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Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) – Des Moines, IA

West Des Moines, IA

September 5, 2017 September 6, 2017

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Event Details

Venue
Staybridge Suites – West Des Moines
Address
6905 Lake Dr
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Begins
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Ends
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Time
8:30am – 5:00pm
Duration
2 Days
Capacity
Only 25 Seats Available

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Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) – Des Moines, IA

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

Lonnie Weaver-Johnson, CST

Lonnie Weaver-Johnson, CST is the Agile Practice Lead for The Braintrust Consulting Group. She obtained a degree in communications and then went on to a 20+ year career implementing IT projects and leading people through change. Lonnie enjoys transforming people through; coaching, conflict resolution, performance management, and imparting knowledge. Lonnie started working with Scrum in 2006 and her experience has taken her across the United States and to foreign lands such as India and Canada. Helping teams learn and grow together until they reach a high performing stage is Lonnie’s passion. Her candid and patient coaching style helps people understand how to make the necessary behavioral changes to make Scrum work for their teams. She also enjoys partnering with leaders to help them understand how the changes will impact their organization. Lonnie has been an IT leader, a business analyst, a corporate trainer, a ToastMaster officer, a public speaker in her community, and a volunteer at local high schools training kids in team development. In all cases Lonnie brings high energy to her classes, motivates the learners, and uses humor and stories to keep people engaged. To contact Lonnie please e-mail her at lonnie.weaver-johnson@braintrustgroup.com or join her on LinkedIn.

"This is a really great hands-on way to learn the Scrum process. The simulations are realistic and the little techniques taught through the exercises will be valuable in the real world implementation (35, planning poker, etc.)."

Kyle, Rally Software

"If you are planning on moving to a Scrum/Agile development team you need to begin with this type of training."

Kuenn, Jack and Henry & Associates

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

Tom, Abacus Technologies

"This is an engaging course that will draw in anyone with pretty much any level of Scrum knowledge, and will take them through a Scrum experience where they will add to their store of knowledge & actually be able to execute Agile, Scrum & produce positive results. Well prepared, thoroughly researched, designed for a solid result. Will change anyone going through it."

Jack, Level 3 Communications

"Course instructor kept everyone engaged by applying principles with practical application. Able to use tools to help support/facilitate Scrum process. At the end of class, felt very comfortable acting in ScrumMaster role."

Deborah, American Airlines

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
    • 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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