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Jens Østergaard, Co founder of Scrum Training Institute

Jens Østergaard

Biography: Jens Østergaard

Jens Østergaard is an Agile Developer consultant who helps organizations understand the fundamentals of Scrum, argue that organizations should keep Scrum as pure as possible, until they fully understand the mechanism that drive development forward.

Having more than 20 years of experience as developer, dba, team manager, project manager and ScrumMaster, primarily in financial organizations, he has worked with all aspects of software development. Jens has managed several Scrum projects, and became a fully qualified CSM Trainer, in Copenhagen, 2004. Apart from consulting and training, Jens gives popular presentations about Scrum, at conferences and for organizations.

Jens base is in Copenhagen, Denmark, where he is self-employed. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Systems Analysis at Linköping University, Sweden, and one year at graduate school, business department, in Madison, Wisconsin.

Workshop: Certified ScrumMaster - Jens Østergaard

Track: Training / Time: Thursday 09:00 - Friday 17:00 / Location: Uni 9

About the course:

Agile project management is as radically different from traditional project management as agile processes are different from traditional methodologies. Rather than plan, instruct and direct, the agile project manager facilitates, coaches and leads. This person is called a ScrumMaster.

The purpose of this course is to train ScrumMasters. The participants will learn how to make a development team, a project, or an organization agile. Exercises, case studies, and examples are used to bring home the realization of how to be a successful ScrumMaster.

Each individual is trained to be able to assume the following responsibilities:

  • Remove the barriers between development and the customer
  • Teach the customer how to maximize ROI and meet their objectives through Scrum
  • Improve the working conditions for the development team
  • Improve the productivity of the development team
  • Improve the engineering practices and tools so each increment of functionality is potentially shippable

Each participant will receive a copy of the Scrum training materials.

From October 1st 2009 participant are required to pass an online exam (multiple choise) to be Certified Scrum Master. You’ll have 90 days after the course to pass the exam. For more information please see Scrum Master Exam at Scrum Alliance.

When passing the exam you will be listed as Certified Scrum Masters at Scrum Alliance. As a Certified Scrum Master you are authorized to participate in ‘open’ development of the Scrum methodology and software and to continue your Scrum education (e.g. Scrum Practitioner).

Target Audience and Preconditions
To participate in the Scrum Certification course it is necessary for the participant to have a basic understanding of project management, together with a desire to learn more about Scrum; how you use it and how it’s implemented in an organization. The participants may be project managers, administrative managers, developers or similar who have experience with projects that develops or improves products or services.