Date: 29-30 March, 2017
Location: Herndon, VA, United States of America
Regular Price: 1395
Join Manoj Vadakkan for a Scrum course offered by LitheSpeed consistently rated as one of the best in the industry.
This two-day Certified ScrumMaster Training prepares you to gain your ScrumMaster certification, and more importantly to put your skills to immediate use in complex situations and projects. Upon completion, participants are eligible to take an exam which allows them to be registered as Certified ScrumMasters (CSMs). Certification includes a two-year membership in the Scrum Alliance, where valuable ScrumMaster materials and information are available exclusively to CSMs.
We cover the essential concepts and tools of Scrum, highlighting differences between agile processes and traditional "waterfall" methodologies and providing a roadmap for adopting Agile. We'll look into the theoretical bases of Scrum, including Lean and the quality movement. We’ll also cover newer advances such as Kanban, and learn how to apply Scrum to program and portfolio management at scale.
Participants will learn how to lead development teams towards agile operations by managing product backlogs, planning releases and sprints, tracking and reporting progress, and conducting retrospectives. This course is taught by an industry leader with decades of real-world industry experience rolling out Scrum at companies ranging from small business to the Fortune 100.
Exercises, case studies, and examples are interwoven throughout the course to illustrate the principles being taught. We'll review personal case studies of how the trainer helped companies use Scrum on projects and organizations ranging from 5 to 5,000 people, and participants will have the chance to raise and discuss their own situations, providing one of the most targeted training experiences available.
No death by Powerpoint in this class!
Unlike other training programs, this is an experiential learning workshop where your will experience what you are learning thru carefully designed activities, well-facilitated discussions, some lecture, and some practice exams. This is not your typical training where the instructor tells you everything from the podium using a PowerPoint presentation. Attendees will receive a rich workbook, reading materials that they can use personally or for educating their organization.
All agile training courses can also be offered as private classes. If you're interested in bringing LitheSpeed to your organization, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Early Bird*: $1,195
(*Register 60+ days early)
We go well beyond the basics, providing everything you need to put your new skills to use immediately. Additionally, gain access to resources and ongoing self-learning material.
Attendees will receive:
- 16 PDUs towards PMI continuing certification requirements
- Full color high-quality printouts of the training materials
- Digital copies of all training materials, as well as supporting videos, articles and more
- A free Scrum tool for basic backlog management
- Free download of our hilarious game- Cards for Agility
- Discount on LitheSpeed founder Sanjiv Augustine's book, Managing Agile Projects
- Catered breakfast, lunch, snacks and beverages
Group Discount — For multiple attendees from one organization at the same class: 20% for 3-4 people, 25% for 5-6 people, 30% for 7-9 people, 35% for 10+ people
Hardship Discount (40%) — If you're between jobs and have been unemployed for at least 2 months.
Individual discount (20%) — If you're paying on your own, without employer assistance.
PMI or ALN membership discount (15%) — For members of these organizations.
Military and Student discounts also available!
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Note: We have a limited number of hardship and individual discounts available for each course. Our $200 early bird discount cannot be combined with any other offer.
Manoj Vadakkan is a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) and an Agile software development consultant. Manoj has experience in helping companies adopting an Agile way of working. He conducts Scrum trainings all over the world. Manoj has 20 years of experience in Software Development and Project Management. He shares his experiences by presenting at national and international conferences and by his active participation in the Washington DC Metro area Agile community as a leadership team member of Agile Leadership Network DC chapter and a co-founder and organizer of the premier DC-area Agile conference, Agile DC. Read more about Manoj.
Scrum Master Certification Exam
There is a certifying exam that you must pass to obtain your Certified ScrumMaster designation.
After the class you will receive an email from the Scrum Alliance giving you instructions on taking the exam. You can take it from any Internet connected computer and must complete it within 90 days of receiving your welcome email.
During the workshop, you will gain the knowledge you need to pass. After the class you will use our free practice exam to reinforce this knowledge. When you take the exam, you need to get 24 of 35 questions correct. In the unlikely event you don't, I'll work with you to ensure that you pass the exam.
All LitheSpeed trainers are also practicing agile consultants.
For a more comprehensive approach that increases your organization's chances for success, consider combining training with consulting offerings such as:
- Lean + Agile Assessment
- Agile Management Consulting
- Agile Beyond IT (Agile for Marketing, HR and Finance departments)
- Agile for Government and Highly Regulated Environments
- Agile Team Coaching
- Lean Product Innovation
Our training and consulting practices are backed by more than a decade of experience leading agile transformations.
Learn more about additional training and agile consulting services at LitheSpeed.com.
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.