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.

Tobias taught my Scrum Master course back in 2009 and how he did it was excellent—a master class in learning by doing. Without doubt the best trainer I've come across.Rob Curtis, Curtis Consulting, Finland

What you will learn

Each student is taught to assume the responsibilities of a Scrum Master. By the end of the workshop participants will understand the Scrum framework well enough to return to work and take up the role of Scrum Master, or to apply the principles and practices in their own role within the organisation, e.g. developer, tester, manager, director. More specifically, participants will be able to:

  • Facilitate formal Scrum events and other important conversations, including but not limited to backlog refinement, sprint planning, daily scrum, review, retrospective;
  • 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 product increment 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 Scrum Master role is the focus of the course, however it is suitable for team members or managers who would like an introduction to Scrum.


No specific experience is required but please read the Agile Manifesto, the Scrum Guide and the 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.

"Enlightening and amusing. Tobias's Scrum training was one of the best seminars I've ever taken—and I do Executive Training frequently with the brightest minds on the planet. I only wish I would have taken it years before!" Raul Cristian Aguirre, CEO, Tango/04

London EC2

These CSMs are offered in partnership with 42 Acres and are held in Shoreditch.

Price range: £400 - £800

London W2

These CSMs are offered in partnership with AWA and are held at Etc Venues in Marble Arch.

Price range: £699 - £990

Scrum Master Journey

This CSM is a requirement for completing phase 1 of the Scrum Master Journey and a pre-requisite for phase 2.