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All CSM courses are taught by Certified Scrum Trainers. Taking a CSM course, passing the CSM test, and accepting the license agreement designates you as a Certified ScrumMaster, which indicates that you have been introduced to and understand 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.
In this two-day course, you will apply the Scrum framework to build a new product. You will learn what it feels like to be on a Scrum team—experiencing many of the challenges you're likely to face—while being coached by someone involved with the application of Scrum at many organizations. This “learning by doing” style of instruction demands your open mind and active participation.
We will apply the experiential activities to discussion of advanced topics such as how to use Scrum in multiple-team organizations, how to measure progress empirically at a macro level, release planning to maximize ROI, and why such a simple framework disrupts organizations to be the best they can be.
Participants who complete the course successfully will be designated “Certified ScrumMaster” (CSM). This certification includes a one-year membership in the Scrum Alliance, where additional Certified ScrumMaster-only material and information are available.
Food and refreshments are typically provided.
Founded in Seattle in 2000, Danube Technologies, Inc. is a project success company, specializing in the improvement of management and engineering practices for software development organizations. A leader in Scrum transformation services, the company’s ScrumCORE™ team provides training, mentoring, and professional services to commercial and in-house development teams around the globe. With more than 90,000 licensed users, Danube is also the developer and publisher of the industry-leading Scrum lifecycle management tools ScrumWorks® Basic and ScrumWorks® Pro. ScrumWorks is used to manage the Scrum lifecycle for Global 2000 corporations including Adobe, Amazon.com, DICOM, GE, Hewlett Packard, Intuit, Lexus Nexus, Motorola, Oracle, and Sun Microsystems.
Cancellation & Refresh Policy
Full refunds are available up until 10 business days before the scheduled event date. Cancellations made within 10 business days of the event will be credited toward future events. However, no refunds will be issued. No refunds or credits will be available for "no-shows." Substitutions will be accepted at any time prior to commencement of the course. Because Danube understands the reality of today’s fast-paced business world, registered participants are permitted to transfer enrollment (i.e. defer attendance to a future course) one time at no cost. However, each transfer after that is subject to an additional fee.
As an added value to course participants, Danube reserves two seats at each of its public courses for individuals who have already taken a course from Danube, but would like to take it a second time at no cost. This allows participants to brush up on their Scrum basics or attend a session led by a different Certified Scrum Trainer. The offer is provided on a first-come, first-served basis and must be used for the same course as the original (i.e., an individual who completed a CSM course may enroll in another CSM course, but not a Product Owner course). In addition, this offer is only available within the first six months following the original course, so please contact Danube as early as possible to reserve your seat.
17-18 Jun 2009
The CSM course will cover the following topics (among others) through two days of interactive exercises, lecture, and discussion:
- Introduction to Scrum
- Scrum Roles and Responsibilities
- Agile Requirements Analysis
- Estimating and Prioritizing Product backlogs
- Sprint Planning, Execution, Review, and Retrospectives
- What does "Done" mean?
- Technical Debt and other pitfalls
- Release planning based on empirical measurement
- Scrum in multiple-team organizations
- How/whether Scrum fits with Lean, RUP, XP, etc.
- Q & A