Innovation Games® Certification in Boston Area!

IGQI Jason Tanner, co-founder and president of Applied Frameworks (formerly Enthiosys) is teaching a two-day

Jason Tanner, Qualified Instructor

Innovation Games® Certification course in Waltham, MA January 21-22, 2014.

Completion of the Certified “Innovation Games® for Customer Understanding” course gives attendees practical and intensive practice planning, facilitating and post-processing results from both online and in-person Innovation Games. Completion also certifies participants as an Innovation Games Certified Collaboration Architect (CCA), Orange Belt Level.



When: January 21 & 22, 2014 from 9 to 5PM
Where: Hilton Garden Inn, Waltham, MA.
Cost: $895 before 12/21 (this is 2-day class with coffee & lunch each day)

Certified Scrum Master with Innovation Games®

All CSM courses are taught by Certified Scrum Trainers. Taking a CSM course, passing the CSM test, and accepting the license agreement designates you as a Certified ScrumMaster, which indicates that you have been introduced to and understand the basic concepts you need to perform as a ScrumMaster or team member on a scrum team.  This course also satisfies two elements of the CSD track: Scrum Introduction and Elective.

Looking for a straight-forward explanation of Scrum and how to use it effectively?  Searching for ways to tailor your current processes to effectively support Scrum? During this two-day dynamic, interactive Certified ScrumMaster class, renowned consultants Carlton Nettleton and Jason Tanner will share their proven, real-world experiences and techniques implementing Scrum and show you how you can be successful with Scrum.

Through short, focused lectures that simplify each piece of the Scrum framework, the class will include lots of peer-to-peer discussions and small group activities, which reinforce each topic and will help you maximize your understanding and retention of Scrum.  You will learn from Carlton and Jason’s experiences, and the experiences of the other attendees, what works and what does not work with Scrum.  Most importantly, you will have a blast learning as there is absolutely NO PowerPoint in this class.


Location: Rally Software, Halifax St. & Cedar St. Door C, Suite 105 Raleigh, NC 27604

Date: Thursday, March 28 – Friday, March 29, 2013

Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Register: Here

The learning objectives for this course are:

  • List the five values of Scrum and the eight essential Scrum principles.
  • Discuss each piece of the Scrum framework, its’ purpose, and interaction with the other pieces of the framework.
  • Describe the rights, responsibilities, and interactions of each role in Scrum-Team Member, Product Owner, ScrumMaster, and Stakeholder.
  • Discuss with the other participants what Scrum means to you and what it will mean to be a ScrumMaster in your organization.
  • Identify the main obstacles to using Scrum and the challenges of sustaining Scrum in your organization.
  • Evaluate if Scrum is the right process for you, your team, your project and/or your organization.
  • Practice applying ScrumMaster skills and thinking to solve day-to-day issues and challenges.
  • Watch Scrum in action as the framework of Scrum will be used to deliver the course material.
  • Draw a diagram describing the Scrum framework, highlighting all meetings, roles, and artifacts.
  • Explain how Innovation Games® can help your team and business achieve better results with Scrum.
What you will receive from this course:
  • A vivid, 55-page student workbook full of custom exercises, activities and course summaries that capture the essential points you need to learn and comprehend to pass the Certified ScrumMaster assessment.
  • A signed copy of Carlton’s book, Fourteen Observations of Good Scrum Practice, to use as a study guide to prepare for the assessment.
  • Documented Scrum case studies explaining how Scrum was used to create successful outcomes and improved teams.
  • A reading list of great books to jump start your continuing education on topics such as how to do Scrum better, scaling Scrum, distributed Scrum, estimating and planning, Lean Thinking, facilitation, collaboration, communication and other essential topics.
  • Thought-provoking articles relating to the role of ScrumMaster, the challenges associated with doing Scrum, identifying waste in your business, the Agile Manifesto, how Scrum was used to rescue a troubled project and facilitating change.
  • A forty-five minute, personalized question and answer session with a Scrum expert at the conclusion of the first day to answer your specific questions about Scrum and how to get started in your company.
  • Two-year membership with the Scrum Alliance providing access to additional articles, case studies and templates authored by other Scrum practitioners like yourself along with discounts to Scrum events and conferences.
  • One year standard subscription to Innovation Games® online – a $495 value.
Who should attend:

Any person who is interested in learning more about Scrum or wants to make Scrum work better for their Team or organization is encouraged to attend.  While the focus of the class is for people who want to learn how to leverage the Scrum framework to bring about change, any member of the Team or the organization who is interested in how to use Scrum would find this class useful.  Typical attendees in the past have been functional managers, Team leads, analysts, architects, engineers, software developers, directors, testers and other roles that support product development.
This is what you will learn from the other participants in the course:

“Learn how they implemented Scrum, roadblocks they faced and how to overcome those”

“Knowledge to decide whether Scrum is for me or not and when to implement it”

“That others are facing similar issues in adopting and adapting to Scrum”

“I learned a lot from people with different roles in their organization”

“Mechanics are not the emphasis for success in this methodology”

“The issues I face in my work is common among my classmates”

“Surprised that Scrum is not as structured as PMI”



Carlton Nettleton
My name is Carlton Nettleton and I am the President of  Look Forward Consulting.  My passion is to share my excitement, enthusiasm, and encouragement with teams and organizations as they reach for higher levels of performance and engagement. My business is to help your business grow and flourish.
When we work together, I will be sharing tools, techniques, practices, and insights I have gained in the last 10 years while working with Agile teams as both a contributor (I used to write code a long time ago), leader and a consultant.  My goal is nothing less than to develop high-performing teams through a combination of visibility, accountability and real ownership of the work and authentic personal relationships.  When these factors come together in your organization, teams will deliver not just the same mediocre results faster, but astonishing results.  The types of outcomes and innovation that will stun your leadership, customers, and competitors.
Today, my main focus is to lend my experience and deep knowledge of Scrum to organizations that are looking for something more out of their business and teams. Together we will apply Scrum and Lean Thinking to your projects so you can develop products that satisfy your customer’s needs better than your competitors.
Jason Tanner
Jason teaches and mentors product managers and teams to achieve their goals through Agile principles and practices.  He currently focuses on large enterprise transformation.  Jason brings his professional experience with software companies, a telecom carrier and the Marine Corps to engagements.  Jason has been an Agilist for 6 years.  His expertise spans Agile product management, product marketing, business planning, partner relationships, project management, and leadership.  Jason attends and speaks regularly at local events – wherever he works – national and international events including Scrum Gatherings and Agile Alliance conferences.  He holds an engineering degree from Cornell and an MBA from Duke and is a CSM and a CSP.

Jason Tanner Brings Agile-Focused Innovation Games® Class to Atlanta

Innovation Games Practitioner Class
September 29-30, 2010
Atlanta, GA
VersionOne’s Training Facility

Join Enthiosys President and Trained Innovation Games Facilitator Jason Tanner on September 29-30, 2010 for a special agile-focused Innovation Games Practitioner class. This interactive 2-day course outlines how Innovation Games can be used to enliven and improve many agile practices, such as  retrospective, eliciting customer requirements, developing better release plans and more. For more details and to register go to