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                                   Two-day certification class held at Penn State Great Valley in Malvern and Philadelphia


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For additional program information call 215-378-6168 or email jaypolak@DailyAgile.com or  info@DailyAgile.com.

Great Valley location

December 7 & 8, 2016 (Wednesday and Thursday)

16 hours  (16 PDUs)
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Fee: $1,299 (includes continental breakfast, lunch and two-year Scrum Alliance membership)
Early registration discount of $100 if registered by November 29.

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Refund Policy
- See DailyAgile website for details.


Penn State Great Valley in collaboration with DailyAgile Certification Course

This hands-on program is appropriate for all software team members, including project managers, team leaders, development managers, product managers, architects, developers, and testers, as well as executives like CIOs and CTOs. It includes multiple simulations, exercises, and role plays.

This two-day  certification program will allow participants to receive their Certified ScrumMaster®  (CSM).  Certified Project Management Professionals (PMPs) are eligible to receive PDUs.

Penn State Great Valley in collaboration with DailyAgile is a ScrumAlliance®, Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.). We are committed to providing professional training that adheres to the principles of ScrumAlliance® Certification Programs. Upon completing any of the authorized ScrumAlliance® certification programs, you will be registered for a two-year membership with ScrumAlliance®.

See ScrumAlliance website for specifics regarding the online Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) exam launched October 1, 2009.

The Scrum Process

Scrum has emerged as the most successful agile development process for organizations, developers, and executives. Scrum's growing popularity can be attributed to its ability to boost ROI for businesses and bring developers and executives together to align business goals. The Scrum framework helps teams to become extremely productive. It engages developers to produce the major pieces of an application in a fraction of the time consumed by traditional methods and makes defects immediately visible to the team. Scrum improves efficiency and helps organizations get things done.

Program Prerequisite

Participants should come prepared with basic knowledge of Scrum and the Agile framework. We recommend that, prior to attending this course, participants read the “Agile Manifesto and Principles" as well as one of the following books:

  • Agile Software Development with Scrum, by Ken Schwaber and Mike Beedle
  • Agile Project Management with Scrum, by Ken Schwaber 

Course Topics

  • Origins of Scrum and Understanding Scrum
  • Basic Scrum Engine, Agile Manifesto
  • Sprints, Sprint Planning Meeting, Sprint Review and Retrospective
  • Scrum Values, Phases, Simulation
  • Burndown Charts and Project Reporting
  • Day in the Life of a ScrumMaster
  • Release Management and Project Reporting
  • Scaling and Global Teams
  • Architecture and Scrum
  • Scrum and CMM, Scrum and XP

For more information call 215-378-6168 or email jaypolak@DailyAgile.com or info@DailyAgile.com.

Complementary Courses/Programs

Agile Business Analysis
Agile Estimating and Planning
Certified Scrum Developer (CSD) 
Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)

NOTE: We reserve the right to cancel courses owing to insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances.

About the Instructor, CST®

Kiran Thakkar, who has over 25 years of experience in global application development and leadership, is a Project Management Professional (certified by the PMI) and a Certified Scrum Trainer (certified by the Scrum Alliance). Thakkar also holds an MBA and an MS in computer science. While at Siemens Medical Solutions, he was instrumental in forming one of the largest Agile/Scrum implementations in the world. In addition, he was an overall program release manager for a very large-scale, globally distributed, and FDA-compliant Agile initiative (40+ teams, over 500 members), which is still in use and highly effective at Siemens today.

Thakkar has pioneered implementation of the Agile practices and mentored ScrumMasters globally. He was one of the early adopters of enterprise-level, large-scale Agile/Scrum process. 

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On-site Programs: Develop a stronger workforce for the future

Companies and organizations can have this program conducted on-site or at another location. Program content can be customized to meet the needs of the company.  Call 215-378-6168 or email jaypolak@DailyAgile.com or info@DailyAgile.com for more information.