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"It was the best class I've attended in years." Regardless of whether you have prior exposure to Scrum, the award-winning free online preparation work at http://ScrumTrainingSeries.com must be completed before the class. Absorbing the vocabulary and basics of Scrum before the classroom activities helps ensure the best team learning experience for all participants. Your understanding of the preparation work will be measured during the class, so please contact your instructor for assistance if you have difficulty with the embedded quizzes.
Here’s what people are saying about the preparation work:
I wish to express my thanks for your online scrum training videos. They succeed in introducing the concepts of scrum, without being too complicated for a beginner to understand.
--Josh at Ericsson
I watched the Intro to Scrum video and it just made pure sense. I took the test as well and loved it, everything sank in first time around.
--Rich in Holden, MA
This series is FANTASTIC! It was entertaining, engaging and informative. I’m very new to SCRUM and this material was presented in a very logical, easy to understand manner. It’s such a logical framework and approach! In fact, I sent the link to all the PMs in my company (we’re implementing this approach to SDLC).
--Donna in Nashville, TN
On successful completion of the course, you’ll receive
- Qualification for ScrumMaster Certification (passing the classroom and in person exams are required for certification)
- Payment of your first two year dues for the Scrum Alliance
"I passed the CSM test on the first try without the need for subsequent review." Interactive instructional methods
- During class, CSM participants explore Agility while divided into self organizing Scrum teams of 5-7 people each, working with case studies and experiencing learning situations beyond the Scrum Alliance's certification requirements.
- The case study method of learning has been used in business, law and medical education for many years. Case studies are valuable for not only teaching the concepts and content around Agile, but also the process skills and critical thinking required for implementing Scrum successfully in a real world work environment.
- The case examples used will often involve complex situations that require participants to learn to problem solve. Having to apply concepts to practical situations can help participants synthesize information more quickly. In addition, the case studies used in class usually generate enthusiastic class discussions that enhance the learning experience for all.
REGISTER via phone consultation with trainer. Note that MJ's classes sell out early in some cities.
I attended one of Michael's CSM classes in 2013. I was pleasantly surprised how Michael chose to approach the content. Instead of rehashing the same old material on scrum (which you can easily read by yourself elsewhere), Michael's class provided a unique and refreshing approach to the subject - it was based on *experiencing* key concepts of scrum (e.g. self-organization) rather than *discussing* them in an abstract sense. This class is truly awesome especially if you have experience with scrum and know the basics already. You will not only easily pass the CSM test, you will also actually get some additional insight, and be challenged to rethink some of your preconceptions. Overall. I found the class inspiring and it exceeded my expectations.
-- Anna Barlow, Software Program Manager at Hewlett-Packard
Michael led a highly interactive Scrum certification training class in Boston where I was an engaged participant. Michael not only impressed our entire class with his expertise in Scrum methodology but his personable yet efficient style of teaching helped me to successfully pass the Scrum certification test on first attempt. Any class led by Michael, will guarantee thought provoking, relevant, and well communicated methodology subject matter. I cannot recommend him as a trainer enough!
-- Nicole Scaramuzzi Courtemanche, Director of Marketing at NIC Inc.
I had the pleasure of attending a CSM course run by Michael and found him to be a thoughtful and knowledgable instructor, keenly attentive to his audience and inventively weaving in examples of time boxing, negotiation, and other techniques as part of the instruction, so that he is also teaching by example. Even though I have been doing agile development for several years his course was still both fun and useful.
-- David Marteinson, Principal at domineur inc.
Michael James is a gifted facilitator of the learning process who knows how to create engaging experiences that go above and beyond the expectations of his students. One of the keys to his approach is to offload teaching the introductory theory of Scrum into series of interactive e-learning modules as well as a handy, Scrum reference card. These prerequisite training materials are both really well-produced and freely available to anyone. They also freed up the class from being a boring, broadcast-only overview of Scrum theory and instead it helped to create one of the most experiential and interactive training sessions that I've ever been a part of. He used a time-boxed structure of only lecturing for 10-minutes at any given time, which led to many opportunities to learn through doing exercises and small group discussions. There was a strong emphasis of letting the students teach and learn from each other based upon their own experiences, and then he would follow up on the more confusing or controversial points. Michael is completely committed to preparing his student for success before, during and after his class. I'd highly recommend Michael's CSM course to any serious student looking to learn more about Scrum and agile methodologies.
