Welcome to Wisecrum Associates!

While we are very confident of our ability to give great Agile advice, training, and coaching, we will never presume to know everything.  Our Associates have been mentored by many of the best Agilists in the business – and we don’t stop there.  We are dedicated to a lifetime of learning from others – their successes, their experiments, and their mistakes.

The Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)® is by far our most popular course. The CSM® is the gold-standard of certifications for Scrum Masters world-wide, backed by the Scrum Alliance®.

The Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)® is recommended to ALL Product Owners who would like to truly begin to understand their role in an organization embracing Scrum. For most Product Owners, this is an eye-opening experience.

The Advanced Certified ScrumMaster (A-CSM)® course is intended for ScrumMasters who are serious about making the role their mission. We dive deep into the techniques great Scrum Masters use to understand their teams, organizations, and how people interact.

The Certified Scrum Professional – ScrumMaster (CSP-SM)® is the highest certification that ScrumMasters can achieve. This is only achievable with several years of experience as a ScrumMaster and many hours of training from other Scrum professionals. Successful CSP-SM candidates often find a great deal of value in having a mentor help them understand many of the deeper subjects that make great ScrumMasters.

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Kelsey Baker

Rick was a fantastic instructor! I got my CSM with him and I was brand new to Agile and Scrum and I felt I head a good understanding after the course with him! Once I have a few years under my belt of being a Scrum Master I will definitely be getting my cert through him! Extremely knowledgeable, will answer any questions you may have, puts everything in terms you can understand! Highly recommend!

Kelsey Baker

Scrum Master, Liberty IT Solutions

Harish Ramakrishna

Rick is an Excellent Scrum Trainer and I am Immensely benefitted by the Training/Coaching given by Rick on the 2 day workshop. It was a very Informative and creative training sessions. Also, Rick helped all of us to put our own thinking hats and made us come up with lots of Ideas. It was a great pleasure and very good experience Interacting and working with him. I would highly recommend Rick for his Experience as a Certified Scrum Trainer. Thank you Rick !

Harish Ramakrishna

Technical Scrum Master, Fidelity Investments

Jamal Ansari

I had a great time taking Rick’s Certified Scrum Master course this past summer. Rick’s teaching style was insightful and you can tell he is an expert with the content. There was a good balance of teaching the methodology and relating this to real world practice.
The course material was engaging and made for a nice collaborative environment to partner with our peers through.
I would highly recommend taking any courses Rick offers to better understand the ways of the Agile world.

Jamal Ansari

Scrum Master

Shoaib Suleman

I attended Rick’s CSM certification course. The course was very engaging and given real-life examples from his experience. I have a lot of misconceptions about the scrum fundamentals and agile concepts that were cleared by Rick during the course. For me, it was a very good learning experience. Since attending and completing the course certification, I started attending the Scrum retro’s in my company as well, which is an amazing experience. Some of the exercises in the course were quite hand’s on and team-oriented and help me understand the lectures very well. Rick is a good teacher, I would highly recommend this course to anyone.

Shoaib Suleman

Support Team Lead, IMX Software

Prasad Kulkarni

Rick was such an amazing teacher, he elaborated on each term that was explained. He communicated very well and was very clear in delivering the material. Rick went above and beyond in making sure everyone understood the course by reaching out to each and every individual during the session.
Definitely a great instructor and recommend to anyone !!! He is the Best in whatever he know and teach !!!

Prasad Kulkarni

Manager | CSM | Business Analyst, Matrix-IFS

Kishore Marujolla

Rick was phenomenal with his training style. He has a wonderfully structured approach to help us understand the concept. I really enjoyed being in his class and learned a lot. Thank you, Rick!

Kishore Marujolla

SAP HCM Expert | Project Management | Scrum Master | Scrum Product Owner

Divya Prasannakumar

Rick is a great teacher! He is outstanding, engaging and humorous. The hours I spent in Rick’s CSM class was valuable. I would strongly recommend Rick Waters for all things Scrum/Agile as he is a knowledgeable professional.

Divya Prasannakumar

Scrum Master II, Ventera

Amy Pennybacker

I had a great learning experience with Rick in my CSM session. He was able to clarify all of my questions, and to offer suggestions on how to tackle various scenarios. Within a month of taking Rick’s CSM course, I was able to transition into a Scrum Master role! I’m looking forward to implementing everything I learned from Rick!

Amy Pennybacker

Serving Agile Teams on their path to excellence

Stacey Crowe

Rick was such an amazing teacher, he elaborated on each term that was explained. He communicated very well and was very clear in delivering the material. Rick went above and beyond in making sure everyone understood the course. Definitely a great instructor and recommend to anyone.

Stacey Crowe

Scrum Master

Veronika Zherdeva

Rick broke down the material for my CSM course really well and engaged with the class via multiple mediums. Rick not only discussed the topics in a very easy to understand way but also utilized visual tools which solidified the concepts further. I really liked that the course incorporated real life business examples which would apply at a normal place of work. I would highly recommend Rick in an instructor and coach capacity because he truly cares about his students and is available to provide mentorship when it is needed.

Veronika Zherdeva

Program Administrator, Valiant Integrated Services