about course

A Certified ScrumMaster® is well equipped to use Scrum, an agile methodology to any project to ensure its success. Scrum's iterative approach and ability to respond to change, makes the Scrum practice best suited for projects with rapidly altering and high emergent requirements, enabling teams to deliver usable software consistently and periodically through a defined project lifecycle.

The role of the ScrumMaster can be seen as crucial and involves overcoming challenges to progress, facilitating the process, and working with the product owner to make sure the product backlog is in good shape and ready for the next sprint. The ScrumMaster ensures that his team lives by the values and practices of Scrum, and doing so ensures their high performance.

This two-day Certified ScrumMaster training is delivered by Scrum Alliance Certified Trainers (CSTs) who will provide you with a deeper understanding of the three overarching areas of change under Scrum: Iterative Development, Self-Management, and Visibility required for greater project success as a ScrumMaster.

This training is being conducted in partnership with KnowledgeHut, a Registered Education Provider of Scrum Alliance.

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Delivered by
CST®
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CSM exam
Fee included
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16 PMI PDUs &
Certification Offered

Curriculum

  1. Agile Manifesto
  2. Scrum Foundations
    • Empirical and defined processes
  1. Sprint
  2. Sprint duration
  3. The Significance of "Done"?
  4. The Five Scrum Values
  5. Applicability of ScrumSprint duration
  1. Overview of Scrum Roles
    • ScrumMaster
    • Product Owner
    • The Team
  1. Sprint Planning Meeting
  2. Daily Scrum Meeting
  3. Sprint Review Meeting
  4. Sprint Retrospective Meeting
  5. Release Planning Meeting
  6. Sprint Grooming Session
  1. Product Backlog
  2. Sprint Backlog
  3. Burndown Charts
    • Sprint Burndown Chart
    • Release Burndown Chart

benefits

From the Course

Understanding of Scrum framework, including team roles, activities, and artifacts to get a project off onthe right foot

Practical, project-proven practices

Understanding of how to scale Scrum from small-sized to large, multi-continent projects

Tips and tricks to use Scrum in a wide variety of environments

Access to local user groups, online social networks, and additional resources that are only available to Scrum Alliance members

Profile page on the Scrum Alliance website and access to a specially designed logo to highlight your credentials, on passing the online CSM Exam

From the Workshop

This training is being conducted in partnership with KnowledgeHut, a Registered Education Provider of Scrum Alliance.

Training by experienced Scrum Alliance Certified Instructors (CSTs)

14 PDUs - 16 PDUs , and correspondingly 14 SEUs - 16 SEUs (Varies according to the CST)

Course Fee includes the CSM Certification (exam) Fee

Scrum Alliance approved course material authored by CSTs

Practical experience working with Scrum tools and activities

2-year membership with Scrum Alliance on passing the online CSM test

exam &
certification

Eligibility

Your successful completion of this 2-day CSM course makes you eligible for Scrum Alliance's Online CSM Test.

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Process

After completing your CSM course, you will receive an email from Scrum Alliance that includes a link to create your login credentials. You will use those credentials to gain access to the Online CSM Test. Once the test is complete, you will be asked to accept a license agreement. You will then receive the official designation of Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM) from Scrum Alliance,along with a two-year membership with Scrum Alliance.

instructors

Achutananda Lankalapalli

Achutananda Lankalapalli

Achutanada (Nanda) Lankalapalli has been developing software since 1992. He is a Software Craftsman, Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Scrum Practitioner (CSP) and an Agile Coach.

Nanda has served in various roles like tester, developer, manager, architect and worked in different domains like Insurance, Telecom, Healthcare, Financial Services. Nanda has been practicing Scrum since 2002 and benefited on several projects he managed. Nanda worked directly with some of the agile visionaries like Mike Cohn (Mountain Goat Software) and Lisa Crispin. Nanda reported to Mike and learned everything first hand from the Scrum Guru. Lisa is on the team Nanda managed.

Nanda is proficient in Agile Software Development that is not just limited to Scrum implementation and practice but also integrating with Engineering Practices (from XP) and Lean Software development practices. He is successful in aligning the business goals with the engineering goals and maximizing the value delivered timely. Nanda has extensive knowledge and experience in large-scale scrum using Craig Larman’s framework.

Nanda is the founder of ‘Agile Hyderabad’ group and is an active contributor to the agile community. Nanda spoke in several conferences and knowledge sharing sessions organized by ‘Agile Hyderabad’, HYDSPIN and Agile Tour.
 

Danny (Danko) Kovatch

Danny (Danko) Kovatch

As a seasoned veteran in the IT industry and the first CST in Israel, Danko is a well recognized international speaker with unique ways of presenting Scrum to newcomers. His first steps began in 1997 when he completed 5 years of service in the Israeli army in a special elite program, where he was Group Manager in a computer unit. Afterwards, Danko joined a startup by the name of EagleEye, a subsidiary company of New Dimension where he was in charge of several development groups.

