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Certified ScrumMaster®
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM Mike Beedle The River Inn 924 25th Street, N.W. Washington DC 20037 United States of America 38.9014649 -77.0534562 1299


Mike Beedle


  • Course

    Date: 25-26 July, 2013
    Location: Washington, DC, United States of America

    Regular Price: 1299

    Executive Summary

    This two-day highly interactive special Certified ScrumMaster class not only teaches in-depth Scrum fundamentals but introduces the students to many aspects of Enteprise Scrum -- the practice of Scrum in medium to large companies with distributed environments. The class includes many exercises and games that will allow the students to not only know the Scrum practices and patterns, but to actually practice them hand-on and get a feel for the attitudes and values.

    All of the levels including the personal -- what a single team member does, the tactical -- the day-to-day Sprint activities, the strategic -- how the overall project lines up with the specific line of business, and the enterprise level -- how multiple projects are managed in an enterprise, are discussed in detail.

    Participants gain practical experience working with Scrum practices, patterns and artifacts such as the Product Backlog, Release Planning Meeting, Sprint Planning Meeting, Sprint Backlog, Daily Scrums, Sprint Review Meeting, Retrospective and Burndown Charts. Participants leave knowing how to apply Scrum to all sizes of projects, from a single collocated team to a large, highly distributed team.

    Following successful completion of the course, you will be qualified and ready to pass the new Scrum Alliance certification test. This multiple-choice, online test is required to become a Certified ScrumMaster, which includes a one-year membership in the Scrum Alliance, where additional ScrumMaster-only material and information are available. For more information on the certification exam, see this page about the CSM exam.

    Course Instructor - Mike Beedle

    Mike Beedle is one of the first Scrum adopters with experience practicing Scrum since 1996 in a variety of business environments. Mike and his companies have introduced Scrum to thousands of people and hundreds of companies, providing training, consulting, mentoring, coaching and hands-on consultants, developers and Scrum Masters to the industry. Mike teaches his CSM courses with an emphasis on Enterprise Scrum.

    Mike Beedle is the co-author of the first Scrum book, Agile Software Development with Scrum, the co-author of the first Scrum paper published in a book, a co-author of the Agile Manifesto, the co-author of the upcoming Scrum Pattern Language book and the author of the upcoming book Enterprise Scrum. He is also a participant of very many Agile and Scrum conferences world-wide every year typically in the form or workshop organizer or keynote speaker.

    Mike Beedle teaches, mentors and coaches Scrum practitioners and teams typically in enterprise environments, where there might be several teams working in a project at once. His customers range from commercial software companies, through investment companies, such as banks, insurance companies and hedge funds, all the way through large government organizations like the US Department of Defense.

    You Will Learn

    · Practical, project-proven patterns

    · How to get your first project started

    · How to write user stories or Product Backlog Items for the Product Backlog

    · How to nurture and manage a self-organizing team

    · How to help both new and experienced teams be more successful

    · How to successfully scale Scrum to large, multi-continent projects with team sizes in the hundreds

    · a taste of 180 patterns for all aspects of Scrum that the instructor has gethered with some of the best Scrum practitioners from around the world

    Combine This Class with Other Training

    This class will prepare you for an Enterprise Scrum class also presented by the instructor.

    What You Get

    · High quality training from an industry expert

    · Recognition by the Scrum Alliance as a Certified ScrumMaster after passing a short certification exam

    · A continental breakfast, a hot lunch, an afternoon snack, and continuously replenished drinks

    · Downlaodable PDFs of the course materials, relevant articles by Mike Beedle and others, and sample chapters from Mike's books, and other information

    · A two-year membership in the Scrum Alliance, a $50 value

    · A printed and bound copy of the course materials

    Onsite Customized Certified ScrumMaster Courses

    Don’t see a date and location you like? Want to train a team or department without the hassle of travel? This course is available for onsite delivery. Contact Mike Beedle at 1-847-840-9890 or by e-mail at mike.beedle AT


    You can find a PDF brochure with additional information at our website

    Refund and Transfer Policy

    A full refund will be provided if you cancel or transfer your registration to a different event no later than five business days prior to the start of the class. If you cancel or transfer within five business days you will be charged $150 per class.

