Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM) - Phoenix, AZ

Dec 1 - 3, 2015 · Scottsdale, United States of America

When you take your Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM) Course

with Apple Brook Consulting®you leave the course as a

fully fledged Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM)§,

not just a candidate for CSM (like with other trainers' courses).

Apple Brook Consulting® believes that you should be rewarded for your hard work in class.  This is why we insist that students take the exam at the end of the second day; to ensure that you are able to: log-in, access the CSM exam, and ultimately get your certification in a timely manner.  With other trainers, you may be waiting weeks or months to receive your certificate.  For more information about the CSM Exam, please see:  Becoming A Certified ScrumMaster.


The Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM) Course is an entry level certification course intended for anyone who wishes to learn about the Scrum framework so that they may be informed as their organization moves through an Agile transformation; especially, with Scrum practices.

The CSM Course serves several specific purposes:

  • Provide a general overview of the history, values and principles of Agile Product Development
  • Build foundational level knowledge of the Scrum framework
  • Raise capabilities of ScrumMasters by giving them an introduction to critical skills, tips, techniques, etc. upon which they can build
  • Model the behaviors and practices of Scrum while learning about Scrum
  • Briefly introducing and raising awareness of more advanced topics which are outside the scope of the CSM course; e.g. scaling, distributed teams, tools, engineering practices, etc.



The CSM Course provides knowledge that critical to successful Agile adoption. Consequently, the following list of people should definitely plan on attending so that they may support Agile transformation in your organization (not an all-inclusive list):

  • ScrumMasters

  • Product Owners

  • Software Developers

  • Business Analysts

  • Quality Assurance Analysts / Testers

  • Architects

  • Project Managers

  • Software Development Managers

  • Business Systems Analysts

  • Program Managers

  • Product Managers

  • PMO Members

  • Directors of Product Development

  • Directors of Information Technology

  • DevOps

  • IT Infrastructure

  • Consultants



The class closely follows the Content Outline and Learning Objectives for the Certified ScrumMaster® as defined by the Scrum Alliance. Additional material and information is provided including anecdotes which are relevant to the topics being discussed throughout. The class is VERY interactive, collaborative, and "meta" in nature; that is, we model Scrum as we learn about Scrum.

Day One
1. Introductions
2. Logistics
3. Scrum Certifications - Overview
4. History of Agile
5. Scrum Overview
6. Scrum Roles - Overview
a. Product Owner
b. Development Team
c. ScrumMaster
7. Scrum Activities - Overview
a. Sprint Planning
i. Sprint Goal
b. Daily Scrum
c. Sprint Review
d. Sprint Retrospective
e. Backlog Refinement
f. Release Planning
Day Two
1. Recap from Day One
2. Scrum Artifacts - Overview
a. Product Backlog
i. Product Backlog Items
ii. Definition of Done
b. Sprint Backlog
i. Tasks
c. Sprint Burndown
d. Release Burndown
e. Shippable Product Increment
3. Scrum Simulation
a. Introduction
i. PBI creation
ii. Study technology
iii. Prepare for Sprints
iv. Release Planning
b. Sprint I
c. Sprint II
d. Sprint II
e. Debrief
4. Optional Additional Topics
a. Distributed Teams
b. Scaling Scrum
c. Engineering Practices
d. Tools
5. Clear the Parking Lot
6. Class Survey Forms
8. Group Photo
9. Dismissed!!



Daniel's class has been highly acclaimed by HUNDREDS of former students! The in-depth discussion and highly welcoming, participative environment that Daniel creates not only ensure that the entire class learns the material but also that they have a lot of FUN while they are doing so!!




Alfredo Jimenez

“Daniel is a very knowledgeable, thorough and creative trainer. His class was engaging and enjoyable, to the point where I didn’t even feel I was in a training class. I’m now a Certified Scrum Master and would definitely recommend his services to anyone looking to further their agile knowledge.”


Stephen Skvara

“Daniel was the instructor/coach at the CSM class I attended here in PHX, AZ. He not only gave a great presentation of what SCRUM really is, but he was able to instill coaching/teamwork tools to help a SCRUM Master be effective. I would recommend him to any company for consultation as well as a personal career coach as he is an overall very knowledgeable individual.”


Josh Speerstra

“Daniel’s laid back mentality and welcoming demeanor was a big plus. He did a very thorough job explaining concepts and leading independent ideas while connecting them back to relevant learning objectives. I highly recommend him!”



Melissa Foster

“Daniel’s extensive knowledge of scrum and his ability to engage a group made this training extremely valuable. I would definitely recommend him. He was able to take the course material and apply it to our work environment. It made learning the concepts of Scrum straight forward.”


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§ You must attain a passing score on the CSM Exam to complete the certification.  Thus, while Apple Brook Consulting® attempts to position you for success and is there to support you through the process of taking the test, actually passing the exam is dependent upon YOUR abilities.  For more information about the CSM Exam, please seeBecoming A Certified ScrumMaster.
If registration is cancelled up to two week before the first day of class, 75% of the registration fee will be refunded.
If registration is cancelled up to one week before the first day of class, 25% of the registration fee will be refunded.
There will be no refunds issued within one week prior to the first day of class.  
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    (484) 857-2786 Apple Brook Consulting® is an Information Technology (IT) firm that specializes in consulting services such as: organizational change management, product lifecycle development, information technology projects and management, executive coaching, and both certified and non-certified training. Specifically, Apple Brook Consulting® focuses on the umbrella of practices known as "Agile"; which include but are not limited to: Scrum, Lean, Kanban, XP (eXtreme Programming), PMI-ACP (Project Managemen

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