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Doug Shimp


Senior Scrum Consultant, 3Back, Scrum Management Consulting & Training

Location: Chicago, IL US

855-32-3BACK ext.322


Certified Scrum Trainer
Certified Scrum Professional
Certified Scrum Developer
Certified ScrumMaster
Certified Scrum Product Owner
Registered Education Provider


Certified Agile Leadership 1

My Courses

Agile Scaling Professional
30 November - 1 December, 2017
Location: Chicago, IL, United States of America

Certified ScrumMaster®
5-6 December, 2017
Location: Chicago, IL, United States of America

Agile Scaling Professional
7-8 December, 2017
Location: Miami (Doral), FL, United States of America

Certified ScrumMaster®
12-13 December, 2017
Location: Raleigh, NC, United States of America

Certified Scrum Product Owner®
19-20 December, 2017
Location: Chicago, IL, United States of America

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With over twenty years in the technology field, Doug Shimp has played many vital roles in software-product development; from Developer, QA, Analyst, and Manager, to Director of IT, Leader, Coach, and Consultant.  With a background in C/C++ and Smalltalk programming, Doug understands the value of clean code and the power of the team to create that code.  There is never a development problem brought up in class that Doug hasn't experienced himself.

As a CST, Doug founded 3Back to sharpen Scrum practices in the real world.  A firm believer that practice makes the master, Doug’s training focuses on the learning in the classroom and the application to the real work of Scrum outside the classroom.  Learners walk out of class fully capable to highly contribute to their Scrum teams.

As an author and co-developer of a Scrum tool, Doug focuses on making teams better.  With the book, Exploring Scrum:  The Fundamentals, Doug has created a “must-have” Scrum reference guide that supports modern Scrum practices.  With Get to Done®, Doug compiled years of listening to Scrum teams and what they need in a tool to get the right product to market faster without the tool getting in the way.

When you engage in a learning experience with Doug, you and your team will be out of your seats creating products, participating on Scrum teams, and contributing to Scrum ceremonies.  Doug’s class is one class you don’t want to miss. NEW: Scrum 3.0 white paper describing the evolution of scrum and a new highly agile variant.

Advice: As you explore Scurm, remember at it's most fundamental idea is a pattern of a Well-Formed Team.

Credentials:  CSM, CSPO, CSD, CSP, CST

Approved Courses


  • Scrum Implementation Workshop-CSD (Intro)
  • Effective Scrum Developer (Technical)

Continuing Education

  • Scrum Implementation Workshop
  • Agile Scaling Professional


  • Certified ScrumMaster


  • Certified Scrum Product Owner

Articles I've written

Contracts for Implementing Scrum
The essential promises required for Scrum to succeed in an organization.

The Metaphors of Scrum
One of the success factors of Scrum as an agile product development framework has been its powerful language. However, as with all models we create to help us understand, we need guides on how to use the tools. We will be pointing out the boundaries where the Scrum language can become confusing—and, in so doing, hopefully make adoption and application easier.

Product Development Reading List
Check out this reading list, designed to help those “in the trenches” with product development and the social aspects of building great product development teams.

Well-Formed Teams
Well-formed teams don't just happened. They are created and nurtured through specific practices and ideals, both agile and traditional. Find out what a well-formed team looks like and how to move your team in that direction.

Scrum In A Nutshell
Scrum is about Teams producing Results in an agile way. Scrum Teams achieve results anyway they can by using a simple set of rules to guide effort. We will describe Scrum as a simple applied model so that a central understanding of Scrum can be built. Other complexities of applied Scrum such as scaling, distribution, etc. will be explored elsewhere.

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