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Pay it forward Scrum – Values, Foundations, and Practices in San Francisco,CA – 8 PDUs (August 26, 2013)

When: August 26th , 2013 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Where:

Hampton Inn San Francisco Airport
300 Gateway Blvd.
South San Francisco, CA 94080

Instructor:

Bachan Anand

Course

Course Outline

This 1-day course teaches the principles and practices that make Scrum effective at delivering products .The course itself uses the principles of Scrum, where the learning outcome is driven by the needs of the participants through a combination of expert instruction and self-directed learning. Opportunities to reflect and adapt the direction of the course are offered at regular intervals.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.

The following elements will be covered during the one day course

* Scrum in Practice: the course is designed to illustrate Scrum in action.
* Understanding of the Agile Manifesto and what it means to them.
* Essence of Scrum: values, foundations and a new way of thinking.
* Understanding how Scrum values and foundations are related to the practices.
* Get a sense of what self-organization is (and is not).
* Draw a diagram of mechanics of Scrum: framework, roles, artifacts & flow.

This is what past participants say about Bachan's training:

Joann McIntyre  Joann McIntyre,Engineering Program Manager at Hewlett-Packard

Bachan presented an eight hour Agile & Scrum Training session on 2/14/2013 in Englewood Colorado. The training format, the excercises and the tools he used to guide the class through the concepts made it easy to follow and understand the Scrum Framework and the role of a Scrum Master. The pace of the training was very appropriate and Bachen displayed expert knowledge of Scrum as he was able to clearly answer questions from class participants as well as to guide us into understanding the creative power of the process. Bachen is a well practiced trainer as was made apparent by this session. I highly recommend him as Scrum Trainer.

Debra K CSM Debra K CSM Project Manager, Microsoft Dynamics
I attend Bachan's Agile and Scrum training as a refresher class for my CSM certification. I was pleased to rediscover the benefits of Scrum through Bachan's creative teaching and insightful applications of Scrum. His background as an architect makes for an in depth understand of Scrum toward technology but he also elaborates on business process principles that make Scrum applicable to other industries. I highly recommend Bachan's classes.

Brent Cutcliffe Brent Cutcliffe ,EVP - Client Services at Qwinix Technologies, Inc.
Bachan did a great job explaining Scrum concepts, controlling the pace of the class and fielding questions.

 

Agenda

The following elements will be covered during the one day course

  • Agile Manifesto
  • Scrum Values and Foundations
  • Scrum Framework
  • Scrum Roles
  • Planning and Estimation
  • Scrum Ceremonies / Scrum Meetings
  • Q&A

You’ve been hearing the lingo – Timeboxing, Product Backlog Grooming, Retrospectives – the list goes on…but what do these ideas really mean and why do they matter to you?

If you haven’t had the time or the inclination to commit to a basic introduction to Agile and Scrum, this introductory class will give you a brief look into the mechanics, roles, and principles of product development using Scrum.

Come prepared to participate and interact with the central concepts of Scrum including the principles behind Agile product development, prioritization, running a sprint, scrum artifacts, and communication and transparency in Agile organizations.

 

 

Trainer Profile

About your Instructor:

Bachan Anand is an Agile Coach and the founder of Conscires Agile Practices. He brings the vision to support others building successful organizations through the empowerment of people and lightweight processes.
Bachan's Profile
Daniel Hirschlein , says...
“I attended Bachan\'s Agile/Scrum Project Management Workshop. Bachan is very knowledgeable about Agile Project Management and did a great job at explaining the details of Scrum. Bachan combines theory and practical application using a variety of techniques during the workshop to such as individual and group activities, brainstorming, and instructor-led training. I highly recommend Bachan\'s Workshop for anyone in the IT Project
Susan Kuehn , says...
““Before attending the seminar I thought I understood Scrum but I was wrong. Bachan took us thru the methodology and more important took a deep dive into the roles and responsibilities involved with Scrum. This truly was valuable for me as I had a very vague understanding of the Scrum Masters and Product Owners true roles. Excellent experience I highly recommend attending to anyone who is considering Agile and Scrum for their busin
\"Agile is being adopted widely now than ever before. It behooves all project professionals to learn and practice the principles of this methodology. Bachan has put together a very worthwhile course which provides a superb introduction to Agile from soup to nuts. His delivery style is perfect and the exercises were very relevant. I recommend Bachan\'s work to anyone without hesitation....\"

This is what past participants say about Bachan's training:

Joann McIntyre  Joann McIntyre,Engineering Program Manager at Hewlett-Packard

Bachan presented an eight hour Agile & Scrum Training session on 2/14/2013 in Englewood Colorado. The training format, the excercises and the tools he used to guide the class through the concepts made it easy to follow and understand the Scrum Framework and the role of a Scrum Master. The pace of the training was very appropriate and Bachen displayed expert knowledge of Scrum as he was able to clearly answer questions from class participants as well as to guide us into understanding the creative power of the process. Bachen is a well practiced trainer as was made apparent by this session. I highly recommend him as Scrum Trainer.

