Certified Scrum Master (CSM) Course - Feb 8 - 9 , 2018

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Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) Course

February 8- 9 (Thursday and Friday), 2018

Highly interactive certification course provides in-depth understanding of the Scrum team-based approach to iterative development. Trains participants in the full range of Scrum topics, from basic theory to organizational implementation, including practical applications, roles, and scaling.

Where: Sacramento Regional Fire/EMS Communications Center (SRFECC) Conference & Training Center
           3121 Gold Canal Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
Time: 8:00 am - 5:00pm
PDUs Earned: 16
Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Please note if you prefer a vegetarian meal.

$850 Early Bird pricing ends January 25, 2018
$995 Standard pricing through February 5, 2018
Registration closes end-of-day February 5, 2018

Registration: https://platinumedge.com/event/certified-scrummaster-290

Watch a video about the course: http://www.laapln.org/email-blast/email-rancho-cordova-feb8-2018-csm.html    

MARK LAYTON is an industry-recognized expert on project/program management and active coach on complex Agile implementations.

He is the Los Angeles chair for the Agile Project Leadership Network and the founder of Platinum Edge, Inc., an organization improvement company that supports businesses looking to strategically improve project ROI.

Mark holds MBAs from the University of California, Los Angeles, and the National University of Singapore; a B.Sc. (summa cum laude) in Behavioral Science from Pitzer College/University of La Verne; and an A.S. in Electronic Systems from the Air Force’s Air College. He is also a Distinguished Graduate of the Air Force’s Leadership School, a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), and a Certified Scrum Trainer.

 He is the author of Wiley & Sons “Agile Project Management for Dummies” series and is a frequent speaker on Lean, Scrum and other agile solutions.

Go Platinum – and experience what world-class training can do.
Our immersive instructional techniques teach you Scrum by having you do Scrum – just as it is done in the real world. A small sampling of what you'll get:
•   Certified ScrumMaster training by Mr. Agile® – the Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) selected by Wiley and Sons to author their iconic “Scrum for Dummies” and “Agile Project Management for Dummies” series
•   All class materials for this highly-interactive class, with examples and exercises that truly enable understanding of Scrum, by one of the few agile consulting firms that have been in business for  over a decade
•   Post-course assessment and Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) registration for each participant with the Scrum Alliance
•   Sixteen (16) PDUs toward PMI’s PMP and PMI-ACP certifications by a PMI Registered Education Provider®
•   Sixteen (16) SEUs towards becoming a Certified Scrum Professional (CSP)
•   Two-year membership for each class participant with the Scrum Alliance, which includes the exam fee
•   A 132-page student guide for note taking and future reference
Seminar Objectives
This highly interactive certification course provides in-depth understanding of the Scrum team-based approach to iterative development. The course trains participants in the full range of Scrum topics, from basic theory to organizational implementation, including practical applications, roles, and scaling.
This course provides Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Master certification, 16 PDUs toward PMP recertification and 16 PDUs toward PMI-ACP certification.
Scrum methods support responsive development that:
 • Adapts to volatile business needs and ongoing refinement of business solutions
• Drives efficient and effective production
• Ensures closer adherence to customers’ real-world needs through streamlined planning
 • Supports faster deployment of production-grade solutions so your organization can gain market advantage and business value
• Reduces project risk through rapid iterations of development that inform opportunity assessments
When this course has been completed, attendees will have gained in-depth practical knowledge of Scrum and its benefits.

 Seminar Overview
Topics included in this course are:
• Agile foundational concepts
– Defined vs. Empirical process control
– The Agile Manifesto
– The 12 Agile Principles
• Scrum concepts
– Theory and principles
– How the Scrum approach supports agile principles
– Planning and tracking with Scrum
– Shippable functionality and getting to Done
• Scrum roles and responsibilities
– Product Owner
– ScrumMaster
– Self-organized Team
• Scrum artifacts
– Product backlog
– Release burndown
– Sprint backlog
– Sprint burndown
• Scrum meetings
– Release planning
– Sprint planning
– Daily scrum
– Sprint review
– Sprint retrospective
• Requirements analysis 
– Estimating and prioritizing product backlog items
– Technical debt
– Scaling across multiple teams and multiple geographies
– Tips on, techniques for, and benefits of helping clients and management understand the Scrum system
– How to transition into use of Scrum, with a review of management and team challenges associated with the transition, along with strategies to respond to those challenges