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Conscires Offers Affordable Scrum Training in Vancouver, British Columbia, in the Donation-Only Model

Conscires Agile Practices, the South California based Scrum coaching and training organization, has scheduled a Scrum training in Vancouver, British Columbia on Oct 4, 2012. The training offers 8 PMI PDUs, and is a Pay-it-Forward / Donation-only, full-day training where the participants can pay what they can afford.

Vancouver, Canada, August 23, 2012 --( The Agile & Scrum training by Conscires Agile Practices is a full-day highly interactive workshop that offers 8 PMI PDUs. The training is aimed at instilling the core beliefs of Agile and Scrum and creating a transparent and collaborative environment where the team succeeds as a single entity.

This 1-day course teaches the principles and practices that make Scrum effective at managing projects. The course uses the principles of Scrum, where the learning outcome is driven by the needs of the participants, through a combination of expert instruction and self-directed learning.

The following elements will be covered during the one day course:
* Scrum in Practice: the course is designed to illustrate Scrum in action.
* Understanding of the Agile Manifesto and what it means to them.
* Essence of Scrum: values, foundations and a new way of thinking.
* Understanding how Scrum values and foundations are related to the practices.
* Get a sense of what self-organization is (and is not).
* Draw a diagram of mechanics of Scrum: framework, roles, artifacts & flow.

The learning objectives and benefits of this training, to list a few, are:
1. Understand how Scrum can be used to deliver quality products.
2. Get everyone in your team aligned around the roles of Scrum so that expectations from each role is clear.
3. Clarify on how to do detailed planning and estimation using Scrum.
4. Enable your team in getting early feedback from your customer about Product progress. Having the customer engaged continuously in the development process will ensure there are no surprises in that regard. The team can see results quickly and have early feedback from customers, thus ensuring no rework is necessary.

Who should attend: This training is for anyone who would like to get introduced to or gain in-depth knowledge of Agile and Scrum, for immediate application. This course helps teams to implement Scrum framework for any type of project, hardware or software development, whether in sales, marketing, development, or support.

This trainer is Lisa Montaño, MBA, CSM, CSPO. Lisa has over 15 years experience in start-up and entrepreneurial companies working as a business analyst and functional lead. Her experience includes leading cross-functional teams to implement customized web interfaces, e-commerce capability, and workflow automation projects. Lisa has experience as the Scrum Product Owner and Scrum Master, and is a trainer and Scrum coach with Conscires Agile Practices.

The training is priced at CA $360, with an early bird discount of CA $300. However, this training follows the Pay It Forward model where a participant can make a donation if unable to afford the full price. The suggested minimum donation is CA $50. The vision behind the Pay it Forward Program is that money should not be a barrier for learning. This model would enable many who could otherwise have not attended this class, to enroll and benefit from it.

About Conscires Agile Practices, LLC: Conscires Agile Practices is an Irvine-based organization that believes in delivering world-class products and attaining customer delight, by making use of the best practices of Agile and Scrum. Conscires guides organizations to discover their strengths and identify areas for improvement. The services offered include Training, Coaching, Consulting and Assessment. Conscires conducts frequent trainings in different cities across India and the US.
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