This class runs from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM. Continental breakfast and Lunch will be included.
Course attendees are encouraged to have basic knowledge of the Scrum process obtained from books, journal articles, and online content. Prior experience with Scrum a plus. The Scrum Guide is required reading. We highly recommend that you also read Agile Project Management with Scrum by Ken Schwaber.
About the Instructor
Roger Brown is an independent Agile Coach who provides training, consulting and coaching services in Agile software development areas including Scrum project management, enterprise agile adoption. Roger also does training and mentoring in agile engineering practices such as Test-Driven Development, automated acceptance testing and continuous integration. Roger is focused on helping companies and individuals find their own best approaches to the use of agile methods.
Roger has all of the certifications granted by the Scrum Alliance including Certified Scrum Trainer and Certified Scrum Coach. He is a member of the Scrum Alliance, the Agile Alliance and the Agile Project Leadership Network (APLN). Roger is a founding member and certification board member for the Certified Scrum Coach program.
Roger is a veteran software engineer, technical project manager and people manager. He has worked with both large and small companies in many industries. His work experience includes Dartmouth College, Vicinity Corporation, Microsoft and TeleAtlas.
For this event, Roger will be joined by Agile expert and fellow Certified Scrum Trainer and Certified Scrum Coach Bob Hartman, who brings his vast Scrum knowledge and experience in facilitating high energy, immersive Scrum training. Bob has worked with organizations of different sizes in many different industries including HP, Western Union, Pearson Education, Arapahoe County, Larimer County, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida, Starz Network and Siemens.
Prior to becoming an Agile Coach, Bob held almost every position in the software industry including developer, tester, project manager, product manager, development manager, and VP of Engineering. This experience combined with his broad range of agile/Scrum experience allows him to help individuals and organizations succed regardless of where they start.
"This is a must-have for someone struggling to introduce Scrum to their organization/team. One comes out so much richer with ideas and solutions. Kudos to Roger!" - Barclays Global Investors
"The CSM course exceeded my expectations for content, delivery, team dynamics, and fun! I thoroughly enjoyed and benefited from this experience!" - Anonymous
"Roger turned me from a skeptic to a firm believer in Scrum and Agile, eager to effect change in my organization" - Raptr Inc
"Roger made it fun to learn!" - Independent Consultant
"Bob was a very flexible presenter and was able to adjust on the fly to situations in the class."
"Class was interesting and fun, but got the message across well. Liked the discussions and practical examples.
It was almost an epiphany realizing the potential of agile."
"I liked the open nature, exmaples, humor and obvious expertise of trainer. Confidence breeds confidence!
Great group exercises and class interaction."
"Bob was enthusiastic and explained concepts extremely well. Was able to easily relate current issues and ways to solve ."
"Bob did an EXCELLENT job adapting to the unique challenges of our team. It far exceeded my expectations and I think it [training] was extremely valuable."
"Learned new ideas for implementing Agile. Especially liked the coin simulation - great object lesson!"
"I liked the interactivity which included everyone. Bob's level of expertise and how he shared it was awesome."