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Virtual Certified ScrumMaster®

Virtual Certified ScrumMaster®

No travel required: train online at home and become a Certified ScrumMaster.

With people unable to attend in-person courses The Scrum Alliance® is allowing Certified Scrum Trainers to deliver virtual courses.

Intuit
Google
Microsoft
ExxonMobil

An amazing experience.

The most interactive and engaging online courses that I have ever taken

A highly refined training system that is absolutely first rate.

The interactive nature of the class and the real-world examples make the information east to translate to my current work environment

- Nancy

Mike Cohn and his team at Mountain Goat Software have a highly refined training system that is absolutely first rate.

- Oksana Cywrus
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Lockheed Martin
SendGrid
TimeWarner

Training was in a relaxed atmosphere, which made the sharing of ideas among instructors and students flow easily.

- Cindy Sponaugle

After having taken both the CSM and CSPO online I can say that they are the most interactive and engaging online courses that I have ever taken.

- Steve L

Training was in a relaxed atmosphere, which made the sharing of ideas among instructors and students flow easily.

- Cindy Sponaugle

After having taken both the CSM and CSPO online I can say that they are the most interactive and engaging online courses that I have ever taken.

- Steve L

Upcoming Courses

1:00am-4:00am & 5:30am-8:30am U.S. Pacific
with Lance Dacy 1:00am-4:00am & 5:30am-8:30am U.S. Pacific $1,200  $1,000  4 spots left! Register
8:30am-11:30am & 1pm-4pm U.S. Pacific
with Brian Milner 8:30am-11:30am & 1pm-4pm U.S. Pacific $1,200  $1,000  2 spots left! Register
8:30am-11:30am & 1pm-4pm U.S. Pacific
with Mike Cohn 8:30am-11:30am & 1pm-4pm U.S. Pacific $1,400  $1,200  3 spots left! Register
8:30am-11:30am & 1pm-4pm U.S. Pacific
with Mitch Lacey 8:30am-11:30am & 1pm-4pm U.S. Pacific $1,200  $1,000 Register
8:30am-11:30am & 1pm-4pm U.S. Pacific
with Julie Chickering 8:30am-11:30am & 1pm-4pm U.S. Pacific $1,200  $1,000 Register
8:30am-11:30am & 1pm-4pm U.S. Pacific
with Mike Cohn 8:30am-11:30am & 1pm-4pm U.S. Pacific $1,400  $1,200 Register
8:30am-11:30am & 1pm-4pm U.S. Pacific
with Brian Milner 8:30am-11:30am & 1pm-4pm U.S. Pacific $1,200  $1,000 Register

How it Works

Virtual training with Mountain Goat Software takes the best qualities of our live Certified Scrum Master and Certified Scrum Product Owner classes, and delivers them in an engaging, online format. No matter where you are in the world, you can now get certified at home.

All courses include pre-recorded self-study videos designed and recorded by Mike Cohn

The live classes will be facilitated by the instructor who is listed next to the course dates.

What it's Like

All the benefits of the Certified ScrumMaster course, delivered in an engaging, virtual format

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Self-study videos to watch when it's convenient before the course.

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Engaging discussion sessions with break out rooms, instructor facilitation, and regular breaks.

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Lifetime access to all course materials so you can refer to them after the class.

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Online quizzes to track your progress.

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Access everything from your online course dashboard

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6 months live group Q&A after the course.

About the course

This is a blended course including:

  • Daily live discussions and group exercises facilitated via Zoom 
  • About four hours of recorded video to watch before the course, freeing live sessions to be interactive and free of lengthy lecture 
  • Short quizzes built into the pre-recorded videos to help you retain the information
  • Sample exam to help you prepare for the test

Once you’ve completed the course, you’ll have everything you need to take the CSM exam, and once you pass, you’ll be a Certified ScrumMaster.

PDU and SEU Credits

PMI

This course earns you 15 PDUs within the PMI.

