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Agile & Scrum Training – Values, foundations and practices(8 PDUs) in New York(June 25, 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 25th, 2012, 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM (ET)
Where: Four Points by Sheraton SoHo Village, 66 Charlton Street, New York, New York – 10014
Instructor: Manoj Vadakkan

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. Exercises, demonstrations, facilitated discussions, and more are interwoven throughout the course to illustrate the principles being taught.
The participants will also get experience through a Scrum simulation where they will practice Scrum values, principles and practices by playing the roles of ScrumMaster,Product Owner and team member.

This highly interactive one-day training will enable participants to:
* Understand the essence of Scrum; 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).

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

Understanding Scrum
Overview Of Scrum
Roles and responsibilities
Scrum Ceremonies

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

Course Hands-On Exercise
A 90-minute Scrum simulation exercise, where the participants will get to apply all practices, principles and roles of scrum
Teams experience self-organization in a realistic environment
Intense retrospective practice

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:

Manoj Vadakkan, is an Agile Coach, Trainer, and Consultant in the DC Metro area. He has about 20 years of experience in Software Development and Project Management. He is very active as a Leadership Team Member in the Agile Leadership Network DC Chapter and as a Co-founder and Organizer of the premier DC-area Agile conference: Agile DC. He teaches classes on Agile and Scrum in the United States and other parts of the world. He frequently presents at national and international conferences.

Manoj is passionate about transitioning the world of work using Agile/Scrum principles and practices. He is a Certified Scrum Master & Certified Scrum Professional (CSM, CSP) and is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP). Manoj’s profile can be viewed at

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