Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM) (Houston, TX) by Evolve Agility
Evolve Agility’s CSM Course is two day immersive learning experience that enables participants to make a difference in the real world of work.
Learning By Doing: Scrum is easy to understand, but hard to do. A Scrum Master has to be a Servant Leader. Skills needed to take your Scrum Development to High-Performance cannot be learned in dry lecture based environment. This course is based on techniques from Accelerated Learning and in particular principles and concepts from Training from The Back of the Room. Our participants experience Scrum concepts and principles through case-studies, games, simulations, group discussions, and role-playing exercises. That means NO POWERPOINT! – Hands on, interactive, and fun!
Know-Why, Know-What, Know-How: You will learn practices to effectively navigate real-world complexity, and use your deeper understanding to help others appreciate the philosophy behind Agile and Scrum. Our participants are confident in their learning and have real conversations with their team, managers, and executives. You will gain actionable knowledge and skills that will distinguish you from the “test takers”.
Are you ready? To grok Agile and start your journey into a completely new way of thinking and acting. This one-of-a-kind learning experience instills confidence through emphasis on skills development. You will uncover new pathways to constructively engage with teams and executives on difficult organizational challenges. This includes application of Agile and Scrum outside of software development to engineering solutions and business functions. This course is suitable for both IT and non-IT participants.
What participants say?
“It was all positive. Great training session – and excellent trainer. Any questions were answered, not with a canned generic but with thoughtful reasoning that made it even clearer.” – Jerry Holden
“Trainer did a great job integrating his expertise, experience, and real world literature / references. Dhaval did an amazing job bringing humor into the classroom and making the discussion tangible to the work we do.”– Arlyne Aranda Clark
“The exercises in the class helped me understand the scrum framework very easily. Dhaval Panchal is a great instructor; he is very experienced and guided us through the process and explained the concepts extremely well. I truly appreciated his teaching style and how he was able to make the subject interesting and hands on. Would definitely recommend him.” – Tija Bushnaq
“I liked how interactive the session was and that we went through 3 iterations. The pictures and drawings supported my learning modality.I liked how Dhaval showed us the agile way in his own example by adjusting his teaching technique mid-course to include more examples. I also liked how specific Dhaval was in answering questions, even if they were answered, “Yes and no.” With these types of questions, he gave us where the circumstances made sense, where they might, and if it was out of scope.” – Jennifer Hunt
“Dhaval’s artwork was memorable – much more than the typical slideware.” – Jeff Hanson
Fully aligned with latest – 2018 learning objectives for CSM course, this course covers:
1. Lean, and Agile foundations
⁃ Why Agile?
⁃ Iterative and Incremental
⁃ How does Agile differ from traditional approaches to product development?
⁃ What can lean thinking offer to improve our organizations?
2. Scrum in Detail
⁃ Empirical process control: Transparency, Inspect, Adapt
⁃ Scrum Framework: Values, principles, theory, anti-patterns and spirit of scrum examined in detail.
⁃ Scrum Roles and Responsibilities: ScrumMaster, Product Owner, Development Team
⁃ Scrum Events and Artifacts: Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review, Sprint Retrospective, Backlog refinement, Product Backlog, Sprint Backlog, Definition of Done, Potentially shippable product increment
3. Servant Leadership
⁃ Why is it important for ScrumMaster?
⁃ How to be in service to your Development team, Product Owner and Organization?
⁃ Case-studies and role-playing scenarios to discover your personal strategy to positively influence organizational dysfunctions.
4. Agile Facilitation and Coaching
⁃ Facilitating Scrum team events: learn techniques commonly used by effective ScrumMasters.
⁃ Coaching scenarios to learn appropriate stance for ScrumMaster in real world situations
5. Good Scrum Practices
⁃ User Stories, Epics, Features.
⁃ Techniques to split product backlog items
⁃ Relative Size Estimating
⁃ Burn-down charts and burn-up charts
6. Leadership through influence
⁃ Strategies to manage common ScrumMaster challenges
⁃ How to avoid common pitfalls to Scrum adoption by team members
With successful course completion, you will be eligible to become a Certified ScrumMaster® by passing the online test on ScrumAlliance website.
Invest in yourself: Certified ScrumMaster® course is your opportunity to experience a totally new way of working. More than 99.4% of our students pass the CSM test, but that is table-stakes. Our goal is achieved when you graduate with confidence to make a positive difference in your world of work. Whether you are an experienced agile practitioner who wants a refresher or completely new to world of Agile, Evolve Agility’s learning program will prepare you with take-aways that you can immediately apply after your training class.
PMP and PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) Certifications
Participants may claim 14 Project Management Institute (PMI) Professional Development Units (PDUs) which can be applied to Project Management Professional (PMP) and PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) certifications.
ScrumAlliance CSP (Certified Scrum Professional) credit
This course also allows participants to claim 14 Scrum Education Units (SEUs) towards the Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) designation.
Two (2) days before training you will receive a pre-course email re-confirming venue details, catering and parking options. You will also receive an email from the trainer outlining learning expectations.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
What’s the refund policy?
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
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No, electronic copy is fine.
Is my registration fee or ticket transferable?
Yes, you can always transfer to a different date for the same course at no extra charge.