Pay it forward Scrum training “Values, Foundations and Practices” in Seattle ,WA – 8 PDUs (August 23, 2013)

When: August 23rd, 2013 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Holiday Inn Express North Seattle-Shoreline 
14115 Aurora Ave N
Seattle, WA 98133

Lola Stice


Course Outline This 1-day course teaches the principles and practices that make Scrum effective at managing projects.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.


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 theprinciples behind Agile product development, prioritization, running a sprint, scrum artifacts, and communication and transparency in Agile organizations.


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.

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!

About your Instructor:

Lola Stice: Lola has 17 yrs experience in enterprise-level software engineering projects primarily in finance-related industries in the San Diego Area. With a broad base of experience in back office, enterprise, commercial and startup software projects, Lola’s experiences working as a Project Manager, Scrum Master, Integration Project Lead, QA Manager, Performance Tester and QA test engineer contributes much hands on experience with various methodologies such as Extreme Programing, Scrum, Six Sigma, Traditional, and Agile Methodologies. She is a Certified Scrum Master, Certified Product Owner and is working toward Certified Scrum Professional credential. She has been conducting Agile Scrum training classes for two years with Conscires.


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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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