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Career Development Workshop:Agile Projects:Managing Requirements with Scrum (P3)

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Career Development Workshop: Agile Projects: Managing Requirements with Scrum (Part 3)

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Early Bird - 11/16/2012

Regular - 11/28/2012


IDC research indicates that 70+% of software development failures are due to poor gathering and management of requirements, while a 2008 study by QSMA Associates showed that projects organized for agile development deliver products 37% faster to market, with 16% greater productivity, than industry averages.

The desire for fewer failures and speedier success is driving the rapid adoption of the Scrum process framework, and the increasing need for Scrum Masters who can make agile projects successful. Scrum is designed from the start to improve responsiveness to customer needs, reduce wastage, and reduce time to market.

The Agile emphasis on adapting to change and minimizing documentation has led many to believe that Agile projects don't plan, and don't write requirements. Yet the reality is that planning and requirements definition are constant activities. Scrum Product Owners write requirements, while ScrumMasters manage the process. The two work together to plan the implementation schedule.

Project Managers working with Agile projects must understand how requirements are generated and planned, and are often responsible for producing them. This workshop addresses this need by covering basic and advanced requirements management for Scrum projects. It provides a mix of lecture and hands-on practice for all of the skills a Product Owner or ScrumMaster needs to master.

Learn the dependencies and benefits of a Scrum Process

Understand the key characteristics of Scrum: roles, time boxes, and artifacts

Discover the responsibilities of the Product Owner

Write and rank requirements

Scale large projects and timelines

Apply dependency analysis to Sprint scheduling

Requirements always drive the project. Learn how to manage requirements, and become an Agile driver today

Please bring your own calculator for the workshop.

About the Speaker:

Dr. Thompson, Ph.D., is a Senior Instructor and Consultant for cPrime, a company that provides training and consulting services in Project management. He has a doctorate in Physics from Princeton University, and extensive background in managing software development projects. Dr. Thompson helps companies make the challenging transition to agile development, by working with development teams and business stakeholders to define and implement the right process for their business.

Dr. Thompson has Project Management Professional (PMP), Scrum Master (CSM), and Scrum Practitioner (CSP) certifications. He is currently writing a book on the use of mathematical models and metrics that enable Scrum to scale to large projects.

Program Agenda:

08:00 AM - Sign In and Networking
08:30 AM - Workshop Begins
12:00 PM - Lunch Break
01:00 PM - Workshop Resumes
05:00 PM - Adjourn

On-line Registration

Early Bird:

Price PMISV member $100 Non-PMISV member $120 Regular Price:
Price PMISV member $120 Non-PMISV member $140

At-the-Door Registration:

A limited number of registrations can be accepted at the door on a first come, first served basis. Once this limit has been reached, the event will be closed to additional attendees.

Price PMISV member $140 Non-PMISV member $160 (Only Check or Cash accepted)

Checks payable to "PMI Silicon Valley" PDU Info:

7.0 - Category A
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Continental Breakfast and Coffee will be provided.

No Lunch be provided.


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