ReviewsWhat students say about Chuck
Hi, I'm Dr. Chuck. I am a former steward of the Professional Scrum Product Owner course and can teach nearly all of the Scrum.org course catalog.
I have over 30 years of experience in education and software. I have has taught nearly 5,000 students in Professional Scrum classes and hundreds of students in noncertified classes ranging from highly technical programming classes to executive classes on process engineering. I have a solid reputation for satisfying students by breaking down complicated concepts into relatable analogies. I've been referred to as an agile expert by my students and peers alike.
Not only do I teach but I consult with a variety of large organizations. I focus on helping organizations realize the benefits of agile principles and practices through better business and IT alignment.
I'm a computer scientist with a doctorate degree from Colorado Technical University, a master's degree from Cleveland State University, and a bachelor's degree from Edinboro University. Additionally I hold over 20 industry related certifications. I previously worked as a full-time professor at Colorado State University and frequently work as an adjunct professor at various universities. I frequently publish academically and speak at numerous conferences.
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I don't post masses of classes and then cancel ones with low enrollment. If you sign up for my classes, you won't be moved and I won't cancel the class.
My classes focus on transforming the way you think about work over learning the mechanics of Scrum. If you don’t understand the basis for Scrum and you just follow the mechanics, you’ll be disappointed when you go to apply Scrum.
I don’t guarantee everyone will pass the Scrum.org assessment, and with good reason. The test is difficult and should be seen as a significant achievement. I don't run a certification mill and as such, I teach a deep understanding of the reasons behind Scrum rather than how to pass a test.
I don’t play games in classes: no Legos, marshmallows towers, paper airplanes, or pickles. I like to have fun in my class, but we are all professionals so I use difficult, professional exercises that reflect real-world situations. I believe my students are intelligent peers who bring their own worthy, creative ideas to the class and I respect their thoughts.