Certified ScrumMaster®

CSM+ in South San Francisco May 13-15, 2014

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Collabnet

  • Course

    Date: 13-15 May, 2014
    Location: South San Francisco, CA, United States

    Regular Price: 1675

    “I feel well prepared for the exam and knowledgeable enough about Scrum to start using it in the real world.”

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    The Certified ScrumMaster course focuses on the primary principles and practices of Scrum through a combination of instruction and exercises. In this course, participants will apply the Scrum framework to build a new product. Participants will learn what it feels like to be on a Scrum team – experiencing many of the challenges they are likely to face – while being coached by one of the most accomplished Scrum trainers in the business. This “learning by doing” style of instruction demands an open mind and active participation.

    CollabNet realizes that those responsible for implementing Agile practices at an organization may require more than just the basic knowledge of Scrum provided in the standard 2 day CSM course. This new 3 day CSM + workshop adds to the core fundamentals of Scrum with additional Agile topics like eXtreme Progamming (XP), Kanban, and Lean Software Development - the essential Agile toolkit beyond Scrum.

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    "The following Monday I launched a new project and was able to immediately apply the scrum methods I learned."

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    Completion of this 3 day CollabNet workshop will enable participants to:

    • Satisfy the Scrum Alliance course requirement to sit for the CSM exam
    • Be prepared to take the Scrum Alliance exam and apply for CSM certification
    • Gain experience of what it’s like to be on a Scrum team
    • Understand the distinctions between Agility, Scrum, eXtreme Programming, and Lean Software Development
     

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    "We learned a ton and had fun learning."

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    This three day course is an extraordinary learning experience that you’ll never forget. Topics include:

    • The Scrum framework, meetings, roles, and responsibilities
    • Writing User Stories with Clear Acceptance Criteria
    • Agile Estimating and Release Planning
    • Prioritizing the Product Backlog
    • The Definition of Done
    • Dealing with Technical Debt and Impediments
    • eXtreme Programming (XP) and Lean Software Development Overview
    • Agile Risk management, Agile EVM, Kanban, and the Agile Product Manager
    • An Overview of the ACP Exam Structure, Scoring, and Strategies for Success
    • A 1 hour Practice Exam
    • Key Resources for Further Study

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    "It was the best class I've attended in years."

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    On successful completion of the course, you’ll receive

    • Qualification for ScrumMaster Certification (passing the exam is a required follow-on step for certification)
    • Payment of your first two year dues for the Scrum Alliance
    • Earn 21 PMI Professional Development Units for existing PMI certification (e.g. PMP, ACP,CAPM) OR
    • Earn 21 PMI Contact Hours that will satisfy PMI's Agile Project Management Education requirement for the new PMI Agile Certified Practitioner credential as described in the PMI-ACP handbook
    • Understand the Agile Certified Practitioner exam structure and scoring and be able to demonstrate passing level knowledge of ACP exam content
    • Membership in the CollabNet Agile Community

    CollabNet Certified ScrumMaster Training provides everything you need to confidently engage with a real-world Scrum team.

     

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    "I passed the CSM test on the first try without the need for subsequent review."

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    Why take training from CollabNet?

    • Re-take the course at no charge
      Get twice the value - attend again for more depth or to get a different perspective
    • Use your trainer as your mentor
      Build a relationship with your CST and ask whatever you need to be successful in your job
    • Pass the ScrumAlliance exam
      We'll work with you until you pass the test, so you're assured to earn your certification

    Need more reasons? We've trained more than 14,000 Certified Scrum Masters - more than anyone. Check out some of their testimonials here.

