Certified ScrumMaster

Certified ScrumMaster

Organization

Mitch Lacey & Associates, Inc.

  • Course

    Date: 30-31 July, 2008
    Location: Bellevue, WA, United States

    Regular Price: $1,295

    Certified ScrumMaster Course

    July 30 - 31, 2008. Civica Office Commons, downtown Bellevue, WA 

    If you have questions on registration or the course, please call Mitch Lacey at (206) 228 3544.

    In this course, participants will learn how to stop thrashing and start executing along with everything necessary for getting started with Scrum. There are very few rules to Scrum so it is important to learn its fundamental principles by experiencing them directly from those who have implemented the best Scrums in the software industry.Successful participants will become Certified ScrumMasters, a first step in the journey towards this more adaptive form of project leadership.  Successful participants will be listed as Certified ScrumMasters on the Scrum Alliance website and will receive a one year membership to the Scrum Alliance. Participants gain hands-on practice through exercises including:

    • How to plan and run Sprint Planning Meetings
    • Daily Scrum Meetings
    • Sprint Reviews
    • Sprint Retrospectives
    • And more.   

    The course format consists of multiple lecture topics, group exercises and group discussion.  Ample time will be devoted to analysis of the “real-world” industry experiences of the ScrumMaster Course instructor based on case study examples and experiences managing Agile projects and coaching Scrum teams.

    Upon completion, you will be able to answer questions like these:

    • When should I use Scrum and agile methods?
    • How can I get management on board with Scrum?
    • What are some common mistakes teams make when they adopt Scrum?
    • What are the roles in Scrum and is it OK to mix them?
    • How should we structure our teams?
    • How does Scrum work in an offshore model?
    • What is agile?
    • How does our team know we are "done"?
    • And more...

    What People Are Saying

    1. "Though I knew much of the material, this reinforced the NEED to review and reflect with more knowledgeable people"

    2. "Enjoyed the examples from real life"

    3. "Best I've attended"

    4. "Really liked the exercises and found Scrum to be inspiring"

    5. "Really liked the pragmatic no BS presentation style. Greatly appreciated the messages and focus on the human factor side of Scrum"

    6. "Great course, very good teaching, will recommend to my peers"

    7. "This was a great course and I am super excited to implement"

    About the Instructor - Mitch Lacey, PMP

    Mitch Lacey is an agile practitioner and trainer. Mitch has been managing projects for over twelve years and has numerous plan-driven and agile projects under his belt.

    Mitch honed his agile skills at Microsoft Corporation, where he successfully released core enterprise services for Windows Live. While at Microsoft, he transitioned from Program Manager to Agile Coach, working hand-in-hand with groups throughout their transition to Agile practices. After Microsoft, Mitch was the Agile Practice Manager at Ascentium Corporation where he practiced agility on the projects he ran every day while coaching customers on  agile  practices and lessons on agile adoption worldwide.

    As a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) and a registered Project Management Professional (PMP), Mitch shares his experience in project and client management through Certified ScrumMaster courses, Agile coaching engagements, conference presentations, blogs and white papers.

    He is the author of “Adventures in Promiscuous Pairing” presented and published at the Agile 2006 conference, “Transitioning to Agile: Key Lessons Learned in the Field” presented and published at the Fall 2007 PMI Global Congress in Atlanta, Georgia and "The Impacts of Poor Estimating - and How to Fix It" presented and published at the winter 2007 SQE Agile development conference in Orlando, Florida. He is presenting at Agile 2008 in Toronto Canada on a variety of topics, as well as the Better Software Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada in June 2008.

    Mitch is currently under contract with Addison Wesley to publish a book titled "Adopting Agile: 101 Tips for Surviving Your First Year" scheduled for publication in 2009.

    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: 30-31 July, 2008
    Location: Bellevue, WA, United States

    Venue:
    Civica Office Commons
    225 108th Ave NE
    Bellevue, WA 98004 United States
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    Regular Price: $1,295

  • Agenda

    The course format consists of multiple lecture topics, group exercises and group discussion.  Ample time will be devoted to analysis of the “real-world” industry experiences of the ScrumMaster Course instructors based on case study examples and experiences managing Agile projects and coaching Scrum teams.

    Overview of Agile & Scrum

    • What is Agile
    • What is Scrum
    • Origins

    Roles: The ScrumMaster

    • Description and responsibilities
    • What makes a good ScrumMaster
    • ScrumMaster as team member

    Roles: The Product Owner

    • Description and responsibilities
    • Vision & the Product backlog
    • User stories on the product backlog
    • INVEST in your backlog

    Roles: The team

    • Description and responsibilities
    • Composition and cross-functionality
    • Organizing

    Meetings & Artifacts

    • Planning
    • The daily scrum
    • Sprint review
    • Sprint retrospective

    Sprints

    • What is potentially shippable?
    • How does architecture fit?
    • Sprint length and release sprints
    • Abnormal terminations

    Sprint planning

    • Prioritization and the sprint goal
    • Sprint planning meeting

    Release planning and Progress tracking

    • Estimating the product backlog
    • Release planning meeting
    • Burndown charts & task boards

    Scaling & Offshoring

    • The scrum of scrums
    • Shared vs. specific product backlogs
    • Getting started & common pitfalls
  • Who Should Attend

    This hands-on certification course is appropriate for all software team members, including:

    • Project Managers
    • Team Leads
    • Development Managers
    • Product Managers
    • Software Architects
    • Systems Architects
    • Testers
    • CIO
    • CTO