Plaster Group Education Services is proud to host a two-day Agile training seminar in Seattle, January 23-January 24, with special emphasis on Scrum.
Students will come away understanding:
- Why and when to apply an Agile approach
- How to set up and maintain a Kanban board
- Delivering a product using the Scrum Framework
- How to be a Scrum Master, Product Owner, and Development Team Member in Scrum
- How Agile impacts Return on Investment
- How to report progress to leadership ("when will we be done?")
- How to write good User Stories
- How to estimate work with Relative Sizing and Story Points
We encourage broad organizational participation. Our training enables organizations to get everyone “on the same page” quickly, so consider signing up department or team members. We aim to ensure everyone is not only talking the same language, but sharing a common understanding. Course content is tailored to real-world needs and constraints, while maintaining integrity to foundational learning.
Practices from XP and Lean are referenced where complimentary to the Scrum Framework.
Our Scrum Masters have worked for a variety of companies in a wide range of industries, and average almost ten years’ experience. This experience helps ensure they are well equipped with a variety of tools and prepared for a variety situations. We don’t teach Agile principles in an intellectual vacuum; instead, we acknowledge that every Agile implementation is unique, based on client culture.
About Our Instructors:
- Grant Beck is a Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), working with Plaster Group clients as a Certified Agile Coach and Scrum Trainer.
- Shama Bole is a Certified Scrum Master (CSM) with an emphasis on Agile Project Management and Release Management. Shama has an extensive background in academia.
- Both Shama and Grant are PMI Agile Certified Practitioners.
Our two-day training will familiarize you with the following concepts
- The Agile Manifesto and Agile Principles
- Agile Frameworks
- Empircal Process Control
- Product Visioning
- Writing User Stories
- Agile Estimation
- Scrum Framework
- Scrum Roles and Responsibilities
- Scrum Artifacts: Burn-down Charts, Backlogs, Definition of Done
- Team Working Agreements
- Team Metrics
- Deployments: Release planning and reporting
- Team metrics
- Good Practices for Scrum Teams
You are also encouraged to ask questions and articulate concerns. Our instructors encourage engagement and believe learning is always a two-way street.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Location is 2 Union Square, 51st Floor (600 Union Street, Room 5122). See link for more details around directions, amenities etc.: http://www.unionsquareseattle.com/
Who should attend this training?
The training is intended to bring you closer to an understanding of Agile and Scrum. This pertains whether your role in the organisation is that of If you are a Project Manager, Product Manager, Functional or Business Analyst, Development Manager, Director, Engineer, or Software Developer.
What can I bring into the event?
We provide workbooks and pens. Continental breakfast, lunch and light snacks will be provided. There is no expectation that you bring or need anything else.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
What's the refund policy?
If the class gets cancelled then you will be refunded the entire amount. Also, if you are unable to attend, you get a full refund so long as you inform us 4 days before the event.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org