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Scrum Master Training - Empirical Hands-on Learning in Farnborough...

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Come and learn Scrum from those that are using it every day to produce award-winning business solutions. What we learn from using Scrum, improves the way we teach it. What we learn from teaching Scrum empowers us to deliver the best outcome to our customers, faster.

You will use Scrum to empirically learn Scrum from the moment you arrive. You will discover what it takes to play your part in a successful Scrum Team, how to be an effective servant leader, how to maximise team productivity, through the 5 Values of Scrum. You will understand the benefits of Delivery with Agility.

You will discover what it takes to play your part in a successful Scrum Team, how to maximise team productivity, by delivering value to your business, fast! You will understand the benefits of Delivery with Agility.

This won’t be a sit-down-and-listen course. Our Scrum Master course is fast-paced and engaging. So please dress so that you are comfortable. Don’t worry, it won’t be anything too athletic!

Above all, it should be informative and fun!

Although not compulsory, to get the most out of this course you should study the Scrum Guide prior to attending the course. This is the definition of Scrum, which has been carefully authored by the co-creators of Scrum, Jeff Sutherland and Ken Schwaber. It’s only 19 pages long, so you can even read it several times on the bus or train, from cover-to-cover!

The Scrum Guide can be downloaded from the following link: http://www.scrumguides.org

No other prior study or experience is required.

Course Syllabus

Why Agile?
Scrumdementals – Empirical Process Control and Scrum,
Scrum roles, responsibilities, events and artifacts
Scrum Values
Hands-on cross-functional, self-organising team building
Hands-on working with a Product Backlog
Valuable Outcome vs. Output
How to write User Stories
Agile Estimation – Learn how to accurately estimate your work in advance
Release Planning
The importance of built-in Quality Assurance. When to do it and how to do it
Reducing Risk
Definition of Done
Learn how to begin to implement and improve Scrum within your organisation
Scaling Scrum at enterprise level
What can go wrong? Perhaps the most valuable part of the course where you’ll learn from the mistakes of others, with real life case studies.

This course is aimed at anyone wanting to learn more about Scrum and how to use it to deliver successful projects. Scrum Team members, Product Managers, Project Managers, Business Analysts, Developers, Testers and anyone else involved in project delivery.

You Will Learn About

Using Scrum to deliver successful products
Implementing Scrum in your workplace
The essential qualities of a good Scrum Master
Servant Leadership
Identifying team impediments early
The importance of delivering working Product with every Sprint
Why Agile is a mindset, it's about people, not methodologies, frameworks or processes

You Will Takeaway

2 whole days of empirical learning
Light breakfast, lunch and refreshments served throughout the day
Comprehensive courseware which takes you beyond the requirements of Scrum Master
Scrum Master Certificate of Attendance (Agilist Level 2)
Digital Course Badge for use on your CV and online profiles

What Our Customers Say
"The course was interactive and run in such a way that the important concepts were all covered in sufficient detail to allow me to pass the exam first time! Thanks, Carl!"

"I would thoroughly recommend the Agilistix led Scrum course I attended this week. It really helped my team and I to look at a different approach to the delivery of projects."

"The training we received from Agilistix covered Scrum and Kanban and was presented in a clear, concise and entertaining fashion that kept our focus and drove home key points about each methodology, reinforced through practical exercises. We have been able to successfully introduce both into our working practices as a result."

"Carl is an outstanding Agile Coach who uses his bulk of experience in real life practice to stimulate deep learning of Scrum framework and agile principles when delivering his Scrum training sessions."

"The way the course was run, made us all feel energised and engaged. The fact that the whole course was run with the tools and techniques of Scrum, was very clever and brought Scrum alive for us. We drove the priorities of the course content."

"The principle of earlier delivery of Benefits will be of real interest to our customers. The concept of Minimum Viable Product will be of particular interest to our senior Stakeholders in Finance. We are all fired up and ready to try Scrum."

"Carl delivers the course in an interactive, detailed and clear way so that you can get to grasps with the key fundamentals around Scrum and Agile. The course keeps your attention span at all times and you are always learning, and opening your eyes. I would highly recommend this course and look forward to working with Carl again in the future."

"The course was clear, practical & well delivered and I've already started implementing parts of the course within my team's day to day work. Thank you!"

"Carl is a focused Agile Trainer with strong technical abilities and enormous integrity. I was part of a university group he trained us, Agile Scrum Master. He taught us from knowing nothing to fully understanding and practicing agile approach. I would recommend Carl to anyone, institutions or organisations looking to learning Agile Approach(Scrum Master)"

Those That Do, Teach!
Carl Adamson

UK IT Industry Award-winning Enterprise Agile Coach, Trainer and Scrum Master, Carl leverages the benefits of his back-to-basics Agile coaching to empower teams to quickly maximise delivery of valuable working product, with the least amount of effort, for the best outcome for the customer.

Carl was fortunate to be able to formalise his knowledge of Scrum by gaining his Certified Scrum Master (CSM) qualification under Dr. Jeff Sutherland, the co-inventor of Scrum. Jeff’s infectious passion and simplistic vision cemented Carl’s already established commitment to Scrum and was influential in Carl training and mentoring his Scrum Team win 2 of the UK's coveted awards (considered the Oscars of IT), the 2014 UK IT Industry Awards for The Crown Estate’s Marine Data Exchange, a technically challenging renewable energy Big Data project.

We won with Scrum!
Winners Video Interview with Scrum Master and Trainer, Carl Adamson
With a demanding career, spanning 26 years, as a SharePoint Specialist and seasoned Technical Programme Manager for major international Blue Chips and government organisations, Carl has expert knowledge and hands-on experience of both Waterfall (PRINCE2) and Agile project delivery at all levels.

Starting his career in IBM and Wang mainframe operations, then moving into software development and project management, Carl has always been technically hands-on at all stages of Application Lifecycle Management (ALM). Whilst coaching teams to maximise the benefits of Agile for successful product delivery, Carl is equally at home in C-suite boardroom meetings, strategizing governance policy, risk management and project delivery with stake holders as he is with his sleeves rolled up, cutting code with software developers.

Carl's Approach
As Senior Consultant, Carl’s time is divided between overseeing the delivery of all Agile software products, whilst authoring, continuously improving and delivering transformational classroom Agile training courses and on-the-job workshops to customers: C-suite, middle management, Product Owners, Scrum Masters and co-located/distributed Development Teams. Recognising the importance of trainee engagement for enhanced learning, Carl’s training sessions are highly interactive, making extensive use of Agile games mixed with scenario-based team problem-solving.

Back to Basics Scrum
By adhering to a simple formula of back-to-basics Scrum and Kanban, Carl has mentored numerous smaller teams to become highly productive, surpassing the productivity levels of much larger teams. Carl’s techniques enable teams to deliver quality working software with every Sprint and this has won him some challenging development projects with global companies.

Best Practices
With a pragmatic and practical approach to IT best practices, Carl encourages and teaches Continuous Integration techniques to reduce Technical Debt and software integration issues, whilst maximising frequent delivery of quality software with shortened feedback loops.

Technical Too
Keen to remain hands-on, Carl puts his expert knowledge of SharePoint and Office 365 to good use, whenever possible.