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10/5/2009 12:00:00 AM DasScrumTeam AG Cirquent Academy Ludwig-Erhard-Straße 2 Ettlingen / Karlsruhe 76275 Germany 48.94952 8.408253 €1700 excl. VAT


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  • Course

    Date: 5-6 October, 2009
    Location: Ettlingen / Karlsruhe, Germany

    Regular Price: €1700 excl. VAT

    About the Course

    This two-day Certified Scrum Master course provides a look into the what, how and especially the whys of Scrum. It'll cover the theory and history of Scrum and also the practical side, mostly by stories by the trainers and discussions in the group. The course is useful for anyone who would like to know Scrum in depth, including team members, product owners, scrum masters and other stakeholders, although the course will be given mostly from the ScrumMasters perspective.

    Jeff Sutherland will discuss how he coaches high performance Scrum teams in a venture capital group that supports organizational development. OpenView Venture Partners runs the leading non-software Scrum in the world and will show how to get other parts of companies doing Scrum outside of IT. Jeff will be assisted by Andreas Schliep, Certified Scrum Trainer.

    The course length is 2 days. The first day will cover the conceptual backgrounds of Scrum and how the roles in Scrum differ from what is often seen in organizations and how this will impact the organization. The second day will cover the how-to-do things and look in detail in the different parts of the Scrum framework.

    Basic knowledge of Scrum is expected and some experience preferred. A great introduction to Scrum is the Scrum Primer by Pete Deemer, a Scrum Training Institute publication.

    About Certification

    Effective 1 October 2009, all CSMs will be required to complete a Certified ScrumMaster course and pass a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) online certification exam to maintain certification.  Click here for the Exam Objectives or Click here for the Exam Administration and Retake Policy.  Please read more about Scrum certification here.

    About the Instructors

    Jeff Sutherland started the first Scrum at Easel Corporation in 1993. He worked with Ken Schwaber to emerge Scrum as a formal process at OOPSLA ’95. Together, they extended and enhanced Scrum at many software companies and IT organizations and helped write the Agile Manifesto. He has been CTO/VP of Engineering of 10 software companies and introduced Scrum to the last six of them. Jeff is the CEO of Scrum, Inc. powered by OpenView Venture Partners and is Agile coach to 20 portfolio companies and to the OpenView venture group which runs all its operations with Scrum. As Senior Advisor to OpenView and CTO of PatientKeeper he focuses on using Scrum to transform companies as well as empower software developers. PatientKeeper quadrupled revenue in 2007 and the OpenView venture capital group is using it to create similar high performance portfolio companies.


    Andreas Schliep has worked as software developer, team lead and ScrumMaster at WEB.DE, Germany, before he joined SPRiNT iT in 2006 as a full-time Scrum coach. He is now as self-employed Scrum coach and trainer who focuses on German speaking countries. Andreas is Certified Scrum Trainer since May 2008.

    The trainers will share the secret sauce that helps development teams radically improve productivity and quality while providing a more rewarding and fun working environment for developers. They are the key concepts that his venture group uses to outperform the industry in the companies they fund.

    You can learn from Jeff Sutherland's experiences as consultant to the world's leading companies. This experience can help make your Scrum implementation world class:: Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, MySpace, Adobe, GE, Siemens, BellSouth, GSI Commerce, Ulticom, Palm, St. Jude Medical, DigiChart, RosettaStone, Healthwise, Sony/Ericson, Accenture, Trifork, Systematic Software Engineering, Exigen Services, SirsiDynix, Softhouse, Philips Medical, Barclays Global Investors, Constant Contact, Wellogic, Inova Solutions, Medco, Saxo Bank, Xebia,, SolutionsIQ, Crisp, Johns Hopkins Applie Physics Laboratory, Motley Fool, Planon, OpenView Venture Partners, Juske Bank, BEC, Camp Scrum, DotWay AB, Ultimate Software, Danube, Rally Development, Version One, Intronis, AtTask, Evinda, Open-E, e-Eye, Central Desktop, DST, and many other companies.

