Richmond, VA (PRWEB) October 16, 2013
All CSM courses are taught by Certified Scrum Trainers. Taking a CSM course and the corresponding evaluation designates you as a Certified ScrumMaster, which indicates that you have been introduced to the basic concepts you need to perform as a ScrumMaster or team member on a Scrum team. This course also satisfies two elements of the CSD track: Scrum Introduction and Elective.
Definition of Scrum: Basic Scrum background and framework, principles and values which ensure the correct understanding of Scrum.
Scrum theory: The three legs of Scrum theory (transparency, inspection and adaptation) are explanied. Resultant and fundamental values are examined in details: responsibility, self-organization and self-management, sense of urgency, commitment, technical excellence, rhythm, discipline, respect and courage.
Scrum framework: The meetings, artifacts and roles that make up the Scrum process.
Scrum practices:Estimation, planning, user stories, planning poker, prioritization techniques and other practices which are commonly used in Scrum.
Agile Leadership: What is it and why is it important for a ScrumMaster? Common models of Leadership.
Coaching and facilitation: Coaching definition, coaching scenarios, and facilitation techniques used by ScrumMasters.
ScrumMaster’s Soft Skills: Helpful hints and techniques for building high performing teams, conflict management, practical techniques for the daily work of a ScrumMaster.
Scrum Evolution: Applying Scrum in more than one project, Scrum with geographically distributed teams (real cases), Scrum of Scrums, Product Owner configuration, Scrum beyond software, Scrum and pre-defined techniques like PMBOK, CMMI.
Other topics as required by the attendees.
About your Instructor:
Alan Atlas has been in high tech since 1980, first as a hardware engineer at Bell Laboratories, then as a UNIX kernel hacker at MASSCOMP, and finally as a technical manager at various levels at a number of different software companies. Over the years, he has twice managed development teams whose products have won industry awards.
As a Development Manager at Amazon.com, Alan managed the development and release of Amazon S3, a web service that offers Internet-connected storage for web applications of all kinds. The S3 team adopted Scrum for their project, and this became a career-changing experience for Alan, who followed his CSM with CSP, CSC, and CST certifications. Alan became the first Amazon Scrum Trainer/Coach.He left Amazon to pursue Agile Training and Coaching fulltime with Rally Software and after a few years, returned to product development at Scanbuy, Inc. to use his Agile knowledge and experience to create a winning engineering organization.