Certified ScrumMaster Course
Mike Cohn’s flagship Certified ScrumMaster course will not only provide you with the fundamental principles of Scrum, but also give you hands-on experience with Scrum practices and artefacts in a variety of environments and situations.
With Mike’s help you will learn why such a seemingly simple process as Scrum can have such a profound effect on an organization and gain practical experience working with Scrum tools and activities like the product backlog, sprint backlog, daily scrum meetings, sprint planning meetings and burndown charts.
You will leave knowing how to apply Scrum to all sizes of projects, from a single co-located team to a large highly distributed team spread across the world.
You will learn:
• The essentials of getting a project off on the right foot
• How to write user stories for the product backlog
• Why there's more to leading a self-organizing team than buying pizza and getting out of the way
• How to help both new and experienced teams be more successful
• What makes a good ScrumMaster
• How ScrumMasters and Product Owners help guide the development process
• How to successfully scale Scrum to large, multi-continent projects with team sizes in the hundreds
• Practical, project-proven practices for using Scrum in a wide variety of environments
Through practical, hands-on exercises and small-group discussion you will be prepared to plan your first sprint immediately after this class. Successful completion of this course and examination will certify you as a recognised ScrumMaster.
All attendees will receive a complimentary copy of Mike's book Succeeding with Agile: Software Development Using Scrum
Overview of Scrum
Why Scrum works and what it is
Architecture on a Scrum project
Sprint length and release sprints
User stories on the product backlog
INVEST in your backlog
The Product Owner
Description and responsibilities
Responsibilities & mindset
The ScrumMaster as a team member
Prioritization and the sprint goal
Sprint planning meeting
Estimating the product backlog
Release planning meeting
Sprint planning & daily scrums
Sprint reviews & retrospectives
The scrum of scrums
Focus of initial sprints
Shared vs. specific backlogs
Scaling the Product Owner
Composition and cross-functionality
Burnout charts & task boards
Simulating a sprint
This course is aimed at project managers, developers, testers, analysts and managers interested in increasing agility within their projects and working on or with a Scrum team.
This course has no prerequisites. Depending on your experience with agile projects we recommend you familiarize yourself with the Agile Manifesto and Scrum Principles as defined completely in the Scrum Guide by Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland, the originators of Scrum.
Following successful completion of the course, you will be qualified and ready to pass the Scrum Alliance assessment exam. This multiple-choice, online test is required to become a Certified ScrumMaster, which includes a one-year membership to the Scrum Alliance, where additional ScrumMaster-only material and information are available. Further information on the certification exam can be found here.
Project Management Institute (PMI):
This course counts as 15 of the 21 contact hours needed of Agile Project Management Training to be eligible for the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) certification.
This course also counts for 15 Professional Development Units (PDUs).
Excellent - and great venue and support staff too.
Adrian Hall | Architect at RBS
Mike's presentation skills kept things interesting throughout.
Andrew McMillan | Producer at NaturalMotion
Mike was an excellent and enthusiastic teacher, couldn't imagine taking this course with anyone else.
Anecia Johnston | Student at n/a
Mike was great at keeping the class energised and motivated.
Damian Saunders | Programme/Project Manager at GlaxoSmithKline
I believe this course has influenced my career.
Joe Mendonca | Software Development Team Lead at The Walt Disney Company Europe
Totally worth it, thank you!
Philip Anastasiadis | Project Manager at Xendica Limited
Interactive sessions with experiences shared throughout, very well organised.
Mincy George | Scrum Master at BSkyB
Mike's practical advice is the most valuable aspect of the training - it's clear he's very experienced!
Jason Blackford | Agile Delivery Manager at TFL
The class was practical and fun - it exceeded my expectations.
Teodora Gaja | Scrum Master at Colt Technology Services
I loved the games and the delivery of this course - all the concepts were clearly illustrated through the training process.
Adina Grigoroiu | Trainer and Consultant at Confucius Consulting
The training was excellent.
Andrei Muresan | Senior Developer at Colt Technology Services
The most valuable thing in this course were the practical example's from Mark's previous experiences.
Andrei Harabagiu | Software Engineer at Alcatel-Lucent
Excellent course delivery.
Seamus | Development Team Member at Independent
Being new to Scrum, it was an excellent course to give me a good start before putting into practice. Thanks Mike!
Darryl Martin | Senior Project Manager at Lockheed Martin
Mike’s real world, in-depth and honest experiences of using Scrum were very valuable.
Julian Bell | Technical Project Manager at BAE Systems
The instruction was superb, but I really appreciated discussing issues with Mike and the other delegates.
Michael Crane | Scrum Master at Hermes Parcelnet Ltd
Just an excellent jump-start to using Scrum.
Sam Pike | Technical Architect at PointBeyond Ltd
Mike really helped bring clarity to what it takes to be an awesome ScrumMaster.
Scott Chilton | Software Engineering Manager at Capital One
The most valuable part for me was crystallising some half-formed knowledge and seeing that our situation & problems were fairly typical.
Alex Myles | Technical Lead at Standard Bank
Just being though by Mike Cohn in general was my favourite part. Incredibly knowledgeable and clear! He explained Scrum really well and showed me where I had gone wrong in my scrum journey.
Elizabeth Maduka | UI Developer at 7 Digital Labs
Mike is awesome – cleared up all the worries/concerns I had about the subject. On hand to answer even the strangest questions.
Greg Smart | Technical Lead at ITV