Certified ScrumMaster (CSM®) Course
Certified ScrumMaster (CSM®) aka CSM Certification training offers in-depth coverage of Scrum framework and its application in the complex environment for product management and product development. Through engaging content and simulations, we cover Agile values, principles, Scrum rules, practices, techniques and practical tools that help Scrum Masters become effective and help the teams benefit from Scrum.
CSM Certification Workshop participants become eligible to appear for the Scrum Alliance‘s Certified ScrumMaster (CSM®) certification exam and upon passing it, immediately receive the Certified ScrumMaster (CSM®) certification.
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CSM Training Content
Agile principles and values: Agile values and 12 principles which form the overarching idea of becoming Agile. Group exercise.
Scrum foundation: The three legs of Scrum theory: transparency, inspection and adaptation. Simulation activity – Empirical Process and PDCA cycle.
Scrum framework: The roles – Product Owner, Scrum Master, Development Team, Artifacts – Product Backlog, Sprint Backlog and Product Increment, and Scrum Events – Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review and Sprint Retrospective.
ScrumMaster Role Deep Dive: Exercises and videos to explore the ScrumMaster role, challenges, qualities and anti-patterns
Product Backlog Management: Creating and refining a product backlog.
Experimentation, Hypothesis and User stories: Approaches to writing hypothesis, user stories, characteristics, Acceptance criteria.
Agile estimation and planning: Estimation, and Agile planning at different levels. Daily planning, sprint planning, roadmap and vision
Release planning: Release planning & managing risk. Recipe to say Yes to on time product releases, every time
Characteristics of Successful Scrum Implementation
Scrum at Scale: Overview of large scale product dev. scrum frameworks
CSM Training Agenda
- Empirical Process
- PDCA Cycle
- Agile Manifesto
- Scrum Values
- Scrum Framework
- Scrum Roles – The Scrum Team, Product Owner, Development Team, Scrum Master
- Product Backlog
- Scrum Artifacts contd. – Sprint Backlog and Product Increment
- Product Backlog Items / User Stories, Hypothesis
- Scrum Events – (Scrum Meetings) – Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Planning, Sprint Retrospective
- Scrum Simulation
- Estimation and Release Planning
- Facilitation Techniques (Recap)
- CSM Certification and Next steps
- Optional: Scrum at Scale
- Optional: Deep dive Case Study
- Optional: Scrum Videos (covered during topics throughout the class)
Head of Department
Director of Products, Director of Technical Delivery, Director
Quality Assurance Analyst
User Experience UX Specialist
Marketing and Business Development
Human Resources (HR)
Talent Engagement, Talent Development
Preparing for the CSM Certification Course
Would you like to receive some free Scrum reading material? We got you covered.
We are focused on helping you learn Scrum well, so you can implement it and get full benefits from it. We send you pre-workshop Scrum content so you can start familiarizing yourself with the Scrum Framework.
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BTW: CSM Certification test is an easy multiple choice test. It is not intended to test your experience or skill. It just ensures you can recall some of the Scrum concepts taught in the Scrum Guide.
All CSM Certification courses are taught by Certified Scrum Trainers that are approved by the Scrum Alliance. Taking a Certified ScrumMaster course, passing the online CSM test – by Scrum Alliance, and accepting the license agreement designates you as a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM). The CSM certification indicates that you have been introduced to Scrum framework and understand the basic concepts you need to perform as a ScrumMaster or team member on a Scrum team. This training also satisfies two elements of the CSD track: Scrum Introduction and Elective.
CSM certification Validity:
CSM Certificate is valid for two years.
What is covered in the Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) Workshop?
Please refer the agenda above. All CSM Certification Workshops cover the learning objectives as set by Scrum Alliance.
What are the pre-requisites for this CSM Certification workshop?
We recognize that having basic knowledge of the Agile Values and Principles, helps the participants make the best use of the learning time during this workshop.
Upon confirming your registration with Agile For Growth, we email you the pre-workshop Scrum content. This includes useful reading material, short articles, and videos. We highly encourage you to get familiar with the topic before the workshop.
Do I need to prepare anything before attending the CSM Workshop?
- Review the pre-workshop content that we email you.
- Plan your workshop days to be distraction free as much as possible. Yes, we know it’s difficult. However, can we sharpen the axe and cut trees at the same time?
- Think through the practical challenges you would like to address after the workshop. Write them down and bring them to the workshop.
- During the workshop, first, focus on learning the ideas and techniques then the application. Some ideas may be pretty radical for your organization to implement in its current state. Don’t worry. Learn about the idea first and then let’s discuss how you can benefit from it.
- Have enough sleep.
Is the CSM Workshop a classroom workshop? Can I take it online?
The Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) workshop is a 2-day in-person classroom workshop. It can not be taken online or virtually. We may share some relevant video as bonus content either pre or post workshop.
The highly interactive and experiential nature of the Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) workshop makes it essential for the participant to be in the classroom, engage in activities and learn with other participants.
It is like playing Football or Cricket. Team member(s) can not log in remotely to play the game while the rest of the players are on the field.
Is there any exam after the CSM workshop?
Yes. After you successfully complete the 2-day workshop, the trainer will recommend your name to Scrum Alliance. Scrum Alliance will email you a link to take an online CSM exam. It is an untimed, multiple-choice test comprising of 35 questions. To pass the CSM exam you need to get 24 answers right.
What is the cost of CSM Certification Workshop in India in 2017?
This rates of public CSM Certification Workshop are shown to you when you choose a particular date + city of the CSM workshop and click Register. Usually, in India the CSM workshop rates fall within INR 23,000/- to 26,000/- (excluding taxes) depends on the city, mode of payment, early bird discount, group registration etc.
CSM Certification in Pune may cost little lesser than CSM Certification in Bangalore and also CSM Certification in Gurgaon.
A weekday, In-house corporate CSM Certification batch for your organization can be arranged upon request. Please feel free to send us your inquiry and we’ll get in touch with our best quote.
Do I need to attend a workshop to take the CSM Exam?
Yes. To be able to take the online CSM Exam, one must attend a 2-day in-person workshop facilitated by a Certified Scrum Trainer. Online or virtual training is not eligible for CSM Exam hence CSM Certification.
Who provides this CSM Certification?
The Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) Certification is provided by Scrum Alliance. This certification will be valid for two years.
For the convenience of our corporate in-house training clients, we also have alternate options to choose from. However, the decision about certifications must be made before choosing and registering for a workshop.
Who will be the trainer for the Certified ScrumMaster workshop?
The Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) workshop is facilitated by experienced Certified Scrum Trainer. Based on the city and dates, you can find out the trainer info for each workshop at our Certified Scrum Training Schedule.
How do I renew my CSM Certification?
You can renew your CSM Certification by going to your ScrumAlliance.org account and select Renew. Upon paying $100 your CSM Certification will be renewed for two years.
How many PDUs and SEUs do I earn with this CSM workshop?
Participants who attend full 2-days workshop are eligible for 16 SEUs (Scrum Education Units) good for ScrumAlliance Certified Scrum Professional designation and 16 PDUs (Professional Development Units) good for Project Management Institute (PMI) Project Management Professional (PMP) and other PMI certifications.