Certified ScrumMaster

Certified ScrumMaster Training from Sterling Barton


Scrum Alliance, Inc.

  • Course

    Date: 13-14 September, 2011
    Location: San Francisco, CA, United States

    Regular Price: $1150


    Brent Barton and Chris Sterling will instruct this 2-day course detailing the Scrum framework. Brent and Chris bring the subject to life using hands-on experiential training techniques, facilitated discussion, and their real world experiences applying Scrum and helping others apply it. This training course is constructed in a way that also allows for going beyond the basics of the Scrum framework such as release planning and scaling techniques.

    Chris and Brent are also the creators of AgileEVM.com, a decision-support tool that helps ScrumMasters proactively manage cost, schedule, scope and quality issues, and effectively communicate release information to business stakeholders.

    Successfully finishing this course you will receive a 1-year membership to the Scrum Alliance. Also, if you are a PMI member, you can receive 14 PDU for this course.


    All CSM courses are taught by Certified Scrum Trainers. Taking a CSM course, passing the CSM test, and accepting the license agreement designates you as a Certified ScrumMaster, which indicates that you have been introduced to and understand the basic concepts you need to perform as a ScrumMaster or team member on a Scrum team. This course also satisfies two elements of the CSD track: Scrum Introduction and Elective.

  • Details

    Date: 13-14 September, 2011
    Location: San Francisco, CA, United States

    San Francisco Executive Conference Center
    Located in the San Francisco Marriott Hotel
    55 Fourth Street, 2nd Level
    San Francisco, CA 94103 United States

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    Regular Price: $1150



    The cost for the Certified ScrumMaster course is $1,150 USD per person. Group discounts are available for 3 or more people. Please contact Sterling Barton via email at info@sterlingbarton.com for more details on group rates. Please contact Sterling Barton via email at registration@sterlingbarton.com to register.

    Sterling Barton Trainer Bios

    Brent Barton is a partner at Sterling Barton, LLC. Brent has an extensive background mentoring people, enabling teams and guiding organizations toward agility. As a former CTO at SolutionsIQ, Brent has unique insights into challenges that emerge from the increased focus and intensity that iterative and incremental development brings to a business.  As a Certified Scrum Trainer and Agile Coach, Brent has helped people, teams and organizations adopt Scrum successfully for many years.  Brent believes developing great software is both a creative and technically challenging endeavor. If doing it is not fun then something is wrong. We must figure out why it is not and do something about it. Brent’s passion for helping teams and organizations build great software has shown to be a considerable asset for companies he has worked with.

    Chris Sterling is a Partner at Sterling Barton, LLC where he works with clients as an Agile Coach, Certified Scrum Trainer, and Technology Consultant. Chris has an extensive technology, process, and consulting background allowing him to work with a diverse set of clients and teams. Chris brings his real world experience and deep passion for software development into his engagements enabling others to grasp important points and always take away something of value. Chris has created and continues contributing to multiple open source projects. He has been a speaker at many conferences and group meetings including Agile 2007-2009, SD West, Scrum Gatherings, PNSQC 2009 and others. He has been a coordinator of multiple Puget Sound area groups including International Association of Software Architects (IASA), Seattle Scrum, and most recently Beyond Agile . Chris is currently teaching the “Advanced Topics in Agile Software Development” class at the University of Washington Agile Developer Certificate extension program and writing a book with publisher Addison-Wesley on software architecture.

    Chris and Brent are also the creators of AgileEVM.com, a decision-support tool that helps ScrumMasters proactively manage cost, schedule, scope and quality issues, and effectively communicate release information to business stakeholders.


  • Agenda


    Course Agenda

    • Core Scrum
    • What feedback loops help us adapt best?
    • What does it mean to say, “The Product Backlog is ready?”
    • What should we practice more of to pursue mastery?
    • How do Self-Organizing Teams function?
    • How do we manage impediments in our own environments?

    Course Mechanics

    • Use Scrum to organize the class
    • Gather feedback from participants to tune the course for maximum value
    • Rely heavily on class participation to amplify relevant conversation, exploration, and discovery
    • Encourage actionable commitments to extend value beyond the classroom

    Course Preparation

    This is a significant amount of material to cover in 2 days so participants are expected to have a basic understanding of Scrum coming into the class. Please review the Scrum Alliance student resources available at http://www.scrumalliance.org/pages/scrum_student_resources.


  • Who Should Attend


    This course is for people who will work with or on a Scrum team. The course has a strong emphasis on the role of the ScrumMaster but is also relevant to team members and management.

    Course Vision

    For people in Scrum roles and people supporting Scrum Teams who want to improve quality and productivity using Scrum, this two day introductory course is a workshop that focuses on “expert practice” for both hard and soft skills. Unlike most introductory courses, this course also allows you to help guide your learning experience