ScrumMaster® Certification Program (CSM®)
Two-day class held at Penn State Great Valley
July 18 & 19 (Thursday and Friday) - Registration available soon.
BUSAD 5593 - 14 hours (1.4 CEUs) (14 PDUs)
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Fee: $1,295 (includes continental breakfast, lunch and two-year Scrum Alliance membership)
Early registration discount of $100, if registered by July 1.
Pictured above is a recent Certified ScrumMaster class.
Refund Policy - There will be no refunds after the Monday preceding the first day of class.
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This two-day Penn State Great Valley certification program will allow participants to receive their ScrumMaster® Certification (CSM). As the premier local university for ScrumMaster® Certification, Penn State Great Valley offers students enrolling in this program 1.4-CEUs (Continuing Education Units); additionally, Certified Project Management Professionals (PMPs) are eligible to receive 14-PDUs.
Penn State Great Valley is a ScrumAlliance®, Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.). We are committed to providing professional training that adheres to the principles of Scrum Alliance, while maintaining the academic integrity of Penn State University.
See ScrumAlliance website for specifics regarding the online Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) exam launched October 1, 2009.
Our instructor has over 19 years of IT experience in a wide variety of global industries. Currently he works in a Release/Program Manager role, involving a large-scale agile initiative (40+ teams, over 500 employees). Student evaluations from each of his classes continually comment how his hands-on ScrumMaster experience adds to the their learning experience.
Penn State Great Valley’s Certification Course
Our hands-on program is appropriate for all software team members, including project managers, team leads, development managers, product managers, architects, developers and testers, as well as executives like CIOs and CTOs. It includes multiple simulations, exercises, and role plays.
The Scrum Process
Scrum has emerged as the most successful agile development process for organizations, developers, and executives. Scrum's growing popularity can be attributed to its ability to boost ROI for businesses and bring developers and executives together to align business goals. The Scrum framework helps teams to become extremely productive. It engages developers to produce the major pieces of an application in a fraction of the time consumed by traditional methods and makes defects immediately visible to the team. Scrum improves efficiency and helps organizations get things done.
Participants should come prepared with basic knowledge of the Scrum framework. We recommend that, prior to attending this course, participants read the “Agile Manifesto and Principles" as well as one of the following books:
- Agile Software Development with Scrum, by Ken Schwaber and Mike Beedle
- Agile Project Management with Scrum, by Ken Schwaber
BUSAD 5593 - Certified ScrumMaster – Course Topics
- Origins of Scrum and Understanding Scrum
- Basic Scrum Engine, Agile Manifesto
- Sprints, Sprint Planning Meeting, Sprint Review and Retrospective
- Scrum Values, Phases, Simulation
- Burndown Charts and Project Reporting
- Day in the Life of a ScrumMaster
- Release Management and Project Reporting
- Scaling and Global Teams
- Architecture and Scrum
- Scrum and CMM, Scrum and XP
About the Instructor, CMT®
Kiran Thakkar, who has over 22 years of experience in global application development and leadership, is a Project Management Professional (certified by the PMI) and a Certified Scrum Trainer (certified by the Scrum Alliance). Thakkar also holds an MBA and an MS in computer science. While at Siemens Medical Solutions, he was instrumental in forming one of the largest Agile/Scrum implementations in the world. In addition, he was an overall program release manager for a very large-scale, globally distributed, and FDA-compliant Agile initiative (40+ teams, over 500 members), which is still in use and highly effective at Siemens today.
Thakkar has pioneered implementation of the Agile practices and mentored ScrumMasters globally. He was one of the early adopters of enterprise-level, large-scale Agile/Scrum process.
Linkedin profile: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/kiran-thakkar-mba-cst/1/256/626
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