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1 Strategy. Agility. Delivery. AGILE COURSES SCRUM MASTER CERTIFICATION THE PRODUCT OWNER & USER STORIES AGILE & KANBAN ACHIEVING AGILITY AGILE FOR EXECUTIVES Implementing Agile Project Management is a challenge for many organizations. We can help you by providing public and onsite trainings as well as by implementing scalable client-focused solutions that improve the effectiveness and speed at which Agile is adopted in your organization. AGILE FOR TEAM MEMBERS PMI-ACP AGILE EXAM PREPARATION AGILE EXAMS RESOURCES SCRUM MASTER CERTIFICATION PRACTICE EXAM PMI-ACP STUDY GUIDE Agile is not a one-size-fits-all approach. Working with you, we will determine the best Agile implementation strategy for your organization, whether it is to implement Scrum, Lean, Kanban, Extreme Programming (XP) or a combination tailored to meet your needs. 1 Cape Project Management, Inc. CapeProjectManagement.com AgileProjectManagementTraining.com Phone

2 Scrum Master Certification Training Duration: 2 days Anyone interested in learning the core principles of Scrum or looking to receive training on the role of the Scrum Master: Functional Managers Project Managers Program Managers Scrum Masters Product Owners About the Course: This two-day course covers the key components of Scrum and addresses the challenges of adopting an Agile project management approach. This course and associated practice exam will prepare for the PSM 1 certification from Scrum.org Scrum is one of the Agile frameworks that uses simple techniques to increase productivity, delivery and quality. Scrum is an iterative, incremental framework for developing any product or managing any work. Scrum provides a framework which allows teams to deliver a potentially shippable set of functionality every iteration, providing the agility needed to respond to rapidly changing requirements. The Scrum framework constantly challenges its users to focus on improvement, and its Sprints provide the stability to address the ever-changing needs that occur in any project. These characteristics have led to Scrum becoming the most popular method in the world of Agile software development. Building a foundation in Agile What is Agile and how has it changed over the years? Exploring why Scrum works, and how it can help your projects Applying the Scrum Framework Using the framework successfully, including principles, roles, rules, and artifacts required Developing high-performing teams Building self-organizing, cross functional teams that work towards shared goals Realizing the Art of Possible Fostering your organization to embrace Scrum Critical Success Factors for Implementing Scrum Implementing Scrum while not losing control Participants receive a course workbook that covers the details of each topic to assist during the course and serve as a tool for future reference and taking action when returning to the workplace. FREE SCRUM MASTER CERTIFICATION PRACTICE EXAM NOW INCLUDED! If you are planning to get your Professional Scrum Master certification (PSM I) from Scrum.org, our 80 question practice exam is a perfect way to prepare. All class participants receive free 30 day access to this practice exam. Note: This course will meet 14 of the 21 contact hours needed of Agile Project Management Training to be eligible for the PMI-ACP certification or 14 PDUs for PMPs and 14 SEUs for CSPs. See our training FAQ for more information. This course is specifically designed for onsite training and can be customized to your organization. Contact us at for more information. 2

3 Product Owner and User Story Training Duration: 2 days This course is intended to train individuals or teams assisting with managing Agile requirements: Product Owners Business Analysts Subject Matter Experts Tech Leads Scrum Masters The Product Owner role is critical to maximizing Return on Investment (ROI) from Agile projects and is one of the most challenging and rewarding Agile roles. For this reason, it is vitally important that Product Owners gain a solid understanding of their role and responsibilities as well as the knowledge, skills and tools to work effectively with Scrum teams. This course is based upon a combination of slide-based lecture and interactive case studies in which participants apply Scrum techniques. The content includes: The Scrum Framework The Scrum Product Lifecycle Scrum Time boxing The Team and Scrum Master The Product Owner Defining "Done" Work The Role of the Product Owner in the Product Lifecycle Envisioning Release Planning The Product Backlog Sprint Planning Roles and Personas User Story Mapping Backlog Prioritization Backlog Refinement and Grooming FREE SCRUM MASTER CERTIFICATION PRACTICE EXAM NOW INCLUDED! If you are planning to get your Professional Scrum Master certification (PSM I) from Scrum.org, our 80 question practice exam is a perfect way to prepare. All class participants receive free 30 day access to this practice exam. Note: This course will meet 14 of the 21 contact hours needed of Agile Project Management Training to be eligible for the PMI-ACP certification or 14 PDUs for PMPs and 14 SEUs for CSPs. See our training FAQ for more information. This course is specifically designed for onsite training and can be customized to your organization. Contact us at for more information. 3

