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Certified ScrumMaster®
6/28/2012 12:00:00 AM Look Forward Consulting Beyond 20 400 Legato Road Suite 1100 Fairfax VA 22033 United States of America 38.8631552 -77.3632144 1495


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  • Course

    Date: 28-29 June, 2012
    Location: Fairfax, VA, United States of America

    Regular Price: 1495

    Scrum is a light-weight framework for delivering valuable product to customers by empowering cross-functional, self-organizing Teams.  This simple, easy-to-understand framework offers organizations the ability to transform their work environments, restore a focus on the customer and reenergize their employees.  Since Scrum is merely a framework where product development activities occur, there exists a great deal of murkiness on how individuals and organizations apply Scrum in a way that is meaningful and valuable for their circumstances.

    This two-day course will begin to clear away that murkiness through short, focused lectures by a qualified Certified Scrum Trainer teaching the basics of Scrum as well as practical tools gathered while mentoring and consulting with organizations learning to apply Scrum.  An important aim of this course is to leverage the wide-ranging knowledge and experience of the participants, so expect a significant amount of this course will be spent in peer-to-peer interactions, hands-on activities and drawing connections between the classroom material and your day-to-day experience.  This course will equip the participants with the knowledge on how to facilitate Scrum in their teams and begin the process of change in their organization.

    The learning objectives for this course are:

    • List the five values of Scrum and the eight essential Scrum principles.
    • Draw a diagram describing the Scrum framework, highlighting all meetings, roles and artifacts.
    • Describe the rights and responsibilities of  each role in Scrum – Team member, Product Owner, ScrumMaster and stakeholder.
    • Discuss with other participants what Scrum means to you and what it will mean to be a ScrumMaster in your organization.
    • Watch Scrum in action as the framework of Scrum will be used to deliver the course material.
    • Identify the main obstacles to using Scrum in your organization.
    • Practice applying ScrumMaster skills to solve real life problems.
    • Pass the Certified Scrum Master assessment.

    In addition to the objectives listed above, your instructor will incorporate your learning objectives into the class curriculum, provide regular opportunities to reflect-and-adapt on the class direction and make adjustments to achieve your learning objective.  By the close of the training, you will have gained the confidence and understanding to begin socializing Scrum within their your organizations and support teams with improving their processes.


    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: 28-29 June, 2012
    Location: Fairfax, VA, United States of America

    Beyond 20
    400 Legato Road
    Suite 1100
    Fairfax, VA 22033 United States of America
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    Regular Price: 1495


    This is what some participants say about their level of involvement in this course:

    "active", "engaged", "enthusiastic", "focused", "motivated", "involved", "committed", "curious", "energized", "awesome", "ready", "animated", "collaborative"

    This is what you will learn from the other participants in the course:

    "Everyone struggles with Scrum."
    "Scrum principles are based on tested results and workable."
    "Experience on applying Scrum in big, old organizations and sturggles on how to change from traditional project manager to Scrum."
    "Admired their Agile mindset and their more positive ways of giving feedback "we can do better" vs. "we are off track".
    "Learned how they implemented Scrum, roadblocks they faced and how to overcome those."
    "Knowledge to decide whether Scrum is for me or not and when to implement it."
    "That others are facing similar issues in adopting and adapting to Scrum."
    "I learned a lot from people with different roles in their organization."
    "Mechanics are not the emphasis for success in this methodology."
    "The issues I face in my work is common among my classmates."
    "Surprised that Scrum is not as structured as PMI."

    This is what past participants say about Carlton:

    "Good practical experience with Scrum."
    "Carlton is an excellent instructor.  I tell everyone how fantastic the course is!"
    "Perfection: knows the content, uses good tools & techniques to deliver and adapts & learns."
    "Very knowledable, engaging, personable and enthusiastic.  I feel prepared to step into a ScrumMaster role!"
    "Great subject matter, knowledgable, great teacher, demonstrated the values and principles of Scrum during instruction".
    "Never got bored.  Carlton changed up the format, location, activity types and had a good balance between presenting vs. discussing."
    "Not using Powerpoint was excellent.  The course continually kept my attention with live demos and participation."
    "Carlton seemed to be aware when people became distracted and adpet at bringing people back."
    "I loved how unconvential it was.  I wish the class was longer."

  • Who Should Attend

    Any person who is interested in learning more about Scrum or wants to make Scrum work better for their Team or organization, is encouraged to attend.  While the focus of the class is for people who want to learn how to leverage the Scrum framework to bring about change, any member of Team or the organization who is interested in how to use Scrum would find this class useful.

    Typical attendees in the past have been functional managers, Team leads, analysts, architects, engineers, software developers, directors, testers and other roles that support product development.



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