Certified Scrum Master or Agile training is a two day interactive session in Bangalore, Pune, New Delhi and Chennai, designed to effectively teach Scrum Principles. You will learn what it feels like to be on a Scrum team—experiencing many of the challenges you're likely to face—while being coached by someone involved with the application of Scrum at many organizations. This “learning by doing” style of instruction demands your open mind and active participation.
Attendees who are Project Management Institute PMP's are eligible for16 Professional Development Units.
NEW REQUIREMENTS TO BECOME A SCRUMMASTER (EFFECTIVE FROM 1 SEPTEMBER 2012)
You will become a Certified ScrumMaster once you pass the Certified Scrum Master (CSM) test. You have two opportunities within 90 days, after you receive your welcome email, to pass the test at no cost. After two attempts or 90 days, you will be charged $25 for each additional attempt. The questions in the Certified Scrum Master (CSM) test are based on the learning objectives established for this course at Scrum Alliance. You can also access the content of the Agile Atlas. The Agile Atlas is a resource for Scrum and other relevant information you need as a Scrum practitioner.
The test contains 35 multiple-choice questions and you must correctly answer 24 questions to pass. The test takes about an hour to complete. You can stop and restart as many times as needed. You can also skip, go back, and bookmark questions for later review. Review your bookmarked questions before submitting your test for scoring. When you click “submit” at the end, a warning message will alert you of any unanswered questions. Your test results will immediately appear on your computer.
The CSM course will cover the following topics (among others) through two days of interactive exercises, lecture, and discussion
· Introduction to Scrum · Scrum Roles and Responsibilities · Agile Requirements Analysis · Estimating and Prioritizing Product Backlogs · Sprint Planning, Execution, Review, and Retrospectives · What does "Done" mean? · Technical Debt and other pitfalls · Release planning based on empirical measurement · Scrum in multiple-team organizations · Q & A
What is a ScrumMaster? An agile project manager emphasizes facilitation, leadership and communication over traditional command-and-control activities. In the Scrum framework, this role is called “ScrumMaster” as a constant reminder of the differences between agile and traditional project management. The ScrumMaster’s role is to maximize the team’s efforts toward its goals while removing the impediments that stand in its way.
Scrum Advantage: The advantage of the Scrum is that is a very simple process skeleton that could be also very efficient IF and ONLY IF the context allow that or can be adapted to meet the pre-conditions.
SCRUM can help you plan your projects in parts. That will ensure that you will definitely have some deliverables at a given stage.
All attendees who complete the training course and pass the Scrum Alliance CSM online exam will become Certified ScrumMasters (CSMs), and will be listed on the Scrum Alliance website's CSM registry. Certification is based on full attendance and active participation in the course, and successfully passing the exam. There is not an option to take the exam without first having completed the CSM course. There are no pre-requisites for attending (other than about 60 minutes of assigned reading prior to the class, which will be provided upon registration.)
As Certified ScrumMasters, attendees will receive a certificate and individual license from the Scrum Alliance, a version of the course training materials to use with their own teams, various planning tools and other materials, and they will have access to the Scrum Alliance website's ScrumMaster restricted areas.
Certification Process A new version of the CSM exam has been developed and beginning 1 April 2012, anyone wishing to become a CSM will need to achieve a passing score on the exam.
The new web-based exam has 35 questions and no time limit but must be completed within 60 days of taking a CSM course. You will be able to bookmark questions, change answers to questions, and even stop the exam, returning to it to complete the questions at a later time within the 60-day period.
After completing the exam, you will be shown any questions you answered incorrectly, but will not be shown a list of possible answers. This is an effort to balance the integrity and security of the exam questions with the opportunity for people to learn through the exam process.
If you do not pass the exam on the first attempt, you may retake it any time during the 60 sixty days following your CSM course. You may even re-take the exam immediately if you would like.
If you fail the exam a second time, you will need to pay a $25 exam fee to the Scrum Alliance before taking the exam a third time. The Scrum Alliance recommends that anyone who fails three times, re-take the CSM course before attempting the exam a fourth time.
The training deepens the important aspects of Scrum and, compared to the Scrum Essentials training, goes into more detail on the Scrum Roles (particularly the Scrum Master), the artifacts and the meetings. In addition, many valuable tips and advice from practical experiences are given, which are helpful for Scrum introductions or for the phase after a pilot. Note: We will not deal with the Scrum basics in this training.
