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12/1/2011 12:00:00 AM AgileEvolution, Inc. This class will be held at: Razorfish 1440 Broadway @ W 40th Street New York City NY 10018 United States of America 40.756368 -73.9917217 1300


AgileEvolution, Inc.


  • Course

    Date: 1-2 December, 2011
    Location: New York City, NY, United States of America

    Regular Price: $1300

    Course Description

    Learn how to do Scrum by DOING Scrum!

    Visibility. Inspect and Adapt. Iterative, incremental development. Teamwork.

    This course will be taught by Stacia Viscardi of AgileEvolution.

    Even projects that have solid, well-defined project plans encounter some degree of change and waste. Shifting market conditions, budget cuts, staff restructuring, or any number of influences will disrupt the best plan while contributing to customer dissatisfaction and staff discouragement. Moreover, projects that begin with changing or unclear requirements make it difficult to even establish initial project expectations. Scrum provides an agile development framework that allows teams to deliver usable software periodically throughout the life of the project, absorbing change and new requirements as the project proceeds.

    Beginning with the history of agile development and moving through the disciplines promoted by Scrum, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of the Scrum methodology while specifically reviewing the behaviors expected of a ScrumMaster.

    After successfully completing this class and taking a Scrum assessement, participants will be registered with the Scrum Alliance as Certified Scrum Masters, and can claim 14 PDUs with the PMI.


    Attendees will receive a copy of all presentation materials.

    About the instructor

    Stacia Viscardi has worked as a project manager for 17 years, the last twelve in technical product development. Stacia was fortunate enough to be cast in the role of ScrumMaster in 2003, and ever since has helped teams all over the world embrace the principles of and transition to agile. Stacia founded her company, AgileEvolution, Inc., based on the belief that agile practices present a humane, logical way for teams and companies to deliver products. She is a Certified ScrumTrainer and Practitioner, as well as a PMP, a mix that proves helpful when assisting organizations transitioning from traditonal to modern practices. Stacia co-authored "The Software Project Manager's Bridge to Agility" with Michele Sliger, published in September 2008.


    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 December, 2011
    Location: New York City, NY, United States of America

    This class will be held at:
    1440 Broadway @ W 40th Street
    New York City, NY 10018 United States of America

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    Regular Price: $1300


  • Agenda

    Exercises and case studies will be scattered throughout the two-day session. Time spent on each topic will vary depending on the composition of the class and their interest in particular areas.

    Class is scheduled for 9:30am-5:30pm both days.

    • What is Scrum and Why Does it Work?

      In order for us to understand the benefits of Scrum and the nuances behind its framework, we begin with the history of agile methods and how relatively new thoughts in software development have brought us to Scrum. We also will review the foundational concepts of Scrum.

      • How manufacturing has influenced software development
      • The origins of agile thinking
      • The Agile Manifesto
      • The complexity of projects
      • Theoretical vs. Empirical processes overview
      • Punctuated Equilibrium
      Implementing Scrum: The Basics.
      • Why change our current development methods?
      • Traditional Defined methods explored
      • Empirical Methods explored
      • The Agile Skeleton
      • Scrum roles explored
      • Defining "done"
    Scrum Master: Role and Responsibilities
    • Who is the ScrumMaster?
    • Characteristics of a ScrumMaster candidate
    • The ScrumMaster as a change agent
    • Effective listening
    • Scrum's success depends on common sense
    The Delivery Team

    Since the ScrumMaster is looking to protect the productivity of the team, we must investigate team behaviors so we can be prepared for the various behaviors exhibited by teams of different compositions. We'll also include small exercises to help participants understand how to handle difficult situations

      • Bruce Tuckman's team formation model
      • Team ground rules
      • The impact of project switching
      • The Scrum of Scrums
    • Scrum: Advanced topics and application
      • Scrum meetings
      • Planning in Scrum
      • Velocity
      • Agile estimating and Planning
      • Dispersed teams
      • Large projects under Scrum
      • Developing architecture under Scrum
      • Inter- and Intra-project dependencies
      • Scrum and XP
    • Managing the Product Backlog
      • The Product Backlog
      • Managing priorities
      • Fixed-date projects
      • Contracts
  • Who Should Attend

    This 2-day class is suitable for those practicing or looking to practice the art of the ScrumMaster, but is highly valuable for anyone involved in Scrum (Managers, Team Members, Product Managers, etc.).


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