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SCRAM Assessor Course

 SCRAM Assessor Course (2 days):
Presented by Ms Angela Tuffley
$1,430 per student
10% discount for additional students from the same organisation

20% discount for Australian Department of Defence personnel
(incl. course material, lunch and refreshments each day)

Why do you need to know about SCRAM?

According to a recent Gartner Survey (2012) 
“The single most common reason that projects are 
considered a failure, is because they are substantially LATE”.

The Schedule Compliance Risk Assessment Methodology (SCRAM) is a powerful tool developed to assist experienced engineers and subject matter experts to consistently identify root causes of schedule slippage, recommend remedial actions and get projects “Back on Track”.

It embodies best practices from systems and software engineering; schedule development and project schedule execution management to benefit program managers and decision makers.

SCRAM can be used to:
Determine and quantify schedule compliance risk
Assess and analyse schedule feasibility
Validate tendered schedules in bids
Identify the root cause of project schedule slippage
Ascertain a project’s ‘health’ status
Focus project risk mitigation effort

Course Description
The SCRAM Assessor Course is a two-day course that includes a “real-life” case study used to perform a SCRAM Review.  The course guides participants through each stage of a SCRAM Review providing "hands-on" opportunities to work as part of a SCRAM Team to:
  • Develop briefings
  • Interview project personnel
  • Review project artefacts
  • Present conclusions structured around the Root Cause Analysis of Schedule Slippage (RCASS) model
The ideal candidates for SCRAM Assessor training are engineers and project controllers involved in the management or acquisition of complex systems engineering projects. 

Training: Successful completion of a SCRAM Introduction Course

Engineering SCRAM Assessors
Tertiary engineering or technical qualifications or equivalent level of technical expertise gained through extensive work experience

Project Controller SCRAM Assessors
Tertiary technical qualifications or equivalent level of technical expertise gained through extensive work experience
Proficient in at least one high level scheduling tool

Engineering SCRAM Assessors
Minimum 10 years engineering experience across an engineering development life-cycle 

Project Controller SCRAM Assessors
Minimum 10 years scheduling experience in government or industry acquisition projects as a project controller or senior scheduling position
Experience in the conduct of schedule risk assessments

Both Engineering & Project Controller Assessor
High order communication skills (both oral and written) at all levels of management
Interview skills 
Ability to analyse and synthesize large volumes of information

Note: Details of participant education, experience and any other prerequisite information will be collected during the course registration process

Who should attend?
The SCRAM Assessor course will be of benefit to:
  • company executives, project directors, project managers
  • project controllers, project schedulers, risk managers, system/software engineers 
  • anyone interested in learning about identifying schedule risk and maintaining compliance
Course Content
  • SCRAM Overview
  • SCRAM Review Process
  • Technical Issues that Drive Schedule
Dates & Locations

Course Inclusions
Included in the SCRAM Introduction course is:
  • A copy of the course material
  • An electronic copy of the SCRAM Process Reference / Assessment Model
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Q&A with one of the authors of the methodology (Ms Tuffley)
Course Presenter: Angela Tuffley
With over 35 years’ experience, Angela Tuffley is established as a pre-eminent, international expert providing professional services (training, assessment & consultancy) for the acquisition, engineering and support of software intensive systems. 

As the Principal of RedBay Consulting, Angela’s focus is on Schedule Compliance Risk Assessment (SCRAM), the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI); and ISO/IEC 15504 Information Technology Process Assessment (SPICE). 

Angela is a co-author of the SCRAM Methodology, SCRAM Principal and Adjunct Senior Lecturer with Griffith University. She has a Bachelor of Science and a Graduate Diploma in Software Quality from Griffith University. She is an engaging public speaker and trainer.