Certified ScrumMaster Training (14 PDUs)
April 22, 2013 to April 23, 2013
Looking for a straight-forward explanation of Scrum and how to use it effectively?
Searching for ways to tailor your current processes to effectively support Scrum?
During this two-day dynamic, interactive Certified ScrumMaster class, renowned
consultant and Certified Scrum Trainer®, Carlton Nettleton will share his proven, real-
world experienced and techniques implementing Scrum and show you how you can be
successful with Scrum.
Through short, focused lectures that simplify each piece of the Scrum framework,
the class will include lots of peer-to-peer discussions and small-group activities, that
reinforce each topic and will help you maximize your understanding and retention of
Scrum. You will learn from Carlton’s experience, and the experiences of the others,
what works and what does not work with Scrum. Most importantly, you will have a blast
learning as there is absolutely NO PowerPoint in this class.
What you will receive from this course:
• A vivid, 55-page student workbook full of custom exercises, activities and course
summaries that capture the essential points you need to learn and comprehend
to pass the Certified ScrumMaster assessment.
• A signed copy of Carlton’s book, Fourteen Observations of Good Scrum Practice,
to use as a study guide to prepare for the assessment.
• Documented Scrum case studies explaining how Scrum was used to create
successful outcomes and improved teams.
• A reading list of great books to jump start your continuing education on topics
such as how to do Scrum better, scaling Scrum, distributed Scrum, estimating
and planning, Lean Thinking, facilitation, collaboration, communication and
other essential topics.
• Thought-provoking articles relating to the role of the ScrumMaster, the challenges
associated with doing Scrum, identifying waste in your business, the Agile
Manifesto, how Scrum was used to rescue a troubled project and facilitating
• A forty-five minute, personalized question-and-answer session with a Scrum
expert at the conclusion of the first day to answer your specific questions about
Scrum and how to get started in your company.
• Two-year membership with the Scrum Alliance providing access to additional
articles, case studies and templates authored by other Scrum practitioners like
yourself along with discounts to Scrum events and conferences.
The learning objectives for this course are:
• List the five values of Scrum and the eight essential Scrum principles.
• Discuss each piece of the Scrum framework, it’s purpose and interaction with the
other pieces of the framework.
• Describe the rights, responsibilities and interactions of each role in Scrum – Team
member, Product Owner, ScrumMaster and stakeholder.
• Discuss with the other participants what Scrum means to you and what it will
mean to be a ScrumMaster in your organization.
• Identify the main obstacles to using Scrum and the challenges for sustaining
Scrum in your organization.
• Evaluate if Scrum is the right process for you, your team, your project and\or your
• Practice applying ScrumMaster skills and thinking to solve day-to-day issues and
• Watch Scrum in action as the framework of Scrum will be used to deliver the
• Draw a diagram describing the Scrum framework, highlighting all meetings, roles
Any person who is interested in learning more about Scrum or wants to make Scrum work better for their Team or organization, is encouraged to attend. While the focus of the class is for people who want to learn how to leverage the Scrum framework to bring about change, any member of Team or the organization who is interested in how to use Scrum would find this class useful. Typical attendees in the past have been functional managers, Team leads, analysts, architects, engineers, software developers, directors, testers and other roles that support product development.