Date: 20-21 March, 2012
Location: New York City, NY, United States of America
Regular Price: Sold Out
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Why should you take a Certified ScrumMaster Workshop from AgileEvolution?
We know Scrum. We've been involved in the trenches, with teams, middle management and executives. We've deployed small Scrum and large-scale Scrum. We have worked with hundreds of teams and have applied Scrum and agile techniques. We can teach you the heart of Scrum - not just the practices, but the principles - and we'll give you case studies of what to do, and just as importantly, what NOT to do!
- Stacia Viscardi has been a CST since November 2005
- AgileEvolution has brought Scrum and Agile to 17 countries and all kinds of companies (non-profit, startups, Fortune x's, government sector, etc.) in all kinds of industries
- We provide a hands-on immersion in Scrum principles and practices. You will build real skills in our workshops (of course, to be continuously improved upon afterwards!)
- Have fun learning Scrum! We have personality - you will not be bored!
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 Certified Scrum Trainers. 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.