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Certified ScrumMaster®
10/8/2014 12:00:00 AM SolutionsIQ Downtown Conference Center 157 William Street New York City NY 10038 United States of America 40.710097 -74.0061623 1225.00



  • Course

    Date: 8-9 October, 2014
    Location: New York City, NY, United States of America

    Regular Price: $1,225.00

    Scrum Reimagined

    Scrum is an innovative approach to getting work done, but you knew that already. You probably also know that, as the leading and fastest-growing of the Agile practices, the Scrum framework—originally designed specifically for software development but now leveraged in many diverse industries—enhances team collaboration on complex projects. And that, with just a small set of rules, it creates just enough structure for cross-functional teams to focus their efforts on solving what might otherwise be insurmountable challenges.

    What you may not know is that not all training or trainers are created equal. The Scrum Alliance brings all of the world's best trainers to you. But in a sea of excellent trainers, how are you supposed to choose the best of the best? The trick is to look for trainers that are part of a larger solution. SolutionsIQ's expert trainers, for example, have the support of a wider community of Scrum and Agile professionals, so they are continually innovating. Even though the Scrum approach has crystallized, the approach to teaching it is dynamic and ever-changing because the people using it are constantly experiencing new ways to utilize Scrum. At SolutionsIQ, we want to ensure that you have a lasting and relevant experience that prepares you for the real world of Scrum, not just some idealized version of it.

    So ditch the cookie-cutter Scrum course and register here.

    Background—In Case You Didn't Know

    No matter what your background or industry is, SolutionsIQ's Certified ScrumMaster training is a great way to get a strong start in Scrum. Even experienced Agile practitioners can benefit from the highly experiential simulations and "big picture" perspective provided by trainers who are thought leaders in the Agile community and who have garnered experience championing Scrum and Agile practices around the country, and even the world. Scrum training benefits everyone on the team and gives them tools they can immediately use to accelerate team-building even as they master the art and science of incremental delivery and continuous innovation.

    Task-mastery. Photo by John Chalverus. 2014


    What to Expect

    Take a look at "Who Should Attend" and the "Agenda" if you're still not certain what to expect from this CSM course. Please note that students should participate in the full two days of the course. And no need to worry about lunch: it's included in the cost.

    Finally, on successful completion of the class, you'll receive:

    »    Qualification for ScrumMaster Certification

    -     Passing the Scrum Alliance CSM exam is a required follow-on step for certification.

    »    Payment of your first two years of dues for the Scrum Alliance

    »    14 PDUs from the Project Management Institute (PMI).

    This class also satisfies 14 of the 21 training hours for the PMI/ACP certification. For the remaining 7 training hours, contact for information about SolutionsIQ's PMI-ACP course.

    "Attended [this] CSM class in early January 2014. Class was well designed and laid out to effectively cover Scrum principles in 2 days. [The trainer] provided authentic delivery of materials based on his extensive industry and consulting experience as an agile practitioner. I was well prepared for taking and passing the CSM certification as a result of taking this course."
    --Senior Project Manager, PMP, CSM

    All CSM courses are taught by Trainers approved by the Scrum Alliance. 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: 8-9 October, 2014
    Location: New York City, NY, United States of America

    Downtown Conference Center
    157 William Street
    New York City, NY 10038 United States of America

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    Regular Price: $1,225.00


    Here are some Dos and Don'ts for SolutionsIQ's CSM class.


    »    Read:

    -  Agile Manifesto Values

    -  Agile Manifesto Principles

    -  Agile Atlas: Core Scrum

    -  Scrum Guide

    »    Expect to participate in the full two days of the course from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Plan accordingly.

    »    Come prepared to interact with others in attendance. This hands-on course is full of simulations, exercises, and role playing to prepare you for the real world.

    »    Connect with SolutionsIQ and our trainers on Twitter and LinkedIn. Followers are fun!

    »    Contact about taking a refresher class! If you've already taken the CSM class but feel like you would benefit from sitting in on it again, you do so for no charge within six months of having taken the first class.


    »    Worry about lunch: we will provide it for you each day

    »    Arrive late or leave early

    »    Wait until the last minute to sign up: classes fill up quick!

    »    Hesitate to ask questions after class

    This one's done. Photo by John Chalverus. 2014

  • Agenda

    Unparalleled Training

    The Scrum Alliance has carefully defined the information that certification courses must cover, but they leave the method entirely up to the trainers. Here's where you'll see the biggest difference between individual trainers and trainers like ours that are supported and empowered by an Agile leader like SolutionsIQ. Just as all trainers are different, so too are the materials they draw from, the exercises they leverage, and the experience they share.

    In SolutionsIQ's Certified ScrumMaster course, you will learn the essential Scrum roles and practices, which are already being used by thousands of successful Agile teams and professionals around the world. You'll also learn what practical steps you can take to form a high-performance team and how to successfully avoid the pitfalls that new Agile teams often encounter. The ScrumMaster is a key member of the Scrum team, because they remove impediments blocking the team's productivity and protect the team from external forces whose objectives might derail the team's velocity.

    Course Topics

    SolutionsIQ's Certified ScrumMaster course covers the following topics:

    »    Agile Values, Principles, and Practices

    »    Scrum Foundations

    CSM logo

    »    Scrum Roles and Their Responsibilities

    -     ScrumMaster

    -     Delivery Team

    -     Product Owner

    »    Scrum Meetings

    -     Sprint planning

    -     Daily Scrum

    -     Sprint Review

    -     Sprint Retrospective

    »    Scrum Artifacts

    -     Product Backlog and backlog items

    -     Sprint Backlog and tasks

    -     Reporting progress

    -     Other artifacts

    »    Scaling Scrum

    "In true Agile fashion [the trainer] presents the subject matter in an 'inspect and adapt' manner, according to class makeup."
    --Senior Project Manager, PMP, CSM
  • Who Should Attend

    If You're Reading This...

    You should attend. Scrum certification is becoming more and more necessary in today's tough job market. Whether you're gainfully, happily employed or considering a new career, Scrum certification can only help. ScrumMasters make good teams great and great teams excellent. That's because ScrumMasters remove impediments barring team innovation and productivity. A strong, effective ScrumMaster has had hands-on experience with experts in the field. SolutionsIQ is the Agile industry's go-to certification provider not only because our trainers are world-class but also because we do more than train: we implement. You want training from professionals who know what success looks like and how to get there.

    Look no further.

    Role Call

    Because SolutionsIQ's ScrumMaster certification course gives a great Scrum foundation and the people skills necessary to be successful in any industry, anyone can benefit from Scrum training. Individuals in the following roles will particularly benefit from this course and can use their learning for project or program management:

    »    Team members

    »    Team leads

    »    Architects

    »    Developers

    »    Analysts and testers

    »    Development managers

    »    Product managers

    »    Project managers

    "The exercises and activities in the class were vivid and engaging and the knowledge has really stuck with me! That is the true test of value for a class and [they] delivered!"
    --ScrumMaster at Bank of America


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