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The only 2013 event planned in the U.S. for Scrum professionals interested in becoming a trainer for the Professional Scrum Developer (PSD) program happens in Chicago, IL on March 4-8, 2013

BURLINGTON, Mass., Jan. 09, 2013 --, the home of Scrum, today announced Professional Scrum Developer (PSD) Trainer: Chicago 2013. This event will take place March 4 – 8 in Chicago, IL. is now accepting applications from the best Java and .NET Developer Trainer candidates who would like to try and become Trainers for the hallmark Professional Scrum Developer (PSD) program.

“This event is the perfect venue for Scrum professionals interested in becoming a trainer for the PSD program. They get to meet and build relationships with members of the Trainer community while getting top-notch software development training using Scrum,” remarked Alex Armstrong, Managing Director.

Well-reviewed and respected, the Professional Scrum Developer (PSD) program is noted for its ability to jumpstart team efficiency and productivity in software development. It teaches students how to work in a team using modern software engineering practices on their specific technology platform to develop an increment of potentially releasable functionality. All of this is done as iterative, incremental, development within the Scrum framework. The course is currently available for .NET and Java. Classes are exercise-driven with students working in self-organizing teams to develop “done” increments from a realistic product backlog. The .NET version of the Professional Scrum Developer course was developed in partnership with Microsoft and is the official training solution for Microsoft Visual Studio.

“ trainers have a leading role in the evolution and maturity of Scrum to improve the profession of software development. Professional Scrum Trainers for PSD courses are recognized as trusted experts in teaching people how to deliver real working software as part of a Scrum Development team,” says Ken Schwaber, the co-founder of Scrum. “Only the most qualified instructors -- those with the unique mix of technical expertise, Scrum knowledge, and training ability -- are selected to deliver the Professional Scrum Developer (PSD) course.”

The Professional Scrum Developer (PSD) Trainer: Chicago 2013 event starts with a Professional Scrum Foundations (PSF) train-the-trainer course and then splits into two Professional Scrum Developer (PSD) train-the-trainer courses: PSD .NET and PSD Java. Participation in the PSF and one of the PSD courses is required for all PSD Trainer candidates.

Scrum software development professionals who are interested in becoming a trainer, can click here to get more information about the process and the upcoming event in Chicago.

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