Overview

In this two day course you’ll learn about

  • Scrum basics and core values
  • How the Scrum framework compares to other methods, such as waterfall
  • How to identify when to use Scrum
  • A Scrum team’s three roles and responsibilities
  • Scrum meetings, including the Sprint Review, Sprint Retrospective and Release Planning
  • Scrum artefacts, including the Product Backlog, Sprint Backlog and Increment



Experiential Activities

Both days include many activities and exercises where you’ll experience using Scrum for product development.

Yes, you’ll incrementally build a product in short iterations, inspecting and adapting as you go.

This is not a “lecture with slides” class. There are no slides. Much like learning a new language, you’ll learn and improve by speaking, listening and interacting with others.

Whether this is your first step on your agile journey or you’re already on a path of continuous learning and exploration this course provides opportunities for you to experience all the important elements of Scrum including:

  • working in self-managing teams
  • building a product incrementally and iteratively
  • inspecting and adapting
  • identifying impediments
  • facilitation

The course is structured around group activities and dialogue and is suitable for anyone who wants a deeper understanding of Scrum. This includes team members, product owners, scrum masters, business analyists, project managers, senior managers, functional managers, users and other stakeholders.

The course is highly interactive and participants will benefit from performing the preparation work before the workshop. Having basic knowledge of Scrum is expected and some experience is preferred.

Course Agenda

Day 1:

  • Multiple iterations of product development
  • Estimation
  • Inspect and adapt
  • Product ownership
  • Product backlog
  • Product backlog refinement
  • Are we done?

Day 2:

  • Scrum overview
  • Sprints, Planning, Daily Scrum, Review and Retrospective
  • Delivering in small increments
  • Roles: Product Owner, ScrumMaster and Develpment Team
  • Obstacles for Scrum
  • Implications for your organisation

CSM

Certification

Certification is provided by the Scrum Alliance®, a not-for-profit organisation whose mission is to transform the world of work by guiding organizations to become prosperous and sustainable, to inspire people, and to create value for society.

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Course Leader: Stuart Turner

Hi, I’m Stuart Turner and I provide consulting, coaching and training to individuals, teams and organisations wanting to learn and improve. I’ve been authoring and nurturing software for 25 years on products for low-latency financial investment trading, financial modelling, operational risk and 3D computer aided modelling.

I’ve worked with and within startups, Global 100 companies and a variety of organisations between those extremes. I’ve also been an independent consultant and developer, running two small companies in the UK before moving to Singapore in 2011.

I’m a proponent of XP practices and have been since I encountered Kent Beck’s book on them in 2002. More than a decade later, and with the experience of working in and helping transform many teams and organisations, I continue to learn how to learn and to help others learn how to achieve their own goals.

I’ve been interested in understanding how people, teams and organisations work and how they fit in with the rest of society for as long as I can remember. My journey to discover deeper and more fulfilling answers continues. I’m a continual learner and experimenter. One of the things I like about being a Scrum Alliance Certified Trainer is the freedom to improve my courses based on student feedback as well as sharing of experiences with other trainers.

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Venue

Hotel Jen, Tanglin
1A Cuscaden Road
Singapore 249716

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Registration Fees

The registration fee is $2,140 SGD, including GST @ 7%

For GovTech employees:
Course fee is $2,070
Certification fee is paid by the participant $70

Under the PIC Scheme businesses can enjoy 400% tax deductions/allowances and/or 60% cash payout



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Accolades for the course

“…since the course our Scrum sprints have been improving tremendously! The team is a lot more confident now in executing sprints and the flow is a lot more legitimate. A lot of friction has also been removed as part of me ‘actively doing nothing’ and asking coaching questions based on my observations. I’m extending the knowledge to helping the scrums of other groups as well, so everyone is benefiting from it.” - Jason Mah, The Co-Foundry

I attended Stuart’s CSPO course over nine months ago. I have also attended the PMI Strategic Product Manager course which was four days in duration. I learned a lot more on the CSPO course and continue to be more aware of my thinking and behaviour every day. I recommend Stuart to “keep doing what he’s doing. It’s very effective.” - Jan Donyada, Product Manager at Sypherlabs

The last three days were a meaningful learning journey for me. Today’s session on OpenSpace Agility was impressive. - Srinidhi Raghavendra, SGX (December 2015)

“I came to this course looking for answers to certain problems. I didn’t get straight answers. Instead, I learned an attitude and a way of how we can figure it out for ourselves” - Utsav Kant, Autodesk (January 2016)

“The whole approach of the course was amazing. As it’s a known fact that practical things have an ever-lasting effect on the mind, your exercises/activities were fabulous. I had loads of positive take-aways. My sincere thanks to you for conducting such a wonderful course.” - Bharat Bhushan, DBS (February 2016)