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Certified Scrum Master (CSM)

Learn the essentials of working as a ScrumMaster or Scrum team member in this course. While the Scrum Alliance provides a list of core concepts that must be covered in the class, each instructor creates his or her own material, allowing courses to differ based on the strengths, interests, and experiences of the instructor.

Jens Østergaard have been a Certified ScrumTrainer since 2004. He lives in Europe with his Chinese wife and have adapted Qing Feng as his Chinese name. As an experienced Scrum trainer Qing Feng add his personal flavor of the class. Qing Feng have certified several thousand Scrum Masters. Qing Feng is a founder of ScrumFoundation and works closely with the founder of Scrum, Jeff Sutherland

DESCRIPTION

This course is sponsored by the Scrum Foundation in cooperation with ShineScrum Following the course, each participant is enrolled as a Certified ScrumMaster, which includes a one-year membership in the Scrum Alliance, where additional Certified ScrumMaster-only material and information are available.

Prerequisite

We expect you to have some prior knowledge about Scrum. In the library section of this website, you should see “Short film about Basic Scrum”. Also you should read the “Scrum Guide” on www.scrum.org. It would also be beneficial for you if you read one of Ken Schwaber’s books prior to the class.

How To Register

Individuals wishing to attend the certification Scrum certification course should register by this site (click on “Upcoming Classes” at the top of this page).

Course Material

Participants will receive printed and bounded material on the first day of class. The material is in English and will change from Training class to training class. The material will be enhanced by more slides, videos and other pictures in case the trainers will find this useful during class. Being a ScrumMaster demands a lot of skill and can at first sight look like a trivial challenge. However, once starting the journey to transform the organization there will be impediment after impediment that will challenge the implementation of Scrum. So to use Scrum, using “The Art of the Possible”, there needs to be skilled ScrumMasters to take on this challenge.

Goal

Each individual is trained to be able to assume the following responsibilities: Remove the barriers between development and business (ProductOwner) so the business directly drives development; Teach the business how to maximize ROI and meet their objectives through Scrum; Improve the lives of the development team by facilitating creativity and empowerment; Improve the productivity of the development team in any way possible; and, Improve the engineering practices and tools so each increment of functionality is potentially shippable

Training

The training is done with several exercises. Be prepared to do hard work. The training will give you the feeling of Scrum itself. The first day is dedicated to the Why and the Philosophy the Meaning of Scrum. The second day hands you over the tools and the How of Scrum. Using anecdotes and experience, teaching the Scrum framework, and how to use it to be an effective Agile leader – you will learn to be a ScrumMaster.

Graduation

Upon Graduation As a result of their successful completion of the program, each participant will get an invitation to join Scrumalliance as a certified Scrum Master.

Topics

Fundamentals of agile and Scrum, running Scrum projects, planning and scaling Scrum projects, offshore development using Scrum, bidding on fixed price/date contracts, and ensuing the adequacy of engineering practices.

Why Agile

Opacity of waterfall
Emergence
Processes
Patterns

Overview of Scrum

Agile Principles
Brief History of Scrum
Heart of Scrum
Scrum Overview
Emergency Procedure

Roles

Overview of the roles
Mixing the roles

DONE

Why DONE
Advantage of DONE
How to create a definition of DONE

Product backlog

Product Backlog Items (PBIs), User stories and other choices on the Product Backlog
Backlog Meetings
INVEST in your Product Backlog
Estimating your PBIs

Retrospective

Purpose of Retrospective
Techniques for Retrospective

Agile Contract

Traditional Contract
Agile Contract

The ScrumMaster

Responsibilities and mindset
How to react in different scenarios
Scrum Masters impediment list

The Product Owner

Description and responsibilities
Character of a good Product Owner
Product Owner team

The Development team

Composition and cross-functionality
Responsibilities of the Team Member
Organizing
What to do with dysfunctional Team Members
Distributed Teams

Sprint Planning

Sprint Planning, how to get from the what to the how
How the team commit to the sprint
Sprint Backlog as spreadsheet, on the wall or in a tool

The Sprint

Responsibilities in the sprint
Updating progress
Burndown chart

Daily Scrum

Who can say what
Why is it important the team feels ownership

Sprint Review

Pupose of meeting
A review not a demo

Release Planning

Allocating Sprints
Tracking progress – the Release Burndown
What to expect

Scaling

From one team to many
Coordination between teams (Integration Scrum)
Multi Product Backlogs or one Product Backlog
Sprint Planning from one Product Backlog for many Teams

The End

Group Photo
Discussion about of where to go from here

This course will focus on the ScrumMaster, the Product Owner, and the Development Team in a software development organization. However, the course is useful to everyone in a company using Scrum. There is a pattern that says that the more an organization understand Scrum, the better the implementation will be.