Friday, March 20, 2009

Agile expert Bas Vodde to teach Scrum in Manila

Bas Vodde co-author of the book "Scaling Agile and Lean Development: Thinking and Organizational Tools for Large-Scale Scrum" and of "Practices for Large-Scale Agile and Lean Development" will be in Manila this April 14 and 15 to conduct the 1st Scrum Master Certification Course, organized by CodeLean Inc. and Agile Philippines.

Bas works for a small consulting company based in Singapore called Odd-e specializing in training and coaching related to Agile and Lean development in Asia. For several years he led the agile and Scrum enterprise-wide adoption initiative at Nokia Networks. He is also known as one of the authors of "CppUTest" unit test framework for C/C++.

Attendees who complete the course will receive an official certificate labeling them as Certified ScrumMasters (CSMs), and will be listed on the CSM registry of the Scrum Alliance, an organization of internationally recognized Scrum experts. The course will be conducted in the Boardroom of the Dusit Hotel in Makati City.

The Certified Scrum Master course covers the what, how, and whys of the Scrum framework for product development—from theory to practice. Structured around stories and discussions, the course is for anyone who wants a deep understanding of Scrum: team members, product owners, Scrum Masters and other stakeholders. The first part covers the concepts of Scrum: background, overview, roles, empirical process control, and the key differences between Scrum and other ways of developing new products. The second part covers the practical side: making a backlog, planning, estimating, scaling, initiating a daily Scrum, and more. At the end of the course, participants will have concrete knowledge on how to implement Scrum and an understanding of why it is done that way.

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