ScrumMaster Certification Course Description

No matter what agile process you're adopting or developing, Certified ScrumMaster training will provide you with fundamental insights into core practices of agile software development.

Why? Agile project management is as radically different from traditional project management as agile processes are different from traditional methodologies. Rather than plan, instruct and direct, the agile project manager facilitates, coaches and leads. This person is called a ScrumMaster in the Scrum agile process to denote the difference and remind the person filling this role of the new responsibilities. Accepted participants learn how to be a ScrumMaster and how to make a development team, a project, or an organization agile. Exercises, case studies, and examples used to bring home the realization of how to be a ScrumMaster instead of a project manager.

Goal: Each individual is trained to be able to assume the following responsibilities: 1. Remove the barriers between development and the customer so the customer directly drives development; 2. Teach the customer how to maximize ROI and meet their objectives through Scrum; 3. Improve the lives of the development team by facilitating creativity and empowerment; 4. Improve the productivity of the development team in any way possible; and, 5. Improve the engineering practices and tools so each increment of functionality is potentially shippable

Upon Graduation: As a result of their successful completion of the program, each participant received an individual license and copy of the Scrum methodology, Scrum training materials, and Scrum software. In addition, Certified ScrumMasters are authorized to participate in "open" development of the Scrum methodology and software, ensuring a growing body of knowledge from a qualified, competent group of certified professionals. They are also listed as Certified ScrumMasters on the official Scrum web site.

Topics: Fundamentals of agile and Scrum, running Scrum projects, planning and scaling Scrum projects, bidding on fixed price/date contracts, and ensuing the adequacy of engineering practices. The agenda for the class is:
1.Teach - Agile and Scrum Overview
2.Provide - Project overview
3.Teach - Scrum
4.Teach - Sprint Planning Meeting
5.Conduct - Sprint Planning Meeting
6.Teach - Sprint
7.Start - Sprint
8.Teach - Daily Scrum
9.Conduct - Daily Scrum
10.Teach - Sprint Review Meeting
11.Conduct - Sprint Review
12.Teach - Planning
13.Teach - Scaling

Course Material: All materials, methodology and training materials will be made available to confirmed attendees. An individual license to use these materials will be issued to those attendees who successfully complete the certification program.