The Experts

Hubert Smits

Hubert Smits — Official Trainer & Certificator

Noted Agile expert, author, and thought leader, Hubert Smits has been one of the pioneers of Agile. Hubert worked closely with Ken Schwaber and Mike Cohn who founded The Agile Alliance in 2002. He has contributed to countless articles on the methodology and even co-authored the Agile Roadmap Program. Hubert became a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) in 2005. Since then, he has trained thousands of CSMs throughout the world. Currently based in Denver, Colorado, Hubert has his own independent consulting practice where he coaches executives and developers on how to master Agile. Working extensively with companies throughout North America, South America, UK and Europe, he has mentored countless development teams during their planning sessions and retrospectives.

Alejandra Roitman

Alejandra Roitman — Team Leader & CSM

Alejandra has worked as QA, Software Developer, Team Leader and Scrum Master, so she had the opportunity to work in the different phases of the software cycle. In the last 3 years, she focused on the Scrum Master role, following agile methodologies and being part of different projects. Alejandra holds a BS degree in Systems Engineering and she’s also a Certified Scrum Master.


  • Agenda on a Task Board

  • Introductions, logistics etc.

  • Exercise to determine the leading questions for the two days

  • Scrum @ 10,000 feet – overview of the Scrum process and values

  • Scrum roles – ScrumMaster, Development Team, Product Owner and the associated roles within an organization

  • Exercise around user stories and estimating (planning poker)

  • Release planning

  • Sprint planning

  • Engineering practices – the role of eXtreme Programming

  • Daily Scrum – and the role of the Scrum of Scrums

  • Reporting – using a burn-down chart, project burn-up charts and a discussion on other reports used

  • Feedback loops – the Review and the Retrospective

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