Scrum and Agile

Why Choose This Program?

Normandale is the connecting point for Agile methods and Scrum training in Minnesota. Agility results from proper focus. It's a lot like driving: you need to keep your eyes on the road, but not on every stone in it. You need to watch the turns ahead, but not the ones two states away. There is a way to focus on the right things, in the right order, and at the right level of detail without sacrificing speed, quality, cost and people. The solution lies in becoming Agile. Agility results from proper focus. It's a lot like driving: you need to keep your eyes on the road, but not on every stone within it. You need to watch the turns ahead, but not the ones two states away. Learn Why Scrum Works Doing business today requires an ability to develop customer-focused products and services faster than ever. Agile methods and Scrum training provide strategies and tools to teams who are charged with managing complex projects. With origins in the software development community, Scrum training has now become a sought-after approach for new product development across business sectors.

Skills Acquired

Certified ScrumMaster - WIOA

If you have experience on development teams, or you’re facing complex product/project development efforts, this class might be right for you. It is recommended that you have some familiarity with Agile. This interactive course is designed to leverage your knowledge, skills and experiences so that you can learn the practice of Scrum in the context of your organization and the work that you do.

The Certified Scrum Master training provides the tools and information necessary to help you get started with Scrum at your own company. Through a combination of robust simulations, hands-on experience and high-quality instruction, participants will learn the fundamentals of Scrum and how to facilitate, coach and lead an agile project.

What is Scrum? Scrum is an agile process framework (also sometimes referred to as an agile methodology) that has proven to work in project/product development environments that experience rapid change and/or emergent requirements. The complexity in these efforts can result from the domain, number of people involved, compression in time, emergent feedback and more. Scrum is suited for projects that require the combined intellect of more than one individual and require the combined focus of a team.

Course Outline:

  • Leverage Natural Rhythms and Time-boxing
  • Establish a flow of product delivery
  • Details ScrumMaster, Product Owner and The Team
  • Use Sprint Planning and Release Planning techniques
  • Build and groom both the Product Backlog & Sprint Backlog
  • Write User Stories and other kinds of Stories to build robust Capabilities
  • Understand the purpose of Sprint Review and Retrospective
  • Build cross-functional teams
  • Scaling for the Enterprise and Multi-Team Environments
  • Use progress metrics to inform decision making
  • Estimate and size work items
  • Leverage a Buildup Chart over a Burndown Chart
  • Use Sprint Goals to manage expectations

Certified Scrum Product Owner - WIOA

Product Owners must have the skills to navigate market pressures, monitor product design issues, and channel the energy of well-formed teams to deliver results. This course is for people who have some background in Agile, and is intended to help experienced practitioners focus on the challenges faced by product design teams. This two-day Certified Scrum Product Owner course will put you on the path to becoming a great leader of teams that focus their energy toward successful completion of projects that create real value

Who should attend: Managers, engineers, and anyone who needs to drive an organization to higher performance in a competitive economy.

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Get Certified!

Scrum certifications are IN DEMAND

Hundreds of people from companies of all sizes have attended including HealthPartners, General Mills, Target, The Nerdery, Cambria, Seagate, Starkey Labs, Medtronic, United Health, Best Buy, 3M and Wells Fargo. 

Credentials & Certifications

Upon completion of the class and passing the online test, participants will be listed on the Scrum Alliance website as a Certified ScrumMaster. Participant will also earn a total of 14 PDUs for Certified ScrumMaster or Scrum Product Owner toward your PMP recertification.

Career Opportunities

Instructor Profile

Certified by the Scrum Alliance, Doug Shimp is a founder and managing partner of 3Back Consulting. 3Back partners with Normandale to deliver training that is designed to “make teams better.” He is a Certified ScrumMaster Trainer, Use Case, and Agile Process expert with more than 20 years of experience in the technology field

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Training Topics 

 Individuals can focus their training on what is appropriate for their role in an organization or their own career goals. The following tracks and courses will be available;

  • Healthcare Data Analytics
    • Understanding Healthcare Data Analytics
    • Clinical Data Analytics and the Learning Health System
  • Value-Based Care
    • The Business of Healthcare - Value-Based Care
    • Applications of Value-Based Care
    • Negotiating Contracts for Value-Based Care
  • Population Health
    • Population Health Policy
    • Population Health Data Analytics
    • Population Health Interventions

Additional courses will be available in the following areas:

  • Care Management
  • Interoperability
  • and more!

The program is offered entirely online in bite-sized modules that can be taken where and when it's convenient for you. Many courses can be completed in just four hours. You choose the courses and learning tracks that are right for you based on your role, your career goals and your organization's needs. Course content ranges from introductory-level to more advanced topics and will address critical areas such as healthcare data analytics, population health management, care management and interoperability, and more. All designed to be applied to your day-to-day responsibilities. REGISTER NOW!