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Agile and Certified Scrum Master classes in Denver, Colorado

Here you will find the list of public Scrum classes offered in Denver, Colorado. These are mostly Certifed Scrum Master (CSM) classes. At the end of the class, attendees will be eligible for taking the test to become a CSM from Scrum Alliance. 

June 14-15 Kochi, Kerala, India Certified ScrumMaster®(CSM®)
Jun
14
to Jun 15

June 14-15 Kochi, Kerala, India Certified ScrumMaster®(CSM®)

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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 in class having fun while learning and teaching! Yes, in our class, learners teach back to the class.  We learn better when we are having fun. Having fun boosts the positive emotions which activate the learning centers in our brain.

Learners in class having fun while learning and teaching! Yes, in our class, learners teach back to the class.

We learn better when we are having fun. Having fun boosts the positive emotions which activate the learning centers in our brain.

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.

 

Scrum team in class doing a sprint review of the product they just built in the sprint.

Scrum team in class doing a sprint review of the product they just built in the sprint.

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).

  • Product Backlog

  • Meetings:

    • 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.

  • Burn-down/Burn-up charts.

  • and more.

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.

  • Lunch

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June 24-26 Certified LeSS Practitioner  - by Craig Larman
Jun
24
to Jun 26

June 24-26 Certified LeSS Practitioner - by Craig Larman

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)

About LeSS

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.

About Craig

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

 

Agenda

LeSS Overview

  • descaling and simplifying over scaling: more with LeSS

  • LeSS principles, frameworks, guides, experiments

  • two LeSS frameworks: basic & LeSS Huge

Adoption

  • pre-adoption: building interest

  • the adoption guides

  • 3 principles

  • getting started

  • 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

Product Definition

  • redefining the scope of product, and the impact on global optimization

  • portfolio management

Why LeSS?

  • shu - ha - ri and frameworks

  • empirical control

  • why "More with LeSS"?

  • systems optimization

  • occupational psychology

LeSS Sprint

  • preparation before first Sprint

  • Sprint Planning with many teams

  • coordination & integration: from communities to architecture

  • scaling Product Backlog Refinement

  • scaling the Sprint Review & Retrospective

  • multi-site development

LeSS Huge Framework

  • Requirement Areas

  • Area Product Owners

  • role of Overall Product Owner

  • Area Backlogs

  • adoption

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 - training@vadakkan.org

Want to network with people learning and practicing LeSS in the Denver area? Join us at our LeSS meetup

Cancellation Policy: 

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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