Date: 6-7 October, 2014
Location: Lisboa, Portugal
Regular Price: 975 € + VAT 23%
October 6 & 7, 2014, Lisboa Portugal
This course will be taught in English
Additional discounts available to people booking 3 or more. All prices exclude VAT of 23%.
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.
Upon course completion, students will be qualified and ready to pass the Scrum Alliance certification exam. This online exam is required to become a Scrum Alliance Certified ScrumMaster. Also included is a a one-year membership in the Scrum Alliance, where additional ScrumMaster-only material and information are available. Click here for more information on the exam.
For a limited time, attendees of the Certified ScrumMaster class will recieve a free copy of Mitch Lacey's highly rated book, The Scrum Field Guide: Practical Advice for Your First Year.
- Pragmatic, practical, proven Agile and Scrum project practices
- How to effectively start a Scrum project
- How to write user stories
- How to estimate using Planning Poker, a relative estimation technique
- How to help your organization adopt Scrum
- How to be an effective ScrumMaster
- Techniques for scaling and working with distributed teams
The course format consists of multiple lecture topics, group exercises and group discussion. Ample time will be devoted to analysis of the “real-world” industry experiences of the ScrumMaster Course instructor based on case study examples and experiences managing Agile projects and coaching Scrum teams.
- A one-year membership to the Scrum Alliance, a $50 value
- A printed, color copy of the course materials
- A complimentary copy of Mitch Lacey's popular book, The Scrum Field Guide
- Planning Poker cards
- Continental breakfast buffet, lunch, an afternoon snack and a variety of drinks
- Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) designation after passing a short certification exam
Professional Development Units (PDUs)
PMPs: You can receive 15 PDUs for this course which can be applied towards the 21 required to be a ACT. To learn more on how to maintain your PMI PMP (or other) credential, please visit this link on PMI.org. Mitch Lacey & Associates is a PMI Registered Educational Provider, provider ID 3383.
SEUs: This course qualifies as 15 Scrum Educational Units (SEUs) toward the 70 required to become a CSP.
You Will Be Able to Answer Questions
- When should I use Scrum and agile methods?
- How can I get management on board with Scrum?
- What are some common mistakes teams make when they adopt Scrum?
- What are the roles in Scrum and is it OK to mix them?
- How should we structure our teams?
- How does Scrum work in an offshore model?
- What is agile?
- How does our team know we are "done"?
- And more...
- "Though I knew much of the material, this reinforced the NEED to review and reflect with more knowledgeable people"
- "Enjoyed the examples from real life"
- "Best I've attended"
- "Really liked the exercises and found Scrum to be inspiring"
- "Really liked the pragmatic no BS presentation style. Greatly appreciated the messages and focus on the human factor side of Scrum"
- "Great course, very good teaching, will recommend to my peers"
- "This was a great course and I am super excited to implement"
About your Instructor - Mitch Lacey, PMP, ACP
Mitch Lacey is an agile practitioner and trainer. Mitch has been managing projects for over fifteen years & is credited with many plan-driven & agile projects. He is the author of "The Scrum Field Guide", a book targeting teams adopting Agile and Scrum practices.
Mitch honed his agile skills at Microsoft Corporation, where he successfully released core enterprise services for Windows Live. Mitch's first agile team at Microsoft was coached by Ward Cunningham, Jim Newkirk & David Anderson.
While at Microsoft, he transitioned from Program Manager to Agile Coach, working hand-in-hand with groups throughout their transition to Agile practices. After Microsoft, Mitch was the Agile Practice Manager at Ascentium Corporation where he practiced agility on the projects he ran every day while coaching customers on agile practices and lessons on agile adoption worldwide.
As a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), PMI Project Management Professional (PMP) and Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP), Mitch shares his experience in project and client management through Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum courses, agile coaching engagements, conference presentations, blogs & white papers.
He has published many papers including “Adventures in Promiscuous Pairing”, “Transitioning to Agile: Key Lessons Learned in the Field”, "The Impacts of Poor Estimating - & How to Fix It", a variety of papers for Microsoft and "Immersive Interviewing - Building Great Agile Software Teams".
He has presented at Agile Alliance Agile 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 conferences, the 2008 Better Software Conference and the 2008 - 2013 SQE Agile Development Practices conferences. He has managed tracks for the Agile conference since 2008 and was the conference chair for Agile2012 and Agile2014.
Mitch has served on the Board of Directors for the Agile Alliance (2011-2012) and the Scrum Alliance (2010-2011, 2014).
All CSM courses are taught by Certified Scrum Trainers. 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.