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Certified Scrum Developer (CSD) -- Track One -- Nashville, TN

The Braintrust Consulting Group

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 8:30 AM - Friday, May 17, 2013 at 4:30 PM (CDT)

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) - 5/13 - 14/2013 - Early Bird Single Attendee Ended $1,047.00 $0.00
Agile Engineering (AE) - 5/15-17/2013 - Early Bird Single Attendee Ended $1,347.00 $0.00
Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) - 5/13 - 14/2013 - Single Attendee Ended $1,147.00 $0.00
Agile Engineering (AE) - 5/15-17/2013 - Single Attendee Ended $1,447.00 $0.00
To fulfill the Scrum Alliance (SA) requirements for the Certified Scrum Developer (CSD) designation, you must register for both the CSM and the AE classes, or already be a CSM or a CSPO Ended Free $0.00
Group Pricing Available - Call 205.329.3794 or e-mail info@braintrustgroup.com Ended Free $0.00

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Certified Scrum Developer (CSD) Track One Overview:

A Certified Scrum Developer (CSD) is someone who has demonstrated through a combination of formal training and a technical skills assessment that he or she has a working understanding of Scrum principles and has learned specialized Agile engineering skills. The Scrum Alliance requires at least five days of formal training followed by a CSD assessment/evaluation. To make it easy for you, The Braintrust Consulting Group has bundled a series of our classes into a complete track. CSD Track One combines our Certified ScrumMaster class and our Agile Engineering Class. CSD Track One is intended for professional software developers who are on a Scrum team and want to understand how Scrum and Agile engineering practices are applied and how they affect their role in the team. It’s ideal for candidates seeking both their Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) and CSD certifications.

CSD Track One Classes:

Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) (2 days) (14 PDUs)

This class is an in-depth two-day immersion into the world of Scrum. The class is full of practical, real world techniques that can be implemented immediately at your workplace. This class will allow your organization to enjoy the many advantages Scrum has to offer. Hands-on exercises demonstrate key concepts and let you experience the benefits of Scrum firsthand.

Agile Engineering (AE) (3 days) (21 PDUs)

This class is aimed at helping software development professionals and teams be more effective when implementing Scrum and other Agile software development methodologies. In an effort to raise the effectiveness of Scrum, the Scrum Alliance has created the CSD program. This class is designed to deliver the core Agile Development Practices Learning Objectives of that program and should prepare the participant to successfully pass the Scrum Alliance CSD Candidate Assessment.

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What others are are saying about us:

  • "This was the biggest "bang for the buck" of any class I've ever taken (in 18 years of professional development)." - Heather
  • "The class was a great look into how we, as Developers, can improve our process within our Agile Scrum Teams." - Zach
  • "I was pleasantly surprised that after only two days I now have a foundation to begin using Scrum at my agency." - Kevin

Who should attend?

  • Software Architects
  • Software Developers
  • Software Development Managers
  • Systems Analysts


  • Participants must have knowledge of the .Net Framework and experience developing in C# or VB.Net with Microsoft Visual Studio and a fundamental understanding of practical Object Oriented Programming practices
  • A laptop with a working development environment that you can bring to class with you
  • Prior class completion of either:
    • Certified ScrumMaster (2 day class)
    • Certified Scrum Product Owner (2 day class)

CSD Track One Class Learning Objectives:

  • As a CSM class participant, I want...
    1. To explain Scrum’s history, so that I can better appreciate Scrum.
    2. To demonstrate the importance of having team values, so that I can facilitate the creation of working agreements amongst team members.
    3. To list situations where using Scrum is appropriate, so that I can be more successful at applying Scrum.
    4. To describe the Scrum framework, so that I can clearly comprehend the Scrum process.
    5. To describe the roles and responsibilities in Scrum, so that I can understand who does what.
    6. To experience Scrum, so that I know what it feels like when I start doing it for real.
    7. To explain the value of a product vision statement, so that I gain a greater appreciation for why we need one.
    8. To explain how to seed a product backlog, so that I can assist the Product Owner with creating one.
    9. To demonstrate how to write user stories, so that I can clearly articulate the who, what, and why behind a backlog item.
    10. To teach team members how to relatively size backlog items, so that the product owner can make better prioritization decisions.
    11. To list and explain the key meetings in Scrum, so that I know what is happening, before, during, and after each sprint.
    12. To explain how to tell a good user story from a bad one, so that I can better assist the Product Owner with creating an effective product backlog.
    13. To demonstrate how to track team progress, so that I can accurately understand what has been accomplished and how much longer it will take to complete the product.
    14. To list and explain the additional meetings recommended for Scrum, so that I can improve the overall efficiency of the Scrum process.
    15. To list areas where we might get into trouble, so that I know what to look out for as my organization implements Scrum.
    16. To list other fields that may enhance our ability to do Scrum better, so that I can have additional tools to increase our chances of success.
    17. An open forum to discuss challenging questions about Scrum, so that I can utilize the collective intelligence of the class participants to brainstorm creative solutions to complex problems.
  • As a AE class participant, I want to...
    1. Understand my role on a Scrum team so that the team is successful in meeting sprint and release goals.
    2. Clearly understand user stories so that I can deliver the right functionality.
    3. Write effective unit tests so that I will know when the code is done.
    4. Quickly and accurately break down requirements so that the work of delivering business value can be planned effectively.
    5. Write high quality code and be able to evaluate code quality so that the project is not slowed down in the future by poor quality code (aka technical debt).
    6. Work collaboratively and efficiently with the other members of my Scrum team so that the sprint goal is achieved.
    7. Write small tests then write the code to pass the tests and clean up the code so that I can work quickly and efficiently.
    8. Create software components that are maintainable and efficient so that the product will have a long life and adapt to new requirements easily.
    9. Have a common language to use when discussing application design with other developers so that we can quickly and accurately describe the system design.
    10. Clean up my new code safely so that the new code is flexible and easy to understand.
    11. Use automatic tools to refactor so that I can concentrate on delivering the needed functionality.
    12. Verify that my code works in the system and does not break the system as often as possible so that issues are discovered quickly and the project is almost always in a state that can be demonstrated.
    13. Use a build system that automatically builds the system and runs all automated tests so that integrating often is as easy as possible.

