Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) Course. Brisbane, Australia (Feb 25th & 26th)
Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at 9:00 AM - Thursday, February 26, 2009 at 5:00 PM (AEST)
In this two-day course, you will apply the Scrum framework to build a new product. You will learn what it feels like to be on a Scrum team—experiencing many of the challenges you're likely to face—while being coached by someone involved with the application of Scrum at many organizations. This “learning by doing” style of instruction demands your open mind and active participation.
We will apply the experiential activities to discussion of advanced topics such as how to use Scrum in multiple-team organizations, how to measure progress empirically at a macro level, release planning to maximize ROI, and why such a simple framework disrupts organizations to be the best they can be.
Participants who complete the course successfully will be designated “Certified ScrumMaster” (CSM). This certification includes a one-year membership in the Scrum Alliance, where additional Certified ScrumMaster-only material and information are available.
About the Trainer
Kane Mar is a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) based in Brisbane, Australia. Kane has been a practicing ScrumMaster since 2001 and has been a CST since 2006. He has taught CSM courses in Europe and North America. Kane's profile at the Scrum Alliance can be found here: http://www.scrumalliance.org/profiles/11-kane-mar
Participants are required to read the following books prior to class:
- "Agile Project Management with Scrum", Ken Schwaber. Microsoft Press. 2004
- "Agile Estimating and Planning, Mike Cohn". Prentice Hall. 2005
- "Agile Software Development with Scrum", Ken Schwaber and Mike Beedle. Prentice Hall. 2001
Who Should Attend
This course is suitable for anyone working in software development and IT, including: Project managers, team leads, and IT/development managers, architects, developers and other team members.
Overview of Scrum
- Why Scrum?
- What is Scrum?
- The daily scrum
- Sprint Planning
- Sprint review
- Sprint retrospective
The Product Backlog
- What is the Product Backlog
- Size of the items
- Writing User Stories
- User stories on the product backlog
Estimating and Planning
- Planning Poker
- Dog Points
- Sprint burndown graph
- Task boards
Definition of "Done"
- Technical debt and architecture in a Scrum environment
- A day in the life of a ScrumMaster
The Product Owner
- Teams are cross-functional
- Potentially shippable
- Sprint length
- Release sprints
- Abnormal terminations
- Release Burndown graph
- The Alternative Product Burndown graph
- The scrum of scrums
- A large team (model #1)
- A large team (model #2)