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11/17/2014 12:00:00 AM Agile Pain Relief Consulting Crowne Plaza Kitchener-Waterloo 105 King Street East Kitchener ON N2G 2K8 Canada 43.449028 -80.487707 1495


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  • Course

    Date: 17-18 November, 2014
    Location: Kitchener, ON, Canada

    Regular Price: $1495

    Crowne Plaza Kitchener-Waterloo, 105 King Street East, Kitchener
    November 17-18, 2014 $1495
    Early Registration (before October 17) $1195
    Refunds and cancellations
    Agile Pain Relief presents Certified ScrumMaster workshop in Kitchener/Waterloo.

    Certified Scrum Trainer® Mark Levison leads an intensive, two-day Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) course which introduces and familiarizes you with core Scrum and Scrum methods through direct instruction and hands-on activities.

    "The best two days of training I ever had." —Sridhar
    "A perfect insight into the Agile world." —Smita

    In this two day course you will be introduced to Scrum concepts through a series of exercises employing Scrum methods to build a new application. During the process, you will be exposed to and practice Scrum using practical, real-world examples, learn how Scrum works, and experience the dynamics of participating as part of Scrum team.

    In addition to the exercises, the course itself is conducted using a Scrum-like process to provide insight into Scrum concepts and familiarize students with Scrum processes. Practical examples demonstrate how to handle changing requirements and using Scrum to manage product backlog, estimates, and even acceptance criteria.

    Finally this is one of the few CSM courses where the neuroscience and psychology of teams is discussed as applied to managing Scrum and building effective teams.

    "Great actionable content." —Jason
    Very personable and great delivery." —Jennifer
    "Wonderful course.
    Delivering both 'How to do it' and 'Why it works' in a fun and enlightened way." —Hugo
    Key Concepts

    This course covers the following concepts through a mix of in-class lectures and practical exercises designed to introduce and expand on the following areas:

    • How Scrum fits in the world of Agile Project Management
    • Using Scrum from Release Planning through to Project Completion
    • Building a high-performance team
    • Techniques to reduce time-to-market and increase quality
    • Methods to create a culture of learning and continuous improvement
    • Complete the requirements of the Certified ScrumMaster Program including preparation for the CSM Exam
    • For more details see the complete Course Outline in the Agenda section


    The Agile Pain Relief Advantage
    Small Class-size in Your City

    Agile Pain Relief limits classes to a maximum of 20 students to ensure a quality learning environment with more opportunities to address your questions and concerns. Local training classes mean you meet and network with other professionals near you. On-site, private training also available.

    In-person and Interactive

    Direct learning tailored to each class and student. No canned PowerPoint presentations or webinars. Live instruction from Certified Scrum Trainers (CST) and group exercises modelled on Agile methods.

    Hands-on Applications of Scrum Methods with Agile Theory

    Practical examples and exercises use Scrum and Agile principles teach you how to adapt and practice Agile methods in your projects.

    Online Course Materials and Support

    Course attendees receive electronic copies of all seminar materials (including free updates to course materials as they become available) and exclusive access to Mark through Agile Pain Relief's LinkedIn group.

    "I really enjoyed the course and I know that I can start using this new knowledge immediately in my work" —Francois

    Crowne Plaza Kitchener-Waterloo, 105 King Street East, Kitchener
    November 17-18, 2014 $1495
    Early Registration (before October 17) $1195
    Refunds and cancellations

    Cancellation and Refunds
    Full refund issued up to 10 days prior to course start date; credit towards future course for cancellations less than 10 days before course start date.

    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: 17-18 November, 2014
    Location: Kitchener, ON, Canada

    Crowne Plaza Kitchener-Waterloo
    105 King Street East
    Kitchener, ON N2G 2K8 Canada
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    Regular Price: $1495

  • Agenda


    Day 1

    1. Self-Organizing Teams Exercise

    2. Walk through Agenda on Task wall 

    3. Opening

    4. Scrum Overview

    5. Introduce Website exercise and form teams

    6. Writing User Stories Exercise

    7. Estimation and Release Planning

    8. End of Day Review

    9. Retrospective

    Day 2:

    1. What did you learn yesterday

    2. Sprint Planning

    4. In-Depth Simulation Exercise 

    5. Sprint Review 

    6. Definition of Done

    7. Sprint Retrospective

    8. The Team Member Role and Teamwork

    9. The ScrumMaster Role

    10. Foundations of Agile

    11. Engineering practices

    12. In Class Test

    13. Resources

    14. Feedback forms

  • Who Should Attend

    This course is for people interested in creating high performance development teams or participating in them. I've had attendees from Developer, QA, Development Manager, Director of Engineering and even a Marketing VP who wanted to know afterwards how to apply these ideas to marketing. This course is for anyone who wants to have a deep understanding of Scrum and understand how high performance teams work.


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