The Braintrust Consulting Group Returns to Tampa, FL to Host Certified Scrum Training Classes

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Certified Scrum Developer, Agile Engineering and Scrum Essentials courses to be held the week of October 13-17, 2014 at Hampton Inn—Clearwater.

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The Braintrust Consulting Group will host Scrum training classes the week of October 13-17, 2014 at Hampton Inn—Clearwater. Registration is now open for three classes: Certified Scrum Developer (CSD)-Track Two, Agile Engineering and Scrum Essentials. Scrum is a simple yet incredibly powerful set of principles and practices that help teams deliver products in short cycles, enabling fast feedback, continual improvement, and rapid adaptation to change.

The Braintrust Consulting Group has bundled a series of classes into a complete track to earn Scrum Developer certification, as outlined by The Scrum Alliance. A Certified Scrum Developer is someone who has demonstrated through a combination of formal training and a technical skills assessment that he or she has a working understanding of Scrum principles and has learned specialized Agile engineering skills. The Certified Scrum Developer Track Two class combines our Scrum Essentials class, Agile Engineering Practices class, and Test Driven Development class into an in-depth five-day training.

The CSD Track Two is intended for professional software developers and is ideal for candidates who already have their Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) certification or developers who are interested in move advanced Test Driven Development (TDD) techniques.

At the conclusion of the five days, participants will have a thorough understanding of Scrum Development and meet all requirements to earn Scrum Developer (CSD) certification. Members of the Project Management Institute will earn 35 Professional Development Units (PDUs) toward maintaining their existing credentials by attending this class. For additional details about the Certified Scrum Developer class, please visit:

As an alternative, a three-day Agile Engineering course will be held October 14-16 for those who may have already fulfilled other components of the Certified Scrum Developer certification. This Agile Engineering class is aimed at helping software development professionals and teams be more effective when implementing Scrum and other Agile software development methodologies. It is designed to deliver the core Agile Development Practices Learning Objectives of that program and should prepare the participant to successfully pass the Scrum Alliance CSD Candidate Assessment. Members of the Project Management Institute will earn 21 Professional Development Units (PDUs) toward maintaining their existing credentials for attending this three-day class. For additional details about this upcoming class, please visit:

Additionally, the one-day Scrum Essentials course will be taught on October 13, which offers attendees an in-depth immersion into the world of Scrum. This class is an introduction to Scrum that requires no prerequisites and is full of practical, real world techniques that attendees can implement immediately at their workplace. To sign up and learn more details about the Scrum Essentials class, please visit:

Scrum Essentials is an ideal class for software architects, software developers, software development managers, and systems analysts who are interested in aligning development efforts around delivering the highest business value features first and increasing customer satisfaction and time to market delivery, among the other benefits of Scrum. (See full class description: (

The Braintrust Consulting Group chose Tampa because of the vibrant software development industry that resides in South Florida. Braintrust President, Brian Rabon said, “Our decision to host classes in Tampa was based on Tampa’s commitment to the growth of technology-based companies. Through the Tampa Bay Technology Forum, they are creating a friendly environment for encouraging tech talent. We are proud to participate in their technology industry by bringing our world-class training to Tampa.”

Erick Fleming, CSM, JCD, MCT, MSCD, will instruct these training courses. He is a certified .NET and Java Developer with over 17 years of programming and training experience. Fleming holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Management Information Systems from the University of South Florida. He has spent most of his career training and consulting with organizations on technologies ranging from .NET and Java to Linux and other open source tools, and specializes in cloud-based web solutions.

Early bird attendee, individual attendee and group pricing are available for individual training courses. The classes will be held at Hampton Inn—Clearwater located at 21030 US Highway 19 North, Clearwater, Florida 33765. To learn more about the Agile approach to training and additional upcoming classes in Tampa, please visit: All Braintrust classes are available to be customized for private, on-site training seminars, please contact us for details about custom training for your organization.
About The Braintrust Consulting Group
With offices in Birmingham, Alabama, Los Angeles, California, and Salt Lake City, Utah. The Braintrust Consulting Group is a worldwide leader in Agile transformations. Through practical, hands-on training and enterprise and team coaching, we help our clients learn, plan, and implement Agile processes, such as Scrum and Kanban. Our goal is to teach our clients how to increase predictability of delivery, decrease time-to-market, and improve overall client satisfaction.

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