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Certified Scrum Master - Geoff Watts
: Learn the Scrum framework for an agile project and the essentials of working as a ScrumMaster or Scrum team member.
Who Should Attend/Prerequisites
Anyone interested in starting a Scrum project or wishing to improve their
current Scrum implementation. Naturally intended for those taking on the
ScrumMaster role, it is equally useful for any Scrum team member.
Class Size Limit: 20
Through a fun mix of theoretical explanation, problem exploration and practical
exercises, this 2–day course will equip attendees for their first Scrum project
or enable them to reflect on their projects and become more agile.
Attendees will learn, through doing and questioning, about Scrum concepts
and artefacts such as the Product Backlog, release planning, Sprint planning,
the Daily Scrum and burndown charts. They will also learn that, despite being a
simple framework, it is deceptively simple in that Scrum requires discipline and
hard work to be effective.
Each aspect of the Scrum framework is explained in terms of its principles,
its relation to the rest of the framework and is supplemented with stories of
real–life examples while also giving the attendees the opportunity to explore
the concepts in fun, practical case–studies.
Questions and conversations are encouraged throughout and there is also a
dedicated Q&A session to explore the concerns and practical queries. As
Certified Scrum Trainers we are approved by the Scrum Alliance and have had
experience of Scrum implementations small, medium and large, coming up against
and resolving many barriers to Scrum along the way.
The core agenda of a Certified ScrumMaster course is set by the Scrum
Alliance and will cover all of the aspects of the Scrum framework and lifecycle.
These elements will be augmented by the individual Trainer's experiences and
specific areas of interest can be accommodated so please contact us. A standard
agenda would look like:
What is Scrum?
Planning in Scrum
The Product Backlog
What is done?
Aspects of a Scrum Team
The Daily Scrum
Reporting & Managing a Release
The final step in becoming a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) is to take a
multiple–choice assessment exam
administered by the Scrum Alliance. Although you will be informed of the
percentage of questions you answered properly, the exam is intended to serve
solely as a tool for assessing your understanding of Scrum. You cannot "fail"
the assessment as you could a university course. Instead, the assessment will
help you determine how well you understand Scrum and help you identify any
knowledge gaps you may have.
The exam includes 13 terminology questions, 15 practices questions, and 7
principles questions. A certain number of questions are chosen at random from
each category to make approximately 25 total questions, so each student will see
a slightly different set of questions.
You will have 90 days from the date of your Certified ScrumMaster course to
complete this online assessment. The Scrum Alliance will email instructions
after completion of the course.
Please do not hesitate to contact us for any queries, we are more than
happy to answer any questions you may have.
£995 + VAT per attendee.