Training

Certification courses

These courses lead to a globally-recognised certification from the Scrum Alliance. The number of IT professionals holding an accreditation from the Scrum Alliance is now in six digits worldwide.

Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) 2 days

This Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM) course is an intensive deep dive into the world's most popular Agile method: Scrum. It is an immersive learning experience emphasising hands-on participation through a mix of interactive seminars, group discussions, team activities, games and role-plays.

We use highly immersive adult learning techniques such as visual modelling, simulations, role-plays and 'Training from the Back of the Room' activities to enable self-directed learning and enhanced retention.

Unlike Scrum courses with other trainers, this course offers a Trial Scrum Exam on day 1 with answers discussed day 2. This provides you with clear feedback on your Scrum knowledge in preparation for the post-course Certification Exam.

This course is organised and run using Scrum as a management framework. This allows for feedback and flexibility as well as experiencing Scrum in action throughout the course.

You will learn:

  • The philosophy, values and principles that guide you in becoming more Agile.
  • The nature of principles such as Empirical Process Control, Iteration, Timeboxing and Self-organisation that provide an effective model for working in a complex environment.
  • The Scrum roles in-depth and how they fit together to address Project Management.
  • How to establish an environment to foster high-performance agile delivery including creating a Definition of Done and keeping a Product Backlog in a well-groomed state.
  • Techniques for facilitating and participating in highly effective agile meetings each iteration and each day.
  • How to leverage review and retrospective activities to produce better fit solutions and continuously improve our Scrum delivery capability.

 


Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) 2 days

  • Understanding of the business role on Scrum projects
  • Techniques for engaging customers and stakeholders
  • Popular tools for understanding users and their needs
  • Proven techniques for ROI assessment and prioritisation
  • How to groom requirements to 'ready' with agile teams
  • How to predict delivery timeframe or features
  • Tips for managing key variables influencing project success
  • Release management case study

 


Agile tool and technique courses

These in-depth courses are not Scrum-specific. They provide comprehensive knowledge of the tools and techniques that are used on most agile projects. They are licensed from Mike Cohn of Mountain Goat Software (USA) - author of the most popular books on these topics.

Effective User Stories for Agile Requirements (EUS) 1 day

  • What user stories are
  • Six attributes of user stories
  • Techniques for gathering user stories
  • Guidelines for writing good stories
  • Up-front vs just-in-time work
  • Comparing user stories with traditional requirement formats

 

Agile Estimating and Planning (AEP) 1 day

  • Estimating size and deriving duration
  • Story points and ideal time
  • Techniques for estimating more accurately
  • Forecasting velocity
  • Release and iteration planning
  • Communicating estimates and plans
  • Planning techniques for large projects

 

Succeeding with Agile (SWA) 2 days

  • Using agile to facilitate agile adoption
  • Overcoming resistance
  • Leading self-organising teams
  • Incorporating design, UX and architecture
  • Organisational change patterns
  • Scaling and distributing agile
  • Measuring and proving benefits