SCRAM Assessor Course

SCRAM Assessor Course (2 days)

Presented by Ms Angela Tuffley


$1,430 inc GST per student (incl. course material, lunch and refreshments each day)

    • 10% discount for additional students from the same organisation
    • 20% discount for Australian Department of Defence personnel

Why do you need to know about SCRAM?

According to a 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

More information on SCRAM

SCRAM is collaborative effort between the Australian Department of Defence; Software Metrics Inc. and RedBay Consulting Pty Ltd.



  • 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 synthesise 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

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)

Dates & Locations

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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.