This two-day course not only provides the fundamental principles of Scrum, it also gives participants hands-on experience using Scrum. This course puts theory into action through a variety of exercises.
During the course, attendees will learn why such a seemingly simple process such as Scrum can have such profound effects on an organization. Participants gain practical experience working with Scrum tools and activities such as the product backlog, sprint backlog, daily Scrum meetings, sprint planning meeting, and burndown charts. Participants leave knowing how to apply Scrum to all sizes of projects, from a single collocated team to a large, highly distributed team.
Following successful completion of the course, you will be qualified and ready to pass the Scrum Alliance assessment exam. This multiple-choice, online test is required to become a Certified ScrumMaster, which includes a one-year membership in the Scrum Alliance, where additional ScrumMaster-only material and information are available. For more information on the certification exam, see this page about the CSM exam.
PMPs: This course counts for 15 Professional Development Units (PDUs).
What You Get
- High quality training from an industry expert
- Recognition by the Scrum Alliance as a Certified ScrumMaster after passing a short certification exam
- A breakfast buffet, a hot lunch buffet, an afternoon snack, and continuously replenished drinks
- A 4 GB USB drive containing a PDF of the course materials, relevant articles by Mike Cohn and others, sample chapters from Mike's books, and other information
- A one-year membership in the Scrum Alliance, a $50 value
- A printed, color copy of the course materials
- Planning Poker® cards for use in estimating with your team
What Will You Learn?
- Practical, project-proven practices
- The essentials of getting a project off on the right foot
- How to write user stories for the product backlog
- Why there's more to leading a self-organizing team than buying pizza and getting out of the way
- How to help both new and experienced teams be more successful
- How to successfully scale Scrum to large, multi-continent projects with team sizes in the hundreds
- Tips and tricks from the instructor's fifteen years of using Scrum in a wide variety of environments
Who Should Attend?
Whether you're a manager, programmer, tester, analyst, product manager, or someone interested in working on or with a Scrum team, this course is suited for you. You will leave with solid knowledge of how and why Scrum works. Through practical, hands-on exercises and small-group discussion you will be prepared to plan your first sprint immediately after this class.
PMPs: This agile training class counts for 15 Professional Development Units (PDUs).
About your Instructor - Mike Cohn
Learn Scrum and Agile Processes directly from Mike Cohn, one of the industry's most well-respected Certified Scrum Trainers. Mike Cohn is the author of User Stories Applied for Agile Software Development, Agile Estimating and Planning, and Succeeding with Agile. Mike is a highly popular and in-demand Scrum and agile trainer across the globe. He is also a co-founder and former board member of the Scrum Alliance, a non-profit organization dedicated specifically to Scrum, and a co-founder of the non-profit Agile Alliance, home of the Agile Manifesto.
All Mountain Goat Software's agile estimating and planning training and consultations are conducted by Mike Cohn himself. To get a sense of Mike's style, watch this sample of Mike's presentation at Google, or read feedback from others on What They're Saying About Us.Also, take a look at our client list.
For more information about Mountain Goat Software, Mike Cohn, and why to choose us for your agile estimating and planning training, please visit Why Mountain Goat? or view a complete list of our public agile and Scrum courses.
Classes in Silicon Valley are held at the Domain Hotel. With a prime Sunnyvale location close to most Silicon Valley corporate headquarters, the Domain Hotel® offers the kind of warm hospitality, inviting atmosphere and top-notch services sure to please business and leisure travelers alike.
Domain Hotel's decor is inspired by the outdoor beauty of Northern California. The 136 guestrooms and suites are decorated in Tranquility or Awakening themes customized to each guest's individual preference and mood. Contemporary and innovative accommodations equipped with flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations, large workspaces and Internet access, make it easy to tackle the rigorous workload that the business traveler may have. And when it's time to relax, guests can enjoy our outdoor heated swimming pool, whirlpool and fitness center.
What People Are Saying About This Course
“Mike gave a scrum training for some of our leads and managers in Visual Studio Team System. It was fantastic. I'd highly recommend his training to any team.”
Stephanie Saad, Microsoft
“This class has definitely exceeded my expectations and pointed out tons of areas our team can do better”
Aida Cutuk, Intuit
“Your ScrumMaster class was the best project management class I’ve ever experienced. The concepts were thoughtfully presented, and clearly delivered. ”
—Deke Waters, Day 1 Studios
“The Best Training I ever attended. Your presentation was very engaging, enthusiastic and entertaining!”
—Vijay Eluri, Manager, ID Analytics, Inc.
“Very good instruction from someone that clearly has real-world, pragmatic experience in the subject. A perfect primer for those getting started in Scrum.”
—Nathan Angstadt, Stellent
“I found this course of great value, bringing all the Scrum principles into a useable process.”
George Goodyer, Verisign
“ You know us English....very reserved, difficult to fire up..not given to bouts of unbridled enthusiasm...etc, etc...but the course was absolutely FANTASTIC. Mike did a tremendous job of holding the room, fending off skepticism and really opening minds to the Agile way of working.”
Paul Henderson, 21C
“The ScrumMaster course is the second course I have taken from Mike Cohn. I would whole heartedly recommend Mike as a Scrum trainer to any organization. His style is relaxed and comfortable...allowing the topics to flow easily and his passion to ooze through. I have since recommended Mike to numerous colleagues who all agree that they come away from the course feeling full of knowledge and motivated to implement what they have learned. Very highly recommended.”
Bethan Davis, Metis Consultancy
“Thanks for a great class! Really. Your real-life, real-world application of agile and Scrum practices made for a truly valuable class.”
Beth Russo, SAIC
“Thank you once again for a fantastic Scrum Master course. Your delivery and style were inspirational.”
Royd Brayshay, Devlopment Leader / Consultant
We are so confident that you will benefit from our training that we offer a 100% money back guarantee. If you aren’t satisfied with the training you received, contact us within thirty days to receive a full refund of the registration fee, no questions asked.
A full refund will be provided if you cancel or transfer your registration to a different event no later than five business days prior to the start of the class. If you cancel or transfer within five business days you will be charged $150 per class.