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Certified ScrumMaster®
4/12/2010 12:00:00 AM BigVisible Solutions MicroTek New York Facility 90 Broad Street New York NY 10004 United States of America 40.7037429 -74.0118845 1395


BigVisible Solutions

  • Course

    Date: 12-13 April, 2010
    Location: New York, NY, United States of America

    Regular Price: 1395

    This intensive two-day ScrumMaster Certification course, taught by a Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Trainer, provides participants with a practical, fundamental guide to getting started with Scrum. One of the largest and fastest-growing Agile frameworks, Scrum is a simple, yet extremely powerful, technique to boost team productivity, elevate quality, and accelerate project delivery. This course comprises pragmatic, time-tested practices for managing product backlogs, long and short-range planning, project execution and progress reporting. The class provides an examination of the Scrum project lifecycle as well as an in-depth exploration of the Scrum roles, ceremonies and artifacts.

    Exercises, case studies and examples are interwoven to illustrate the principles and practices being taught. Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be designated "Certified ScrumMaster" (CSM) including a one-year membership in the Scrum Alliance where valuable ScrumMaster materials and resources are available exclusively to CSMs.

    Participants of this course will be eligible to apply for 16 PDU's toward their continuing education requirements with the PMI (Project Management Institute)

    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: 12-13 April, 2010
    Location: New York, NY, United States of America

    MicroTek New York Facility
    90 Broad Street
    New York, NY 10004 United States of America,-73.98998&sspn=0.078963,0.181789&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=90+Broad+St,+New+York,+10004&ll=40.703765,-74.01162&spn=0.004937,0.011362&z=17

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    Regular Price: 1395


    Can I buy a seat with a Purchase Order?

    Yes, we will accept purchase orders. Please email us at to arrange for payment via a purchase order. Unfortunately, due to the timing of payments, we can not extend the "Early Bird" discount to individuals or groups paying by purchase order.

    Do I get a copy of the slides for a class I take?
    All participants will get a printed copy of the slides on the day they show up for a class.

    Do classes count as credit for Professional Development Units (PDUs) for Project Management Professionals (PMPs)?
    Yes, our classes are relevant to the project managers and eligible for PDUs. BigVisible is not a Registered Education Provider (REP) of the PMI, and as such PDUs should be claimed as part of Category IV (Other Education Providers). The general guidance is that every hour of relevant content within a class counts for a PDU, as such, a 2 day class would count for 16 PDUs.

    How do I get my certificate and who issues it?
    Students taking classes offering a Scrum certificates (Certified ScrumMaster and Certified Product Owner), will receive their certifications from the Scrum Alliance. Included in these classes is a one year membership with the Scrum Alliance. Shortly after completion of the class, participants will get an email from the Scrum Alliance indicating they are no members. This membership includes access to exclusive content and the ability to print a copy of any Scrum certificates they have achieved.

    Is there a test I must take to get my Certified ScrumMaster?
    The Scrum Alliance will begin to administer a test for people pursing the Certified ScrumMaster designation. This test is being implemented on October 1st; any participant completing their CSM class prior this date will not need to take a test.

    What are the benefits of taking a class to learn about Agile & Scrum as opposed to simply
    Reading a book or other sources of written information about Agile & Scrum are valuable resources and we strongly encourage potential students to leverage these resources. Our training classes are designed to reinforce concepts with in depth simulations and robust discussion. All of our course blend lecture, practice, and reflection. This allows participants to gain a much more profound understanding of the subject matter.

    What do I need to bring to a class?
    Our classes are designed to be a stand-alone experience and do not require participants to bring anything to a class other than an open mind and willingness to learn and perhaps something to take notes.

    What time do classes start and how long do they go each day?
    Unless otherwise stated, all of our classes begin at 8:30 and run to 5:00 PM, local time. Classes generally include a break for lunch around noon, as well as a brief break in the morning and afternoon.

    What happens if a class is cancelled?
    In the case that a class is canceled by BigVisible, participants are entitled to transfer to another class or receive a full refund at their discretion.

    What is the cancellation policy for a seat I've already purchased?

    Public training participants who cancel their registrations up to 30 days prior to the registered class will receive a full refund of the registration fees paid. In the event of a cancellation within 30 days of the scheduled class, registrants will receive a credit towards a future class. If a cancellation is made within 14 days of the scheduled class, the participant will be charged a 30% cancellation fee and the remaining registration fee will be credited towards a future class. Cancellations made with less than 48 hours notice prior to a class start, or registered participants who do not attend the training without providing prior notice, will be not be eligible for a refund or credit and will be charged the full amount of the registration. All cancellation requests must be made via email to . BigVisible reserves the right to amend this policy at any time as well as review cancellation requests on a case-by-case basis in the event of family or health emergencies, hardship cases etc.

    What is the average size of a class?

    Our goal is to keep classes large enough that there is meaningful interaction among participants, but small enough so that everyone gets the attention of the instructor. Generally speaking, we aim to keep most classes sized between 8 and 16 participants. We do cap classes at 25 participants.

  • Agenda
    • Scrum Game (Team-based exercise to introduce key Agile concepts)
      • Business value-driven delivery
      • Role of the team
      • Role of the product owner
      • Introduction to Stories
      • Introduction to Iteration Planning
      • Introduction to Velocity
      • Velocity-based planning vs. capacity-based planning
      • Time-boxing
    • Scrum Overview
      • Challenges with traditional projects
      • Value and Principles
      • Agile goals
      • Agile misconceptions
    • Scrum Process
      • Scrum Roles and Responsibilities
      • Project Roadmap
      • Product Backlog
      • Sprints
      • Scrum lifecycle
    • Product Backlog
      • User Stories
      • Product Backlog Iceberg
      • Using I.N.V.E.S.T. to write good stories
      • Story Acceptance Criteria
      • Spikes
    • Scrum Product Development
      • Project Setup and Business Discovery
      • Sprint Planning
      • Exercise: Sprint Planning Scenarios
      • Daily Scrum Meetings
      • Exercise: Scrum Meeting Scenarios
      • The Sprint Burndown
      • Exercise: Burndown Scenarios
      • Embedded Quality - the Agile Way
      • Sprint Review
      • Sprint Retrospective
      • Backlog Grooming
      • Sprint Preparation
      • Special Sprints
    • Scrum and Waterfall side-by-side
    • Agile Documentation
      • Effective Documentation
    • Agile Planning
      • Backlog Prioritization
      • Story Sizing
      • Exercise: Analogous sizing exercise
      • Planning Poker and Story Sizing
      • Exercise: Estimating with planning poker
      • Creating the Release Plan
      • Measuring and Tracking Velocity
      • Maintaining the Release Plan
  • Who Should Attend

    This is a foundational-level class and appropriate for anyone seeking knowledge and understanding about Agile and Scrum. Applicable to all levels and roles including Managers, Designers, Developers, Testers, Executives, and Project Managers. It is highly recommended that members of the same team enroll in training together to establish a strong common reference.


    The class is appropriate for most anyone who is interested in the following learning objectives

    • What is Scrum and how does it fit within the larger body of "Agile" process, values & frameworks?
    • How does Scrum address the common challenges of change, budget constraints, and quality that are paramount to any IT project?
    • What is the role of ScrumMaster and how does it vary from a traditional project manager?
    • How do I got about organizing, planning, and executing a project using the Scrum framework?
    • How can I practically apply the values and practices of Scrum to my job today?


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