CSD Track One Benefits:

  • Learn while not being bored and having fun
  • Retain more information because of our unique hands-on approach; based on the latest research into brain science
  • Be entertained by stories from our real-world experienced and knowledgeable instructors
  • Maximize investments already made by gaining valuable Professional Development Units (PDUs)
  • Increase your personal worth within your company and in the marketplace
  • Develop the correct technique for continuously integrating your newly developed code into your existing code base
  • Know how to apply Agile and Scrum principles and best practices to form the best mix for your team's success
  • Learn the different approach to Agile architecture and design that supports a more incremental and emergent project
  • Transform your development processes to reflect the most efficient approach given your organization's constraints
  • Learn how to adopt Agile practices effectively within the context of your existing software development framework
  • Learn to utilize refactoring to ensure a longer lifespan of your software
  • Discover how continuous, incremental improvement will allow your team to continue growing long after the conclusion of the class

CSD Track One Takeaways:

  • Easy to use reminders of Scrum
    • Printed class manual
    • Scrum reference card
    • Thumbdrive loaded with; articles, class exercises, whitepapers, etc...
  • Up to 35 PDUs
  • Fulfill 1 or more of the requirements for the Certified Scrum Developer (CSD) designation

About The CSM Instructor: Brian M. Rabon, CST, PMP

Brian M. Rabon, CST, PMP is the President of The Braintrust Consulting Group, a worldwide leader in Agile transformations. Throughout his 16 years of IT industry experience, Brian has applied Agile methods in order to successfully deliver working product to his customers. Brian holds a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from Auburn University and a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. When not in the classroom, Brian can be found around the globe evangelizing the benefits of Agile to the likes of Agile 20XX, the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) many chapters, and the Scrum Alliance’s Scrum Gatherings. Brian is an avid blogger, writing for his company’s blog at http://www.braintrustgroup.com/blog. To contact Brian please e-mail him at brian.rabon@braintrustgroup.com or join him on LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/in/bmrabon.

About The AE Instructor: Erick Fleming, CSM, JCD, MCT, MSCD

Erick Fleming, CSM, JCD, MCT, MSCD is a certified .NET and Java Developer with over 17 years of programming and training experience. Erick holds a Bachelor's Degree in Management Information Systems from University of South Florida. Erick is an instructor for The Braintrust Consulting Group, a provider of complete project management solutions for a wide range of software related projects. Braintrust blends People, Process, Tools, and Training into one seamless formula in order to help their clients break through roadblocks, improve processes, meet deadlines, and exceed goals. In addition, Erick has spent most of his career training and consulting with organizations on technologies ranging from .NET and Java to Linux and other open source tools. Specializing in cloud-based web solutions. To contact Erick please e-mail him at erick.fleming@braintrustgroup.com.

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Organizations That We Have Trained:

  • American Airlines
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Deloitte
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Earnst & Young
  • EMC
  • Emory University
  • FedEx
  • Garmin
  • GE
  • H&R Block
  • IBM
  • McKesson
  • NASA
  • Oracle
  • Raytheon
  • Thomson Reuters
  • Tractor Supply
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Walmart
  • Many, many, more...

Cancellation Policy:

In order to receive a refund of your tuition for this class you must notify us no later than 5 business days prior to the class start date. Cancellation requests received after the 5 business day window will be issued a credit that can be applied towards a future class.

Privacy Notice:

We may on some occasions share your email address with a limited number of our trusted partners. We do not sell your personal information and we treat your privacy with the utmost regard. Please contact us at info@braintrustgroup.com if you have any concerns.

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When & Where

Homewood Suites - Nashville / Brentwood
5107 Peter Taylor Park Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 8:30 AM - Friday, May 17, 2013 at 4:30 PM (CDT)

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