Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) Training
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.
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.
Upon completion of this course, students will have been exposed to:
- Agile and Scrum definitions
- Environments that may or may not benefit from Scrum
- Scrum roles (ScrumMaster, Product Owner, Scrum Development Team)
- Prioritizing goals and developing in an iterative environment
- The traditional Project Manager role compared to the ScrumMaster role
- Transparency, Inspection, and Adaptation
- Scrum meetings (planning meeting, daily meeting, iteration review, iteration retrospective)
- Scrum artifacts
- Continuous improvement
- Estimating, planning, and metrics in Scrum
- Scaling Scrum
About Your Trainers
Richard Cheng, Managing 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 Agile Center of Excellence.
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 Master (CSM), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), and Project Management Professional (PMP). Richard is a founder and on the executive committee of the Agile Defense Adoption Proponents Team (ADAPT).
Jesse Fewell, is a writer, speaker, and trainer for Excella Consulting. In addition to speaking for Agile, Scrum, and PMI conferences, he has collected a broad array of experiences in several sectors such as National Security, Aerospace, GIS, Stock Multimedia, Telecom, and Hospitality. A leader in the advancement of management practices, he founded the PMI Agile Community of Practice, helped craft the PMI-ACP agile certification, and is co-authoring the upcoming Software Extension to the PMBOK Guide. A graduate of Johns Hopkins University, he is the world's only certified Project Management Professional (PMP) to also hold the agile designations of Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), and Innovation Games Qualified Instructor (IGQI).
Price, Date, and Location
The registration fee for this two-day course is $1,300 (inclusive of all taxes and fees). You may pay online via credit card or request that Excella invoice you if you have an existing billing arrangement with Excella.
This two-day class takes place on Thursday and Friday, February 9 and 10. Registration is now open. Classes on both days will take place from 9am – 5pm at Excella Consulting in the Navy League Building at 2300 Wilson Boulevard, in Arlington, Virginia (located at the Courthouse Metro stop on the Orange Line). Parking is available in the Navy League Building and will be validated. Light breakfast will be available at 8:30am each day and lunch will also be provided.
Students submitting cancellation requests 4 business days or more prior to the start of the course are entitled to a full refund. Students submitting cancellation requests less than 4 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.