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4/1/2014 12:00:00 AM Tom Mellor Bozeman Hilton Garden Inn 2023 Commerce Way Bozeman MT 59715 United States 45.6994998 -111.0624711 1295


Tom Mellor


  • Course

    Date: 1-2 April, 2014
    Location: Bozeman, MT, United States

    Regular Price: $1295

    The Scrum Alliance’s Certified Scrum Master (CSM) course introduces Scrum concepts, practices, and principles to people who desire a foundational exposure to agile and Scrum. The class format that is hands-on, experiential and Socratic. Attendees will utilize a variety of exercises, activities, discussions and resources to help them learn and apply Scrum in both software and non-software product development situations. Subsequent to passing the CSM examination on the Scrum Alliance website, class completers become Certified ScrumMasters, a first step in the journey of learning Scrum and becoming proficient in its use. Class attendees will work individually and in small teams to learn class subject matter through an acceptance test learning format. The course includes a detailed Scrum project simulation and other exercises that will reinforce subject concepts. Participants will have opportunity to explore and apply self-organization and self-directed concepts that are attributes of high performing teams. 
    Participants learn about the 3 Scrum roles (Team Member, Product Owner, and ScrumMaster), the 4 Scrum meetings (Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review and Sprint Retrospective) and process of building product in a time-boxed iteration called a Sprint. Attendees learn about the paradigm shifts that occur when organizations move from traditional linear / defined development environments to the empirical agile environment and strategies and tactics used to support and manage the change that occurs. Learning occurs in a highly interactive, exercise-based and discussion-based learning environment. Attendees learn by exploring and doing, not through lecture.



    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: 1-2 April, 2014
    Location: Bozeman, MT, United States

    Bozeman Hilton Garden Inn
    2023 Commerce Way
    Bozeman, MT 59715 United States

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    Regular Price: $1295


    About ikuw Solutions:  Located in the spectacular Rocky Mountains, ikuw Solutions delivers instructor-led trainings from its solution centers in Missoula and Helena, Montana and also delivers online, instructor-led trainings that allow people to train from the comfort and convenience of their homes, offices or anywhere that has a high speed internet connection.  If an organization needs training onsite, ikuw Solutions “has labs, will travel" with complete mobile labs that support both PC and Macintosh environments. Training  can be set up onsite in under an hour.  ikuw Solutions has a strong network of training partners whose capabilities span nearly every possible software package that’s been created.

    About Tom Mellor, Certified Scrum Trainer: Tom has 20 years experience in all levels and types of training, including 6 years as one of about 150 certified Scrum Alliance trainers throughpout the world. The Scrum Alliance is the largest Scrum certification organization in the world and Tom is a past member and chair of its Board of Directors. He has been involved in business and IT for 35 years, most of it in management. He was raised in Billings, MT and  graduated from the University of Montana. He enjoys working with the broader organizations, teams, and the broader Scrum community learn and use Scrum. Tom introduced Scrum and agile to one of the world's largest companies in 2004 and spent the next several years training and coaching IT employees and others in the use of Scrum. He retired from the company in June 2013 and now consults, coaches, and trains at companies and organizatiions throughout the United States.  He is also a speaks at conferences and to agile user groups. 
  • Agenda

    Topics covered:

    1. Scrum Simulation Project (used throughout the 2 days)
    2. Agile and Scrum Foundational Concepts
    3. Lean and Kanban concepts in Scrum
    4. Organization and team changes fomented by Scrum
    5. Application of the Cynefin Problem Framework; managing complexity through Scrum's empirical-based framework
    6. The Product Backlog – controlling scope and promoting delivery of highest value
    7. The Product Owner, ScrumMaster, and Development Team
    8. Management and leadership in Scrum
    9. The Sprint and Definition of Done –technical discipline and risk and quality management in Scrum
    10. The Sprint Backlog and flow of work
    11. The 4 Scrum Meetings
    12. Velocity, forecasting and release planning
    13. Information Radiators
    14. CSM Exam



  • Who Should Attend
    This course is intended for those who wish to explore the benefits that agile and Scrum and who desire a foundational education in agile and in Scrum, including its values, principles and practices, and those who enjoy a learning format that is hands-on, experiential and Socratic. Attendees will utilize a variety of exercises, activities, discussions and resources to help them learn and apply Scrum in both software and non-software product development situations.


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