Date: 16-19 February, 2010
Location: Paris - Velizy, France
Regular Price: Euro 1,800 per person
This course will be led by Joe Little and Catherine Louis. Joe is an experienced Agile Coach and Scrum Trainer. He co-teaches regularly with Jeff Sutherland and other great Scrum trainers. He has a CSM, CSP, CST and an MBA. Catherine is an experienced agile coach and top agile transformation manager for a large global firm. She as 20+ years in telecom.
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.
WORKSHOP: Following the 2-day CSM course, we will conduct a 2-day workshop to get your team started using Scrum. This includes Release Planning and either a Sprint Planning Meeting (or a mock SPM). If you are only interested in the CSM course, please contact us for a reduced rate.
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.