Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Certified Scrum Master (CSM) Training

The course consists of a combination of lecture, discussion, case studies, hands-on exercises, and a simulated project. The course content is 85% standard materials and 15% which is tailored to the interests of the attendees. A typical course agenda is the following: 
DAY 1 – Morning
  • The Core Principles of Scrum
  • Data from Teams Using Scrum -- Impact on Productivity, Morale, Quality, etc.
  • Difficulties Teams Encounter, and Key Strategies for Success
  • The Basic Mechanics of Scrum -- Start to Finish
  • The Role of the Scrum Product Owner
  • The Role of the Scrum Team
  • The Role of the ScrumMaster
  • The Role of Managers and others in Scrum
  • The Shift from Micromanagement to Macromanagement
  • Exercise: Self-Management and the Team's Commitment and Focus
DAY 1 – Afternoon
  • Creating and Managing the Product Backlog
  • The Sprint Planning Meeting
  • Estimating Available Hours
  • Backlog Item Analysis and Decomposition
  • Planning the Sprint
  • Potentially Shippable Product and the Team's Definition of "Done"
  • Sequential versus Overlapping Development
  • Sprint Planning Meeting Simulation
  • The Daily Scrum
  • Exercise: Dysfunctional Daily Scrum
  • Scrum Artifacts
  • Sprint Backlog
  • Burndown Chart
  • Task Boards
DAY 2 – Morning
  • Intensive Hands-On Scrum Simulation, including:
  • Sprint Planning Meeting
  • Setup of Artifacts (Sprint Backlog, Burndown Chart, Task Board)
  • Daily Scrum Cycle x 4
  • Sprint Review
  • Sprint Retrospective
 DAY 2 – Afternoon
  • Release Planning Using Scrum
  • Project Estimation and Meeting Release Date Commitments in Scrum, including Date-Driven Releases, Functionality-Driven Releases, and Date- and Functionality-Driven Releases
  • Hands-on Estimating Exercise
  • Using Scrum for Multi-location (Distributed) Development
  • Scaling Scrum to Large Projects, including Scrum of Scrums
  • Using Scrum for Fixed-Price / Fixed-Date Projects
  • Handing over Scrum Exam guide and course material for CSM exam.
In the 2-day Certified Scrum Master training course provides a comprehensive and in-depth training in Scrum theory and practice, will be taught by a Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Master Suman Guha ( who has with 100% score in Scrum Master Certification and taken up corporate trainings with large enterprises.

The course format is divided equally between lecture, discussion, and exercises, with frequent opportunities to ask questions.

In addition to Scrum theory and practices, the course also includes coverage of the following topics: release planning and estimation using Scrum; managing Scrum projects to on-schedule completion; multi-location (distributed) development using Scrum. 


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