Scrum Alliance

This course earns you 16 SEUs towards your CSP designation within the Scrum Alliance.

Additionally, if you currently hold a certification with the Scrum Alliance, attending this course will automatically advance your previous certification expiration date to the new certification expiration date.
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About the Instructors

Mike Cohn

Mike Cohn

Learn scrum and agile processes directly from Mike Cohn, one of the industry's most well respected Certified Scrum Trainers (CST). Mike Cohn is the author of User Stories Applied for Agile Software DevelopmentAgile Estimating and Planning, and Succeeding with Agile. He is a co-founder and former board member of the Scrum Alliance, and a co-founder of the non-profit Agile Alliance, home of the Agile Manifesto.


Lance Dacy

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.


Scott Dunn

Scott Dunn

Scott Dunn is a Certified Enterprise Coach and Certified Scrum Trainer with over 13 years experience as a ScrumMaster and Agile Coach, and 20 years of experience in management, project management (PMP), engagement management and software development (MCSD) in many business sectors and large and small companies. He has helped many companies transition to an agile approach using Scrum, including leadership coaching and coaching large transformations at Pacific Life, Zodiac Aerospace/Saffron, and EMC/Dell Technologies.  

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Mitch Lacey

Mitch Lacey

Mitch Lacey is an agile practitioner and trainer and author of the popular book, "The Scrum Field Guide, Agile Advice for Your First Year and Beyond." An agile practitioner since 2006, and 20+ years managing projects, Mitch's well rounded approach is suitable to any business. Companies that trust Mitch for his knowledge include Microsoft, Oracle, Bio-Rad, Costco, DemonWare, Morningstar, Qualcomm, Salem Health, SAP and more.

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Julie Chickering

Julie Chickering

JC Agile Consulting was born out of a passion for bringing to light the positive possibilities of Agile methodologies. Dedicated to helping people around the world find a better way of working, JC Agile is committed to helping organizations find a place to start improving their processes and then retain momentum through learning by doing.

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Brian Milner

Brian Milner

Brian Milner is a Certified Scrum Trainer that brings over 20 years of software development experience to his classes. Over half that time Brian spent working exclusively with organizations as they transitioned to Agile practices. Beginning as a developer, he worked up through management layers and eventually transitioned to life as a Scrum Master and then as a Coach. Having been in both Waterfall and Agile organizations, Brian brings the practical experience of having seen what works and what doesn’t in the real world. Brian has a heart for the Scrum Master role having been one for many years and worked with them in multiple organizations.

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Course Schedule

Important: To qualify for your certification, in addition to passing the exam, you will need to be available for the live discussion classes, as well as have enough time to work your way through the self-study videos available before the course

Please refer to the upcoming schedule above for specific class dates and times.

Daily Live Class Attendance
During these sessions there will be live discussions and group exercises facilitated by your instructor via Zoom. Zoom is an easy to use online meeting and video conferencing software and you’ll receive full instructions about how to join your online class after you register. 

Self-Study Videos
Our Virtual Certified ScrumMaster course includes about an hour of recorded video to be watched in advance of each of the four live sessions. This approximately four hours of video are released a week before the course and allow us to make the live sessions much more interactive. And you benefit by being able to watch these videos when it’s convenient for you

PLUS: 6 Months of Q&A Support with Mike Cohn and Others

This is the ONLY Certified ScrumMaster course that comes with 6 FREE monthly Q&A calls with Mike Cohn, as well as an online forum where you can ask questions, meet other Scrum Masters and get support.

Who Should Attend?

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Project Managers

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Programmers

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Scrum Masters

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Testers, analysts, product managers

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What You'll Learn

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.

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. 

Scaling and Distributed Teams

The beauty and popularity of Scrum lies in its ability to organize complex projects on any scale, from small teams working together in the same building, to teams working around the world and across different time zones. The course includes guidelines to get you started at multi-team scrum and for choosing among various scaling frameworks.