Scrum Business Training

By Lindley Estes
The Free Lance-Star, Fredericksburg, Va.

A new professional training service has opened in Fredericksburg.

Scrum Training Academy, opened by local entrepreneur Linda Clevenger, teaches business teams how to work together to develop products in small pieces, provide feedback and respond to change.

Scrum training was originated by software workers in 1979 to teach others in the industry about sustainable growth. The local Scrum Training Academy will provide workshops, materials and training required for people to become “Scrum Master Certified.”

Training is a two-day event, lasting from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Workshops will be held during both the week and on weekends to accommodate schedules.

The academy also provides participants with login credentials required to schedule and take a proctored exam to become certified. Clevenger will also have additional online courses available in the near future.

“Our Scrum Training will change the way that you view projects,” Clevenger said. “Unlike traditional methodology of project management, with an emphasis on detailed up-front planning of a project, Scrum encourages self-organization and iterative decision-making with the primary focus of delivering products that meet your client goals.”

In 2007, Clevenger launched Organization Direct, which assists small- to medium-size businesses with work flow. The business began helping homeowners reduce clutter, but as Clevenger transitioned into helping corporate entities, she began coaching business owners on how to grow their businesses.

She is an approved training partner with VMEdu Inc., a leading global training service and certification provider. Their training brands include PMStudy, SCRUMStudy and MyITStudy.

For 20 years previously, Clevenger worked with private companies in financial planning.

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