Certified ScrumMaster

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Mitch Lacey

This two-day Certified ScrumMaster course will provide you the fundamental principles of Scrum, a deep understaning of when to use Scrum, and hands on experiences using Scrum. 

In this course, participants will learn how to stop thrashing and start executing along with everything necessary for getting started with Scrum. There are very few rules to Scrum so it is important to learn its fundamental principles by experiencing them directly from those who have implemented the best Scrums in the software industry.

Upon course completion, students will be qualified and ready to pass the Scrum Alliance certification exam. This online exam is required to become a Scrum Alliance Certified ScrumMaster. Also included is a a one-year membership in the Scrum Alliance, where additional ScrumMaster-only material and information are available.

You Will Learn

  • Pragmatic, practical, proven Agile and Scrum project practices
  • How to effectively start a Scrum project
  • How to write user stories
  • How to estimate using Planning Poker, a relative estimation technique
  • How to help your organization adopt Scrum
  • How to be an effective ScrumMaster
  • Techniques for scaling and working with distributed teams

The course format consists of multiple lecture topics, group exercises and group discussion. Ample time will be devoted to analysis of the "real-world" industry experiences of the ScrumMaster Course instructor based on case study examples and experiences managing Agile projects and coaching Scrum teams.

You Will Get

  • A one-year membership to the Scrum Alliance, a $50 value
  • A printed, color copy of the course materials
  • A complimentary copy of Mitch Lacey's popular book, The Scrum Field Guide
  • Planning Poker cards
  • Continental mid-morning snack, lunch, afternoon snack and a variety of drinks
  • Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) designation after passing a short certification exam

You Will Be Able to Answer Questions

  • When should I use Scrum and agile methods?
  • How can I get management on board with Scrum?
  • What are some common mistakes teams make when they adopt Scrum?
  • What are the roles in Scrum and is it OK to mix them?
  • How should we structure our teams?
  • How does Scrum work in an offshore model?
  • What is agile?
  • How does our team know we are "done"?
  • And more...