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Cliftons Sydney

60 Margaret St

#Level 13

Sydney, NSW 2000


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Learn Scrum, practice Scrum with our simulations & get Certified*

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About the Course

The Certified ScrumMaster course will run Wednesday 17th - Thursday 18th January (9:30am-5:30pm) located at Wynyard

Currently there is availability on this CSM course

Learn the Why of Scrum and How to implement it!

Every ScrumMaster® needs to have a solid working knowledge of the fundamentals of Scrum - and the Certified ScrumMaster® or CSM® class is designed with precisely that objective in mind.

The CSM® is the world’s oldest and most widely recognised Certified Scrum Foundation course, and is suitable for anybody with a need or interest in understanding the Scrum Framework in detail.

In this Two Day Course, you will learn

Understanding Agility

  • The origins of Agile
  • The key ways in which Agile differs from Waterfall
  • The difference between Agile & Scrum
  • The Fundamental Principles of Agile Resourcing
  • The Fundamental Principles of Agile Requirements
  • The Fundamental Principles of Agile Planning & Estimation

Agile Methods Commonly Used with Scrum

  • How to Size Product Backlog Items using Story Points and Planning Poker™
  • The Fundamentals of User Stories

The Scrum Framework

  • The kind of work that Scrum is best suited to
  • The Scrum Management Model & the Three Scrum Roles
  • The Scrum Communication Model
  • The Three Cycles of Scrum - Sprints, Releases and Scrums
  • Understanding and structuring the Product Backlog
  • Product Backlog Grooming
  • The difference between The Product Backlog and The Sprint Backlog
  • How to create and read Burn Down charts
  • What it means to Define Done
  • Understanding Sprint Review
  • Running Effective Retrospectives

Hands on Exercises and Simulations

  • The difference between working in silos and working in a Cross Functional Team
  • How to effectively plan a Sprint
  • How to manage a Sprint using a Scrum Board and Sprint Burndown Chart
  • How to run effective Stand-up meetings


Please register online here with a credit card or contact us if you would like to book by invoice


Price $1,499 + GST Please contact us to pay by invoice

Included in the booking:

- Exam & Certification fee is paid for you
- 2 years membership with the Scrum Alliance
- 2 full days training with a Certified Scrum Trainer & highly experienced practitioner
- Letter of course completion for your employer and/or a professional body (PMI/ACS) for PDUs upon request
- Workbook
- Electronic course materials
- Fully catered

Please book online with a credit or debit card or contact us to pay by invoice. If you require any assistance booking your place on this or other LASTing Benefits Pty Ltd courses please contact us and we will be happy to help.

Scrum Alliance Certification

Please find more information about the Certification process for the Certified ScrumMaster designation here. Upon completing this workshop Simon will put you forward for certification with the Scrum Alliance where you take an online assessment in your own time. You will also receive 2 years membership to the Scrum Alliance with your course completion.

The Scrum Alliance is a global professional association committed to Advocacy, Community, and Education for Scrum practitioners. Members include more than 150,000 Scrum practitioners, trainers, and coaches around the world.

About the Trainer

This course is taught by Simon Bennett a Certified Scrum Trainer with over 20 years real-world experience in software and hardware development, the last 12 of which have been focussed on using Agile frameworks and methods including Scrum, XP, Crystal & Kanban.

From 2008 through 2010 Simon was also the Product Owner for the Scrum for Team System TFS process template.

Simon has considerable experience in organisational agile adoption, large scale Scrum and using Scrum in an offshore environment, as well as successfully blending Scrum with other methods including UCD.

His wealth of experience brings a unique depth and flavour to the course, as students will learn from real world case studies rather than only theory and simulations.