Agile Principles and Values
Empirical Process Control
The Scrum Framework
The Scrum Roles
The Product Backlog and User Stories
Scrum Master & Scrum Meetings
Agile Estimation Techniques
“Ready” and “Done”
Scrum with distributed Teams
Agenda (for both the days)
The training lasts two days; full attendance is mandatory for being registered for certification. The training will be held in English language, presentation material and handouts are in English, too.
08:30 AM Welcome and Registration
09:00 AM Starting the class
Two breaks with refreshments: one in the morning around 11 AM, one in the afternoon around 3 PM
01:00 PM Lunch break
These courses are conducted by Scrum Alliance-authorized Certified Scrum Trainers. Following are our list of esteemed trainers.
Kiran Thakkar : ( May )
Kiran Thakkar, an IT professional with 25 years of experience in global application development and leadership, is a Project Management Professional (certified by the PMI) and a Certified Scrum Trainer (certified by the Scrum Alliance). Kiran also holds an MBA and an MS in Computer Science. Kiran worked at Siemens Medical Solutions and played an instrumental role in one of the largest agile/scrum implementation in the world. Kiran was an overall program release manager at Siemens for a very large-scale, globally distributed, and FDA compliant agile initiative (40+ teams, over 500 members, part of overall 120+ teams). Kiran laid the groundwork for agile practices still in use and highly effective in Siemens today. Kiran brings real life scrum implementation experience to his class.
He also pioneered implementation of the agile practices and mentored scrum masters globally. He was one of the early adopter of enterprise level large-scale agile/scrum. He is also an adjunct faculty at Penn State Great Valley, DeVry/Keller University, and University of Phoenix teaching in online and traditional 'on-ground' environment. he has conducted various certification and non-certified Agile/ Scrum workshops including a user story- writing workshop. He has facilitated a sprint planning , help coach team members to plan a sprint at the right level of details, helped in enterprise level agile Transition.
Andreas Wintersteiger : ( June )
Andreas is an agile coach and trainer with over 20 years of experience in software development in big international corporations and small startups. He has worked as a project manager or project lead since 1995 and still keeps developing on his own. He received a MSc and a PhD from JKU Linz, Austria and is very passionate about developing software.
Andreas started working with agile in 2001, focused on (then called) lightweight methods, especially XP and related practices. He practices test driven development and continuous deployment. He helps software developers and organisations in transitioning to agile, establishing processes and tools, such as build and test automation, continuous integration etc. He has been involved in many large Scrum implementation projects since 2006.
Carlton Nettleton : ( July )
Carlton Nettleton is the President of leading Consulting Company in US. He is very enthusiastic and encouraging kind of person, he involved in agile projects from past 10 years, he shares his 10 years of exciting agile experience with teams and organizations as they reach for higher levels of performance and engagement. His valuable experience helps others to grow and flourish on individual level.
While training he will be sharing tools, techniques, practices and insights that he had gained in the last ten years while working with Agile teams as both a contributor, leader and a consultant. From past 10 years he is focusing to develop high-performing teams through a combination of visibility, accountability, real ownership of the work and authentic personal relationships. With the help of his vast experience in agile, teams will deliver not just the same mediocre results faster, but ASTONISHING results. His main focus is to use all of his experience and deep knowledge of Scrum to organizations that are looking for something more out of their business and teams.
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What will be method of delivery? We will apply the experiential activities to discussion of advanced topics such as how to use Scrum in multiple-team organizations, how to measure progress empirically at a macro level, release planning to maximize ROI, and why such a simple framework disrupts organizations to be the best they can be. Who is the Certification Agency? Upon successful completion of the course, attendees will receive official designation as Certified Scrum Masters by the Scrum Alliance along with a two year membership to the Scrum Alliance.
Are there any prerequisites to attend this program? There is no prerequisite to attend the training, except for a 60-minute reading assignment which must be completed in advance of the course (full details are sent about 2 weeks prior to the course date).
Who should take this training course? This course is useful for anyone who wants to be successful using Scrum. It's not just for ScrumMasters – but will benefit anyone who is involved in a Scrum Project and in any of the Scrum roles. It’s strongly recommended for Product Owners, Product Managers, Project Managers, Functional / Departmental Managers, Development Team Members (including Architects, Designers, Coders, Testers, and others), and Executives involved in transitioning to Scrum within their own organization.
Will this training / certificate help my career? The Certified ScrumMaster course is the industry-standard for preparing you to be successful with Scrum, and people who take UNICOM's Certified ScrumMaster course rate it as "worth the time and money, and something that will help them to apply Scrum and Agile concepts in Project delivery to the delight of customer".
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