4 Kanban for Agile Training Duration: 2 days This course is intended to train individuals or teams assisting with managing Agile requirements: Development Team Members Functional Managers Project Managers Program Managers Scrum Masters In this course, organizations that are interested in adopting Agile can evaluate the principles behind Kanban and how they can work together with other Agile approaches. Kanban is a lean manufacturing method developed by Toyota to improve the efficiency of production. Kanban has become a popular method for ensuring the continual delivery of software and supporting the sustainable pace of the development team. This two day course covers:: What Kanban is and how it relates to other Agile methodologies How to utilize Kanban at the portfolio, program and project levels How Kanban facilitates continuous improvement How to work with the Kanban method to eliminate bottlenecks and reduce risk Also: Play the getkanban Game for the best way to learn Kanban. What is getkanban? A game to help you really understand how to apply Kanban to software development An effective teaching tool for your organization or training program The quickest, most effective way to teach the principles and mechanics of Kanban Read more about getkanban at Note: This course will meet 14 of the 21 contact hours needed of Agile Project Management Training to be eligible for the PMI-ACP certification or 14 PDUs for PMPs. See our training FAQ for more information. This course is specifically designed for onsite training and can be customized to your organization. Contact us at for more information. 4

5 Achieving Agility How to implement Agile in your organization Duration: 3 days Project Managers responsible for managing Agile teams or responsible for the transition to Agile. Team Members who are currently on or are about to be part of an Agile project. Functional Managers of staff that will have roles on an Agile project Program Managers who will have one or all of their projects adopting an Agile methodology Portfolio Managers who will have one or all of their projects adopting an Agile methodology Product Managers who are transitioning their role to Product Owner Scrum Masters and Product Owners who are facing the challenges of transitioning to Scrum or who want to learn additional Agile best Practices Business Analysts and QA Analysts interested in on how their roles are impacted by the adoption of an Agile methodology IT Managers or Directors who are evaluating the current or future implementation of Agile with their organization This three-day course addresses how Agile is being implemented in organizations today. It addresses the use of Scrum as a key Agile project management technique shows how XP, Lean, and other Agile approaches are being adopted to create successful Agile implementations within IT departments and organization wide. This course dispels many Agile myths and provides a realistic and practical approach for successful application of an Agile approach to software development and project management. As a founder of Scrum Ken Schwaber said, Scrum is not a silver bullet. Most organizations need to address supporting structures, processes and cultures before Agile can be successfully implemented.. Building a foundation in Agile What is Agile and how has it changed over the years? Exploring why Scrum works, and how it can help your projects. Applying the Scrum Framework Using the framework successfully, including principles, roles, rules, and artifacts required Understanding which Agile approaches are proven, and can be effective within your organization Developing high-performing teams Building self-organizing, cross functional teams that work towards shared goals Realizing the Art of Possible Fostering your organization to embrace Agile Blending traditional Project Management and Scrum Mapping Agile to the PMBOK Critical Success Factors for Implementing Agile Implementing Agile while not losing control At the outcome of this course, the participant should have a thorough understanding of the most prevalent Agile methodologies being use in the market today. By participating in the class activities, the participant will understand the practical application of such methodologies and will be able to apply this understanding in the workplace. The exercises related to practical implementation of Agile will give the participant a unique perspective as to the critical pieces that need to be in place for Agile to be implemented successfully in their organization. Note: This course will meet the 21 contact hours needed of Agile Project Management Training to be eligible for the PMI-ACP certification or 14 PDUs for PMPs. See our training FAQ for more information. This course is specifically designed for onsite training and can be customized to your organization. Contact us at for more information. 5

6 Agile for Executives Training Duration: 1/2 day Functional Managers, Directors or Executives responsible for launching and monitoring Scrum projects. Executives interested in understanding the critical nature of their role in the success of Scrum projects. This half-day session will provide executives with an understanding of Agile and Scrum key components and what is needed at the management level to achieve the best business results and fastest ROI. Some key Agile concepts which are critical for executives to understand and support are: The role of the executive in ensuring a successful Scrum project How to support the productivity and creativity of self-organizing teams The simplicity of Scrum reporting The risk mitigation inherent in business-driven iterative development At the outcome of this course, the executives should have a thorough understanding of the challenges and opportunities with implementing Agile Note: This course will meet 4 of the 21 contact hours needed of Agile Project Management Training to be eligible for the PMI-ACP certification or 4 PDUs for PMPs. See our training FAQ for more information. This course is specifically designed for onsite training and can be customized to your organization. Contact us at for more information. 6

