Date: 26-27 August, 2008
Location: Saratoga Springs, NY, United States
Regular Price: $1300 per person
Participants 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 instructors' years of using Scrum in a wide variety of situations
In this course, we typically mix in XP and Lean ideas. Having worked recently with Jeff Sutherland, we mix in many of his ideas and stories. Having a business background and MBA, this course is perhaps somewhat more oriented toward Product Owners and business issues.
The course will run from 9am-5pm each day. You will need to arrive by
8:30am on the first day. A continental breakfast, breaks and lunch will
Following the course, each participant is enrolled as a Certified
ScrumMaster, which includes a one-year membership in the Scrum
Alliance, where additional ScrumMaster-only material and information
Participants will receive course materials (not books) at the course.
The CSM course was formulated to train and certify ScrumMasters and is
used worldwide for ScrumMaster training. In addition, participants
should obtain (at their own expense) Agile Project Management with
Scrum, by Ken Schwaber, which is required reading for the course. You
may also wish to obtain the primary Scrum book, Agile Software
Development with SCRUM by Schwaber and Beedle, on which the course is
Of course, there will be updated material and training exercises in the
course which you cannot get from books. The entire syllabus will be
made available upon registering for the course so you can look it over
and bring it with you to the sessions.
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.