Paul Moore | Certified Scrum Developer-CSD | October, 2022

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Paul Moore | Certified Scrum Developer-CSD | October, 2022

Learn tools, practices, and techniques that support "working software" delivered frequently with technical excellence aligning with Scrum.

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Without the technical practices, Scrum will fail. Agile development is much more than two-week waterfall development, where QA waits for developers to finish coding and then they rush to get the feature “done.” This training covers, hands-on, the technical practices that enable teams to build quickly, iteratively AND sustainably.

This course is aimed at software developers (programmers) who are building software in an Agile environment. The goal is to expose students to the most important tools and techniques that need to be applied in order to build good software in the iterative and incremental way. These ideas are central to the entire field of Agile software development.


This intensive two-day course will prepare you to succeed in your role as a Scrum Developer. It includes the full Scrum/Agile experience, including planning, development, testing, and retrospection. Attendees will understand why Agile development originated and how adhering to agile principles can guide us through challenging situations.

This Certified Scrum Developer course is taught through lecture, demonstration, and hands-on practice, creating software in pairs and small groups. The instructor walks students methodically through the Extreme Programming practices so critical for the quality code necessary for true software development team Agility. You can learn more about the instructor Paul Moore in the video below.


In addition to learning the fundamentals of Scrum and agile development, you will also have hands-on experience with:

  • Backlog refinement and planning to incrementally define solutions that delight your customers
  • Collaboration through pair and mob programming to minimize misunderstanding
  • Unit testing and test driven development for confidence in your solutions
  • Integrating continuously to take advantage of faster feedback cycles
  • Refactoring for maintainability and future changes

Upon successful completion participants will earn the Scrum Alliance’s Certified Scrum Developer designation.


The candidates for this course should generally be programmers in a conventional programming language such as Java, C#, JavaScript, Python, Ruby, Swift, C++, and so on. The course involves programming in a team environment. This course also offers student slots to testers who have some experience with test automation. All students will be using collaborative programming throughout the course and testers are typically paired with programmers. The course is a programming course, not a survey, overview, or discussion. Actual code will be written, tested, and reviewed by the instructor(s).

Students should also arrive at the course familiar with:

  • An understanding of programming logic
  • A willingness to code
  • Agile Manifesto (4 values, 12 principles) (

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Learning Objectives

By the completion of the course, the student will be able to perform test-driven development, refactoring, and practice effectively working in pairs. The student will be familiar with the terms and practices involved, and with why these practices are important. They will have taken the first steps toward becoming expert in iterative and incremental development. Coursework will cover Scrum/Agile practices, as well as additional technical practices including acceptance test-driven development (ATDD), behavior-driven development (BDD), and continuous integration.

By the completion of this course, the student will be able to…

1 - Lean, Agile & Scrum

  • Practice utilizing a sprint backlog
  • Describe the responsibility of the Scrum team for turning PBIs in the sprint backlog into increments of value
  • Organize and demonstrate the daily Scrum
  • List attributes of PBIs
  • Give examples of how a Scrum team will inspect and adapt PBIs during product backlog refinement
  • Discuss elements of a definition of done that ensure the increment provides information that enhances transparency and focus against which progress can be measured

2 - Collaboration & Team Dynamics

  • Differences between a working group and a team.
  • Discuss attributes of effective teams.
  • Explain differences between a working group and a team.
  • Describe benefits of developers interacting directly with customers and users.
  • Restate ways a Scrum team may collaborate with stakeholders, customers, and/or users during the sprint.

3 - Architecture & Design

  • Outline benefits of technical excellence.
  • Explain design practices on an agile team.
  • List principles of architecture in an agile environment.

4 - Refactoring

  • Define refactoring
  • Describe benefits of refactoring to an agile software development effort.

5 - Test Driven Development (TDD)

  • Learning Objective - Explain test-first as a design and development approach and list benefits.
  • List differences between “traditional” and “agile” testing.
  • Explain the importance of refactoring in the TDD cycle.
  • Describe qualities of a good agile testing approach.

6 - Integrating Continuously

  • Define continuous integration and list its benefits.
  • Describe examples of how Scrum supports CI.
  • Describe at least one advantage of an automated build, test, measure pipeline.

What past students have said about the Certified Scrum Developer training technical practices course:

  • "Paul is an excellent instructor and his wealth of knowledge and experience are extremely helpful. The information learned in this class will help me become a more-productive developer."
  • "I think this has been THE most helpful course I have taken in my career."
  • "I liked practicing test driven design through pair programming and mob programming. The training offered a way to work on these concepts through low-risk, easy-to-kickoff exercises."
  • "The content is great. The explanations were very good too. Very active Environment with all the exercises."
  • "All of the pair / mob programming exercises were very productive, and made me more comfortable working with my team."
  • "Doing test driven development in a mob is an awesome experience!"

Bundle to Complete your A-CSD and Save

As you probably know, getting your A-CSD certification requires completing another two days of coursework. To make this simple, if you bundle this CSD technical course with a Rocket Nine Solution's A-CSD course, you will receive a 20% refund off the A-CSD class purchase. Simply request the refund following the purchase. Feel free to contact us (below) if you have questions. :-)

Attendee Requirements:

    • Have a computer with a good internet connection and modern browser.
    • Have the ability to communicate and participate during the training – camera, microphone, speakers.
    • Programming exercises will use an on-line development environment. No special tooling will need to be installed.
    • Scrum Developer practices apply across languages and domains. The class will decide which programming language to use for the exercises. In past classes we’ve used Java, C#, javascript, python, php, and Go.

Course materials will consist of downloadable PDFs and online Mural whiteboards to guide participants through course learning activities. That's right. Everything is online and simple. Just the way you like it.

Please go to our website for more information about how to get Agile Technical Practices (ATP) or Certified Scrum Developer (CSD) training online, or on site in Southern California..., or really anywhere in the world.

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 communities. 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 offer a complete range of Agile training from the C-suite and management to team leads and developers. We cover Agile mindset, Scrum process, and hands-on Agile technical practices like Extreme Programming. We partner with top-notch trainers who are leaders in the global marketplace to provide the highest quality training for our 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.

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Cancellation Policy - You may cancel and receive a full refund up to 14 calendar days before the course start date.  Substitution of the attendee for this course can be made at any time prior to the course start date. Cancellation requests made within 14 calendar days of course start date will result in a 60% refund. No-shows on day of class are non-refundable. 

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