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Succeeding with Agile in Silicon Valley, CA
7/12/2012 12:00:00 AM Mountain Goat Software Domain Hotel 1085 East El Camino Real Sunnyvale CA 94087 United States 37.352394 -122.001967 1300.00


Mountain Goat Software


  • Course

    Date: 12-13 July, 2012
    Location: Sunnyvale, CA, United States

    Regular Price: $1300.00


    Group and multi-class discounts are available. See below.


    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.

    Th is course will be held at the Domain Hotel in Sunnyvale 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.



    Team Discounts
    3 or more Save $50/person/day
    10 or more Save $100/person/day

    Multiple Class Discounts
    Save $50/day when you register for more than one class.


    Other Classes from Mike Cohn in Silicon Valley This Week

    July 9        Effective User Stories
    July 10-11 Certified ScrumMaster 


    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.

    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 4 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: 12-13 July, 2012
    Location: Sunnyvale, CA, United States

    Domain Hotel
    1085 East El Camino Real
    Sunnyvale, CA 94087 United States

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    Regular Price: $1300.00



    Team Discounts
    3 or more    Save $50/person/day
    10 or more  Save $100/person/day

    Multiple Class Discounts
    Save $50/day when you register for more than one class.


    Other Classes from Mike Cohn in Silicon Valley This Week

    July 9          Effective User Stories
    July 10-11   Certified ScrumMaster 

  • 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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