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2/5/2014 12:00:00 AM Evolve Beyond Accenture Jesmond Dene Conference Centre Newcastle United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 0 0 £ 995 + VAT


Evolve Beyond

  • Course

    Date: 5-6 February, 2014
    Location: Newcastle, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

    Regular Price: £ 995 + VAT

    Taught by a European based expert in Scaling and Product strategy


    This class is taught by Gabrielle Benefield, CEO of Evolve Beyond and a well-known figure in the global Agile community. Gabrielle is an author of The Scrum Primer, one of the most widely read introductions to Agile development, as well as the Flexible Contract model, an open-source contract for Agile and Lean projects. Gabrielle has provided Agile training and consulting to some of the largest companies in the world, including Wells Fargo bank, UTC Aerospace, Sony Computer Entertainment, Lonely Planet, Accenture, Cognizant British Gas and Optus Telecommunications.

    Our students love the training!


    98% of our students say "the Evolve Beyond CSM class was worth the time and money and would recommend it to a friend or colleague" We get comments like this one from Theresa Smith all the time: "It really was the best course I have ever been on, and I may even be including the 500 odd courses I have trained myself in my past!". Or from Jeff Sutherland, the inventor of Scrum "Gabrielle is one of the top Scrum experts in the world and;one who gets overwhelmingly positive feedback for her in-depth knowledge and engaging style. She has provided training and coaching for hundreds of organisations worldwide and is the only trainer I work with in the United Kingdom."

    Real-world knowledge you need to succeed


    The course is about using Scrum to deliver powerful results and success with real-world projects, especially challenging ones! We cover distributed / multi-location Scrum, using Scrum with fixed-price / fixed-date projects, project estimation and delivery-date planning and tracking in Scrum, Scrum tools, and scaling Scrum for large projects or organizations.

    Lowest price guarantee, corporate discounts and unemployed discounts
    We believe our prices are the best available, but if you can find a lower price for a CSPO course in the same city, we guarantee to match it. (Details here.) We often have your company setup for a corporate discount so please contact us to get the code, or let us know and we can set one up for your company. If you are inbetween jobs we will help you out further.
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    If you are not 100% satisfied with the course, it's free!
    If you are not fully satisfied with the course, we will refund 100% of what you paid. (Details here.)

    Includes Gabrielle Benefields book "The Little Book of Scrum - the essential Scrum guide"
    All attendees at our public CSPO courses receive a complimentary copy of Gabrielle Benefields The Little Book of Scrum - the essential Scrum guide. This book has been used as the standard guide to Scrum in many large organisations.

    Great food, great coffee, and drinks after class 

    We provide a kickstart to the day with our breakfast (pastries, baguettes, fruit, yoghurt and muffins), then a sit down lunch at a local restaurant, our attendees like Manav say "I've never eaten as well on any class before and I love having real coffee on tap". To top it all off we then go to drinks after class on the first day so you can chat with the trainer and other attendees.

    You get full online access to class materials + exercises + useful resources... forever!
    Unlike many classes, we provide full electronic access to the course materials, which you can use to train your colleagues. You get the course slides, plus many of the exercises, along with step-by-step instructions for leading them. Plus you get access to a variety of useful Scrum resources and templates. And your access is valid forever - so as new materials are added, you will get access to those as well.

    You earn 15 PDU's from PMI, towards PMP or PMI Agile Certification
    Our CSPO course includes 15 contact hours of training, which can be submitted to PMI for PDU credit if you are a PMP or working towards PMI Agile Certification.

    Last but not least... you get Planning Poker cards!
    Every attendee gets two packs of high-quality Planning Poker cards, enough for a team of 8 people. Our cards include printed instructions for use and four colors per deck.

    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 February, 2014
    Location: Newcastle, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

    Jesmond Dene Conference Centre
    Newcastle, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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    Regular Price: £ 995 + VAT


    What is included?

    • Training materials
    • Registration with the Scrum Alliance
    • Certification
    • Catering


    You can receive 15 Professional Development Units (PDUs) for this course.




  • Agenda
    • Topics Covered in This Course:


      • The Fundamentals of Agile Development and Scrum
      • Start-to-Finish Walkthrough of Projects in Scrum
      • Intensive Scrum Simulation I: 5 Sprints using Iterative Incremental Development, Inspect - Adapt – Transparency, and velocity-based Sprint Planning
      • Intensive Scrum Simulation II: Commitment-based Sprint Planning, Estimating Available Hours, Product Backlog Item Analysis and Decomposition, the Sprint Backlog and Burndown Chart, The Daily Scrum, Sprint Review, Sprint Retrospective)
      • How to estimate project schedules and budgets in Scrum (including Date-Driven Releases, Scope-Driven Releases, and Date- and Scope-Driven Releases)
      • Managing projects to successful delivery, and five strategies for getting a behind-schedule project back on schedule
      • Working Successfully with Uncertain and Changing Requirements
      • Working With Junior Teams
      • Managing Dependencies
      • Emergent Architecture and Design
      • The Role of the ScrumMaster
      • The Role of the Product Owner
      • The Role of the Team
      • A Day in the Life of a ScrumMaster
      • The Product Backlog
      • Creating and Prioritizing the Product Backlog
      • Writing Requirements With User Stories
      • Product Backlog Grooming
      • Size Estimation Using Planning Poker
      • The Definition of Done
      • Getting to Done in 30 days or less
      • Strategies for Success in Multi-Location (Distributed) projects. (Each student will also receive a copy of 'The Distributed Scrum Primer' minibook to take with them.)
      • Scaling Scrum to Large Projects, including the Scrum of Scrums
      • Scrum Tools, including references for enterprise, open source, and lightweight tools
      • The Role of the Manager in Scrum. (Each student will also receive a copy of 'The Manager and Scrum' minibook to take with them.)

  • Who Should Attend

    Applicable to all levels and roles including Managers, Designers, Developers, Testers, Executives, Project Managers and IT. 





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