Certified ScrumMaster®

Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) Training in Blacksburg, VA


Excella Consulting

  • Course

    Date: 5-6 August, 2014
    Location: Blacksburg, VA, United States

    Regular Price: $1,300


    The Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) training class is a two-day learning experience that provides students a full immersion into Agile principles and the concepts and practices that define the Scrum framework.  

    The class is presented in a highly interactive and collaborative format with elements of lecture, classroom discussion, exercises, games, simulations, and video interwoven throughout the class. 

    Upon completion of the class, students will be eligible to take the Certified ScrumMaster evaluation and become Certified ScrumMasters.  This course also allows the students to claim 14 Project Management Institute (PMI) Professional Development Units (PDUs) which can be applied to Project Management Professional (PMP) and PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) certifications.

    For a list of all upcoming classes, see http://excella.eventbrite.com/.


    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: 5-6 August, 2014
    Location: Blacksburg, VA, United States

    Excella Extension Center (XC)
    2020 Kraft Dr.
    Suite 3090
    Blacksburg, VA 24060 United States

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    Regular Price: $1,300



    About Your Trainers 

    Richard Cheng, Principal Consultant at Excella Consulting, provides consulting services to commercial and federal clients in the Washington, DC area. Richard coaches, mentors, and trains clients in understanding and implementing Agile and Scrum. He also leads Excella’s Training business.

    A graduate of Virginia Tech, Richard has authored several publications on project management, presented at Agile and PMI sponsored industry events, is a member of Mensa, and holds certifications including Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) and Project Management Professional (PMP).  Richard is a founder and on the executive committee of the Agile Defense Adoption Proponents Team (ADAPT).



    Price, Date, and Location

    The registration fee for this two-day course is $1,300 (inclusive of all taxes and fees).  This fee includes:

    • Exam fees
    • Certification fees
    • 2 year membership to the ScrumAlliance
    • Training manuals and supplies
    • Breakfast, hot lunch and afternoon snacks

    Registration is now open. Light breakfast will be available at 8:30am each day and lunch will also be provided.

    Cancellation Policy

    Students submitting cancellation requests 5 business days or more prior to the start of the course are entitled to a full refund.  Students submitting cancellation requests less than 5 business days prior to the start of the course will be issued credit toward a future Excella training course.  The credit will be equal to the amount paid for the initial course less any applicable fees.  Should the organizer cancel the course for any reason, each registered students will be refunded 100% of the registration cost he/she paid.


  • Agenda

    The Excella CSM training uses Scrum to teach Scrum. Listed below is the ordered Product Backlog for the class. The class is run using 4 half-day Sprints.  Sprint Planning is used to identify the Sprint Goals and key learning modules for each Sprint.   The Task Board and Burndown charts are used to create transparency and track progress to completion.  Sprint Reviews and Retrospectives ensure students are engaged in a great learning environment. 

    1. Agile Overview
    2. Iterative and Incremental
    3. Empirical and Defined Process
    4. Scrum Framework
    5. Scrum Roles
    6. Scrum Teams
    7. Product Backlog and Product Backlog Refinement
    8. Product Backlog Items and User Stories
    9. Product Increment and Definition of Done
    10. Estimation
    11. Sprint Planning
    12. Task Board and Daily Scrum
    13. Sprint Review and Retrospective
    14. Quality
    15. Burndown Charts
    16. Scrum Simulation
    17. Dashboard / Metrics
  • Who Should Attend

    This course is appropriate for all members of the project team including developers, testers, analysts, project managers, etc.  This course is also great for functional managers and executives who are interested in Agile methodologies and process improvement.