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Certified ScrumMaster®
8/25/2014 12:00:00 AM BigVisible Solutions New York City Seminar and Conference Center 71 W 23rd St #515 New York NY 10010 United States of America 40.742731 -73.9921997 1395


BigVisible Solutions

  • Course

    Date: 25-26 August, 2014
    Location: New York, NY, United States of America

    Regular Price: $1395

    Course Description

    As one of the largest and fastest-growing agile frameworks, Scrum is a simple, yet powerful way to boost team productivity, elevate quality, and accelerate project delivery. The BigVisible Certified ScrumMaster course is a two-day, hands-on workshop filled with practical advice and time-tested techniques designed to give students the foundation they need to succeed with agile fundamentals and Scrum.

    The CSM course offers a detailed examination of the Scrum project lifecycle and the ScrumMaster role, going beyond the basic definitions to focus on how to achieve success as a ScrumMaster and with Scrum. Course delivery is varied for optimal learning, with activities ranging from case study analyses and in-depth lectures to hands-on exercises and interactive games. Each person will leave the class empowered with practical, applicable changes and improvements they can immediately apply back at the office.

    What People Are Saying…

    ”Just want to thank-you again. As I mentioned towards the end of our session, I took away more than I anticipated, especially around self-organization and other items that speak to our organization, to begin asking further questions.”

    ”It was very good meeting you and being in your class for the past two days. I have learned a lot and would love to review the material and map out a plan for myself to use it.”

    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: 25-26 August, 2014
    Location: New York, NY, United States of America

    New York City Seminar and Conference Center
    71 W 23rd St #515
    New York, NY 10010 United States of America

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    Regular Price: $1395


    Course Benefits

    Upon completion of the course, students are eligible for the following benefits:

    • Qualified to test and apply for the CSM.
    • Can earn PDUs (one PDU per contact hour with the Project Management Institute)
    • Satisfy 14 of the 21 required training contact hours for the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) as well as a strong foundation for the associated certifying exam

    Why a BigVisible Course?

    Organizations face challenges at all phases of their agile implementations: from team-level execution and delivery, to higher-level strategy, governance, and leadership. We know that for an organization to achieve agility, people at all levels must understand agile principles and be educated about agile processes like Scrum. Our foundational training courses are firmly rooted in the core agile principles and practices you need to achieve success, regardless of your ultimate role in the organization.

    Want to learn more about how BigVisible can enable organizational agility in your company? Visit our blog and website where you will find in-depth discussions, blogs, videos, and resources to help you get a sense of who we are, what we’ve done for others, and how we can continue to help you achieve success.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Can I buy a seat with a Purchase Order?

    Yes, we will accept purchase orders. Please email us at to arrange for payment via a purchase order. Unfortunately, due to the timing of payments, we can not extend the "Early Bird" discount to individuals or groups paying by purchase order.

    Do I get a copy of the slides for a class I take?

    All participants will get a printed copy of the slides on the day they show up for a class.

    Do classes count as credit for Professional Development Units (PDUs) for the PMP certification?

    Yes, our classes are relevant to project managers and are eligible for PDUs. BigVisible is a PMI Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.). The general guidance is that every hour of relevant content within a class counts for a PDU, as such, a 2 day class would count for 16 PDUs.

    How do I get my certificate and who issues it?

    Students taking classes offering Scrum certificates (Certified ScrumMaster and Certified Product Owner), will receive their certifications from the Scrum Alliance. Included in these classes is a one year membership with the Scrum Alliance. Shortly after completion of the class, participants will get an email from the Scrum Alliance indicating they are now members. This membership includes access to exclusive content and the ability to print a copy of any Scrum certificates they have achieved.

    What are the benefits of taking a class to learn about Agile & Scrum as opposed to simply reading books and articles on the topic?

    Reading a book or other sources of written information about Agile & Scrum are valuable resources and we strongly encourage potential students to leverage these resources. Our training classes are designed to reinforce concepts with in-depth simulations and robust discussion. All of our course blend lecture, practice, and reflection. This allows participants to gain a much more profound understanding of the subject matter.

    What do I need to bring to a class?

    Our classes are designed to be a stand-alone experience and do not require participants to bring anything to a class other than an open mind and willingness to learn and perhaps something to take notes.

    What time do classes start and how long do they go each day?

    Unless otherwise stated, all of our classes begin at 9:00am and run to 5:00pm, local time. Classes generally include a break for lunch around noon, as well as a brief break in the morning and afternoon.

    What happens if a class is cancelled?

    In the case that a class is canceled by BigVisible, participants are entitled to transfer to another class or receive a full refund at their discretion.

    What is the cancellation policy for a seat I've already purchased?

    Public training participants who cancel their registrations up to 30 days prior to the registered class will receive a full refund of the registration fees paid. In the event of a cancellation within 30 days of the scheduled class, registrants will receive a credit towards a future class. If a cancellation is made within 14 days of the scheduled class, the participant will be charged a 30% cancellation fee and the remaining registration fee will be credited towards a future class. Cancellations made with less than 48 hours notice prior to a class start, or registered participants who do not attend the training without providing prior notice, will be not be eligible for a refund or credit and will be charged the full amount of the registration. All cancellation requests must be made via email to . BigVisible reserves the right to amend this policy at any time as well as review cancellation requests on a case-by-case basis in the event of family or health emergencies, hardship cases etc.

    What is the average size of a class?

    Our goal is to keep classes large enough that there is meaningful interaction among participants, but small enough so that everyone gets the attention of the instructor. Generally speaking, we aim to keep most classes sized between 8 and 16 participants. We do cap classes at 25 participants.

    About the Instructor

    Mike Dwyer is a Principal Agile Coach at BigVisible Solutions, working with IT organizations as they adopt agile and Lean methods. He has extensive experience as a manager, a coach, and consultant transforming high growth organizations into hyper-productive agile organizations.

    Mike brings over 30 years experience managing teams in manufacturing, support, Information Technology, and new product development. He is a well- known and respected contributor to the Scrum, agile, and Lean software community. He is also founded 3SidedCoin, an agile innovation company, where he developed his groundbreaking work bringing agility to operations and support. Mike has an MBA from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College and an undergraduate degree from Clark University.

  • Agenda

    Agenda & Learning Objectives

    Our BigVisible Certified ScrumMaster course covers a broad range of topics including:

    • How Scrum helps organizations cope with change, budget constraints, quality issues and more
    • The ScrumMaster role and how it differs from a traditional project manager
    • Pragmatic practices for planning, project execution and progress reporting
    • How agile documentation differs from traditional documentation
    • Strategies for succeeding with Scrum on your own projects

    Courses typically run from 9:00am to 5:00pm (local time), though exact hours may vary. Continental breakfast and lunch are provided and are included in the course price. These informal breaks are outstanding opportunities to visit and network with your trainer and classmates.

  • Who Should Attend

    Intended Audience

    This course is appropriate for project team members, stakeholders, those in a ScrumMaster role, managers, product owners, and anyone who wants to understand what agile and Scrum are all about. Though no agile experience is required, some experience managing projects is helpful.


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