All CSM courses are taught by Certified Scrum Trainers. Taking a CSM course, passing the CSM test, and accepting the license agreement designates you as a Certified ScrumMaster, which indicates that you have been introduced to and understand the basic concepts you need to perform as a ScrumMaster or team member on a Scrum team.
This boot camp covers the core concepts of Scrum framework, including roles, activities, and artifacts and related knowledge areas. It enables you to pass the CSM test (Pass It or Your Money Back*!) and attain the Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM) Credential from the Scrum Alliance (www.scrumalliance.org)!
Increasingly intense competition in fast-changing markets is forcing organizations to find better ways to develop new products and bring them to market faster.
Agile, originally evangelized by the software community, is a response to this dismal track record in their industry. It is a collection of practices based on a set of values and principles ensconced in the Agile Manifesto (www.agilemanifesto.org). Agile represents a paradigm shift from the traditional process-driven to a new value-driven approach to managing complex work.
One of the most popular Agile practice is Scrum, a simple yet powerful framework that can be applied not only to deliver great results, but also to build a highly effective organization. Scrum is a generic framework that is applicable in software and other domains as well. This course will help participants understand, in a non-technical way, how to use Scrum to help their organizations create the highest business values in the shortest time.
This course intends to be thought-provoking to help participants develop the right understanding of Agile and Scrum so that they can get the most benefits out of practicing them. Most of the concepts are delivered through games and other interactive activities that maximize experiential learning. Upon completion of the boot camp, participants will be ready to sit and PASS the Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM) Certification exam by Scrum Alliance.
Agile Coach and Trainer, Certified Scrum Trainer (CST)
Kok Ewe’s professional mission is to make the world a better place by inspiring, teaching and coaching individuals and organizations to unleash their true potential; happily and sustainably. He has been involved in product development his entire career. He is an advocate and dedicates his career to helping others understand and get the most out of this empirical approach to complex work. As an Agile coach and Scrum trainer, he is motivated to work with organizations to transform, and unleash their full potential to create the highest business value for their customers and better lives for everyone involved. KE Siew has a first-class honours degree in electrical engineering, an MBA, and a master’s degree in manufacturing systems and technology.
By the end of the course, participants will learn:
• What is Agile and how does it come about?
• Traditional phase-gate vs. Agile development approaches – what are the differences?
• Where is the Agile approach applicable?
• What is Scrum, and where does it come from?
• Details of the Scrum framework – the roles, artifacts, meetings and values – what they are, why they exist, how to apply them.
• Other complementary practices such as Agile estimation, planning poker and user stories.
• Common pitfalls to avoid and how to get the most out of implementing Scrum in an organization.
• A new perspective of their own organization – how it might need to change in order to be Agile.
OUTLINE OF PROGRAM
• The Agile Approach – The most important goal, ice breaker game, why projects fail, phase-gate model, Agile Manifesto, incremental & iterative development.
• Scrum at a High Level – The origin of Scrum, Scrum as a framework, elements of Scrum, Scrum overview, Scrum principles, and characteristics of a Scrum team.
• The Scrum Roles – The product owner, team and Scrum Master roles, self-organization.
• The Scrum Artifacts – Working with requirements, potentially ship-able product increment, definition of done, product backlog, sprint backlog, product backlog refinement, creating the initial product backlog, estimation, planning poker, velocity and release planning, progress tracking.
• Scrum Simulation – Experience the practice of delivering value incrementally and iteratively in a simulation game.
• Implementing Scrum – Organizational impediments, common pitfalls, getting the most out of Scrum.
The course structure is based on Scrum Alliance methodology. Participants will learn about Agile and Scrum concepts through a mix of lectures, cases, individual/group exercises and games. They will also have a chance to practice what they have learnt in a simulation game.
Project practitioners, product owners, ScrumMasters, product development team (architects, designers, coders, testers) and management personnel (product managers, engineering managers, test managers, quality managers, directors, vice presidents etc.). Anybody who wants to learn and apply Scrum to complex development projects large or small.