Weekend Certified ScrumMaster
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.
Learn by Doing
Scrum is all about teamwork and dynamic interaction, so we wouldn't be setting a very good example if we spent 2 days lecturing at you from a podium. Instead, you will be playing serious learning games, modeling processes through project simulations, madly scribbling on index cards, creating charts, and cementing the learning through retrospective discussion. In short, you will learn Scrum by doing Scrum.
Team Teaching by Two Great Instructors
When it comes to Agile games and simulations, Chris Sims is the guy who trains the trainers. And then there's our storyteller-in-chief, Jeff McKenna, a co-founder of Scrum and member of the very first Scrum team.
Keep Learning After the Workshop
We aren't satisfied to stamp 'Certified' on your forehead and wish you luck; we want to help you succeed with Scrum where it counts, back in your real world. That's why this class comes complete with 2 hours of follow-up coaching.
"This was a true experience of learning by doing. . . Agile Learning Labs did a terrific job of instilling the concept and practice of Scrum."
-- Drew Powers, CSM
Review published in the Project Management Institute - San Francisco Bay Area Chapter Newsletter, October 2009.
"I have passed the CSM exam! Thank you for your help and support. I enjoyed your interactive, hands-on approach and I definitely recommend your training."
-- Tammy T. Huynh, CSM
26-27 Jun 2010
Redwood City, CA
Jeff McKenna has been involved in software development for some 45 years. During that time he has participated in every aspects of product development from implementation and test, through architecture and design, all the way to sales and marketing. Since the late 1980s Jeff has focused on the process side of development. He consulted on the very first Scrum project in 1993, alongside Jeff Sutherland and John Scumniotales. He has taught, coached and mentored agile teams using Scrum and Extreme Programming practices for small and medium sized projects. His clients range from small startups to established enterprises. Jeff currently works at Serena Software as Agile Evangelist. Jeff is a Certified Scrum Coach and Certified Scrum Trainer. He blogs at agile-action.com, and can be contacted at email@example.com.
Chris Sims helps software development teams improve their productivity and happiness. His approach combines experiential training, coaching, and even direct technical contribution.
Chris is the founder of Agile Learning Labs, as well as the Bay Area Agile Managers Support Group. He is on the board of BayAPLN, the Bay Area chapter of the Agile Project Leadership Network, and is a past chair of the IEEE Technical Management Council of Silicon Valley. He has published over 50 articles on agile topics on InfoQ, and even more on the Agile Learning Labs blog.
Chris is a certified ScrumMaster and practitioner, who has been helping agile teams succeed since the turn of the century. He has made a living in roles such as: Scrum Master, Product Owner, Engineering Manager, Project Manager, C++ Developer, Musician, and Auto Mechanic.
This course provides a solid overview of Scrum, and delves deeply into the role of the Scrum Master. The topics covered include:
- Brief history of Scrum
- Roles and responsibilities
- Requirements gathering and management
- The rhythm of the Scrum Sprint
- Facilitating self-organizing team dynamics
- Simple tools for managing Scrum projects
- Skills for succeeding as a ScrumMaster
This workshop is for anyone who needs a solid understanding of Scrum, including:
- business analysts
- technical managers
- project managers
- program managers
- product managers
- C-level executives