Date: 3-4 December, 2012
Location: Santa Ana, CA, United States
Regular Price: $1,000.00
This course is taught interactively. No death by PowerPoint. Students will learn via teams, a half day Scrum simulation, discussions, numerous exercises and lots of humour. Class feedback has been more than 9.5 on a scale of 1 to 10. If you believe in starting with people, if you need inspiration, if you need a little fuel in the "I believe things can be better" tank, then this is the class for you. By the way, if you need (or love) tons of structure, I may not be the best instructor for you... :-)
I've been a ScrumMaster for different companies and projects, as well as a developer (MCSD), architect and manager, with time as a consultant as well as internal IT. I've also had the privelege of working as an agile coach and trainer at two of the best agile companies in the world.
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This two-day ScrumMaster certification course provides everything you need to get started with Scrum . The largest and fastest-growing Agile project management methodology, Scrum is a simple framework that has a small set of interrelated practices and rules, is not overly prescriptive and enables more effective teams almost immediately.
This course shares industry-tested practices for evolving Product Backlogs, planning your Releases and Sprints, tracking and reporting progress, and developing continuous improvement cycles. Participants will learn how to effectively plan and run daily Scrum Meetings, Sprint Planning Meetings, Sprint Reviews, Retrospectives, and more.
Upon completion of the course and a post-course online evaluation, participants are registered as Certified ScrumMasters (CSMs). Registration includes a two-year membership in the Scrum Alliance, (www.scrumalliance.org) where valuable ScrumMaster material and information are available.
Besides Scrum education, this course has a bigger purpose of changing the world, and connecting and inspiring others to do the same. We believe in success AND significance. 10% of class proceeds will be donated to a charity highlighted during the class. We've given over $20,000 to help people via Kiva, World Vision, One Generation Alliance, and Kirabo for kids and orphans in Mexico and Uganda. Not bad for learning and getting certified in the class, to boot.
As your instructor, I came from a developer background (MCSD and architect), as well as a project manager and manager. My passion for agile and the local community lead me to begin blogging over 8 years ago, found the Orange County Agile Leadership Network 4 years ago and become the first peer trainer-vetted Certified Scrum Trainer in the LA and Orange County area. I've spoken at code camps, PMI meetings, as well as the national Scrum Gathering and Agile 2011 conferences. I've worked alongside over two dozen of the worlds best agile coaches while at Forrester-recognized agile companies Rally Software and BigVisible.
For private certified, agile introduction, or team building workshops for 6 or more participants, please contact me.
"Great course to take me from very basic Scrum knowledge to confidence that I can implement on my own."
This course is 16 Category 3 PDU's
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.