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Certified ScrumMaster®

3/21/2012 12:00:00 AM CLL Group, LLC Calgary Marriott 110 9th Avenue SE Calgary AB T2G 5A6 Canada 51.044593 -114.0629376 1700 CAD


CLL Group, LLC

  • Course

    Date: 21-23 March, 2012
    Location: Calgary, AB, Canada

    Regular Price: 1700 CAD


    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. 

    Additional Information:


    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.




    All CSM courses are taught by Trainers approved by the Scrum Alliance. 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.

  • Details

    Date: 21-23 March, 2012
    Location: Calgary, AB, Canada

    Calgary Marriott
    110 9th Avenue SE
    Calgary, AB T2G 5A6 Canada

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    Regular Price: 1700 CAD

  • Agenda


    30,000 ft view

    Overview of Scrum

    Agile Manifesto & Principles

    XP- why solid engineering practices are essential


    Why Scrum works

    What Scrum is




    Potentially shippable

    Architecture on a Scrum project

    Sequential vs. overlapping work

    Sprint length

    Release sprints

    Abnormal terminations


    The ScrumMaster


    ScrumMaster mindset

    Situational ScrumMastering

    ScrumMaster as team member


    The 59-minute Scrum project: Starting up a Scrum team


    The product owner



    Sharing the vision


    Product backlog

    Size of the items

    User stories on the product backlog

    Behavior-Driven Development User Story format

    Backlog-writing workshops

    INVEST in your backlog



    The daily scrum

    Sprint review

    Sprint retrospective


    Sprint planning

    Sprint prioritization

    Sprint goal

    Sprint planning meeting

    Sprint backlog items


    Release planning

    Empirical Process Control


    Estimating the product backlog

    Release planning meeting

    Tracking progress

    Sprint burndown charts

    Release burndown charts

    Task boards

    Information Radiators


    The Team


    Teams are cross-functional



    Lean Operational Model

    And what about removing impediments?

    What's Lean have to do with this?

    Mura, Muda, Muri

    Multi-tasking costs

    Cycle-time and Slack


    Common pitfalls

     What impediments to implementing Scrum might you see?


    Scaling Scrum

    The scrum of scrums

    Focus of initial sprints

    Shared vs. specific product backlogs

    Scaling the product owner

    Getting started

    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





  • Who Should Attend

    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.


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