Certified ScrumMaster with Lance Dacy

This Certified Scrum Master training is a two-day course taught by Certified Scrum Trainer Lance Dacy. This Scrum training for certification not only teaches the fundamental principles of Scrum, but also gives participants hands-on experience using Scrum in a variety of situations.

Matt K.

[Lance] has helped us since the beginning of our Scrum transition becoming a trusted part of our organization. The difference in Big Agile from other contracting partners is Lance’s success in the real world before becoming a CST. Lance doesn’t just know the theory he also knows how to apply the theory, speak with the whole programming department and to Executive Leadership on where to improve. Lance is technical enough to help highlight engineering areas for improvement and business minded enough to call out organizational areas of improvements.

Matt K.
Director of Product Engineering

What You’ll Learn

After this workshop you will be able to: 

  1. Understand the practices of Scrum but with a pragmatic approach: you’ll know when the rules need to be broken
  2. Improve how you do Scrum now, whether your next sprint is your first or your 100th
  3. Facilitate effective key Scrum meetings to get the best for your team
  4. Know how to apply the techniques immediately after the course

PDU and SEU Credits

PMI

This course earns you 15 PDUs within the PMI.

Certified Scrum Trainer

This course earns you 16 SEUs (Category B) within the Scrum Alliance.

PDUs and SEUs can be used toward PMP, PMI-ACP, CSP and other certifications.
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Dan S.

Lance has a great demeanor and approach that really resonated with the team. His background and knowledge helped guide the team through many of the challenges of changing the way we work. If you are looking to step change how your organization delivers software, I couldn’t recommend Lance more.

Dan S.
VP of Marketing/eCommerce

Our Promise to You 

Selecting the right course and trainer can be confusing. 

At Mountain Goat Software, we make sure that everyone who books the Certified ScrumMaster course feels confident it’s the right choice. 

That’s why all our courses have: 

  • A fresh pace to keep the energy high and improve learning retention
  • Group interaction and exercises so you can apply your learning as you learn it
Lu F.

Lance’s “Working on A Scrum Team” training class was informative, interactive and engaging. Our teams found the onsite group training very effective to get everyone (Product Owners, Scrum Teams, Scrum Masters) aligned on the same concept, approach, and best practices… Most importantly, he still works with scrum teams in the trenches and is able to provide thoughtful suggestions for difficult situations.

Lu F.
Director PMO

Who Should Attend

Managers, programmers, Scrum Masters, product owners, testers, analysts, product managers and anyone who is interested in working on or with a Scrum team

Course Overview

When you attend this course, you leave with much more than theory. You‘ll understand how Scrum plays out in the real world, with real people, team dynamics and competing agendas. 

This gives you the confidence to apply Scrum straight away and experience the benefits of this effective agile framework. The course agenda includes: 

An overview of Scrum 

A brief introduction to Scrum and its principles so all attendees start from the same point. 

Sprints

Know what’s expected in a sprint, what the team and product owner commit to, how to analyze the optimum length of a sprint and understand what “done” looks like. 

Product backlogs

Discover how to progressively refine the product backlog to ensure that it is manageable and can be turned into effective user stories for each sprint. 

Understanding Scrum roles

As Scrum Master, you have to work effectively with the product owner and your technical team. Mike gives you training to handle the real-life subtle dynamics that can affect team commitment, morale and efficiency. You’ll see where conflict may arise within the different roles and how to minimize this so each member can focus on delivering the best value at the end of each sprint. 

Long-term planning 

One of the most important abilities of a valued Scrum Master is being able to plan and estimate when work will be shipped, what features will be included and the cost of the project. With this training, you get specific tools to help you deliver accurate estimates while accounting for real-life complexities. 

Sprint planning 

How do you get the best out of a meeting if the product owner isn’t available? What should you do if he or she turns up and tries to bring too much to the sprint?

This training gives you specific strategies and tactics to you to make sure that sprint planning is efficient, morale remains high and the team has a good idea of what they’re going to do during the sprint. 

Tracking progress

Learn the use of burndown charts to track progress, address obstacles early and engage in productive discussions to keep on top of any issues as they happen. 

Meetings

As Scrum Master, it’s your responsibility to facilitate the daily scrum, the sprint review and the sprint retrospective. You’ll know what should be covered in each meeting, the true purpose of each meeting, the outputs from each, how long they should take, and who should be involved. 

What You Get

  • 2 days direct training with Lance Dacy
  • Course materials
  • Money-back guarantee
  • Access to take the Scrum Alliance ScrumMaster, multiple choice online certification exam
  • 2 year membership with the Scrum Alliance with additional member-only Scrum Master materials available to you
  • 15 PDUs and 16 SEUs 

Upcoming Public Courses

Colorado (Boulder)
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Lance Dacy

About Lance Dacy

Lance Dacy is a dynamic, experienced management and technical professional with the proven ability to energize teams, plan with vision, and establish results in a fast paced, customer-focused environment. He is a Certified Scrum Trainer with the Scrum Alliance and has trained and coached many successful Scrum implementations from Fortune 20 companies to small start-ups over the last eight years. Lance comes equipped with a great personality and servant heart that truly helps build cross-functional teams. Given his fun personality, overall size and appearance, he has come to be known as BiG Agile.

Got a Question?

What is your refund policy?

United States:

You will receive a full refund if you cancel at least 14 calendar days before the first day of class. If you cancel within 14 calendar days, a 30 percent cancellation fee will be charged, and you will receive the remaining 70 percent as a credit towards a class to be taken within 18 months from the date of the canceled class. If you cancel within two business days from the start of a class, or if you do not attend the class, you will not be eligible for a refund or credit. All cancellation requests must be made via email to [email protected]

What payment methods do you accept?

United States:

You can register on our site and pay with a Visa, MasterCard or American Express card. For a group of 10 or more, contact Laura Cohn if you wish to be invoiced.

Do you offer course discounts?

Yes:

  • Save $100 per person when you register three or more people.
  • Save $200 per person when you register 10 or more people.
  • Save $100 for early bird registration.

Need more details before you book? Email [email protected], or call us on 1-888-61-AGILE (24453). We’ll respond within 24 hours and often much more quickly.