Scrum is an agile product development management framework that is focussed on helping teams to produce successful products that genuinely meet the needs of their customers. While originally used for the development of software based products, Scrum can be and has been used for non-software projects, including for change management.
Scrum supports the introduction of lean and agile principles, with the goal of embracing change, improving quality and maximising return on investment. When used for a software development project, Scrum is most effective when accompanied by agile development practices such as test driven development and continuous integration.
The ScrumMaster has a key role in Scrum. The role is different to that of a project manager, for example the ScrumMaster has no responsibility for planning and controlling projects. Instead, the ScrumMaster supports and encourages the team’s self-organisation and the success of projects by optimising the collaboration between the product owner and development team.
More information about Scrum is available here:
We encourage all participants to read through the resources above in preparation for the course.
The course is suitable for everyone who is about to start using Scrum or has already gathered some experience and wants to deepen their understanding of Scrum. The ScrumMaster role is the focus of the course - however it is suitable for team members or managers who would like an introduction to Scrum.
Simon Roberts MBA is an experienced Scrum coach and Certi!ed Scrum Trainer. He has been using Scrum and helping organisations to adopt Scrum since 2002 and using agile/lightweight methods since the end of the 1990s. He has indepth experience in introducing and coaching Scrum in large, medium and small organisations. His recent experience includes working with large telcos, !nancial institutions (insurance and banking) and game development companies.
You can contact him via Email.
The material is divided into modules. During each module, the trainer will guide you through exercises that help you connect the material to your existing experience, learn new concepts and experience the concepts through practice. Questions are welcome at any time.
Team Chartering (ready, done and team agreements)
Helping a Team to Self-Organise
The Product Backlog
Estimating and Planning
The Daily Scrum
Introduction to Agile Development Practices
Introducing Scrum in the Enterprise
The price includes course material, registration/certification fees and a two year membership of the Scrum Alliance. Lunches and refreshments are also included. Your contact data (name and email address) will be passed onto the Scrum Alliance for certification purposes. Further information about the certification programme can be found here: http://www.scrumalliance.org/training/
The course and materials will be in the english language. The trainer is a native english speaker with a good command of german - so questions in german are also possible.