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Certified ScrumMaster®
11/14/2013 12:00:00 AM AgileEvolution, Inc. This class will be held at: Razorfish 300 West 6th Street, Ste 1200 Austin TX 78701 United States of America 30.2689775 -97.7456289 999 USD per person


AgileEvolution, Inc.


  • Course

    Date: 14-15 November, 2013
    Location: Austin, TX, United States of America

    Regular Price: $999 USD per person

    "This is hands down one of the best courses I've ever taken in my LIFE." Developer in Philly

    "I can now see how our team can use Scrum to eventually change our organization. It will take some time, but we will inspect and adapt." - Tech Lead, San Francisco

    "Our clients will benefit so much from our use of Scrum, and our use of Agile will differentiate us from our competitors." - VP, NYC

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    Learn Scrum by DOING Scrum - and have some fun in the process!

    Get ready to think on your feet (literally) and engage in powerful debates with your peers about various notions of traditional and agile development. The exercises in this course build one upon the other, so that you get to experience a Scrum project "soup to nuts." As a result of this class, you will be able to: 

    - Teach others about Scrum
    - Help your product owner get the product backlog in shape
    - Identify and remove obstacles
    - Help your team be its best
    - Facilitate release planning events 
    - Facilitate the BIG FOUR meetings in the Sprint: Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review, Sprint Retrospective 
    - Use Scrum to help the organization improve


    stacia viscardi This Certified ScrumMaster Workshop is taught by Stacia Viscardi of AgileEvolution, Inc. Stacia became #67 ScrumMaster in 2003 when Ken Schwaber kicked off the very first CSM training program. Stacia has been a ScrumMaster for many teams over the years, as well as a management/executive mentor for organizations transitioning to agile. She has taught in 17 countries around the world, and has worked in many Fortune 500 companies, startups, and the public sector. 

    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: 14-15 November, 2013
    Location: Austin, TX, United States of America

    This class will be held at:
    300 West 6th Street, Ste 1200
    Austin, TX 78701 United States of America

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    Regular Price: $999 USD per person


    Breakfast and lunch to be provided each day. 

    Please bring ID as security staff may require it for building access. Your name will be provided to the security staff prior to class.

  • Agenda

    Exercises and case studies will be scattered throughout the two-day session. Time spent on each topic will vary depending on the composition of the class and their interest in particular areas.

    What is Scrum and Why Does it Work?

    In order for us to understand the benefits of Scrum and the nuances behind its framework, we begin with the history of agile methods and how relatively new thoughts in software development have brought us to Scrum. We also will review the foundational concepts of Scrum.

    • How manufacturing has influenced software development
    • The origins of agile thinking
    • The Agile Manifesto
    • The complexity of projects
    • Theoretical vs. Empirical processes overview
    • Punctuated Equilibrium
    Implementing Scrum: The Basics
    • Why change our current development methods?
    • Traditional Defined methods explored
    • Empirical Methods explored
    • The Agile Skeleton
    • Scrum roles explored
    • Defining "done"
    Scrum Master: Role and Responsibilities
    • Who is the ScrumMaster?
    • Characteristics of a ScrumMaster candidate
    • The ScrumMaster as a change agent
    • Effective listening
    • Scrum's success depends on common sense
    The Scrum Team

    Since the ScrumMaster is looking to protect the productivity of the team, we must investigate team behaviors so we can be prepared for the various behaviors exhibited by teams of different compositions. We'll also include small exercises to help participants understand how to handle difficult situations. 

    • Bruce Tuckman's team formation model
    • Team ground rules
    • The impact of project switching
    • The Scrum of Scrums
      • Scrum meetings
      • Planning in Scrum
      • Velocity
      • Agile estimating and Planning
      • Dispersed teams
      • Large projects under Scrum
      • Developing architecture under Scrum
      • Inter- and Intra-project dependencies
      • Scrum and XP
      Scrum: Advanced topics and application
      • The Product Backlog
      • Managing priorities
      • Fixed-date projects
      • Contracts
    • Managing the Product Backlog
  • Who Should Attend

    This 2-day class is suitable for those practicing or looking to practice the art of the ScrumMaster, but is highly valuable for anyone involved in Scrum (Managers, Team Members, Product Managers, etc.). This course is also great for those who need a Scrum refresher!


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