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Registration is now closed. We have reached maximum capacity. We do offer a 20% discount to veterans on all our other public courses. Please email [email protected] for more information. Thank you!

Platinum Edge, LLC is excited to announce that the company has partnered with the Scrum Alliance to provide a heavily discounted 2-day Certified Scrum Master (CSM) class for veterans, aimed at improving their project management skills and making them more competitive in the job market.

Summary of details of this special event:

Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) Training with Steve Ostermiller
Dates: August 5 & 6, 2019
Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm each day
Location: University of Utah ROTC, Salt Lake City, Utah
Cost: $99 for Veterans / Free for Unemployed Veterans (with proof of current/active UI)

To register, contact us at [email protected]. Registration is no longer open as the class is now full.

The Scrum Master Certification class, which Platinum Edge normally sells for up to $1,395, is offered to veterans for this class only for $99, and free for unemployed veterans (with an UI statement). The class provides in-depth understanding of the scrum team-based approach to iterative development. This highly interactive course trains participants in the full range of scrum topics, from basic theory to organizational implementation, including practical applications, roles, and scaling.

Current sponsors:

Scrum Alliance
University of Utah

Want to enable a soldier to get better life opportunities for $99? Email us to sponsor a vet!


Certified ScrumMaster training course overview

Go Platinum – and experience what world-class training can do.

Our immersive instructional techniques teach you Scrum by having you do Scrum – just as it is done in the real world.  A small sampling of what you'll get:

•   Certified ScrumMaster training by Steve Ostermiller – Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) who co-authored “Agile Project Management for Dummies” with our founder, Mark Layton
•   All class materials for this highly-interactive class, with examples and exercises that truly enable understanding of Scrum, by one of the few agile consulting firms that have been in business for over a decade
•   Post-course assessment and Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) registration for each participant with the Scrum Alliance
•   Sixteen (16) PDUs toward PMI’s PMP and PMI-ACP certifications by a PMI Registered Education Provider®
•   Sixteen (16) SEUs toward becoming a Certified Scrum Professional (CSP)
•   Two-year membership for each class participant with the Scrum Alliance, which includes the exam fee
•   A student guide for note taking and future reference

Platinum Edge is a Scrum Alliance Registered Education Provider Platinum Edge is a Project Management Institute Registered Education Provider

Seminar Objectives

This highly interactive certification course provides in-depth understanding of the Scrum team-based approach to iterative development. The course trains participants in the full range of Scrum topics, from basic theory to organizational implementation, including practical applications, roles, and scaling. This course provides Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Master certification, 16 PDUs toward PMP recertification and 16 PDUs toward PMI-ACP certification.

Scrum methods support responsive development that:

• Adapts to volatile business needs and ongoing refinement of business solutions
• Drives efficient and effective production
• Ensures closer adherence to customers’ real-world needs through streamlined planning
• Supports faster deployment of production-grade solutions so your organization can gain market advantage and business value
• Reduces project risk through rapid iterations of development that inform opportunity assessments

When this course has been completed, attendees will have gained in-depth practical knowledge of Scrum and its benefits.

Seminar Overview

Topics included in this course are:

• Agile foundational concepts

– Defined vs. Empirical process control
– The Agile Manifesto
– The 12 Agile Principles

• Scrum concepts
– Theory and principles
– How the Scrum approach supports agile principles
– Planning and tracking with Scrum
– Shippable functionality and getting to Done

• Scrum roles and responsibilities
– Product Owner
– ScrumMaster
– Self-organized Team

• Scrum artifacts
– Product backlog
– Release burndown
– Sprint backlog
– Sprint burndown

• Scrum meetings
– Release planning
– Sprint planning
– Daily scrum
– Sprint review
– Sprint retrospective

• Requirements analysis
– Estimating and prioritizing product backlog items
– Technical debt
– Scaling across multiple teams and multiple geographies
– Tips on, techniques for, and benefits of helping clients and management understand the Scrum system
– How to transition into use of Scrums, with a review of management and team challenges associated with the transition, along with strategies to respond to those challenges


Please see our Frequently Asked Questions page for answers to other common questions.



Refund Policy

A full refund will be provided for any reason prior to one week before the start of the class. If less than one week prior to class, unfortunately there is no refund if you cancel and do not transfer your registration to a future Platinum Edge class.