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Certified ScrumMaster® Training - 3-4 November, 2016 - Toronto, ON, Canada

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Date: 3-4 November, 2016
Location: Toronto, ON, Canada

Courtyard Marriott Downtown Toronto
475 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M4Y 1X7 Canada

Regular Price: $1545
Early Price: 1,313.25 expires 3 October, 2016


"I would recommend David as an excellent agile coach as he is very informative with a pleasing personality and is very approachable. He has great potential in coaching the teams. I am highly impressed by his attitude, knowledge and professional behaviour!" - Consultant

All participants in our CSM and CSPO Learning Events will receive two free books! The first, is "Agile Advice" by Mishkin Berteig in pdf format. This book is a collection of the best articles from the AgileAdvice blog with additional commentary, updates, and three exclusive articles written just for the books. The second free book is your choice of one from a list of recommended reading.

The book list changes based on availability.  The following books are *usually* available:

  • Good to Great by Jim Collins
  • Built to Last by Jim Collins
  • Agile Software Development with Scrum by Ken Schwaber and Mike Beedle
  • Agile Retrospectives by Esther Derby and Diana Larsen
  • Lean Software Development by Mary Poppendieck and Tom Poppendieck
  • Agile Project Management with Scrum by Ken Schwaber
  • The Goal by Eliyahu M Goldratt and Jeff Cox
  • The Wisdom of Teams by Jon R Katzenbach and Douglas K Smith
  • Fearless Change by Mary Lynn Manns and Linda Rising
  • Beyond the Culture of Contest by Michael Karlberg

At the end of the class, you will be asked for your choice of book and it will be shipped to the address of your choice.

Schedule: 2 full days 8:30am to 5:00pm with 4 breaks of 10 minutes and a 60 minute lunch break per day.

If you are a member of the Project Management Institute, this course counts for 14 PDU's and as part of the requirements towards the PMI-ACP designation.

Available in-house and as a public seminar.
Contact us to find out how you can attend and/or schedule a training.


Day One: Getting Started with Scrum

  • Welcome
  • Project Vision and Process
  • Sprint One
  • Debrief
  • Customer Feedback
  • Product Backlog Items and User Stories
  • Estimating Value
  • Estimating Effort
  • Ordering and Defects
  • Sprint Two
  • Debrief
  • Velocity and Planning
  • Customer Feedback
  • Product Backlog Refinement
  • Burndown Charts
  • Sprint Three
  • Debrief


Day Two: Theory and Advanced Topics

  • Warm-up
  • Agile Foundations and Theory
  • Scrum Process In-Depth
  • The ScrumMaster Role
  • Open Q&A
  • Wrap-up / Graduation


David Sabine


With over 23 years of experience in software development, 18 years as a coach/educator/public-speaker, over 8 years experience helping teams practice Scrum, I help organizations improve their work environment, technical practice, time-to-market, market-fit, performance, and quality.

My professional career highlights the intersections of business, technology, education and innovation.  I am a guest lecturer at the Ivey School of Business, a TEDx speaker, and a seasoned Agile practitioner. I have significant “in-the-trenches” experience using Agile methods with product development &application support teams – including Scrum, Kanban, LeanUX, and OpenAgile.  I am committed to helping transform people, process and culture in organizations.

In early 2015, I became a full-time member of BERTEIG.  I regularly deliver training courses including 'Certified Scrum Master®' and 'Certified Scrum Product Owner®'. In addition, I frequently deliver non-certified courses about agile software delivery such as 'Kanban: Measurable Improvement for Business' and 'Introduction to Agile Software Development'.

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