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Projects are increasingly choosing for an Agile approach, and Scrum is the most popular. The main drivers are to produce software faster and cheaper but also to better align client and users with the development team.

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  About the course

This course provides the concrete know-how about the practices that are required to be an effective Scrum Master. It presents in detail the agile processes and team dynamics, with a strong emphasis on the role of Scrum Master. This course covers the benefits of an Agile approach working with Scrum, highlighting the differences between Scrum and the traditional development methodologies. Moreover, the power of visual management, pursuing and resolving impediments are made clear to trainees by means of practical exercises. The training closes with PSM 1 exam, provided by scrum.org. This body of certification was created in 2009 by Ken Schwaber, one of the founders of Scrum.

  Who should attend

This course is intended for:

  • Project managers
  • Team leads
  • Designers
  • Developers
  • Testers
  • Software architects
  • Anyone who is expected to lead Scrum projects & teams

  What you’ll learn

The course is based on an interactive approach in which trainees will learn how to guide a team, a project, or an organization into a process of rapid delivery of valuable results. Exercises, case studies, and examples are used to assist the participants to develop the knowledge, skills, capabilities and insights needed to make the shift from the traditional management practices to Scrum practices.

At the end of the course, trainees have a clear understanding about:

  • Why adopting Agile approach and Scrum?
  • What are the principles, the different roles and responsibilities in Scrum?
  • How to implement Scrum practices for estimation, planning, project execution and monitoring?
  • How to facilitate Scrum ceremonies and foster product quality?



Agile Overview

  • Agile Definition
  • Agile Principles: The Agile Manifesto
  • Benefits of Agile
  • Understand Agile for Software Development

Overview of Agile Methods

  • Scrum, Kanban, XP (eXtreme Programming), Unified Process (UP), Crystal, Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM), Feature Driven Development (FDD)
  • Adopting Agile Methods

Scrum: Agile Project Management

  • Architecture of SCRUM and focus on product development
  • Roles and Responsibilities in Scrum
  • Scrum: The rhythm of sprints
  • Importance of continuous improvement
  • SCRUM applied : key success factors and pitfalls

Team Dynamics

  • The stakeholders
  • Team work, team spirit, self-organization
  • The leadership
  • Effective communication and solving conflict

Managing Requirements

  • The product manager and the product backlog
  • The delivery plan
  • Characteristics, performance and quality requirements
  • Product completion level and tests
  • Detailed specifications
  • Requirements traceability

Scrum Process and Meetings

  • Iteration, sprint activities, time boxing, sprint, sprint planning,
  • Backlog, estimations and poker game
  • The daily scrum
  • The burndown chart
  • The sprint review
  • The retrospective meeting

Implementing Scrum

  • Difficulties and resistance
  • Change Management
  • Good practices and frequent mistakes (Dos and Don’ts)

  About Instructor 


Yann Hamon has more than 20 years of experience in software engineering and software innovation. PhD in Artificial Intelligence, he developed hands-on expertise in Object-Oriented technologies in the 90s. Software developer, architect, trainer and consultant for migrating software organisations to OO techniques, Yann has been leading one of the first large deployment in France of the Rational Unified Process in the banking industry in 2000. In 2001, he and his family decided to look for new adventures down under and they migrated to Australia. He joined Thales Air Traffic Management in Melbourne to support the rejuvenation of their leading ATM product EUROCAT, with a particular focus on the Man-Machine interface. The technology developed by Yann and his team in Thales Melbourne received the iAward for innovation in Australia – New Zealand in 2008. Yann moved to Shanghai in 2006 to create the operations in Asia of DNV ITGS which became inspearit. He created the offices for inspearit in Singapore and Hong Kong and has been in charge of the VP Asia of inspearit since then.


why innovation! is the new name of inspearit Singapore. Our roots go back to 2008 when we started providing process improvement and software engineering consulting services under the banner of DNV IT Global Services. As a result of a management buyout in 2011, ITGS became inspearit. In July 2014, Yann Hamon, Executive VP of inspearit Asia and Managing Director of inspearit Singapore has taken the control of the company in Singapore with the support of private investors.

why innovation!’s purpose is to help clients winning the innovation battle. To do so, we propose to work on two main fronts:


  1. Transforming the organization towards a culture of agility and innovation.
  2. Supporting the development of new digital solutions for new products and services. 

Our ambition is to become a recognized innovation enabler by major players in finance, transport, logistics and eventually retail. We will develop this offer by leveraging our expertise in Organisation Change Management in general and Agile transformation in particular. Two new services are introduced: innovation management and support to developing new products. To ensure the access to the proper competence mix, we will connect our clients to a network of partners who bring the innovative technologies, expertise and tools required.

The team of inspearit Singapore stays united and is very excited by the adventures ahead and the new ambitions and position. All our clients have confirmed their support and loyalty to the new structure. Our investors have proven their trust in the team and the development plan we proposed. So it’s all green lights and we look forward to the challenges ahead with confidence and optimism.

We offer trainings in IT Trends, Innovation Management, Agile and Software Engineering, as well as Information Security. Courses are delivered through open enrollment or company in-house sessions. In this later case, we may customize training to your company’s specific context and needs.

We are proud of our passion for knowledge and we promise our students a fun learning experience mixing a variety of teaching techniques.




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