Organization

Mitch Lacey & Associates, Inc.

  • Course

    Date: 21-22 June, 2012
    Location: Lisboa, Portugal

    Regular Price: 950 € + VAT 23%

    June 21 & 22. Hotel Olissippo Oriente, Lisboa, Portugal

    This course will be taught in English

    €950 Regular Pricing, €800 Early Pricing, Additional discounts available to people booking 3 or more. All prices exclude VAT of 23%.

    In this course, participants will learn how to stop thrashing and start executing along with everything necessary for getting started with Scrum. There are very few rules to Scrum so it is important to learn its fundamental principles by experiencing them directly from those who have implemented the best Scrums in the software industry.

    Upon course completion, students will be Certified ScrumMasters and will be given a one year membership with the Scrum Alliance ($50 USD value).

    Participants gain hands-on practice through exercises including:

    • How to plan and run Sprint Planning Meetings
    • Daily Scrum Meetings
    • Sprint Reviews
    • Sprint Retrospectives
    • And more.

    The course format consists of multiple lecture topics, group exercises and group discussion. Ample time will be devoted to analysis of the “real-world” industry experiences of the ScrumMaster Course instructor based on case study examples and experiences managing Agile projects and coaching Scrum teams.

     

    Upon completion, you will be able to answer questions like these:

    • When should I use Scrum and agile methods?
    • How can I get management on board with Scrum?
    • What are some common mistakes teams make when they adopt Scrum?
    • What are the roles in Scrum and is it OK to mix them?
    • How should we structure our teams?
    • How does Scrum work in an offshore model?
    • What is agile?
    • How does our team know we are "done"?
    • And more...

     

    Professional Development Units (PDUs)

    PMPs: You can receive 15 PDUs for this course. To learn more on how to maintain your PMI PMP (or other) credential, please visit this link on PMI.org

     

    What People Are Saying

    1. "Though I knew much of the material, this reinforced the NEED to review and reflect with more knowledgeable people"
    2. "Enjoyed the examples from real life"
    3. "Best I've attended"
    4. "Really liked the exercises and found Scrum to be inspiring"
    5. "Really liked the pragmatic no BS presentation style. Greatly appreciated the messages and focus on the human factor side of Scrum"
    6. "Great course, very good teaching, will recommend to my peers"
    7. "This was a great course and I am super excited to implement"

     

    About the Instructor - Mitch Lacey, PMP

    Mitch Lacey is an agile practitioner and trainer. Mitch has been managing projects for over twelve years and has numerous plan-driven and agile projects under his belt.

    Mitch honed his agile skills at Microsoft Corporation, where he successfully released core enterprise services for Windows Live. Mitch's first agile team at Microsoft was coached by Ward Cunningham (creator of the wiki and co-creator of Extreme Programming), Jim Newkirk (creator of nUnit) and David Anderson (Kanban advocate).

    While at Microsoft, he transitioned from Program Manager to Agile Coach, working hand-in-hand with groups throughout their transition to Agile practices. After Microsoft, Mitch was the Agile Practice Manager at Ascentium Corporation where he practiced agility on the projects he ran every day while coaching customers on agile practices and lessons on agile adoption worldwide.

    As a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) and a registered Project Management Professional (PMP), Mitch shares his experience in project and client management through Certified ScrumMaster courses, Agile coaching engagements, conference presentations, blogs and white papers.

    He is the author of “Adventures in Promiscuous Pairing” presented and published at the Agile 2006 conference, “Transitioning to Agile: Key Lessons Learned in the Field” presented and published at the Fall 2007 PMI Global Congress in Atlanta, Georgia and "The Impacts of Poor Estimating - and How to Fix It" presented and published at the winter 2007 SQE Agile development conference in Orlando, Florida.

    He has presented at Agile Alliance Agile 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 conferences, the 2008 Better Software Conference and the 2008, 2009 and 2010 SQE Agile Development Practices conferences as well as various other smaller conferences around the world. He was a reviewer and XR shepherd for Agile 2007, reviewer for 2008, stage producer for the Organization and Culture stage for Agile 2009 produced the Leadership and Organizations stage for Agile 2010. Mitch is producing the Leadership stage for Agile 2011 and presenting at SQE Better Software in June 2011.

    Mitch is currently authoring a book targeting new Scrum teams on how to survive the first year of Scrum. The book will be published by Addison Wesley and is scheduled for publication in early 2012.

    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.

  • Details

    Date: 21-22 June, 2012
    Location: Lisboa, Portugal

    Venue:
    Hotel Olissippo Oriente
    Av Dom Joao II, Lote 1.03.2.2
    Parque das Nacoes
    Lisboa, 1990 Portugal
    http://www.hotelolissippo-oriente.com/

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    Regular Price: 950 € + VAT 23%

    Notes

  • Agenda

    1.

    Overview of Scrum

    • Why Scrum works
    • What Scrum is
    • Origins

    2.

    Sprints

    • Potentially shippable
    • Architecture on a Scrum project
    • Sprint length and release sprints
    • Abnormal terminations

    3.

    The ScrumMaster

    • Responsibilities and mindset
    • Situational ScrumMastering
    • ScrumMaster as team member

    4.

    The Product Owner

    • Description and responsibilities
    • Sharing the vision

    5.

    Product backlog

    • User stories on the product backlog
    • Backlog-writing workshops
    • INVEST in your backlog

    6.

    Meetings

    • The daily scrum
    • Sprint review
    • Sprint retrospective

    7.

    Sprint planning

    • Prioritization and the sprint goal
    • Sprint planning meeting

    8.

    Release planning

    • Velocity
    • Estimating the product backlog
    • Release planning meeting

    9.

    Tracking progress

    • Burndown charts
    • Task boards

    10.

    The team

    • Composition and cross-functionality
    • Organizing

    11.

    Scalability

    • The scrum of scrums
    • Focus of initial sprints
    • Shared vs. specific product backlogs
    • Scaling the product owner
    • Getting started
  • Who Should Attend

    This hands-on certification course is appropriate for all software team members, including:

    • Project Managers
    • Team Leads
    • Development Managers
    • Product Managers
    • Software Architects
    • Systems Architects
    • Testers
    • CIO
    • CTO