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Demand for Certified Scrum Experts on the Rise

Agile Scrum can be an alternative or a complement to Waterfall or traditional project management methodologies

Enterprises in all industries are investing heavily to develop complex products and services that are more software intensive. They don't want to trade functionality, customer satisfaction, or quality for fast delivery. They are seeking to expedite development cycles, avoid those painful tradeoffs, and get quality products to market quickly. This is one major reason that Agile Scrum principles are becoming popular with developers and others involved in taking software to market.

Agile Scrum can be an alternative or a complement to Waterfall or traditional project management methodologies because it's a flexible yet powerful framework for developing and sustaining complex products that doesn't depend on sequential development. At its core, Scrum advocates adaptive planning, evolutionary development, early delivery, and continuous improvement. It also encourages rapid and flexible response to change.

Software development and delivery processes require participation from teams in different disciplines. Therefore, the principles of Scrum are expanding beyond the developer community as more professionals see that the principles and framework demonstrate tangible value in a variety of functional areas.

IT and software development professionals continue to be the primary Scrum users followed by product development and operations professionals. However, other departments, including research and development, sales and marketing, finance/accounting, and human resources, use it as well and are even embracing it.

In a 2015 Scrum Alliance Survey, 95 percent of the respondents indicated that they plan to continue to use Scrum in their organizations moving forward, and 81 percent indicated that they believe their certification has helped with their Scrum practices.

CollabNet is an industry leader in Scrum certification training and coaching and has successfully trained more than 20,000 candidates, many of whom have taken on leadership roles in their Scrum organizations.

CollabNet Scrum certification training classes are highly interactive learning experiences designed to turbo-charge practitioners' success in Scrum. They are taught by experienced and sought-after Agile trainers who inspire and empower students to drive lasting improvements in the way their organizations build software.

CollabNet offers courses throughout the United States and Canada. To see our full public training schedule, just click on CollabNet Agile Training Schedule and register for a class near you.

CollabNet also offers private onsite Agile and Scrum training courses and coaching. CollabNet's private training and coaching combine extensive industry knowledge with deep Agile specialties.

Here are some upcoming courses:
Certified ScrumMaster, Nov. 21-22, Dallas - $995 Early Bird Special until Nov. 14
Certified ScrumMaster, Nov. 28-29, New York - $995 Early Bird Special until Nov. 21
Certified ScrumMaster, Nov. 30-Dec. 1, Portland - $995 Early Bird Special until Nov. 23
Certified Scrum Product Owner, Nov. 30-Dec. 1, New York - $995 Early Bird Special until Nov. 23

The classes are affordable and from a highly respected provider. Take our classes and join our lively community of professionals.

For more information, contact our Agile Support Team at ScrumTraining@collab.net or at 1-844-301-1252.

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Mr. Flint Brenton has extensive experience building successful software companies, with a proven track record of accelerating growth through innovation and sales execution. He is currently CEO of CollabNet, a Vector Capital-owned leader in open Application Lifecycle Management (ALM). He also serves as an operating partner at Vector, advancing its position as a transformational partner to technology businesses. Mr. Brenton is a member of the Software & Services Division (SSD), and is on the board of directors for the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA). Previously, Mr. Brenton served as president and CEO of AccelOps, a provider of IT operations analytics for cloud and virtualized infrastructures. Prior to that, he served as president and CEO of Tidal Software, a leader in application automation software. At both AccelOps and Tidal Software, Mr. Brenton more than tripled sales under his leadership while focusing both companies on disruptive product introductions. Tidal Software was later acquired by Cisco and Mr. Brenton served in follow-on capacities there, including vice president of advanced services, and senior vice president of engineering for Cisco's cloud-based Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) offerings. He also has held leadership positions at NetIQ, Compaq Computer Corporation, BMC Software and IBM. He received a master's in business and public management from Rice University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Mount Union College.