Students Receive a Complimentary Copy of "The Scrum Field Guide" by Mitch Lacey
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.
December 12 & 13, 2012. San Diego, California
This course will be taught in English
$1200 Regular Pricing, $1080 Early Pricing (before 12 November 2012), Additional discounts available to people booking 5 or more.
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.
Upon course completion, students will be qualified and ready to pass the new Scrum Alliance certification exam (implemented on 1 September 2012). This online exam is required to become a Scrum Alliance Certified ScrumMaster. Also included is a a one-year membership in the Scrum Alliance, where additional ScrumMaster-only material and information are available. Click here for more information on the exam.
Complimentary Book: The Scrum Field Guide
For a limited time, attendees of the Certified ScrumMaster class will recieve a free copy of Mitch Lacey's new book, The Scrum Field Guide: Practical Advice for Your First Year.
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.
Professional Development Units (PDUs)
PMPs: You can receive 15 PDUs for this course. To learn more on how to maintain your PMI PMP (or other) credential, please visit this link on PMI.org
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
- "Though I knew much of the material, this reinforced the NEED to review and reflect with more knowledgeable people"
- "Enjoyed the examples from real life"
- "Best I've attended"
- "Really liked the exercises and found Scrum to be inspiring"
- "Really liked the pragmatic no BS presentation style. Greatly appreciated the messages and focus on the human factor side of Scrum"
- "Great course, very good teaching, will recommend to my peers"
- "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 fifteen years & is credited with many plan-driven & agile projects. He is the author of "The Scrum Field Guide", a book targeting teams adopting Agile and Scrum practices.
Mitch honed his agile skills at Microsoft Corporation, where he successfully released core enterprise services for Windows Live. Mitch's first agile team at Microsoft was coached by Ward Cunningham, Jim Newkirk & David Anderson.
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 & white papers.
He has authored “Adventures in Promiscuous Pairing” presented & 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 - & How to Fix It" presented & published at the winter 2007 SQE Agile development conference in Orlando, Florida.
He has presented at Agile Alliance Agile 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 conferences, the 2008 Better Software Conference and the 2008 and 2009 SQE Agile Development Practices conferences. He was the stage producer for the Organization and Culture stage for Agile 2009 and continued that trend by producing the Leadership and Organizations stage for Agile 2010 and 2011, and was the Agile2012 conference chair in Dallas Texas.
12-13 Dec 2012
San Diego, CA
Hilton Mission Valley San Diego
Discounted seats available. Contact Mitch Lacey for more information.
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
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
Meetings & Artifacts
- The daily scrum
- Sprint review
- Sprint retrospective
- What is potentially shippable?
- How does architecture fit?
- Sprint length and release sprints
- Abnormal terminations
- 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
This highly interactive certification course is appropriate for software team members, including:
- Project Managers
- Team Leads
- Development Managers
- Product Managers
- Software Architects
- Systems Architects