The standard, basic Certified ScrumMaster Course is two days; this CSM PLUS (Scaling Version) is a three-day in-depth seminar on the art of serving as an effective ScrumMaster, and on the Scrum method.
In addition to all standard CSM content, you will learn the key concepts and practices related to Large-Scale Scrum, and scaling lean and agile practices to very large, multisite, and offshore development. This reflects my consulting and coaching focus on large-scale agile product development (at Xerox, Nokia, Siemens, NSN, and other clients) and my new book Book - Scaling Lean and Agile.
Surveys show that Scrum is by far the most popular agile method worldwide -- and with good reason.
There are three roles in Scrum: Team(s), Product Owner, and ScrumMaster. This latter role is NOT a project manager in any traditional sense. The ScrumMaster is a process coach -- someone who is a master of the Scrum method and helps the teams and product owner apply it and maximize value with it.
Agile 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 coach 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 product group, 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.
Discussion, presentation, Q&A, workshop exercises
Anyone interested in adopting Scrum should take CSM PLUS as a foundation -- including potential Product Owners, and the leadership team. And certainly, anyone wishing to serve as a ScrumMaster.
Introductory: This course assumes no prerequisite skills, other than the readings listed in the Prerequisites section. Students will learn and apply skills (both "hard" and "soft") during the session.
Participants must read (available online), before the course:
Unless otherwise arranged, every participant is also required to have read the following chapters from Scaling Lean & Agile Development: Thinking and Organizational Tools for Scrum (Larman & Vodde), before the course:
NOTE! Your company may have an online Safari account that you can use to read the book chapters online free. Please ask your colleagues if you have a Safari account.
Through education and practice, a ScrumMaster should be able to:
In addition to the above, PLUS objectives include ability to coach Large-Scale Scrum.
Not everyone who attends may achieve certification; it depends on demonstration of values and knowledge consistent with Scrum, and at least fulfilling the course prerequisites. Certified ScrumMasters will be recorded at www.scrumalliance.org.
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