Date: 15-16 December, 2014
Location: Phoenix, AZ, United States
Regular Price: $ 1,399 per person
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.