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7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM Effective Agile Development LLC Courtyard Portland Downtown/Lloyd Center 435 NE Wasco St Portland OR 97232 United States of America 45.532582 -122.661143 1299


Effective Agile Development LLC

  • Course

    Date: 9-10 July, 2013
    Location: Portland, OR, United States of America

    Regular Price: $1299

    Practical, Hands-on Training for ScrumMaster

    This course gives the participants actual hands on experience with the basic practices of Scrum with a solid introduction to the principles that frame the practices of a successful agile team. The course is focused on the skills and attributes of a successful ScrumMaster.

    Companion Course for the Certified Scrum Developer Program

    This course, combined with our Effective Scrum Developer course will qualiify you for both Certified ScrumMaster and Certified Scrum Developer.  Check out the course details.

    The Scrum Immersion Exercise

    The participants will get experience through a large Scrum simulation where they will practice and observe the role of ScrumMaster and the other major Scrum Roles. Teams will work together on a project to produce a product that will be presented to the stakeholders near the end of the course.

    Course Objectives

    · Why an organization might choose to adopt Scrum

    · The fundamentals of Scrum

    · The important aspects of Agile Analysis and Planning

    · The role of ScrumMaster in all the meetings, processes and decisions of Scrum

    · The Responsibilities of the Scrum Product Owner to the business and the team

    · Practical, skill and experience building practice in running Scrum

    · Instruction and practice to develop your skills as a ScrumMaster in dealing with people

    · Discussion and practice in dealing with organizational challenges

    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: 9-10 July, 2013
    Location: Portland, OR, United States of America

    Courtyard Portland Downtown/Lloyd Center
    435 NE Wasco St
    Portland, OR 97232 United States of America

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    Regular Price: $1299


    10% off any future EAD course for one year! Contact for a discount code.

    Claim 14 PDUs!

    Includes breakfast, lunch and snacks!

    Recent Participant Comments

    "Thank you! This was an excellent course, and extremely insightful in helping us implement Scrum." -DD, Albuquerque

    "Really thought building the "Scrum Game" was an effective teaching tool. A very thorough class." - AL, Albuquerque

    "Excellent use of teamwork and experiential learning." JL, Seattle

    "Great team building exercise." - JN, Seattle

  • Agenda

    Course Details

    This course is intended for software development teams and professionals. Scrum can be used on other types of projects. Consult with our Certified Scrum Trainer for information about customizing this course for your team and organization.


    Course Topic Areas

    Why Adopt Scrum?

    Software Development as Knowledge Work

    The value of Agile Teams

    The business value focus of Scrum

    Scrum Process Basics

    What kind of projects benefit most from Scrum?

    Basic Scrum flow and activities

    Scrum Roles and Relationships

    Scrum Meetings

    Scrum Artifacts

    Scrum Product Management

    Project Tracking and Visibility

    Developing User Stories

    Business Value Driven Prioritization


    Principles and Practices

    What is a process and why do we need one?

    The role of Lean Software Development in Scrum

    Agile Principles

    Agile Practices


    Agile Analysis

    Project and Product Vision Creation

    From High Level Requirements to Stories and Tasks

    Relative Story Sizing

    Team Estimation and Commitment

    Work Prioritization

    Release Planning

    The ScrumMaster Role

    How is a ScrumMaster different than a Project Manager?

    Team Coaching and Servant Leadership

    Developing Trust with the Team


    The Role of QA In Scrum

    Moving Testing Forward

    A Change in Focus for QA

    Acceptance Testing

    Agile Specification


    Scrum Implementation

    Scrum is Simple, Scrum is Hard

    The Promises of Scrum

    The Forces Driving and Restraining Scrum

    Scaling Scrum


    Process Improvement in Scrum

    The Sprint and Release Retrospectives

    The pursuit of process improvement

    Finding and dealing with process impediments

    The Scrum Product Owner Role

    Creating Product and Product Vision

    Product Owner / Team Communication

    The Product Owner Responsibility to the Business

    Business Value Driven Portfolio Management


    Course Hands-On Exercises


    Team Forming

    Vision Statement Writing

    Release Planning

    Work Item Sizing

    Work Item Prioritization

    Sprint Planning

    Sprint Work

    Project Visibility

    The Daily Scrum

    The Sprint Review

    The Sprint Retrospective

     The Release

    The Release Retrospective

    Identification of Problem Domain Concepts

    Exploring forces driving and restraining Scrum

  • Who Should Attend


    This course is aimed at individuals and teams new to Scrum and Agile Software Development or teams that need to level-set terms, understand the principles that drive Scrum and create a common understanding of the roles, meetings and artifacts of Scrum.

    The Approach

    We believe that the key to a successful Scrum kickoff is a clear and universal understanding of the principals and practices of Scrum on the team. We also believe that while reading about Scrum is a good place to start, the level of understanding that is required to be successful is only achieved by doing Scrum. This workshop puts the participants into a Scrum driven project. The problem domain is one that most participants have never dealt with, thereby creating the opportunity for all participants to learn. When the goals of the Scrum project are presented, the participants know very little about how they will create a workable product in the short time they will have to complete the project. By using agile analysis, agile planning, effort sizing and team work they work together to create a product. Most participants are surprised at the results of their project.


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