    Jeff is an expert on distributed/outsourced Scrum (see Agile 2008) and on implementing Scrum in a CMMI Level 5 company. He has has scaled and distributed Scrum using his last five companies as laboratories. His entire current company at PatientKeeper is run by a MetaScrum, and is one of the most advance implementations of Scrum worldwide. Mary Poppendieck, in her latest book on Lean Software Development, comments:

    "Five years ago a killer application emerged in the health care industry: Give doctors access to patient information on a PDA. Today there is no question which company won the race to dominate this exploding market; PatientKeeper has overwhelmed its competition with its capability to bring new products and features to market just about every week. The sixty or so technical people produce more software than many organizations several times larger, and they do not show any sign that the size of their code base is slowing them down.

    "A key strategy that has kept PatientKeeper at the front of the pack is an emphasis on unprecedented speed in delivering new features. It will not surprise anyone who understands Lean that PatientKeeper has to maintain superb quality in order to support its rapid delivery. CTO Jeff Sutherland explains it this way:

    “Rapid cycle time:

    • Increases learning tremendously
    • Eliminates buggy software because you die if you don't fix this.
    • Fixes the install process because you die if you have to install 45 releases this year and install is not easy.
    • Improves the upgrade process because there is a constant flow of upgrades that are mandatory. Makes upgrades easy.
    • Forces quick standardization of software via new features rather than customization and one off.
    • Forces implementation of sustainable pace. You die a death of attrition without it.
    • Allows waiting to build new functionality until there are 4-5 customers who pay for it. This is counterintuitive, and caused by the fact everything is ready within 90 days.”

    "I find that the vast majority of organizations are still trying to do too much stuff, and thus find themselves thrashing. The only organization I know of which has really solved this is PatientKeeper."  Mary Poppendieck

    In this course, participants will learn how to stop thrashing and start executing along with everything necessary for getting started with Scrum. There are very few rules to Scrum so it is important to learn its fundamental principles by experiencing them directly from those who have implemented the best Scrums in the software industry. Participants gain hands-on practice with the release backlog, sprint backlog, the daily Scrum meeting, tracking progress with a burndown chart, and more. Participants experience the Scrum process through a “59-minute Scrum” and the "XP Game” which simulate Scrum projects through non-technical group exercises.

    You can receive 16 Professional Development Units (PDUs) for this course.

    Course Material:
    Participants will receive course materials for review upon registration.

    The CSM course was formulated to train and certify ScrumMasters and is used worldwide for ScrumMaster training. The book, Agile Project Management with Scrum, by Ken Schwaber is required reading for the course and the course is based on the primary Scrum book, Agile Development with Scrum.

    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.

  • Details

    Date: 5-6 October, 2009
    Location: Ettlingen / Karlsruhe, Germany

    Cirquent Academy
    Ludwig-Erhard-Straße 2
    Ettlingen / Karlsruhe, 76275 Germany

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    Regular Price: €1700 excl. VAT


    The course is organized by, a German freelance Scrum coach and trainer's association.

  • Agenda


    The agenda for the class is:


    Overview of Scrum

            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  

    The Product Owner

            Sharing the vision

    Product backlog

            Size of the items
            User stories on the product backlog
            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

            Estimating the product backlog
            Release planning meeting

    Tracking progress

            Sprint burndown charts
            Release burndown charts
            Task boards

    The team

            Teams are cross-functional


            The scrum of scrums
            Focus of initial sprints
            Shared vs. specific product backlogs
            Scaling the product owner
            Getting started

  • Who Should Attend

    This course will focus on the ScrumMaster, the Product Owner, and the Team in a software development organization. However, the course is useful to everyone in a company using Scrum. While it will focus on software development, Jeff's coaches Scrum teams in sales, marketing, finance, client services, senior management teams, investment groups, and non-profit organizations. You will often find a CEO, CFO, or CEO in his classes, as well as others interested in expanding Scrum throughout their companies. There is a company in Denmark that sends every single employee to Jeff's classes including the receptionists, so everyone knows a common language and can use Scrum to improve operations throughout the company.



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