Date: 12-13 February, 2014
Location: Columbus, OH, United States
Regular Price: $1295.00
Join agile consultant, entrepreneur and trainer Arlen Bankston for a Scrum course consistently rated as one of the best in the industry.
This two-day Certified ScrumMaster Training prepares you both to gain your ScrumMaster certification, and more importantly to utilize it in complex situations and projects. Upon completion, participants are eligible to take an exam which allows them to be registered as Certified ScrumMasters (CSMs), and includes a two-year membership in the Scrum Alliance, where valuable ScrumMaster materials and information are available exclusively to CSMs.
We will cover the essential concepts and tools of Scrum, highlighting differences between agile processes and traditional "waterfall" methodologies and providing a roadmap for adopting Agile. We'll look into the theoretical bases of Scrum, including Lean and the quality movement. We’ll also cover newer advances such as Kanban, and learn how to apply Scrum to program and portfolio management at scale.
You'll learn how to lead development teams towards agile operations by managing product backlogs, planning releases and sprints, tracking and reporting progress, and conducting retrospectives. This course is taught by an industry leader with decades of real-world industry experience rolling out Scrum at small businesses to the Fortune 100.
Exercises, case studies, and examples are interwoven throughout the course to illustrate the principles being taught. We'll review the specifics of how organizations ranging from 5 to 5,000 people have implemented Scrum, and participants will have the chance to raise and discuss their own situations, providing one of the most personalized training experiences available.
Early Bird*: $1,095
(*Register 60+ days early)
We go well beyond the basics, providing everything attendees need to put their new skills to use immediately, as well as ongoing self-learning material.
Attendees will receive:
- 16 PDUs towards PMI continuing certification requirements
- Full color high-quality printouts of the training materials
- Digital copies of all training materials, as well as supporting videos, articles and more
- A free Scrum tool for basic backlog management
- Discount on LitheSpeed President Sanjiv Augustine's book, Managing Agile Projects
- Free lunch, snacks and beverages
Group Discount — For multiple attendees from one organization at the same class: 20% for 3-4 people, 25% for 5-6 people, 30% for 7-9 people, 35% for 10+ people
Hardship Discount (40%) — If you're between jobs and have been unemployed for at least 2 months.
Individual discount (20%) — If you're paying on your own, without employer assistance.
PMI or ALN membership discount (15%) — For members of these organizations.
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Note: We have a limited number of hardship and individual discounts available for each course, and our early bird discount cannot be combined with any other offer.
About the Instructor
Arlen Bankston was an early leader in blending UX with Agile, then Lean with Agile, with 15 years of Agile experience, starting with XP and subsequent adoption of Scrum, Kanban and other methods. He's coached and consulted from the team to the enterprise level at companies of all stripes, including more than 5,000 students in Certified ScrumMaster and Certified Scrum Product Owner courses and agile adoptions at over 100 companies, both in the private and public sectors, and industries ranging from financial services to video game development.
He's been presenting on Agile and leading Scrum training for 12 of those years, with appearances at most of the major agile conferences including both ADP conferences, Agile DC, and the Atlanta Scrum Gathering. As a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Arlen has trained thousands of students.
Scrum Master Certification Exam
There is a certifying exam that you must pass to obtain your Certified ScrumMaster designation.
After the class you will receive an email from the Scrum Alliance giving you instructions on taking the exam. You can take it from any Internet connected computer and must complete it within 90 days of receiving your welcome email.
During the workshop, you will gain the knowledge you need to pass. After the class you will use our free practice exam to reinforce this knowledge. When you take the exam, you need to get 24 of 35 questions correct. In the unlikely event you don't, I'll work with you to ensure that you pass the exam.
Other LitheSpeed Offerings
All LitheSpeed trainers are also practicing agile consultants.
For a more comprehensive approach that increases your organization's chances for success, consider combining training with consulting offerings such as:
- Lean + Agile Assessment
- Agile Management Consulting
- Agile Team Coaching
- Lean Product Innovation
Our training and consulting practices are backed by more than a decade of experience leading agile transformations.
Learn more about additional training and agile consulting offerings at LitheSpeed.com.
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.