Certified ScrumMaster®

CSM Chicago O'Hare Airport area - includes FREE Study Guide and more!

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3Back Scrum Consulting & Training

  • Course

    Date: 10-11 July, 2014
    Location: Chicago, IL, United States

    Regular Price: $1260

    Certified ScrumMaster Training

    Why Attend 3Back's Certified ScrumMaster Training?

     

    • Learn by Doing!
      Get a hands-on understanding of the Scrum framework. Build a real product during class and apply the knowledge as you learn it.
    • Train with the Best!
      Your Scrum training course will be taught by a senior leader in the agile industry and author of Exploring Scrum: The Fundamentals.
    • Get Certified!
      Earn your credentials from the Scrum Alliance – the first and most widely recognized international Scrum certification organization.
    • Stay Sharp!
      Don’t fear the local job market. Learn increasingly popular skills that employers are looking for. Increase your marketability.
    • Get Free Stuff!
      Receive FREE access to Get To Done®, one of the most intuitive tools in the industry for your entire team. Get a FREE Scrum Study Guide with your CSM training to make passing the exam a breeze. Also included are lunch, beverages, and snacks throughout class.

     

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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: 10-11 July, 2014
    Location: Chicago, IL, United States

    Venue:
    SpringHill Suites-Chicago O'Hare Airport
    8101 W. Higgins Road
    Chicago, IL 60631 United States
    http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/chico-springhill-suites-chicago-ohare/

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    Regular Price: $1260

    Notes

    What You Get:

     

    for the Scrum Alliance:

    • Eligibility to take the online exam – your final step to becoming a Certified ScrumMaster!
    • Scrum Alliance exam fee is included with your course registration.
    • Two year membership to the Scrum Alliance included with each course (a $50 value).
     

    for the Classroom:

    • Free Scrum Study Guide (a $49.95 value) with your CSM course to better prepare for the Scrum Alliance exam.
    • Course kit, including workbook & reference guide, sprint planning cards and job aids.
    • Light breakfast, delicious lunch, refreshments and unlimited coffee throughout each day of class.
    • One of the most fun, valuable and memorable learning experiences you’ll ever have!
     

    for PMI:

    • 14 PDUs upon completion of the CSM course.
    • 14 of the 21 training contact hours required to take your PMI-ACP exam.
     

    for Get To Done:

    • Free 6-month access for as many team members as you like (a $72 value per license)!
    • Sample cards from the physical Get To Done board kit.
    • The most intuitive easy-to-use Scrum tool on the market is now your playground!
  • Agenda

    Agenda

    The 2-day Certified ScrumMaster class is an intensive interactive session designed to leverage the diverse background of the participants through facilitated discussion, activities and simulation. The following topics will be covered:

    Overview of Scrum and Agile Practices

    • What are Scrum and Agile?
    • The Scrum Framework
    • Modern Scrum vs. Traditional Scrum
    • Scrum-Appropriate Projects
     

    Roles and Ceremonies

    • Roles and Responsibilities
    • ScrumMaster, Product Owner and the Team
    • Sprint Planning
    • The Daily Standup
    • Review and Retrospective
     

    Building and Guiding the Team

    • Producing a Well-Formed Team
    • Cross-Functional Teams
    • Colocated Teams vs. Distributed Teams
    • Encouraging Ownership and Accountability
    • Living and Encouraging the Scrum Values
    • Establishing the Team’s Social Contract
    • Maturing a Team
    • Respecting the Product

    Stories and the Backlog

    • Writing Stories
    • Definition of Done
    • Backlog Grooming and Refinement
    • Stakeholder Requests and Desir es
    • Prioritization Factors
     

    Scrum in the Organization

    • Quality and Value in the Product
    • Tracking Progress to Inform Decision Making
    • Burndown Graphs and Buildup Charts
    • Agile Tooling, the Pros and Cons
    • Scaling and Extending Scrum
     

    The ScrumMaster Role

    • ScrumMaster vs. Project Manager
    • Training your Product Owner
    • Understanding Flow
    • Enhancing Communication
    • Emergent Leadership vs. Command and Control
    • Facilitation Techniques
  • Who Should Attend
    3Back Scrum Training

    Prerequisites

    Although this is an introductory class, it is strongly recommended that students have a basic understanding of Scrum and agile.

    Who Should Attend?

    There is no right or wrong person to attend Scrum training. In fact, the most successful agile adoptions have included training for everyone, right down to Finance and Sales staff. Scrum training is especially appropriate for anyone in the corporate structure dealing with rapidly changing demands. In a traditional organization, these roles include:

    • Developers
    • Testers
    • Directors
    • Project Managers
    • Program Managers
    • CXOs
    • Architects
    • Designers
    • Technical Writers
    • SMEs
    • Stakeholders
    • Analysts
    • QA Staff
    • Engineers
    • Product Managers

     

    Why is ScrumMaster Critical to your Success

    • Time = Money
      Transforming your team or organization to a new methodology is a big undertaking. Organized training will provide the kickstart you need and save valuable time otherwise wasted on costly trial and error.
    • Stop attrition
      Increase employee retention by creating a work environment where teams feel valued and empowered.
    • Compete with the best
      Bring your products to market faster by learning to adapt to the market’s changing desires.
    • Delight your clients
      Learn valuable skills to help you determine what your customers really want out of their software as well as techniques for delivering it within budget.
    • Better information retention
      Studies show that when learners “do and say,” they experience an increase of knowledge retention up to 80% over reading alone.
    • Build skill, not just knowledge
      Books and blogs are good knowledge resources. Skill, however, is acquired by doing. There is simply no replacement for the skill building that occurs with hands-on activities and real-life simulations.