Certified ScrumMaster Training

Sliger Consulting workshops combine interactive instruction, hands-on exercises, and real-life simulations to provide attendees with an all-encompassing learning experience.

This workshop provides attendees with an overview of the Scrum methodology and how to apply Scrum practices in software development teams. Delivered by Michele Sliger, an experienced ScrumMaster and former Scrum Alliance board member, this course explains the Scrum basics such as managing the product backlog, planning the sprint, tracking and reporting progress, and reviewing the sprint. Topics of special interest include the creation and estimating of user stories, development of vision statements, the use of burndown charts and other metrics, and retrospective methods. Following the successful completion of the course, each participant will be eligible to sit for a test administered by the Scrum Alliance. A passing grade allows the candidate to be designated as a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM). The class includes a one-year membership in the Scrum Alliance, where exclusive ScrumMaster-only materials and information are available.

For those interested in also obtaining their PMI-ACP® certification, a third day can be added to this course. This allows attendees to acquire a more in-depth understanding of Scrum and other Lean-Agile practices such as scaling with distributed teams, Lean principles and Kanban. Students who complete the three-day class meet PMI’s prerequisite of 21 contact hours in agile training, and then have the opportunity to sit for both the CSM test and the PMI-ACP® test.

This course is taught by a PMP certified instructor and provides 14 PDUs (two-day class) or 21 PDUs (three-day class) to qualified PMI members. 

At this time no public classes are being offered, but openings are available for private on-site courses for your team or department. Call 720-279-8445 or contact us for more information about availability and pricing.

Who Should Attend?

This workshop is appropriate for those who would not only like to learn more about Scrum but also leave with the knowledge necessary to get started using Scrum. All roles can benefit: developers, testers, analysts, technical writers, architects, project managers, business managers, and executives. A maximum of 25 attendees allows each person to get the most out of the interactive exercises and discussions.

Topics covered:

  • What is Agile?
  • History of Scrum
  • The Scrum Framework
  • Scrum Values and Benefits
  • Roles and Responsibilities on the Scrum Team
  • Scrum Practices:
    Preparing the Product Backlog
    Backlog Grooming and Estimation Techniques
    The Sprint Planning Meeting
    Tracking the Sprint
    The Sprint Demo and Review
  • Planning Beyond the Sprint
  • Scaling Scrum
  • Common Pitfalls to Avoid
  • Getting Started with Scrum