In 2000, BMC purchased New Dimension and Eagle Eye became a business unit of BMC. In 2005, Danko was exposed to Scrum and from that date there was no looking back. Danko gained more and more knowledge and experience in Agile and specifically in Scrum and found himself lecturing and helping other companies to implement Scrum.

Ethan Huang

Ethan Huang

Leading the Agile transformation in large fortune 500 global enterprises like State Street, Electronic Arts, Cisco Systems, State Street etc, focus on coaching the software engineering team in adopting Agile/Scrum methods and changing the way they think and work.

Over 16 years of working experience in IT project management, solid project management background in different industries like consulting, outsourcing, telecommunication, gaming, finance, healthcare, banking etc. Focused on organizational transition from traditional waterfall to Agile/Scrum, re-align IT Project Portfolio Management under the Agile/Scrum context, developing organisational technical Center of Expertise in Continuous Delivery; and forming Agile/Scrum teams.

Knowledgeable in both traditional project management methodology (PMBOK) and Agile (Scrum); certified CST, CSP, CSD, CSM, CSPO and PMP. Rich experience in adopting various software process management technologies, e.g., Scrum, RUP, and MSF. 8+ years hands-on experience in managing IT project full lifecycle from pre-sales/product visioning to project closure.

Agile and Scrum enthusiast. 

Marco Mulder

Marco Mulder

Marco helps companies to achieve better results by using Scrum and a wider set of Agile practices. He coaches teams, management, Product Owners and Scrum Masters in their adoption and further development of Agile practices. He coached several big companies like Randstad, Ahold and Wehkamp and many smaller companies. Marco is passionate about the use of Scrum to help teams and organisations to achieve higher customer satisfaction, higher productivity, better predictability, more flexibility, better quality and more fun and excitement! Marco is a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) and Certified Scrum Coach (CSC). In 1997 he graduated cum laude in Computer Science at the VU University in Amsterdam. His experience with Agile dates back to 2001, when he worked at OTI on Eclipse related projects.

Jim Wang

Jim Wang

Jim Wang, CST, is a management consultant working with organizations to improve their software development processes

Jim has 20 years of experience in the software industry within China as well as abroad. Jim began his career as a Chief Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) engineer at Vicor in the US. After living in Boston for 11 years, he has since then actively been practicing Scrum, Jim returned to China and successfully built up the Endeca Offshore Development Center in Shanghai (acquired by Oracle) and the Avid China Development Center in Suzhou, both centers were using Scrum, he has led over 150 teams through to successful delivery of high-end software products. He has also served as Director of Oracle’s Shanghai BI R&D center, held senior posts at several global software development firms he has a vast understanding of coaching and training executives from different backgrounds and cultures.

Heitor De Sa Roriz Filho

Heitor De Sa Roriz Filho

Heitor Roriz Filho is an "agilero". He currently works as an Agile Coach and Trainer worldwide, based in Sao Paulo. He is a writer, speaker and trainer in the area of Technology Management. He has been dealing with Agile since 2004 and in addition to speaking for Agile/Scrum, Six Sigma and PMI conferences, he is the founder activist of the ScrumAmazonia user group. He is also the co-founder and Agile Coach of Massimus (http://www.massimus.com) a company focused on APM (Agile Project Management) training and coaching. He holds a M.Sc. in Information Technology from the University of Stuttgart, Germany. Has worked and gathered experience in companies like Itautec-Philco SA, DaimlerChrysler AG, Fraunhofer Institut, FPF (Fundação Paulo Feitoza), among others. He worked for 3 years as a ScrumMaster and Product Owner for FPF and Siemens-Mobile where he also coached teams to implement and improve Scrum in projects. During 2+ years he worked as Information Manager for the local government at Municipal Institute of Urban Planning where he applied Scrum outside of software, in architectural and building projects. He participated as a research assistant in projects belonging to LBA (Large-scale Biosphere-atmosphere Experiment in Amazonia) at INPA (http://www.inpa.br) in cooperation with JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) and NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Agency). Heitor is a passionate for Agile and Scrum. He truly believes Agile can change the way we work achieving excellence levels of precision and performance. He is very interested in Agile Leadership and Agile Project Management as levers of improving our ways of work.

Alexandre Magno CST

Alexandre Magno CST

I help creative workers, teams and organisations to learn better by facilitating unique learning experiences on agile, self-organising teams and learning 3.0. I really believe that emergent learning and learning facilitation are the keys to creative workers' success in this complex and fast-paced new world of work. I'm the author of "How Creative Workers Learn", the first book in the Learning 3.0 series, and founder of the Learning 3.0 brand at Happy Melly. Throughout my career, I have moved from programming computers to software development; then moving back into to database development; product, project and team leadership; agile coaching...and finally: business management. In all those fields I was in someway involved with learning initiatives, realising that was where I am able to make a huge social impact, and so identifying this as my calling in life.

