Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)

Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 8:30am to Friday, November 22, 2019 - 4:30pm

Certified ScrumMaster Workshop

November 21-22, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM both days

Midland University Omaha
11213 Davenport Street, Omaha 68154

REGISTER HERE: https://midlanduniversityomaha-csm-nov2019.eventbrite.com

Why Become ScrumMaster Certified?

Agile projects are three times more likely to succeed than projects managed with traditional methods, such as waterfall (2018 Standish Group Chaos Study), and is why your company should have an Agile mindset.  However, a mindset can only do so much without an implementation framework, and Scrum is the most popular and successful Agile implementation framework today.  Understanding how to work with this framework can have drastic benefits for both you and your organization.

Course Overview & Objectives

This two-day course provides an overview of the Scrum framework and prepares attendees to take on the ScrumMaster role. Participants will learn about Agile – the foundation of Scrum – as well as the fundamentals associated with the framework. Participants will learn through exercises, discussions, and case studies based on the instructor’s real-world experience in working with Scrum teams.  Through this course, attendees can expect to:

  • Understand the culture and concepts associated with Agile approaches and the Scrum framework

  • See the value associated with a new approach to estimating work, with improved predictability, and

    efficient processes

  • Know the roles in a Scrum environment and how they work together to develop solutions for the customer

  • Be able to participate in an environment that operates within a Scrum framework

  • Get into an Agile mindset that embraces change to maximize customer value

  • Be fully prepared to sit for, and pass, the Certified ScrumMaster® examination

Course Learning Topics

Throughout the course, you will come to understand both the how and why surrounding all of the major Scrum topics, including:

  • Agile; history, common frameworks, defined v. empirical process, and the Agile Manifesto.

  • Roles of the Scrum Team; ScrumMaster, Product Owner, and Development Team.

  • Scrum Events; Sprint, Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review, and Sprint Retrospective.

  • Scrum Artifacts; Product Backlog, Sprint Backlog, Increment.

  • Definition of Done.

  • Work estimation techniques.

Upon completion of the course, all attendees will be eligible for ScrumMaster Certification with the Scrum Alliance. Attendees also receive a two-year membership in the Scrum Alliance, an organization that provides valuable materials and resources exclusively to CSMs.


Lance Dacy

Lance Dacy, Certified Scrum Trainer and Organizational Coach 
Lance is a dynamic, experienced management and technical professional with the proven ability to energize teams, plan with vision, and establish results in a fast paced, customer-focused environment. He is a Certified Scrum Trainer® with the Scrum Alliance® which includes Certified Scrum Professional®, Certified ScrumMaster®, and Certified Scrum Product Owner®. Lance comes equipped with a great personality and servant heart that truly helps build cross-functional teams. Given his fun personality, overall size and appearance, he has come to be known as Big Agile. 

Andrew Sherwood, PMP, CSM, CSP, PMI-ACP, CSSBB currently serves as the Director of the MBA at Midland University as well as working with software development teams at Mutual of Omaha. 

He has presented at many industry events, including; Project Management Institute-Global Conference, Project Management Institute-Heartland Chapter Monthly Meetings and Professional Development Day, IIBA Heartland Chapter Annual Conference, and agileLNK.

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Professional Development Units (PDUs)

Project management professionals can get 14 PDUs for this CSM course.

All CSM courses are taught by Certified Scrum Trainers. Successfully completing a CSM course, passing the CSM test, and accepting the license agreement designates you as a Certified ScrumMaster®. 

Note: Please be aware that we may choose to record electronic and traditional media (e.g., photographs, video, audio footage, testimonials) at this event and attendees may appear in these recordings. By submitting a registration for yourself or someone else, or by attending this event, you grant permission for us to store those recordings in a database and to use them in future print, electronic, or other visual media for educational and promotional purposes. If you do not wish to grant permission, please contact us and let us know prior to attending the event.