-- Kent Bye, Videographer / Editor at Puppet Labs, Inc.
Michael led a superb SCRUM certification class. He gave an excellent overview of the material and walked the class through grounded, practical exercises. His explanations and examples provided great context for the SCRUM principles. He was truly interested in seeing us master the material and put it into practice. I highly recommend his course.
-- Jaydeep Joshi, CSM, Project Manager, Knowledge Management
I had the pleasure of having Michael as the instructor in my Scrum Master course, and I can say without a doubt that this was the best training I have taken, and an excellent use of my time. Michael's high-energy, dynamic personality kept us engaged for two solid, long days, where he combined interactive team activities, hand outs and relevant feedback to ALL participants. Not only did we laugh, we learned, and after taking a nice month-long holiday, I passed my Scrum Master certification on the first attempt. His use of stories, combined with his extensive knowledge of Agile theory AND real life examples served to drive home and make relevant his material; I would gladly take another course from Michael and highly recommend him to anyone considering Agile coursework.
-- Angela Mahoney, MBA, CSM, IT Cloud Consultant and Cat-Herder | Salesforce Platform
Michael is an excellent instructor. He conveys the information with clarity, grace, and good humor. I especially like how he is very reality-based; no pie-in-the-sky theorizing. He makes the teaching look easy, which is the mark of a true expert. Michael involves the students thoroughly in the learning process, so that you almost don't know that you're being taught per se -- yet at the end of the two-day class, all the information is right there in your head. I passed the CSM test on the first try without the need for subsequent review (and with Christmas and New Year's coming in between) -- largely due to Michael's class.
It would have been more accurate to click all 7 checkboxes above, but LinkedIn makes me pick only 3.
Grab his class when you can; you won't regret it.
-- Kevin Thomas, PMP CSM, Chief Technology Officer at Gunter Media Group
I am already an Agile evangelist within organizations who needed Michael's class as part of the process of getting my CSM so I was prepared to be bored at the Scrum class Michael was teaching. To my very great surprise and pleasure, I was not.
Michael has that rare and enviable gift of being able to teach in a way that engages students with widely varying levels of expertise in the same class. I was challenged and inspired by Michael's teaching and I know from observation that Michael was able to reach and teach people to whom Scrum was an entirely novel concept.
I reccommend Michael without hesitation as an excellent Scrum trainer and Michael would be my first recommendation for Agile consultation and training within any organization I worked in.
-- Kevin Johnsrude, Senior Software Designer, Developer, Tech Lead, Scrum Master
I had the great opportunity to attend a Certified Scrum Master two-day training course from Michael. Having attended many education conferences I was not expecting what I got. I was expecting a dull conference room full of other people who were just there because they need PDUs fiddling with their laptops and phones all day. Instead, for two whole days I was completely engaged in learning the principles and practices of Scrum/Agile development. There wasn't a dull moment and the material was covered in a very comprehensible manner. If you want a boring 2-day lecture to just sit and earn PDUs Michael is not your guy. If you want to learn Scrum and have an engaging and enjoyable training, then you've come to the right place.
Thanks again, Michael
-- Randy Brown, Business and Technology Consultant
I had this wonderful opportunity to attend the two day Scrum Master course conducted by Michael. I was amazed at his way of transferring knowledge and it was so much fun that the time flew by. By the end of the course, I got a deep understanding of SCRUM methodologies, which I am sure I can utilize in my future projects. The course is worth every penny and I am confident that this will be a boost for my career. I highly recommend Michael for anyone who wants to learn more about SCRUM.
-- Manoj Chonat, PMP, CSM, Program Manager - Software Development at Houlihan Lawrence
I have nothing but rave reviews for Michael’s recent Scrum Master course in NYC. The course was so much fun that time seemed to fly by. By the end, I had gained a deeper understanding of the framework and practices. He is an artful facilitator who brings many years of experience and insight to the room. The way he structures the course provides you with the proper perspective and flow to scrum that you can't get from a book alone. It was definitely a good investment of my time and I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to learn more about scrum and agile development.
