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Certified Scrum Master Training

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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Charlotte

895 West Trade Street

Charlotte, NC 28202

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Leading an agile project is radically different from conventional project management. Rather than plan, instruct and direct, the leader of a Scrum team (called a ScrumMaster) facilitates, coaches and leads. Certified ScrumMaster training prepares participants to step fully into the role of ScrumMaster.

Upon completion of this training, you will be eligible for an online CSM test administered by the Scrum Alliance. Upon passing, you will be designated a Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and receive a 2-year membership with the Scrum Alliance.

Benefits of Scrum

Since being invented in 1995 by Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland, the Scrum development framework has been leveraged by teams across industries to:

  • Reduce upfront planning time
  • Manage changing requirements
  • Realize incremental ROI
  • Increase visibility and control
  • Avoid schedule and cost overruns

What You Will Learn

Using interactive presentation, real-world case studies, and team-based problem-solving exercises, this two-day training teaches participants how to:

  • Plan, initiate and lead a Scrum-driven project or initiative
  • Generate and manage an agile release plan
  • Build and manage a product backlog that reflects customer and business needs
  • Effectively lead your team in the 4 key scrum events
  • Engage and align business stakeholders in your development effort
  • Create a team environment that fosters innovation and performance

This ScrumMaster training provides a foundational understanding of the Scrum process and helps participants begin to develop the tools, insights, and skills required to apply Scrum on their projects and across their organizations.

Who Should Attend?

Certified Scrum Master Training is designed for any members of an organization who will lead, support, or participate in Scrum-driven projects, including

  • Project Leaders / Managers
  • Development Managers
  • Development Leads
  • Team Members

What You Will Receive

Ticket price includes:

  • A two-year membership in the Scrum Alliance
  • Spiral-bound printed workbook of resources
  • PDF version of the powerpoint slides used in class
  • Breakfast, lunch, snacks and drinks
  • Free parking

Topics Covered

Modules in our Certified Scrum Master workshop are aligned with the official Scrum Alliance Scrum Master learning objectives published in March 2017. Topics include:

  • Agile Overview
  • Scrum Framework
  • Scrum Roles & Dynamics
  • Mastering the Product Backlog
  • User Stories Applied
  • Essential Product Ownership
  • Vision & Chartering
  • Definition of Done
  • Agile Estimation
  • Agile Release Management
  • Leading Self-Organizing Teams
  • Making Work Visible
  • Leading Organizational Change
  • Agile Metrics & Reporting

As each group of learners is unique, our module-based approach enables us to dynamically adapt content to the emerging needs of the students.

Student Feedback from Next Wave Agility CSM Class

  • "exercises really helped me grasp the agile concepts concepts better"
  • "excellent engagement and activities to demonstrate agile during class"
  • "great instructors"
  • "very applicable and practical; good philosophy and framework to consider the "greater good"
  • "the course was amazing; involved and engaging"
  • "excellent class & instructors; hands-on"
  • "it is very informative and also engaging"
  • "The course was very interesting; the instructors kept everyone engaged and interactive; I really enjoyed the time spent the last 2 days"
  • "this training has been very informative and also fun; the 2 days have flown by"
  • "class is laid out well; I enjoyed the activities"
  • "excellent instructors, documentation, and enough hands-on practice"
  • "very useful core knowledge of scrum fundamentals; good examples and scenarios"
  • "I strongly recommend this class"

About the Instructor - Kert Peterson, Certified Scrum Trainer

Since apprenticing with Ken Schwaber and being designated a CST® in 2004, Kert Peterson has been at the forefront of Agile training and transformation for a wide range of organizations. Broad experience in adult learning and more than 15 years of engineering, management, and marketing experience in software development inform his high-impact workshops. As a Program Manager at Amazon.com, Peterson guided design, development, and deployment of features used by 17 million users. Peterson holds a B.S. in mathematics from the University of Texas at San Antonio. View Kert's profile on the Scrum Alliance website.

By attending the 2-day CSPO course you will earn 16 PDU/SEU that can be applied towards further educational goals. To claim credits a code is provided in the CSPO workbook materials.

Though each CSPO course varies depending on the instructor, all Certified Scrum Product Owner® courses focus on Scrum from a product owner's perspective. Graduates will receive the CSPO designation.

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