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Certified Scrum Master Training
 Location  Hewlett Packard, Garden Suites A & B - 8000 Foothills Blvd., Roseville, CA
Event Details:

Saturday, March 31st and Sunday, April 1st
8 AM to 5 PM
16 PDUs 


Register Now for the Best Price:
$850 on or before March 17th
$995 on or before March 28th
$1,195 March 29th and 30th



To deliver critical business value, today’s technology projects require flexibility, quality, and a commitment to meeting aggressive product releases. Competitive pressures demand that project teams use development methods that enable early achievement of value rather than the traditional approach that may require months or years before expected benefits are achieved.


This certification course provides in-depth understanding of the Scrum team-based approach to iterative development. The course trains participants in the full range of Scrum topics, from basic theory to organizational implementation, including practical applications, roles, and scaling.


When this course has been completed, attendees will have gained in-depth practical knowledge of the Scrum system and its benefits.  The course assumes basic understanding of agile development.


Topics included in this course are:

  • Scrum concepts
  • – Theory and principles
  • – How the Scrum system supports agile development Increments
  • – Planning and tracking with Scrum
  • – Shippable functionality
  • Scrum roles and responsibilities
  • – Product Owner
  • – ScrumMaster
  • – Self-organized Team
  • Scrum artifacts
  • – Product backlog
  • – Sprint backlog
  • – Burndown charts
  • Scrum meetings
  • – Sprint planning
  • – Daily scrum
  • – Sprint review
  • Requirements analysis
  • Estimating and prioritizing product backlog items
  • Technical debt
  • Scaling across multiple teams and multiple geographies
  • Tips on, techniques for, and benefits of helping clients and management understand the Scrum system
  • How to transition into use of Scrums, with a review of management and team challenges associated with the transition, along with strategies to respond to those challenges


Meals: Breakfast and Lunch will be provided


Presented by Mark C. Layton

Mark C. Layton is an organizational strategist and PMI certification instructor with over 20 years in the project/program management field.  He is the Los Angeles chair for the Agile Project Leadership Network and is the founder of Platinum Edge, Inc.— an organizational improvement company that supports businesses making the Waterfall-to-Agile transition.

Prior to founding Platinum Edge in 2001, Mark developed his expertise as a consulting firm executive, program management coach, and in-the-trenches project leader.  He also spent 11 years as a Cryptographic Specialist for the US Air Force, where he earned both Commendation and Achievement medals for his accomplishments.

Mark holds MBAs from the University of California, Los Angeles, and the National University of Singapore; a B.Sc. (summa cum laude) in Behavioral Science from Pitzer College/University of La Verne; and an A.S. in Electronic Systems from the Air Force’s Air College.  He is also a Distinguished Graduate of the Air Force’s Leadership School, a Certified ScrumMaster, a Certified Scrum Professional, and a certified SCPM (Stanford University Advanced Project Management).

When he isn’t partnering with businesses to improve ROI, Mark enjoys scuba diving, international travel and endurance cycling.  He is the author of Wiley & Sons “Agile Project Management for Dummies” series (March 2011) and is a frequent speaker on Lean, Scrum and other agile solutions.

Contact  events@pmi-svc.org