October 2012 - Agile Training Course for PMI - Central Coast (Certified ScrumMaster (CSM))

Topic:          Agile Training Course - Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)
Speaker:      Mark Layton
Date:            October18-19, 2012
Time:            8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Location:      Hyatt at Westlake Village
Cost:             $ 999.00 - PMI-4C Members
                      $1099.00 - Non-Chapter Members
945.00 - PMI-4C Members - Until October 11
                      $1045.00 - Non-Chapter Members Until October 11

About the Presentation:
This two-day, 16 hour course will introduce participants to the highly, efficient and responsive techniques of Agile Project Management and provide you with a CERTIFICATION (CSM) as a Certified ScrumMaster.  
As mobile and web technologies continue to evolve rapidly, there is added pressure to develop and implement critical projects in weeks instead of months.  Agile:
  • Adapts to volatile business needs and ongoing refinement of business solutions 
  • Drives efficient and effective production 
  • Ensures closer adherence to customers’ real-world needs through streamlined planning 
  • Supports faster deployment of production-grade solutions so your organization can gain market advantage and business value 
  • Reduces project risk through rapid iterations of development that inform opportunity assessments
When this course has been completed, attendees will have gained in-depth practical knowledge of Scrum and how to lead projects & teams using Agile principles.

Course Overview
Topics included in this course are:
  • Agile foundational concepts
  • Defined vs. Empirical process control
  • The Agile Manifesto
  • The 12 Agile Principles
  • Scrum concepts
    • Theory and principles
    • How the Scrum approach supports Agile principles
    • Planning and tracking with Scrum
    • Shippable functionality and getting to Done
  • Scrum roles and responsibilities
    • Product Owner
    • ScrumMaster
    • Self-organized Team
  • Scrum artifacts
    • Product backlog
    • Release burndown
    • Sprint backlog
    • Sprint burndown
  • Scrum meetings
    • Release planning
    • Sprint planning
    • Daily Scrum
    • Sprint review
  • Sprint retrospective 
  • Requirements analysis  
  • Estimating and prioritizing product backlog items  
  • Technical debt 
  • Scaling across multiple teams and multiple geographies 
  • Tips on, techniques for, and benefits of helping clients and management understand the Scrum system.
  • How to transition into use of Scrums, with a review of management and team challenges associated with the transition, along with strategies to respond to those challenges