Certified ScrumMaster®

in La Jolla, CA

Organization

Mountain Goat Software

Trainer

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  • Course

    Date: 25-26 April, 2011
    Location: San Diego, CA, United States

    Regular Price: $1,300

    Course Description

    This two-day course not only provides the fundamental principles of Scrum, it also gives participants hands-on experience using Scrum. This course puts theory into action through a variety of exercises.

    During the course, attendees will learn why such a seemingly simple process such as Scrum can have such profound effects on an organization. Participants gain practical experience working with Scrum tools and activities such as the product backlog, sprint backlog, daily Scrum meetings, sprint planning meeting, and burndown charts. Participants leave knowing how to apply Scrum to all sizes of projects, from a single collocated team to a large, highly distributed team.

    Following successful completion of the course, you will be qualified and ready to pass the new Scrum Alliance certification test. This multiple-choice, online test is required to become a Certified ScrumMaster, which includes a one-year membership in the Scrum Alliance, where additional ScrumMaster-only material and information are available. For more information on the certification exam, see this page about the CSM exam.

    PMPs: This course counts for 15 Professional Development Units (PDUs).

    This course will be held at Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine and will run from 8:30am - 4:30pm each day.

    You Will Learn

    • Practical, project-proven practices
    • The essentials of getting a project off on the right foot
    • How to write user stories for the product backlog
    • Why there's more to leading a self-organizing team than buying pizza and getting out of the way
    • How to help both new and experienced teams be more successful
    • How to successfully scale Scrum to large, multi-continent projects with team sizes in the hundreds
    • Tips and tricks from the instructor’s ten-plus years of using Scrum in a wide variety of environments

    Guarantee

    We are so confident that you will benefit from our training that we offer a 100% money back guarantee. If you aren’t satisfied with the training you received, contact us within thirty days to receive a full refund of the registration fee, no questions asked.

    Combine This Class with Other Training

    This class will be followed by a Certified Scrum Product Owner class in the same location. You can attend these classes separately or together.

    What You Get

    • High quality training from an industry expert
    • Recognition by the Scrum Alliance as a Certified ScrumMaster after passing a short certification exam
    • A continental breakfast buffet, a hot lunch buffet, an afternoon snack, and continuously replenished drinks
    • A 4 GB USB drive containing a PDF of the course materials, relevant articles by Mike Cohn and others, sample chapters from Mike's books, and other information
    • A one-year membership in the Scrum Alliance, a $50 value
    • A printed and bound copy of the course materials

     

    Onsite

    Don’t see a date and location you like? Want to train a team or department without the hassle of travel? This course is available for onsite delivery. Contact Mike Cohn at 1-888-61-Agile (24453) or by e-mail at Contact Mike Cohn.

    Brochure

    Download a PDF brochure with additional information.

    Refund Policy

    A full refund will be provided if you cancel or transfer your registration to a different event no later than five business days prior to the start of the class. If you cancel or transfer within five business days you will be charged $150 per class.

    Professional Development Units (PDUs)

    PMPs: You can receive 15 PDUs for this course. 

     

    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: 25-26 April, 2011
    Location: San Diego, CA, United States

    Venue:
    Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine
    3777 La Jolla Village Drive
    San Diego, CA 92122 United States
    http://lajolla.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels/index.jsp?null

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    Regular Price: $1,300

    Notes

    This class will be followed by a Certified Scrum Product Owner class in the same location. You can attend these classes separately or together.

     

  • Agenda
    • Overview of Scrum
      • Why Scrum works
      • What Scrum is
      • Origins
    • Sprints
      • Potentially shippable
      • Architecture on a Scrum project
      • Sprint length and release sprints
      • Abnormal terminations
    • The ScrumMaster
      • Responsibilities and mindset
      • Situational ScrumMastering
      • ScrumMaster as team member
    • The Product Owner
      • Description and responsibilities
      • Sharing the vision
    • Product backlog
      • User stories on the product backlog
      • Backlog-writing workshops
      • INVEST in your backlog
    • Meetings
      • The daily scrum
      • Sprint review
      • Sprint retrospective
    • Sprint planning
      • Prioritization and the sprint goal
      • Sprint planning meeting
    • Release planning
      • Velocity
      • Estimating the product backlog
      • Release planning meeting
    • Tracking progress
      • Burndown charts
      • Task boards
    • The team
      • Composition and cross-functionality
      • Organizing
    • Scalability
      • The scrum of scrums
      • Focus of initial sprints
      • Shared vs. specific product backlogs
      • Scaling the product owner
      • Getting started
  • Who Should Attend

    Whether you’re a manager, programmer, tester, analyst, product manager, or someone interested in working on or with a Scrum team, this course is suited for you. You will leave with solid knowledge of how and why Scrum works. Through practical, hands-on exercises and small-group discussion you will be prepared to plan your first sprint immediately after this class.