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Donation only Scrum – Values, Foundations and Practices in Denver, CO – 8 PDUs(June 8, 2012)


Why ‘Pay it forward’ training?

Agile and Scrum have changed our world of work from a dull, mechanical one to a vibrant, thriving and joyous one. We wish to spread the awareness and invite others to the world of Agile and Scrum, to share the knowledge, through our training sessions. For anyone in transition, we offer the option of donation. “Paying it forward – Donation only” is our way of giving back to the community.

When: June 8, 2012 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (MT)

Where: Hilton Garden Inn DTC, 7675 E. Union Ave, Denver, CO 80237

Instructor: Erin Beierwaltes

Course Description

This one-day training teaches the principles and practices that make Scrum effective at managing projects. This is not a lecture-based training but rather, fully participative and experiential, where the content is prioritized by you! Exercises, demonstrations, facilitated discussions, and more are interwoven throughout the course to illustrate the principles being taught.? .

This highly interactive one-day training will enable participants to:
* Understand the essence of Agile; understand its values, foundations and adopt a new way of thinking .
* Understand how Scrum values and foundations are related to the practices.
* Get a sense of what self-organization is (and is not).
* How to support a new or transitioning Agile team and business .

Course Structure

Establishing Rapport
Activities to establish rapport and form groups that will work together for the session.? Participants work in small groups to identify specific learning objectives for the class.

Level Setting
Introduction to Agile Principles & Practices
Why Agile
What really motivates us

Understanding Scrum
Overview Of Scrum
Roles and responsibilities
Scrum Ceremonies

Scrum Process
Estimation of User Stories
Grooming Product Backlog
Release Planning
Collaboration and Communication with Daily Scrums
Tracking progress with Burndown charts
Monitoring Progress

Who Should Attend

This course is appropriate for Project Managers, Product Managers, Team Leaders, Developers, Testers, Business Analysts; and anyone interested in learning more about Scrum and agile methods..

Outcome Skills

At the end of the training the participants will have the confidence and understanding to begin to socialize Scrum at their own organization and support teams in improving their processes. Attendees of this training are eligible to earn 8 PDUs towards PMI certification..

About your Instructor

Erin Beierwaltes has led teams from growing start-ups to multinational global companies with emphasis on improving efficiency of development groups and enhancing business processes since 2003. As an Agile Coach and Certified ScrumMaster she has transitioned groups from waterfall to scrum and has seen the positive effects Agile processes can play in a company. In an effort to improve the next generation of developers and business leaders Erin routinely acts as a guest lecturer for graduate and undergraduate students at many universities and colleges nationally.

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