All Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) courses are taught by Trainers approved by the Scrum Alliance. Taking a CSM course, accepting the license agreement, and passing the CSM test designates you as a Certified ScrumMaster, which indicates that you have been introduced to and understand the basic concepts you need to perform as a ScrumMaster or team member on a Scrum team.
Relax…You’re in Good Hands
So glad you found us. Now, let me tell you what this class is NOT going to be like:
- It’s not going to be two-days of PowerPoint slides.
- It’s not going to be two-days of listening to your instructor talk (down) at you.
- It’s not going to be two-days of dry theory with no practical application.
Professionals don’t learn that way and it’s not worth your time and money for that experience.
Instead, we’ve created a two-day, hands-on workshop where you’ll have the opportunity to both learn and apply the important skills every ScrumMaster needs to know.
In your course, expect multiple breakout groups where you’ll learn how Scrum is applied in different organizations and how the role of the ScrumMaster has been adopted in those organizations. Use these conversations to inspire yourself to find those small adjustments you can make that will have a big impact on your performance.
Finally, former students say our method of delivery is crystal clear, easy to absorb, action-oriented and fun. Don’t believe us? Ask our VP of Fun, Bruno.
- List the five values of Scrum and the eight essential Scrum principles.
- Discuss each piece of the Scrum framework, its purpose and interaction with the other pieces of the framework.
- Describe the rights, responsibilities and interactions of each role in Scrum – Developer, Product Owner, ScrumMaster and stakeholder.
- Discuss with the other participants what Scrum means to you and what it will mean to be a ScrumMaster in your organization.
- Identify the main obstacles to using Scrum and the challenges for sustaining Scrum in your organization.
- Practice applying ScrumMaster skills and thinking to solve day-to-day issues and challenges.
- Watch Scrum in action as the framework of Scrum will be used to deliver the course material.
- A digital workbook of all the course exercises and lifetime access to any online materials we create in Miro.
- A free copy of Carlton’s book, Fourteen Observations of Good Scrum Practice, an excellent study guide to help you prepare for the CSM assessment.
- A comprehensive recommended reading list of books to supercharge your continuing education after our course.
- An instructor with over twenty years of experience using Scrum and Agile to develop new and innovative products, fifteen years as a consultant helping people at every level of the organization achieve success with Scrum and Agile.
- Two-year membership to the Scrum Alliance®.
After you compare our course to all the others, you’ll see that we offer excellent value for the time and money you’re going to invest with us.
This course spans two days, but don’t worry…we’re going to have lots of breaks. Plan for a break every hour or so. Breaks will last anywhere from five to fifteen minutes plus we’ll have a one-hour break for lunch each day.
Here’s a glimpse of what one of our courses looks like.
Here’s an added bonus – while working in breakout groups, you’ll get to hear how ScrumMasters from different companies, industries and countries work to provide value, deliver quality solutions and increase profits.
Praise from Real Students
- I usually hate “participatory” training, but Carlton’s no-nonsense delivery, depth of knowledge and organization made the entire experience worthwhile and enjoyable. Thank you!
- The presentation of the materials was easy to understand. The hands-on practice exercises reinforced the lecture. Well done!
- Carlton was phenomenal! His use of Miro, along with good pacing, engaging breakouts and easy-to-understand analogies, made the time pass by quickly. Two thumbs up!
- Carlton was a fantastic educator. He was relaxed, great at inviting questions and paused for just the right amount of time to elicit responses.