Agile + DevOps West 2019 Pre-conference Training : Certified ScrumMaster® Training

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Sunday, June 2, 2019 - 8:30am to Monday, June 3, 2019 - 5:00pm

Certified ScrumMaster® Training

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  • Be a servant leader
  • Build a roadmap of success for adopting agile
  • Build a cohesive agile team via appropriate team structure, workplace design, and team roles
  • Plan and execute short development iterations to get to market early and often
  • Quickly change direction in response to competitive pressures and marketplace changes
  • Adapt via an inspect-and-adapt feedback cycle, project retrospectives, and plus-delta feedback
  • Break down the barriers between development and the business
  • Focus on customer satisfaction and interaction instead of plans and artifacts
  • Use progressive elaboration via rolling-wave planning instead of single-pass waterfall delivery
  • Experience and practice how to be a ScrumMaster within a simulated project
  • Make the paradigm shift from top down to distributed control

Learn the Essential Concepts and Tools of Scrum
This two-day Certified ScrumMaster Training prepares you both to gain your ScrumMaster certification, and more importantly, to utilize it in complex situations and projects. Upon completion, you'll be eligible to take an exam allowing you to become a Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM), which includes a two-year membership in the Scrum Alliance, where valuable ScrumMaster materials and information are available exclusively to CSMs.

We'll cover the essential concepts and tools of Scrum, highlighting differences between agile processes and traditional "waterfall" methodologies and providing a roadmap for adopting Agile. We'll look into the theoretical basis of Scrum, including Lean and the quality movement. We’ll also cover newer advances such as Kanban, and learn how to apply Scrum to program and portfolio management at scale.

You'll learn how to lead development teams towards agile operations by managing product backlogs, planning releases and sprints, tracking and reporting progress, and conducting retrospectives.

This course is taught by industry leaders with decades of real-world industry experience rolling out Scrum at companies ranging from small business to the Fortune 100. Exercises, case studies, and examples are interwoven throughout the course to illustrate the principles being taught. We'll review personal case studies of how the trainer helped companies use Scrum on projects and organizations ranging from 5 to 5,000 people, and participants will have the chance to raise and discuss their own situations, providing one of the most targeted training experiences available.

Who Should Attend
Product and line managers, project managers, developers, testers, business analysts, and anyone interested in learning more about Scrum and agile methods.

Course Completion and Certification
Successful attendees receive Scrum training materials, a 2-year membership in the ScrumAlliance®, and are eligible to take an exam which will qualify them as a Certified ScrumMaster® (CSMs) upon successful completion.

Bonus Offerings

Course Outline

Understanding Scrum
A Case for Change
Scrum Process Overview
Agile Planning
Agile Requirements
Agile Estimation

Roles & Responsibilities
Product Owner
The Team

The Scrum Process
Discovery Sessions
User Stories
Release Planning

The Scrum Process (continued)
Product Backlog
Sprint Planning
Sprint Backlog
Sprint Review
Daily Scrum
Sprint Retrospective

Advanced/Bonus Topics
Resource & Portfolio Management
Metrics and Reporting
Lean Software Development

Class Daily Schedule
/Registration 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Morning Session 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Lunch 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Afternoon Session 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Times represent the typical daily schedule. Please confirm your schedule at registration.
Training Course Fee Includes
• Tuition
• Course notebook
• Continental breakfasts and refreshment breaks
• Lunches
• Letter of completion
Bob Payne

An early adopter of Extreme Programming, Scrum and SAFe, Bob Payne has worked exclusively as a lean and agile transformation leader since 1999. He hosts the Agile Toolkit podcast and has produced more than 170 podcasts, recording a variety of industry leaders and agile practitioners. His consulting and training style is built on years of lean and agile experience, an MSEE in computer architectures for artificial intelligence, and having grown up working in his family’s restaurant, so you can expect a blend of technical excellence and customer service. Because of his interest in philanthropy, he founded the AgileDC conference, a “for-benefit” event put on by volunteers from the agile community where all proceeds go to charity.