Agile Pain Relief Certified ScrumMaster Training — learn Agile techniques and Scrum to guide teams, projects, and organizations in using Agile to enable the rapid delivery of valuable results.
An intensive, hands-on, 2-day seminar includes instruction, exercises, case studies, and examples to assist participants as they develop the knowledge, skills, capabilities and insights needed to make the shift from traditional management practices to Agile practices. Facilitated by Certified Scrum Trainer® Mark Levison, an Agile expert since 2001, this is not a class with a bunch of words on PowerPoint slides. Mark offers a deep understanding of how people learn and applies this to all of his courses with two intensive days of training including lecture, exercises, simulations, and discussion to present Agile concepts and Scrum using Agile methods so that you can learn by example.
More Than Just a Workshop
We hear it often. Agile has been brought in to your workplace to combat delivery dates drifting out to sea. Which sounds great in principle, but you worry. Is it going to be yet another oh-so-magical framework that will result in a lot of sunk dollars, a boring training experience, and the team regressing back to old, comfortable habits soon after?
Scrum done poorly can cause more harm than good. That’s why we don’t just teach Scrum and then send you off to flounder and figure the rest out. We help far beyond the workshop as you transition to Scrum and Agile.
First, with training that isn’t dull. Think about it, you’re taking a two-day course but Mark does this all year long – do you think he wants to be bored either? Not a chance. So we’ve made it fun.
“Insanely terrific. I have been bored silly at some Agile training classes. This was 100% interesting… okay, 98%. Very clear, Exceptional memory! I get it now – the value of a *real* pro scrum master.” ~ Simon Crum
“Going into this training course my expectation was between boring and somewhat engaging as per my previous experience with training. I was pleasantly surprised. I found Mark entertaining and the course material laid out in a way as to keep the class engaged and interactive at all times. Well done. Will not hesitate to recommend your class(es) to anyone.” ~ Jean-Michel Hurtubise
Then a series of follow-up emails will give the motivation and great ideas that you’ll get during the workshop a place to land and start paying off, so they don’t just fizzle away. These are bonuses, not mandatory, and you can work through them at your own pace. We’ll give additional tips and guidance on how to develop new practices and deal with challenges that you didn’t even know you had. This follow-up series is all in addition to the workshop, and it’s all included in your registration cost.
The workshop itself is just the beginning of a long-term relationship of support and community that you’ll find with Agile Pain Relief, to help you effectively implement change, create stability, and succeed long-term.
This course covers the following concepts through a mix of in-class lectures and practical exercises designed to introduce and expand on the following concepts, practices, and methods:
- How Scrum fits in the world of Agile Project Management
- Using Scrum from Release Planning through to Project Completion
- Building a high-performance team
- Techniques to reduce time-to-market and increase quality
- Methods to create a culture of learning and continuous improvement
- Complete the requirements of the Certified ScrumMaster Program including preparation for the CSM Exam
The Agile Pain Relief Advantage
Scrum done poorly can do more harm than good. That’s why expert training and follow-up support are key.
Class sizes are kept small to ensure plenty of time to ask questions and ensure strong understanding. Registration includes the cost of certification and two years of membership with Scrum Alliance.
All training materials are provided, as well as ongoing access to digital copies so you can easily refresh your memory and review the most updated course material for years to come.
Live instruction from Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) Mark Levison, and group exercises modelled on Agile methods. Practical examples and exercises use Scrum and Agile principles teach you how to adapt and practice Agile methods in your projects. No canned PowerPoint presentations or webinars.