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Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) for Federal Professionals

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The Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) for Federal Professionals training class is a two-day learning experience that provides students a full immersion into Agile principles and the concepts and practices that define the Scrum framework for practical application in the federal domain. The class is presented in a highly interactive and collaborative format with elements of lecture, classroom discussion, exercises, games, simulations and video interwoven throughout the class.

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Students who complete the class will be eligible to take the Certified ScrumMaster exam and become Certified ScrumMasters. This course also allows students to claim 14 Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs).*

Who Should Attend

This course is appropriate for all members of the federal project team including developers, testers, analysts, project managers, etc. This course is also great for functional managers and executives who are interested in Agile methodologies and process improvement.

Course Outline

The Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) for Federal Professionals course uses Scrum to teach Scrum. Listed below is the ordered product backlog for the class. The class is run using four half-day sprints. Sprint planning is used to identify the sprint goals and key learning modules for each sprint. The task board and burndown charts are used to create transparency and track progress to completion. Sprint reviews and retrospectives ensure students are engaged in a great learning environment.

  • Agile Overview
  • Iterative and Incremental
  • Empirical and Defined Process
  • Scrum Framework
  • Scrum Roles
  • Scrum Teams
  • Product Backlog and Product Backlog Refinement
  • Product Backlog Items and User Stories
  • Product Increment and Definition of Done
  • Estimation
  • Sprint Planning
  • Task Board and Daily Scrum
  • Sprint Review and Retrospective
  • Quality
  • Burndown Charts
  • Scrum Simulation
  • Dashboard / Metrics

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