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Succeeding with Agile in Silicon Valley, CA
3/30/2011 12:00:00 AM Mountain Goat Software Cypress Hotel 10050 S. De Anza Blvd Cupertino CA 95014 United States of America 37.3214352 -122.031388 1300.00


Mountain Goat Software

  • Course

    Date: 30-31 March, 2011
    Location: Cupertino, CA, United States of America

    Regular Price: $1300.00

    Course Description

    This two-day, advanced course picks up where the Certified ScrumMaster and other introductory agile courses leave off. Drawing and expanding on concepts in Mike's Succeeding with Agile book, this course will help you move beyond initial success to sustained agility. Attendees should have a solid understanding of agile concepts and the principles and practices of Scrum prior to tackling this material.

    Participants will learn advanced teamwork techniques, including ways to subtlety guide a self-organizing team and how to ensure that all team members (including designers, architects, and testers) are busy on each day of the sprint. They will discover ways to effectively scale Scrum, in one location or on a globally distributed team. The course will explore what it means to be agile while meeting regulatory compliance requirements, how to overcome common problems, and tools for measuring the benefits of agile.

    Agile isn’t a final destination; it’s something you grow towards each day. Learn how to iterate towards a higher level of agility, no matter where you are on your journey.

    For PMPs, this course counts for 15 professional development units.

    This course will be held at The Cypress Hotel in Cupertino and will run 8:30am - 4:30pm each day.

    You Will Learn

    • How the same process used during transition can help spread agile or Scrum across the enterprise.
    • How the roles of project managers, functional managers, programmers, testers, data professionals, architects, analysts, and others change in an agile process
    • Ways in which a leader can influence a self-organizing team
    • How to incorporate technical design, interaction design, and architecture into agile projects
    • How improvement communities can drive the hard work of organizational change.
    • How to effectively structure teams, including how to make proper use of specialists.


    We are so confident that you will benefit from our training that we offer a 100% money back guarantee. If you aren’t satisfied with the training you received, contact us within thirty days to receive a full refund of the registration fee, no questions asked.

    Combine This Class with Other Training

    This class will be preceded by a Certified ScrumMaster class in the same location. You can attend these classes separately or together.

    What You Get

    • High quality training from an industry expert
    • A continental breakfast buffett, a hot lunch buffet, an afternoon snack, and continously replenished drinks
    • A 1 GB USB drive containing a PDF of the course materials, relevant articles by Mike Cohn and others, sample chapters from Mike's books, and other information
    • A printed and bound copy of the course materials


    Don’t see a date and location you like? Want to train a team or department without the hassle of travel? This class is available for onsite delivery. Contact Mike Cohn at 1-888-61-Agile (24453) or by e-mail at


    Download a PDF brochure with additional information.

    Professional Development Units (PDUs)

    PMPs: You can receive 15 PDUs for this course.

  • Details

    Date: 30-31 March, 2011
    Location: Cupertino, CA, United States of America

    Cypress Hotel
    10050 S. De Anza Blvd
    Cupertino, CA 95014 United States of America

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    Regular Price: $1300.00


    This class will be preceded by a Certified ScrumMaster class in the same location. You can attend these classes separately or together.

  • Agenda

    • Iterating toward Agility
      • ADAPTing to Agile
      • Improvement Communities
      • Your improvement backlog
    • Overcoming Resistance
      • Waterfallacies
      • Diehards, Saboteurs, Skeptics
    • Think Holistically, Work Incrementally
      • Architecture and design
      • Interaction design
    • Team Structure
      • Team size
      • Feature vs. component teams
      • Guidelines for good structure
    • Teamwork
      • The role of specialists
      • Fostering team learning
      • Knowledge waste
    • Leading Self-Organizing Teams
      • Subtle control
      • Containers, differences & exchanges
      • The self-organizing path
    • Scaling
      • Proactively manage dependencies
      • Coordinating work among team
      • Communicating across teams
    • Distributed Teams
      • Decide how to distribute
      • Create coherence
      • How to handle distributed meetings
    • Coexisting
      • Mixing agile and Waterfall
      • Governance
      • Compliance
  • Who Should Attend

    This advanced course is suited for anyone who has previously attended an introductory agile or Scrum training course, such as a Certified ScrumMaster or Certified Scrum Product Owner class. It is also appropriate for anyone with prior agile experience who is looking for answers to the hundreds of questions that arise during any agile adoption.


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