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9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM Agile Learning Labs Seaport Center 459 Seaport Ct. Redwood City CA 94063 United States of America 37.5033663 -122.2139447 1300


Agile Learning Labs


  • Course

    Date: 19-20 September, 2013
    Location: Redwood City, CA, United States of America

    Regular Price: $1,300

    Learn by doing in this PowerPoint-free, experiential class with the author of The Elements of Scrum. Early bird and group discounts available. This workshop is worth up to 14 PDUs (see below) through the Project Management Institute (PMI) for Project Managers working on maintaining their PMP® credential.

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    Early Bird, Super-Early Bird and Group Discounts Available!

    Standard rate $1300

    $1100 Super Early Bird ends August 22, 2013
    $1200 Early Bird ends September 5, 2013

    Want to bring the whole team? We'll work with you on creating a jaw-dropping discount just for you. We also offer Scrum Certification as an in-house course, tailored to your team's needs--delivered at your place or ours. Give us a call at (650)539-9340 or drop us a line.

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    Not Your Grandma's Scrum Class

    Who wants to snooze through 14 hours of PowerPoint?

    Not all Certified ScrumMaster courses are created equal. With Agile Learning Labs, you will participate in project simulations and game-based learning exercises, so you can learn by doing.

    Chris Sims is famous for his unique style of teaching through innovative games and simulations--in fact, the entire class is run using the tools and techniques you'll be studying, so you'll have completed an actual scrum project by the time you graduate. You'll also come away with a list of "Aha!" moments as long as your arm, all of which will be things you discovered yourself, while actually doing scrum.

    Every student takes home a copy of Chris' book, The Elements of Scrum, which is used as a textbook in colleges and by other scrum trainers. You can read the first chapter, A Week In The Life of a Scrum Team online, or check out the five-star reviews on Amazon.

    Testimonials from past participants:

    “By far the best, most illuminating professional improvement course I’ve ever taken.”

    “The combination of relevant exercises, clear lectures and real Scrum methodology was superb. We also had excellent class participation.”

    “The content was relevant and the exercises drove home the information in a way that I felt clarity about what was being taught.”

    “Nice to actually do scrum while learning about it–we learned more from each other than I would from a standard lecture format.”

    “This course met and exceeded my expectations–now I feel prepared for working on a scrum team with confidence!”

    Get Your PMI PDUs

    Many of our students are members of the Project Management Institute (PMI) and are interested in claiming Professional Development Units (PDUs) or contact hours. You are eligible to receive a whopping 14 PDUs or contact hours, and we'll give you everything you need to claim them.

    PMP is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

    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: 19-20 September, 2013
    Location: Redwood City, CA, United States of America

    Seaport Center
    459 Seaport Ct.
    Redwood City, CA 94063 United States of America

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    Regular Price: $1,300


    Frequently Asked Questions

    What should I wear?

    Relax, this is Agile Learning Labs, not Dunder Mifflin or Initech. We'll be wearing jeans, and you can be, too.

    What should I bring?

    Just yourself. You don't need a laptop, although you are free to bring one.

    When do we start and end each day?

    The classroom opens at 8:30 AM each day and class will begin promptly at 9:00 AM. We will end at 5:00 PM each day.

    Will there be food?

    We'll be providing a non-sugary breakfast, lunch, all-day beverages and snacks both days. Vegetarian options will be available, and you are also welcome to bring in your own food.

    Will I be able to check email?

    Yes, there will be wifi.

    Is there something I should read before the workshop?

    When you take any Agile Learning Labs scrum certification class, you will receive a bound copy of Chris' book, The Elements of Scrum on the first day of class. This book is a field guide to the real-world application of scrum. We recommend you prepare for the workshop by reading the first chapter online: A Week in the Life of a Scrum Team.

    I'm an introvert who is not so big on the whole audience participation thing. Will this class make me uncomfortable?

    Participation in any physical exercise is of course optional--in fact the role of "observer" is quite valuable, so feel free to participate at your ability and comfort levels. Remember, it's the software industry, so you won't be the only introvert in the room.

    Do you offer a guarantee?

    We guarantee our services unconditionally. If you aren't satisfied, we aren't either, and we'll work with you to make it right, up to and including your money back.

    What is your refund policy?

    We offer a full refund, at any time, for any reason--so if you've got the flu, don't feel you have to drag yourself to class.

    What if I have more questions?

    Feel free to email us at

  • Agenda


    What we'll cover

    Our approach to training is modular and highly adaptable to all levels of experience (we find that scrum veterans and newbies always learn a great deal from each other). We cover the basics, and usually have time to get through an advanced topic or two that the group finds most compelling. Modules in this course include:

    • Backlog grooming
    • Self-organization
    • Burn charts and other information radiators
    • Retrospectives
    • Definition of done
    • Tasking
    • Estimation (story sizing)
    • The scrum cycle
    • Scaling scrum


    For more details about our highly customizable, modular approach to training visit the Agile Learning Labs website.

  • Who Should Attend

    Our curriculum in appropriate for both technical and non-technical people, including:

    • software developers
    • software team leaders
    • testers
    • project managers
    • product managers
    • C-level executives
    • architects
    • designers
    • any other carbon-based life forms



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