Training

Certified ScrumMaster Training

Do you want to be a Certified ScrumMaster?

Get trained by Ken Rubin, the person who wrote THE BOOK on Scrum. Ken Rubin

You know, the Amazon #1 Best Seller
Essential Scrum that you've probably seen on peoples' desks as their “go to” reference for Scrum knowledge.

Essential Scrum

The book that's available in 10 languages.

Essential Scrum English    Polish    BRAZILIAN PORTUGUESE    Russian    Chinese

Simplified ChineseFrenchGermanKorean

 

Ken's classes closely align with the content of Essential Scrum, so the book is a great post-class complement to the hands-on class learning.

 


 

Ken's Certified ScrumMaster class uses graphically rich and visually appealing 3D images to communicate agile and Scrum concepts. For example, here is an image of the Scrum framework.

Scrum Framework

 

If you want to see the full collection of these vibrant images, you can find them at the Innolution website.

 


 

And with Ken as your instructor, you get someone who is not only an expert trainer, but also someone who has been in the trenches guiding large organizations with their agile journeys.

 

Check out some facts about Ken

 Attribute  Number
Technical and Business People Trained  > 30,000
Companies coached (Fortune 10 to startup)  > 200
Years involved with Agile (originally the Smalltalk Community)   > 30
Year of 1st Scrum implementation (Genomica Corp)  2000
Successful Enterprise Agile Transformations Personally Lead > 10
Largest number of teams involves in an agile transformation > 1100
Largest single agile project in terms of people > 2500

 

Ken was also the first Managing Director of the Scrum Alliance.

 


 

sampling of the companies Ken has trained and coached

Google  Audible Fitbit  JP Morgan Chase  The New York Times

John Deere CNN  Intel  Microsoft    

                     

What students are saying

I generally don't give out all high marks - the class was outstanding. Best class I have ever attended.

— Eric Sritalsti, McKesson

 

Extremely useful and relevant. Ken was very good at addressing questions and explaining the reasoning behind Scrum.

— Michael Reynolds, Ellucian

 

Ken is very knowledgeable on the subject matter with the practical experience to back it up. Well done!

— George Plowman, Rockwell Automation

 


 

Special Bonus

As a special bonus, students who attend this live virtual training get a free license to Ken's on-line video training course “Learn Scrum the Visual Way.” This class provides an an end-end overview of the Scrum Framework in a visually appealing way using the images from Ken's Essential Scrum book. There are 22 video lessons (each a few minutes long) as well as quizzes to reinforce your knowledge. There is also audio versions of each lesson as well as text transcripts. And, there are PDF bonus materials for each lesson. This is an $89 value included free with your registration in Ken's Certified ScrumMaster class.

 


 

Certification  

You will be attending a Scrum Alliance approved certification class. Two of the requirements for becoming certified are to attend and to participate. So, please make sure that you are present for all in-classroom sessions and that you are engaged in the discussions.

This class includes the fee for the Certified Scrum Master exam and a two year membership with the Scrum Alliance upon passing.  

 


 

PDU and SEU Credit

This course earns 16 PMI PDUs. It also earns 16 SEUs of the 70 needed for the Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) certification. 

Additionally, if you currently hold an active CSM certification with the Scrum Alliance, attending this course will automatically extend your existing certification for two years (and you do not need to retake the CSM exam).

 


 

Logistics

This class is a two-day live instructor-led online training.  We will start each day at 8am MST and end at 4pm MST. We will take one hour for lunch both days from 11am to noon MST. There will also be breaks taken during the day.

 


 

Tools

We will use two tools during the class.

Tool Purpose Tech Requirements
Zoom Remote video meeting. We use Zoom breakout rooms for team-based exercises. Zoom App downloaded on your computer. Zoom in a browser does not support “breakout rooms,” which we will use for team exercises.
Mural Logo Collaborative shared canvas for team-based exercises. MURAL is a HTML5 web application and works best with Chrome, but also supports Edge, Firefox and Safari.

 



Discounts

In addition to our Early Enrollment discount, we offer discounts when multiple seats are purchased at the same time. Please contact us for details.

 


 

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel or reschedule more than 7 days before the first day of the class you will receive a full refund. If you cancel or reschedule within 7 days of the first day of class, a 50% fee will be charged, and the remaining 50% can be used as a credit toward a class to be taken within 6 months from the date of the canceled class. Refunds or credits will not be issued for no shows, partial attendance or cancellations within 24 hours.

 


 

Agenda

The CSM course includes the following topics:

Agile Principles

Agile Principles

Scrum Framework

Scrum Overview

Product Backlog

Product Backlog and Product Backlog Items

ScrumMaster Role

Product Owner   Development Team

Product Owner and Development Team

Feature Team  Component Team

Feature vs. Component Teams

Technical Debt

ScrumMaster and Technical Debt

Sprint

Sprints

Sprint Planning

Sprint Planning

Sprint Execution

Sprint Execution

Potentially Shippable Product Increment

Potentially Shippable Product Increment

   Sprint Review  Sprint Retrospectove

Inspect and Adapt Activities

Release Planning

Velocity and Planning

Planning Poker

Estimating Product Backlog Items

 


 

Who Should Attend

There are no pre-requisites for this class. And, you don’t need to be a ScrumMaster to attend this Certified ScrumMaster training! This class is appropriate for both software and non-software professionals.

If you are working in a company that is adopting Scrum, and you are interested in understanding the foundational agile principles and their application in a Scrum environment, you should take this class.

In many companies, the CSM class is the go-to training for all managers, development team members, and often the business partners aligned with the Scrum teams. Traditional roles that frequently attend include:

  • ScrumMasters
  • Developers
  • Architects
  • Analysts
  • Technical Writers
  • QA professionals
  • Operations professionals
  • Design and User Experience professionals
  • Functional (Technical) Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Program Managers
  • CIOs
  • Sales professionals
  • Risk and compliance
  • HR professionals    

Ready to Learn?

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Certified ScrumMaster Class
June 21 - 24, 2021
8am to 12pm US Central Time

Register for this class!

This class is taught in partnership with Kleer, a company that specializes in agile classes for Latin America. Ken will teach this class in English, but with liberal use of Spanish. Participants can ask their questions in Spanish, and group exercises will be in Spanish. Ken's materials will also be translated into Spanish. And, Andrés Joaquín from Kleer will be assisting with the class and can help with any necessary translation.

This is the first time that Ken is offering his CSM training to a Spanish-speaking audience. If you sign-up for this class, you should be at least conversational in both English and Spanish.