Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) - Nashville, TN

Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) is an in-depth two day immersion into the world of Scrum. The class is full of practical, real world techniques that can be implemented immediately at your workplace....

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Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) is an in-depth two day immersion into the world of Scrum. The class is full of practical, real world techniques that can be implemented immediately at your workplace. This class will allow your organization to enjoy the many advantages Scrum has to offer. Hands-on exercises demonstrate key concepts and let you experience the benefits of Scrum firsthand.

What others are are saying about us:

"This was the biggest "bang for the buck" of any class I've ever taken (in 18 years of professional development)." - Heather

"The class was extremely helpful in helping me find my role as ScrumMaster on my team." - Michael

"I was pleasantly surprised that after only two days I now have a foundation to begin using Scrum at my agency." - Kevin

Who should attend?

IT Professionals (Architects, BAs, DBAs, Developers, Testers, etc.)

IT Leadership (Managers/Directors/VPs/CIOs/CTOs)

Project Managers

Anyone interested in learning the benefits of Scrum



Class Learning Objectives:

As a CSM class participant, I want...

To explain Scrum’s history, so that I can better appreciate Scrum.

To demonstrate the importance of having team values, so that I can facilitate the creation of working agreements amongst team members.

To list situations where using Scrum is appropriate, so that I can be more successful at applying Scrum.

To describe the Scrum framework, so that I can clearly comprehend the Scrum process.

To describe the roles and responsibilities in Scrum, so that I can understand who does what.

To experience Scrum, so that I know what it feels like when I start doing it for real.

To explain the value of a product vision statement, so that I gain a greater appreciation for why we need one.

To explain how to seed a product backlog, so that I can assist the Product Owner with creating one.

To demonstrate how to write user stories, so that I can clearly articulate the who, what, and why behind a backlog item.

To teach team members how to relatively size backlog items, so that the product owner can make better prioritization decisions.

To list and explain the key meetings in Scrum, so that I know what is happening, before, during, and after each sprint.

To explain how to tell a good user story from a bad one, so that I can better assist the Product Owner with creating an effective product backlog.

To demonstrate how to track team progress, so that I can accurately understand what has been accomplished and how much longer it will take to complete the product.

To list and explain the additional meetings recommended for Scrum, so that I can improve the overall efficiency of the Scrum process.

To list areas where we might get into trouble, so that I know what to look out for as my organization implements Scrum.

To list other fields that may enhance our ability to do Scrum better, so that I can have additional tools to increase our chances of success.

An open forum to discuss challenging questions about Scrum, so that I can utilize the collective intelligence of the class participants to brainstorm creative solutions to complex problems.


Learn while not being bored and having fun

Retain more information because of our unique hands-on approach; based on the latest research into brain science

Be entertained by stories from our real-world experienced and knowledgeable instructors

Maximize investments already made by gaining valuable Professional Development Units (PDUs)

Increase your personal worth within your company and in the marketplace


Easy to use reminders of Scrum

Printed class manual

Scrum reference card

Thumbdrive loaded with; articles, class exercises, whitepapers, etc...

14 PDUs

A two year membership to the Scrum Alliance

Eligibility to sit for the Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) exam

About The Instructor: Brian M. Rabon, CST, PMP

Brian M. Rabon, CST, PMP is the President of The Braintrust Consulting Group, a worldwide leader in Agile transformations. Throughout his 16 years of IT industry experience, Brian has applied Agile methods in order to successfully deliver working product to his customers. Brian holds a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from Auburn University and a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. When not in the classroom, Brian can be found around the globe evangelizing the benefits of Agile to the likes of Agile 20XX, the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) many chapters, and the Scrum Alliance’s Scrum Gatherings. Brian is an avid blogger, writing for his company’s blog at http://www.braintrustgroup.com/blog. To contact Brian please e-mail him at brian.rabon@braintrustgroup.com or join him on LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/in/bmrabon.

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Organizations That We Have Trained:

American Airlines

Blue Cross Blue Shield


Department of Homeland Security

Earnst & Young


Emory University




H&R Block






Thomson Reuters

Tractor Supply

Vanderbilt University

Many, many, more...

From: May 12, 2014 08:30
To: May 13, 2014 19:00

Homewood Suites Nashville Downtown, 706 Church St, 37203, Nashville, US


Business, Education & Learning


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