Certified ScrumMaster®

Certified ScrumMaster


Sliger Consulting Inc.

  • Course

    Date: 14-15 September, 2010
    Location: Tulsa, OK, United States

    Regular Price: $1000 for PMI, AITP, TAAG or APLN Members; $1200 non-members

    Scrum is the fastest growing Agile project management approach. This course provides attendees with information on the Scrum framework, how to apply Scrum to your projects, and how to navigate the cultural change necessary to implement Scrum. By the end of the 2-day course, you’ll be eligible for membership in the Scrum Alliance™ with the designation of Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) and will have the background to begin your journey towards increased productivity, faster ROI, and improved value to your end customers through Scrum.

    Prerequisites:  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.

    Certification:  After taking this course, students are required to take an online evaluation within 90 days. Certification will not be awarded until the evaluation has been completed. This evaluation is an assessment of your Scrum knowledge and will provide you with feedback on what areas you may need to focus on with further study. Frequenty asked questions about the assessment can be found here.  Assessment questions are based on The Scrum Guide by Ken Schwaber.


    Instructor Bios:

    Michele Sliger is the co-author of The Software Project Manager’s Bridge to Agility. She has extensive experience in agile software development, having transitioned to Scrum and XP practices in 2000 after starting her career following the traditional waterfall approach. A self-described “bridge builder,” her passion lies in helping those in traditional software development environments cross the bridge to agility.

    Sliger is the owner of Sliger Consulting Inc., where she consults with businesses ranging from small start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, helping teams with their agile adoption, and helping organizations prepare for the changes that agile adoption brings. A frequent conference speaker and regular contributor to software industry publications such as StickyMinds, Sliger is a strong advocate of agile principles and value-driven development practices.

    She is certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP®) and a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST). A former adjunct graduate professor at the University of Colorado, Sliger holds an undergraduate MIS degree from the University of South Florida and an MBA.


    Dave Prior is the President of ProjectWizards, Inc., maker of the award willing Macintosh-based project management application Merlin. He brings over 15 years of experience managing IT and Technology projects, programs and portfolios. While he has been working with Agile methodologies since 1999, it is only in the past 4 years that he has turned his attention towards trying to establish a better bridge between Agile and the traditional project management worlds. In 2008, during his time as Chair of PMI’s IT & Telecom SIG, Dave began working with the Scrum Alliance to establish programming to help project managers become more aware of and educated about Scrum and Agile. He also participated in the founding of the Malaysian Scrum Chapter in 2010.

    In addition to his work leading technology programs and projects, Dave also has extensive experience training Information Technology leaders and coaching organizations in managing projects using both an Agile and a traditional approach. His work as an educator and speaker has provided him with the opportunity to lecture and teach classes in the U.S., Asia, the Middle East, Europe and Central America.

    Dave is a CST, a PMP and he has an MBA from the University of Texas at Dallas. He lives and works in Oklahoma.

    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: 14-15 September, 2010
    Location: Tulsa, OK, United States

    DTAG Center
    5310 E 31st
    Tulsa, OK 74135 United States

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    Regular Price: $1000 for PMI, AITP, TAAG or APLN Members; $1200 non-members


    For this training, we provide:

    • A take-home copy of the training materials.
    • All materials required to perform the hands-on parts of this class.
    • Refreshments. This usually includes coffee, tea, juices, soft drinks, and water to keep you hydrated.
    • Snacks. This varies and can include fruit, vegetables, chips, or pastries.
    • Food. A selection of food to choose from will be provided at lunch time. This usually includes burgers, sandwiches, wraps, salads, pizzas, etc.

    You are responsible for:

    • Transportation to and from the classroom
    • Arriving to class on time (including returning from the breaks on time)
    • Staying for the entire class (failure to do so may result in not qualifying for the assessment that leads to certification)
    • Participating in class (use of computers and hand-held devices is discouraged)
    • Meeting the class prerequisites (see Course tab)
  • Agenda

    - What is Agile?

    - History of Scrum

    - The Scrum Framework

    - The Roles on a Scrum Team

    - Scrum in Detail:

         >Creating and maintain the Product Backlog (includes exercise on User Stories)
         >Estimating Product Backlog Items
         >Sprint Planning Meeting
         >Tracking Sprint Progress and Daily Planning
         >Sprint Review Meeting and Sprint Retrospective

    - Top-Down Planning:

         >Product Vision
         >Product Roadmap
         >Release Planning Meeting

    - Scaling Scrum in the Enterprise

    - Getting Started

    - Closing Activities

  • Who Should Attend

    Managers at all levels, team members.