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Certified ScrumMaster Workshop - Portland, OR - November 19-20 2024

Event Start Date: 11/19/2024

Event End Date: 11/20/2024

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Cost per place: $899.00, price available until 10/20/2024 11:59 PM.
Class Times: 9AM to 5 PM Both Days. Full class attendance required for certification.

Certified ScrumMaster Workshop

Practical, Hands-on Scrum Training

This course gives the participants actual hands on experience with the basic practices of Scrum with a solid introduction to the principles that frame the practices of a successful agile team. The course is focused on the skills and attributes of a successful ScrumMaster.

Event Location

Oregon > Portland > Courtyard Portland Downtown/Convention Center435 NE Wasco St
Portland OR 97232

The Scrum Immersion Exercise

The participants will get experience through a large Scrum simulation where they will practice and observe the role of ScrumMaster and the other major Scrum Roles. Teams will work together on a project to produce a product that will be presented to the stakeholders near the end of the course.

Course Objectives

·Why an organization might choose to adopt Scrum

·The fundamentals of Scrum

·The important aspects of Agile Analysis and Planning

·The role of ScrumMaster in all the meetings, processes and decisions of Scrum

·The Responsibilities of the Scrum Product Owner to the business and the team

·Practical, skill and experience building practice in running Scrum

·Instruction and practice to develop your skills as a ScrumMaster in dealing with people

·Discussion and practice in dealing with organizational challenges


This course is aimed at individuals and teams new to Scrum and Agile Software Development or teams that need to level-set terms, understand the principles that drive Scrum and create a common understanding of the roles, meetings and artifacts of Scrum.

The Approach

We believe that the key to a successful Scrum kickoff is a clear and universal understanding of the principals and practices of Scrum on the team. We also believe that while reading about Scrum is a good place to start, the level of understanding that is required to be successful is only achieved by doing Scrum. This workshop puts the participants into a Scrum driven project. The problem domain is one that most participants have never dealt with, thereby creating the opportunity for all participants to learn. When the goals of the Scrum project are presented, the participants know very little about how they will create a workable product in the short time they will have to complete the project.By using agile analysis, agile planning, effort sizing and team work they work together to create a product. Most participants are surprised at the results of their project.

Course Details

This course is intended for software development teams and professionals. Scrum can be used on other types of projects. Consult with your Effective Agile Development Enterprise Coach for information about customizing this course for your team and organization.

All seats in this course include access to the Certified ScrumMaster exam at no additional charge.  Completing the in-person class and passing the test are required for Certification.  The exam is taken online via the Scrum Alliance, on your own time following the class.  You will have 2 attempts and 60 days to pass the 35 multiple-choice question test following the class.  Our trainers will be available to help you if you have trouble with the exam.


Other Training Available

Certified Scrum Product Owner

Certified Scrum Developer

Course Topic Areas

Why Adopt Scrum?

Software Development as Knowledge Work

The value of Agile Teams

The business value focus of Scrum

Scrum Process Basics

What kind of projects benefit most from Scrum?

Basic Scrum flow and activities

Scrum Roles and Relationships

Scrum Meetings

Scrum Artifacts

Scrum Product Management

Project Tracking and Visibility

Developing User Stories

Business Value Driven Prioritization


Principles and Practices

What is a process and why do we need one?

The role of Lean Software Development in Scrum

Agile Principles

Agile Practices


Agile Analysis

Project and Product Vision Creation

From High Level Requirements to Stories and Tasks

Relative Story Sizing

Team Estimation and Commitment

Work Prioritization

Release Planning

The ScrumMaster Role

How is a ScrumMaster different than a Project Manager?

Team Coaching and Servant Leadership

Developing Trust with the Team


The Role of QA In Scrum

Moving Testing Forward

A Change in Focus for QA

Acceptance Testing

Agile Specification


Scrum Implementation

Scrum is Simple, Scrum is Hard

The Promises of Scrum


Process Improvement in Scrum

The Sprint and Release Retrospectives

The pursuit of process improvement

Finding and dealing with process impediments

The Scrum Product Owner Role

Creating Product and Product Vision

Product Owner / Team Communication

The Product Owner Responsibility to the Business



Course Hands-On Exercises

Team Forming

Vision Statement Writing

Release Planning

Work Item Sizing

Work Item Prioritization

Sprint Planning

Sprint Work

Project Visibility

The Daily Scrum

The Sprint Review

TheSprint Retrospective

The Release

The Release Retrospective



Click on this video hear Jon Robbins of SolidifiyHR in Kansas City KS talk about our Certified ScrumMaster Workshop. Jon says "our first release under the program was transformative for the business, the client was extremely happy", after the team completed the Certified ScrumMaster Workshop.

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Recent Participant Comments

"Thank you! This was an excellent course, and extremely insightful in helping us implement Scrum." -DD, Albuquerque

"Really thought building the "Scrum Game" was an effective teaching tool.A very thorough class." - AL, Albuquerque

"Excellent use of teamwork and experiential learning."JL, Seattle

"Great team building exercise." - JN, Seattle


Apply for Discount

Effective Agile Development offers special discounts for veterans, prior students, PMI members, ALN members, and the long-term unemployed.  Discounts are NOT cumulative; only one discount will be granted per person. Discounts are granted at the sole discretion of Effective Agile Development on a per course basis and can be denied for any reason.  Please note discounts are applied to the full price registration only. Early purchase or special programs with your group may result in a lower price.  Effective Agile Development reserves the right to limit the number of discounted seats in any one class and if the class you request exceeds this limit, we will offer you an alternate class date for the same course. Applications for discount must be submitted at least 7 days before the scheduled event.  After you have completed your application, please wait to receive a coupon code by email if you have been approved.  As discounted seats are limited, your application does not guarantee that you will receive a discount.  

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Early and Team Discounts - Automatically Applied

Super Early Bird - Up to 5 registrations 45 days before the event - $899

Early Bird - Up to 10 registrations 30 days before the event - $999

Regular Price - Up to the event limit 3 days before the event - $1199

Last Chance - Up to the event limit within 3 days before the event - $1399

Teams of 3-5 - $849 per attendee.

Teams of 6+ - $799 per attendee.