Visibility. Inspect and Adapt. Iterative, incremental development. Teamwork.
This course will be taught by Stacia Viscardi of AgileEvolution.
Even projects that have solid, well-defined project plans encounter some degree of change and waste. Shifting market conditions, budget cuts, staff restructuring, or any number of influences will disrupt the best plan while contributing to customer dissatisfaction and staff discouragement. Moreover, projects that begin with changing or unclear requirements make it difficult to even establish initial project expectations. Scrum provides an agile development framework that allows teams to deliver usable software periodically throughout the life of the project, absorbing change and new requirements as the project proceeds.
Beginning with the history of agile development and moving through the disciplines promoted by Scrum, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of the Scrum methodology while specifically reviewing the behaviors expected of a ScrumMaster.
After successfully completing this class and taking a Scrum assessement, participants will be registered with the Scrum Alliance as Certified Scrum Masters, and can claim 14 PDUs with the PMI.
Attendees will receive a copy of all presentation materials as well as a Scrum Primer to read before class.
About the instructor
Stacia Viscardi has worked as a project manager for 17 years, the last twelve in technical product development. Stacia was fortunate enough to be cast in the role of ScrumMaster in 2003, and ever since has helped teams all over the world embrace the principles of and transition to agile. Stacia founded her company, AgileEvolution, Inc., based on the belief that agile practices present a humane, logical way for teams and companies to deliver products. She is a Certified ScrumTrainer and Practitioner, as well as a PMP, a mix that proves helpful when assisting organizations transitioning from traditonal to modern practices. Stacia co-authored "The Software Project Manager's Bridge to Agility" with Michele Sliger, published in September 2008.
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