"The best two days of training I ever had." - Sridhar
"A perfect insight into the Agile world." - Smita
"An absolutely fantastic course which was engaging, insightful and educational all at the same time." - Ryan
In this two day course you will use Scrum to build a new application, learning how it feels to be part of a Scrum team and how Scrum works. The course is a mix of exercises, lecture and open discussion. Along with the exercises, the course itself is run using a Scrum-like process with a product backlog, estimates, and even acceptance criteria giving students a chance to see how we handle changing requirements in Scrum.
"Fantastic. Very personable and great delivery." - Jennifer
"Wonderful course. Delivering both 'How to do it' and 'Why it works' in a fun and enlightened way." - Hugo
After completing this course you will:
- have an excellent understanding of the Scrum Basics (principles, roles and meetings)
- know how to go from Release Planning to Project Completion using Scrum
- know the value of User Stories and Relative Estimation
- understand how to build a high performance team
- know how to reduce time to market and increase quality
- know how to create a culture of learning and continuous improvement
- fulfill the requirements of the Certified ScrumMaster Program including preparation for the CSM Exam
Finally, this is one of the few CSM courses where the neuroscience and psychology of teams is discussed as applied to managing Scrum and building effective teams.
This course qualifies for 14 PMI PDU's for PMP renewal. Pre-paid exam fee and ScrumAlliance membership are included in the course cost.
"I really enjoyed the course and I know that I can start using this new knowledge immediately in my work." - Francois
"Mark is an obvious expert in his field." – James
The Agile Pain Relief Advantage
Small Class-size in Your City
Agile Pain Relief limits classes to a maximum of 20 students to ensure a quality learning environment with more opportunities to address your questions and concerns. Local training classes mean you meet and network with other professionals near you. On-site, private training also available.
In-person and Interactive
Direct learning tailored to each class and student. No canned PowerPoint presentations or webinars. Live instruction from Certified Scrum Trainers (CST) and group exercises modelled on Agile methods.
Hands-on Applications of Scrum Methods with Agile Theory
Practical examples and exercises use Scrum and Agile principles teach you how to adapt and practice Agile methods in your projects.
Online Course Materials and Support
Course attendees receive electronic copies of all seminar materials (including free updates to course materials as they become available). Attendees also receive access to the "BackStage Scrum" private forum where questions and scenarios can be discussed with some of the top Scrum experts in the world.
Cancellation and Refunds: Refund of the full registration amount will be issued upon request received up to 10 business days prior to course start date. For cancellation requests received less than 10 business days prior, credit towards a future course will be given, less $100 which may be retained for short-notice expenses incurred.
Course Location: Hosting venue to be confirmed and may be subject to change.
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Mark Levison is one of the oldest Scrum/Agile practitioners in Canada, practicing since 2001, before Scrum was popular. Mark became an independent Certified Scrum Trainer in 2011 and is an Agile coach. He brings over a decade of Agile experience with an emphasis on Certified ScrumMaster Training, Agile Coaching, Project Assessments, and Team Launch Workshops.
In 2009, Mark founded Agile Pain Relief with the mission of providing consulting and training for organizations seeking the benefits of Agile methods. As its principal, Mark has introduced and mentored developers, managers, and executives in organizations throughout the US and Canada on Scrum, Lean, and Agile methods through hands-on training.
Mark is active in the Agile community and participates as Agile Editor at InfoQ and writes extensively on Agile topics in his blog Notes from a Tool User.