Certified Scrum Master

October 6 & 7, 2021
Live Online
Instructor: Chris Sims
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November 2 & 3, 2021
Live Online
Instructor: Chris Sims
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December 1 & 2, 2021
Live Online
Instructor: Chris Sims
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Team estimating user storiesIn this online workshop, you will learn scrum by doing scrum. You will become familiar with the principles and practices of scrum. More importantly, you will build skills needed to help a group of people progress from “forming and storming” toward the goal of becoming a high-performing, continuously improving, self-organizing scrum team.

This workshop leads to Scrum Master certification from the Scrum Alliance. The cost of the certification test is included in the price of the workshop as is two years of membership in the Scrum Alliance. Participants will earn 16 Scrum Educational Units and 14 Professional Development Units from the Project Management Institute.

Don’t sit through 14 hours of PowerPoint… Not all Certified Scrum Master courses are created equal. With Agile Learning Labs, you will participate in project simulations and game-based learning exercises, so you can learn by doing!

Top notch instruction. Agile Learning Labs is famous for its unique style of teaching through innovative agile games and simulations.

What to expect:

Our instructional style is highly interactive. You will be participating in games and simulations.

When do we start and end each day? The virtual classroom opens at 8:45 AM each day and class will begin promptly at 9:00 AM. We will end at 5:00 PM each day. We will be taking a lunch break from 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM each day.

What should I bring? Yourself.

Is there something I should read before the workshop? When you take any Agile Learning Labs scrum certification class, you will receive a bound copy of our book, The Elements of Scrum on the first day of class. This book is a field guide to the real-world application of scrum, and reading it after the training will help cement your knowledge. You can also buy a copy of the book without registering for a course, right here. In the meantime, you can read an excerpt here that chronicles a week in the life of a scrum team.

Relax, this is Agile Learning Labs, not Dunder Mifflin or Initech. We’ll be wearing jeans, and you can be, too.

I’m a PMP, will I earn precious PDUs? After completing the workshop, you will have earned 14 Professional Development Units that can be used to maintain your Project Management Professional credential from the Project Management Institute.

Students Say:

One of the best parts of the training was the interactive games that maximized the chances to check my understanding of content.

Heather Rufus
Communications and Operations Consultant, Shumbashaba Community Trust

Chris is knowledgeable, charismatic, and a great narrator. 16 hours passed in a blink of an eye. Chris’s professional enthusiasm is very inspirational!

Mila Zubenko
Program Specialist, J.D.Power

The simulation project was one of the most enjoyable parts of the training since it allowed us to practice our learnings.

Rym Djermouni
Content Analyst/Program Manager, Yahoo! Inc.

The training format was scrum, so the learning was like “on the job training.” It was well organized and well rounded. Chris answered all the questions in an easy to understand way, and made the experience very interactive.

Ramesh Naapa Sekhar
Software Development Manager, SquareTrade/Allstate

I’m just starting out with scrum and this CSM was an excellent introduction. The simulated sprints were super helpful in learning how to do scrum through practice, practice, practice!

Earl Fong
Software Engineer, Soon To Be Scrum Master

Five stars! The training is fun and informative. I especially enjoyed the simulation, Once Upon A Scrum.

Yan Chao
Data Warehouse Architect, San Francisco International Airport

Our team really enjoyed your online Certified Scrum Master workshop. I gained a lot of great knowledge and really had fun! It was a great team bonding experience as well.

Nina Bachvarova
Software Developer, San Francisco International Airport

If you’re thinking about getting your scrum certification, I can’t recommend Chris Sims enough. I had two great days (read: FUN!).

Sarah (Clevinger) Ley
WW Head of Marketing, Fitstation HP

It was valuable learning, good fun, and good networking. I highly recommend it!

Amy Dexter, PhD
Coach, Defend & Publish

The Agile Learning Labs CSM training is hands down one of the best professional development events I’ve attended. Having experienced your in-person classes and the virtual ones, I was impressed with how you transformed activities such as the Scrum Roles Game Show to fit the online environment. The new simulations in the online class were fun and I learned new ways to approach my work as a non-technical scrum master.

Paula Espinoza MEd.
Improvement Advisor, Marshall Street Initiatives

I have to say thanks for your excellent scrum training. Our company is energized and feels far more effective after just one week.

Dave Spivack
Director of Production and Operations, Treasure8

I am impressed with how you transform people and their thinking in the course of 2 days training. I have been practicing what you taught us for the past one month and I am a smiling certified scrum master now! See you again soon for my CSPO training.

Ashish Yadav
Program Manager, Cohere Technologies inc.

One of the best professional training courses I’ve attended, period. Thanks, Chris!

Rishi Nayar
Director, Engineering, Sybase – SAP

The CSM workshop was very helpful! We worked through many advanced topics beyond just the basics of scrum. It was incredibly applicable to our real work.

Kristen Tavelli
Software Engineer, Vertafore

I came into the CSM training as an experienced agile practitioner who had very recently adopted scrum as the official process framework being used at my company. I was very pleasantly surprised with a wealth of information to confirm the things we already did well and offer many new ideas or tweaks to bring our team closer to the coveted efficiency of a “High Performing Team.” Whether you are new to the world of agile and scrum or looking for ways to revitalize and improve your team, I highly recommend any of the courses put on by Agile Learning Labs.

Todd VanHouten
Software Developer, Vertafore

This was a true experience of learning by doing…. Agile Learning Labs did a terrific job of instilling the concept and practice of scrum to a class of scrum newbies in a relatively compressed two-day workshop. I came away not only as a Certified ScrumMaster, but with a lot of useful insights and the goal of elevating my organizations to the level of being true Scrum practitioners.

Drew Powers
Newsletter Editor, SF Bay PMI

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