Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) — Memphis, TN

May 13, 2014 May 14, 2014

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Begins
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Ends
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Duration
2 Days
Capacity
Only 20 Seats Available

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Class Overview

14 PDUs

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.

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

Prerequisites

  • None

Class Learning Objectives

  1. Learn the history of Scrum
  2. Learn the importance of having team values
  3. Understand situations where using Scrum is appropriate and beneficial
  4. Learn the Scrum framework
  5. Experience Scrum firsthand in real-world scenarios
  6. Learn the roles and responsibilities in Scrum
  7. Learn how to create a product vision statement
  8. Learn how to seed a product backlog
  9. Learn how to create a product roadmap
  10. Learn how to write user stories
  11. Learn how teams relatively size backlog items
  12. Learn the functions of key meetings in Scrum
  13. Learn how to tell a good user story from a bad one
  14. Learn how to track team progress
  15. Learn the benefits of additional meetings recommended for Scrum
  16. Learn to identify areas where we might get into trouble during Scrum implementation
  17. Learn how other fields that may enhance our ability to do Scrum better
  18. 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 Professional Development Units (PDUs)
  • Increase your personal worth within your company and in the marketplace

Takeaways

  • Easy to use reminders of Scrum
    • Printed class manual
    • Scrum reference card
    • Thumbdrive loaded with; articles, class exercises, whitepapers, etc…
  • 14 PDUs
  • Fulfill one of the requirements for the Certified Scrum Developer (CSD) certification

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What others are saying:

  • Honestly, this was the best organized and well planned training class I have ever attended. The teaching techniques and styles varied, therefore, kept my interest and attention. Awesome job! Very creative! — Chris
  • I really enjoyed this class. It was both informative an interactive. It had many well-organized simulations, which really helped in the learning process. This was the first class I've ever taken where I didn't nod off at times!! — George
  • Braintrust did an amazing job keeping the class entertaining and incorporated real life issues a product owner could face with Scrum. I had a great time and excited to share what I've learned with my team. — Rachel

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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.

Cancellation Policy: In order to receive a refund of your tuition for this class 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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