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Certified ScrumMaster®
8/2/2010 12:00:00 AM Artisan Software Consulting LLC Benchmark Learning 4510 West 77th St. Minneapolis MN 55435 United States of America 44.8637427 -93.3366087 1295 per person


Artisan Software Consulting LLC

  • Course

    Date: 2-3 August, 2010
    Location: Minneapolis, MN, United States of America

    Regular Price: $1,295 per person

    Learn the essentials of working as a ScrumMaster or Scrum team member in this course. While the Scrum Alliance provides a list of core concepts that must be covered in the class, each instructor creates his or her own material, allowing courses to differ based on the strengths, interests, and experiences of the instructor.

    The Course

    "I've been in industry now for almost 20 years and in all that time, I've had only 3 or 4 training classes that I thought made a meaningful impact on my job or career. Jim's class is one of those."

    In this two-day course, you will apply the Scrum framework to build a new product. You will learn what it feels like to be on a Scrum team—experiencing many of the challenges you're likely to face—while being coached by someone involved with the application of Scrum at many organizations. This “learning by doing” style of instruction demands your open mind and active participation.

    We will apply the experiential activities to discussion of advanced topics such as how to use Scrum in multiple-team organizations, how to measure progress empirically at a macro level, release planning to maximize ROI, and why such a simple framework disrupts organizations to be the best they can be.

    Participants who complete the course successfully will be designated “Certified ScrumMaster” (CSM). This certification includes a two-year membership in the Scrum Alliance, where additional Certified ScrumMaster-only material and information are available.

    Food and refreshments are typically provided.


    The Instructor

    Jim Schiel is a 26 year veteran of large-scale software engineering and product development, Certified Scrum Trainer, and author of "Enterprise Scale Agile Software Development" (November 2009, CRC Press), a handbook for all those looking to transition their product development organizations to Agile Development practices. Schiel, who began the largest transition to Agile Development ever attempted at the time (1,200+ employees, 7 products, and over 100 Scrum teams) and mentored the transition for four years, now freelances as the owner of his own company, Artisan Software Consulting, and has been helping other large organizations in the United States, Europe, and China achieve agility ever since. He literally wrote the book on the mechanics of large scale agile transitions! 

    Jim received his CSM, CSP, and CST certifications from Ken Schwaber, one of the two co-founders of the Scrum process.

    You can learn more about Jim and his work by clicking here.



    It's always a good idea to come prepared!! If you can read a copy of Ken Schwaber's Agile Software Development with Scrum, you won't be disappointed. However, if you find you can't get through the book before the class, don't worry! You'll learn everything you need to know in the class!

    Come with lots of questions, but please try to leave your laptops at home and your phones on vibrate!

    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: 2-3 August, 2010
    Location: Minneapolis, MN, United States of America

    Benchmark Learning
    4510 West 77th St.
    Minneapolis, MN 55435 United States of America

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    Regular Price: $1,295 per person



    Comments from some of Jim's previous students:

    • “Jim shows a genuine passion for the Scrum methodology. From the initial introduction, you can tell very easily that Jim is a real expert at Scrum. He takes an in-depth subject and breaks it down into understandable, realistic, and helpful lessons. He does more than just teach the subject. He gives you real world examples. He walks you through hands-on lessons, and all the while, he's there to answer any and every question with as much honesty and service orientation as possible. Jim brings personal caring service and an expert level of knowledge to his classes. I am forever grateful for Jim's leadership and teaching abilities."
    • "I've been in industry now for almost 20 years and in all that time, I've had only 3 or 4 training classes that I thought made a meaningful impact on my job or career. Jim's class is one of those. What makes his expertise on agile technologies meaningful is his hands-on experience. He has the practical experience and expertise to back up the theory. Combined with his witty and dynamic delivery of the material, it became a powerful impact to my job and has afforded me skills and techniques that I now use every day."
    • "Before attending the class, I thought I had a good general understand of the Agile methodology and Scrum, but Jim offered me much more. There was never a dull moment in the 2-day class, I thoroughly enjoyed his class and the fact it added value to my knowledge."
    • "[Jim] is one of those unique individuals capable of combining textbook theory with real-world experience in order to effectively convey Agile Methodologies. I thoroughly enjoyed his style of training and any company would benefit from Jim's expertise, sense of humor, and dedication.”

  • Agenda

    The CSM course will cover the following topics (among others) through two days of interactive exercises, lecture, and discussion:

    • Introduction to Scrum
    • Scrum Roles and Responsibilities
    • Agile Requirements Analysis
    • Estimating and Prioritizing Product backlogs
    • Sprint Planning, Execution, Review, and Retrospectives
    • What does "Done" mean?
    • Technical Debt and other pitfalls
    • Release planning based on empirical measurement
    • Scrum in multiple-team organizations
  • Who Should Attend

    This course is perfect for developers who want to know what it's like to work on a Scrum team, project managers who want to know how agile development teams work, managers and executives who want to understand the dynamics of a Scrum team and consider how that might impact their organizations and, of course, individuals who want to learn what it takes to be an awesome Scrum Master!


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