Certified ScrumMaster course

Certified ScrumMaster course
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From Mon 29 November 2021 to Tue 30 November 2021
From Monday 29 November 2021 to Tuesday 30 November 2021
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Ended

Virtual event

This is a Certified Scrum Master course taught by Derek Davidson, a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST). Derek is also certified as a Professional Scrum Trainer (PST), making him Europe's first (and currently only) dual-certified Scrum Trainer.

NOTE: This course is delivered over two consecutive days as an online Live Virtual Course. Day timings are per the course description but are usually 9am to 5pm daily (UK Time zone)

What Will You Learn?

This course gives you a deep foundational understanding of Scrum so that you can:

  • Work as a Scrum Master for a Scrum Team
  • Be an effective Scrum Team member
  • Explain and promote the Scrum framework to the organization
  • Understand how to apply Scrum in the work place (co-located or remote)

Who Should Attend

The Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM®) course is primarily focused on the Scrum Master role. It is also beneficial to anyone that will be using or applying Scrum, as well as leaders that wish to implement more effective practices in their organization. It is also of value to those already applying Scrum and who have questions regarding its application.

Roles That Will Benefit From This Course

  • All managers and leaders (especially those embarking on a Scrum application)
  • Scrum Masters
  • Agile Coaches
  • Team Leaders
  • Development Team Members (irrespective of specialisation)
  • Project Managers
  • Product Owners
  • Product Managers

What's Different About Live, Online Course Delivery?

  • Delivering any training course online requires a different set of technology and skills than an in-person course does. For example:
  • Exercises have to be re-written or replaced while training objectives are still maintained
  • Delivery style has to be adapted for an 'audio/video delay' environment
  • Audience engagement has to be achieved in different ways
  • Technology must be simple enough for students to use, powerful enough for the trainer to use, and invisible enough not to impede learning

Addressing this new environment requires a deep investment. Even before Covid-19 affected the way training is delivered, Derek had invested hundreds of hours in creating online video courses. The experience of doing this has helped enormously in re-providing his in-person course as a live, online, course.

As a result of the global lockdown, and the demand for training delivery online, Derek attended online courses delivered by experts in the field, to learn the craft of online delivery. He then devoted additional hundreds of hours to converting his in-person course before even thinking about live, online delivery.

Only when happy with his new content, was the course delivered to a private client. It was a huge success and delivered valued feedback that led to further adaptation to the material. It's only at this stage that Derek considers the course worthy of being made available as a public offering.

What Does the Course Offer?

As well as the course content, delivered as described above, there are exercises, quizzes, puzzles and simulations where delegates work as part of small teams within virtual breakout rooms to cement the information and techniques taught

After the course, delegates receive a .PDF document of the material and the exercise outcomes.

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What Equipment is Needed?

  • A computer, or tablet, with audio, video and microphone (please use a headset or earphones to avoid feedback)
  • A fast and secure internet connection
  • An excellent browser (Google Chrome works best, Internet Explorer does not work)
  • If you can, download and install the Zoom application

What Will You Receive?

  • A specially re-designed live, online Certified Scrum Master Course
  • Certified Scrum Master Certification upon successful completion of the short online certification exam
  • Two year membership of the Scrum Alliance
  • Sixteen Professional Development Units (for PMI Project Management Professionals)
  • Course materials (in .PDF format)

Course Outline

Here's your course outline:

  • Foundations of Agility
  • Foundations of Scrum
  • Scrum Framework Basics
  • Scrum Roles
  • Scrum Events
  • Scrum Artifacts
  • Scrum Elements
  • Product Backlog Items
  • Sprint Backlog in Detail
  • The Definition of Done

Optional Modules

  • If there is sufficient time remaining in the course, delegates get to vote for which module(s) they'd like to experience:
  • Planning, Forecasting and Estimating
  • Distributed Scrum
  • Performance
  • Applying Scrum - How to Get Started

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Your Trainer - Derek Davidson

Derek has been applying agile ways of working since before the Agile Manifesto. In 1999, he started with Extreme Programming. Later, he began using and then went on to earn his Professional Scrum Trainer licence and his Certified Scrum Trainer licence. At time of writing, he is the only person in Europe dual licenced as both a CST and a PST.

During his twenty years as an agilist, Derek has lived by the motto 'Practicing what I teach'. He spent considerable time applying Scrum as a contractor and consultant, in the role of both Product Owner and Scrum Master. He brings these experiences with him to every course that he teaches.

Before becoming an agilist, Derek spent 18 years working with the Armed Services. He learned the art of leadership at the Royal Air Force College Cranwell and applied those lessons over the rest of his career working with senior leadership in the Armed Services, Government and Commercial sectors.

Between the Armed Services and becoming a Scrum Trainer, Derek has worked at all levels in the software industry from programmer to CTO. More recently, he has been working with non-software teams, especially internal audit.

This rich set of experiences and knowledge uniquely qualifies Derek to teach Scrum and to help you make the best investment in your Scrum journey.

Other Scrum Courses

For details on our other Scrum courses, please visit the Turbo Scrum course training schedule page

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