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South Florida WordPress Meetup Group Message Board › Scrum Agile Class - Donations Only Friday June 1, 2012 in Hollywood Fl

Scrum Agile Class - Donations Only Friday June 1, 2012 in Hollywood Fl

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Dear South Florida WordPress Meetup Group,

My name is Claudia Alarcon. I am a member of your group and also founder of a not-for-profit organization called the Conscious Business Network.

Pay it forward (Donation Only course) - If anyone is unemployed or is not able to afford it, they can just pay a donation. This is our way of giving back to the community. Attendees are eligible to earn 8 PDUs towards PMI certification. Please register.

When: June 1, 2012 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM (ET)
Where: Unity Church of Hollywood,2740 Van Buren Street, Hollywood, FL 33020
Instructor: Erin Beierwaltes
Click Here to Register

Register Now: http://agile.conscire...­

This is a co-sponsored event - Conscious Business Network and Conscires Agile Practices



-Learn practical and effective tools for tackling the most complex projects!
-Improve teamwork, better communication and get faster results.
-Respond more quickly to customers and clients
-Increase the productivity of your team up to 400%!
-Prioritize large to-do items into manageable chunks of work.
-Learn to focus on the most important thing and always do the work that matters most.
-Learn to be flexible and focus to what's important NOW.
-Motivate your team, employees and volunteers
-Create a self-learning teams and organizations
-Have fun while tackling the most complex projects
-Learn to “Get Work Done” in half the time
-Learn to get feedback from clients and customers quicker.
-Celebrate accomplishments!
-Release a project or product to market in much less time!
-Respond More Accurately to clients
-Reinvent Your World of Work- Scrum will change the way you do business.
-Have fun learning scrum, and get your stuff done!


Scrum Technology is a framework for completing complex projects. It was originally formalized for software development projects, but works well for any complex, innovative scope of work. The possibilities are endless. The Scrum framework is deceptively simple and incredibly effective!


Erin Beierwaltes has led teams from growing start-ups to multinational global companies with emphasis on improving efficiency of development groups and enhancing business processes since 2003. As an Agile Coach and Certified ScrumMaster she has transitioned groups from waterfall to scrum and has seen the positive effects Agile processes can play in a company. In an effort to improve the next generation of developers and business leaders Erin routinely acts as a guest lecturer for graduate and undergraduate students at many universities and colleges nationally.


This one-day training teaches the principles and practices that make Scrum effective at managing projects. This is not a lecture-based training but rather, fully participative and experiential, where the content is prioritized by you! Exercises, demonstrations, facilitated discussions, and more are interwoven throughout the course to illustrate the principles being taught. .

This highly interactive one-day training will enable participants to:
* Understand the essence of Agile; understand its values, foundations and adopt a new way of thinking .
* Understand how Scrum values and foundations are related to the practices.
* Get a sense of what self-organization is (and is not).
* How to support a new or transitioning Agile team and business .


Establishing Rapport

Activities to establish rapport and form groups that will work together for the session. Participants work in small groups to identify specific learning objectives for the class.

Level Setting

Introduction to Agile Principles & Practices
Why Agile
What really motivates us

Understanding Scrum

Overview Of Scrum
Roles and responsibilities
Scrum Ceremonies


Estimation of User Stories
Grooming Product Backlog
Release Planning
Collaboration and Communication with Daily Scrums
Tracking progress with Burndown charts
Monitoring Progress


This course is appropriate for anyone tackling a complex project, or anyone who wants to break the project down into manageable pieces and complete it in a quick amount of time. For anyone that wants to transform their world of work. We also encourage Project Managers, Product Managers, Team Leaders, Developers, Technical Writers, Testers, Business Analysts; Manager, Non-Profits, Entrepreneurs, Conscious Businesses, and anyone interested in learning more about Scrum and agile methods.


At the end of the training the participants will have the confidence and understanding to begin to socialize Scrum at their own organization and support teams in improving their processes. Attendees of this training are eligible to earn 8 PDUs towards PMI certification.


“Wow what a great class! I highly recommend
this opportunity for anyone who is looking for
an introduction to Scrum and Agile. ”

- Julie O'Day

Bryan D. Mize, Participant, May 15th One day class in Seattle wrote:
“I was fortunate enough to take Bachan’s one day Intro to Scrum training course recently in Seattle. Not only was the course well organized and implemented, but it was implemented using the Scrum methodologies, so the participative/self organizing concept was more than conveyed, it was experienced. Bachan’s abilities to facilitate successful interactions amongst total strangers speaks volumes of his knowledge and experience in team-building. I took many “lessons” and experiences from that day, and will be able to apply what I learned in many aspects of my life.
If you are fortunate enough to have this opportunity, it would be my suggestion that you take it!”

Dan Goddu, Participant, May 20th One day class in Boston wrote:
“Bachan and his team delivered an excellent day-long seminar in the true Agile/Scrum fashion. For someone like myself who had only brief academic exposure to Agile, I left the seminar at the end of the day with a solid understanding, ready to discuss it, debate it, and apply it.
I would highly recommend this seminar to anyone who was new to Agile or needed a refresher.”

Joshua Potts, Participant, June 4th One day class in Irvine wrote:
“Bachan’s course on Agile concepts combined with group activities demonstrating them was a high-quality presentation that I will definitely recommend to others. He has an excellent sense of timing, allowing you to really grasp and absorb the concepts.”


Scrum is the leading agile development methodology, used by Fortune 500 companies around the world.

When Jeff Sutherland created the scrum process in 1993, he borrowed the term "scrum" from an analogy put forth in a 1986 study by Takeuchi and Nonaka, published in the Harvard Business Review. In that study, Takeuchi and Nonaka compare high-performing, cross-functional teams to the scrum formation used by Rugby teams.
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