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Danube Bolsters ScrumCORE Team With New Trainers

Addition of three Certified Scrum Trainers expands team and training offerings in 2009

BELLEVUE, Wash., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Danube Technologies, Inc., (http://www.danube.com), the leader in software and training for the Scrum method of agile software development, today announced it has added three Certified Scrum Trainers (CSTs) to its Scrum training division, ScrumCORE(TM). The addition of CSTs Angela Druckman, Jimi Fosdick, and Tobias Mayer brings the total number of Danube trainers to seven and allows the company to expand its course offerings in 2009, while reinforcing its commitment to the Scrum framework and the growth of the community. To view the most up-to-date schedule of Danube's Scrum training, please visit: (http://www.danube.com/courses)

"We're thrilled to grow the ScrumCORE team with three additional leaders in Scrum software development and organizational management," said Katie Playfair, director of Danube Client Services. "Our ability to grow the team to this degree is a testament to the demand for experienced Scrum training among today's software professionals and beyond."

The ScrumCORE team's three new trainers include:

  • Angela Druckman has more than eight years of experience in iterative software development, including four years working in a Scrum environment. Prior to joining Danube, she worked as a senior project manager at Vertex Outsourcing in Seattle, where she helped clients improve business processes through Scrum.
  • Jimi Fosdick has more than 14 years experience in product development in such diverse industries as publishing, software, advertising, and the public sector. As an independent agile and Scrum consultant, he has worked to transition such companies as CIBER, Inc., Avenue A|Razorfish, MTV Networks, and Microsoft.
  • Tobias Mayer provides coaching and consulting services to teams and organizations transforming to more agile, trustful, and team-centered ways of working. Prior to joining Danube, he founded and operated Agile Thinking, which provided public and private training that explored the principles and practices of Scrum.

Each year, Danube and its team of trainers conduct more than 100 public classes around the globe. ScrumCORE continues to experience strong growth, especially throughout Europe. The ScrumCORE team also conducts a steady schedule of private, on-site training and coaching sessions to customers seeking support for organizational transformations to Scrum.

Danube's ScrumCORE training and coaching services are offered in both public and private settings through comprehensive course offerings that include:

  • Certified ScrumMaster Course: This two-day course on the principles and practices of Scrum results in participants becoming Certified ScrumMasters.
  • Free Scrum Introductory Webinars: These free Web sessions cover the basic and principles of Scrum and how organizations can get started using the methodology. To view a full schedule of upcoming sessions, please visit www.danube.com/webinars
  • Introduction to Agile and Scrum Course: This two-day course focuses on the rationale for agile and Scrum, rather than the specific practices taught in the certified course. This class is ideal for participants seeking a general overview of agile and Scrum methodologies, as well as a forum to discuss how suited these frameworks are for their organizations.
  • Product Owner Course: This two-day course is intended for Product Owners, business analysts, managers and executives. Occasionally, the Product Owner course will be offered as a third, optional day, following a two-day Certified ScrumMaster course. Some Product Owner courses are certified, in which participants will receive the Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) designation through the Scrum Alliance.

About Danube Technologies, Inc.

Founded in 2000, Danube Technologies, Inc. provides software and training exclusively focused on the Scrum method of agile software development. The company's ScrumWorks(R) Pro and ScrumWorks Basic products are licensed to more than 105,000 software professionals worldwide, making it the most widely used software in the industry for managing Scrum projects. Danube complements its software offering with a comprehensive schedule of ScrumCORE(TM) training courses, which are taught globally by Danube's seven Certified Scrum Trainers. The company's on-site software delivery model makes it the leading choice for enterprises of all types, including large corporate and government organizations, which require the utmost in security, compliance, ease-of-use and customization. Danube's customers include Adobe, Amazon.com, AMD, F5, General Electric, HP, Intel, Intuit, Kofax, LexisNexis, Microsoft, Motorola, Oracle, QVC, Siemens and Sun Microsystems. Danube is self-funded and has achieved steady organic growth as Scrum has emerged as the preferred agile method for developers and executives. The company is headquartered in Bellevue, Wash. and has a sales office in Portland, Ore. Please visit www.danube.com or call (503) 248-0800 for more information on Danube.

    Danube Press Contact:
    Christie Denniston
    Catapult PR-IR
    Office: 303-581-7760, ext. 13
    Cell: 303-827-5164
    cdenniston@catapultpr-ir.com

SOURCE Danube Technologies, Inc.

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