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MJ Scrum: An Experiential Workshop
Mitch Lacey, Mitch Lacey & Associates, Inc.
Mon, 06/03/2013 - 8:30am

Scrum is a popular and proven project management framework for rapidly changing development projects, especially those with significant technology uncertainty or evolving requirements. Since its inception fifteen years ago, Scrum has grown to be the leading agile methodology, boasting nearly 100,000 Certified ScrumMasters. In this highly interactive (no slides) introductory session, Mitch Lacey serves up the tools you need to get started with Scrum.

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TQ SOLD OUT! Agile Estimation and Planning: Scrum, Kanban, and Beyond
David Hussman, DevJam
Tue, 06/04/2013 - 1:00pm

If you are new to agile methods—or trying to improve your estimation and planning skills—this session is for you. David Hussman brings years of experience coaching teams on how to employ XP, lean, Scrum, and kanban. He advises teams to obtain the estimating skills they need from these approaches rather than following a prescribed process. From start to finish, David focuses on learning from estimates as you learn to estimate.

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Concurrent Sessions

AT2 Enterprise Lean-Agile: It’s More Than Scrum
Jeff Marr, Cisco
Thu, 06/06/2013 - 10:15am

Introducing agile development into a large enterprise is like creating a bubble of sanity in the midst of bedlam. Unless the sanity spreads, the effort is ultimately frustrating, frustrated—and fails. Jeff Marr describes the web of the enterprise ecosystem and presents strategies to build a common agile and lean vocabulary and set of practices within your organization.

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AT9 Lean Management: Lessons from the Field
Sanjiv Augustine, LitheSpeed
Thu, 06/06/2013 - 3:45pm

Agile development methods such as Scrum, XP, and kanban have achieved notable success in improving speed to value, reducing waste, and raising customer and team satisfaction. Successful practitioners worldwide have cut development times, improved product quality, and reduced development cost. Underlying these agile methods are timeless lean principles—focus on customer value, respect for people, and continuous improvement. Sanjiv Augustine describes how agile teams are implementing lean management.

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Pre-Conference Training

Certified ScrumMaster Training (CSM) + PMI-ACP℠ (3-day)
David Bulkin, LitheSpeed
Sun, 06/02/2013 - 8:30am

This three-day ScrumMaster certification course provides everything you need to begin leading or participating in a Scrum team. You will learn the essential concepts and tools of Scrum, differences between agile processes and traditional "waterfall" methodologies, and how to build a roadmap for adopting agile at your organization. Participants will learn how to lead development teams towards agile operations by: managing product backlogs, planning releases and sprints, tracking and reporting progress, and conducting retrospectives. Successful attendees receive Scrum training materials, a 12-month membership in the ScrumAlliance, and are eligible to take an exam, which will qualify them as Certified ScrumMasters (CSMs) upon successful completion.

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