"Move unhurriedly, look people in the eyes, pause, listen, reflect; above all, seek to become unnecessary." — from The Liberated ScrumMaster
The ScrumMaster Journey is a two-year program of education for London-based ScrumMasters in pursuit of personal excellence. There are three elements to this journey, self study, mentoring and interactive workshops, each contributing to the student's discovery and realisation of his or her own abilities and potential. Optionally, the program offers Scrum Alliance certification at beginner, advanced and professional levels.
The full program is described in detail in the documents and workshop descriptions listed on this page. Please read the two program overview documents thoroughly before seeking additional information. Thank you.
Phase 1 required workshops
Phase 2 required workshops
The following three workshops are required.
In addition, if your CSM certificate was issued by a trainer other than Tobias Mayer you will also need to attend the half-day workshop, The Why of Scrum.The Advanced CSM certificate is offered at the end of this phase. Certification is optional; it requires additional self-directed learning, and carries an extra cost.
Phase 3 required workshopsCertified Scrum Professional (ScrumMaster) certificate is offered at the end of this phase. Certification is optional; it requires additional self-directed learning, and carries an extra cost.
Phase 1 £600-£1,000, payable in advance of the two-day workshop. Includes the Scrum Alliance Certified ScrumMaster certificate (CSM).
Phase 2 £1,000-£1,200, payable in advance of the phase or in ongoing installments. Includes the Scrum Alliance Advanced Certified ScrumMaster certificate (A-CSM).
Phase 3 £1,000-£1,200, payable in advance of the phase or in ongoing installments. Includes the Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Professional ScrumMaster certificate (CSP-SM).
Education without Certification
If you're not interested in certification but would like to participate in the program you are most welcome. The ScrumMaster Clinics are free and the workshops are priced at £300 per day. There is no need to work through the Scrum Alliance learning objectives, but you may still choose to have a mentor to support you on your journey. For non-certification students mentorship is not brokered and is purely an autonomous arrangement between the participating parties.
Alternative routes to Advanced CSM
The Scrum Alliance has only recently started approving its trainers to offer the new advanced and professional ScrumMaster certifications. As of writing there are three UK trainers approved to offer the Advanced CSM, with others planning submissions or awaiting approval. Each offer is different and you may find there are easier/more direct ways of achieving the same certificates this program offers.
Potential candidates for this program are encouraged to explore the alternatives. The ScrumMaster Journey requires regular community engagement and a long-term learning and mentoring commitment. It is not suited to everyone. Please make the decision to enrol only after due consideration of all your options. Thank you.
This program is made possible by many members of the London ScrumMaster community who offer their time and experience to facilitate the free clinics, and to mentor those starting out on their journeys.
Special thanks to Thoughtbot London who provide the space for the clinics and workshops, and partner with me to operate an alternative, non-monetary economy within the community.
To learn more, and find out whether this program is right for you please get in touch with Tobias Mayer to set up a time to talk.
Last updated: 13/08/2017