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Certified Scrum Developer (CSD) Track Two Overview:A Certified Scrum Developer (CSD) is someone who has demonstrated through a combination of formal training and a technical skills assessment that he or she has a working understanding of Scrum principles and has learned specialized Agile engineering skills. The Scrum Alliance requires at least 5 days of formal training followed by a CSD assessment/evaluation. To make it easy for you, The Braintrust Consulting Group has bundled a series of our classes into a complete track. CSD Track Two bundles our Scrum Essentials class (SE), our Agile Engineering (AE0 class, and our Test Driven Development (TDD) class. At the conclusion of the 5 days, you will have a thorough understanding of Scrum Development and you will meet all requirements to earn your Scrum Developer (CSD) Certification. CSD Track Two is intended for professional software developers who are on a Scrum team and want to understand how Scrum and Agile engineering practices are applied and how they affect their role in the team. It's ideal for candidates who already have their Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) certification or developers who are interested in move advanced Test Driven Development (TDD) techniques.CSD Track Two Classes:Scrum Essentials (1 day) (7 PDU's)This class is an in-depth one day immersion into the world of Scrum. It is ideal for anyone who is interested in learning more about the benefits of Scrum. Scrum Essentials is full of practical, real world techniques that can be implemented immediately at your workplace. This class will allow your organization to enjoy the many advantages Scrum has to offer. Hands-on exercises demonstrate key concepts and let you experience the benefits of Scrum firsthand.Agile Engineering (AE) (3 days) (21 PDUs)This class is aimed at helping software development professionals and teams be more effective when implementing Scrum and other Agile software development methodologies. In an effort to raise the effectiveness of Scrum, the Scrum Alliance has created the CSD program. This class is designed to deliver the core Agile Development Practices Learning Objectives of that program and should prepare the participant to successfully pass the Scrum Alliance CSD Candidate Assessment.Test Driven Development (TDD) (1 day) (7 PDU's)This class is an in-depth 1-day immersion into the world of Test Driven Development (TDD). Attendees learn practical, real world techniques that can be implemented immediately in their work. Hands-on exercises demonstrate key concepts and let you experience the benefits of TDD firsthand as you learn to integrate new functionality into a working system, and understand the impact of change in a TDD environment.Limited to only 12 seats...Sign-up now in order to ensure your spot is reserved!Up to 35 PDUs Awarded Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Developer (CSD)eligible classWhat others are are saying about us:"This was the biggest "bang for the buck" of any class I've ever taken (in 18 years of professional development)." - Heather"The class was a great look into how we, as Developers, can improve our process within our Agile Scrum Teams." - Zach"I was pleasantly surprised that after only two days I now have a foundation to begin using Scrum at my agency." - KevinWho should attend?Software ArchitectsSoftware DevelopersSoftware Development ManagersSystems AnalystsPrerequisites:Participants must have knowledge of the .Net Framework and experience developing in C# or VB.Net with Microsoft Visual Studio and a fundamental understanding of practical Object Oriented Programming practicesA laptop with a working development environment that you can bring to class with youCSD Track Two Class Learning Objectives:As a SE class participant, I want...The advantages Scrum can brings to your teamTo re-engage your customers by rebuilding trust and putting them in the driver's seatTo embrace continuous planning throughout project lifecycle and gathering real-time requirementsTo apply techniques such as swarming to more effectively get work doneTo work as a self organizing/ self management teamTo align your team around rapid fire issue/risk discoveryTo identify ineffective ways of working and practice continuous improvementAs a AE class participant, I want to...Understand my role on a Scrum team so that the team is successful in meeting sprint and release goalsClearly understand user stories so that I can deliver the right functionalityWrite effective unit tests so that I will know when the code is doneQuickly and accurately break down requirements so that the work of delivering business value can be planned effectivelyWrite high quality code and be able to evaluate code quality so that the project is not slowed down in the future by poor quality code (aka technical debt)Work collaboratively and efficiently with the other members of my Scrum team so that the sprint goal is achievedWrite small tests then write the code to pass the tests and clean up the code so that I can work quickly and