What is the CSM course?
The Scrum Alliance® Certified Scrum Master® (CSM) learning is a highly interactive, in-depth approach to covering the values and principles of Agile, and the theory, practices and rules of Scrum. It provides practical guidance for adopting Scrum and continuously improving your organisation. It is online so, you won’t have to travel 🙂
Incorporating Scrum principles and practices takes diligence, patience, and a commitment to continuous improvement. Scrum is a framework, not a prescriptive methodology. This course will help you understand Agile, Scrum and more.
However, it goes beyond this to prepare the learner in becoming a Great Scrum Master. It gives participants hands-on experience using Scrum and closes with a Certification exam. You come away with an industry certificate that recognises you as a Scrum Master ready to start being in service to the Developers, Product Owner and Organisation.
Their effectiveness and influence as a servant-leader are tangible and measurable in the value of each product increment delivered within each Sprint cycle which is at the heart of Scrum.
What is the value of this CSM course?
Increase your existing knowledge of Agile and Scrum to improve yourself.
Make yourself invaluable to your Scrum teams by helping them become the best that they can be.
Get valuable tangible answers to your real-world questions from expert Coaches in the field.
As the CSM is the most valued Agile/Scrum certification in the market, you can improve your internal and external career prospects.
- Start your journey to becoming an awesome and great Scrum Master!
And much much more …
What topics are covered?
Agile – Mindset, Values, Principles and Practices
Agile – Benefits, When to Be/Do it
Scrum Theory – What is Scrum?
Scrum Values – Courage, Focus, Commitment, Openness, Respect
Scrum Accountabilities – Scrum Master, Product Owner, Developers
Scrum Artifacts – Product Backlog, Sprint Backlog and Increment
Scrum Events – Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review & Sprint Retrospective
Why Scrum? – Empirical Process Control, Core Elements and Definition of Done
Any questions about Agile or Scrum you want to be answered, bring your challenges!
What will you learn?
During the CSM course, attendees will learn why such a seemingly simple process as Scrum can profoundly affect an organization. Participants gain practical experience working with Scrum tools and activities.
Participants leave knowing how to apply Scrum to all sizes of products, from a single collocated team to a large, highly distributed team.
What about exams and assessments?
- Attendance and active participation across the course days will result in the registration for the Certified Scrum Master® exam.
- The exam consists of a 50-question CSM test and answers 37 out of the 50 questions correctly within the 60-minute time limit to pass.
- After you pass the CSM test, you will be asked to accept the CSM License Agreement and complete your Scrum Alliance membership profile.
- Then and only then, upon successful completion of the exam and the formality of accepting the license agreement, attendees will hold Certified Scrum Master® (CSM) status. Congratulations!
Who is this course suitable for?
The course is aimed at those who are performing, or about to take over, the role of the Scrum Master. It is also of value for …
Anyone who desires knowledge of Agile or Scrum
Anyone who has heard of Agile and Scrum but has never been trained in either of them
Anyone who previously thought Agile or Scrum is a methodology and wants to know why this is not the case.
Scrum Masters and Agile Practitioners
Agile Team, Organizational Coaches and Agile Trainers
Organisational Leaders and Managers
Software Engineers and hands-on technologists
And anyone who wishes to deepen their knowledge of Scrum and Scrum Mastery.
Are there any prerequisites for this course?
None for the CSM course as it is not tech-centric, everyone is welcome.
How should I prepare for this course?
Come in with an open mind to be challenged and the willingness to work with your fellow learners.
Will I need any equipment for the course?
As this is an online course, you will need a computer with a camera and a headset. You will also need to install the zoom client and be able to use mural, a virtual whiteboard application. For security reasons, we highly recommend you use a personal computer on our public courses whenever possible. As a Scrum Alliance requirement you will be required to have your video picture ON during the course.