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Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) – Memphis, TN

Memphis, TN

August 29, 2017 August 30, 2017

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Hampton Inn & Suites Memphis – Shady Grove
962 S. Shady Grove Rd
Memphis, TN 38120
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
8:30am – 5:00pm
2 Days
Only 25 Seats Available
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Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) – Memphis, TN

Class Overview



SEUs 16
PDUs 16

Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) is an in-depth two day immersion into the world of Scrum. The class is full of practical, real world techniques that can be implemented immediately at your workplace. This class will allow your organization to enjoy the many advantages Scrum has to offer. Hands-on exercises demonstrate key concepts and let you experience the benefits of Scrum firsthand.


Tom Mellor, CST

Tom Mellor has been actively involved in business and IT for over 36 years. A seasoned professional, he has worked in both large and small companies serving in a multitude of capacities and functions. With a rich history in Agile, Tom is passionate about the adoption and use of agile-based product development approaches and in 2004 introduced Agile and Scrum framework into a Fortune 50 company. He trained over 1,000 employees and hundreds outside of the company in the practices and principles of Agile and Scrum and coached and nurtured the use of Scrum on many of project teams. Tom has been a Certified Scrum Trainer since 2008 and served on the Scrum Alliance Board of Directors from March 2008 through October 2010 including a term as chair from September 2009 until October 2010. Purpose driven work for Tom means helping organizations, their leaders, and their teams do modern Agile-based product development processes effectively and he helps them do this through consultation, training and coaching.  Tom grew up in Montana and earned a BS Degree in Business Administration from The University of Montana. He now lives in Bloomington, Illinois with his wife, Maryann, and their 3 daughters – Lindsey, Kristen, and Amanda and dog, Penny.

"Braintrust has great instructors. They kept the class, with several "unbelievers", engaged and the time flew. I was never bored."

Tom, Abacus Technologies

"This course is a "must have" to sit for the PMP exam. Key topics, terms, and the PM mindset covered include many things that you don't learn through PM experience. The exercise are crucial and you leave with the feeling that taking the test is not an almost impossible task. The level of information covered and way it is presented is spot on."

Kathy, Regions Bank

"The CSM class is essential to teach key concepts, practices and methodologies for utilizing/implementing Scum methodologies in my job function. As a PM, it helps me think about how to adapt project execution in a manner that best serves the team and customer."

Vijay, Tractor Supply

"One of the best courses I've had in the past decade. Brian is a great instructor-kept us interested & engaged. Enjoyed learning about Scrum & I want to learn more."

Scott Caillier, Emory University

"Course instructor kept everyone engaged by applying principles with practical application. Able to use tools to help support/facilitate Scrum process. At the end of class, felt very comfortable acting in ScrumMaster role."

Deborah, American Airlines

Class Information

Class Learning Objectives

As a Certified ScrumMaster class participant, I want…

  1. To explain Lean, Agile and Scrum so that I can better understand Scrum’s relationship to the Agile Manifesto
  2. To describe the Scrum framework, so that I can clearly comprehend the Scrum process
  3. To describe the roles and responsibilities in Scrum, so that I can understand who does what
  4. To do a deep dive into the ScrumMaster role so that I can clearly understand the breadth and depth of my role
  5. To experience Scrum, so that I know what it feels like when I start doing it for real
  6. To explain how to seed a product backlog, so that I can assist the Product Owner with creating one
  7. To demonstrate how to write user stories, so that I can clearly articulate the who, what, and why behind a backlog item
  8. To teach team members how to relatively size backlog items, so that the product owner can make better prioritization decisions
  9. To explore the Sprint construct, so that I can coach my team on the importance of good Scrum practices
  10. To list and explain the key events in Scrum, so that I know what is happening, before, during, and after each sprint
  11. To explore some additional concepts, so that I can support a Scrum implementation in my organization


  • Learn while not being bored and having fun
  • Retain more information because of our unique hands-on approach; based on the latest research into brain science
  • Be entertained by stories from our real-world experienced and knowledgeable instructors
  • Maximize investments already made by gaining valuable Scrum Educational Units (SEUs) and Professional Development Units (PDUs)
  • Increase your personal worth within your company and in the marketplace

Who Should Attend?

  • IT Professionals (Architects, BAs, DBAs, Developers, Testers, etc.)
  • IT Leadership (Managers/Directors/VPs/CIOs/CTOs)
  • Project Managers
  • Anyone interested in learning the benefits of Scrum

Take Aways

  • Easy to use reminders of Scrum
    • Printed class manual
    • Scrum reference card
    • Copy of the Braintrust book Scrum for the Rest of Us
  • 16 SEUs/16 PDUs
  • Two-year membership to the Scrum Alliance
  • Fulfill one of the requirements for the Certified Scrum Developer (CSD) certification

Cancellation Policy: In order to receive a refund you must notify us no later than 10 business days prior to the class start date. Cancellation requests received after the 10 day window will be issued a credit that can be applied towards a future class within the next 12 months.

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