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Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) – Birmingham, AL

Birmingham, AL

November 13, 2017 November 14, 2017

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Event Details

Venue
Hampton Inn – Colonnade
Address
3400 Colonnade Pkwy
Birmingham, AL 35243
Begins
Monday, November 13, 2017
Ends
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Time
8:30am – 5:00pm CST
Duration
2 Days

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Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) – Birmingham, AL

Class Overview

Prerequisites:

None

SEUs 16
PDUs 16
CDUs 16

Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM®) is a two-day, hands-on workshop that takes students through the Scrum Framework. The class is full of practical, real-world techniques that ScrumMasters can take back and use immediately at their workplace. The class explores in-depth the roles and responsibilities in Scrum with a deep dive into the role of the ScrumMaster. This class will allow your organization to enjoy the many advantages Scrum has to offer. The CSM exam is included with class registration. 

Instructor

Tom Mellor, CST

Tom Mellor has been actively involved in business and IT for over 36 years. A seasoned professional, he has worked in both large and small companies serving in a multitude of capacities and functions. With a rich history in Agile, Tom is passionate about the adoption and use of agile-based product development approaches and in 2004 introduced Agile and Scrum framework into a Fortune 50 company. He trained over 1,000 employees and hundreds outside of the company in the practices and principles of Agile and Scrum and coached and nurtured the use of Scrum on many of project teams. Tom has been a Certified Scrum Trainer since 2008 and served on the Scrum Alliance Board of Directors from March 2008 through October 2010 including a term as chair from September 2009 until October 2010. Purpose driven work for Tom means helping organizations, their leaders, and their teams do modern Agile-based product development processes effectively and he helps them do this through consultation, training and coaching.  Tom grew up in Montana and earned a BS Degree in Business Administration from The University of Montana. He now lives in Bloomington, Illinois with his wife, Maryann, and their 3 daughters – Lindsey, Kristen, and Amanda and dog, Penny.

"Braintrust has great instructors. They kept the class, with several "unbelievers", engaged and the time flew. I was never bored."

Tom, Abacus Technologies

"The trainers really put a lot of thought on how to make this course interesting. And I think they succeeded."

Stone, Ericsson

"The hands-on exercises, training materials and instructor's knowledge makes this a can't miss training session for those that want to learn Scrum."

Ed, Level 3 Communications

"It is a fast pace, high-intensity 2 day class to learn the concepts and process of Scrum. It will give you enough insight to realize this is a best practice in project management."

Guillermo, NCARB

"An excellent grounding in the fundamentals of the Scrum methodology and the role of the ScrumMaster in it."

Chuck, Highland Consulting Group

Class Information

Class Learning Objectives

As a Certified ScrumMaster class participant, I want…

  1. To explain Lean, Agile and Scrum so that I can better understand Scrum’s relationship to the Agile Manifesto
  2. To describe the Scrum framework, so that I can clearly comprehend the Scrum process
  3. To describe the roles and responsibilities in Scrum, so that I can understand who does what
  4. To do a deep dive into the ScrumMaster role, so that I can clearly understand the breadth and depth of my role
  5. To experience Scrum, so that I know what it feels like when I start doing it for real
  6. To explain how to seed a Product Backlog, so that I can assist the Product Owner with creating one
  7. To demonstrate how to write User Stories, so that I can clearly articulate the who, what, and why behind a Backlog item
  8. To teach team members how to relatively size Backlog items, so that the Product Owner can make better prioritization decisions
  9. To explore the Sprint construct, so that I can coach my team on the importance of good Scrum practices
  10. To list and explain the key events in Scrum, so that I know what is happening, before, during, and after each Sprint
  11. To explore some additional concepts, so that I can support a Scrum implementation in my organization

Benefits

  • Learn while having fun
  • Retain more information because of our unique hands-on approach; based on the latest research into brain science
  • Be entertained by stories from our real-world experienced and knowledgeable instructors
  • Maximize investments already made by gaining valuable Scrum Education Units® (SEUs) and Professional Development Units (PDUs)
  • Increase your personal worth within your company and in the marketplace

Who Should Attend?

  • Anyone interested in learning the benefits of Scrum
  • IT Professionals (Architects, BAs, DBAs, Developers, Testers, etc.)
  • IT Leadership (Managers/Directors/VPs/CIOs/CTOs)
  • Project Managers

Take Aways

  • Easy-to-use reminders of Scrum
    • Printed class manual
    • Scrum reference card
    • Copy of the Braintrust book Scrum for the Rest of Us
  • 16 SEUs/16 PDUs
  • Two-year membership to the Scrum Alliance
  • Fulfill one of the requirements for the Certified Scrum Developer® (CSD®) certification

Cancellation Policy: In order to receive a refund you must notify us no later than 10 business days prior to the class start date. Cancellation requests received after the 10 day window will be issued a credit that can be applied towards a future class within the next 12 months and are subject to a $150 transfer fee.

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