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

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.

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.
 

Manjith Singh

Manjith Singh

Manjit Singh is a remarkably talented, value-driven leader offering 20 years of experience in product management and Enterprise Level Programs and Initiatives in commercial, Federal and non-profit sectors. Manjit has over 12 years’ experience using Agile methodology for software development and full SDLC. He has defined product requirements, functional specifications, and product roadmaps with clear objectives and long-term vision. During his 20 years of software development experience he has a track record in increasing performance throughout the product lifecycle by providing technical leadership for strategic planning, business process design and improvements, solution development, technology innovation, software development, system integration, and change management. Manjit excels in guiding teams to provide solutions that deliver greatest business value. He is adept in capitalizing on interpersonal and technology skills to create unique blend of innovative solutions and products while pushing the creative envelope.

Pavel Dabrytski

Pavel Dabrytski

Pavel is an Agile coach and trainer based in Johannesburg, South Africa. He was born in Belarus but in 2009, dislike of harsh winters and an adventurous spirit brought him to Cape Town. He helps organizations implement Agile sustainably through mentoring, training, and coaching. Over the past several years, Pavel has worked with major financial organizations, retail giants, and telecommunication companies to improve their organizational processes. He also helped organize multiple Regional Scrum Gatherings in Cape Town and Johannesburg. Pavel is a seasoned presenter who has spoken at events in Paris, Prague, Shanghai, Bangalore, Atlanta, New York, Singapore, New Jersey and Orlando, as well as in South Africa. Currently, he explores topics on coaching psychology and financial models behind Agile projects.

Lizzy Morris

Lizzy Morris

Lizzy Morris is a seasoned executive consultant whose focus is driving measurable results for her clients, their processes, employees, and financials. Lizzy has over 20 years in-depth experience in software development, project management and strategic consulting. This experience has netted her unique ability to provide you with the right tools and techniques tailored to the needs of your organization. As a trainer, she shares her wealth of knowledge with an innovative flare that is uniquely Lizzy.

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. 

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.

Stuart Turner, CST

Stuart Turner, CST

I’m a developer of healthy ecosystems, where intelligent people can be highly productive and collaborate to solve the many intractable problems encountered in today’s increasingly complex and rapidly disrupted world.

Within human ecosystems, small, appropriate interventions can evoke multiple, large benefits. This realisation is an antidote to the belief that restructuring initiatives, large transformations and workaholism are appropriate activities in large, complex environments. Instead, we can leverage the enormous potential of complex adaptive human systems.

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.

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.

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.

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  

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).

Evelyn Tian

Evelyn Tian

Evelyn Tian is a professional Lean and Agile Coach and Trainer.

She previously was the Lean and Agile Head Coach of Ericsson and headed the Ericsson Global Transformation Support Center. She has been passionately working with Lean and Agile transformations since 2009 and she has grown over 20 coaches and trainers through apprenticeship and mentorship programs. She designed her own Agile Leadership course in 2011, which has been delivered to over 1000 leaders. She has also developed her own Agile Coaching course, with more than 30 classes of graduates.

Evelyn’s focus is on organization transformational strategy, continuous improvement and enhancing the art and science of crafting products. Evelyn has built a lengthy track record and gathered deep insights in coaching organization transformation, agile leadership, and teams to reach their potential. 

She has over 20 years of product development experience in telecom products, stock exchange applications, and electronic commerce products.

Anderson Diniz Hummel

Anderson Diniz Hummel

I worked over 10 years in the Java ecosystem and have more than four years with Scrum projects. Professor of graduate and undergraduate in the technology field for over 6 years. Today I am Agile Coach at AdaptWorks in order to help professionals in the transition to the world of agility.

I have experience in architecture and product development and information systems on the Java platform using Agile or waterfall, portal tools, big data, linked data, data mining and decision support systems. I have worked as a member of Development Team, Product Owner, and ScrumMaster. Professor at undergraduated and graduated students and instructor of scrum, java, architecture, development and other agile methodologies. Experience with recruitment and selection, foreign trade, health, health plans, benefits provider.

I update this biography in early 2016 and my experience with Scrum continues to grow ;)

Trabalhei mais de 10 anos no Ecossistema Java em projetos ágeis e em cascata. Professor universitário de pós-graduação e graduação na área de tecnologia por mais de 6 anos. Hoje Agile Coach na Adaptworks com o objetivo de ajudar profissionais na transição para o mundo da agilidade.

Tenho experiência em arquitetura e desenvolvimento de produtos e sistemas de informação na plataforma Java utilizando metodologias ágeis ou cascata, ferramentas de portal, big data, linked data, mineração de dados e sistemas de apoio à decisão. Professor de Pós Graduação, graduação, e instrutor de arquitetura e desenvolvimento jJava e de metodologias ágeis. Experiência com recrutamento e seleção, comércio exterior, saúde, planos de saúde, operadora de benefícios.

Eu tenho mais de quatro anos com projetos Scrum, preferindo esta metodologia a qualquer outra! Já trabalhei como membro de uma equipe de desenvolvimento, Product Owner, e ScrumMaster. Atualmente também sou instrutor de treinamentos Scrum. Eu atualizo esta biografia no início de 2016 e minha experiência com Scrum continua a aumentar ;)




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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