7 Agile for Team Members Training Duration: 1 day Anyone interested in learning the core principles of Scrum or looking to receive training on the role of team members on a Scrum project. This half-day session will provide executives with an understanding of Agile and Scrum key components and what is needed at the management level to achieve the best business results and fastest ROI. This course is based upon a combination of slide-based lecture and interactive case studies in which participants apply Scrum techniques to both an IT or non-it project. Topics include: Why Agile Most Common Agile Methods Scrum Best Practices The Product Roadmap Project Communication in Agile At the outcome of this course, the participant should have a thorough understanding of the most prevalent Agile methodologies being use in the market today. Note: This course will meet 7 of the 21 contact hours needed of Agile Project Management Training to be eligible for the PMI-ACP certification or 7 PDUs for PMPs. See our training FAQ for more information. This course is specifically designed for onsite training and can be customized to your organization. Contact us at for more information. 7

8 All About Agile Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) Exam Prep Training Duration: 3 days Project Managers Product Owners Scrum Masters Team Members..and others that have met the Agile Project Management Experience requirements. We are excited to announce our new two-day instructor-led PMI-ACP Prep course. This highly sought-after class is designed specifically to help you pass the PMI-ACP certification examination. The course is based on the PMI-ACP Examination Content Outline, including: Tools and Techniques for Agile Project Management (50% of exam questions) Knowledge and Skills (50% of exam questions) We provide training on the underlying principles and values of the Agile Manifesto and the most common Agile methodologies that are on the exam, including: The Scrum Framework Extreme Programming (XP) Lean Software Development Kanban in Software Development Feature Driven Development (FDD) Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM) Crystal Clear and more We will cover all 7 Agile knowledge domains and underlying task areas: 1. Agile Methods and Mindset 2. Value-Driven Delivery 3. Stakeholder Engagement 4. Team Performance Practices 5. Adaptive Planning 6. Problem Detection and Resolution 7. Continuous Improvement PLUS! We will reward you with a $50.00 Amazon Gift card if you pass your exam within one year of taking the course. This course will meet the 21 contact hours needed of Agile Project Management Training to be eligible for the PMI- ACP certification or 21 PDUs for PMPs. See our training FAQ for more information. Contact us at for more information. 8

9 Agile Exam Resources Professional Scrum Master Practice Exam If you are looking to become a certified Scrum Master, Scrum.org offers the Professional Scrum Master certification, "PSM I". By taking our Scrum Master Course or our Product Owner course along with our Professional Scrum Master Practice Exam you will be well prepared for the test. These questions will also help you to prepare for the Scrum portion of the PMI-ACP exam. The practice exam is 80 questions in an hour, just like the actual exam. Once purchased, it can be taken an unlimited number of times for 30 days. Here is a description of the exam from the certification body, Scrum.org: The Professional Scrum Master level 1 (PSM I) assessment is available to anyone who wishes to validate his or her fundamental knowledge of the Scrum framework and its application. Those that pass the assessment will receive the industry recognized PSM I Certification to demonstrate their mastery of the content. If you pass the PSM I assessment you will receive the industry-recognized "PSM I" certification, along with a PSM I logo that you can use to identify your achievement. In addition, your name will be posted publicly for colleagues, managers, and potential employers to see. Unlike other Scrum certifications that require only class attendance, Scrum.org certification requires a minimum score on an online assessment. Attending a course is neither required nor sufficient for certification. This gives Scrum.org certification teeth and ensures that it has true value in the marketplace." More information about this exam can be found here: PMI-ACP Study Guide The content of this 47 page guide covers the knowledge areas outlined in the PMI-ACP Examination Content Outline. Although this Guide is not an all-inclusive tool for exam preparation, it addresses many of the key topics covered in the test preparation reference materials suggested by PMI as well as the more common Agile practices. Using this guide, in conjunction with All about Agile, our PMI-ACP Exam Preparation class will provide a solid foundation for those preparing for the exam. This study guide can be downloaded for free at: 9 Cape Project Management, Inc. Phone

10 About the Lead Instructor Dan Tousignant, PMP, PMI-ACP, PSM I, CSPO Dan is a lifelong project manager and trainer with extensive experience in managing software development projects. Based upon this experience, he has adopted both Agile as the primary method for developing and implementing software. Though the role of the professional project manager is changing dramatically through these approaches, Dan coaches organizations on how to transition project managers and leadership to an Agile environment. Dan has over 20 years of experience providing world class project management for strategic projects, direct P& L experience managing up to 50 million dollar software development project budgets, experience managing multi-million dollar outsourced software development efforts and strong, demonstrated, results-driven leadership skills including ability to communicate a clear vision, build strong teams, and drive necessary change within organizations. With extensive experience providing coaching and training across industries and the ability to manage relationships at the executive level, Dan knows what it takes to succeed. Dan holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Professional Scrum Master (PSMI ), PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP), Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) and Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO). 10 Cape Project Management, Inc. CapeProjectManagement.com AgileProjectManagementTraining.com Phone

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