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Certified ScrumMaster Training By Alan Cyment in Boston, MA (August 30- 31, 2011)-14 PDUs

Please note that the date for this training is moved to August 30th & 31st

August Certified ScrumMaster class is Sold out , follow the link for the next class scheduled for October 13th & 14th http://agile.conscires.com/csm-training-boston-04/

When: August 30th 9:00 AM to August 31 th 5:00 PM (ET)
Where: Homewood Suites by Hilton®,35 Middlesex Turnpike,Billerica, MA 01821-3936


(Please contact us for Group Discount)

About the Trainer

Alan Cyment loves seeing software development from a human perspective. He strives for honest, passion-driven, great-but-not-perfect emergent design. For software for humans, rather than machines; looking people in the eyes, rather than reading e-mail. He organized the first open CSM certification in Latin America in 2006, created the largest, most active agile-software related discussion group in Spanish, and is currently co-organizing the first all-agile Latin American conference, to take place in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in October 2008.

Alan is currently the only native Spanish-speaking CST in the world, and is continually aiming at expanding the frontiers of Scrum, especially in countries where agility is finding it hard to make its way forward.

The Course

The main objective of the Certified Scrum Master course is to introduce experiential ways the fundamental principles of the Agile methodology for wider adoption in the industry. From a pedagogical standpoint, the Agile methodology is a challenge. It's similar to the game of chess; the rules are explained in minutes, but the real learning takes place only through its use. This CSM course, in just two days, enthuse and train the attendees, making them participate in their own learning process.

Successful completion of a two-day ScrumMaster Certification course, taught by a Certified Scrum Trainer, is a requisite for taking the Certified ScrumMaster exam. Upon completion of the course, attendees are eligible to take the exam, the successful completion of which results in the designation of "Certified ScrumMaster" from the Scrum Alliance.

* Attendees of this training are eligible to earn 14 PDUs toward PMI certification

Course Outline

This two-day course teaches the principles and practices that make ScrumMasters effective facilitators and productivity enhancers. 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 development teams in improving their processes.

The following elements will be covered during the two days

  • First things first
    • Why begin by defining a Vision statemet
    • Definition of the course vision by its stakeholders
    • Trainer's Scrum team internal Vision
  • Why and when do we need Scrum
    • Quick self-organized simulation
    • Project and product complexity
    • Iterative and incremental development
  • The rules of Scrum
    • Flow/Dynamics
    • Roles/Perspectives/Responsibilities
    • Artifacts/Objects/Elements
    • Framework
  • Using Scrum to teach Scrum
    • Why meta-learn?
    • Roles, flow & artifacts used to run the course
  • The spirit of scrum
    • Games and activities that allow attendants to experience parts of the spirit
    • What do we mean by spirit?
    • A sketch of the spirit of Scrum
  • Tools used by many Scrum teams
    • User Stories
      • What makes a good User Story
      • Backlog Grooming
    • Estimation
      • Why relative estimation?
      • Basic project-wide charts
      • Possible types of contracts with non-agile clients
    • Taskboard
      • Structure and dynamics
      • How to use it during a Daily Meeting
      • Basic sprint-wide charts
    • Retrospective techniques
      • Basic heartbeat retrospective
  • The spirit of scrum
    • Games and activities that allow attendants to experience parts of the spirit
    • What do we mean by spirit?
    • A sketch of the spirit of Scrum
  • Simulation exercise
    • Lego-based product development simulation
    • Teams experience self-organization in a realistic environment
    • Intense retrospective practice
  • Beginning with Scrum
    • Organic Scrum
  • Attendants will then be able to select some of the following topics
    • Organizational culture & Scrum
    • Facilitation basics
    • Scaling Scrum
    • Distributed Scrum
    • Scrum & Extreme Programming

Why CSM through us?

We acknowledge that for most of you CSM is just the beginning of your Agile journey. In order to support your Agile journey we offer the following for attendees of the CSM course:

  • 3 follow-up sessions on topics you want to explore in detail on topics like Estimation and planning, Distributed Scrum, and User Stories.
  • FREE 2 day assessment for your organization on where you are with your Agile journey to meet your goals and provide recommendation based on the findings.
  • Our trainers have a unique style of conducting the Scrum training using Scrum practices and principles so you will actually experience, first-hand, all aspects of Scrum during the training. (Watch video below for more details).
  • We offer discounted rates for anyone who is unemployed, and those working in non-IT fields.

ScrumMaster Certification Process FAQ
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