Certified ScrumMaster®

CSM Course at ACCU 2010 Conference

Organization

Scrum Inc.

  • Course

    Date: 12-13 April, 2010
    Location: Oxford, UK, United Kingdom

    Regular Price: £995 plus VAT

    The course will start promptly at 9am each day and run until 5pm. Participants should read Ken Schwaber’s book, Agile Project Management with Scrum, or Jeff Sutherland’s draft of The Scrum Papers before the class as we will assume you know the basics of Scrum.

    Following the course, each participant is enrolled as a Certified ScrumMaster, which includes a one-year membership in the Scrum Alliance, where additional Certified ScrumMaster-only material and information are available.

    PMPs:
    You can receive 16 Professional Development Units (PDUs) for this course.

    Course Material:
    Participants will receive course materials the firsts day of the course. Visit http://jeffsutherland.com/csmsyllabus.pdf for a syllabus.

    The CSM course was formulated to train and certify ScrumMasters and is used worldwide for ScrumMaster training. The book, Agile Project Management with Scrum, by Ken Schwaber is required reading for the course and the course is based on the primary Scrum book, Agile Software Development with Scrum.

    Of course, there will be updated material and training exercises in the course which you cannot get from books. The entire syllabus will be made available upon registering for the course so you can look it over and bring it with you to the sessions.

    About the Instructors:

    Jeff Sutherland started the first Scrum at Easel Corporation in 1993. He worked with Ken Schwaber to emerge Scrum as a formal process at OOPSLA ’95. Together, they extended and enhanced Scrum at many software companies and IT organizations and helped write the Agile Manifesto.

    Jeff is the Chairman of the Scrum Training Institute, CEO of Scrum, Inc. powered by OpenView Venture Partners and is Agile coach to over 20 portfolio companies and to the OpenView venture group staff which runs all its operations with Scrum. As Senior Advisor to OpenView, he focuses on using Scrum to transform companies as well as empower software developers. His former company, PatientKeeper, quadrupled revenue in 2007 and the OpenView venture capital group is using an enhanced Scrum implementation to create similar high performance portfolio companies. Jeff will share the secret sauce that helps development teams radically improve productivity and quality while providing a more rewarding and fun working environment for developers.

    Gabrielle Benefield is a Certified Scrum Trainer offering courses in the Europe, the USA, Australia and New Zealand through the Scrum Training Institute. Gabrielle was Senior Director of Agile Development at Yahoo! leading Yahoo!’s large-scale corporate adoption of Scrum, which encompassed more than 200 teams projects and over 1500 employees in the US, India, Europe, and Asia. She is co-author of The Scrum Primer (www.scrumprimer.comd).

    Gabrielle holds a Masters of Digital Design from the University of Western Sydney, Australia and has over 16 years building enterprise software and web products at global companies. Gabrielle is a regular conference speaker presenting papers and talks on Enterprise Agile and Agile User Experience and Design.

    Gabrielle provides training to a number of companies around the world and is currently based in London.

    You can learn from Jeff Sutherland’s and Gabrielle Benefield’s experiences as consultants to the world’s leading companies. Their experience can help make your Scrum implementation world class. For Jeff these include: Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, MySpace, Adobe, GE, Siemens, BellSouth, GSI Commerce, Ulticom, Palm, St. Jude Medical, DigiChart, RosettaStone, Healthwise, Sony/Ericson, Accenture, Trifork, Systematic Software Engineering, Exigen Services, SirsiDynix, Softhouse, Philips Medical, Barclays Global Investors, Constant Contact, Wellogic, Inova Solutions, Medco, Saxo Bank, Xebia, Insight.com, SolutionsIQ, Crisp, Johns Hopkins Applie Physics Laboratory, Motley Fool, Planon, OpenView Venture Partners, Juske Bank, BEC, Camp Scrum, DotWay AB, Ultimate Software, Danube, Rally Development, Version One, and many other companies.

    Jeff is an expert on distributed/outsourced Scrum (see Agile 2008) and on implementing Scrum in a CMMI Level 5 company. He has has scaled and distributed Scrum using his last five companies as laboratories. While CTO at PatientKeeper, he introduced the concept of a MetaScrum, to drive all product strategy with Scrum, and this drove the 400% revenue increase in 2007. It created one of the most advance implementations of Scrum worldwide. Mary Poppendieck, in her latest book on Lean Software Development, comments:

    "Five years ago a killer application emerged in the health care industry: Give doctors access to patient information on a PDA. Today there is no question which company won the race to dominate this exploding market; PatientKeeper has overwhelmed its competition with its capability to bring new products and features to market just about every week. The sixty or so technical people produce more software than many organizations several times larger, and they do not show any sign that the size of their code base is slowing them down.

    "A key strategy that has kept PatientKeeper at the front of the pack is an emphasis on unprecedented speed in delivering new features. It will not surprise anyone who understands Lean that PatientKeeper has to maintain superb quality in order to support its rapid delivery. CTO Jeff Sutherland explains it this way:

    “Rapid cycle time:

    * Increases learning tremendously * Eliminates buggy software because you die if you don’t fix this. * Fixes the install process because you die if you have to install 45 releases this year and install is not easy. * Improves the upgrade process because there is a constant flow of upgrades that are mandatory. Makes upgrades easy. * Forces quick standardization of software via new features rather than customization and one off. * Forces implementation of sustainable pace. You die a death of attrition without it. * Allows waiting to build new functionality until there are 4-5 customers who pay for it. This is counterintuitive, and caused by the fact everything is ready within 90 days.”

    “I find that the vast majority of organizations are still trying to do too much stuff, and thus find themselves thrashing. The only organization I know of which has really solved this is PatientKeeper.” Mary Poppendieck

    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. Participants gain hands-on practice with the release backlog, sprint backlog, the daily Scrum meeting, tracking progress with a burndown chart, and more. Participants experience the Scrum process through a “59-minute Scrum” and the "XP Game” which simulate Scrum projects through non-technical group exercises.

    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: 12-13 April, 2010
    Location: Oxford, UK, United Kingdom

    Venue:
    The Oxford Centre
    333 Banbury Road
    Oxford, UK OX2 7PL United Kingdom
    http://www.the-oxford-centre.co.uk

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    Regular Price: £995 plus VAT

    Notes

    ACCU 2010 Conference April 14-17, 2010

    After this session join us at the ACCU annual software development conference. Sessions cover many aspects of software development, from programming languages (e.g., C, C++, Java, C#, Ruby, Groovy, Python, Erlang, Haskell, etc.), and technologies (libraries, frameworks, databases, etc.) to subjects about the wider development environment such as testing, development process, design, analysis, patterns, project management, and softer aspects such as team building, communication and leadership. This year features a special track on software testing--we are interested in experience reports, techniques, lessons learned, etc. For more information please check out the conference web-site http://www.accu.org/conference

    Price is £995 plus VAT for credit card payments and wire transfers. No cheques please.

    ACCU Members: Receive £100 off the regular price. Please email christine.hegarty@scruminc.com to receive this discount.