The Braintrust Consulting Group Returns to Des Moines, IA to Host Certified Scrum Training Classes

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Registration is open for Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) and Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) training classes October 27-30, 2014 at Staybridge Suites – West Des Moines location.

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The Braintrust Consulting Group, a worldwide leader in Agile transformations, will offer two scrum certification classes: Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) and Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) October 27-30, 2014 at Staybridge Suites – West Des Moines location. The certification classes are intended to teach attendees how to learn, plan, and implement Agile processes with the goal of increasing predictability of delivery, decreasing time-to-market, and improving overall client satisfaction.

Certified ScrumMaster (October 27-28) class is an in-depth two-day immersion into the world of Scrum. 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. As the leading Agile development framework, Scrum has predominantly been used for software development, but it is also proving to be effective in efforts far beyond.

This class is ideal for IT Professionals (Architects, BAs, DBAs, Developers, Testers, etc.), IT Leadership (Managers/Directors/VPs/CIOs/CTOs), and Project Managers. Members of the Project Management Institute will earn 14 Professional Development Units (PDUs) toward maintaining their existing credentials by attending this class. For additional details about the Certified ScrumMaster class, please visit: http://braintrustgroup.com/class/certified-scrummaster-csm-des-moines-ia-27-28-october-2014/.

Certified Scrum Product Owner (October 29-30) class offers attendees a two-day in-depth immersion into the world of Agile Product Management. This class is full of practical, real world techniques that attendees can implement immediately. Hands-on exercises demonstrate key concepts and let attendees experience the benefits of Scrum firsthand. For additional details about the Certified Scrum Product Owner class, please visit: http://braintrustgroup.com/class/certified-scrum-product-owner-cspo-des-moines-ia-29-30-october-2014/.

This class is ideal for Product Managers/Business Analysts, Functional/Operational Managers, Project Sponsors, and IT Leadership (Managers/Directors/VPs/CIOs/CTOs). Members of the Project Management Institute will earn 14 Professional Development Units (PDUs) toward maintaining their existing credentials by attending this class.

The Braintrust Consulting Group chose Iowa because of the state’s reputation as one of the best places for business and careers, according to Forbes Magazine. Braintrust President, Brian Rabon said, “Our decision to host classes in Iowa was based on Des Moines’ commitment to the growth of technology-based companies. Through the efforts of the Technology Association of Iowa, Des Moines boasts a strong and talented ecosystem of technology professionals. We are proud to participate in their technology industry by bringing our world-class training to Des Moines.”

Maria Matarelli, CSP, PMP, CST will teach the classes. Matarelli is an Agile Coach and Certified Scrum Trainer that works with management teams and individual project teams, consulting large enterprise environments in Agile adoption. Maria travels to consult organizations and speak at conferences from Vancouver to Morocco, Sweden, New York, Hawaii, Istanbul and many other locations. Maria is the Founder and President of the Illinois Regional Agile Users Group, she leads an Executive Strategy Consulting Group, and runs a Business Incubator program for start up companies. Maria is a contributing author in the Business Leaders Book Club: Lessons Learned from the Recession, 101 Great Ways to Compete in Today’s Job Market, Success: Tales from the Front, and Workaholic: A 12-Step Guide to Having a Life and Getting Things Done. Maria is passionate about inspiring people to enjoy what they do while working toward achieving a state of higher performance.

A previous training class attendee said, “Braintrust did an amazing job keeping the class entertaining and incorporated real life issues a product owner could face with Scrum. I had a great time and excited to share what I've learned with my team.”

Individual attendee and group pricing are both available. To learn more about the Agile approach to training and additional upcoming classes in the Des Moines area, please visit: http://braintrustgroup.com/tour/des-moines/.

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. http://www.braintrustgroup.com

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