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Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 1SU

Leading a Scrum team is radically different to traditional project management. Rather than plan, instruct, and direct, the leader of a Scrum team (called a ScrumMaster) facilitates, coaches, and leads. In this ScrumMaster Certification course, you will learn the essentials of working as a ScrumMaster or Scrum team member. You will learn how to assume the responsibilities of a ScrumMaster and to guide the development team, a project, or an organisation into Agile practice by fostering the adoption of new attitudes, collaborative processes and working to remove institutional barriers.
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. Martine's interest, research and experience has focused on planning and estimation techniques and as such this ScrumMaster Certification course covers Agile Estimation and Planning techniques in particular depth.
Upon completion of this ScrumMaster course, you will know how to use Scrum to maximise value creation, improve customer and employee satisfaction as well as engineering practices and tools. Additionally, upon successful completion of the course, each participant is enrolled as a Certified ScrumMaster, which includes a one-year Scrum Alliance membership, where additional ScrumMaster-only material and information is available.
Delegates will also receive a copy of Agile Software Development with SCRUM during the course.
In addition, please note that this course leads to 14 Professional Development Units (PDUs) as approved by the PMI


* Assume the responsibilities of a ScrumMaster
* Remove the barriers between development and the customer so that the customer/Product Owner directly drives development
* 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


* Agile Values and Scrum Origins
* Scrum and Change
* Empirical Process Control
* Companies Using Scrum

Scrum Process and Roles

* Scrum Flow, Iterative-incremental Software Development and Shippable Product Increments
* The Role of the Product Owner
* The Role of the Team including Team Dynamics, Team Norms and the Visual Workplace
* The ScrumMaster Role including Conflict Management, Appraisals and Appointing the ScrumMaster
* The Role of Project Managers and Functional Managers in Scrum

Requirements Management

* Software Overproduction
* The Product Backlog
* Prioritisation Techniques

Release Management

* Sustainable Pace
* Estimating and Planning
* Tracking

Working with Sprints

* Sprint Workflow and Characteristics
* Sprint Planning Preparation
* Sprint Estimating and Planning
* Daily Scrum
* Sprint Review and Retrospective
* Sprint Reporting

Large and Distributed Scrum Projects

* Brook’s Law
* Organic Growth and Conway’s Law
* Master Product Backlog and the Product Owner Team
* Team Set-up
* Multi-team Planning and Coordination
* Shared Norms and Assets
* Distributed Scrum Project Tips
* Sample Distributed Project Org

Getting Started in Scrum

* Just Do It
* The Nature of Change
* Scrum Adoption Stages
* Change Practices including the Enterprise Transition Team and the Transition Product Backlog
* Deming’s PDCA Cycle
* The Role of Consultants

Official Website: http://skillsmatter.com/course/agile-scrum/martine-devos-scrum-master

Added by Skills Matter on November 6, 2008

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