Another round of Certified Scrum Master training in Minneapolis.
An awesome group of 12 attended Certified Scrum Master Training with Doug Shimp. The class went superbly well and each student went so far as to sign a thank you card which was a first.
“This made my day and left me wanting to bring more to my classes in the future. It was an honor and a 1st for me.” , said Doug
Download and read the hand written evaluations. Each scrum training evaluation was written by a student and is in their own hand writing.
Gauge the quality of this training yourself. Read the handwritten Certified ScrumMaster evaluations.
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When is a requirement truely required?
- The development team creates a spec.
- The Product Owner says it is.
- The business asks for it.
- There is a test which actually requires it to be there and fails when it is not.
The course ended with lots of energy. As one person commented “I had fun and learned a lot”.
Attached are the evaluations from the class for review.
David Bernstein led the 2-day version of Agile Architecture and Development – Essential Patterns and Practices. There we 10 students; all of them loved the class. Students rated the class at 4.5 and the instructor at 4.88 (on a scale from 1-5). Read the evaluations.
The pilot Agile Architecture class by David Bernstein at Techniques of Design was held on January 27-28 for a client in Boston. There were seven students in the class, all senior architects, and they loved it. Read the evaluations.
The class elected to do 2 sprints on our “build a brochure” activity and learned by doing on each. The general consensus was that it’s all very well to ask and answer questions, but when you try to put theory into practice is when you really discover the challenges you will face with Agile.
Just to make things harder, the second sprint included some real-life waterfall challenges like budget-tracking and advance commitments. The discussion afterward focused on how these forces can easily drive us away from collaborative, visible behavior… even if “all” we are doing is building a brochure in class!
The Scrum Workshop for Busy Teams Workshop is a jumpstart for teams or individuals in Scrum and Agile software development.
The main exercise is a team project where the teams work together to create at game to teach Scrum. This team developed a board game similar to “Candy Land” called Scrumopoly.
This course was the equivlent of a 2-day coruse delivered in four evenings. The goal was to help teams wanting to learn about scrum without impacting their schedule. Two guys actually flew up from California to Seattle to take this course. They were able to attend meetings by phone in the day and do the workshop in the evenings.
All of the students in this course had a strong background in the waterfall process on large teams. We had great discussions about how to move an orginization to be more agile. The student’s concsnsus was that the role of Product Owner is critical. I agree 100%. Without a strong and effective Product Owner to create the vision and separate the required from the incidental, teams will build the wrong thing or bild the most important thing too late.
See evals and comments from students.
This course took the cake for a 1st prize in art. Below are the images from the class and clearly this was one of the best dogie day care pictures done using sharpie pens. Wow!
The challenges of a Product Owner is to recognize the sustainably rate of development that a team can maintain and then to use that predictable core to determine what can be successfully delivered to market. Successful Product Owners are empowered by their organizations to find a way to maximize delivery on ROI by realizing a product in complex adaptive market situations. Great Product Owners see the team as an extension of themselves and augment their ability to think creatively by leveraging that greater social intelligence to solve complex problems.
This was our 3rd time running this course and it was a successful outcome for students. Please leave comments or thoughts on our Certified Scrum Product Owner training event. If you are interested in a private or public course just contact us.
“Agile / Scrum is not about memorization of explicit knowledge but, rather the application of that knowledge to an in-flight challenging problem.” – Doug Shimp Daily Twitter Thought