efficientlyCreate software components that are maintainable and efficient so that the product will have a long life and adapt to new requirements easilyHave a common language to use when discussing application design with other developers so that we can quickly and accurately describe the system designClean up my new code safely so that the new code is flexible and easy to understandUse automatic tools to refactor so that I can concentrate on delivering the needed functionalityVerify that my code works in the system and does not break the system as often as possible so that issues are discovered quickly and the project is almost always in a state that can be demonstratedUse a build system that automatically builds the system and runs all automated tests so that integrating often is as easy as possibleAs a TDD class participant, I want...List and explain software-testing conceptsSet up a testing environment, so that you can implement Test Driven Development (TDD)list and explain the core principles of Test Driven Development (TDD)Write some code in a test first fashion, so you can experience the "TDD Flow"Incrementally implement a module, so you can see how TDD can drive software designIntegrate new functionality into a working system, so you can understand the impact of change in a TDD environmentWrite code using object oriented concepts, so you can understand how TDD encourages modularized coding practicesUse dependency injection and mocking, so you can understand the importance of module isolation within TDDImplement common application patterns using TDD, so you can get a feel for writing real-world applications through a test driven approachCSD Track Two Benefits:Learn while not being bored and having funRetain more information because of our unique hands-on approach; based on the latest research into brain scienceBe entertained by stories from our real-world experienced and knowledgeable instructorsMaximize investments already made by gaining valuable Professional Development Units (PDUs)Increase your personal worth within your company and in the marketplaceDevelop the correct technique for continuously integrating your newly developed code into your existing code baseKnow how to apply Agile and Scrum principles and best practices to form the best mix for your team's successLearn the different approach to Agile architecture and design that supports a more incremental and emergent projectTransform your development processes to reflect the most efficient approach given your organization's constraintsLearn how to adopt Agile practices effectively within the context of your existing software development frameworkLearn to utilize refactoring to ensure a longer lifespan of your softwareDiscover how continuous, incremental improvement will allow your team to continue growing long after the conclusion of the classCSD Track Two Takeaways:Easy to use reminders of ScrumPrinted class manualScrum reference cardThumbdrive loaded with; articles, class exercises, whitepapers, etc...Up to 35 PDUsFulfill 1 or more of the requirements for the Certified Scrum Developer (CSD) designationAbout The SE Instructor: John Miller, CSPJohn Miller, CSP, PMP is an IT professional with over 15 years of industry experience. John holds a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from The New Jersey City University. He is a Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) from the Scrum Alliance, a Project Management Professional (PMP) from Project Management Institute (PMI), ITIL Foundations Certified, State Government Certified Project Manager from the Government Information Technology Agency (GITA), and a Certified Support Center Director from the Help Desk Institute. John is an Agile Trainer and Coach with The Braintrust Consulting Group, a provider of complete project management services for a wide range of software related projects. Braintrust blends People, Process, Tools, and Training into one seamless formula in order to help their clients break through roadblocks, improve processes, meet deadlines, and exceed goals. With a background in project management and IT Operations Management, John has spent much of his career managing and leading teams for companies like Register.com, Imbot.com, and local government organizations such as the Baltimore City Police Department and school districts. John has founded and grown several community groups such as West Phoenix Scrum Users Group and Agile Schools. John has 10 years experience in the education and training industry, He has worked with numerous organizations to support their training and coaching needs, whether they are for ongoing training or support during new project initiatives. John is a frequent presenter at technology conferences and was a speaker at Scrum Alliance Global Gathering - Atlanta. He enjoys sharing his love of project management, agile framework, and IT operations management with The Braintrust Consulting Groups' clients. About The AE Instructor: Erick Fleming, CSM, JCD, MCT, MSCDErick Fleming, CSM, JCD, MCT, MSCD is a certified .NET and Java Developer with over 17 