Certified ScrumMaster®

Certified ScrumMaster Training – Scrum for Professionals

Organization

Smits Management Consultancy LLC

Trainer

  • Course

    Date: 19-20 December, 2013
    Location: Dallas, TX, United States

    Regular Price: $ 1,299 per person

    web header Scrum is now part of mainstream Project Management, and this class takes experienced project managers and experienced software developers into the world of Scrum. Scrum is used worldwide, to deliver software products in small to large and sometimes very large organizations. In the two days of class you will learn Scrum-by-the-book (the Agile Atlas and the Scrum Guide), and then explore how the Scrum concepts fit in real world projects: In your projects, with the challenges and limitations that your organization and your customers put around a software development project.

    This class is based on the recently published Agile Atlas (Scrum Alliance), which describes the concepts of Core Scrum and forms the basis for the CSM test. With this class under your belt you will pass the final CSM test, many have done this before you. From the Core Scrum concepts we move on to more complex situations: we explore technically challenging projects, we discuss distributed teams and global organizations. Larger project structures, where dozens or hundreds of people are active will be discussed, and the roles of management in these projects are evaluated.
    HubertWe look into the world of requirements management and visit the concepts of Stories and Epics. We also cast an eye on modern estimating techniques; probably play a game of planning poker.

    Your trainer has been in these situations and will talk and show examples from his experience. There is plenty of opportunity to discuss your situation: the actual project structure that you work in, or additional roles in your project. We will share and discuss background materials and articles, like the “Five Levels of Planning” paper, and the experience report “Complexity at Cisco”.

    If you would like to taste a sample of my talking style, try this video about roles in Scrum.

    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: 19-20 December, 2013
    Location: Dallas, TX, United States

    Venue:
    Springhill Suites by Marriott
    2363 Stemmons Trail
    Dallas, TX 75220 United States
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    Regular Price: $ 1,299 per person

    Notes

    People from these companies were in class before you

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    Don't hesitate to contact me with questions or special requests, the key to my teaching and to this class is agility: I will try to work with you requests where possible.

  • Agenda

    sample agenda The agenda below is only providing us a little bit of structure during the two days: it will help us not to forget to work with all the Core Scrum concepts. But right from the start the attendees will be posting their questions, and we will work with the questions, answering and discussing them. Also slides will be in little use during the two days, they make for a nice book you will take home, but it serves only as a support in the class.

    Topics for the two-day class:

    • Agile & Scrum at 10,000 feet:
      • Agile Principles and the values on the Manifesto
      • Scrum Framework overview and values discussion
    • Roles in Scrum, roles in your organization
      • Delivery team
      • Product Owner
      • ScrumMaster
      • Scrum Team concept
      • Other roles, stakeholders, managers
    • Product backlog
      • Principles of Just in Time Detail
      • Refinement of the backlog, when and how
      • User Stories, format and use
      • Estimating the work on the backlog
      • Prioritizing work on the backlog
      • Ordering work for small, medium and large projects
    • Sprints
      • Sprint Planning – who, what & how
      • Engineering Practices – programming, testing, documentation
      • Daily Meetings, the Scrum and the Scrum of Scrums
      • Done and Accepted
      • Progress –burn-down charts, quality, burn-up charts, task boards
      • Abnormal terminations
      • Feedback through Reviews and Retrospectives
  • Who Should Attend

    The class works from the basics of Scrum all the way to program management with Scrum, making it a class that is suitable for project managers, program managers and people who manage either teams or product cycles in an organization. The class receives great feedback from PMP certified project managers, and is a good basis for the ACP certification (and you will earn 14 PDUs).

    Some feedback from recent attendees:

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    • Hubert and this course were, in a word, fantastic. Even though we were barricaded in a conference room for two full days, the engaging lectures, discussions + activities made them fly by. I will continue to refer to the course booklet and Hubert’s additional resources, and recommend this course to my colleagues. Anna – project manager.
    • Hubert is just about as smooth a presenter as I have ever seen. Gwydion, account director.
    • This was an excellent course – Hubert is a gifted instructor. He is able to teach the theory and provide practical implementation guidance. Ann – program manager.
    • Excellent trainer, vast knowledge of the subject. Works through feedback from the class, lot of fun exercises makes the class very interesting. Veni – project manager.
    • Excellent session, got detailed information on all Sc rum + Agile concepts. I would recommend this training for everyone who is switching to Agile from waterfall or RUP methodologies. Very clear, very descriptive and great examples and in-class tasks. You will definitely end up being certified SM at end of class. Viral – testing specialist.
    • Excellent, extremely valuable training, great instructor. George – VP system solutions.