Certified ScrumMaster®

Certified ScrumMaster

Organization

AgileEvolution, Inc.

  • Course

    Date: 9-10 August, 2007
    Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States

    Regular Price: $1,295 USD

    Course Description

    Visibility. Inspect and Adapt. Iterative, incremental development. Teamwork.

    Come to our class to learn how Scrum helps teams and organizations do all of the above, and more. Even projects that have solid, well-defined project plans encounter some degree of change and waste. Shifting market conditions, budget cuts, staff restructuring, or any number of influences will disrupt the best plan while contributing to customer dissatisfaction and staff discouragement. Moreover, projects that begin with changing or unclear requirements make it difficult to even establish project expectations. Scrum provides an agile development framework that allows teams to deliver usable software periodically throughout the life of the project, absorbing change and new requirements as the project proceeds.

    Beginning with the history of agile development and moving through the disciplines promoted by Scrum, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of the Scrum methodology while specifically reviewing the behaviors expected of a ScrumMaster.

    After successfully completing this class participants will be registered with the Scrum Alliance as Certified Scrum Masters, and can claim 16 PDU's with the PMI.

    Materials

    Attendees will receive a copy of the presentation materials and a copy of Ken Schwaber's book "Agile Project Management With Scrum."

    About the instructors

    Stacia Broderick has worked as a project manager for 13 years, the last seven of which in software development. Realizing that the traditional approach was missing something, Broderick was fortunate enough to be cast in the role of ScrumMaster in 2003, and ever since has helped teams all over the world embrace the principles of and transition to agile. Stacia founded her company, AgileEvolution, Inc., based on the belief that agile practices present a humane, logical way for teams and companies to deliver products. She is a Certified ScrumTrainer and Practitioner, as well as a PMP, a mix that proves helpful when assisting organizations' transition from traiditonal to modern practices; additionally, she is co-authoring a book with Michele Sliger entitled "The Software Project Manager's Bridge to Agility", due late 2007 from Addison Wesley.


    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: 9-10 August, 2007
    Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States

    Venue:
    This class will be held at:
    The Hub CityView
    30 South 17th Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
    http://www.thehub.com/cityview.php

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    Regular Price: $1,295 USD

  • Agenda

    Exercises and case studies will be scattered throughout the two-day session. Time spent on each topic will vary depending on the composition of the class and their interest in particular areas.

    • What is Scrum and Why Does it Work?

      In order for us to understand the benefits of Scrum and the nuances behind its framework, we begin with the history of agile methods and how relatively new thoughts in software development have brought us to Scrum. We also will review the foundational concepts of Scrum. 

      • How manufacturing has influenced software development
      • The origins of agile thinking
      • The Agile Manifesto
      • The complexity of projects
      • Theoretical vs. Empirical processes overview
      Implementing Scrum: The Basics.
      • Why change our current development methods?
      • Traditional Defined methods explored
      • Empirical Methods explored
      • The Agile Skeleton
      • Scrum roles explored
      • Defining "done"
    Scrum Master: Role and Responsibilities
    • Who is the ScrumMaster?
    • Characteristics of a ScrumMaster candidate
    • The ScrumMaster as a change agent
    • Effective listening
    • Scrum's success depends on common sense
     The Delivery Teams

    Since the ScrumMaster is looking to protect the productivity of the team, we must investigate team behaviors so we can be prepared for the various behaviors exhibited by teams of different compositions. We'll also include small exercises to help participants understand how to handle difficult situations.

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      • Bruce Tuckman's team life cycle
      • Team ground rules
      • The impact of project switching
      • The Scrum of Scrums
    • Scrum: Advanced topics and application

       

      • Scrum meetings
      • Planning in Scrum
      • Velocity
      • Agile estimating and Planning
      • Dispersed teams
      • Large projects under Scrum
      • Developing architecture under Scrum
      • Inter- and Intra-project dependencies
      • Scrum and XP
    • Managing the Product Backlog.

       

      • The Product Backlog
      • Managing priorities
      • Fixed-date projects
      • Contracts
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  • Who Should Attend

    This 2-day class is suitable for those practicing or looking to practice the art of the ScrumMaster, but is highly valuable for anyone involved in Scrum (Managers, Team Members, Product Managers, etc.).