Certified ScrumMaster ® (CSM)

A Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) helps project teams properly use Scrum, increasing the likelihood of the project's overall success. CSMs understand Scrum values, practices, and applications and provide a level of knowledge and expertise above and beyond that of typical project managers. CSMs act as "servant leaders," helping the rest of the Scrum team work together and learn the Scrum framework. CSMs also protect the team from both internal and external distractions.

This intensive two-day course will prepare you for the online exam. It includes a two-year membership in the Scrum Alliance, an organization that provides valuable materials and resources exclusively to CSMs.

We'll cover pragmatic, time-tested practices for managing product backlogs, long- and short-range planning, project execution, and progress reporting. We'll also examine many facets of Scrum, including the project lifecycle, roles, ceremonies, and artifacts. You will participate in exercises, in-depth discussion, case studies, and techniques to help illustrate practices and principles.

Certified ScrumMaster Course Learning Objectives

  • The basics of what Scrum is and how it fits into an Agile process
  • How the ScrumMaster role differs from a traditional project manager
  • The process for organizing, planning, and executing a Scrum project
  • Strategies for applying the Scrum framework to your job in the real world