Date: 16-17 December, 2011
Location: Mendoza, Argentina
Regular Price: US$ 600 per person
In this interactive two-day class you will not only learn and practice essential skills for a ScrumMaster, there will also be ample time for questions, discussions and exchanging experiences with the trainer and the other people in the class.
Using a combination of interactive presentations, problem-solving exercises, and team-structured simulations, the experiential CSM 2-day class will enable participants to:
Understand the core principles, strategies, and practices of Scrum as set out in the Scrum Guide
Understand implementation steps for small, medium and large scale implementations
Understand how Scrum practices interact with existing software development practices in your company
Practice applying Agile and Scrum skills in multiple project settings and situations
Gain skills and confidence in effectively communicating Scrum principles to managers and team members alike
Hubert Smits has 25 years of experience in software development. He is an innovative, assertive and goal oriented Agile Consultant, Coach and Trainer with a track record of success spearheading Enterprise level Agile and Lean enablement efforts. As the lead consultant at Cisco Voice Technology, he designed and implemented the Agile Software Development Life Cycle, replacing multi-year waterfall processes with iterative product development cycles. More than 3,000 participants in product development, including executives, product managers, program managers and development teams moved into their Scrum roles and processes.
Hubert's customers and successes include companies like Oracle, Avaya, BMC Software, AOL, Fender, General Electric, Amdocs, MySpace and Compete. He has a track record of working with globally distributed teams, and has contracted and coached teams in India, Argentina, Israel and Europe.
Along with a keen sense of business acumen, Hubert is an exceptional communicator offering strong negotiation, problem resolution and team building skills. He enjoys leveraging Agile principles and practices to mobilize teams, establish focus, promote positive organizational change, enhance performance, improve quality, and reduce team turnover.
Hubert specializes in working with large product development efforts, in organizations that require a gradual organization-wide move to Agile practices. He is confident in restructuring Software Development Life Cycles, interacting with the IT parties and managing the impact of the organizational change on Finance, Product Management, Marketing and Sales. In addition to publishing with Cutter Consortium and the IEEE, he is a frequent speaker at Agile events and has published articles on planning with distributed teams, and agile planning and tracking.
All CSM courses are taught by Certified Scrum Trainers. Taking a CSM course, passing the CSM test, and accepting the license agreement designates you as a Certified ScrumMaster, which indicates that you have been introduced to and understand the basic concepts you need to perform as a ScrumMaster or team member on a Scrum team. This course also satisfies two elements of the CSD track: Scrum Introduction and Elective.