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Certified ScrumMaster®
7/22/2014 12:00:00 AM Berteig Consulting Inc. Hilton Garden Inn 300 Commerce Valley Drive East Thornhill ON L3T 7X3 Canada 43.8433246 -79.3765335 1400


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  • Course

    Date: 22-23 July, 2014
    Location: Thornhill, ON, Canada

    Regular Price: $1400

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    100% satisfaction guaranteed
    In the last three months, 100% of course attendees have said Mishkin Berteig's CSM and CSPO courses are better than other similar courses they have taken. Over one-third of those participants said the course was the best course they had ever attended.

    "I've been to many project management courses and this is by far the best!"
    - Project Manager

    "A good introduction to the fundamentals and ideas behind the Scrum approach.  Provided insightful exercises and practical knowledge to solidify the concepts introduced."
    - Developer


    This Learning Event is ideal for those who want to create:

    • high-performance teams that out-perform the competition
    • exceptional quality products that delight customers
    • a culture of continuous growth and capacity-building for individuals and teams
    • dramatically reduced time-to-market
    • ultra-efficient work processes


    Learning Objective(s):
    By successfully completing this Learning Event you will be able to:

    • Remove obstacles that prevent teams from becoming high-performance.
    • Enable a team to follow the Scrum process to deliver great products and continuously improve their quality.
    • Describe Scrum to others including roles, meetings, artifacts and principles.
    • Fulfill the requirements of the Certified ScrumMaster program including preparation for the CSM Exam.


    Agenda Overview:
    Day One
    In-depth simulation to practice Scrum
    Scrum requirements and estimation
    Scrum execution

    Day Two
    Learn the principles, practice and process of Scrum
    Understand the role of the ScrumMaster
    Changing organizations with Scrum


    More Testimonials:

    "Great insight, information and industry examples."
    - Project Manager

     "Fantastic course, enjoyed it, things are made easier."
    - Program Manager



    Why Choose this Course?

    • The instructor, Mishkin Berteig, has been working with Agile and Scrum since 1996 (when these methods were still called “lightweight”)
    • Mishkin has worked with many organizations of many sizes and in many industries over the past 18 years
    • Mishkin's background is technical but he also has strong business experience leading to a balanced, practical perspective on the use of Scrum
    • Mishkin is also an expert in other Agile methods so he can guide you if Scrum is not a perfect fit for your work
    • Mishkin brings real world experience to his training - ongoing experience as a consultant, coach (for our clients) and current participant in an agile team (his own business with three other business partners and two staff).
    • Mishkin frequently receives “best training ever” ratings on his training and the number of people who are "less than satisfied" with his training is below 0.2% for all 8 years he has been delivering this course.
    • Mishkin would be happy to provide many references to people who have taken his training or worked with him in other ways over the years. You can also check out his LinkedIn profile for some of those recommendations.
    • Mishkin is frequently called back to do repeat training in an organization and many participants in his training refer their friends and colleagues.
    • Many participants say that his training is extremely memorable even many years later. Great for long-lasting learning!
    • No PowerPoint slides! Mishkin does not even bring a projector to the class. Exercises, discussions, simulations dominate the course.


    Additional Benefit One:

    All attendees receive as part of their course registration as many decks of Planning Poker cards as you can use!  If you need more than three decks, please let us know in the comments section of the registration so that we can bring extras for you.  The most we have given to one individual so far is 100 decks (we have nearly 5000 left)!!! Each deck has four sets. Therefore, most Scrum teams need two or three decks.



    Additional Benefit Two:

    Agile Advice book cover

    All attendees receive a free electronic copy of Mishkin's book "Agile Advice". This book is an edited, updated collection of Mishkin's most popular and best articles from with a bonus of three major articles that will never be published on the blog. In addition, everyone gets a free physical copy of one other book of their choice from Mishkin's list of recommended reading. Topics include organizational culture, teamwork, Agile and Scrum-specific topics, technical practices and business. You choose at the end of the course after you have heard why Mishkin recommends the various books.



    Additional Benefit Three:

    Mishkin is connected to thousands of Agile Experts around the world due to his travels and long participation in the Agile community. If he doesn't know the answer to a question, he knows someone who does! Of course, Mishkin brings a wealth of experience to the class and can help you understand even the most difficult aspects of Scrum, apply it to real-life, and can share both great success and failure stories! Sometimes there isn't enough time in class to get to everyone's questions - feel free to ask anything you want after the class by email or by phone. If Mishkin doesn't have a good answer for your question, he can almost certainly connect you with someone who does have the answer!



    Register Here

    100% satisfaction guaranteed
    In the last three months, 100% of course attendees have said Mishkin Berteig's CSM and CSPO courses are better than other similar courses they have taken. Over one-third of those participants said the course was the best course they had ever attended.

