Certified ScrumMaster Training in Los Angeles, CA (December 5 -6, 2013 – 14 PDUs)

When: December 5-6, 2013 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Embassy Suites LAX South 1440 E,
Imperial Ave, El Segundo, CA 90245


Manoj Vadakkan


Certified ScrumMaster Training - 2 days :

This two-day Certified ScrumMaster certification course provides the foundations of Scrum practices and Agile thinking for your team including the Scrum Masters, Product Owners, and development team members including testers, Project Managers, and other Management members. On completion of the course and a post-course online evaluation at Scrum Alliance, you are registered as Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) with a two-year membership in the Scrum Alliance where valuable materials and information are available exclusively to CSMs.

Unlike other training programs, this is an experiential learning workshop where your will experience what you are learning thru carefully designed activities, well facilitated discussions, some lecture, and some practice exams. This is not your typical training where the instructor tell you everything from the podium using a power point presentation. Attendees will still receive a rich workbook, further reading materials that they can use personally or for educating their organization.

Come prepared to actively participate in exercises and discussions. Attendees will go back with knowledge and skills that you can start using with your teams and organizations on the next day. Come with a beginners mind : In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, in the expert’s mind there are few. This training will help you see new possibilities and learn techniques to come up with solutions for your own problems.

Manoj Vadakkan is a practitioner who enjoys helping individuals, teams, and organizations practice Agile well. He will help you learn Scrum practices from his wide array of experience within small & large, private & government, software & non-software, co-located & distributed with offshore. Come learn from a practitioner!

He will be available to answer questions even after the workshop to help you with taking the test and more importantly to answer questions you may have when practicing what you learned. Based on availability, attendees may schedule a limited number of short calls to get answers for follow up questions after the training. We want you to be successful in adopting Scrum in your organization.


Our CSM training is focused on Scrum basics and the ScrumMaster role. Besides the basic concepts the training includes discussions and group dynamics about the necessary soft skills for a ScrumMaster, aspects of technical excellence for the Scrum Team, and company-oriented Scrum implementation aspects.

This training brings our CST experience as public and private university lecturer, Informatics course coordinator, and hands-on professional in the industry for more than 15 years from which 7 years in Agile/Scrum only either as ScrumMaster, Product Owner or developer

Total work hours: 16h.


The learning objectives for this course are:

• List the five values of Scrum and the eight essential Scrum principles.
• Discuss each piece of the Scrum framework, it’s purpose and interaction with the
other pieces of the framework.
• Describe the rights, responsibilities and interactions of each role in Scrum – Team
member, Product Owner, ScrumMaster and stakeholder.
• Discuss with the other participants what Scrum means to you and what it will
mean to be a ScrumMaster in your organization.
• Identify the main obstacles to using Scrum and the challenges for sustaining
Scrum in your organization.
• Evaluate if Scrum is the right process for you, your team, your project andor your
• Practice applying ScrumMaster skills and thinking to solve day-to-day issues and
• Watch Scrum in action as the framework of Scrum will be used to deliver the
course material.
• Draw a diagram describing the Scrum framework, highlighting all meetings, roles
and artifacts

Who Should Attend

Any person who is interested in learning more about Scrum or wants to make Scrum work better for their Team or organization, is encouraged to attend. While the focus of the class is for people who want to learn how to leverage the Scrum framework to bring about change, any member of Team or the organization who is interested in how to use Scrum would find this class useful. Typical attendees in the past have been functional managers, Team leads, analysts, architects, engineers, software developers, directors, testers and other roles that support product development.

About your Instructor:

Carlton Nettleton is an Agile software development coach, consultant and thought-leader in San Diego County. He provides advice, mentoring and training to teams and programs looking to better software quality, improve productivity, build great teams and apply Lean Thinking to software projects. He has over ten years of experience with software development as a contributor, facilitator and leader. He is a Certified Scrum Trainer and has been practicing Scrum since 2005.

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Will I be a Certified ScrumMaster at the end of the course?

Not yet. After completing the course, we will send you a link within 2 days for taking the online test given by ScrumAlliance. You will need to pass the test to get your ScrumMaster certification.

Is the certification or test fee included in the course price?

Yes, they are included. You do not need to pay anything else to become certified.

Is ScrumAlliance membership included in the course fee?

Yes, a 2 year membership is included with the course fee.

Do I receive PDU credits for a CSM course and how do I claim it?

You claim 14 PDUs from the Certified ScrumMaster class. You will be reporting Scrum trainings conducted by Conscires as Category B. There is no limit to the number of hours you can report in this category.

According to the PMP handbook: ‘Contact hours of project and/or program management education may be earned by attending relevant educational courses offered by organizations not registered with PMI. To calculate the number of PDUs earned, use the following formula: one contact hour of learning relevant to project and/or program management within a structured activity or course equals one PDU. Documentation required upon PMI audit/request: registration form, certificate or letter of attendance, and a brochure or course materials outlining the subject matter covered and the qualifications of the instructor/lecturer.’ Most CSTs can tell you how many PDUs their course offers.

How soon after my course do I have to complete the CSM Evaluation?

After receiving your membership email, you have 90 days to take and complete the online evaluation.