Scrum classes planned for May 13-16

ScrumGERMANTOWN, Tenn. — The Braintrust Consulting Group will offer Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) and Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) training classes May 13-16 at the Germantown location of the Holiday Inn Express.

Scrum is a simple yet 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 other efforts.

The Certified ScrumMaster (May 13-14) class is a two-day immersion into the world of Scrum. 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 (PMI) will earn 14 Professional Development Units (PDUs) toward maintaining their existing credentials by attending this class. For more information, go to

The Certified Scrum Product Owner (May 15-16) class offers attendees a two-day 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 more information, go to

This class is ideal for product managers/business analysts, functional/operational managers, project sponsors and IT leadership. PMI members will earn 14 PDUs toward maintaining their existing credentials by attending this class.

Braintrust President, Brian Rabon said, “Our decision to host classes in Memphis was based on the city’s commitment to investing in the technology sector. Through EmergeMemphis, they are currently promoting their efforts to be an entrepreneurial hub for technology-based companies.”

Tom Mellor, a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) since 2008, will teach the classes. Mellor has been actively involved in business and IT for more than 36 years, working in both large and small companies. He is passionate about the adoption and use of Agile-based product development approaches.

Individual attendee and group pricing are both available. To learn more about the Agile approach to training and additional upcoming classes in Memphis and Germantown, go to