-- Angela Jamerson, Director, Online Marketing IT
Michael runs a great scrum training class, keeping the subject matter interesting and interactive. If you are willing to work hard and engage fully during the course, he will go the extra mile for you. I highly recommend him as a trainer.
-- Clarissa Springer, Business Analyst/Systems Analyst | Project Manager/ Program Manager
I took Michael's two day class for Certified Scrum Master training. It was one of the best (if not the best) trainings I have had in my career. Michael is very generous with the wisdom gained in practicing scrum over the years. He provided information through awesome, fun webinars, printed material, discussion, and most importantly, through experiential exercises in our class. I paid for the class myself so it was expensive for two days, but it was worth every penny. I don't regret the investment I made in my growth of knowledge and new experience. If you are new to practicing scrum or have been practicing with difficulty, this class is for you. It is for people in any role, business analyst, product owner, tester, developer, scrum masters, managers, etc...
-- Jackie Leone, Project Manager
Michael, taught a wonderful SCRUM Master class that was fun and very informative. He used interactive group simulations to reinforce the lesson topics. I have complete confidence that with Michael's training I can be successful when I use SCRUM in business.
-- Phil McMullin CSM, Senior Architect at Cognizant Technology Solutions
Michael is an Scrum expert and excellent trainer. I attended his CSM class in Dallas and it was one of the best classes I've taken in years. Michael's command of the subject matter, interactive team excersizes, ang geniuine interest in helping students learn are just a few of the characteristics that bring him to the top of my list of best trainers in my professional career. I am confident that I will be incorporating much of the material learned in class in my next position. I highly recommend Michael to any individual or team interested in learning more about Scrum and applying it on the job.
-- Ranya Fulton, PMP, Senior IT Project Manager
I really enjoyed attending Michael's class for Certified Scrum Master last weekend. He was able to cover a lot of ground in a very comprehensive and engaging way. The following Monday I launched a new project and was able to immediately apply the scrum methods I learned in Michael's class. Both my client and my team feel the new (for us) approach works much better than traditional methods. Going forward we feel that a scrum approach will be a competative differentiator for us. Thank you Michael.
-- Steve Stein, CRM Solution Architect
I have a very high respect for Michael as an Agile thinker, pragmatic coach, and a trainer. Plus he's a very nice guy and very straight-forward with honest opinions.
-- Petri Heiramo, Organizational ScrumMaster at Futurice
I attended Scrum Training conducted by Michael James. He is an expert in the field and his presentation style is exemplar. He is creative and thorough with his presentation. I look forward to being able to have Michael come on-site for consulting.
-- Paul Tippetts, Sr. Professional Services Consultant at NetDocuments
Just went through a very well organized two day SCRUM training session with Michael and it was well worth the time. I had heard and read about SCRUM but this gave me the details I needed to at least start down the path of evangelizing scrum and trying to work it into my methodology.
-- Adam Shun, PMP, CSM, Director - Projects at Cognizant Technology Solutions
I attended Michael's CSM class held in Portland, Oregon. I learned so much and felt very lucky to have Michael as my teacher in the field of Scrum. He has been doing this for some time. He has lots of stories to work from. He also knows when to step aside and let the students work-out issues themselves. This opens the mind for more information to sink in. My only fault was I wish the class was 3 days instead of 2. I recommend Michael for any individual or organization who want to establish scrum in their development process... or those who want to freshen-up their skills.
-- Nickolas Borders, PMP & CSM, Sr. Project Manager at SMITH
Michael led a robust 2-day CSM training which gave me very good knowledge in Scrum, re-aligning to best practice. Michael's in-depth knowledge were outstanding. I recommend Michael to organizations looking to create a change to Agile methodology or going to start Agile in your organizations, as he has a great knowledge.
-- Jasbir Jaswal, Development Lead at Binary Stream Software
Michael did a great job teaching the CSM class I attended last week. He is very knowledgeable and passionate about the subject matter, and is an excellent teacher. If you are considering CSM or Agile training, I highly recommend him.
-- Murray Macdonald, President / CTO at Storefront.com
Michael led a robust 2-day CSM training which strengthened and clarified my experience in Scrum, re-aligning to best practice. Michael's in-depth knowledge and ability to shepherd our large group (~ 30 people) were outstanding. I recommend Michael to organizations looking to create a change to Agile methodology, as he is a great Champion of this effort.