Debra K CSM Debra K CSM Project Manager, Microsoft Dynamics
I attend Bachan's Agile and Scrum training as a refresher class for my CSM certification. I was pleased to rediscover the benefits of Scrum through Bachan's creative teaching and insightful applications of Scrum. His background as an architect makes for an in depth understand of Scrum toward technology but he also elaborates on business process principles that make Scrum applicable to other industries. I highly recommend Bachan's classes.

Brent Cutcliffe Brent Cutcliffe ,EVP - Client Services at Qwinix Technologies, Inc.
Bachan did a great job explaining Scrum concepts, controlling the pace of the class and fielding questions.

 

Who Should Attend

If you are a Project Manager, Product Manager, Functional Lead, Director, Business Analyst, Engineer, or Software Developer, this class will provide a solid foundation for how to take Agile concepts and Scrum to the next level in your organization or get started on a new path of collaboration, focus, and quality to propel your product development to new heights!

Questions

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FAQs

1. What is the spirit behind the ‘Pay it Forward’ Program?

The spirit behind the Pay it Forward Program is that money should not be a barrier for learning about Agile and Scrum. Each class has an early bird price, a list price, and a Pay it forward price ( $95). If any of these prices are still too high, we will be happy to discuss with you the price you can afford! This option would enable many who could otherwise have not attended this class, to enroll and benefit from it.

2. Why is it called ‘Pay it Forward’ course?

Our purpose for conducting these classes is to spread awareness about Scrum, as we strongly believe in its capacity to transform workplaces for the better. We would like EVERYONE to benefit from this new way of working and so we have mitigated the cost factor from our Pay it Forward. In short, these classes enable us to give back to the community.

3. What is your Enrollment Policy ?

Due to the interactive nature of the class, we need a minimum of 8 people to run a training. Registration may be open until an hour before the class, but please register early to reduce the chances of the class getting canceled.

Full refund will be given if you cancel within 48hrs of registration, else the funds can be used for a future training with us.

If we cancel a training due to some reason, you will receive a full refund.

4. Is this is a certified training course?

No, this is NOT a certified training course. However, you can earn 8PDUs for attending this course.

To receive certification, you must attend the regular Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)/Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) classes.

How are the Pay it Forward classes different from the Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) classes?

5. How is this training different from the 2-day certified trainings?

The 2-day certified trainings (Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)/Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)) offer an in-depth understanding of Scrum and the role of a ScrumMaster/Product Owner. At the end of these trainings, there is a certification exam from Scrum Alliance.

On the other hand, the Pay it Forward class is a 1-day course offering a in-depth overview of Scrum and its various components.

How are the Pay it Forward classes different from the Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) classes?

6. What is taught in the “1 day Agile & Scrum” class?

The Pay it Forward class is a 1-day course offering an overview of Agile & Scrum and its various components.The course goes into the details of Scrum roles, Team meetings in Scrum and how to plan, estimate and track progress when using Scrum.

7. Are there any pre-requisites that I need to have to attend these trainings?

There are no pre-requisites to participate in the training, other than an interest in learning about Scrum, and the willingness to participate in learning and interacting throughout the day.

8. Am I eligible for Pay it Forward even if I am employed/I am earning, but not in a position to pay?

Our purpose for conducting the Pay it Forward classes is to spread awareness about Scrum, as we strongly believe in its capacity to transform workplaces for the better; we would be happy for you to attend our class!

9. I’ve been out of work for a while and really can’t afford much. I don’t want to take someone’s seat that can pay more. Would it still be okay to attend the class even if I’m paying very little?

Our purpose for conducting the Pay it Forward classes is to spread awareness about Scrum, as we strongly believe in its capacity to transform workplaces for the better; we would be happy for you to attend our class!

10. Can I pay in installments?

Yes, you may pay in installments. Please contact us for further information.

11. How many people have attended the Pay it Forward course thus far?

From its conception in March 2011 to  June 2013, the Pay it Forward trainings  have enabled us to train about 1200 people.

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