Certified ScrumMaster®(CSM®) class in Kochi, Kerala, India: June 14-15
Join us for two days of learning and fun at this highly interactive workshop to learn Scrum. This class will help you learn the fundamentals of Scrum. Unlike some of the other classes you may have attended, this is a highly interactive workshop with no PowerPoint slides. This class will be appropriate for anyone seeking an introduction to Scrum - for your team including ScrumMasters, Product Owners, Developers, Testers, Business Analysts, and Management (Project Managers and other Management members). PMI members are eligible for 16 PDUs.
Learners consistently rate this class as one of the best classes they have taken. If for some reason, you are not satisfied with the class, please discuss with me on the first day of the class and we will strive to make it right for you. If we can not meet your expectations, we will give you your money back.
This is not your typical training where the instructor tells you everything from the podium using a power point presentation. This is an experiential learning workshop where you will experience what you are learning thru carefully designed activities, well-facilitated discussions, some lecture. During this class, you will not only learn from the facilitator, you will also learn from discussing with your peers, co-creating learning materials, teaching your peer group. Join us to participate, practice and learn Scrum.
Come prepared to participate in exercises and discussions. Come prepared to be challenged. Attendees will go back with knowledge and skills that you can start using with your teams and organizations on the next day. Come with a beginners mind: In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, in the expert’s mind, there are few. This training will help you see new possibilities and learn techniques to come up with your own solutions for your challenges.
Agenda / Topics covered.
Agile Principles and Values
Scrum Framework and Scrum Values.
What is it to be like working within the Scrum framework?
The Scrum Master
The Product Owner
The Team members
What would a Project Manager do? (and other roles in the organization).
Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review, and Sprint Retrospective.
Continuous improvement with retrospectives
User Stories and other requirement techniques
Agile Estimation Techniques
Planning and Monitoring.
What do you get?
Two days of world-class workshop by a Certified Scrum Trainer® (CST) and Scrum Practitioner with 20+ years of experience.
A rich scrum workbook that the attendees can co-create with their learning in the class
Various reading materials and supporting materials for further learning and research.
Opportunity to follow up with the instructor for future questions.
2 years of membership with Scrum Alliance.
Fee paid for CSM test at Scrum Alliance.Up to 14 hours of Professional Development Units (PDUs) for PMI members / credentials.
Up to 14 hours of contact hours towards the eligibility for PMI-ACP® examination.
Certified LeSS Practitioner - by Craig Larman Denver: June 24-26
Learn with Craig Larman—the co-creator of LeSS—in this 3-day highly-participative course. Participants (senior managers, product developers, ...) explore a deep understanding of LeSS, Large-Scale Scrum, for lean & agile development with many teams working together on one product. We explore adoption, new organizational design, systems thinking & optimization, the role of management, and concretely how to work together in a Sprint at scale in terms of coordination, architecture, planning, and more. See the full course description.
(Aside, but noteworthy: Course runs until 18:00 on day 3; for certification, full attendance required)
LeSS (Large-Scale Scrum) is the simple high-impact framework for scaling lean and agile development designed to optimize the whole system. It’s based on over a decade of adoptions in many big groups worldwide (e.g., see case studies). You may learn about it at less website. You may also learn about less from the three books on LeSS that come from that decade of experience: (1) Scaling Lean & Agile Development: Thinking & Organizational Tools with LeSS, (2) Practices for Scaling Lean & Agile Development: Large, Multisite, & Offshore Development with LeSS, and (3) the latest book, More with LeSS.
Unlike some other scaling frameworks, LeSS does not define a one-size-fits-all detailed recipe, and like Scrum, is based on recognizing that development is too complex and situational for a prescriptive detailed recipe that a group can just “buy and install.” Rather, it will require creating a learning organization, and lots of situational adaptation. There are no fancy titles, no trains, no layers of management, but when you simplify and descale, you ought to be able to achieve more impact and flexibility with LeSS.
Craig Larman is the co-creator of LeSS (Large-Scale Scrum) with his friend and colleague Bas Vodde. He works as an organizational design consultant, introducing LeSS with executive teams for very large and multisite product development (often, HW-SW systems). He also works with product management for highly complex product definitions, and hands-on as an embedded-systems legacy code C and C++ TDD coach with feature teams, to keep in touch with the real work and workers.
In addition to course material, each participant will also receive 2 books on LeSS:
Large-Scale Scrum: More with LeSS
Scaling Lean & Agile Development: Thinking and Organizational Tools for Large-Scale Scrum
descaling and simplifying over scaling: more with LeSS
LeSS principles, frameworks, guides, experiments
two LeSS frameworks: basic & LeSS Huge
pre-adoption: building interest
the adoption guides
scope of first adoption
stories of LeSS adoptions
Local Optimization & System Optimization
local versus global systems optimization
local optimization in backlogs
local optimization in product definition
local optimization in planning
local optimization in analysis & design
local optimization in programming
redefining the scope of product, and the impact on global optimization
shu - ha - ri and frameworks
why "More with LeSS"?
preparation before first Sprint
Sprint Planning with many teams
coordination & integration: from communities to architecture
scaling Product Backlog Refinement
scaling the Sprint Review & Retrospective
LeSS Huge Framework
Area Product Owners
role of Overall Product Owner
More on LeSS Roles
Managers in a LeSS organization
Scrum Masters at scale
Product Owner in LeSS
See the full course description here.
Learn More about less at Less.works
Have questions about Large Scale Scrum: Certified LeSS Practitioner (Denver) - by Craig Larman? Contact Manoj Vadakkan - firstname.lastname@example.org
Want to network with people learning and practicing LeSS in the Denver area? Join us at our LeSS meetup.
We may cancel the class if we do not have enough participants registered for the class. If we cancel the class for any reason, we will refund all the registration fees. We are not responsible for your travel expenses and other expenses. Please check with us if you are making any non-refundable reservation such as travels.
If you cancel: cancellations more than 2 weeks before the course date receive a full refund. Cancellations within 2 weeks of the course date receive a 70% refund so to cover our expenses.
Note: Please be aware that we may choose to record electronic and traditional media (e.g., photographs, video, audio footage, testimonials) at this event and attendees may appear in these recordings. By submitting a registration for yourself or someone else, or by attending this event, you grant permission for us to store those recordings in a database and to use them in future print, electronic, or other visual media for educational and promotional purposes. If you do not wish to grant permission, please contact us and let us know prior to attending the event.
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