Training: Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)

Looking to take your Scrum practice to the next level? This 2 day Certified ScrumMaster course will equip you with everything you need to coach and guide a Scrum team to success.

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Certified Scrum Professional and Manifesto CEO Jim Bowes teams up with Certified Scrum Trainer Matt Roadnight who will deliver a course aimed at allowing candidates to gain the Scrum Alliance ScrumMaster certification.


When and where

Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th February 2015

Holborn, London


This Certified ScrumMaster training course is an intensive introduction to the core concepts of the Scrum project management methodology where potentially releasable product increments are produced in time-boxed iterations.

Promoting discussion and learning for both beginners and more experienced practitioners, this is a more in-depth course than an introductory Certified ScrumMaster class.

Discussion will explore the options, approaches and implications for a ScrumMaster when dealing with stakeholders, Product Owners or development team members who are not following Scrum.

A real-world example product problem will be used to allow attendees to explore how to approach slicing features and stories in a way that will make product delivery more successful. These stories will then be taken through the Scrum process.

The course will be delivered in an environment that allows knowledge to ferment in a practical, tacit and approachable way.

Course agenda

Agile principles & Scrum overview

  • Agile principles
  • Lean principles
  • Process control models
  • Incremental and iterative development
  • Shifting the focus on product management
  • Overview of the Scrum process

The team

  • Dedicated cross functional teams
  • Conditions for self organization
  • T-shaped people

Product backlog and user stories

  • Product backlog characteristics
  • User stories
  • Getting your first Product backlog

Estimation for forward planning

  • Why comparative estimation works
  • Planning poker

Product backlog items

  • Getting backlog items ready
  • Slicing user stories

Sprint planning

  • Team capacity
  • Facilitating the sprint planning meeting
  • The sprint backlog
  • Sprint burndown chart

The sprint

  • Definition of done
  • How the team should work in a sprint
  • Tools for the ScrumMaster
  • Sustainable pace

Scrum roles and responsibilities

  • The team and building effective teams
  • ScrumMaster responsibilities
  • Product Owner responsibilities
  • The Scrum project community
  • What happens to traditional roles in Scrum?

Scrum meetings

  • Reviews
  • Retrospectives

Release planning and tracking progress

  • Velocity
  • Release planning
  • Tracking release progress

Scaling scrum

  • Scrum of Scrums
  • Scaling the product backlog
  • Scaling across a program and business areas
  • Distributed teams


On completion of this course attendees will be fully prepared to pass the Scrum Alliance assessment exam. The exam is a multiple-choice online test which, together with a course such as this one, is required to become a certified ScrumMaster.

On passing the exam ScrumMasters are given a one year membership to the Scrum Alliance which hosts a large treasury of information and ScrumMaster resources.

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