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    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: 13-15 May, 2014
    Location: South San Francisco, CA, United States

    Venue:
    CollabNet, Inc. - Head Office
    4000 Shoreline Court
    Suite 300
    South San Francisco, CA 94080 United States
    http://www.collab.net/services/training/agilecsmacp-prep-south-san-francisco-may-13-15-2014

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    Regular Price: 1675

    Notes

    Through a combination of lecture and hands-on sprint simulation exercises, participants learn Agile and Scrum’s primary principles and how to apply them. Topics include:
     

    • The Scrum framework, meetings, roles, and responsibilities
    • Writing User Stories with Clear Acceptance Criteria
    • Agile Estimating and Release Planning
    • Prioritizing the Product Backlog
    • The Definition of Done
    • Dealing with Technical Debt and Impediments
    • eXtreme Programming (XP) and Lean Software Development Overview
    • Agile Risk management, Agile EVM, Kanban, and the Agile Product Manager
    • An Overview of the ACP Exam Structure, Scoring, and Strategies for Success
    • A 1 hour Practice Exam
    • Key Resources for Further Study
  • Agenda

     

    On successful completion of the course, each student receives:
    • Qualification for ScrumMaster Certification (passing the exam is a required follow-on step for certification).
    • Payment of your first two year dues for the Scrum Alliance
    • 21 PDUs from PMI (Project Management Institute)
    • Membership in the CollabNet Agile Community
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    Scrum roles and responsibilities
    Scrum roles and responsibilities

    Learn the basic rules of Scrum. What is the primary role of the Product Owner? What is the ScrumMaster’s job, and how does that differ from a project manager? What is the role of management in Scrum? Who are the stakeholders and how do they interact with the team? Why is self-organization important?

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    Sprint planning, execution, review and retrospectives

    Run an effective Scrum cycle. How do you decide what you commit to in a Sprint? What do you do if something comes up and the team can’t make its commitments? How do you make sure that the customer is being properly represented? What do you do to improve team processes? How should the entire Scrum team keep track of all the work items?

    Sprint planning, execution, review and retrospectives

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    Agile requirements analysis
    Agile requirements analysis

    Determine what you are your building. What is a user story and how is it different from a traditional “requirement”? What is an epic? What makes a good user story? How do you decompose epics into stories? How do you make sure you get the right list of requirements? How can you deal with frequently changing requirements?

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    Estimating and prioritizing product backlogs

    Build a product backlog and learn how to manage it. What goes on the backlog? Who decides on the backlog priority? Who decides the order that the team does its tasks? What’s a t-shirt size? Why is relative estimation important? What is velocity? How should ROI be calculated? What should the team do if the Product Owner says that “we need to get everything done”?

    Estimating and prioritizing product backlogs

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    What does “done” mean?
    What does “done” mean?

    Produce a potentially shippable product. Why is the concept of “done” important and how is it different from traditional software development? Who decides if something is done? What are the components of a good definition of done? How do you divide large stories that are too big into stories that can be completed in a single Sprint? What are the consequences of a weak definition of done?

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    Technical debt and other pitfalls

    Prevent the creation of unmaintainable systems. What is technical debt? How is it related to the definition of done? How does it accumulate? How do you prevent it from mounting up? How do you get rid of it when you have it? What can you do when pressured to cut corners to make a deadline?

    Technical debt and other pitfalls

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    Small group dynamics
    Small group dynamics

    Build a great working team. How can everyone be a facilitator? How do you form good working agreements? What can you do if you don’t like members of your team? Who’s responsible for assigning tasks? What should happen if the team can’t agree? How can you work with someone who doesn’t believe that Agile is a good approach?

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    Scrum in large organizations

    Extend the strengths of Scrum with the resources of large organizations. What’s the best way to expand from one Scrum team to several? What is a Scrum of Scrums? When should they be used and when should they be avoided? What other techniques can be used to coordinate work on large projects and in large organizations? How can you work with a long planning cycle?

    Scrum in large organizations

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    Organizational impediments
    Organizational impediments

    Deal with the realities of the current situation. How can you optimize your work with distributed teams? What happens if members of your team are constantly being pulled into other projects? How can you increase management support? Are there good ways to share effective techniques and lessons learned? What’s the best way of encouraging a learning organization?

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    Scrum certification

    Pass the certification examination. What is the Scrum Alliance Certification? What content is covered on the exam? What are the questions like? How should you prepare? What are the mechanics of the test? Are there good ways to increase your chances of passing? Can you take the test more than once?

    Scrum certification

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  • Who Should Attend

     

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    Regardless of whether you have prior exposure to Scrum, we ask that you review the following material before attending your class (links to this material will also be sent to you upon registration):

     

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