CSM Course by Pete Deemer at Hyderabad

I recently attended the CSM course by Pete Deemer [Hyderabad – September 7 and 8].

I have been practising SCRUM for a year now. However, I wanted to be formally trained in SCRUM through an experienced practitioner and meet other people in a live audience. Needless to say, I enjoyed every bit of the 2 days spent at the course. Most of all I enjoyed interacting with cross spectrum of participants – from Noida to Pune to Bangalore to Hyderabad itself. The participants comprised of people in their 20s, 30s, 40s and might be 50s as well, although not really sure on the last one. There were about 5 female participants which is a ratio of 16-17% and seemed very bad. This is something the Agile Community could focus on, special promotion drive for female employees. Come to think of it, other than Mary Poppendick, there does not seem to be any female authority in Agile/ Lean world either [Mary is also more Lean than Agile]. Anyways, focusing on the actual course itself, the lunch on both the days was delicious. A delightful mix of Punjabi and Hyderabadi, the cuisine had variety and flavour galore. Overall very enjoyable 2 days.

A word about Pete – really impressed, very calm, very focused and punctual. He does great role play exercises and mixes theory with practicals very nicely. He encourages questions, counter views and never chides people for obvious anti-common sense thinking they come with to the course.

I have a simple test for a good thing. When it ends, you want more of it. When the course did end, I wanted it to last a bit more. So did other participants.

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