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Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) Training Class - in Naperville, IL

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Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, August 25, 2019 at 5:00 PM (CDT)

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Certified ScrumMaster Class! – in Chicago, IL


Formula Ink Innovative Learning
Bringing Culture to Corporate Training


Scrum is an Agile framework for completing complex projects. Scrum originally was formalized for software development projects, but it works well for any complex, innovative scope of work. This class goes beyond just theory, as we use a project simulation to apply using Scrum right in the class. This class is also open to public attendees.

In the CSM course, you will learn:

  • Scrum basics and core values
  • How the Scrum framework compares to other methods, such as waterfall
  • How to identify when to use Scrum
  • A Scrum team’s three roles and responsibilities
  • Scrum meetings, including Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review, Sprint Retrospective, and Product Backlog Refinement
  • Scrum artifacts, including the Product Backlog, Sprint Backlog, and Product Increment
  • Beyond theory into real world application


Upon completing this course:

  • Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) Certification
  • Two year membership in the Scrum Alliance
  • 14 PDUs from PMI (Project Management Institute)
  • PMI-ACP: This course counts as 14 of the 21 contact hours needed to be eligible for the PMI-ACP certification.


Course Agenda

  • Agile & Scrum Foundations 
  • Team Working Agreements 
  • Empiricism 
  • Complexity 
  • The Scrum Framework 
  • Developement Team 
  • Product Owner 
  • Scrum Master 
  • Non-Scrum Roles 
  • Product Backlog Creation 
  • Estimation Techniques 
  • Planning Techniques 
  • Done vs Un-Done Work 
  • Facilitation Techniques 
  • Team Coaching 
  • Iterative & Incremental Development 
  • Information Radiators 

Who should attend:

This course is appropriate for people in the ScrumMaster role as well as project team members, stakeholders, managers, Product Owners, and anyone who wants to understand what Agile and Scrum are all about. Through an experiential, hands-on learning approach, this course provides foundational education in Agile and Scrum, including its values, principles, and practices. This interactive learning approach will include a variety of exercises, activities, and discussions for attendees to learn how to apply Scrum in both software and non-software development scenarios.


Your Instructor:

Rick Waters, Certified Scrum Trainer (CST)

Meet Rick

Biography & Company Background

As a veteran of the US Military, Customer Service, and Software Engineering, Rick Waters chooses to bring his expertise in the area of Service to Others by joining Formula Ink as a Certified Scrum TrainerⓇ and Agile Coach. Rick’s strengths are focused on Scrum, Enterprise Scrum, Business Agility and Kanban. Rick has contributed to the success of some of the largest Agile Transformations in the Chicagoland area, since 2013. Rick’s dedication to service is underscored by his volunteer involvement in educating youths in national non-profit organizations.


Formula Ink is a company dedicated to inspiring individuals and organizations to leverage their strengths and reach unparalleled results! With more than ten years of experience consulting organizations on business strategy, planning, process improvements, and organizational change, our consultants have the industry knowledge and experience to help take your organization to the next level. Through organization consulting, training classes, and workshops, Formula Ink helps organizations enhance effectiveness, reduce conflict, and increase communications to achieve better results.


Cancellation Policy for Public classes arranged by Formula Ink:

  • Class registrations are not confirmed until registration is complete and billing information is received in full
  • Cancellations should be done in writing to Formula Ink (
  • Cancellations received up to four (4) weeks before the course are fully refundable.
  • Cancellations received two to four (2-4) weeks before the course will be charged 50% of the price
  • Cancellations received zero to two (0-2) weeks before the course, and no-shows, will be charged 100% of the price
  • Course registration may be transferred to another person without charge
  • Formula Ink reserves the right to cancel any course. If a course is cancelled for any reason, Formula Ink will return prepaid registration fees. Formula Ink will not be responsible for any other costs incurred.


We offer military discounts.  Please ontact us about discounted rates.

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Hotel Arista
2139 City Gate Ln
Naperville, IL 60563

Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, August 25, 2019 at 5:00 PM (CDT)

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