Calgary Certified Scrum Master + One-Day Project Start up Workshop
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.
Through a combination of immersive team-based learning, exercises, and real-world case studies, you will learn:
- To plan, initiate and lead a Scrum project
- To establish a shared vision for the entire team
- To generate an Agile release plan utilizing user stories and story point estimation
- To lead your Scrum team through planning, review, and retrospective sessions
- To create an environment in which self-managing teams can flourish
- To identify and remove impediments
- To identify, engage and involve business stakeholders in your project
- How to take most existing teams to the next level
- Practical suggestions from the school of hard knocks
Scrum Master training provides an applied understanding of the Scrum process and helps participants begin to develop the tools, insights, and skills requried to apply Scrum on their projects and across their organizations.
The course will typically run from 8:30am-5:10pm each day. A continental breakfast, breaks and lunch will be provided.
Following the course, each participant is enrolled as a Certified ScrumMaster, which includes a one-year membership in the Scrum Alliance, where additional ScrumMaster-only material and information are available.
PMPs: You can receive 15 Professional Development Units (PDUs) for this course.
After the Scrum Training Workshop:
You'll receive all the information you need to get registered with the Scrum Alliance (the non-profit organization that issues the certification) and then take an online assessment. Don't worry about scoring 100% -- currently it is not a pass or fail thing. Based on the aggregate numbers from my prior attendees, this should not be something hard to finish.
Once you take the assessment with the Scrum Alliance online, you'll have a two year membership with the Scrum Alliance and you'll be a Certified ScrumMaster. The initial membership fee is ($50.00) is included in the cost of your workshop attendance, and we'll take care of processing all that with the Scrum Alliance for you.
If you need PDU's for the PMI or other continuing education credits, we'll work with you to make sure you get them applied appropriately (usually good for 15 PDUs).
Over time, we will keep in touch. I'll give you advice along the way and you'll have access to me after the training is completed. We want you to succeed.
If you have any questions about this, please contact me.
21-23 Mar 2012
30,000 ft view
Overview of Scrum
Agile Manifesto & Principles
XP- why solid engineering practices are essential
Why Scrum works
What Scrum is
Architecture on a Scrum project
Sequential vs. overlapping work
ScrumMaster as team member
The 59-minute Scrum project: Starting up a Scrum team
The product owner
Sharing the vision
Size of the items
User stories on the product backlog
Behavior-Driven Development User Story format
INVEST in your backlog
The daily scrum
Sprint planning meeting
Sprint backlog items
Empirical Process Control
Estimating the product backlog
Release planning meeting
Sprint burndown charts
Release burndown charts
Teams are cross-functional
Lean Operational Model
And what about removing impediments?
What's Lean have to do with this?
Mura, Muda, Muri
Cycle-time and Slack
What impediments to implementing Scrum might you see?
The scrum of scrums
Focus of initial sprints
Shared vs. specific product backlogs
Scaling the product owner
Release Planning: Day 3 - the team does the following with a real set of work:
Develop the Product Backlog
Estimate Business Value
Estimate Effort Discuss Risks, Dependencies, Learning and other factors Order the Work Finalize the initial Release Plan
Discuss Risks, Dependencies, Learning and other factors
Order the Work
Finalize the initial Release Plan
This course is designed for managers, project managers, programmers, testers, busines analysts, product managers, and others who are interested in working on or with a Scrum team. It helps to have everyone understand and use the Scrum framework for any project, hardware or software development, 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. This class includes 3rd day project start-up workshop is particularly helpful for new teams, walking them through Release Planning using their own project data to craft a working Prodouct Backlog.