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Certified ScrumMaster®
12/15/2014 12:00:00 AM Smits Management Consultancy LLC Chaparral Suites Scottsdale 5001 North Scottsdale Road Scottsdale Phoenix AZ 85250 United States of America 33.5100592 -111.9255918 1399 per person


Smits Management Consultancy LLC

  • Course

    Date: 15-16 December, 2014
    Location: Phoenix, AZ, United States of America

    Regular Price: $ 1,399 per person

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    Scrum is firmly part of mainstream Project Management, and this class takes experienced project managers and experienced software developers into the world of Scrum. Scrum is used worldwide, to deliver software products in small to large and sometimes very large organizations. Whether work is done for a start-up company creating a new app, or a government project building support for our Veterans - Scrum is more and more often the framework of choice for rapid delivery of desired results. In the two days of class you will learn Scrum-by-the-book (the Agile Atlas and the Scrum Guide), and then explore how the Scrum concepts fit in real world projects: In your projects, with the challenges and limitations that your organization and your customers put around a software development project.



    This class is based on the recently published Agile Atlas (Scrum Alliance), which describes the concepts of Core Scrum and forms the basis for the CSM test. With this class under your belt you will pass the final CSM test, many have done this before you. From the Core Scrum concepts we move on to more complex situations: we explore technically challenging projects, we discuss distributed teams and global organizations. Larger project structures, where dozens or hundreds of people are active will be discussed, and the roles of management in these projects are evaluated. We look into the world of requirements management and visit the concepts of Stories and Epics. We also cast an eye on modern estimating techniques; probably play a game of planning poker.


    I'm bringing more than ten yours of Scrum experience to the class, and I encourage attendees to share their experience - the good, the bad and the ugly. There is plenty of opportunity to discuss your situation: the actual project structure that you work in, or additional roles in your project. We will share and discuss background materials and articles, like the “Five Levels of Planning” paper, and the experience report “Complexity at Cisco”.

    If you would like to taste a sample of my talking style, try this video about roles in Scrum.

    The public Scrum classes are an excellent way to learn about Scrum, get ready for certification and to liaise with similar minded people. If you prefer more focus on the challenges in your company, or have a dozen or more people who are interested in certification then ask about the benefits of in-company classes.

    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: 15-16 December, 2014
    Location: Phoenix, AZ, United States of America

    Chaparral Suites Scottsdale
    5001 North Scottsdale Road
    Phoenix, AZ 85250 United States of America
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    Regular Price: $ 1,399 per person


    In-company classes:

    Don't hesitate to contact me with questions or special requests, the key to my teaching and to this class is agility: I will try to work with you requests where possible.

    And ask about in-company training for your team, the focus on your team and your project brings great advantages when we work in your environment!


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  • Agenda

    The agenda for the class:

    Agenda on a Task Board
    • Introductions, logistics etc.
    • Exercise to determine the leading questions for the two days
    • Scrum @ 10,000 feet - overview of the Scrum process and values
    • Scrum roles - ScrumMaster, Development Team, Product Owner and the associated roles within an organization
    • Exercise around facilitation techniques
    • Requirements in Scrum - user stories, acceptance criteria, backlog grooming, estimating, priorities
    • Exercise around user stories and estimating (planning poker)
    • Release planning
    • Sprint planning
    • Engineering practices - the role of eXtreme Programming 
    • Daily Scrum - and the role of the Scrum of Scrums
    • Reporting - using a burn-down chart, project burn-up charts and a discussion on other reports used
    • Feedback loops - the Review and the Retrospective


  • Who Should Attend

    The class works from the basics of Scrum all the way to program management with Scrum, making it a class that is suitable for project managers, program managers and people who manage either teams or product cycles in an organization. The class receives great feedback from PMP certified project managers, and is a good basis for the ACP certification (and you will earn 14 PDUs).

    Some feedback from recent attendees:


    • Hubert and this course were, in a word, fantastic. Even though we were barricaded in a conference room for two full days, the engaging lectures, discussions + activities made them fly by. I will continue to refer to the course booklet and Hubert’s additional resources, and recommend this course to my colleagues. Anna – project manager.
    • Hubert is just about as smooth a presenter as I have ever seen. Gwydion, account director.
    • This was an excellent course – Hubert is a gifted instructor. He is able to teach the theory and provide practical implementation guidance. Ann – program manager.
    • Excellent trainer, vast knowledge of the subject. Works through feedback from the class, lot of fun exercises makes the class very interesting. Veni – project manager.
    • Excellent session, got detailed information on all Sc rum + Agile concepts. I would recommend this training for everyone who is switching to Agile from waterfall or RUP methodologies. Very clear, very descriptive and great examples and in-class tasks. You will definitely end up being certified SM at end of class. Viral – testing specialist.
    • Excellent, extremely valuable training, great instructor. George – VP system solutions.


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