Certified ScrumMaster®

Certified ScrumMaster

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Scrum Inc.

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  • Course

    Date: 20-21 July, 2009
    Location: Boston area, MA, United States

    Regular Price: 1500

    This course will be led by Jeff Sutherland, Co-Creator of Scrum and Mitch Lacey, PMP (formerly Microsoft Program Manager).The course will be hosted by Microsoft at their Northeast facility from 9 am to 5 pm both days with a continental breakfast at 8:30 am and lunch at 12:30 pm.

    In addition to Scrum Certification course material, Jeff will discuss his Agile 2009 papers. These will provide real world experience on how new ScrumMasters can implement world class teams. be

    Going from Good to Great: How a CMMI 5 Company Quadruples Productivity with Scrum

    Take No Prisoners: How a Venture Capital Group Does Scrum

    Distributed Scrum: The Secret Sauce for Hyperproductive Distributed Outsource Teams

    Scrum In Church: How Six Churches Have Used Scrum to Improve Performance

    Shock Therapy: A Strategy for Consistently Generating Hyperproductive Teams

    Fully Distributed Scrum: How to Achieve Hyperproductivity with a Team in San Francisco and India

    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 CEO of Scrum, Inc. powered by OpenView Venture Partners and is Agile coach to OpenView 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.

    You can learn from Jeff and Mitch's experience as consultants to the world’s leading companies. Their knowledge of hundreds of real world Scrum implementations 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.

    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 14 Professional Development Units (PDUs) for this course.

    Course Material:
    Participants will receive course materials for review upon registration. A course syllabus is available at http://jeffsutherland.com/scrum/csmsyllabus.pdf

    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 Development with Scrum.

    Of course, there will be updated material and training exercises in the course which you cannot get from books.

    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: 20-21 July, 2009
    Location: Boston area, MA, United States

    Venue:
    Microsoft
    201 Jones Road, Sixth Floor
    Waltham
    Boston area, MA 02451 United States
    http://www.microsoft.com/about/companyinformation/usaoffices/Northeast/Waltham.mspx

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    Regular Price: 1500

  • Agenda
    • Overview of Scrum
      • History of Scrum from the inventor
      • How and why Scrum works
      • What Scrum is
    • Sprints
      • Potentially shippable software
      • Architecture on a Scrum project
      • Sequential vs. overlapping work
      • Sprint length
      • Release sprints
      • Abnormal terminations
    • The ScrumMaster
      • Responsibilities
      • ScrumMaster mindset
      • Situational ScrumMastering
      • ScrumMaster as team member
    • The 59-minute Scrum project
    • The product owner
      • Description
      • Responsibilities
      • Sharing the vision
    • Product backlog
      • Size of the items
      • User stories on the product backlog
      • Backlog-writing workshops
      • INVEST in your backlog
    • Meetings
      • The daily scrum
      • Sprint review
      • Sprint retrospective
    • Sprint planning
      • Sprint prioritization
      • Sprint goal
      • Sprint planning meeting
      • Sprint backlog items
    • Release planning
      • Velocity
      • Estimating the product backlog
      • Release planning meeting
      • XP game Sprint execution exercise
    • Tracking progress
      • Sprint burndown charts
      • Release burndown charts
      • Task boards
    • The team
      • Composition
      • Teams are cross-functional
      • Organizing
    • Scalability
      • The scrum of scrums
      • Focus of initial sprints
      • Shared vs. specific product backlogs
      • Distributed, outsourced, and CMMI Scrum
      • Getting started
  • Who Should Attend

    This course is equally suited for managers, programmers, testers, analysts, product managers, and others who are interested in working on or with a Scrum team. If you want to be as Agile as the best Scrum companies, anyone in your company can benefit from this training. It helps to have everyone understand and use the Scrum process for any project whether in sales, marketing, development, or support. 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.