Sekhar Burra

Sekhar Burra

I'm on a journey to transform the world of work, so that everyone enjoy coming to work everyday.
I'm an Enterprise Transformation Coach primarily focused on building great teams that build great organizations, inculcating agile ways of working, lean thinking, promoting innovation and help leadership transitioning through change that enables business agility.

Kok Ewe Siew

Kok Ewe Siew

Kok Ewe ("KE") Siew is an Agile Coach & Certified Scrum Trainer(R) at Qumility Consulting Pte Ltd.  He is based in Penang, Malaysia.

KE has been involved in many product development projects in the semiconductor industry since 1994.  He had a successful career as a product development engineering manager, but in 2009, he decided that he had had enough of the problems repeatedly encountered by product teams as a result of the waterfall approach to product development.  KE decided to join in on a mission by a small group of Agile champions to transform the mindset and culture of the semiconductor giant to Agile, one small team at a time.  He became a full-time ScrumMaster/Agile Coach, and started coaching Scrum teams.

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Angel Diaz-Maroto CST

<p>Angel is a very energetic Agile coach who truly enjoy challenges. Putting in place Lean and Agile concepts and practices in very complex environments is my specialty and passion. As&nbsp;as an Agile coach, trainer, and mentor, he's supported several multinational organizations in their Agile journeys in&nbsp;the last 10 years.<br></p><p>During his 18+ years of experience in IT Angel has worked in various roles: Agile coach, R&amp;D manager, software developer, software architect, ScrumMaster, and trainer. Angel is a CEC (Certified Enterprise Coach by the Scrum Alliance), a Management 3.0 licensed trainer.&nbsp;Additionally, he teaches video game production at ESNE (University of Design, Innovation and technology) and Design Thinking at LaSalle University. Angel is also a frequent speaker having participated in more than 40 international conferences and Agile events in Europe, Asia and the Americas. <br></p><br>

Zuzana Sochova

Zuzana Sochova

Zuzana Sochova has over 14 years of commercial experiences in IT, beginning as a software designer/engineer and moving up into project management, program management, and into executive management at a company provides SW services for international customers (USA, Germany, Austria, Great Britain, …) that operating in mission critical and life critical sectors – i.e. air traffic control management systems, extensive healthcare applications, and public safety systems.

She started with Agile and Scrum back in 2005, where she was involved in implementing the Agile methods at Medtronic, USA. From that time, she was responsible for Agile transformation and implementation of Agile and Scrum to many companies and teams.

She works as Agile coach, consultant and trainer for both large and small organizations. She is regular speaker at Agile international conferences. She is also a founder of the Agile Association (Agilni Asociace, agilniasociace.cz) Czech Republic, organizing the Agile Czech community and annual Agile Prague Conference (agileprague.com).

Bill Li

Bill Li

Bill Li, CST (Certified Scrum Trainer), and consultant & coach active in China and Asia, Managing Principal of UPerform Consulting Group. With over 20 years of cross-functional experiences in IT sector, Bill is among the pioneers who promoted Scrum and Agile since 2007, and is active contributor and speaker at agile community, including major Scrum and Agile conferences - See more at: 

https://www.scrumalliance.org/community/profile/gli3#sthash.yJm03R0V.dpuf.

Bill enjoys developing people and organizations through high quality Scrum and Agile training and consulting services. His passion lies in helping clients’ product development organizations and teams to become more effective, having less waste and fewer impediments in their processes, less pressure, higher enjoyment, and producing better product and services, in an open, transparent, creative, and self-organized environment. Bill translated Agile Project Management with Scrum by Ken Schwaber into simplified Chinese and published it in 2007. He also co-translated Ken's next book on Scrum & Enterprise and Mike Cohn’s User Stories Applied, together with other 2 titles in Project Management area. Bill is MBA from Schulich School of Business, York University, and Bachelor of Engineering from South China University of Technology. He lives in Shanghai, China and Vancouver, BC, Canada. - See more at: 

https://www.scrumalliance.org/community/profile/gli3#sthash.yJm03R0V.dpuf  

Steve Spearman

Steve Spearman

Steve Spearman is a founder and Principal at Swift Ascent, LLC. Steve is a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) and an Agile coach working at the enterprise and team levels. Steve has over 30 years of experience in corporate software development as a software developer, architect, project manager, scrum master and in multiple management positions. His enterprise experience spanned Bell Laboratories, Lucent, Avaya, and Cisco Systems.

For the last 4 years, Steve has been providing Agile-focused training and coaching to companies ranging from late-stage start ups to large corporations. He has been a presenter at several conferences, including the 2012 Agile East conference, Mile Hi Agile 2014, Scrum Gathering 2014, and Agile 2014.

Steve has a BA in Psychology and a Masters in Computer Science. His other certifications include: SAFe Program Consultant (SPC), PMI-ACP, PMP, Certified Scrum Product Owner, and Certified ScrumMaster.

You can find more information on Steve’s background &recent engagements at https://www.linkedin.com/in/stevespearman

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