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Certified ScrumMaster®
6/30/2014 12:00:00 AM Rocket Nine Solutions Embassy Suites Irvine Orange County Airport 2120 Main Street Irvine CA 92614 United States of America 33.683948 -117.849603 1150 per person


Rocket Nine Solutions

  • Course

    Date: 30 June - 1 July, 2014
    Location: Irvine, CA, United States of America

    Regular Price: $1150 per person

    1. The course is taught interactively. No death by PowerPoint. Students will learn hands-on via teams, a half day Scrum simulation, discussions, numerous exercises and fun. Results: 99% of my students pass the exam, and class feedback has been more than 9.5.
    2. Experience. Are you a fulltime employee who is or will be a ScrumMaster? Check the LinkedIn experience of the other trainers and see what you find. I have 3 years experience as a fulltime ScrumMaster, and another 3 coaching at the best agile coaching organizations in the nation, Rally and BigVisible. Uniquely qualified in Southern California.
    3. Get what you pay for - the instructor. I'm local. If you need help, or have a question, I'll respond. Heck, I might even see you at the local user groups. :-)

    This course is taught interactively. Rather than PowerPoint, students will learn via teams, discussion, interaction and exercises. Class feedback has been more than 9.5 on a scale of 1 to 10. "Inspiring," wrote one student.

    This short video reveals some of how and why my workshops stand out from traditional Scrum classes.

    From an agile coach: "When my ScrumMaster told me he wanted to take a CSM class, from what I know about you and your classes, I thought you were likely to focus on servant leadership more than other trainers, so I sent him your way.  He came by my desk this morning ecstatic about his experience and the impression you left on him!  Sounds like the slide-less format is being well received.  I'm happy to hear you're experimenting with alternative teaching styles and holding classes that push the boundaries of a typical CSM experience!  Really great work you're doing."


    As a bonus, we'll wrap up the class with a real life multi-sprint Scrum project, applying what you've learning through building and programming robotics using the the brand new Lego Mindstorm EV3. You can get an idea about how cool this is in this video from LEGO.



    "Just wanted to say thanks again for running this 2 day class.  I've learned a great deal from you and you are one heck of an instructor.  I will definitely recommend you to some of my colleagues for the CSM course.  Anyhow, I just took the exam and passed it!! :-)    

    This two-day ScrumMaster certification course provides everything you need to get started with Scrum . The largest and fastest-growing Agile project management methodology, Scrum is a simple framework that has a small set of interrelated practices and rules, is not overly prescriptive and enables more effective teams almost immediately.

    This course shares industry-tested practices for evolving Product Backlogs, planning your Releases and Sprints, tracking and reporting progress, and developing continuous improvement cycles. Participants will learn how to effectively plan and run daily Scrum Meetings, Sprint Planning Meetings, Sprint Reviews, Retrospectives, and more.
    Upon completion of the course and a post-course online evaluation, participants are registered as Certified ScrumMasters (CSMs). Registration includes a two-year membership in the Scrum Alliance, ( where valuable ScrumMaster material and information are available.
    Besides Scrum education, this course has a bigger purpose of changing the world, and connecting and inspiring others to do the same. 10% of class proceeds will be donated to a charity highlighted during the class.
    Lunch, snacks, coffee and drinks are provided both days.
    For private certified, agile introduction, or team building classes for 5 or more participants, please contact me.
    "Great course to take me from very basic Scrum knowledge to confidence that I can implement on my own."

    This course is 15 Category 3 PDU's and 15 Scrum Education Units towards the Certified Scrum Professional credential.

    Cancellation Policy - Reschedule to another of my classes anytime, or cancel anytime up to 7 days before class for 100% refund. Less than 7 days is 75% refund to cover hard costs. For minimum learning experience, the course must run with a minimum five registrants. If less than five are registered, the class my be cancelled three to seven day in advance, and attendees will be offered seats in the next classes in the area or a full refund.


    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: 30 June - 1 July, 2014
    Location: Irvine, CA, United States of America

    Embassy Suites Irvine Orange County Airport
    2120 Main Street
    Irvine, CA 92614 United States of America

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    Regular Price: $1150 per person

  • Agenda

    Agile & Scrum Overview

    Agile Umbrella

    Agile Manifesto

    Scrum Values

    Incremental & Iterative Development

    The Scrum Framework

    Scrum Roles

    The Ball Point Game

    Spinning Up New Teams

    Product Backlog

    User Stories

    Sizing & Estimating

    Fixed Scope vs Resources & Date

    Giftcard if You Tell Me You Read This

    Relative vs. Absolute Estimation

    Definition of Done

    Planning Poker

    Release Planning

    Grooming Meetings

    Sprint Planning Meetings

    Inside the Sprint

    Task Boards and Burndowns


    Daily Stand-ups

    Sprint Review & Retrospective Meetings

    The Product Owner

    The ScrumMaster - Servant Leader, Impediment Remover, Coach, Educator, and Organizational Change Agent

    Distributed Teams

    Warning Signs


  • Who Should Attend

    Developers, ScrumMasters, Project Managers, Managers, QA and anyone in a leadership role. 


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