Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM®)

Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM®) is an interactive introduction to Agile terminology, concepts, and principles.  Participants will learn about Agile concepts and have opportunities to immediately try them out in a simulated project setting.  This workshop will prepare participants to effectively participate in and lead agile teams.

  • Scrum history and the importanec of the 5 Scrum Values: Commitment, Focus, Openness, Courage & Respect
  • The Agile Manifesto, and the difference between Agile and Scrum
  • What environments and projects are best suited for Scrum
  • Empiricism and how it works to control a project
  • The Scrum framework – how does it work?
  • Scrum roles and responsibilities – who does what and why?
  • Servant leadership and self-organization
  • Scrum meetings and “other” Agile meetings and practices to help ensure success with Scrum
  • Vision Statements, Road Mapping, and Release Planning
  • Requirements vs. User Stories and the Product Backlog
  • Sizing Product Backlog Stories and preparing them for a Sprint
  • Sprints vs. Iterations, Product Backlog vs. Sprint Backlogs, official Scrum meetings vs. “other” meetings
  • Benefits of Burn-down charts and Burn-up charts, and how they are created and used
  • Best practices with User Stories, offshore, and implementation
  • Identifying potential trouble and how to be prepared

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