Beginning with the history of agile development and moving through the disciplines promoted by Scrum, this ScrumMaster training course will give you a comprehensive understanding of the Scrum methodology while specifically reviewing the behaviors expected of a ScrumMaster. This 2–day Certified ScrumMaster training course is suitable for those practicing or looking to practice the art of the ScrumMaster, but is highly valuable for anyone involved in Scrum (Managers, Team Members, Product Managers, etc.).
Even projects that have solid, well–defined project plans encounter some degree of change and waste. Shifting market conditions, budget cuts, staff restructuring, or any number of influences will disrupt the best plan while contributing to customer dissatisfaction and staff discouragement. Moreover, projects that begin with changing or unclear requirements make it difficult to even establish project expectations. Scrum is the agile development process that allows teams to deliver usable software periodically throughout the life of the project, evolving with new requirements as the project proceeds.
This certification course is backed by ASPE’s Exam Pass Guarantee. Upon completion of our Certified ScrumMaster training course, if after two attempts within the 60–day evaluation period and you have not passed the exam and obtained certification, ASPE will allow you to attend another session of our ScrumMaster Certification Course free of charge and pay for you to retake your certification exam.
Certified ScrumMaster Price Match Guarantee We want you in our ASPE Certified ScrumMaster course. As of July 1st, 2014, we have instituted a Price Match Guarantee for the Certified ScrumMaster Course. At the time of purchase, provide us with a current advertised price from a competitor for a Scrum Alliance Approved CSM course and we will match the price. The course must be a public, instructor-led course and happen in the same city within two weeks of the ASPE course date happening in the same city. This price match is not applicable to courses already booked. Please call one of our Training Advisors for more information at 877-800-5221.
The Scrum Alliance®
The Scrum Alliance® is a nonprofit organization committed to delivering articles, resources, courses, and events that will help Scrum users be successful. The Scrum Alliance’s mission is to promote increased awareness and understanding of Scrum, provide resources to individuals and organizations using Scrum, and support the iterative improvement of the software development profession.
The Scrum Alliance® has recently transformed the Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) certification into a more rigorous certificate program with updated content, increased difficulty and a pass/fail outcome. Previously all candidates were initially granted Scrum certification regardless of score, but this is no longer the case. To help ensure candidates’ success, the Certified ScrumMaster Workshop provides participants with all the information required to take the new evaluation and become Scrum certified. You will gain a comprehensive understanding of the Scrum methodology while specifically reviewing the behaviors expected of a ScrumMaster through class interaction, case studies, group exercises and workshops. The evaluation is completed online at the end of training, and consists of 35 questions.
In–Class Group Exercises
This ScrumMaster training certification course is a stimulating combination of class interaction, case studies, group exercises and workshops. Each is designed to allow you to easily grasp new concepts and techniques.
Specifically, you will cover:
- The “Art of the Possible”: learn how small change can have a large impact on productivity
- Product integrity: review various options employees use when faced with difficulty, learn the importance of delivering high quality products in Scrum
- Customer Expectations: Using a changing schedule and agile estimating and planning, assess the work to properly set customer expectations and manage customer satisfaction
- Running the Scrum Project: Run a full Scrum project that lasts 59 minutes. You will walk through all steps under the Scrum Framework
- Agile Estimating and Planning: Break into teams, and through decomposition and estimating plan out a project through delivery
- Team Dynamics: Since Scrum deals with change, conflict will happen. Learn methods to resolve problems in a self-managed environment
Key Benefits of Attending You Can Immediately Use:
- Learn the details on Scrum roles: Team Member, Product Owner, ScrumMaster
- Gain an understanding of the foundational/critical concepts of Scrum with our Certified Scrum Trainer® instructional program
- Understand how to apply empirical thinking to your project work
- Learn how a team’s productivity can be adjusted to account for its composition
- Appreciate the importance of organizational agreement on software readiness
- Hear why the ScrumMaster role can be the most satisfying as well as the most difficult job on a project
- Discover how conflict resolution plays a critical role in Scrum
- Work on a real-world Scrum project live in the classroom
- Learn, practice and utilize the Scrum Framework
- Gain a detailed understanding of how to know when software is “Done” under Scrum
- Review and understand the critical characteristics a ScrumMaster must have to succeed
- Get to the heart of the matter with Scrum, coaching and team productivity
- Compare traditional and Agile project estimating and planning
- Conduct decomposition to estimate a Scrum project
- Practice Scrum meetings including; Sprint planning, Daily Scrum, Burndowns, Sprint review, and Sprint retrospective
- Achieve the first step in Scrum AllianceSM recognized certifications, enabling you to advance to higher levels of recognition
- Learn a framework to operate large projects using Scrum
- Implementing Scrum is about getting results, learn how to maximize your returns using Scrum
What people say about our Certified ScrumMaster course:
“I have been in a number of classes in my 22+ years in IT and yours was hands down the best. The interactivity, the common sense coverage and your professional knowledge is an awesome trifecta! Thanks for making this step seem so easy and contributing to all of our growth.”
