Information for Past Students

If you want access to PDF files of the deck we used, please contact Cassandra or Rachael at info@LeanAgileTraining.com.  (Note for public readers: You must also be a CSM/CSPO (or other) whom we trained.)

Read or finish reading the following:

Agile Project Management with Scrum by Ken Schwaber.

http://www.infoq.com/minibooks/scrum-xp-from-the-trenches

The Scrum Guide  http://agileconsortium.pbworks.com/w/page/23740731/Scrum%20Guide

Again, the Scrum Guide is a key source for the CSM Test.

The Agile Manifesto and the Agile Principles are key sources for the CSM Test.  They are in our slide deck and here: http://agilemanifesto.org/

You are certainly welcome to read our wiki (http://agileconsortium.pbworks.com/w/page/1527404/FrontPage), and at our blog “Agile & Business” (see https://www.leanagiletraining.com/blog/).  We have over 600 blog posts.  Please also contribute, if only with questions.

I will send (have sent?) you a link to to download a free copy of my book on Agile Release Planning.

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There are other places to learn, on LinkedIn and elsewhere.

We recommend you join our LinkedIn group for LeanAgileTraining: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/12206431/

The Agile Alliance has a gathering each year:  https://www.agilealliance.org/agile2020/  See also for other events: https://www.agilealliance.org/events/upcoming-conferences/

Scrum Alliance also has “scrum gatherings” twice a year.  See the Events tab on the home page, here: https://scrumalliance.org

I will be going to the ScrumGathering in Vienna (there is a story as to why) in October 2019.  Probably to the one in NYC Spring 2020.

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See Agile Info on our LAT site, here: https://www.leanagiletraining.com/resources.html

There is a whole LOT of info on and “beneath” this page.  It includes: books, articles, blogs, yahoo groups, “user groups”, etc, etc.

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Local Groups: We recommend you join a local agile group.  Or start a local group or an “industry” group.

http://scrumcommunity.pbworks.com/Local+Groups

http://www.agilealliance.org/resources/agile-user-groups/

https://www.scrumalliance.org/membership/groups

http://www.meetup.com/cities/ And select a city and search on agile or scrum

https://www.linkedin.com/grp/  And search.

http://www.agilealliance.org/communities/

You may of course search the web too.  For example, some user groups may have some sort of web presence, and are not listed in Meetup, LinkedIn or any of the other places above.

On this page we list some user groups in cities we visit frequently: [Page to be added]

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Here are some other useful documents:

[Note: Documents to be moved shortly.]

Prioritizing projects.pdf

CSM PDU Claim Process-3.pdf

Scrum-checklist-prio1.pdf

Scaling Whitepaper

Joe’s Unofficial Scrum Checklist

Favorite Scrum Mistakes

A list summarizing Scrum   This list is useful as a review. And maybe useful as a starting point for defining Scrum or Agile for your group.

Joe’sSimpleScrumTool3.xls

Agile 2010 Scrum excel spreadsheet:ScrumExcelSpreadsheet20100124.xlsx

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Suggestions:

We place the highest value on taking action and getting real results.

Put what you think you know into action.  Now.

Find out what you don’t know (maybe as well as you thought you did).

Find out what you need to know the most. Now.

Learn more (for a bit). Then Act more.

Learn-Act.  Get into a tight cycle.  Like a PDCA cycle.

We want you to pursue this with perseverance and aggressiveness, and at the same time patience.