    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: 22-23 July, 2014
    Location: Thornhill, ON, Canada

    Hilton Garden Inn
    300 Commerce Valley Drive East
    Thornhill, ON L3T 7X3 Canada

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    Regular Price: $1400



    Effective immediately (Sep. 1, 2013) all participants in our CSM and CSPO Learning Events will receive two free books! The first, is "Agile Advice" by Mishkin Berteig in pdf format. This book is a collection of the best articles from the AgileAdvice blog with additional commentary, updates, and three exclusive articles written just for the books. The second free book is your choice of one from the following list of recommended reading:

    • Good to Great by Jim Collins
    • Built to Last by Jim Collins
    • Agile Software Development with Scrum by Ken Schwaber and Mike Beedle
    • Agile Retrospectives by Esther Derby and Diana Larsen
    • The Corporate Culture Survival Guide by Edgar H Schein
    • Lean Software Development by Mary Poppendieck and Tom Poppendieck
    • Agile Project Management with Scrum by Ken Schwaber
    • The Systems Bible by John Gall
    • The Mythical Man Month by Frederick P Brooks
    • The Goal by Eliyahu M Goldratt and Jeff Cox
    • The Wisdom of Teams by Jon R Katzenbach and Douglas K Smith
    • Fearless Change by Mary Lynn Manns and Linda Rising
    • The Enterprise and Scrum by Ken Schwaber
    • Refactoring by Martin Fowler, et al
    • Test Driven Development by Example by Kent Beck
    • Working Effectively with Legacy Code by Michael Feathers
    • Beyond the Culture of Contest by Michael Karlberg


    At the end of a CSM or CSPO class, you will be asked for your choice of book and it will be shipped to the address of your choice.



    "This course provided a fast and intense introduction to leading/facilitating Scrum teams.... the techniques will be very useful." - Managing Director

    Schedule: 2 full days 8:30am to 5:00pm with 4 breaks of 10 minutes and a 60 minute lunch break per day.

    If you are a member of the Project Management Institute, this course counts for 16 PDU's and as part of the requirements towards the PMI-ACP designation.

    Available in-house and as a public seminar.
    Contact us to find out how you can attend and/or schedule a training!


  • Agenda


    "This was one of the best courses that I've ever attended. I heard a lot about the Berteig Consulting class and it lived up to it." - Portfolio Support Manager

    Day One: Getting Started with Scrum


    • Welcome
    • Project Vision and Process
    • Sprint One
    • Debrief
    • Customer Feedback
    • Product Backlog Items and User Stories
    • Estimating Value
    • Estimating Effort
    • Ordering and Defects
    • Sprint Two
    • Debrief
    • Velocity and Planning
    • Customer Feedback
    • Product Backlog Refinement
    • Burndown Charts
    • Sprint Three
    • Debrief


    Day Two: Theory and Advanced Topics

    • Warm-up
    • Agile Foundations and Theory
      • Lecture: History of Agile
      • Exercise: The Agile Manifesto
      • Lecture: Values, Principles, Tools...
    • Scrum Process In-Depth
      • Lecture: the Scrum Process (Meetings, Artifacts)
      • Exercise: Explaining Scrum
      • Lecture: Scrum Teams
      • Discussion: Scrum Roles
      • Lecture: The Definition of "Done"
      • Lecture: Scrum IS/IS NOT
      • Exercise: Scrum at Your Organization
    • The ScrumMaster Role
      • Exercise: The ScrumMaster Job Description
      • Discussion: ScrumMaster Self-Evaluation
      • Lecture: Removing Obstacles
      • Exercise: Your Obstacles
    • Open Q&A (time permitting)
    • Wrap-up / Graduation


  • Who Should Attend

    "The ScrumMaster Certification course was definitely the most engaging training I've attended thus far. It was extremely easy to grasp the concepts and formulate clear areas of improvement to take back to my company." - Senior Vice-President

    Anyone!  Project Managers, Team Leads, Developers, Architects, Business Analysts, Functional Managers, Consultants, Executives!

    If you have been doing Agile or Scrum for years, this course is a valuable reminder of the basics and details, is great for networking and learning from peers, and a great start to an intensive path of certification.

    If you are considering using Scrum, this is a great opportunity to learn about the best circumstances to use Scrum, common challenges, what results to expect... and when not to use it!

    Who should NOT attend: people who are looking for information to convince themselves or their managers to use Scrum.  This is not a Scrum promotion course.  We will not spend any significant time discussing the benefits of Scrum or trying to convince attendees to use Scrum.  If anything, we talk a lot about how hard it is to do Scrum well!


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