Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) Course Info

Our Certified ScrumMaster training course provides a comprehensive and in-depth training in Scrum theory and practice, taught by a Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Trainer. The course format is divided equally between lecture, discussion, and exercises, with frequent opportunities to ask questions. The course includes coverage of the following topics:

  • The Agile Manifesto
  • The Scrum Framework
  • The 5 Scrum Events (Sprint, Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review, Sprint Retrospective)
  • The 4 Scrum Roles (Scrum Team, ScrumMaster, Product Owner, Development Team)
  • The 3 Scrum Artifacts (Product Increment, Product Backlog, Sprint Backlog)
  • The Definition of Done
  • Product Backlog Refinement
  • Strategies for becoming an effective ScrumMaster in challenging environments
  • Scrum anti-patterns and advice for successful Scrum adoption
  • Strategies for collaborating with customers and other stakeholders
  • Agile techniques for writing Product Backlog Items
  • Agile methods for project estimation, planning, and tracking.

In addition, all attendees receive:

  • "The Manager and Scrum" minibook
  • "The Distributed Scrum Primer" minibook
  • 2 packs of Planning Poker cards
  • A minibook version of "The Scrum Guide" (the core "body of knowledge" for Scrum)

The cost of the training includes the cost of the CSM exam and all class materials, as well as lunch and 2 tea breaks. PMI PMP's qualify for 16 PDU's, which can be used towards the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® certification. ("PMI", "PMP", and "PMI Agile Certified Practitioner" are registered marks of Project Management Institute, Inc.)