Certified ScrumMaster Training in Chicago
with Angela Druckman
Certified Scrum Trainer & Agile Coach
Thinking of attending class with your colleagues? We offer generous group discounts that allow you to get your entire workgroup trained for an affordable price. For more details, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
People learn best through practice, not hours of boring lecture. Angela’s two-day Certified ScrumMaster training is a highly interactive blend of theory and practice. Through inventive exercises and real-world stories, Angela’s students leave class ready to use Scrum to improve their work lives and their career paths. Whether you are new to agile practices or a seasoned professional, you'll leave this course with a practical, time-tested plan that you can begin using right away to enhance your agile transformation.
“Thank you! I went to Agile training a year ago with another company and yours was 10 times better. Thanks so much for making it easy to understand.” -- Shannon R, Seattle
“That was the best agile training I’ve been through so far, and have recommended it to the rest of my team.” -- Kelly J, Richmond
“Your CSM class was excellent! We had so much fun while learning a lot. We'd like to order four signed copies of your book.” -- Liz J, Austin
World Class Instructor
Angela’s clients include some of the largest technology, manufacturing, retail, and financial services companies in the world. She also works with small start-ups, as well as government and not-for-profit companies. With over two decades in the business, Angela’s extensive experience means she can help you successfully tackle your toughest challenges in implementing agile practices.
Angela is also the author of the highly acclaimed 30 Days to Better Agile, the definitive guide for resolving the toughest challenges in every agile implementation.
Angela’s students receive ongoing support in their quest to become successful agile practitioners. In addition to training, Angela offers:
- Ongoing Q & A opportunities
- Free webinars
- Onsite coaching
- Referrals to agile employers
- Advanced agile courses, such as Professional Agile Coaching®
Who Should Attend
The Certified ScrumMaster course is ideal for:
- Software developers
- Quality Assurance professionals
- Business analysts
- User Experience professionals
- Project Managers
- Anyone looking for a better way to manage complex work through agile processes
Angela's CSM attendees (like the ones with her in the photo below from Lima, Peru) have gone on to become successful ScrumMasters, Product Owners, Scrum team members, and agile coaches. Isn’t it time to take your career to the next level by gaining the CSM certification?
Enroll today and get started on your own agile path!
“I liked your teaching style. You made the class fun and interesting. Thanks for a great experience!” --Sanjay R, Portland
“Our team's ability to adjust, adapt and produce has increased to an amazing level after taking your course.” --Russ S, Austin
“I wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed your course. The 2 days went by so fast, yet we covered a lot!” --Lisa E, Chicago
Prepare yourself for two action-packed days including lecture, exercises, real-world stories and case studies, with plenty of time for questions. In addition to learning the basics of Scrum, you'll also gain insight on these important topics:
- The three key needs of a self-organized team
- Differences between waterfall and agile approaches to project management, and when to use each
- Important ways in which the ScrumMaster role differs from the project manager role
- How to “sell” your organization on the benefits of Scrum
- Strategies for cleaning up technical debt
- The two most important contributions of an agile manager
- How to write effective user stories in order to gain insights into your stakeholder's requirements
- The three most important characteristics of a great Product Owner
- “Inside a big project is a small project, trying to get out” – how to develop the agile mindset to improve your work and your life
You will leave this course ready to use your new-found knowledge to both pass the CSM Exam and start improving your project predictability and success rate right away!
Breakfast and lunch will be provided, along with a variety of beverages and snacks throughout the day, but feel free to bring your own food if you'd like. If you'd prefer a vegetarian meal option, let us know at least one week prior to class and we'd be happy to accommodate your request.
Cancellations are difficult for everyone. If The Druckman Company must cancel a class due to low enrollment or other factors, enrollees will be given a full refund and can register in a future event if they wish.
If you’ve registered for an event and find you cannot attend, you are eligible for a full refund up to 10 business days before the class start date. Simply let us know, in writing, that you cannot attend class and would like a refund.
After this date no refunds are available. However, if you cannot attend class, you are welcome to send a friend or colleague to take your spot in class. You may also, for a $200 fee, roll your registration to a future class on a space-available basis (please note this offer is available ONLY for courses sponsored by The Druckman Company and not partner-sponsored classes.) To request a cancellation, roll into another class, or substitute a registration, please contact email@example.com.