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Certified ScrumMaster Training
at Better Software East 2011
 Certified ScrumMaster Training* 
 Sunday, November 6 – Monday, November 7, 2011 • 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. *2-day Training

In Certified ScrumMaster Training you will:

  • 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


About the Instructor: 

An industry-leading agile and lean expert, Sanjiv Augustine has assisted several leading clients adopt agile methods during the past decade. He is the author of several publications including Transitioning to Agile Project Management: A Roadmap for the Perplexed, The Lean-Agile PMO: Using Lean Thinking to Accelerate Agile Project Delivery, and the book Managing Agile Projects. The founder and moderator of the Yahoo! Agile Project Management discussion group, Sanjiv is also a founder and advisory board member of the Agile Project Leadership Network (APLN) and member of the Project Management Institute (PMI) ’s Agile Forum Steering Committee. As an in-the-trenches practitioner, he has personally managed agile projects varying in size from five to more than hundred people, trained thousands of agile practitioners via public classes and conference presentations, and coached numerous project teams.

Eliminate Barriers to Development Success
Scrum is an agile development method for project management that removes barriers between your customers and the development team. Using the Scrum approach, your organization will more easily meet market and customer needs while attaining its ROI objectives for your project. As a trained ScrumMaster, you will help improve the quality of life and productivity for all members of your team. Implementing Scrum boosts productivity, unleashes creativity, provides “quick wins” for your team, and improves the quality of your software.

Learn the Essential Concepts and Tools of Scrum
This two-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.

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 12-month membership in the ScrumAlliance, and are eligible to take an exam which will qualify them as Certified ScrumMasters (CSMs) upon successful completion. In addition, the class is eligible for 16 PDU credits with the Project Management Institute (PMI).

Bonus Offerings
16 PDUs toward PMI certification
Membership in Scrum Alliance ($50 value)
Managing Agile Projects book discount 


Sunday  Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday
 Certified ScrumMaster Training
2-day Training (Sunday - Monday)

Choose from Tuesday Tutorials in half- and full-day formats.

Concurrent Classes
Networking EXPO
Bonus Sessions
Special Events
…and More!
 Agile Leadership Summit


2-Day Course Outline

Understanding Scrum
A case for change
Scrum process overview
Agile planning
Agile requirements
Agile estimation

The Scrum Process
Discovery sessions
Product Backlog
Release Planning
Sprint Planning
Sprint Backlog
Sprint Review
Daily Scrum
Sprint Retrospective

Roles and Responsibilities
Product Owner
The team

Enabling Agility
Background of agile methods
Shared workspaces
Information radiators
Information flow

Advanced/Bonus Topics
Resource and portfolio management
Maximizing quality and productivity
Starting and scaling Scrum
Agile contracting
Agile engineering
Metrics and reporting
Others as requested and prioritized by the class

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