CSM Cert Class - (6/7/21-6/10/21)

June 07, 2021
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
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Class Dates: 6/7/21, 6/8/21, 6/9/21, 6/10/21 

Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Description: In working toward creating an agile culture, it’s about finding the right path and support. This CSM course provides a comprehensive review of everything scrum. It deep dives into the scrum framework, covering its history from origins to principles to how to apply it in practical settings. If you’ve ever wanted to know everything about scrum, this is the course for you. The  experienced instructor will deliver invaluable information and engage you with interactive learning activities. By understanding all the components of scrum, you’ll be able to apply agile techniques to your product development.

Learning Objectives: After course completion, you’ll gain hands-on knowledge of scrum including:
  • Scrum theory and principles
  • How to use the scrum framework to support agile development practices
  • Planning and tracking progress with scrum
  • Defining shippable functionality
  • Scrum roles and responsibilities: product owner, scrum master, and development team
  • Scrum artifacts: product backlogs, sprint backlogs, and product increments
  • Scrum events: sprints, sprint planning, daily scrum, sprint review, and sprint retrospective
  • How to estimate and prioritize a product backlog
  • Scaling across teams and geographies
  • Tips and techniques of helping other stakeholders understand the advantages of scrum
  • How to transition to scrum

Who Should Attend:
  • Executive, client, and IT management roles
  • Project and product managers
  • Software designers and developers
  • Quality assurance staff
  • Any professional that needs to understand scrum or is assigned to a scrum project

The following services will be provided by Platinum:
  • 16 hours of training - four half days (online)
  • Access to course materials and resources.
  • Includes 2 year membership with Scrum Alliance.
  • Includes 2 attempts within 90 days after the student is registered with the Scrum Alliance
    (after the 2nd attempt it is $25 to retake the exam).

Speaker Bio: Mark C. Layton is an organizational strategist and PMI certification instructor with over 20 years in the project / program management field. He is the Los Angeles chair for the Agile Leadership Network, the President of the PMI Southern Nevada Chapter, the author of the international Scrum for Dummies and Agile Project Management for Dummies book series, the creator of the Agile Foundations Complete Video Course with Pearson Education, and the founder of Platinum Edge, LLC – an organizational improvement company that supports businesses making the Waterfall- to-Agile transition.

Prior to founding Platinum Edge in 2001, Mark developed his expertise as a consulting firm executive, program management coach, and in-the-trenches project leader. He also spent 11 years as a Cryptographic Specialist for the US Air Force, where he earned both Commendation and Achievement medals for his accomplishments.

Mark holds MBAs from the University of California, Los Angeles, and the National University of Singapore; a B.Sc. (summa cum laude) in Behavioral Science from Pitzer College/University of La Verne; and an A.S. in Electronic Systems from the Air Force’s Air College. He is also a Distinguished Graduate of the Air Force’s Leadership School, a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), a recipient of Stanford University’s advanced project management certification (SCPM), and a certified Scaled Agile Framework Program Consultant (SAFe SPC).

Cancellation Policy: 1) To 5/21/2021 - Refund of registration fees, less a non-refundable $10 processing charge. No refunds after noon on 5/21/2021.
2) If course is cancelled, 100% refund.


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