years of programming and training experience. Erick holds a Bachelor's Degree in Management Information Systems from University of South Florida. Erick is an instructor for The Braintrust Consulting Group, a provider of complete project management solutions for a wide range of software related projects. Braintrust blends People, Process, Tools, and Training into one seamless formula in order to help their clients break through roadblocks, improve processes, meet deadlines, and exceed goals. In addition, Erick has spent most of his career training and consulting with organizations on technologies ranging from .NET and Java to Linux and other open source tools. Specializing in cloud-based web solutions. To contact Erick please e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.Want more testimonials? Check these out!http://www.braintrustgroup.com/case-studies/testimonialsOrganizations That We Have Trained:American AirlinesBlue Cross Blue ShieldDeloitteDepartment of Homeland SecurityEarnst & YoungEMCEmory UniversityFedExGarminGEH&R BlockIBMMcKessonNASAOracleRaytheonThomson ReutersTractor SupplyVanderbilt UniversityWalmartMany, many, more...Cancellation Policy:In order to receive a refund of your tuition for this class you must notify us no later than 5 business days prior to the class start date. Cancellation requests received after the 5 business day window will be issued a credit that can be applied towards a future class.Privacy Notice:We may on some occasions share your email address with a limited number of our trusted partners. We do not sell your personal information and we treat your privacy with the utmost regard. Please contact us at email@example.com if you have any concerns.
December 10, 2013 7:30 PM
Donny and Marie Osmond are perhaps the best known members of one of America's most popular entertainment families, the Osmonds. Following the Osmond Brothers' path to success as a pop group, Donny Osmond and his lesser known sister Marie would go on to pursue successful solo careers in music and entertainment, only to be reunited as a duo in the late 1970s as hosts of the successful variety show, Donny & Marie. The brother and sister duo would prove to be wildly popular over the following three decades, and to this day Donny and Marie can be seen performing together in venues throughout the country.
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Country music duo Thompson Square is made up of Keifer and Shawna Thompson. The husband and wife pair originally worked as separate solo artists before signing to Broken Bow Records in 2010. Thompson Square released its debut single "Let's Fight" to critical acclaim followed by its first number one single on the Hot Country Songs chart, "Are You Gonna Kiss Me," which earned the Thompsons three American Country Music Award. In 2011 the band dropped its self-titled debut album, featuring another top ten single solidifying Thompson Squared as the Top Vocal Duo at the 2012 Academy of Country Music Awards.
December 10, 2013 7:00 PM
30 Seconds to Mars is a rock band from Los Angeles that makes a progressive style of post hardcore music.Helmed by sometimes actor Jared Leto, 30 Seconds to Mars was founded in 1998 and the group managed to find a regional fan base in the Southern California region before it released its self-titled debut in 2002. Having since gone on to maintain a fairly busy recording and touring schedule, the group has established itself as one of the more popular hard rock acts of its generation.
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Wild Child is a folk project from Austin, TX that has been crafting an addictive indie sound filled with sugary harmonies since its formation in 2010. After releasing its 2011 debut album Pillow Talk, the band captured an audience with its delicate acoustic music, which reveals its various layers with each listen. While embracing the indie folk label it so neatly falls under, using all the unconventional instruments available to craft its songs, the band manages to stay away from gimmicks that many modern folk bands fall prey to by focusing only on creating beautiful music.
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Based on the 1983 movie of the same name, A Christmas Story: The Musical brings a classic Christmas story to the stage with a musical twist. One of the more lighthearted Christmas tales, the story follows the antics of a young boy named Ralphie Parker whose one wish is to find an "official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot range model air rifle" under his Christmas tree. A Christmas Story: The Musical is an event for those looking to peel their eyes away from Christmas time TV marathons and relive a timeless comedy with the whole family.
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The Nth Power is a fusion band that combines elements of funk, jazz, R&B, soul and gospel into one cohesive sound. Based in New Orleans, the group was formed in 2013 and quickly created its own niche within the colorful local music scene.
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