Class

CSM Certified ScrumMaster

Taught by Jens Ostergaard
August 15-16, 2011 in Wellington, New Zealand

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.

In this case it is Jens Ostergaard who adds his personal flavor of the class.

Jens who became a certified Scrum Trainer in 2004 have certified more Scrum Masters than anyone else conducting CSM classes in Oceania. Jens held all the first CSM classes in OZ and Kiwi, starting in 2005. Coming to Oceania regularly Jens brings his world Scrum experience of implementing Scrum to the class.

Jens is a founder of ScrumFoundation.

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Venue

Cliftons Wellington
Level 28, The Majestic Centre
100 Willis Street
Wellington,
New Zealand
Phone: +64 4 901 9099
Website: http://www.cliftons.com/nz/wellington

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Description

This course is sponsored by the Scrum Foundation in cooperation with Clarus.

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 material and information are available.

Prerquisite

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 wishig to attend the certification Scrum certification course should register by this site (click on “Apply for this class now” 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 – Methology

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 methodology, and how to use it to be an effective Agile project manager – 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. The agenda for the class is:

Why Agile
Agile Manifesto
Agile Overview
Scrum Overview
Roles in Scrum
“DONE”
Planning
Agile Contracts
Retrospective
Day in the Life of a ScrumMaster
Product Owner
Scrum Teams and there environment
Managers
Meetings
Sprint Termination
Release Management
Scaling