Certified ScrumMaster®

CSM with Scrum Simulation & NO PowerPoint - Houston, TX

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  • Course

    Date: 6-7 November, 2013
    Location: Houston, TX, United States

    Regular Price: $1300

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    Searching for ways to tailor your current processes to effectively support Scrum?

    During this two-day dynamic, interactive Certified ScrumMaster class, renowned consultant and Certified Scrum Trainer, Carlton Nettleton will share his proven, real-world experienced and techniques implementing Scrum and show you how you can be successful with Scrum.

    Through short, focused lectures that simplify each piece of the Scrum framework, the class will include lots of peer-to-peer discussions and small-group activities, that reinforce each topic and will help you maximize your understanding and retention of Scrum.  You will learn from Carlton’s experience, the experiences of the other students and the lessons imparted during the Scrum simulation, what works and what does not work with Scrum.  Most importantly, you will have a blast learning as there is absolutely NO PowerPoint in this class.

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    • List the five values of Scrum and the eight essential Scrum principles.
    • Discuss each piece of the Scrum framework, it’s purpose and interaction with the other pieces of the framework.
    • Describe the rights, responsibilities and interactions of each role in Scrum – Team member, Product Owner, ScrumMaster and stakeholder.
    • Discuss with the other participants what Scrum means to you and what it will mean to be a ScrumMaster in your organization.
    • Identify the main obstacles to using Scrum and the challenges for sustaining Scrum in your organization.
    • Evaluate if Scrum is the right process for you, your team, your project and\or your organization.
    • Practice applying ScrumMaster skills and thinking to solve day-to-day issues and challenges.
    • Watch Scrum in action as the framework of Scrum will be used to deliver the course material.
    • Draw a diagram describing the Scrum framework, highlighting all meetings, roles and artifacts.

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    A vivid, 55-page student workbook full of custom exercises, activities and course summaries that capture the essential points you need to pass the Certified ScrumMaster assessment.

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    A signed copy of Carlton's book, Fourteen Observations of Good Scrum Practice, to use as a study guide to prepare for the assessment.

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    Documented Scrum case studies explaining how Scrum was used to create successful outcomes and improved teams.

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    A forty-five minute, personalized question-and-answer session with a Scrum expert at the conclusion of the first day to answer your specific questions about Scrum and how to get started in your company.

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    Thought-provoking articles relating to the role of the ScrumMaster, the challenges associated with doing Scrum, identifying waste in your business, the Agile Manifesto, how Scrum was used to rescue a troubled project and facilitating change.

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    A reading list of great books to jump start your continuing education on topics such as how to do Scrum better, scaling Scrum, distributed Scrum, estimating and planning, Lean Thinking, facilitation, collaboration, communication and other essential topics.

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    Two-year membership with the Scrum Alliance providing access to additional articles, case studies and templates authored by other Scrum practitioners like yourself along with discounts to Scrum events and conferences.

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    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: 6-7 November, 2013
    Location: Houston, TX, United States

    Venue:
    Hilton Garden Inn Galleria
    3201 Sage Road
    Houston, TX 77056 United States
    http://hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/texas/hilton-garden-inn-houston-galleria-area-HOUGHGI/index.html

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    Regular Price: $1300

    Notes

    Course Enrollment Policy: while I will do everything I can to make sure a scheduled course goes ahead as planned, I also have to ensure there are a sufficient number of participants to provide for a rich interaction between the learners, a diversity of perspectives and the course discussion are viable.  As a result, I require a minimum enrollment of at least six participants to proceed with this course.  

    If you have any concerns regarding this policy, it is in your best interest to do the following:   

    1. Enroll early: I offer a significant discount for early enrollments since early enrollments are a signal that participants want this course to happen in their community.
    2. Encourage friends, peers and colleagues to take the course with you: multiple enrollments from the same company will receive a generous discount and word-of-mouth referals that result in an enrollment receive an amazon.com gift card.
    3. Contact me: ten to seven days before the scheduled course date, I review the enrollment numbers and make a decision about whether to proceed with the course or reshedule.


    This is what some participants say about their level of involvement in this course:

    "active", "engaged", "enthusiastic", "focused", "motivated", "involved", "committed", "curious", "energized", "awesome", "ready", "animated", "collaborative"

    This is what you will learn from the other participants in the course:

    "Everyone struggles with Scrum."
    "Scrum principles are based on tested results and workable."
    "Experience on applying Scrum in big, old organizations and struggles on how to change from traditional project manager to Scrum."
    "Admired their Agile mindset and their more positive ways of giving feedback "we can do better" vs. "we are off track".
    "Learned how they implemented Scrum, roadblocks they faced and how to overcome those."
    "Knowledge to decide whether Scrum is for me or not and when to implement it."
    "That others are facing similar issues in adopting and adapting to Scrum."
    "I learned a lot from people with different roles in their organization."
    "Mechanics are not the emphasis for success in this methodology."
    "The issues I face in my work is common among my classmates."
    "Surprised that Scrum is not as structured as PMI."

    This is what past participants say about Carlton:

    "Good practical experience with Scrum."
    "Carlton is an excellent instructor.  I tell everyone how fantastic the course is!"
    "Perfection: knows the content, uses good tools & techniques to deliver and adapts & learns."
    "Very knowledgeable, engaging, personable and enthusiastic.  I feel prepared to step into a ScrumMaster role!"
    "Great subject matter, knowledgable, great teacher, demonstrated the values and principles of Scrum during instruction".
    "Never got bored.  Carlton changed up the format, location, activity types and had a good balance between presenting vs. discussing."
    "Not using Powerpoint was excellent.  The course continually kept my attention with live demos and participation."
    "Carlton seemed to be aware when people became distracted and adept at bringing people back."
    "I loved how unconventional it was.  I wish the class was longer."

  • Who Should Attend

    Any person who is interested in learning more about Scrum or wants to make Scrum work better for their Team or organization, is encouraged to attend.  While the focus of the class is for people who want to learn how to leverage the Scrum framework to bring about change, any member of Team or the organization who is interested in how to use Scrum would find this class useful.

    Typical attendees in the past have been functional managers, Team leads, analysts, architects, engineers, software developers, directors, testers and other roles that support product development.