Agile and Scrum Certification and Training

Scrum certification and agile training is offered throughout the U.S. and the world thanks to Mountain Goat Software. Whether you are looking for introductory or advanced training our scrum and agile courses are just what you need. Courses are offered at public venues or at your own location if you have an agile software development team or department to train.

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Mountain Goat offers expert up-to-date training including:

Certified ScrumMaster

Our Scrum certification course is among the most popular and well-respected Scrum Master training in the industry. This two-day Scrum training introduces the fundamentals of Scrum and provides hands-on experience to prospective certified Scrum Masters and teams. Participants can earn Scrum Master certification following the course and are then ready to apply Scrum to their teams. 

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Agile Estimating and Planning

Two of the most important questions on projects are "When will we be done?" and "How soon can I have everything I've asked for?" By taking an agile approach to estimating and planning, teams learn how to create useful estimates that lead to reliable plans. Take agile estimating and planning training from the author of the Agile Estimating and Planning book, Mike Cohn. This course counts for 7.5 PDUs and 8 SEUs.

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Certified Scrum Product Owner

Just because you have an agile team capable of moving quickly doesn't mean they are moving toward the right goal. Product Owners are responsible for pointing teams toward the right targets, and Product Owner certification ensures you have the right skills to guide your team. Since more than half of all projects fail in a traditional project management environment, and the successful products include functionality that's rarely or never used, you won't want to miss this course to equip you for success! Attend this course to earn certified Scrum Product Owner designation, 15 PDUs and 16 SEUs.

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Succeeding with Agile

Go beyond the basics and learn tips and techniques necessary to help an organization move beyond initial success to sustained agility. Drawing and expanding on concepts in Mike Cohn's Succeeding with Agile book, this agile project management training shows you how to get started and get good with agile or Scrum. This class qualifies for 15 Professional Development Units (PDUs), 16 SEUs and is recommended for experienced agilists or those having completed a Certified ScrumMaster course.

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User Stories for Agile Requirements

Projects start with user requirements. A great way to meet users’ needs is to begin with agile user stories, which are simple, brief descriptions of functionality valuable to real users. This agile training teaches what makes a great user story, what makes a bad one, and how to achieve the six important attributes of a good story. This class is taught by User Stories Applied for Agile Software Development author Mike Cohn, and counts for 7.5 PDUs and 8 SEUs.

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Your Trainer: Mike Cohn

Mike Cohn

It’s not enough to choose the right course, you must choose an instructor you can trust, one who has the experience, expertise, and engaging style you need.

Mike Cohn, your scrum certification instructor, is experienced with Scrum and agile practices. An active participant on Scrum projects since 1995, Mike has been the VP of Development at three startups and one Fortune 40 company. At all four of these organizations, agile was key to the company’s success.

As a consultant, Mike has worked with companies whose business interests range from banking and aerospace to video game development-and whose sizes vary from 1 to 400,000. His agile training and coaching is relevant to the real business world.

Certification and Professional Development Units (PDUs)

The Scrum Alliance certification program was created to help bridge the gap between reading a book about agile or Scrum and putting those ideas and theories into practice. Mike Cohn of Mountain Goat Software is a Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Trainer (CST). Only CSTs can offer certified Scrum training courses.

Our courses lead to Scrum Alliance-approved certifications and can simultaneously earn PDUs toward the Project Management Institute’s PMI-ACP (Agile Certified Practitioner) designation for agile software development project managers and others on agile or scrum teams.

All Agile training and Scrum training courses earn PDUs and count toward the Project Management Institute's PMI-ACP (Agile Certified Practitioner) designation for agile project managers.