Scrum Firebrand's training for Scrum.org's Professional Scrum Master certification

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Firebrand's accelerated course is designed to prepare you for Scrum.org's Professional Scrum Master certification exam.

At the end of Firebrand's 2 day course you will sit Scrum.org's Professional Scrum Master exam.

By attaining the Professional Scrum Master certification, you'll demonstrate your ability to lead or support the software development process in your organisation.

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You'll learn the Scrum basics, and how to use Scrum to optimise productivity and efficiency. Firebrand's course is very hands-on and you'll be involved in a lot of team-based exercises. The Professional Scrum Master certification is the first major update to the programme, since it was first created in 2002.

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Seven reasons why you should sit your Scrum Master course with Firebrand Training

  1. You'll be Scrum Master certified in just 2 days. With us, you’ll be Scrum Master trained in record time
  2. Our Scrum Master course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  3. Pass Scrum Master first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  4. You’ll learn more Scrum Master. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  5. You’ll learn Scrum Master faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  6. You’ll be studying Scrum Master with the best. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified 72,589 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business
  7. You'll do more than study Scrum Master courseware. We use practical exercises to make sure you can apply your new knowledge to the work environment. Our instructors use demonstrations and real-world experience to keep the day interesting and engaging

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Other accelerated training providers rely heavily on lecture and independent self-testing and study.

Effective technical instruction must be highly varied and interactive to keep attention levels high, promote camaraderie and teamwork between the students and instructor, and solidify knowledge through hands-on learning.

Firebrand Training provides instruction to meet every learning need:

  • Intensive group instruction
  • One-on-one instruction attention
  • Hands-on labs
  • Lab partner and group exercises
  • Question and answer drills
  • Independent study

This information has been provided as a helpful tool for candidates considering training. Courses that include certification come with a certification guarantee. Pass first time or train again for free (just pay for accommodation and exams on your return). We do not make any guarantees about personal successes or benefits of obtaining certification. Benefits of certification determined through studies do not guarantee any particular personal successes.

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On this Firebrand course, you'll learn:

  • Scrum basics
    What's Scrum, and how it's evolved
  • Scrum theory
    Why Scrum works, and its core principles. How Scrum is different to traditional project management approaches
  • Scrum framework
    How Scrum theory is implemented using Roles, Rules, Events and Artefacts. How these are used most effectively - and what you should avoid
  • Scrum events and artefacts
    Scrum events like sprint and daily scrum. Artefacts in scrum from the product backlog to potentially releasable increment
  • Implementing Scrum and change
    What Scrum means to your project and organisation? How to adopt Scrum effectively
  • Scrum teams
    Scrum teams are cross-functional and self-organising. How to start a Scrum team, and ensure its success
  • Agile Requirements
    How to work with requirements in an agile context
  • Agile planning
    How to plan a project from release planning, over sprint planning to daily planning. How to use planning poker and Magic Estimation as part of the agile planning
  • Monitoring Progress
    Learn how to use monitoring tools like Release Burn Down, Sprint Burn Down, Task Boards
  • Scaling Scrum
    How to establish a scaling infrastructure when working with more than one team
  • Scrum vs. "Traditional Project Management"
    Understand differences and similarities of traditional and agile PM. Learn how to use Scrum in an "traditional environment"
  • Scrum and Practical experience
    Learn how to deal with challenges of Scrum in "real world projects" (e.g. Fix Price Contracts and Scrum)

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What is Scrum?

Scrum is an Agile framework developed to facilitate the completion of complex projects. It was originally created specifically for software development projects, but has since been applied to a wide range of workloads.

A brief breakdown of the Scrum framework:

  • A product leader creates a prioritised list known as the product backlog.
  • The product team select a chunk from the product backlog and decide how to implement that piece in a certain amount of working time, known as a sprint (usually two to four weeks).
  • During this sprint, the team have a daily Scrum to assess their progress. This is lead by the Scrum master who aims to keep them on track.
  • Once the sprint is complete, there should be a shippable product.
  • Before the next sprint commences, there is a sprint review and retrospective look back.

What is a Scrum Master?

Think of the scrum master as a coach for a product development team. The scrum master is responsible for ensuring the team follows the principles and practices of scrum. They are often thought of as the process owner in the team, ensuring the team remain on track whilst also maintaining the balance with the project's key stakeholders.

What are the main responsibilities of a Scrum Master?

  • Ensure the team are in agreement for what can be achieved during a sprint.
  • Ensure the team reach a consensus on activities in the daily scrum.
  • Help the team stay focused while following rules agreed in the daily scrum.
  • Work to remove obstacles that are preventing the team progressing.
  • Protect the team from being distracted

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Included:

  • Firebrand's own Scrum Master Courseware
  • Software in 30 Days: How Agile Managers Beat the Odds, Delight Their Customers, And Leave Competitors In the Dust - ISBN - 9781118206669

Firebrand Training offers top-quality technical education and certification training in an all-inclusive course package specifically designed for the needs and ease of our students. We attend to every detail so our students can focus solely on their studies and certification goals.

Our Certification Programs includes

  • Intensive Hands-on Training Utilising our (Lecture | Lab | Review)TM Delivery
  • Comprehensive Study Materials, Program Courseware and Self-Testing Software including MeasureUp *
  • Fully instructor-led program with 24 hour lab access
  • Examination vouchers **
  • Near site testing, Transportation to/from Testing Center are provided ***
  • Accommodation, all meals, unlimited beverages, snacks and tea / coffee****
  • Examination Passing Policy

Please note

  • * Not on all courses
  • ** Examination vouchers are not included for the following courses: PMP, CAPM and CISSP CBK Review
  • *** Not included in our PMP, CAPM, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, (ISC)2 or ITIL Managers and Revision Certifications
  • **** Accommodation not included on the CISSP CBK Review Seminar

Our instructors teach to accommodate every student's learning needs through individualised instruction, hands-on labs, lab partner and group exercises, independent study, self-testing, and question/answer drills.

Firebrand Training has dedicated, well-equipped educational facilities where you will attend instruction and labs and have access to comfortable study and lounging rooms. Our students consistently say our facilities are second-to-none.

Examination Passing Policy

Should a student complete a Firebrand Training Program without having successfully passed all vendor examinations, the student may re-attend that program for a period of one year.  Students will only be responsible for accommodations and vendor exam fees.

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You'll sit the following exam to get your Professional Scrum Master certification:

  • Professional Scrum Master I (PSM1)

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You're ready for this Firebrand course if you:

  • Are familiar with the basics of project management
  • Understand 'requirements' and 'requirements decomposition'
  • Have been involved with a project that creates or improves a product
  • Understand the basics of Scrum and have read the Scrum Guide

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites?

Don’t worry - we’ll discuss your technical background, experience and qualifications to determine whether this accelerated course suits you.

Just call us on +27 87 550 2195 and speak to one of our enrolment consultants.

Firebrand is an immersive environment and requires commitment. Some prerequisites are simply guidelines; you may find your unique experience, attitude and determination enables you to succeed on your accelerated course.

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"Fantastic experience , knowledgeable team and extremely useful for myself and my team."
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"Fast learning but long sessions. The learning material was super. "
Anonymous (5/9/2019 to 6/9/2019)

"Compact training that incorporates everything to understand Scrum and perform it successfully at work. Considering that the training took me just 1,5 days, I can recommend it to everyone."
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"Excellent preparation for the exam plus lots more useful information."
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"The instructor has been working in the relevant field for the past 30 years. The examples provided enhance our learning and makes it easier to understand the concept. Highly recommended."
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