Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) Training for Managers - Chicago
Thursday, July 11, 2013 at 8:30 AM - Friday, July 12, 2013 at 5:00 PM (CDT)
As one of the largest and fastest-growing agile frameworks, Scrum is a simple, yet powerful way to boost team productivity, elevate quality, and accelerate project delivery. But, simple as it is, getting Scrum working in your environment can be hard to do. Contrary to what some of the myths may be telling you, managers are key to making Scrum work.
Our CSM for Managers course offers a detailed examination of Scrum from the perspective of management. What is the role of the manager in Scrum? How do you help your Scrum teams succeed in an environment that may or may not be ready for it? How do you effectively coach and manage “self-organizing” teams?
Upon completion of the CSM for Managers workshop, you will
Additional benefits also include:
The Scrum Framework
A detailed examination of the the Scrum project lifecycle, ScrumMaster and Product Owner role, the practices and ceremonies of Scrum, and the essential support structures of a Scrum team, and how Scrum fits within the larger release and product planning life cycle.
Essentials of Supporting Agile Teams
At the heart of effective Scrum delivery is the Scrum team itself, and providing direct support to the emergence of effective Scrum teams is of paramount importance. This often requires, what are for many, new skills and practices. Topics will include:
Creating Agile Environments
Scrum teams work within, and their performance is determined by, the organizational environment in which they work. Supporting the emergence of effective Scrum teams means designing and adjusting aspects of that environment in order to facilitate frictionless agile delivery. Topics include:
Moving Forward: Creating Structures for Fulfillment
Building upon and advancing the insights and learning of this workshop requires more than a mere ‘Next Steps’ conversation. What is needed is the creation of structures that will support your forward movement. In this final workshop session, we provide tools for sustained forward movement in your work as agile leaders.
Why a BigVisible Course?
BigVisible focuses on one thing: enabling organizational agility. As coaches, we understand the challenges organizations face at all phases of their agile implementations: from team-level execution and delivery, to higher-level strategy, governance, and leadership. We know that for an organization to achieve agility, people at all levels must understand agile principles and be educated about agile processes like Scrum.
Our foundational training courses are firmly rooted in the core agile principles and practices you need to achieve success, regardless of your ultimate role in the organization. In addition to this quality training, BigVisible offers comprehensive coaching services, so if you get stuck or find that you need more help applying what you’ve learned, you can call on us.
Find out more about us, our point of view, and our approach to transformation and organizational agility by visiting our blog and website. There you will find in-depth discussions, blogs, videos, and resources to help you get a sense of who we are, what we’ve done for others, and how we can help you.
About the Instructors
Bob Sarni is an Agile Organizational Change Coach, an Agile Mentor and Coach, a Project Management Professional (PMP), a Certified Scrum Coach (CSC) and a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) at BigVisible Solutions. Bob uses his deep experience (over 20 years) in project, product, program, and portfolio management to help organizations realize maximum value on their investments by leveraging agile methods and practices for product development. Bob’s expertise is in guiding enterprise transition and implementation of agile’s values and principles. He has experience with small and large teams as well as entire enterprises in the Insurance, Finance, Trading, Telecommunications and Life Sciences sectors.
Bob is active in the agile community and has been a reviewer, stage producer and/or organizer at many Agile 20xx conferences and Scrum Gatherings. Additionally, Bob is a reviewer of CSP, CSC and CST applications for the Scrum Alliance.
Please see LinkedIn Profile at : www.linkedin.com/in/bobsarni
Michael Hamman has coached high performing teams (both software and non-software) for much of the last 20 years. For the last 10 years, he has turned his attention to large organizational transformations involving lean and agile practice. In this capacity, he coaches management and leadership teams, as well as guiding whole organizations toward the realization of greater performance and agility.
His specialty is in helping leaders and leadership teams develop practices and methods for leading and managing in the face of turbulence and complexity.
He has worked with dozens of companies across a variety of industries, was for several years a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), and was a PhD candidate in human and organization development at Fielding Graduate Institute. He is currently a Principal Consultant at BigVisible Solutions Inc.
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