We are proud to announce a two-day training course to be conducted by one of our keynote speakers, Kenny Rubin who is flying in from North America to be a part of our inaugural Scrum conference. Kenny is bringing his unique course to our shores, “Working on a Scrum Team” which will be conducted in the two days prior to the Scrum Australia 2013 conference. There’s no better way to get a complete Scrum immersion than to attend Kenny’s training course, then attend the conference!
Working on a Scrum Team is a hands-on, discussion-oriented, two-day training course that weaves together three core topics areas:
This course is intended to provide a comprehensive immersion into what is needed to be a productive member of a Scrum team.
This two-day course covers a broad range of topics that are essential for people who will be working on a Scrum team. It features a well-balanced mix of lecture, small-group discussion and hands-on exercises.
The content is based on Rubin’s best-selling book Essential Scrum: A Practical Guide to the Most Popular Agile Process. The book and the Working on a Scrum Team course both use the new Visual AGILExicon™ (pronounced Visual Agile Lexicon), which is a 3D visual language for describing and communicating core agile and Scrum concepts in a graphically rich and visually appealing manner. The use of the Visual AGILExicon in the training materials provides a unique and highly visual way for people to understand and retain core agile and Scrum concepts.
This course will include the following topics:
Your instructor’s experience and depth of knowledge also affords you plenty of opportunity for your unique Scrum questions to be answered as the course progresses.
Anyone involved in a Scrum project (Product Owners, ScrumMasters, members of the development team) will benefit from attending this course, including:
To further enhance the experience, organizations should consider having entire teams attend so that all members will share a common set of concepts and common vocabulary for discussing these concepts as they begin to apply them to develop products.
Kenny Rubin is Managing Principal at Innolution LLC, an agile training and coaching company that helps organizations develop products in an effective and sensible way. A Certified Scrum Trainer, Kenny has trained over 18,000 people on agile and Scrum, Smalltalk development, managing object-oriented projects, and transition management. He has coached over 200 companies, ranging from start-ups to Fortune 10′s.
Kenny was the first Managing Director of the World Wide Scrum Alliance , a non-profit organization focused on the successful adoption of Scrum. He is the author of the best-selling book, Essential Scrum: A Practical Guide to the Most Popular Agile Process. In addition to this book, Kenny is also the co-author of the book succeeding with Objects: Decision Frameworks for Project Management published in 1995. He received his BS in Information and Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology and his MS in Computer Science from Stanford University.
Kenny’s background is rooted in the object-oriented technology community. He started as a Smalltalk developer on a NASA-funded project back in 1985 and developed the first blackboard expert system outside of LISP. In 1988 he was fortunate to join ParcPlace Systems, a start-up company formed as a Xerox PARC spin-off, whose charter was to generate object-oriented technology out of the research labs for worldwide release. As a Smalltalk development consultant with many different organizations in the late 1980s and throughout the 1990s, Kenny was an early adopter of agile practices. His first use of Scrum was in 2000 for developing bioinformatics software.
In the course of his career, Kenny has held many roles, including such successful stints as a Scrum Product Owner, ScrumMaster, and member of development teams. In addition, he has held executive management roles such as CEO, COO, VP of Engineering, VP of Product Management, and VP of Professional Services. He has also overseen the development of five commercial software product suites, generating over $200M in aggregate revenue. In addition, he has been directly involved in raising over $150M in venture capital funding and assisted in taking two companies public on the NASDAQ.
His multifaceted background gives Kenny the ability to understand (and explain) Scrum and its implications equally well from multiple perspectives right from the development team to the executive board.