Certified Scrum Master

Certified Scrum Master
Start Date7th June 2016
Course CodeSS16-50
VenueCrown Plaza Blanchardstown
Full Fee
Duration2 Days
Network Member Subsidised Fee€895.00
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Programme Overview

Scrum is an iterative, incremental process for developing any product or managing any work. The industry-recognised Certified ScrumMaster Training is the perfect building block to educate and certify your people.

Through exercises and peer discussions, attendees realize how much they rely on habits that lower productivity, quality, and return on investment. They also get to experience first-hand how a change to Scrum practices works and feels.

Course Objectives and Learning Outcomes

By the end of this two day course participants will be able to

  • Assume the responsibilities of a Certified ScrumMaster
  • Apply Scrum to optimize project delivery and customer satisfaction
  • Improve employee and customer satisfaction.
  • Improve accuracy of estimation and planning.
  • Improve the engineering practices and tools so each increment of functionality is potentially shippable.
Who should attend

There are no technical pre-requisites.
This course is designed for developers, team leads, architects and analysts working in an agile scrum based environment

Course Content

Modules that will be covered on this two day programme are:

Day One

  • Expectations and Introductions
  • History of Scrum and Agile
  • Agile Mindset - Discussing the “Art of the Possible”
  • Release and Sprint Planning. (Product Backlog and Sprint Backlog)
  • Case Study - Exercise One - iSanta
  • What is done? - Quality in Scrum
  • Estimating in a Scrum Project
  • Sprint Backlog and Sprint Planning
  • Role of the ScrumMaster
  • ScrumMaster Challenges
  • Role of the Product Owner
  • Retrospective on Day One

Day Two

  • Recap of Day One
  • Aspects of a Scrum Team
  • The Daily Scrum
  • Sprint Review
  • Retrospectives
  • Burndown Charts and Project progress techniques
  • Case Study  - Exercise Two - 59 Minute Scrum
  • Scrum in the Enterprise
  • Distributed and Dispersed Scrum
  • Context Switching and Parkinsons Law
  • Close and Review of Expectations

Following successful completion of the course, you will be qualified and ready to pass the new Scrum Alliance certification test.

This multiple choice, online test is required to become a Certified ScrumMaster, which includes a two-year membership in the Scrum Alliance, where additional ScrumMaster-only material and information are available.

Other course details
Through a mixture of class room study, exercises, pair discussions and real-world trainer experiences, an attendee will learn how a Scrum project works and how to facilitate and coach a Scrum project.

Techniques we will investigate include Vision Creation, the use of the Product Backlog, Backlog Formatting Techniques, Story Point Estimation, and how to use this to formulate a release plan.

We’ll learn about how Sprint Backlogs (the lower level of planning in Scrum) can work and we’ll experience it for ourselves in a case study.
About the Trainer
Neueda has been delivering training solutions since 2002 and our experienced and passionate specialists love to share and teach in a hands-on, collaborative environment. Our instructors have the expertise and experience building large-scale software solutions using the technologies they write and speak about.

Nigel Baker is a leading Agile coach and consultant, specialising in transforming teams and companies utilising Scrum. One of the leading Certified Scrum Trainers in the UK and Ireland, he has a background in software engineering, project management and coaching with extensive experience of Scrum in enterprise settings, including distributed and offshored teams.