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Agile & Scrum training in San Jose/SFO by Bachan Anand, CA – 8 PDUs (Dec 13, 2013)

When: Dec 13, 2013 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (PT)
Where:

Corporate Inn
805 E El Camino Real
Sunnyvale, California 94087

Instructor:

Bachan Anand

Course

Course Outline

This 1-day course provides a detailed look into the mechanics, roles, and principles of product development using Scrum. If you are a Project Manager or a team member, you will find this
course useful to understand what Scrum is all about, and to implement it in your organization.

The course itself uses the principles of Scrum. Come prepared to participate and interact with the central concepts of Scrum including the principles behind Agile project management,
prioritization, running a sprint, scrum artifacts, and communication and transparency in Agile organizations.

This training qualifies towards 8 PMI PDUs and 8 PMI-ACP contact hours.

Also learn about:

The Scrum Meetings: the daily stand-up meetingSprint Review meeting and Sprint Retrospective meetingthe Agenda of the Retrospective Meetingthe different ways of doing Retrospectives,

Challenges of Agile Project Management in a distributed teamRhythmSelf-organizationTime-boxing,

The Importance of Product Visioning 

Maintaining the Product Backlog

Problems that could arise in Scrum adaptation

... and much more!

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

Eduardo Martinez Eduardo Martinez, Project Manager and Business Analyst at ELGE Martinez Consulting, LLC

" Mr. Bachan demonstrates that he manages very well the topics and I was impressed the way and the style he used training the audience helping to understand the scrums foundations and the roles and the approach to adopt the Agile methodology.
The training was very interesting. Some of the topics that I enjoyed most was the Scrum Roles Details where it was identified all the traditional Project Manager responsibility aligned within the Agile Methodology. And also, I enjoyed learning about the technique used to Planning, Estimation Sprint and the Scrum Diagram.
Thanks Mr. Bachan for your time and dedication to this training. I think that Agile Practices is something that you should consider as an option if you want to improve your way to deliver software solution.

Grahame Price Grahame Price, Director of Software Development at BuilderMT

" Bachan's Scrum Master training was very effective and informative. I learned a lot in a short period of time, due to his intuitive methods and presentation style. He is excellent when dealing with a group of people who have different skill levels and got everyone involved effectively in the group exercises, which were key to learning the team concepts.

I would recommend Bachan as a trainer and facilitator - he knows his subject and is able to transfer that knowledge effectively.

Rose Strubel Rose Strubel, Manager at Netcracker
" Bachan's course provided a good foundation on how Scrum can be applied to any project in any sector. He gave good guidelines and tools to use to start using Scrum. I would recommend this class to anyone who is interested in Scrum.
Bachan is an excellent presenter and keeps everyone engaged during the entire class.

 

Details

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

Eduardo Martinez Eduardo Martinez, Project Manager and Business Analyst at ELGE Martinez Consulting, LLC

" Mr. Bachan demonstrates that he manages very well the topics and I was impressed the way and the style he used training the audience helping to understand the scrums foundations and the roles and the approach to adopt the Agile methodology.
The training was very interesting. Some of the topics that I enjoyed most was the Scrum Roles Details where it was identified all the traditional Project Manager responsibility aligned within the Agile Methodology. And also, I enjoyed learning about the technique used to Planning, Estimation Sprint and the Scrum Diagram.
Thanks Mr. Bachan for your time and dedication to this training. I think that Agile Practices is something that you should consider as an option if you want to improve your way to deliver software solution.

Grahame Price Grahame Price, Director of Software Development at BuilderMT

" Bachan's Scrum Master training was very effective and informative. I learned a lot in a short period of time, due to his intuitive methods and presentation style. He is excellent when dealing with a group of people who have different skill levels and got everyone involved effectively in the group exercises, which were key to learning the team concepts.

I would recommend Bachan as a trainer and facilitator - he knows his subject and is able to transfer that knowledge effectively.

Rose Strubel Rose Strubel, Manager at Netcracker
" Bachan's course provided a good foundation on how Scrum can be applied to any project in any sector. He gave good guidelines and tools to use to start using Scrum. I would recommend this class to anyone who is interested in Scrum.
Bachan is an excellent presenter and keeps everyone engaged during the entire class.

 

Agenda

The following elements will be covered during the one day course

You’ve been hearing the lingo – Time-boxingProduct Backlog GroomingRetrospectivesPotentially Shippable ProductSelf-organizationthe Daily Scrum – the list goes on…but what do these ideas really mean and why do they matter to you?

Attend this course to understand the Scrum jargon and to learn how to apply Scrum in software and non-software projects.

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 will earn 8 PDUs from this course, and you will also receive a certificate of participation from Conscires Agile Practices.

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 suggested donation. If any of these prices are still too high, then there is the “Pay it Forward/ Donation Only” option: pay what 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 basic overview of Scrum and its various components. There is no certification to this class.

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

6. What is taught in the “Pay it Forward” class?

The Pay it Forward class is a 1-day course offering a basic overview of Scrum and its various components.

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. Is there a minimum amount for the donation?

We do request that you pay the minimum suggested donation amount of US$70/INR 500.

11. Can I pay in installments?

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

12. What is the money generated from the donations used for?

We use the money generated from your donations to pay for the trainer’s hotel and travel expenses, the training venue, the light refreshments served at the class, and to advertise for other Pay it Forward classes conducted elsewhere.

Our trainers have been very large-hearted in conducting these trainings for free.

13. What are the financials for the Pay it Forward Program?

From March 2011 to June 2012, the Pay it Forward trainings have enabled us to train about 650 people. The total donations we received for the 63 trainings that we had conducted in this period was USD 63394.35. After deducting expenditures for advertising, venue, food, and instructor’s travel and fees, we were left with USD 19072.75, which we will use to promote our future Pay it Forward trainings.

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

From its conception in March 2011 to  June 2012, the Pay it Forward trainings have enabled us to train about 650 people.

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