Date: 6-7 June, 2017
Location: Denver, CO, United States of America
Regular Price: $1350
Join us for two days of learning and fun at this highly interactive workshop to learn Scrum. This class will help you learn the fundamentals of Scrum. Unlike some of the other classes you may have attended, this is a highly interactive workshop with no PowerPoint slides.
Students consistently rate this class as one of the best classes they have taken. If for some reason, you are not satisfied with the class, please discuss with me on the first day of the class and we will strive to make it right for you.
The Instructor was very knowledgeable and incorporated very useful and engaging activities to help learn the Scrum framework. "Excellent Training" -Ms. Yvette G.
This workshop will help you learn the fundamentals of Scrum practices. This training is appropriate for anyone who is interested in learning about Scrum - for your team including the Developers, Testers, Business Analysts, and Management (Project Managers and other Management members) and especially for people who are going to be playing the role of ScrumMaster. On completion of the course and a successful completion of a post-course online evaluation at Scrum Alliance, you will be registered as Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM) with a two-year membership in the Scrum Alliance.
No death by PowerPoint in this class!
This is not your typical training where the instructor tells you everything from the podium using a power point presentation. This is an experiential learning workshop where your will experience what you are learning thru carefully designed activities, well-facilitated discussions, some lecture. During this class, you will not only learn from the facilitator, you will also learn from discussing with your peers, co-creating learning materials, teaching your peer group. Join us to participate, practice and learn Scrum.
[Manoj is a] very engaging trainer and used tools outside of a technology to help us learn and interact with one another. I have been practicing agile within my organization for some time now, but Manoj helped educate me further on the various frameworks within agile that I was more unfamiliar with. - Ms. Mallory M.
Come prepared to participate in exercises and discussions. Come prepared to be challenged. Attendees will go back with knowledge and skills that you can start using with your teams and organizations on the next day. Come with a beginners mind: In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, in the expert’s mind there are few. This training will help you see new possibilities and learn techniques to come up with your own solutions for your challenges.
Manoj Vadakkan is a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) and an Agile software development consultant. Manoj has experience in helping companies adopting an agile way of working. He conducts Scrum trainings all over the world. Manoj has 23 years of experience in Software Development and Project Management. His Industry experience includes Telecommunications, Insurance, Bank, Media, and Federal Govt. Agencies. His coaching experience includes software and non-software organizations.
He shares his experiences by presenting at national and international conferences. For the last 5 years, he is proud to have been served his local community in the Washington DC Metro area by leading Agile Leadership Network DC chapter. He founded Agile DC, the premier DC-area Agile conference. Manoj now has relocated back Colorado and looking to engage in Colorado Agile community.
Manoj Vadakkan is a practitioner who enjoys helping individuals, teams, and organizations practice Agile well. He will help you learn Scrum practices from his wide array of experience within small & large, private & government, software & non-software, co-located & distributed organizations. Join this workshop to learn from a practitioner! Manoj will be available to answer questions even after the workshop to help you with answer questions you may have when practicing what you learned. Based on availability, attendees may schedule a limited number of short calls to get answers for their follow up questions after the training. We want you to be successful in adopting Scrum in your organization. You want to bring this training or customized training to your organization? Contact Manoj about private classes.
What are they saying about Manoj's training?
The way the [CSM] workshop was held was very interactive and kept everyone involved. - Mr. Abhijeet B.
Over the course of 30 years I have attended many classes taught by instructors of varying expertise. Manoj is one of the finest instructors I have encountered, his teaching style is engaging and his understanding of the subject is excellent. He keeps the class involved and we in turn learn. His examples are relevant and serve to drive home the specific topic he is teaching. - Mr. Jim F.
Manoj was the Scrum/Agile Framework and Principles instructor for a class I took under him in May 2011. I found him and his class most instructive... we covered a lot of territory; he was very hands on, thorough, knowledgeable and followed up afterwards above and beyond what was expected. I highly recommend Manoj. - Mr. Matt K.
Manoj is an outstanding trainer. His unique and engaging approach to delivering Scrum training was refreshing. The concepts were presented in a logical and meaningful way and reinforced with brief, fun, and helpful exercises. Unlike most classes, I stayed engaged throughout and left with a comfortable, working understanding of Scrum and ready to take the test. - Ms. Cynthia C.
Manoj is an excellent and interactive teacher. Throughout the Certified Scrum Master training he came up with highly engaging exercises to maximize student learning, and afterward I was able to confidently pass the CSM test. - Mr. Alexander G.
I had the pleasure, along with my team, of being trained in Scrum by Manoj. We not only learned, but to a person, enjoyed the way Manoj taught the material in an interactive way that had us all involved. There is no doubt Manoj knows the material thoroughly and has a style which spreads his enthusiasm to his students. If you ever have the chance - work with him! Mr. Tony U.
Agenda / Topics covered.
- Agile Principles and Values
- Scrum Framework and Scrum Values.
- What is it to be like working within the Scrum framework?
- Scrum Master
- Product Owner
- The Team
- Other team members
- What would a Project Manager do? (and other roles in the organization).
- Product Backlog
- Meetings: Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review, and Sprint Retrospective.
- Continuous improvement with retrospectives
- User Stories and other requirement techniques
- Agile Estimation Techniques
- Planning and Monitoring.
- Burn-down/Burn-up charts.
- Possible additional Topics covered based on the need of the class:
- Co-Located and Geographically Distributed Teams.
- Adopting Scrum in your organization.
- Risk Management
- Value Stream Analysis
- Building Empowered teams
- and more.
What do you get?
- Three days of world-class workshop by a Certified Scrum Trainer® (CST) and Scrum Practitioner with 20+ years of experience.
- A rich scrum workbook that the attendees can co-create with their learning in the class
- Various reading materials and supporting materials for further learning and research.
- Opportunity to follow up with the instructor for future questions.
- 2 years of membership with Scrum Alliance.
- Fee paid for CSM test at Scrum Alliance.
- Up to 21 hours of Professional Development Units (PDUs) for PMI members / credentials.
- Up to 21 hours of contact hours towards the eligibility for PMI-ACP® examination.
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.