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Certified ScrumMaster®
9/20/2010 12:00:00 AM Sliger Consulting Inc. Denver Marriott Tech Center 7800 E. Tufts Ave Denver CO 80237 United States of America 39.6303534 -104.8992771 1095


Sliger Consulting Inc.


  • Course

    Date: 20-21 September, 2010
    Location: Denver, CO, United States of America

    Regular Price: $1,095

    Scrum is the fastest growing Agile project management approach and this course provides the Scrum framework, how to apply Scrum to your projects, and how to navigate the cultural change necessary to implement Scrum. By the end of the 2-day course, you’ll be eligible for membership in the Scrum Alliance™ with the designation of Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) and will have the background to begin your journey towards increased productivity, faster ROI, and improved value to your end customers through Scrum.

    Prerequisites:  Course attendees are encouraged to have basic knowledge of the Scrum process obtained from books, journal articles, and online content. Prior experience with Scrum a plus. The Scrum Guide is required reading. We highly recommend that you also read Agile Project Management with Scrum by Ken Schwaber.

    Certification:  After taking this course, student are eligible to take a 60 question online examination within 90 days of the course to earn the certification. Frequenty asked questions about the exam can be found here.  Exam questions are based on The Scrum Guide by Ken Schwaber.


    Instructor Bio:

    Michele Sliger is the co-author of The Software Project Manager’s Bridge to Agility. She has extensive experience in agile software development, having transitioned to Scrum and XP practices in 2000 after starting her career following the traditional waterfall approach. A self-described “bridge builder,” her passion lies in helping those in traditional software development environments cross the bridge to agility.

    Sliger is the owner of Sliger Consulting Inc., where she consults with businesses ranging from small start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, helping teams with their agile adoption, and helping organizations prepare for the changes that agile adoption brings. A frequent conference speaker and regular contributor to software industry publications such as StickyMinds, Sliger is a strong advocate of agile principles and value-driven development practices.

    She is certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP®) and a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST). A former adjunct graduate professor at the University of Colorado, Sliger holds an undergraduate MIS degree from the University of South Florida and an MBA.

    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: 20-21 September, 2010
    Location: Denver, CO, United States of America

    Denver Marriott Tech Center
    7800 E. Tufts Ave
    Denver, CO 80237 United States of America

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    Regular Price: $1,095


    For this training, we provide:

    • A take-home copy of the training materials.
    • All materials required to perform the hands-on parts of this class.
    • Refreshments. This usually includes coffee, tea, juices, soft drinks, and water to keep you hydrated.
    • Snacks. This varies and can include fruit, vegetables, chips, or pastries.
    • Food. A selection of food to choose from will be provided at lunch time. This usually includes burgers, sandwiches, wraps, salads, pizzas, etc.

    You are responsible for:

    • Transportation to and from the classroom
    • Arriving to class on time (including returning from the breaks on time)
    • Staying for the entire class (failure to do so may result in not qualifying for the assessment that leads to certification)
    • Participating in class (use of computers and hand-held devices is discouraged)
    • Meeting the class prerequisites (see Course tab)
  • Agenda

    - What is Agile?

    - History of Scrum

    - The Scrum Framework

    - The Roles on a Scrum Team

    - Scrum in Detail:

    • Creating and maintain the Product Backlog (includes exercise on User Stories)
    • Estimating Product Backlog Items
    • Sprint Planning Meeting
    • Tracking Sprint Progress and Daily Planning
    • Sprint Review Meeting and Sprint Retrospective

    - Top-Down Planning:

    • Product Vision
    • Product Roadmap
    • Release Planning Meeting

    - Scaling Scrum in the Enterprise

    - Getting Started

    - Closing Activities

  • Who Should Attend

    Project & Program Managers, Product Owners, Business and IT managers, and Sr. Developers interested in Scrum training.


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