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Certified Scrum Master Course and Introduction into the Crystal method family
(Alistair Cockburn)

Course Description

This workshop is based on the award-winning book Agile Software Development, on Crystal Clear: A Human-Powered Methodology for Small Teams, and on -Managing Projects with Scrum. The first part of the course gives the attendee a gut feeling for the is and isn't of agile development; the second sets out Scrum and the role of the ScrumMaster; the third introduces Crystal with its 7 Properties of Highly Successful Projects.

Each part introduces its concepts with small lecture, followed by team activities to anchor them. The activities are constructed to give attendees a sense for how it feels to be doing some of the key practices as well as what how it feels not to do them. The techniques reviewed are valuable in carrying out any kind of project, not only agile ones.

  • Basic Agile
    • How to understand agile development in the larger context of real-world software development.
    • Cooperation, communication, incremental development and reflection as critical factors in project success.
  • Scrum
    • The heart of Scrum: collaborate & deliver; inspect & adapt.
    • The ScrumMaster role (including becoming a Certified ScrumMaster)
  • Crystal
    • How Crystal's reflection adds to generic agile and generic Scrum.
    • Applying the 7 properties of highly successful projects

Course Goal for Attendees

  • Understand what is agile and what isn't agile development
  • Have a gut feeling for teamwork, communication, frequent customer interaction and frequent delivery
  • Understand Scrum, the role of the ScrumMaster, and Crystal as tools in setting up and running project
  • Have a few techniques to take home and use immediately
  • Walk away with a "Certified ScrumMaster" certificate

Level: Beginner and Intermediate

Who Should Attend: Participants keep saying, "I wish my boss had come to this!", so it is a good idea if people from every level and role attend.

About the Instructor

Alistair Cockburn Dr. Alistair Cockburn was named one of "The All-Time Top 150 i-Technology Heroes". He designed IBM's first methodology for object technology in 1992, served as special advisor to the Central Bank of Norway in 1998, decoded the writing of effective use cases in 1999, co-authored the Manifesto for Agile Software Development in 2001, the Declaration of Interdependence in 2005, and won Jolt and Jolt Productivity book awards three times. He is the author of Agile Software Development: The Cooperative Game, Crystal Clear: A Human-Powered Methodology for Small Teams, and Writing Effective Use Cases. His articles and much more can be found at http://Alistair.Cockburn.us.

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Course Dates and Registration

18. - 20. 11. 2009, Frankfurt am Main

23. - 25. 11. 2009, München (in Zusammenarbeit mit ScrumCenter)

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