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Certified Scrum Master Training (CSM) San Diego, CA - Dec 2018

Rocket Nine Solutions in partnership with Eric Tucker

Monday, December 10, 2018 at 9:00 AM - Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 5:00 PM (PST)

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Class participants will learn the essentials of playing the scrum master role in an organization. Eric Tucker's teaching style is an engaging blend of stimulating lecture coupled with small group and hands-on learning activities based on the latest brain science research.

General Knowledge 

  • Agile Manifesto
  • Scrum Foundations
  • Sprint
  • Scrum compared to Waterfall
  • Significance of “Done”
  • Scrum Values
  • Applicability of Scrum

Scrum Roles 

  • Overview of Scrum Roles
  • ScrumMaster: Responsibilities & Authority
  • Product Owner: Responsibilities, Authority, Constraints…etc.
  • Product Owner: The Team: Responsibilities, Authority, Teamwork & Characteristics.
  • Impact on Traditional Roles.

Scrum Meetings 

  • Sprint Planning Meeting
  • Daily Scrum Meeting
  • Sprint Review Meeting
  • Sprint Retrospective Meeting
  • Release Planning Meeting

Scrum Artifacts 

  • Product Backlog
  • Product Increment and the Definition of Done
  • Sprint Backlog
  • Burndown Charts


  • ScrumMaster Responsibilities and Skills
  • Scrum Simulation
  • Class Retrospective


Some thoughts from the Instructor: Eric Tucker

What matters to the Scrum Master is the Scrum framework and, most importantly, the team. And that's about it. In performing the 5 major duties of the role (facilitator, impediment remover, servant leader, referee and coach), the Scrum Master focuses on the team and the individuals within it. And if the Scrum Master is doing those jobs well, they are all-encompassing. Simply put, there isn't time for anything else.

I have seen organizations treat the Scrum Master role in different ways. Some view the role as merely a schedule keeper that also has project management responsibilities. Others view the Scrum Master as a part time role that has other responsibilities within the team, (such as writing code or testing) or some responsibilities outside the team. Reasons for this and other similar examples I have found generally happen for one of two reasons. Either 1) financially a company can’t afford or justify having a full time Scrum Master. Or 2) there is a lack of understanding around the value and details of the role itself.

Michael James, author of said

“An adequate ScrumMaster can handle two or three teams at a time. If you’re content to limit your role to organizing meetings, enforcing timeboxes, and responding to the impediments people explicitly report, you can get by with part time attention to this role. The team will probably still exceed the baseline, pre-Scrum expectation at your organization, and probably nothing catastrophic will happen.

But if you can envision a team that has a great time accomplishing things you didn’t previously consider possible, within a transformed organization – consider being a great ScrumMaster. A great ScrumMaster can handle one team at a time.”

Much of what a great Scrum Master does is observation, thought work and strategic planning. You see, the Product Owner’s focus is on the value of the product being delivered to the business. A Scrum Master’s focus, or “product” if you will, is in fact, the team itself. Within all the jobs a Scrum Master does (facilitator, impediment remover, servant leader, referee and coach), every action the Scrum Master takes is in service to the team they serve, with the goal of helping that team become high-performing. The level of concentration needed, and even *required* for a Scrum Master to be “great” necessitates that the Scrum Master have no other job beyond that of serving his/her team. This can manifest itself in any number of ways from team building exercises, 1 on 1 coaching, chasing down impediments, shielding the team from distractions, rounding up subject matter experts that the team needs, modeling correct behaviors, encouraging and empowering self-organization, asking powerful questions, identifying team weaknesses and planning activities and retrospectives for specific purposes etc.