Learn more about the instructors of our Scrum Training courses:
Peter Borsella is the founder of Winnow Management Corporation, based in Parkland, Florida. Peter is an IT professional with 24 years of experience in application development and IT leadership. He is also a Project Management Professional (certified by the PMI) and certified by the Scrum Alliance (sm) to provide Certified Scrum Trainer instructional services.His ability to contribute across a wide range of environments has taken him to companies such as First Data Corporation and eFunds Corporation, and outside the United States to India and Hungary. Peter is adept in administering all aspects of project management, as well as providing authentic leadership to create effective teams. An active and contributing member to both the PMI and the Scrum Alliance (sm), Peter’s speaking engagements focus on bridging the gap between traditional Project Management and Agile Project Management. His goal is to help others understand how to get the best return from any project by achieving higher levels of software quality, increased customer satisfaction, and cohesive teams that enjoy increased productivity.
Mishkin Berteig has been training, coaching and consulting for organizations adopting Agile methods since 2001. Mishkin was co-founder of Berteig Consulting in 2004. Mishkin is committed to helping individuals, teams and organizations apply Agile methods. Mishkin has assisted organizations of all sizes to make the transformation from traditional methods to Agile/Scrum methods (Extreme Programming, Scrum, Lean, OpenAgile). Past and current clients include: Capital One, Charles Schwab, RBC, BMO, Liberty Mutual, Equitable Insurance, Siemens, Nortel, Research in Motion, Ericsson, Suncor, Schlumberger, Geosoft, Globe and Mail, ZU, RWDI, OpenText, and Workopolis. Assistance includes Agile Engineering Practices, Agile teamwork, Agile project and product management, Agile management and executive management.
Chet Hendrickson is the co-author of Extreme Programming Installed, a revolutionary software development book. He has over 11 years of training experience and over 25 years of working experience. He is also a Certified Scrum Trainer. Many of the courses that Chet teaches are programs that he helped write and develop. Chet was the first signatory of the Agile Manifesto and a co-curator of AgileAtlas.org. He has experience working for ThoughtWorks, DiamlerChrysler and EDS. At these companies Chet served as Senior Architect, Senior Software Systems Specialist and Systems Engineer. Chet understands how insufficient communication, poor testing, and overly complex program designs can hurt development effort. Therefore, he encourages simplicity, communication, feedback, and courage in improving the software development process. At ASPE, Chet teaches Agile Developer Skills, Certified ScrumMaster, Certified Scrum Product Owner, and Test-Driven Development.
