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Certified Scrum Developer® (CSD) Workshop - Guaranteed to Run!

  • St Louis Park, MN USA (map)

Date: Feb 19 - 20, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Venue: Euler Training Center
Location: St Louis Park, MN
Instructor: Bill Fairfield
Phone: 612-845-3802

Strengthen your technical skills in Agile software development — become a Certified Scrum Developer®


Agile software development requires a unique approach to the actual writing of code. While there are no “silver bullets,” certain practices are much better at controlling quality, while retaining the flexibility and maintainability required of Agile’s incremental product development approach. 

This 3-day course, primarily for developers, provides an immersive, hands-on coding experience with a time-tested set of engineering practices including relentless refactoring, Test-Driven Development (TDD), Continuous Integration (CI), pair-programming, emergent design & architecture, and many other supporting practices.

Today’s professional developer will appreciate experiencing these practices in a safe, fun, and mildly realistic environment.


Essential Agile Engineering Practices is currently offered in Java

Learning objectives:

A variety of individual practices and how they support each other.

Core Practices

 Relentless Refactoring*
Test-Driven Development*
 Continuous Integration*

Supporting Coding Practices

Emergent Design & Architecture*
Pair Programming*
Collective Ownership*
Mock Objects
 Experimental Spikes
Refactoring toward Extensibility
 Legacy Characterization Testing

Supporting Team Practices

Team Demos*
Sit Together*
Sustainable Pace*
 Story Testing/ATDD/BDD
 Creative Slack
 CRC Cards

*These are experienced in Depth. Others are as-needed, at the instructor’s discretion, and as time permits

A clear understanding of why our industry needs professional development & engineering practices.
A clear understanding of why these particular practices are well-suited for Agile frameworks such as Scrum & Kanban.
Techniques for teams and individuals to realistically stick to these practices in a disciplined way.

Scrum Alliance Learning Objectives:  

Requirements for Scrum Developer certification
To earn a CSD, we require at least five days of formal training taught by a Scrum Alliance Registered Education Provider (REP®) and a Scrum Alliance Authorized Instructor.

There are currently two tracks to achieve CSD certification (detailed below). The courses for both tracks can be taken in any order. Once you complete a track, you will receive notification to accept your CSD license, and the CSD certification will be added to your profile. Your certification is valid for two years.Track 1

CSM® course (2 days)
CSD technical course, including coding (3 days)

Track 2

Intro to Scrum CSD course (1 day)
CSD technical course, including coding (3 days)
CSD technical elective course (1 day)

During your CSD courses, you must demonstrate an understanding of Scrum and Agile engineering practices by passing a CSD assessment provided by the REP/instructor. The assessment may be an exam administered by the instructor to test your knowledge, or it may be an active, classroom-based assessment. When a REP/instructor uploads a student’s information into our system, they are recommending the student for certification.


Beginner to experienced.


3 days

Intended Audience:

Software developers, lead programmers, and architects. Participants will split into teams of 4-6 people who can read and understand the programming language selected by that team. Each participant will be working closely with others to craft real code.


At least 80% of participants have experience with the selected programming language(s).
Solid familiarity with an Agile framework such as Scrum, XP, or Kanban. This can be from at least 4 months on a coached Agile team, from fundamental Kanban or Scrum. (e.g., Certified Scrum Master), or from Agile Institute’s own Essential Agile Principles & Practices course.
 There are two possible education tracks to pursue a CSD certification. 

Track 1: CSM Course (2 days) + CSD Technical Course (3 days)
Track 2: CSD Intro Course (1 day) + CSD Technical Elective Course (1 day) + CSD Technical Course (3 days) 

Don’t' have a qualifying CSM yet?  Please sign up for one of our courses here:

Attendee Requirements:

A computer with a prepared development environment. Students will be pair programming in this course and we will need at least 1 working computer for every two students.
Students will be provided with internet access by the facility.

Workshop Instructor

Bill Fairfield

Bill Fairfield is a Certified Scrum Professionaland a Registered Education Provider, with additional certifications as a Certified ScrumMaster, Certified Scrum Developer, and a Certified Product Owner.  I have managed a small consulting and training company for the past 25 years that specializes in helping organizations transition to Agile, and in Acceptance Test Driven Development.  I have served as a ScrumMaster, Product Owner, Developer, in addition to assignments in which I acted as a coach or trainer.  I have developed and delivered 4 Scrum courses:  one each for ScrumMasters, Product Owners, Managers and Development Teams.  I have also developed and teach courses in Acceptance Test Driven Development (ATDD) in both Ruby and Java using Cucumber.

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