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Agile/Scrum Foundations PSM I Certification Training

Agile/Scrum Foundations PSM I Certification Training

$100 Early Bird discount before April 23, 2018 


Companies are increasingly adopting Agile practices to compete in todays fast paced and ever-changing world. Where are you on your Agile Journey?

This hands-on 2-day training taught by Helene Gidley and Thomas Meloche will provide you with a fundamental understanding of Agile concepts and will equip you with directly applicable practices. Essential for creating a shared team understanding of the practice of Agile, this course is also a powerful aid in the preparation for scrum master certification.

The Content:

  • Understanding the foundations behind Agile practices and principles
  • The value of Ceremony as applied to Scrum teams
  • Review common testing practices in an Agile team
  • The perils of Multitasking and how to implement single-piece flow
  • Requirements management
  • Story Writing and estimation
  • Tracking your progress through Sprint Metrics
  • Learn and apply retrospective techniques
  • Team building exercises
  • Capstone event drives home the material through a full Lego-based Scrum simulation including planning, story writing, estimating and delivering through short sprints Audience:

This course is applicable to all members involved in the Agile processes including developers, User Experience Designers, Scrum Masters, Product Owners, Project Managers, Quality Analysts, and managers with little or no prior knowledge of Agile.

Participant Take Away:

The highly interactive and participative format of this session provides participants with a deepened understanding of Agile practices and principles enabling them to apply the knowledge directly to their work teams, as aid in preparation for Scrum Master certification, and earn 14 PDU's or SEU's Cost for 2 days.

Course Includes:

  • Light breakfast and lunch on both days
  • Training handbook
  • study guide
  • Course completion certificate

About your trainers:

Helene Gidley, PMP, CSM, is an agile coach and the owner of HSG Consulting LLC where she provides coaching and training to teams navigating their agile journeys. She has over thirty years of experience in the IT industry at Fortune 500, startups, and mid-sized companies bringing broad experience in coaching and training project teams. Helene is the founder of Agile Groupies, a Scrum Alliance Meetup, based in Ann Arbor with over 200 members located in the southeastern Michigan and northern Ohio area, and can be found providing training and speaking at Meetups, Agile & Beyond conferences, and PMI Chapter meetings.

Thomas Meloche
The co-founder of one of the most successful little agile software development houses in the country (Menlo Innovations LLC), Thomas Meloche has been creating, teaching, and implementing agile methodologies for almost two decades. He consults on how to leverage ceremony, feedback, and metrics to achieve higher levels of engagement and success. Now working at some of the world's largest firms, he has overseen the delivery of hundreds of agile projects with budgets counted in the billions.

About our Sponsor Pillar:

A big shout out to Pillar for sponsoring this event at their wonderful downtown Ann Arbor location!


 $100 Early Bird discount before February 25, 2018

Event Properties

Event Date 05-23-2018 8:30 am
Event End Date 05-24-2018 5:00 pm
Individual Price $785.00
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