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Certified ScrumMaster®
1/23/2012 12:00:00 AM Agile Crossing 11500 West Olympic Blvd. Suite #505 Los Angeles CA 90064 United States of America 34.0357661 -118.4444787 1250


Agile Crossing

  • Course

    Date: 23-24 January, 2012
    Location: Los Angeles, CA, United States of America

    Regular Price: $1250

    This class runs from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Lunch will be included. Attendance for the full 2 days and participation in group exercises are required for certification.

    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. We highly recommend that you also read Agile Project Management with Scrum by Ken Schwaber.

    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.

    Certification requires that you be present and participating for the entire class and that you take a short on-line exam within 90 days of completing the couese. Read this page for details.

    This is a highly interactive and immersive course leveraging many techniques of accelerated learning. Come prepared to participate in a practice Scrum project along with many other group exercises to help get both the concepts and the feel of Scrum.

    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: 23-24 January, 2012
    Location: Los Angeles, CA, United States of America

    11500 West Olympic Blvd.
    Suite #505
    Los Angeles, CA 90064 United States of America

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    Regular Price: $1250


    About the Instructor

    Roger Brown is an independent Agile Coach who provides training, consulting and coaching services in Agile software development areas including Scrum project management, enterprise agile adoption. Roger also does training and mentoring in agile engineering practices such as Test-Driven Development, automated acceptance testing and continuous integration. Roger is focused on helping companies and individuals find their own best approaches to the use of agile methods.

    Roger is a Certified Scrum Trainer and Certified Scrum Coach. He is a member of the Scrum Alliance, the Agile Alliance and the Agile Project Leadership Network (APLN). Roger is a founding member and certification board member for the Certified Scrum Coach program. Roger is a veteran software engineer, technical project manager and people manager. He has worked with both large and small companies in many industries. His work experience includes Dartmouth College, Vicinity Corporation, Microsoft and TeleAtlas.


    "This is a must-have for someone struggling to introduce Scrum to their organization/team. One comes out so much richer with ideas and solutions. Kudos to Roger!" - Barclays Global Investors

    "The CSM course exceeded my expectations for content, delivery, team dynamics, and fun! I thoroughly enjoyed and benefitted from this experience!" - Anonymous

    "Roger turned me from a skeptic to a firm believer in Scrum and Agile, eager to effect change in my organization" - Raptr Inc

    "Roger made it fun to learn!" - Independent Consultant


  • Agenda

    Scrum Framework

    • Agile software development implements Lean principles and dynamics. 
    • Scrum is one form of Agile, designed initially for software development but applicable to other kinds of work. 


    Scrum Roles 

    • Scrum has 3 roles 
    • The roles share the responsibility of creating value in small increments 
    • The roles complement each other to create a balanced team 


    Scrum Execution 

    • Scrum organizes work into 1-4 week time boxes called Sprints 
    • Each Sprint has 4 primary meetings 
    • The bulk of the time is spent creating value in the form of a product 


    Fundamental Dynamics 

    • Scrum works because it is based on fundamental principles of human behavior, complex systems and mathematics 
    • Scrum is a framework for continuous improvement 


    Scrum Planning 

    • Scrum planning is continuous 
    • Scrum planning happens at 5 levels, each with a different time horizon 
    • The Product Backlog is the primary source of work to be completed and value to be delivered 


    User Stories 

    • User Stories are simple descriptions of desired functionality 
    • User Stories have two attributes that are helpful for planning: size and priority 
    • Stories are elaborated just-in-time for implementation 



    • Priorities help the Scrum Team decide what to do next 
    • Priorities help with long term planning 
    • Prioritization can be done in many ways, based on many criteria 



    • Agile estimation is done at both the high level and the low level 
    • Estimates are used for planning and for tracking progress 
    • Estimates are done quickly, by the Delivery Team 
    • Estimates are not commitments 


    Long Term Planning 

    • Scrum-built products may have Roadmaps and Release Plans 
    • Team velocity is a measure used in long term planning 


    The ScrumMaster Role 

    • The ScrumMaster is responsible for the health and growth of the Scrum Team 
    • The ScrumMaster is a facilitator, mentor, negotiator, protector, coach and servant leader 


    Team Growth 

    • Scrum motivates more effectively that traditional financial motivators 
    • Teams go through stages 
    • Agile technical practices enhance Team success 


    Scrum Adoption 

    • Scrum is simple but not easy 
    • Organizations are resistant to change 
    • Choosing the easy parts may fail to give the desired results 


    Scaling Scrum Up and Out

    • Scrum can scale to many Teams 
    • Distributed Scrum is constrained by the laws of physics but there are patterns that can help


    Class Project 

    • Scrum Simulation 


    Parking Lot 

    • Your Topics 



    • Personal Actions 
    • Class Evaluation 
    • Class Picture 
    • Graduation Ceremony 






  • Who Should Attend

    Project, program, business, and IT managers interested in Scrum training.


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