CSM Workshop

"I don't really believe in crash-courses, and I attended the CSM seminar as I just wanted the certificate. However, I was surprised to see how much Tobias was able to teach me in such a short time. His method works. Highly recommended." — CSM participant

A fully immersive, hands-on workshop

This two-day Certified Scrum Master training course is structured around the Scrum values, principles and practices, using a blend of lecture, interactive exercises, and participant dialog. Scrum is taught holistically, with each iteration delving deeper into the framework. There are no powerpoint slides, and little lecture; the focus is on learning through action, activity, and conversation, allowing the new ideas to take root, and have the potential to grow within each participant's context. Scrum is not a formula to be memorised, but rather a journey to undertake.

What you will learn

Each student is taught to assume the responsibilities of a ScrumMaster. By the end of the workshop participants will understand the Scrum framework well enough to return to work and take up the role of ScrumMaster, or to apply the principles and practices from any other role in the organisation, e.g. developer, tester, manager, director. More specifically, participants will have the following skills:

  • Facilitate all Scrum ceremonies: refinement, planning, daily scrum, review and retrospective;
  • Be able to recognise organisational impediments that break the creative flow of a development team;
  • Work with the product owner and/or customer on maximizing ROI and to meet their objectives using Scrum;
  • Improve the work of the development team by facilitating creativity and empowerment, and guide the team members to improve their engineering practices so each increment of functionality is potentially shippable;
  • Foster a collaborative relationship between the teams and the product owner/customer to meet the needs of the business;
  • Work with managers, directors and executives to help them understand how to support the Scrum initiative.
Participants will also have sufficient information to easily pass the CSM test, which will be taken during the workshop, after lunch on day two.

Who should attend?

The course is suitable for everyone who is about to start using Scrum or has already gathered some experience and wants to deepen their understanding of Scrum. The ScrumMaster role is the focus of the course, however it is suitable for team members or managers who would like an introduction to Scrum.

Prerequisites

No specific experience is required but please read the Agile Manifesto, the Scrum Guide and the Scrum Alliance CSM learning Objectives before attending the course. If you'd like to read more, The Elements of Scrum is highly recommended. Important: be sure to bring a laptop or tablet with you on day two in order to register with the Scrum Alliance and take the online CSM test.

Partnership

The CSM workshops are offered in partnership with Adventures with Agile (AWA) and are held at
Rainmaking Loft,
St Katherine's Dock, EC1.

Registration

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ScrumMaster Journey

This, or any other CSM, is a required workshop for completing Phase 1 of the ScrumMaster Journey.