Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) & PMI-ACP – Fort Wayne

July 31, 2017 @ 8:00 am – August 2, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Greater Fort Wayne, Inc.
200 E Main St #800
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Project Brilliant

PMI-NEIC and Project Brilliant have partnered to provide this is a unique opportunity to prepare attendees for two Agile certifications in 3-days with Indiana’s most experienced Agile coach & trainer!

Discounts available for PMI-NEIC and AgileFW members!

Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM) PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®

CSM – Join more than 300,000 people who have earned their Certified ScrumMaster credential.  Job postings for Scrum Masters are among the top 10 job titles posted online as of 2016.  At the end of day 2, participants will take the CSM certification exam, for which Project Brilliant training attendees have a 100% pass rate.

PMI-ACP – Optionally add-on a 3rd day to meet the required 21 contact hours of Agile training and gain the knowledge necessary to prepare for and pass the PMI’s fastest growing certification. Once the 3rd day is complete, you will be fully prepared for the PMI-ACP exam.  *Note the PMI-ACP exam is separate from this training and has additional requirements. See the PMI-ACP website for full details (https://www.pmi.org/certifications/types/agile-acp).

Learn more about your certifications:

Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM)https://www.scrumalliance.org/certifications/practitioners/certified-scrummaster-csm

PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®:  https://www.pmi.org/certifications/types/agile-acp



Day 1 (CSM)

  • Agile overview
  • Scrum overview
  • Scrum workflow
  • Scrum roles
  • User stories & acceptance criteria
  • Agile estimation

Day 2 (CSM)

  • Product Backlog Refinement
  • Sprint Planning
  • Daily Scrum
  • Sprint Review
  • Sprint Retrospective
  • Release Planning
  • CSM test

Day 3 (PMI-ACP prep – optional add-on)

  • Kanban
  • Lean
  • Extreme Programming (XP)
  • Agile technical practices

Workshop Facilitator

Aaron Kopel 


Aaron is the founder and CEO of Project Brilliant, LLC, a Management Consulting firm specializing in Agile Transformation, and is the only Agile consulting firm based in central Indiana. He is the only person in Indiana who holds both top-level Scrum Alliance certifications: CST (Certified Scrum Trainer) and CEC (Certfied Entprise Coach).

Aaron has led or participated in several major Agile Transformation initiatives with companies ranging from early stage startups to Fortune 100 firms. He and his coaching teams have established more than 1,000 Agile delivery teams, trained more than 10,000 individuals, coached more than 500 managers, developed and mentored more than 120 internal Agile Coaches, and have been the trusted Agile consultant and advisor to more than 50 Senior Leaders and Executives in major companies.  His clients include Capital One, Bloomberg, Lincoln Financial, Eli Lilly, Roche, Sallie Mae, CNO (fmr Conseco), Wolters Kluwer, SMC Corp, and many more.

Prior to Project Brilliant, Aaron founded two Tech Startup companies. Between them raised more than $2M in startup funding and nearly $1M in grants from the National Science Foundation and the State of Indiana.  Aaron brings a small company Lean and Agile mindset to his work as an Agile Coach to help them rethink their business in terms of value and customer focus.  This has also led him to introduce Enterprise Lean Startup in several client engagements with great success.

Aaron is the founder of the Agile Fort Wayne meetup group, organizer of the AgileIndy meetup group (1,100+ users strong!), as well as a board member, and has been the conference chair, keynote speaker, and session presenter for the AgileIndy Conference.  He is a frequent presenter at regional user groups and conferences, and an inaugural participant in the Agile for Human’s Podcast series.

He holds a BA from Wartburg College (Waverly, IA) with a double major in Business Administration and Computer Information Systems, and a MBA from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.  He also holds industry certifications such as CSM, CSPO, CSP, SAFe SPC, PMI-ACP, PMP, CLP (Certified LeSS Practitioner).


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