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Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) – Nashville, TN

Nashville, TN

April 6, 2020 April 7, 2020

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Kristyn Bara, CSM, CSPO

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Event Details

Venue
Homewood Suites Downtown Nashville
Address
706 Church Street
Nashville, TN 37203
Begins
Monday, April 6, 2020
Ends
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Time
8:30am – 5:00pm
Duration
2 Days

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$1,195.00

Early Bird: CSM, Nashville 04/06/2020Sales end on March 23rd

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Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) – Nashville, TN

Class Overview

Prerequisites:

None

SEUs 16
PDUs 16
CDUs 16

Certified Scrum Product Owner® (CSPO®) is an in-depth two-day immersion into the world of Agile Product Management. The class is full of practical, real-world techniques, which 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

Cathy Simpson, CST, PMP

Cathy Simpson is a certified scrum trainer and agile coach, with a passion for bringing joy, happiness and productivity to work.  As a scrum trainer she teaches groups of people to use the empirical process to build complex products and solve complex problems. Her driving questions in life are “What’s possible?” “How do we make it happen?” and “How do we have fun doing it?” Cathy combines a warm energetic style with insights learned in the trenches at companies ranging from large financial institutions to small start-ups. This enables her to effectively connect with team members, managers and executives in order to facilitate transformation and help people create the futures they are committed to. She regularly speaks about Scrum and Agile at national and local conferences. Before becoming a CST, Cathy worked in technology for 20 years as a software developer, web producer, project/program manager, business consultant and agile coach.  She credits her career in technology as the foundation for her success and her first job as a camp counselor as the reason she is a good trainer.

"I would highly recommend this course to someone who is interested in learning more about Scrum and would like to bring Scrum into their business. The instructor was great at keeping the interest of the participants and teaching hands-on."

Mary, Agri-Tech Services

"This course is a "must have" to sit for the PMP exam. Key topics, terms, and the PM mindset covered include many things that you don't learn through PM experience. The exercise are crucial and you leave with the feeling that taking the test is not an almost impossible task. The level of information covered and way it is presented is spot on."

Kathy, Regions Bank

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

Jesse, Scientific Research Corporation

"This course is a must have for entire R&D teams."

Jason, GFI Software

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

Stone, Ericsson

Class Information

Class Learning Objectives

As a Scrum Product Owner class participant, I want…

    1. To describe the Scrum framework, so that I can clearly comprehend the Scrum process
    2. To describe the roles and responsibilities in Scrum, so that I can understand who does what
    3. To do a Scrum simulation; so that I have a real-world example to base the class exercises on
    4. To demonstrate how to create a product vision statement, so that I can establish a guiding light for the product, with the help of my stakeholders
    5. To demonstrate how to create a product roadmap, so that I can chart a course for the team and help build consensus with my stakeholders
    6. To demonstrate how to establish user roles and personas, so that I can ensure that I don’t miss an important stakeholder’s business need
    7. To understand story mapping, so that I can walk my stakeholders through my product and avoid missing some major functionality
    8. To understand how to test product assumptions, so that I build what my customers truly need
    9. To explain how to seed a product backlog, so that I can quickly establish enough backlog items so that the team can start sprinting
    10. To demonstrate how to write user stories, so that I can clearly articulate the who, what, and why behind a backlog item
    11. To demonstrate how to quickly assess business value, so that I can establish an initial priority for the backlog items in my product backlog
    12. To list several ways to prioritize my product backlog, so that I can determine the best approach for the situation at hand
    13. To refine my product backlog, so that it is ready for sprint planning
    14. To demonstrate how to create a release plan, so that I can determine the best time to put the product increment in my stakeholders’ hands
    15. To understand my role as a Product Owner during the sprint, so that I know how I can best support my team
    16. To list areas where we might get into trouble so that I know what to look out for as my organization implements Scrum

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
  • Product Managers/Business Analysts
  • Functional/Operational Managers
  • Project Sponsors
  • IT Leadership (Managers/Directors/VPs/CIOs/CTOs)

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
  • A two-year membership to the Scrum Alliance

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.

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