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 course also satisfies two elements of the CSD track: Scrum Introduction and Elective.
How you get your CSM does matter!
The traditional CSM course is only two days. That's not enough time to cover the things a ScrumMaster needs to know to help their team be successful.
Over three days, we put theory into action through a variety of exercises. We cover the fundamental principles of Scrum, qualifying you as a Certified ScrumMaster. More important, we give you a jump start dealing with the obstacles that confront Scrum teams. You'll leave much better equipped to put Scrum in place and succeed with it.
Gain hands-on experience with the basic principles of Scrum, including:
- Product backlog;
- Sprint backlog;
- Daily Scrum meetings;
- Sprint planning meeting;
- Burn charts.
Practice dealing with the obstructions to high productivity on your Scrum team, such as:
- Incomplete stories at Sprint end;
- Endless revisions to supposedly completed backlog items;
- Thrashing at the end of the Sprint;
- Obscure "technical" backlog items;
- "Scrummerfall" Sprints with lengthy analysis, and time-consuming testing;
- Increasing technical debt slowing development to a halt;
- Slow draggy Sprints, furrowing into your soul, turning your existence into a distressing miasma.
Learn practical approaches to increasing productivity while increasing Product Owner and management satisfaction. Explore techniques for applying Scrum to large and distributed teams.
Following successful completion of the course, each participant will be designated as Certified ScrumMaster. This certification includes a one-year membership in the Scrum Alliance, where additional ScrumMaster-only material and information are available.
Beyond certification, participants will leave with hands-on practice with Scrum essentials and important experience. You will learn ways to help your teams execute Scrum efficiently and productively.
Based on their combined experience of more than a quarter-century in the Agile community, the instructors will be giving you insights and a depth of approach that are unique to this course.
PMI members can claim up to 21 PDUs upon completing this course.
16-18 Aug 2010
University of Nebraska