    Professional Development Units

    PMPs: You can receive 15 PDUs for this course.

    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: 25-26 July, 2013
    Location: Washington, DC, United States of America

    The River Inn
    924 25th Street, N.W.
    Washington, DC 20037 United States of America
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    Regular Price: 1299

  • Agenda
    • Overview of Agile and Scrum
      • Brief History of Agile and Scrum
      • Process Paradigms
      • Scrum as a Process Paradigm
      • Scrum Values and Attitudes
      • Lean Principles and how to apply them
      • The Upcoming Creative Knowledge Worker Revolution
      • Future of Scrum and its Economic Impact
    • Overview of a Scrum Project
      • The big picture -- the overall process explained in detail
      • Strategic View - - Releases and Business Value
      • Tactical View - Sprints and every day work
      • Benefits
    • The Scrum team
      • Composition and cross-functionality
      • Responsibilities of the Scrum Developer
      • Organizing
    • Product backlog
      • Product Backlog Items (PBIs), User stories and other choices on the Product Backlog
      • Backlog Meetings
      • Architecture on a Scrum Project
      • INVEST in your Product Backlog
    • The Product Owner
      • Description and responsibilities
      • Sharing the vision
    • Releases
      • Release Planning Meetings
      • Coloring the Backlog
      • Sizing PBIs and estimating the product backlog
      • Velocity
      • Allocating Sprints
      • Tracking progress - the Release Burndown
      • What to expect
    • Sprints
      • Sprint Goals
      • Sprint length
      • Architecture on a Scrum project
      • Sprint Planning Meetings
      • Prioritizing
      • The Daily Cycle - Values, Attitudes, Spontaneous Pairing
      • Open Areas, Bull Pen and other choices
      • Engineering Practices
      • Daily Scrums
      • D4 = Done, Done, Done, Done
      • Potentially shippable
      • Daily Duties of the ScrumMaster
      • Task Boards
      • Tracking Progress - the Sprint Burndown
      • Release Sprints
      • Abnormal terminations
      • Sprint Review Meetings
      • Retrospectives
    • The ScrumMaster
      • Responsibilities and mindset
      • The Contextual ScrumMaster
      • ScrumMaster as team member
    • Enterprise Scrum
      • Benefits
      • The big picture: Applying Scrum at different level
      • Executive Education and Support
      • Transformation Team
      • Massive Introduction
      • Growing the Implementation
      • Operations - Patterns for Scalable and Distributed Scrum
        • Scalability - Scaling Everything: Product Backlog, Releases, Sprints, Product Owner, ScrumMaster, Scrum Team
        • Scaling the Product Backlog
        • Architecture
        • Scaling Releases
        • Scaling Release Planning Meetings
        • Scaling Sprints
        • Scaling Sprint Planning Meetings
        • Scaling Sprint Review Meetings
        • Scaling Retroscpectives
        • Scaling the Product Owner
        • Scaling the Scrum Master
        • Scaling the Daily Scrum- The scrum of scrums
        • Shared vs. Project Product Backlogs
        • Patterns for Integrating the work of many teams
        • What you should expect
      • Agile PMO and the continued participation of the Transformation Team
      • Executive Reports
      • Enterprise Scrum Benefits
  • Who Should Attend

    Whether you’re an C-level exectuive, executive, manager, project manager, programmer, tester, analyst, product manager, or someone interested in working on or with a Scrum team, this course is suited for you. You will leave with solid knowledge of how and why Scrum works in one project and in the enterprise, through practical, hands-on exercises and small-group discussion you will be prepared to plan your first sprint immediately after this class.


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