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Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) – Charleston, SC

Mt. Pleasant, SC

May 8, 2017 May 9, 2017

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Event Details

Venue
Omar Convention Center
Address
176 Patriots Point Blvd
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
Begins
Monday, May 8, 2017
Ends
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Time
8:30am – 5:00pm
Duration
2 Days
Capacity
Only 20 Seats Available

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Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) – Charleston, SC

Class Overview

Prerequisites:

None

SEUs 16
PDUs 16

Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) is an in-depth two day immersion into the world of Scrum. The class is full of practical, real world techniques that can be implemented immediately at your workplace. This class will allow your organization to enjoy the many advantages Scrum has to offer. Hands-on exercises demonstrate key concepts and let you experience the benefits of Scrum firsthand.

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.

"I believe this class taught me valuable skill as a ScrumMaster. I better understand the Scrum process and roles."

Aubrey Cote, American Mining Insurance Co.

"One of the best courses I've had in the past decade. Brian is a great instructor-kept us interested & engaged. Enjoyed learning about Scrum & I want to learn more."

Scott Caillier, Emory University

"It met my expectations and taught the elements of Scrum, focusing on the Scrum Master role, but in unexpected and innovative ways."

Steve, GE Energy

"Learned that my view of "agile" was pretty much wrong and that it is a very well thought out process. I learned that using Scrum, I can greatly increase productivity while providing necessary documentation."

Peter, Scientific Research Corporation

"This course brought the concepts of Agile/Scrum methodology in an involved way. The presentations were limited to a few slides and the practices discussed were then proven in a way to help us understand them through doing, not simply reading. I enjoyed this class thoroughly and would recommend it to my peers."

Mike, Scientific Research Corporation

"Instructor was very talented in his presentation methods. Not boring! Class activities challenge participants and drive home learning objectives."

Jesse, Scientific Research Corporation

"The course taught the past two days has been fun and exciting. It sets the framework for our Scrum foundations. While we probably will encounter issues, I believe we are armed with the right knowledge. Thanks."

Glenn, GFI Software

Class Information

Class Learning Objectives

As a Certified ScrumMaster class participant, I want to learn…

  1. To explain Scrum’s history, so that I can better appreciate Scrum
  2. To demonstrate the importance of having team values
  3. To list situations where using Scrum is appropriate and beneficial
  4. To describe the Scrum framework and fully comprehend the Scrum process
  5. To experience Scrum firsthand in real-world scenarios
  6. To describe the roles and responsibilities in Scrum
  7. To explain the value of a product vision statement
  8. To explain how to seed a product backlog
  9. To demonstrate how to write user stories
  10. To teach team members how to relatively size backlog items
  11. To list and explain the key meetings in Scrum
  12. To explain how to tell a good user story from a bad one
  13. To understand velocity
  14. To demonstrate how to track team progress
  15. To list and explain the additional meetings recommended for Scrum
  16. To identify areas where we might get into trouble during Scrum implementation
  17. To list other fields that may enhance our ability to do Scrum better
  18. To utilize the collective intelligence of the class participants to brainstorm creative solutions to complex problems

Benefits

  • Learn while not being bored and 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 Educational Units (SEUs) and Professional Development Units (PDUs)
  • Increase your personal worth within your company and in the marketplace

Who Should Attend?

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

Take Aways

  • Easy to use reminders of Scrum
    • Printed class manual
    • Scrum reference card
    • Thumbdrive loaded with; articles, class exercises, whitepapers, etc…
    • 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 5 business days prior to the class start date. Cancellation requests received after the 5 day window will be issued a credit that can be applied towards a future class.

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