Chris Doss is an Agile coach, trainer, consultant, and Certified Scrum Trainer (CST). Chris has over sixteen years as a project manager and is a Project Management Professional (PMP). Chris has coached or supported over one hundred different Agile teams and led the implementation of Agile for large organizations with extensive organizational change management experience. Having served in management for an Agile organization, Chris understands the support system and infrastructure that needs to exist in order for Agile to thrive within a company. Chris is a Six Sigma Green Belt and applies Lean principles to software development, business process and product development. In addition to his experience as a manager, coach and trainer, Chris has strong leadership skills honed over 18+ years as an officer in the Army National Guard; he has applied these skills to build high-performing teams. Chris received his master’s degree in Business Administration from Lynchburg College and his bachelor’s degree from the Virginia Military Institute.
James Smith’s 30 year IT career began at IBM in mainframe sales and at AT&T in product development. James’s central focus is now on Scrum. First seeing the power of Scrum during a most dramatic of corporate turnarounds prompted his move to the role of ScrumMaster. Every one of the 26 Teams with whom he worked, taught him that Scrum was the most efficient and profitable way of developing software. As a member of Winnow Management, James is pleased with the opportunity to share all of his learnings assisting in the launch of new Agile Teams. He feels that Scrum, when properly implemented, makes life better for all involved. And at the end of the day, that is a very good thing of which to be a part. James is certified by the Scrum Alliance to teachCertified ScrumMaster training, and holds an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management.
Bob Schatz specializes in training, consulting and coaching in the practice of successfully using agile project management techniques to transform their organizations and improve the performance of their software development projects. He began his practice as a result of leading the first large agile transition at Primavera and helping many other companies do the same. Bob has experience at every level of the organization. He was the VP and Chief Development Officer for Solstice Software, leading the software development of the Solstice enterprise integration testing products. Bob Schatz also served as VP of Development for Primavera Systems, Inc. where he was responsible for leading the team that develops Primavera’s software solutions for Enterprise Project and Portfolio Management and created a real agile success story. Bob is a leader in successfully implementing agile development techniques, such as Scrum and XP, and driving culture changes in organizations. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Temple University and a Masters degree in Organizational Dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania.
Kiran Thakkar is an IT professional with 22 years of experience in global application development and leadership. is a Project Management Professional (certified by the PMI) and a Certified Scrum Trainer (certified by the Scrum Alliance). Kiran also holds an MBA and an MS in Computer Science. Kiran worked at Siemens Medical Solutions and played an instrumental role in one of the largest agile/scrum implementation in the world. Kiran was an overall program release manager at Siemens for a very large-scale, globally distributed, and FDA compliant agile initiative (40+ teams, over 500 members). Kiran laid the groundwork for agile practices still in use and highly effective in Siemens today. Kiran brings real life scrum implementation experience to his class. He is also an adjunct faculty member at Penn State Great Valley.
Lonnie Weaver-Johnson obtained a degree in Speech Communications and then went on to a 20 year business career. Most of that time she has spent time implementing IT projects or managing people using a servant leadership style. Lonnie enjoys transforming people through conflict resolution, performance management, or simply imparting knowledge. Lonnie began working with Scrum in 2006 and her Scrum training has taken her across the country and to India and Canada where she has shared her knowledge of Scrum. Weaver-Johnson has spent much of her career leading teams and individuals through Agile transformations. She has been a speaker at local events such as the Agile Experience Group and the Project Management Institute Minnesota Chapter Agile Local Interest Group and at global events such as the Scrum Alliance Scrum Gatherings in Chicago and Seattle. Weaver-Johnson has also been a trainer in her local community and has served as vice president of an area Toastmasters club. Weaver-Johnson’s ability to develop others will allow her to grow our agile practice and help our customer’s meet their goals. Helping teams learn and grow together until they reach a high performing stage is Lonnie’s passion. Her candid and patient coaching style helps people understand how to make the necessary behavioral changes to make Scrum work on their teams. Lonnie has been an IT leader, a BA, a corporate trainer, a Toastmaster officer, a public speaker in her community, and a volunteer at local high schools training kids on team development. In each of these cases Lonnie brings high energy to her classes, motivates the learners, and uses humor and stories to keep people engaged.