  - Excerpt from Eric's article: Is Scrum Master a Full Time Job on LinkedIn



About the Instructor

Eric Tucker, CST, ICP-ATF

I was first exposed to agile and scrum in 2005 on a large-scale software project where first hand I realized the value of iterative and incremental development. The more exposure I received to agile and scrum, the more it made sense. Since then, I have been a scrum master, agile coach, trainer, speaker and most recently, a Certified Scrum Trainer. 
I have experience training and coaching with companies in the following industries:

Leadership development
Online learning
Financial services
Data analytics
Mortgage Services
Digital Marketing

I have trained over 1,000 learners in agile foundations, the scrum master role, the product owner role and agile leadership. I am a certified "Training from the BACK of the room" trainer. This approach applies brain science and brain friendly learning techniques for instruction and class facilitation. I use these techniques throughout my class experience. This has the effect of high learning retention, high energy and fun through relevant experiential learning.

Having been a developer, project manager and business owner prior to my exposure to agile and scrum, I have deep experience which I frequently weave into class discussions. Further, having spent years as a scrum master, product owner and agile coach, I have lived that which I am teaching. I have made the mistakes, experienced failure and iterated to success. I have worked within and in support of teams in difficult environments. My vast experience in these matters brings with me a degree of pragmatism. While I realize that some exposure to agile/scrum theory is needed when educating others about agile and scrum, my hands-on experience as an agile practitioner gives me tremendous credibility with learners. I'm not just teaching it, I've lived it.

In addition to being a Certified Scrum Trainer, I hold several other certifications. I am an ICAgile authorized trainer in the category of Agile Team Facilitation (ICP-ATF). I also hold PMI's "Agile Certified Practitioner" certification (PMI-ACP). I am also a Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), Certified Scrum Professional - Scrum Master (CSP-SM) and Certified Scrum Professional - Product Owner (CSP-PO) and Professional Scrum Master (PSM 1) through


About Rocket Nine Solutions

Rocket Nine Solutions stands out in the marketplace of Agile training and coaching organizations because we choose to focus on building up our local Southern California community. We sponsor and participate in our local agile meet-ups and conferences. We strive to build up a local talent pool of coaches in an effort to come alongside our clients implementing Agile transformations. We partner with top-notch trainers who are leaders in the global marketplace to provide the highest quality training for our Southern California clientele. All of our courses are taught interactively with an emphasis on learner engagement. Please click here to learn about our founder Scott Dunn's background and why he is so passionate about agile.

Rocket Nine Solutions offers:

Scrum Master Training in Orange County

Scrum Master Training Los Angeles (near LAX)

Scrum Master Training in San Diego

Upon completion of the course and a post-course online evaluation, participants are registered as Certified ScrumMasters (CSM's). Registration includes a two-year membership in the Scrum Alliance, ( where valuable ScrumMaster material and information are available.


Class starts promptly at 9 AM and typically ends around 5 PM. Please arrive at 8:30 AM so we can start promptly at 9 AM.  Dress comfortably.  There will be a lot of interactivity both sitting & standing.  Lunch, snacks, coffee and drinks are provided both days.


Cancellation Policy - Reschedule to another of our classes anytime, or cancel anytime up to 7 days before class for 100% refund. Fewer than 7 days notice will result in a 75% refund to cover hard costs. For minimum learning experience, the course must run with a minimum five registrants. If fewer than five are registered, the class may be cancelled three to seven days in advance, and attendees will be offered seats in the next Rocket Nine Solutions classes in the area or a full refund.

Please be aware that Rocket Nine Solutions (Scott Dunn, et al) may choose to record electronic and traditional media (e.g., photographs, video, audio footage, testimonials) at this event and attendees may appear in these recordings. By submitting a registration for yourself or someone else, or by attending this event, you grant permission for Rocket Nine Solutions to store those recordings in a database and to use them in future print, electronic, or other visual media for educational and promotional purposes. If you do not wish to grant permission, please contact the event coordinator listed below prior to attending the event.

Please refer to our FAQs page if you have questions.

If you need assistance, please contact Cliff Rosa at or call 714-699-4679.

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Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
1380 Harbor Island Drive
San Diego, CA 92101

Monday, December 10, 2018 at 9:00 AM - Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 5:00 PM (PST)

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