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Certified ScrumMaster®
9/18/2014 12:00:00 AM CLL Group, LLC BCBSNC 4705 University Drive Building 1 Durham NC 27707 United States of America 35.954248 -78.9652312 1395


CLL Group, LLC

  • Course

    Date: 18-19 September, 2014
    Location: Durham, NC, United States of America

    Regular Price: 1395

    * Company and military promotions are available, please contact us for codes! * 

    This course is a two-day Certified Scrum Master Training facilitated by Catherine Louis of Cary, NC.

    In our interactive and hands on Scrum Master Certification course, you will learn the Scrum framework, how to apply Scrum to your projects, and how to navigate the cultural changes necessary to implement Scrum. During the three day course, taught by a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST™), you will earn 14 PDUs and become a Certified Scrum Master through the Scrum Alliance.  

    In this course, participants will learn how to start executing along with everything necessary for getting started with Scrum. There are very few rules to Scrum so it is important to learn its fundamental principles by experiencing them directly from those who have implemented the best Scrums in the software industry.  Participants gain hands-on practice with the release backlog, sprint backlog, the daily Scrum meeting, tracking progress with a burndown charts, Scrum boards, and more. Participants experience the Scrum process through a series of hands on exercises, ranging from Visioning through to Sprint Planning.

    Through a combination of immersive team-based learning, exercises, and real-world case studies, you will learn:

    • To plan, initiate and lead a Scrum project
    • To establish a shared vision for the entire team
    • To generate an Agile release plan utilizing user stories and story point estimation
    • To lead your Scrum team through planning, review, and retrospective sessions
    • To create an environment in which self-managing teams can flourish
    • To identify and remove impediments
    • To identify, engage and involve business stakeholders in your project
    • How to take most existing teams to the next level
    • Practical suggestions from the school of hard knocks

    Scrum Master training provides an applied understanding of the Scrum process and helps participants begin to develop the tools, insights, and skills requried to apply Scrum on their projects and across their organizations. 

    About your Trainer:

    Catherine Louis is a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST™) with over 20 years of hands-on complex product development experience (including both software and hardware) which allows her to go well beyond delivering a course of just Scrum in theory. The additional 3rd day workshop enables teams through Release Planning.  You can read more about her here:

    Additional Information:

    The course will typically run from 8:30am-5:00pm each day. A continental breakfast, breaks and lunch will be provided. 

    Following the course, each participant is enrolled as a Certified ScrumMaster, which includes a one-year membership in the Scrum Alliance, where additional ScrumMaster-only material and information are available.

    PMPs: You can receive 14 Professional Development Units (PDUs) for this course.

    Discounts are offered for corporations sending team members, please contact me for discount codes.

    After the Scrum Training Workshop:

    After taking the 2-day Certified ScrumMaster course, students are eligible to take the Certified Scrum Master (CSM) Assessment Exam through the Scrum Alliance. It has 35 questions and no time limit in which to complete. Candidates may bookmark questions, change answers to questions, and even stop the exam, returning to it to complete the questions at a later time within the 90-day period.  For more information, please visit the Scrum Alliance directly at: http:/

    If you need PDU's for the PMI or other continuing education credits, we'll work with you to make sure you get them applied appropriately (usually good for 14 PDUs).

    Over time, we will keep in touch.  I'll give you advice along the way and you'll have access to me after the training is completed. You will have access to your trainer after the training - we want you to succeed!

    If you have any questions about this, please contact Catherine here: cll at cll dash group dot com.

    Thank you!!





    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: 18-19 September, 2014
    Location: Durham, NC, United States of America

    4705 University Drive
    Building 1
    Durham, NC 27707 United States of America,+Durham,+NC+27707/@35.954248,-78.9652312,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x89ace65a9bf11d6d:0x5ab5445d8098f1c7

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    Regular Price: 1395


    If you need assistance obtaining discounted hotel rooms, please contact Catherine at cll at cll dash group dot com.

  • Agenda


    30,000 ft view

    Overview of Scrum

    Agile Manifesto & Principles

    XP- why solid engineering practices are essential


    Why Scrum works

    What Scrum is




    Potentially shippable

    Architecture on a Scrum project

    Sequential vs. overlapping work

    Sprint length

    Release sprints

    Abnormal terminations


    The ScrumMaster


    ScrumMaster mindset

    Situational ScrumMastering

    ScrumMaster as team member


    The 59-minute Scrum project: Starting up a Scrum team


    The product owner



    Sharing the vision


    Product backlog

    Size of the items

    User stories on the product backlog

    Behavior-Driven Development User Story format

    Backlog-writing workshops

    INVEST in your backlog



    The daily scrum

    Sprint review

    Sprint retrospective


    Sprint planning

    Sprint prioritization

    Sprint goal

    Sprint planning meeting

    Sprint backlog items


    Release planning

    Empirical Process Control


    Estimating the product backlog

    Release planning meeting

    Tracking progress

    Sprint burndown charts

    Release burndown charts

    Task boards

    Information Radiators


    The Team


    Teams are cross-functional



    Lean Operational Model

    And what about removing impediments?

    What's Lean have to do with this?

    Mura, Muda, Muri

    Multi-tasking costs

    Cycle-time and Slack


    Common pitfalls

     What impediments to implementing Scrum might you see?


    Scaling Scrum

    The scrum of scrums

    Focus of initial sprints

    Shared vs. specific product backlogs

    Scaling the product owner

    Getting started



  • Who Should Attend

    This course is designed for managers, project managers, programmers, testers, busines analysts, product managers, and others who are interested in working on or with a Scrum team. It helps to have everyone understand and use the Scrum framework for any project, hardware or software development, whether in sales, marketing, development, or support. You will leave with solid knowledge of how and why Scrum works. 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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