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Certified Scrum Master (CSM) Trainings, Singapore
-A Series by Dr. Timothy Korson

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Agile MethodologyCertified Scrum Master10-11 Mar 16SingaporeSingle Nomination: 1200Register

Certified Scrum Master (CSM)

This course is aimed at instilling the core beliefs of Agile and Scrum and creating a transparent and collaborative environment where the team succeeds as a single entity. SCRUM is an Agile project Management method that focuses on short, focused work periods called “SPRINTS”.

During this 2- day course, participants will learn to apply the Scrum framework to build new products. They will learn what it feels like to be on a Scrum team – experiencing many of the challenges they’re likely to face – while being coached by a Certified Scrum Coach who has been involved with the application of Scrum at many organizations.

Workshop Takeaways

  • Describe the Scrum framework to others
    • roles and responsibilities
    • use of each artifact
    • purpose of each meeting/ceremony
  • Explain the difference between the Scrum framework and other methods
    • compare with waterfall
    • compare ScrumMaster role with traditional roles
    • compare the Scrum product backlog with traditional requirements
  • Be a successful ScrumMaster for a Scrum team
    • facilitate each type of Scrum meeting
    • know how to detect and correct potential impediments to Scrum success
    • help a team adopt Scrum or improve their use of Scrum
    • have difficult conversations about process, structures and values
    • use several different conflict resolution techniques
  • Help a Scrum team plan successfully
    • plan a release
    • plan a sprint
    • use different estimating techniques
    • create/maintain a prioritized product backlog
  • Create a personal plan for the future
    • list 3 immediate action items for personal change
    • pass the Scrum Alliance CSM test
    • 2 Yrs free membership with Scrum Alliance
    • Opportunity to contribute to Scrum community through articles

  • Project & Program Managers
  • Business and IT managers
  • Development Managers & Product Owners
  • Team Leads & Team Members
  • Architects, Developers, Analysts and Testers
  • Or anyone interested in learning about Scrum and Agile Methodologies

On completion of the course and passing the online exam, attendees receive official designation as “Certified ScrumMaster” by the Scrum Alliance.

1) General Knowledge
A. Agile Manifesto
B. Scrum Foundations
a. Empirical and defined processes
b. Sprint
c. The Significance of “Done”
d. The Five Scrum Values
e. Applicability of Scrum

2) Scrum Roles
A. Overview of Scrum Roles
B. Scrum Master
a. Responsibilities
b. Authority
C. Product Owner
a. Responsibilities
b. Authority
c. Constraints
d. Single Overall Product Owner per Product
e. Organizational Respect
D. The Team
a. Responsibilities
b. Authority
c. Teamwork
d. Team Characteristics
E. Impact on Traditional Roles
a. No Project Manager
b. Specialists

3) Scrum Meetings
A. Sprint Planning Meeting
B. Daily Scrum Meeting
C. Sprint Review Meeting
D. Sprint Retrospective Meeting
E. Release Planning Meeting

4) Scrum Artifacts
A. Product Backlog
a. Definition
b. Contents
c. Management and Refinement
d. Responsibility and Participation
e. Item Readiness
f. Item Estimation
B. Product Increment and the Definition of Done
a. Definition of Product Increment
b. Development of a Product Increment
c. Definition of Done(DoD)
d. Understanding the DoD
C. Sprint Backlog
a. Definition
b. Purpose
c. Management
d. Responsibility
e. Update Scope
f. Update Frequency
D. Burndown Charts
a. Sprint Burndown Chart
b. Release Burndown Chart

5) Scaling Scrum
A. Working with Multiple Scrum Teams
a. Scaling Teams
b. Scaling Product Owners
c. Scaling the Product Backlog
d. Scaling the Sprint Meetings
B. Working with Distributed Scrum Teams
a. Product Owner in a Different Location
b. Scrum Team Split among Different Locations
c. Importance of Infrastructure and Engineering Practices

A leader in the field of agile software development, Dr. Timothy Korson has authored articles, given numerous tutorials on agile techniques, and worked with numerous organizations transitioning to Scrum. His current focus is on helping organizations rapidly produce high value products by adopting agile and lean principles at all levels in the organization.
As a certified Scrum trainer and Agile coach, he has years of consulting experience working with fortune 500 companies and has taught hundreds of on-site courses internationally for numerous clients including: AT&T, IBM, Lucent, Visa, NASA, State Farm, GE, US Air Force, Bellcore, Shortel, Swiss Credit Bank, Nortel, Harris, Morgan Stanley, Alcon, Innovant, HP, and NBC.
Dr. Korson is best known for his contributions since the mid-1980s in Object Oriented technologies, testing & project management.
He is the former executive director of COMSOFT, The Consortium for the Management of Emerging Software Technologies, from 1992 to 2001. Here he worked as the founding officer of a technology transfer and research consortium with emphasis on object technology. The COMSOFT sponsor list included NBC, IBM, AT&T, Bell South and Nortel. His experience ranges from being a lead mentor for a major telephony company on a multi-site, multi-national project with over 1000 developers to coaching small 2 person projects.