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Come join us at the Waltham Microsoft office for a two day Scrum certification course and half day free training session for managers.  Get trained from Scrum and .Net industry experts. Please register  today for the Scrum Master Certification Course and/or the FREE training session.

Course Description

Presenters

Event Information & Registration Links

ScrumMaster Certification Course:

In this course, participants will learn how to stop thrashing and start executing along with everything necessary for getting started with Scrum. Participants gain hands-on practice with the release backlog, sprint backlog, the daily Scrum meeting, tracking progress with burndown charts, and more. Participants experience the Scrum process through multiple, non-technical group exercises.

Following the course, each participant will become a Certified ScrumMaster from the Scrum Alliance, which includes a one-year membership in the Scrum Alliance, where additional Certified ScrumMaster-only material and information are available.

Jeff Sutherland is Chairman of the Scrum Training Institute, CEO of Scrum, Inc. and Senior Advisor and Agile Coach to OpenView Venture Partners. He created the first Scrum in 1993 and worked with Scrum Co-Creator Ken Schwaber, to formalize the Scrum development process at OOPSLA’95. As VP of Engineering and CTO of nine software companies he prototyped Scrum in four companies and in the fifth company created Scrum as we know it today

Mitch Lacey is an agile practitioner and trainer and former Microsoft employee. Mitch has been managing projects for over twelve years and has numerous plan-driven and agile projects under his belt. As a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) and a registered Project Management Professional (PMP), Mitch shares his experience in project and client management through Certified ScrumMaster courses, Agile coaching engagements, conference presentations, blogs and white papers.

Date:

Monday &Tuesday July 20-21, 2009

Time:

Breakfast:       8:30am

Course Starts: 9:00am-5:00pm

Fee: $1200.00 for early bird pricing, $1500 regular.

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Half Day Training For Scrum Managers:

You have heard about Scrum and Agile. How do they apply to Visual Studio?  There are many features inside of VSTS that support agile and Scrum development including Test Driven Development, continuous integration and gated checkins.   Come listen to Microsoft Consulting Services (Stephen Howard a Ian Ceicys talk about VSTS and TFS 2008 and the new features in Rosario on how they continue to support agile development.

By attending this event, you can learn how you can use Scrum as a project manager and how the Visual Studio Team System 2008 tools can help you with that!

Stephen Howard joined Microsoft in 2000 and currently is a Sr. Consultant in the East Region services team. His focus primarily is in the application platform space (i.e., everything .NET), and has worked with a wide variety of customers on both large and small custom application development efforts. Over the past two years, his focus has been targeted more on application lifecycle management (“ALM”), where he has been helping customers realize the benefits of Microsoft’s development tools (Visual Studio Team System and Team Foundation Server), and how they can help increase developer productivity and overall software quality.

Also Presenting:

Ian Ceicys, Mitch Lacey, & Jeff Sutherland

Date:

Wednesday July 22, 2009

Time:

Breakfast:       8:30am

Course Starts: 9:00am-2:30pm

Fee:   FREE

Click Here To Register For This FREE Event Today!

Location

Microsoft Offices
  201 Jones Rd., Sixth Floor
  Waltham, MA 02451
  Phone: (781) 487-6400


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