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.
This course will be led by Jeff Sutherland, Co-Creator of Scrum in Beverly Hills. Scott Downey, MySpace Agile Coach, will assist him with this training. Jeff and Scott recently presented a paper at Agile 2009 showing how to systematically help Scrum teams become hyperproductive in three sprints. They will share their experience with high performance teams during the course and show new ScrumMasters the key success factors for starting up new Scrum teams or improving the performance of established teams.
Jeff started the first Scrum at Easel Corporation in 1993. He worked with Ken Schwaber to emerge Scrum as a formal process at OOPSLA ’95. Together, they extended and enhanced Scrum at many software companies and IT organizations and helped write the Agile Manifesto. Jeff’s company, Scrum, Inc. is located at OpenView Labs, a venture capital group where he is Agile coach to 20 portfolio companies. The OpenView venture group runs all its operations with Scrum. As Senior Advisor to OpenView he focuses on using Scrum to transform companies as well as empower software developers. Jeff has been CTO/VP of Engineering of 9 software companies and his last one, PatientKeeper, quadrupled revenue in 2007 using Scrum. OpenView Venture Partners wants to create similar high performance in portfolio companies. Jeff will share the secret sauce he developed for the venture group that helps teams radically improve productivity and quality while providing a more rewarding and fun working environment for developers.
Jeff is an expert on distributed/outsourced Scrum and on implementing Scrum in a CMMI Level 5 company. He has has scaled and distributed Scrum using his last seven companies as laboratories. Jeff uses Lean concepts in his Scrum implementations and regularly does joint workshops with Mary Poppendieck and Henrik Kniberg.
In addition to course evaluation comments like "Scrum rocks and Jeff Sutherland knows all!", a course just completed at time of writing in Stockholm by Jeff and Henrik scored over 9 out of 10 on the evaluations. We have had similar evaluations in Beverly Hills. This is not your average Scrum training.
The course will run from 9am-5pm each day.
Following the course, each participant is enrolled as a Certified ScrumMaster, which includes a one-year membership in the Scrum Alliance, where additional Certified ScrumMaster-only material and information are available.
PMPs: You can receive 16 Professional Development Units (PDUs) for this course.
Participants will receive course materials for review at the start of the course. A course syllabus is available at http://jeffsutherland.com/csmsyllabus.pdf
29-30 Apr 2010
Los Angeles, CA
The Olympic Collection Banquet & Conference Center
Parking at the Conference Center is included, and there are several nearby restaurants for lunch.
- Overview of Scrum
- Why Scrum works
- What Scrum is
- Characteristics of hyperproductive teams
- Nokia Test
- Potentially shippable
- Architecture on a Scrum project
- Sequential vs. overlapping work
- Sprint length
- Release sprints
- Abnormal terminations
- The ScrumMaster
- ScrumMaster mindset
- Situational ScrumMastering
- ScrumMaster as team member
- The 59-minute Scrum project
- The product owner
- Sharing the vision
- Product backlog
- Size of the items
- User stories on the product backlog
- Backlog-writing workshops
- INVEST in your backlog
- The daily scrum
- Sprint review
- Sprint retrospective
- Sprint planning
- Sprint prioritization
- Sprint goal
- Sprint planning meeting
- Sprint backlog items
- Release planning
- Estimating the product backlog
- Release planning meeting
- XP game Sprint execution exercise
- Tracking progress
- Sprint burndown charts
- Release burndown charts
- Task boards
- The team
- Teams are cross-functional
- The scrum of scrums
- Focus of initial sprints
- Shared vs. specific product backlogs
- Distributed, outsourced, and CMMI Scrum
- Getting started
This course is equally suited for managers, programmers, testers, analysts, product managers, and others who are interested in working on or with a Scrum team. If you want to be as Agile as many of the companies Jeff works with, anyone in your company can benefit from this training. It helps to have everyone understand and use the Scrum process for any project whether in sales, marketing, development, or support. You will leave with solid knowledge of how and why Scrum works. Through practical, hands-on exercises and small-group discussion you will be prepared to plan your first sprint immediately after this class.