2-day Certified Scrum Master (CSM) Prep Course

    December 14, 2017 9:00 AM to December 15, 2017 5:00 PM
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    University of Phoenix CYPRESS CREEK Ft Lauderdale
    550 W. Cypress Creek Road
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
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    Certified Scrum Master (CSM) Prep Course:

    This class is AWESOME and teaches you everything about Scrum!  It has been conducted many times in South Florida with rave reviews!  The instructor is engaging, insightful, and has years of Scrum experience at the team and enterprise level.  Come join us for a terrific and interactive learning experience!  You will also learn from the other students in the class!

    Scrum is an Agile framework for completing complex projects.  Although originally formalized for software development projects, the framework works well for any complex, innovative scope of work.  This course covers all aspects of the Scrum framework and is required to obtain the CSM from the Scrum Alliance.  The course instructor has earned the Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) credential from the Scrum Alliance.  If you are a Scrum Master, Product Owner, or team member, or someone who just wants to learn about Scrum, this course will teach you valuable skills that will help you greatly in your role. 

    Scrum training (or an equivalent agile training) is a way to prepare for the PMI-ACP® exam.  It provides an important foundation needed for preparation, and counts towards the 21 hours contact hours of professional education needed to sit for the PMI-ACP® exam.  Scrum training is also a way to maintain your PMI-ACP® because it counts towards the Professional Development Units (PDUs) you need to satisfy your renewal requirements.


    Due to space limitations, Day 1 of this class will be held at the University of Phoenix Cypress Creek Learning Center, and Day 2 will be held at the University of Phoenix Miramar Center.  Addresses are included below.

    University of Phoenix Cypress Creek Learning Center
    550 West Cypress Creek Road  
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

    University of Phoenix Miramar
    2400 SW 145th Avenue  
    Miramar, FL 33027

    Course Tuition:

    PMI South Florida Chapter Member: $1,195
    Regular Tuition: $1,295


    This two-day Certified Scrum Master Training prepares you to gain your Scrum Master certification, and more importantly to utilize Scrum in complex situations and projects. Upon completion, you'll be eligible to take an exam allowing you to become a Certified Scrum Master (CSM), which includes a two-year membership in the Scrum Alliance, where valuable Scrum Master materials and information are available exclusively to CSMs.

    The course covers the essential concepts and tools of Scrum, highlighting differences between agile processes and traditional "waterfall" methodologies and providing a roadmap for adopting Agile. The course also reviews the theoretical basis of Scrum, including Lean and the quality movement as well as newer advances such as Kanban. Students will learn how to apply Scrum to program and portfolio management at scale and how to lead development teams towards agile operations by managing product backlogs, planning releases and sprints, tracking and reporting progress, and conducting retrospectives.

    This course is taught by a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) with decades of real-world industry experience rolling out Scrum at companies ranging from small business to the Fortune 100. As a CST, this course meets the requirements of the Scrum Alliance for students to take the CSM exam.  Exercises, case studies, and examples are interwoven throughout the course to illustrate the principles being taught. Personal case studies are reviewed of how the trainer helped companies use Scrum on projects and organizations ranging from 5 to 5,000 people, and students will have the chance to raise and discuss their own situations, providing one of the most targeted training experiences available.

    Your Instructor

    Manoj Vadakkan

    Manoj Vadakkan is a Certified Scrum Trainer and Agile Consultant. In his coaching practice, Manoj uses innovative approaches such as Scrum, Kanban, and Lean to help individuals, teams, and organizations to achieve their potential. He facilitates training all over the world on topics such as Introduction to Agile, Scrum, Kanban, and preparation for PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner®. He strives to provide trainings that are experiential in nature where the learners develop knowledge and skills from actively participating rather than being passive listeners.

    Manoj has experience in helping companies adopting an Agile way of working at the team level and at the enterprise level. He is very active in the Washington DC Metro area Agile community as a leadership team member of Agile Leadership Network DC chapter and a co-founder and organizer of the premier DC-area Agile conference. He often presents at national and international conferences. He is a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Project Management Professional (PMP), and an Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP).

    This training is offered by SoftKey pm U.

    SoftKey is a Registered Education Providers (REP®) for PMI®.



    $1,195.00 PMI South Florida Chapter Member

    $1,295.00 PMI Non Member