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In this 2-day course you will be introduced to Scrum concepts through a series of exercises employing Scrum methods to build a new application. During the process, you will be exposed to & practice Scrum using practical, real-world examples, learn how Sc

  • Course Start Date: 2019-03-20
  • Time: 08:59:00 - 17:01:00
  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Location: Toronto
  • Delivery Methods(s): Instructor Led

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Course Outline

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In this two day course you will be introduced to Scrum concepts through a series of exercises employing Scrum methods to build a new application. During the process, you will be exposed to and practice Scrum using practical, real-world examples, learn how Scrum works, and experience the dynamics of participating as part of Scrum team.

In addition to the exercises, the course itself is conducted using a Scrum-like process to provide insight into Scrum concepts and familiarize students with Scrum processes. Practical examples demonstrate how to handle changing requirements and using Scrum to manage product backlog, estimates, and even acceptance criteria

Finally this is one of the few CSM courses where the neuroscience and psychology of teams is discussed as applied to managing Scrum and building effective teams.

"Great actionable content." Jason

Key Concepts

This course covers the following concepts through a mix of in-class lectures and practical exercises designed to introduce and expand on the following areas:

  • How Scrum fits in the world of Agile Project Management
  • Using Scrum from Release Planning through to Project Completion
  • Building a high-performance team
  • Techniques to reduce time-to-market and increase quality
  • Methods to create a culture of learning and continuous improvement
  • Complete the requirements of the Certified ScrumMaster Program including preparation for the CSM Exam
  • For more details see the complete Course Outline in the Agenda section

Agenda
Day 1
  • Self-Organizing Teams Exercise
  • Walk through Agenda on task wall
  • Opening
  • Scrum framework overview
  • Introduce website exercise and form teams
  • User stories exercise
  • Estimation and release planning
  • End of day review
  • Retrospective

Day 2

  • What did you learn yesterday
  • Sprint planning
  • In-depth simulation exercise
  • Sprint review
  • Definition of done
  • Sprint retrospective
  • The Team Member role and teamwork
  • The ScrumMaster role
  • Foundations of Agile
  • Engineering practices
  • Feedback forms
  • In class test
  • CSM graduation

Throughout the two day workshop, you will learn - and practice - all that is required for ScrumMaster certification from instructor Mark Levison, one of the oldest Scrum/Agile practitioners in Canada (he's been practicing since 2001, before Scrum was popular). 

At the end of the course there will be an in-class, open-book exam that everyone passes. It's not really an exam so much as a tool to help identify any remaining questions or misunderstandings about Scrum, which Mark can address before you leave.

Immediately following the end of the course, you will receive a link that will allow you to take the ScrumMaster Certification exam online at your convenience and anywhere you have internet connection. The exam is multiple choice, and typically ~99% of Mark's students pass on the first try.

Our courses are unique in their approach, and aren't a static class with a bunch of words on PowerPoint slides. The CSM workshop is run using the principles of Scrum, so by the end of it attendees already have hands-on, practical experience, and solid ideas of how to go forward thanks to case study discussions and examples. All of our workshops are kept deliberately small in size - a maximum of 20 students - for high quality instruction.

The course qualifies for 14 PDUs (7 hours per day), and registration includes the cost of writing the certification exam as well as two years of Scrum Alliance membership. It also provides ongoing access to all course material and support resources, which evolve and update after each workshop. 

Cancellation Policy

10 business days notice for full refund. After that attendees may transfer to another course in the next 6 months

Training Location

Toronto Marriott City Centre Hotel
1 Blue Jays Way

Toronto, ON
Canada   

About Agile Pain Relief Consulting

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Mark has over twenty years experience in the IT industry, working as a Developer, Manager, Technical Lead, Architect and Consultant. After ten years of working on and managing waterfall projects he discovered Agile in 2001. Working in a small company he introduced Agile methods one practice at a time. As an employee of Cognos, from 2006 - 2009, he introduced Scrum to the business and coached a number of teams. As part of that process he designed a Test Driven Development adoption strategy and introduced of a number of practices to support it. Mark is now an Certified Scrum Trainer and Agile Coach with Agile Pain Relief Consulting.


He has introduced Scrum, Lean and other Agile methods to a number of organizations including: Export Development Canada, Industry Canada, a leading payroll and HR services company, Invision Inc - A leading ad planning provider for the media industry and a leading Job Search site. He coaches from Executive level to the individual developer and tester.


Mark is an Agile Editor at InfoQ and has written dozens of articles on Agile topics and publishes a blog : Notes from a Tool User. Mark's training benefits from his study and writing on the neuroscience of learning: Learning Best Approaches for Your Brain.

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I've been to a few scrum courses for the past years and I must say that this was the best course I attended so far. Gracefully covered the entire subject with the right depth.

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I've been to a few scrum courses for the past years and I must say that this was the best course I attended so far. Gracefully covered the entire subject with the right depth.

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