Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) + Certified LeSS Basics workshop

Overview

Overview

Duration 5 days
Course Time 9.00am - 2.00pm
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This course is delivered by Seattle Scrum Company.

This 5-day virtual workshop fulfils the training requirements for two Scrum certifications – the Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) and the Certified LeSS Basics (CLB). Participants must be in attendance, engaged, and visible on webcam for all portions of the course to be eligible for the certifications. Any absences will disqualify the participant for certification.

This Certified ScrumMaster plus Certified LeSS Basics course covers the what, how, and especially the whys of the Scrum framework for product development – from theory to practice. Course topics are primarily covered by small group activities guided by Certified Scrum Trainer Michael James, along with stories and discussion.

The course covers the background, overview, roles, empirical process control, and the key differences between Scrum and other ways of developing new products. This course also covers an introduction to Large Scale Scrum (LeSS), which provides guidance on the challenges unique to implementing Scrum in multi-team organisations.

Course content is practical and focuses on the roles of the ScrumMaster, Product Owner, and Development Team, common impacts of Scrum on the larger organisation and common organisational obstacles. At the end of the course, participants will have concrete knowledge on how to implement Scrum and an understanding of why to do it that way.

Basic knowledge about Scrum is expected and some experience preferred. There will be preparation work required for the course. Full attendance and participation is required to obtain the CLB certification. To obtain the CSM certification, participants must also pass the Scrum Alliance's exam.

If you have questions about this workshop’s prerequisites, attendance requirements, certifications, or exam, please contact tommi@seattlescrum.com.


Key Takeaways

Key Takeaways

At the end of this course, participants who apply themselves will be able to explain:

  • How Agile development differs from traditional project management.
  • Three Scrum roles, responsibilities, boundaries, in depth.
  • How to write well-formed Product Backlog Items such as user stories.
  • Techniques for splitting large requirements (e.g. epics) into small specific ones.
  • Product Backlog prioritisation.
  • Effort estimation.
  • Maintaining the Sprint Backlog.
  • Five Scrum meetings (how to, how not to).
  • Sprint execution for self-organising teams.
  • Definition of done and the potentially shippable product increment.
  • Environments that encourage or impede team self-organisation.
  • Small group dynamics (the psychology of innovative teams).
  • Modern Agile engineering practices including test-driven development (TDD).
  • Lean principles derived from the Toyota Production System.
  • Product Owner planning and forecasting beyond one Sprint.
  • Case studies of Scrum in large organisations.
  • Case studies of Scrum for large scale development.
  • Case studies of common organisational impediments.
  • Case studies of successful and unsuccessful attempts to introduce Scrum/Agile to organisations.
  • “Why LeSS?”
  • How LeSS is a Scrum-based approach on scaling.
  • Impact of Scrum and LeSS on the organisational design (structures, policies, etc.).
  • Dynamics of component teams vs. feature teams.
  • LeSS roles and their purposes.
  • Why there is one and only one Product Owner (PO) and not so-called team Pos.
  • The LeSS Complete diagram, organising LeSS information in terms of the principles, rules, guides, and experiments.
  • How LeSS scales over ~8 teams
  • There is no blame. People’s behavior is determined by the system they are in (managers have a responsibility to change the system).
  • What participants could or should learn about themselves.
  • What is preventing participants from influencing the organisation they are currently in.
  • Location of major learning resources.

Who Should Attend

Who Should Attend

This course is targeted to anyone who wants a deep understanding of Scrum. This includes team members, Product Owners, ScrumMasters, and other stakeholders. This course is appropriate for individuals who will be working on or closely with a Scrum team.

Prerequisites

Please note: This preparation work is a mandatory prerequisite for taking this course. You will not be fully registered for the class until prerequisites have been completed and verified.

The preparation work is the six award-winning cartoon e-learning modules found here:
(TIP: Do Modules 2-6 first, then return to Module 1 so its ending quiz makes more sense.)  

It may also be useful for you to review these resources which are referenced in the e-learning:

Once you have notified the training provider that you have completed these prerequisites, you will be asked to complete a brief individual assessment which you will need to return prior to class.

Individual activities and team activities will depend on your understanding of the preparation work. We know that you are very busy, but the preparation work will save you and your classmates time in the long run.

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Here’s what people are saying about the preparation work:

“I wish to express my thanks for your online scrum training videos. They succeed in introducing the concepts of scrum, without being too complicated for a beginner to understand.”

“I watched the Intro to Scrum videos and it just made pure sense. I took the test as well and loved it, everything sank in first time around.”

“This series is FANTASTIC! It was entertaining, engaging and informative. I’m very new to SCRUM and this material was presented in a very logical, easy to understand manner. It’s such a logical framework and approach! In fact, I sent the link to all the PMs in my company (we’re implementing this approach to SDLC).”


ICT and SS Competency Framework

ICT and SS Competency Framework

As part of the ICTCF, this course falls under the Applications Management functional cluster and tagged to the following competencies:
  • Apps Development: Agile Methodologies, Tools & Delivery
  • Apps Management: Project Management
The course is mapped to the following job roles:
  • Digital Business Analyst
  • Digital Service Manager (DSM)
  • General Public Officer
  • Project Manager (Agile)

Course Structure

Course Structure

The course is delivered virtually, and topics will be covered primarily by team activities and examples (any lectures would be very short). Topics include:

  • How Agile development differs from traditional project management
  • Scrum roles, responsibilities, and boundaries
  • Product Backlog Items and techniques for splitting large requirements
  • Product Backlog prioritisation and effort estimation
  • Sprint Backlog, the definition of “done”, and the potentially shippable product increment
  • Scrum Events: Backlog Refinement, Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review, Sprint Retrospective
  • Sprint execution for self-organising teams
  • Environments that encourage or impede team self-organisation
  • Small group dynamics (the psychology of innovative teams)
  • Modern Agile engineering practices including test-driven development (TDD)
  • Lean principles derived from the Toyota Production System
  • Product Owner planning and forecasting beyond one Sprint
  • Case studies of Scrum in large organisations and Scrum for large scale development
  • Case studies of common organisational impediments, and successful and unsuccessful attempts to introduce Scrum/Agile to organisations
  • “Why LeSS?”
  • LeSS as a Scrum-based approach on scaling.
  • Impact of Scrum and LeSS on the organisational design (structures, policies, etc.)
  • Dynamics of component teams vs. feature teams
  • LeSS roles and their purposes
  • Why there is one and only one Product Owner (PO) and not so-called team POs
  • The LeSS Complete diagram, organising LeSS information in terms of the principles, rules, guides, and experiments
  • How LeSS scales over ~8 teams
  • There is no blame. People’s behavior is determined by the system they are in (managers have a responsibility to change the system)
  • What participants could or should learn about themselves
  • What is preventing participants from influencing the organisation they are currently in
  • Location of major learning resources

Instructors

Instructors


Fees

Fees


Full Fee

Full course fee

S$2200

7% GST on nett course fee

S$154

Total nett course fee payable, including GST S$2354




Upcoming Classes

Upcoming Classes

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07 Nov 2022 to 11 Nov 2022 (Full Time)

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How To Register

How To Register


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Step 1 Apply through your organisation's training request system.

Step 2 Your organisation's training request system (or relevant HR staff) confirms your organisation's approval for you to take the course.

Your organisation will send registration information to the academy.

Organisation HR L&D or equivalent staff can click here for details of the registration submission process.


Step 3 The Digital Academy will inform you whether you have been successful in enrolment.