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Group Discount now available! Receive 10% discount for every group of 5 tickets purchased! Today’s companies are increasingly adopting Agile practices to compete in todays fast paced and ever-changing world. This inclusive 2-day training will provide you with a fundamental understanding of Agile concepts and practices enabling direct workplace application, a shared team understanding and practice of Agile, as well as aiding in the preparation for scrum master certification.

6/20/2017 to 6/21/2017
When: Tuesday and Wednesday
From 9:00 AM until 5:30
Where: Pillar's Forge
301 E. Liberty Street, 7th Floor
ANN ARBOR, Michigan  48103222
United States
Presenter: Helene Gidley, CSM
Contact: Helene Gidley

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There are currently over 440,000 people holding either a CSM or Professional Scrum Master (PSM) certification. Today’s companies are increasingly adopting Agile practices to compete in todays fast paced and ever-changing world.

Where are you on your Agile Journey?

Are you starting, need a tune-up? Thinking about certification? Does your team share the same understanding of Agile?


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.

The Class Content

  • Understand and practice team roles and behaviors for developers, User Experience Designers, Scrum Masters, Product Owners, Quality Analysts, and Project Managers
  • Explore how agile delivers business value through an interactive game
  • Agile explained through the Agile Manifesto and Principles behind Agile
  • Present and discuss the Agile Ceremonies, Roles and Artifacts, and understand the value of these ceremonies
  • Review common testing practices in an Agile team
  • Hands-on activity exploration of iterative development 
  • Explore what an Agile team looks like by watching the IDEO team at work
  • Understanding the full requirements gathering and management process for Agile teams from backlog creation to sprint planning 
  • Utilizing Personas and Story Maps for requirements gathering including hands-on activity creating a story map
  • Estimating User Stories, theory and practice with estimation cards
  • User story construction and slicing into smaller chunks, including hands-on activity writing stories for the class generated Story Maps
  • Tracking your progress through Sprint Metrics
  • Learn and apply retrospective techniques
  • Team participates in a full Lego-based Scrum simulation including planning, story writing, estimating and delivering through short sprints

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 and aid in preparation for Scrum Master certification. Priced at a budget-friendly $650 per person.

Course materials include:

  • Course handbook
  • Scrum study guide
  • Completion Certificate
  • Deck of story estimation cards

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About Your Trainer Helene

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


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