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Certified ScrumMaster®
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM Mitch Lacey & Associates, Inc. Grande Hotel do Porto Rua de Santa Catarina, 197 Porto 4000-450 Portugal 41.1479452 -8.6065131 950 € + VAT 23%


Mitch Lacey & Associates, Inc.

  • Course

    Date: 14-15 October, 2013
    Location: Porto, Portugal

    Regular Price: 950 € + VAT 23%

    October 14 & 15, 2013. Sheraton, Porto, Portugal

    This course will be taught in English

    €950 Regular Pricing, €850 Early Pricing, 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.

    The Scrum Field Guide

    For a limited time, attendees of the Certified ScrumMaster class will recieve a free copy of Mitch Lacey's new book, The Scrum Field Guide: Practical Advice for Your First Year.

    You Will Learn

    • 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.

    You Will Get

    • 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

    You Will Earn Professional Development Units (PDUs)

    PMPs: You can receive 15 PDUs for this course. To learn more on how to maintain your PMI PMP (or other) credential, please visit this link on Mitch Lacey & Associates is a PMI Registered Educational Provider, provider ID 3383.

    You Will Be Able to Answer Questions Like These

    • 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...

    What People Are Saying

    1. "Though I knew much of the material, this reinforced the NEED to review and reflect with more knowledgeable people"
    2. "Enjoyed the examples from real life"
    3. "Best I've attended"
    4. "Really liked the exercises and found Scrum to be inspiring"
    5. "Really liked the pragmatic no BS presentation style. Greatly appreciated the messages and focus on the human factor side of Scrum"
    6. "Great course, very good teaching, will recommend to my peers"
    7. "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) and a registered Project Management Professional (PMP), Mitch shares his experience in project and client management through Certified ScrumMaster courses, agile coaching engagements, conference presentations, blogs & white papers.

    He has authored “Adventures in Promiscuous Pairing” presented & published at the Agile 2006 conference, “Transitioning to Agile: Key Lessons Learned in the Field” presented and published at the Fall 2007 PMI Global Congress in Atlanta, Georgia and "The Impacts of Poor Estimating - & How to Fix It" presented & published at the winter 2007 SQE Agile development conference in Orlando, Florida.

    He has presented at Agile Alliance Agile 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 conferences, the 2008 Better Software Conference and the 2008 and 2009 SQE Agile Development Practices conferences. He was the stage producer for the Organization and Culture stage for Agile 2009 and continued that trend by producing the Leadership and Organizations stage for Agile 2010 and 2011, and was the Agile2012 conference chair in Dallas Texas.

    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: 14-15 October, 2013
    Location: Porto, Portugal

    Grande Hotel do Porto
    Rua de Santa Catarina, 197
    Porto, 4000-450 Portugal

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    Regular Price: 950 € + VAT 23%


  • Agenda


    Overview of Scrum

    • Why Scrum works
    • What Scrum is
    • Origins



    • Potentially shippable
    • Architecture on a Scrum project
    • Sprint length and release sprints
    • Abnormal terminations


    The ScrumMaster

    • Responsibilities and mindset
    • Situational ScrumMastering
    • ScrumMaster as team member


    The Product Owner

    • Description and responsibilities
    • Sharing the vision


    Product backlog

    • User stories on the product backlog
    • Backlog-writing workshops
    • INVEST in your backlog



    • The daily scrum
    • Sprint review
    • Sprint retrospective


    Sprint planning

    • Prioritization and the sprint goal
    • Sprint planning meeting


    Release planning

    • Velocity
    • Estimating the product backlog
    • Release planning meeting


    Tracking progress

    • Burndown charts
    • Task boards


    The team

    • Composition and cross-functionality
    • Organizing



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

    This hands-on certification course is appropriate for all software team members, including:

    • Project Managers
    • Team Leads
    • Development Managers
    • Product Managers
    • Software Architects
    • Systems Architects
    • Testers
    • CIO
    • CTO


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