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Right before Agile 2011, I had the opportunity to co-train a CSM course with an awesome candidate to join the ranks of Certified Scrum Trainers, Karen Greaves. One of the reasons why I was interested in training with Karen is that she has been applying many of the Training From the Back of the Room (TFBR) concepts that I have been very curious about and looking to apply in my course. I was curious to see how another practitioner would take these concepts and use them to teach Scrum.
The most visible benefit of my collaboration with Karen was for me to “4C” my training plan for my CSM course. 4C is an acronym that stands for “Connection, Content, Concrete Practice, Conclusion” and they are framework for an instructor to help design their class that leverages TFBR and Accelerated Learning. The 4C’s are described in more detail below:
From my experience with Karen and applying the 4C’s on my own, the framework offers instructors two powerful advantages:
Carlton Nettleton is the former SVP of Product at Applied Frameworks, and co-creator of the company's Advanced Scrum Online Academy and Profitable Software Academy. Carlton has over twenty years of industry experience working with clients to improve quality, increase productivity, build great teams, and launch new products using Agile software development practices and techniques. Today, Carlton is the President of Look Foward Consulting and focuses on mentoring and supporting Scrum and Agile practitioners who work in less-than-ideal conditions. He shares his energy and enthusiasm with learners so they can achieve their personal and professional goals. Carlton is fluent in both English and Spanish, has written a short book on Scrum, and has been Certified Scrum Trainer® since 2012.
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