Scrum Master course:

  • General Knowledge
    • Agile Manifesto
    • Empirical and Defined Processes
    • Scrum Process and Sprints
    • The Significance of “Done”
    • The Five Scrum Values
    • Applicability of Scrum
  • Scrum Roles
    • Overview of Scrum Roles
    • ScrumMaster
    • Product Owner
    • The Team
    • Teamwork
    • Team Characteristics
    • Impact on Traditional Roles
  • Scrum Meetings
    • Sprint Planning Meeting
    • Daily Scrum Meeting
    • Sprint Review Meeting
    • Sprint Retrospective Meeting
    • Release Planning Meeting
  • Scrum Artifacts
    • Product Backlog
    • Product Increment and the Definition of Done
    • Sprint Backlog
    • Burndown Chart
  • Scaling Scrum (NB not examined)
    • Working with Multiple Scrum Teams
    • Working with Distributed Scrum Teams

In addition, given the instructor’s substantial experience and knowledge about the full range of Agile methods available, you will also benefit from the opportunity to gain a high level understanding of alternative and complementary Agile methods including Kanban, Lean, eXtreme Programming (XP), Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM) and Agile Project Management (AgilePM), and how they fit with Scrum.

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