Certified ScrumMaster Training by Manoj Vadakkan in Chicago, IL
Monday, September 9, 2013 at 9:00 AM - Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 5:00 PM (CDT)
About the course:
All CSM courses are taught by Certified Scrum Trainers. Taking a CSM course and the corresponding evaluation designates you as a Certified ScrumMaster, which indicates that you have been introduced to the basic concepts you need to perform as a ScrumMaster or team member on a Scrum team. This course also satisfies two elements of the CSD track: Scrum Introduction and Elective.
Through a combination of immersive team-based learning, exercises, and real-world case studies, you will learn:
To plan, initiate and lead a Scrum project
To establish a shared vision for the entire team
To generate an Agile release plan utilizing user stories and story point estimation
To lead your Scrum team through planning, review, and retrospective sessions
To create an environment in which self-managing teams can flourish
To identify and remove impediments
To identify, engage and involve business stakeholders in your project
How to take most existing teams to the next level
Practical suggestions from the school of hard knocks
Who should attend?
This course is designed for managers, project managers, programmers, testers, busines analysts, product managers, and others who are interested in working on or with a Scrum team. It helps to have everyone understand and use the Scrum framework for any project, hardware or software development, whether in sales, marketing, development, or support. You will leave with solid knowledge of how and why Scrum works. Through practical, hands-on exercises and small-group discussion you will be prepared to plan your first sprint immediately after this class. This class includes 3rd day project start-up workshop is particularly helpful for new teams, walking them through Release Planning using their own project data to craft a working Prodouct Backlog.
About your instructor?
Manoj Vadakkan is Certified Scrum Trainer, and Agile Consultant. In his coaching practice, Manoj uses innovative approaches such as Scrum, Kanban, and Lean to help individuals, teams, and organizations to achieve their potential. He facilitates workshops all over the world including Certified ScrumMaster, Introduction to Agile, Kanban, and PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner®. He is very active as a Leadership Team Member in the Agile Leadership Network DC Chapter and as a Co-founder and Organizer of the premier DC-area Agile conference: Agile DC. He teaches classes on Agile and Scrum in the United States and other parts of the world. He frequently presents at national and international conferences.
Manoj is passionate about transitioning the world of work using Agile/Scrum principles and practices. He is a Certified Scrum Trainer & Certified Scrum Professional (CSM, CSP) and is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP). Manoj's profile can be viewed at http://manoj.vadakkan.org/
When & Where
Conscires Agile Practices
Conscires Agile Practices provides Agile Assessment, Coaching and Mentoring, Consulting, and Training. Our focus is to support you in choosing the right Agile practices for the success of your organization.
Conscires’ mission is to create transparent and collaborative organizations where employees are empowered to make their own decisions and take ownership for their work. This environment will improve the overall morale of the company and boost productivity. It starts with coaching the managers to become better leaders and reducing the noise that causes competing priorities and distractions to allow these leaders to set clear goals that can easily be followed by the team.