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Tuesday June 25, 2013 at 8:30 AM EDT
Wednesday June 26, 2013 at 5:00 PM EDT

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Daytona Beach International Airport
601 Innovation Way
Daytona Beach, FL 32114

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Kent Aaron Johnson 
AgileDigm Incorporated 
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Using Scrum in Your Organization 2 day seminar in Daytona Beach

Come for two days to learn the essentials of Scrum. Margaret Kulpa and Kent Johnson, internationally known instructors, provide guidance and show the practical application of using Scrum and several other top Agile Methods. Executives, managers, and team members learn Scrum, see why Scrum is the most popular Agile Method, and how Scrum can work for you.

Course Description

The goal of this interactive seminar is to provide a practical introduction of Scrum and how to integrate it into your organization.  You will see why Scrum is the most popular Agile Method.  This seminar goes beyond ScrumMaster Training by including Product Owners, managers, executives, developers, and other team members.  This training is devised to introduce Scrum to you and to offer hints, tricks, and tips for making it work. 

Scrum is an iterative, incremental process for development of many kinds of products and services.  Developers like it. Managers like it. Executives like it.  It is highly adaptable.  It can be combined with other development methods. It’s fast, easy, and fun.

Agile Methods discussed include Scrum, eXtreme Programming (XP), and Lean Software Development. Details of Scrum are explored in teams including Scrum roles (Product Owner, ScrumMaster, and Scrum Team), steps performed using Scrum, and Scrum artifacts (including the product backlog, sprint backlog, burndown chart, and the impediment list).

Agile approaches for providing visibility to senior management are discussed, including Agile approaches to measurement, status reporting, and assessments.

Exercises are conducted to identify, estimate, schedule, plan, manage, and track work.  Students will participate in exercises that reinforce Scrum Best Practices, including Planning Poker and Five Finger Decision Making.  

Students that have successfully completed our courses have received 14 PDUs (professional development units) approved by PMI (Project Management Institute).  

Course Length:

This seminar is conducted in two days. The time spent on each topic will be driven by the interests of the attendees. 

Seminar Schedule: 

  • Day One - 8:30 am until 5:00 pm
  • Day Two - 8:30 am until 5:00 pm

Learning Objectives:

Successful participants will acquire an understanding of:

  • Agile Methods and how they work
  • How to use Scrum in their teams
  • How to better manage change

Course Topics:

  • What is Agile?
  • Overview of Agile Methods
  • What is Scrum?
  • Scrum Concepts
    • Roles (Product Owner, ScrumMaster, Team)
    • Artifacts (Product Backlog, Sprint Backlog, Burndown Chart, Impediment List, and Working Product)
    • Meetings (Daily Standup, Planning Meeting, Sprint Review/Demo, and Retrospectives)
  • Best Practices
    • Ready/Ready and Done/Done
    • User Stories
    • Planning Poker
    • Five Finger Decision Making
  • Scrum in a Project’s Lifecycle
  • Ensuring Consistent Performance and Avoiding ScrumButs
  • Providing Visibility to Senior Management
  • Scrum Capability Assessment

Intended Audience:

This seminar is intended for executives, managers, project managers, ScrumMasters, Product Owners, team members, and process engineers in organizations developing and maintaining software-intensive systems.

Materials Provided:

Materials include copies of the briefing slides with exercises. 

Students successfully completing this course will receive a signed certificate. If requested, successful students will also receive detailed instructions on obtaining PDUs (professional development units) from PMI (Project Management Institute) along with a confirmation document for submission to PMI.  

Lunch and Beverages:

Lunch both days and drinks throughout the day (coffee, soda, juice, etc.) are also provided.


$995 per student

Here is what our previous students have to say about our courses:

“Great experience! The instructors were extremely knowledgeable and took time to answer all our questions. Very clear explanation of how Agile/Scrum fits into CMMI. Debunked many preconceptions.”  –  Greg, Project Manager and ScrumMaster Boston

 “I was surprised at how much content and practical examples were presented. The instructors were very knowledgeable and great interaction!” – Robert, Director of Engineering, Seattle

 “It was a very good session and I thank you!” – Becky, Director of Quality, Indianapolis

 “The course was extremely effective and informative. A lot of useful information to me as my company continues to explore CMMI and Scrum. The exercises were great! – Chris, Software Engineer, Madrid

 “Great Class! Thanks Kent and Margaret.  CV, C-Level Manager, Boston

 “It was a good class and has been very helpful” Alex, SCM Engineer, Boston, comment after two years

Who are we?

AgileDigm, Incorporated is a US-based, woman-owned, veteran-owned, international training, appraisal and consulting company.  We help organizations improve.  We focus on value-added Agile Approaches to software development, systems engineering, and management.

Our Methods

We provide guidance in using non-traditional dynamic methods (Agile and Scrum), traditional approaches (CMMI), or a blend of approaches based on your organization and its unique needs.

What makes us different?

We are the only organization that is a partner with Scrum, Inc., Scrum Foundation, and the Software Engineering Institute.

We work with both US companies and organizations worldwide (in over 25 countries) that build or acquire IT Systems and other software-intensive systems.

We work with the only CMMI Maturity Level 5 organization in the world that uses Scrum top-to-bottom.

How can we help?

We help you deliver rapidly, achieve high customer satisfaction, and produce a quality product. We can make this fast, easy, and fun!

Services Provided

Training (Using Scrum in Your Organization, Introduction to the CMMI, Certified ScrumMaster with Emphasis on CMMI, Appraisal Team Training, Agile CMMI, Scrum & CMMI, Organizational Change, Risk Management, Measurement, Software Engineering, and Quantitative Thinking)

Consulting (Mentoring, Workshops, Planning, Reviews, Analysis, Facilitation, Risk Management, Metrics)

Assessments and Appraisals (Scrum Capability Assessments, Risk Assessments, and CMMI SCAMPIsm Class A, B, C, and High Maturity Appraisals)

sm SCAMPI is a service mark of Carnegie Mellon University. SCAMPI = Standard CMMI Appraisal Method for Process Improvement.