With regard to delivery, Simon is also a seasoned trainer with over two decades of experience, and a regular speaker at major international conferences. Recent engagements include:

Scrum Australia September 2017
"Strategy, Politics, Competition & Knowledge — Lessons in advanced Product Backlog Management"

Scrum Gathering Singapore July 2017
“The Incentive Trap”

Agile Israel June 2017
"Agile Contracting & Outsourcing"
"The Mindful Manager"
Closing Keynote

From Business To Buttons 2016
"The Mindful Manager: Developing Equanimity in Leadership" watch the video here

LeanUX NYC 2015
"The Mindful Manager: Developing Equanimity in Leadership"

Agile 2014 Orlando 2014
"Agile Contracting in the Second Decade of Agility"

Kaizen Camp: Sydney 2014

Agile Australia 2014
"Making BAU Business As Usual"

Agile Vietnam 2013
"Agile Contracting in the Second Decade of Agility"

Scrum Gathering South Africa 2013
Agile Contracting

GOTO Berlin 2013
Agile Myopia

Agile 2013 Nashville
"Agile Contracting: A Systems Thinking Perspective" on the Agile Stalwarts Stage

Kaizen Camp Melbourne May 2013

LKNA13 Chicago 2013
"Rules, Reactance & Gaming"

ALM Summit 3 Seattle 2013
Agile Contracting in the Second Decade of AgilityView here

Agile 2012 Dallas
“The Perils of Prioritisation”

Scrum Gathering London 2011
“The Incentive Trap”
“Agile Management” workshop

Scrum Gathering South Africa 2011
“Beyond Kano: Using the Cynefin Framework for Backlog Management”
“Agile vs Lean - Stop Fighting, Start Delivering: Reloaded”
Closing Keynote

Agile 2011 Salt Lake City 2011
“Scrum as a Thinking Toolkit” (3 hour invited tutorial)

Agile Australia, June 2011
“Agile vs Lean - Stop Fighting, Start Delivering: Reloaded”
“Project Management in the Age of Complexity”
Open Space facilitator

Scrum Gathering South Africa, September 2010
“Contracts & Pay Packets” (5 hour Deep Dive)
Opening Address

Agile 2010, Orlando
“The Incentive Trap” (3 hour invited tutorial)

Scrum Gathering Orlando March 2010
“The Incentive Trap”

PDC 2009, Los Angeles
“Scrum in the Enterprise with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010”

Scrum Gathering Munich 2009
“The Prisoner’s Dilemma: Applying Game Theory to Agile Contracting”
“Best Practice in Agile Product Ownership” – Panel Chair
Conference Selection Committee Member

Agile 2009, Chicago
“The Prisoner’s Dilemma: Applying Game Theory to Agile Contracting”
“Why do (so many) testers (still) hate Agile?”

PDC 2008, Los Angeles
“Agile development on the Microsoft Platform”

Scrum Gathering Stockholm 2008
“Lean vs. Agile: Stop fighting, start delivering”

About the Venue

Conveniently located just next to Wynyard in Sydney's CBD. Lunch and morning & afternoon tea is provided to suit most diets but please let us know if you have any allergies or special needs.

Praise for the Course

“I wanted to say thank you for organising the Scrum Master course last week. Everyone has come in this morning buzzing about the potentials of how productive it could make us, and with a real enthusiasm to try and change our practices for the better. Definitely a good course!!”

“Thanks for organising an enjoyable course and I have passed the exam as well. The course was very useful and we had a great time.Overall the whole experience completely exceeded our expectations, specially the penny game :-)”

“Just a quick note to thank you again for the CSM course. It was a very enjoyable two days, I found the mix of Simon’s teaching and the practical exercises really helpful in learning more about Scrum. Having such a knowledgeable and experienced tutor was great as it meant that we were able to cover learning points as they came up rather than having to rigidly follow a set agenda. I’m looking forward to evangelising Scrum back at work and encouraging my colleagues to learn more and attend courses like this. Thanks, also for setting me up on the Scrum Alliance website. I’m pleased to say that I logged in this morning and passed the assessment with a 100% score. I definitely want to gain the experience needed to enable me to apply for the CSP certification.”

“The course was absolutely brilliant. I’m always trying to promote being Agile and think loads of people would benefit from your Scrum course. I’ll definitely promote you guys when I’m in the sorts of positions where I believe we can all have a positive effect.”

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