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Certified Scrum Developer® Track
3/3/2014 12:00:00 AM To Be Agile Hilton Garden Inn Tampa Ybor Historic District 1700 East 9th Avenue Tampa FL 33605 United States of America 27.962009 -82.439839 3250 (650 per day)


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  • Course

    Date: 3-7 March, 2014
    Location: Tampa, FL, United States of America

    Regular Price: $3,250 ($650 per day)

    • This course fulfills the Introductory Scrum requirement on the Certified Scrum Developer track. It is not a CSM course.
    • This course fulfills the Scrum elective requirement on the Certified Scrum Developer track.
    • This course fulfills the Technical skills requirement on the Certified Scrum Developer track.

    This immersive, forty-hour training program contains a set of three comprehensive courses that provides the knowledge and skill to become a successful Scrum developer and a valuable member of a Scrum development team.

    In our first course, Scrum Framework Developer Essentials, we'll explore Scrum Framework and how it supports faster and simpler software development. In Design Pattern Developer Essentials, we'll discover a core set of design patterns that every developer should know. The program concludes with the popular Scrum Software Developer Essentials course, in which you’ll learn how to write higher quality code more quickly and with fewer defects using practices from Extreme Programming (XP) that include test-first development, refactoring, and emergent design, as well as a variety of Agile problem-solving techniques.

    You’ll be taken on a guided tour through essential developer practices, such as story writing, sprint planning, pair programming and test driven development. You’ll learn how to discover patterns in problems and to implement designs as needed. We’ll also explore the principles behind the practices so you understand how to use them to make the best design choices, and you’ll gain a powerful framework for encapsulating and abstracting virtually any problem for maximum flexibility, without over complicating the solution.

    By exploring the secrets of high-performance, cross-functional development teams you'll gain a shared design vocabulary for dramatically improving inter-team communication that can be applied equally well to new development and to maintaining or extending existing systems. Then we'll put theory into practice and apply your new skills by building the core of an application using the expert-level techniques you’ve learned for rapidly writing quality software.

    By the end of this training program you’ll be armed with several new, effective tools and techniques for Scrum development that will make your software more robust, manageable, and easier to extend.

    Course Benefits

    Completing this course will enable you to:Certified Scrum Developer Essentials - Agile Developer Training

    • Write stories and build features in sprints
    • Estimate development tasks more accurately
    • Master test-first development to drive design
    • Efficiently use TDD’s red-green-refactor cycle
    • Work effectively to refactor legacy code
    • Diagnose and fix pathologies of poor code
    • Exercise techniques to test untestable code
    • Collaborate successfully with pair programming
    • Use acceptance tests to specify and document
    • Avoid upfront overdesign and practice just-in-time development
    • Distinguish between twelve design patterns by what they encapsulate
    • Define a strategy for continuously integrating software as it is built
    • Write software that supports an iterative process without excessive rework
    • Support collaborative code ownership and embrace a common aesthetic
    • Refactor to patterns and emerge designs in iterative development
    • Share a common vocabulary for evaluating and communicating designs
    • Implement techniques for recognizing and managing technical debt
    • Quantify software qualities that make code easier to maintain and extend
    • Recognize how test driven development informs design decisions
    • Appreciate the value of adopting shared coding standards
    • And much more…

    Your Instructor, David Bernstein

    David BernsteinMy continuing passion for software design and construction has led me to train more than 7,500 developers in the last twenty-three years for clients that have included Fortune 500 firms such as Microsoft, IBM, Yahoo!, Boeing, AT&T, Sprint, Medtronic, SunGard, State Farm, MetLife and Weyerhaeuser. As a longtime IBM consultant, I trained software engineers around the globe, giving them the skills to write the next generation of applications and operating system software while earning one of the highest satisfaction ratings in the history of IBM education. Since 2006, I've devoted my consulting practice to providing organizations with training and coaching for software developers and teams transitioning to Agile and Scrum.

    Praise for David's Training

    • “Have you ever felt the fear of starting a project, not knowing what design to start? Ever felt the fear of making a small change and having everything crash down? Take this class and learn a better way to live and develop without fear.” –D.J. Hagberg, Software Architect
    • “Take the course. It will change how you approach software development.” –Eric Huber, Senior Software Developer
    • “One of the most interesting and interactive trainings that I have ever taken part in.” –Brandon Whitaker, Software Engineer

    Become a more proficient developer—Register for the next session of this training or contact me to arrange a private, on-site session for your team.

    View a pdf version of this course description or the one-page flyer.

    All courses on the Certified Scrum Developer® track are taught by Registered Education Providers. For more information on the curriculum for the CSD credential, visit

  • Details

    Date: 3-7 March, 2014
    Location: Tampa, FL, United States of America

    Hilton Garden Inn Tampa Ybor Historic District
    1700 East 9th Avenue
    Tampa, FL 33605 United States of America
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    Regular Price: $3,250 ($650 per day)



    The three courses of this forty-hour program (which together comprise Our Certified Scrum Developer Essentials Training Week) satisfy all the training requirements for becoming a Certified Scrum Developer (CSD) through the Scrum Alliance. These courses count for forty Professional Development Units (PDUs). See for more details.

  • Agenda

    Certified Scrum Developer EssentialsScrum Framework Developer Essentials (1 Day): Covers essential elements of Scrum for software developers: Scrum principles, values, and framework; artifacts, story writing, collaboration, estimation and planning, and coaching and facilitation. Hands-on exercises include story writing, defining acceptance tests, estimation and sprint planning. See the full course description for Scrum Framework Developer Essentials.

    Design Pattern Developer Essentials (1 Day): Covers Agile principles and patterns: approaches to design, key principles, problem-solving techniques, seeing patterns by what they encapsulate, discovering patterns in problems, design exercise, what patterns teach us, emergent design, and refactoring to patterns. Includes an in-depth design exercise and debrief. See the full course description for Design Pattern Essentials for Developers.

    Scrum Software Developer Essentials (3 Days): Covers essential practices from Scrum and XP: continuous integration, pair programming, coding standards, test-first development (TDD), red-green-refactor, using TDD to inform design, code qualities, discovering design patterns, conducting code reviews, essential Scrum developer practices, writing testable code, advanced testing techniques, refactoring legacy code, emerging solutions. Includes six hands-on programming exercises in Java and C Sharp. See the full course description for Scrum Software Developer Essentials.

  • Who Should Attend

    This course is for all team members, and has the greatest impact when the entire team attends. This course will benefit Architects, DBAs, Designers, Developers, Development Managers, Directors, Product Managers, Programmers, QA Engineers, Software Engineers, Technical Analysts, Technical Leads, Technical Writers, and Testers. Familiarity with basic Object-Oriented (OO) concepts and terminology is recommended. Participants who successfully complete the programming exercises in the Scrum Software Developer Essentials training are eligible to become a Certified Scrum Developer, and require the ability to write simple programs in Java or in C Sharp.


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