Date: 5-7 January, 2011
Location: Montreal, QC, Canada
Regular Price: CAD$1,700 per person
This course will be led by Joe Little. Joe is an experienced Agile Coach, with in-depth practical experience in helping teams become very productive with Scrum and Agile. He often co-teaches these courses with other great Scrum trainers. Joe's blog is Agile & Businesses, here.
In addition to the CSM course, we include a 2-day practical workshop to get your team started with Release Planning, Sprint Planning and related matters.
Participants Will Learn:
- Practical, project-proven practices
- The essentials of getting a project off on the right foot
- How to write user stories for the product backlog
- Why there's more to leading a self-organizing team than buying pizza and getting out of the way
- How to help both new and experienced teams be more successful
- How to successfully scale Scrum to large, multi-continent projects with team sizes in the hundreds
- Tips and tricks from the instructors' years of using Scrum in a wide variety of situations
In this course, we typically mix in XP and Lean ideas. Having worked recently with Jeff Sutherland, we mix in many of his ideas and stories. Having a business background and MBA, this course is perhaps somewhat more oriented toward Product Owners and business issues.
The course will run from 9am-5pm each day. You will need to arrive by 8:30am on the first day. A continental breakfast, breaks and lunch will be provided.
Following successful completion of the course and passing of the CSM EXam, a participant will be enrolled as a Certified ScrumMaster. As the CSM Exam is in beta for the next few months, everyone who takes it will pass. Participants will also receive a one-year membership in the Scrum Alliance, where additional ScrumMaster-only material and information are available.
Participants will receive course materials (not books) at the course. The CSM course was formulated to train and certify ScrumMasters and is used worldwide for ScrumMaster training. In addition, participants should obtain (at their own expense) Agile Project Management with Scrum, by Ken Schwaber, which is required reading for the course. You may also wish to obtain the primary Scrum book, Agile Software Development with SCRUM by Schwaber and Beedle, on which the course is based.
Of course, there will be updated material and training exercises in the course which you cannot get from books. The entire syllabus will be made available upon registering for the course so you can look it over and bring it with you to the sessions.
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.