Date: 4-6 April, 2014
Location: Dallas, TX, United States
Regular Price: 1200
This three day course provides the fundamental principles of Scrum, gives participants hands-on experience using Scrum, and provides the necessary knowledge and techniques to pass the PMI-ACP exam. Then closes with Certification as a recognized ScrumMaster.
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BeardedEagle decided to launch this new combo course to assist the agile community cross two bridges in 3 days. Participants will leave this workshop ready to sit and pass the PMI-ACP and the CSM. They are launching this in their Dallas hometown where this boot-camp will be offered bi-monthly.
The ScrumMaster Certification introduces the concepts of the Scrum, the most popular Agile framework. Scrum is a seemingly simple process that can have such profound effects on an organization. Each participants will gain practical experience working with Scrum tools and activities such as the product backlog, sprint backlog, daily Scrum meetings, sprint planning meeting, and burndown charts. Participants leave knowing how to apply Scrum to all sizes of projects, from a single collocated team to a large, highly distributed team.
PMI's new PMI-ACP as the hottest and fastest growing certification around, will prepare participants to demonstrate their project management know how within an Agile context. Gartner analysts predicted in 2010 that by 2012 Agile development methods will be utilized in 80% of all software development projects. It is no surprise that the Project Management Institute (PMI) announced that they are offering a new Certification for Agile Project Managers.
The certification validates a PM’s experience and mastery of the agile principals and processes. An Agile certified practitioner has the knowledge of both Agile and Waterfall practices and is able to lead teams on Agile projects. By holding this Agile Practitioner Certification, which is more credible than other agile certifications out there, a practitioner verifies their agile expertise to companies looking to adopt the agile methodology.
We are committed to help Project Managers succeed in this certification, by creating an interactive combo workshop Project Managers will understand what Agile really means and understand what Scrum really is. Equipped with this knowledge and the workshop material created for the Agile Certified Practitioner exam.Participants become capable of practicing in both traditional events sprinkled with Agile and pure Agile environments practicing Scrum.
If your organization is currently using agile project management or you're an experienced Agile practitioner, PMI's new PMI-ACP credential will open doors and communicate to employers that you are an experienced, knowledgeable Agile practitioner. If you decide to venture deeper into the Agile world of Scrum you have the first step covered.
Following successful completion of the course, you will be qualified and ready to pass the new Scrum Alliance certification test. This multiple-choice, online test is required to become a Certified ScrumMaster, which includes a one-year membership in the Scrum Alliance, where additional ScrumMaster-only material and information are available.
This Combo Boot Camp will give you:
- 24 SEUs with are Scrum Education Units that will help you on your journey to CSP or maintaining your current Scrum Alliance Certifications
- 21 contact hours toward that certification in addition 21 PDUs or contact hours for the PMP certification.
- Mock test, quizzes and exercises
This course will be held from 8:30am - 5:30pm each day, Lunch will be provided
What you 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 instructor’s fifteen years of using Scrum in a wide variety of environments
About the Instructor
Devon Morris is a Coach, Open Space facilitator and Certified Scrum Trainer with over 13 years of experience with Scrum. He has helped with the adoption of Scrum and Agile at numerous companies both large and small. Devon brings this broad range of experience to every training event and coaching session to boost performance when applying techniques. He holds the following certifications - Project Management Professional, Agile Certified Practitioner and Certified Six Sigma Black Belt.
About your Instructor:
Devon Morris has an extensive background in helping companies make the challenging transition to agile development by working with development teams and business stakeholders to identify their needs, define the right process for the business, determine the steps needed to implement the process, and work through the steps successfully. He has trained over 1000 people with his unique style. Devon was formally trained by Ken Schwaber in 2005 and on the hard knocks streets of "Corporate America" by practicing what he preaches. Time spent with him is always engaging and fun.
Devon Morris has his Project Management Professional (PMP), ScrumMaster (CSM, PSM), Certified Scrum Practitioner (CSP), Professional ScrumMaster, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (LSSBB) & Six Sigma Black Belt (SSBB). He participated in PMI's beta program for the for the ACP exam and was one of the first to receive the certification.
Who Should Attend
This course is intended for those who wish to explore the benefits that agile and Scrum and who desire a foundational education in agile and in Scrum, including its values, principles and practices, and those who enjoy a learning format that is hands-on, experiential and Socratic. Along with those who want to sit and pass the PMI-ACP. Attendees will utilize a variety of exercises, activities, discussions and resources to help them learn and apply Scrum in both software and non-software product development situations.
- Overview of Scrum (What Scrum is & originals)
- Sprints (iterative, incremental, adnormal termination, etc.)
- Roles (ScrumMaster, Product Owner, Team)
- Meetings (planning, daily scrum, review, retrospectve, etc.)
- Artifacts (burndown charts, backlogs, etc.)
- Scability and the human side of Scrum
- What else do Agilist use
- Agile Toolkit introduction
A full refund will be provided if you cancel or transfer your registration to a different BeardedEagle event no later than five business days prior to the start of the class. If you cancel or transfer later than five business days, prior to the event you have registered for, there will be a $150.00 none refundable fee applied per class, per student.
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.