Certified ScrumMaster®

10 May 2018 - 2 days


Course Description

Increasingly intense competition in fast-changing markets is forcing organizations to find better ways to develop new products and bring them to market – faster, better, cheaper. The Agile approach to product development is gaining popularity in software development, but it is based on a collection of values, principles and practices that are universally applicable to any type of complex work.

Scrum is a simple framework that enables organizations to take the Agile approach to creating the highest value in the shortest time. Consisting of only a few roles, events, artifacts and the rules that bind them together, Scrum has given many organizations the ability to surface problems, as well as opportunities, so that they can be addressed.

Many organizations fail to generate much benefit from using Scrum because they do not understand that implementing Scrum requires a shift in organisational thinking. This course aims to be thought-provoking, to equip participants with a deep understanding of the paradigm shift necessary that accompanies successful Scrum implementations.

By the end of the course, participants should be able to articulate the following:

  • What Agile is, what it is for, and why.
  • The difference between traditional and Agile development approaches.
  • What type of projects are Agile/Scrum applicable.
  • What is the Scrum framework, where it comes from.
  • The details of the Scrum framework – the roles, artifacts, events and values – what they are, why and how to apply them.
  • A few other practices that are not part of Scrum, but complement it.
  • Common pitfalls to avoid, and how to get the most out of using Scrum.
  • A new perspective of their own organization; how it might need to change to become more Agile.

Course Agenda

  • The Agile Approach – The most important goal, ice breaker game, why projects fail, phase-gate model, Agile Manifesto, incremental & iterative development.
  • Scrum at a High Level – The origin of Scrum, Scrum as a framework, elements of Scrum, Scrum overview, Scrum principles, and characteristics of a Scrum team.
  • The Scrum Roles – The product owner, team and Scrum Master roles, self-organization.
  • The Scrum Artifacts – Working with requirements, potentially ship-able product increment, definition of done, product backlog, sprint backlog, product backlog refinement, creating the initial product backlog, estimation, planning poker, velocity and release planning, progress tracking.
  • The Scrum Ceremonies – Sprint, sprint planning, daily Scrum, sprint review, sprint retrospective.
  • Scrum Simulation – Experience the practice of delivering value incrementally and iteratively in a lively simulation game.
  • Implementing Scrum – Organizational impediments, common pitfalls, getting the most out of Scrum.

About KE

Kok Ewe (“KE”) Siew is an Agile Coach & Certified Scrum Trainer(R) at Qumility Consulting Pte Ltd. He is based in Penang, Malaysia.

KE has been involved in many product development projects in the semiconductor industry since 1994. He had a successful career as a product development engineering manager, but in 2009, he decided that he had had enough of the problems repeatedly encountered by product teams as a result of the waterfall approach to product development. KE decided to join in on a mission by a small group of Agile champions to transform the mindset and culture of the semiconductor giant to Agile, one small team at a time. He became a full-time ScrumMaster/Agile Coach, and started coaching Scrum teams.

KE is today a recognized pioneer of the Agile community in his home site, Intel Malaysia. Agile adoption is gaining momentum in the corporation, and KE spends most of his time nowadays coaching product teams and their managers to help them with their Agile transition. KE has conducted many Scrum workshops teaching Agile principles/values and Scrum practices to new teams. He emphasizes on the importance of the “Agile mindset” as this greatly facilitates the adoption process. Many of the teams he coaches have successfully embraced Agile thinking to achieve great business results.

KE has a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (1st Class Honours) from the University of Melbourne, Australia; a Master of Business Administration from the Heriot-Watt University, Scotland; and a Master of Science in Manufacturing Systems and Technology from the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, under the Singapore-MIT Alliance programme.


9am to 5:30-6pm

Hotel Grand Pacific Singapore, Sophia Room
101 Victoria Street
Singapore 188018

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The course fee is: 1800 SGD (incl. GST)

Additional info. for GovTech: The above fee includes a certification fee of 60 SGD (incl. GST).


You can register by sending an email to Terry Yin