The Scrum Academy online CSM program is offered in two different formats. Click the format that suits you to read more.
Thus 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. It is also useful to those championing Scrum, or exploring it from a stakeholder perspective.
In other words, you're all welcome :)
Please take time to read The Scrum Guide before attending this workshop. The guide provides a good overall understanding of the Scrum framework, and will initiate curiosity, questions, concerns and doubts which you should bring with you to the workshop. You should also familiarise yourself with The manifesto for agile software development and its 12 principles.
If you'd like to read something more in advance of the workshop I recommend Scrum: a pocket guide by Gunther Verheyen.
The CSM TestThe Scrum Alliance CSM test will be taken during the final session, in your cohort teams. The test is a 50-question multiple choice test, time-boxed to 60 minutes. All the information you need to answer the questions correctly is in the Scrum Guide and the Agile Manifesto. Students that study these two documents tend to do better on the test.
About the Facilitator
Discovering XP in 1998 set Tobias Mayer on a journey of discovery into all things Agile. He has been practicing Scrum since 2003, and in 2005 was among the first twenty-five people, worldwide, certified to teach Scrum by Ken Schwaber, its co-founder.
Skilled as a developer, tester and engineering manager, Tobias also has a background in publishing, theatre arts, and community service work. He skilfully blends this unusual mix of experiences when teaching Scrum, creating a lively and engaging experience.
Tobias is the author of the highly acclaimed, and somewhat controversial book, The People's Scrum, and has written extensively on leadership, citizenship and corporate transformation.
Although open to all, this Certified Scrum Master (CSM) workshop is specifically designed to attract aspiring and/or practicing scrum masters who are paying for themselves. I offer reduced prices for those with cash flow issues, and specially adjusted rates for those in less prosperous countries. The workshop is offered by the facilitator directly, no agent or third party is involved. Registration price is based on a sliding scale—and relies on an honour system.
Important NoticeThis workshop relies on effective group interaction. It will not be a meaningful learning experience with less than eight people, therefore the organiser reserves the right to postpone the workshop if the required minimum of eight is not reached seven days before the start date. Participants unable to attend on the new date will be offered a full refund, or the opportunity to move their registration to a future workshop.
"I highly recommend Tobias Mayer's experiential CSM program for anyone interested in finding their own creative rhythm for working and creating value for others in a sustainable, human-friendly way.
His program offers a transformative blend of learning and unlearning that has forever shifted my perception of Scrum and how I coach teams. I now see Scrum as a rhythm that's always existed and I was just too distracted by my own noise to hear it. Helping individuals, teams, and organizations find their creative rhythm as makers-on-a-shared-mission has become my focus.
People move in the direction of their conversations, and I believe this is why Tobias Mayer's course is so powerful. We were invited to experience and explore Scrum through the lens of our everyday lives, creative endeavors, and an actual project that spanned over a series of sprints within cross-functional teams that included experienced Scrum Masters and a Product Owner. Conversations that emerged from these experiences were deepened from the space Tobias artfully created through joining us in the learning process and making room for the diversity of voices attracted to the course, who ranged from college professors, artists, project managers, software developers, and experienced Agile coaches."
— Kari Kelly, enterprise Agile coach, former participant and current workshop scrum master
"This fifteen-day CSM course is not another tick-box exercise for scrum certification: it is an immersion course that offers an incredible learning experience where collective intelligence merges with creative collaboration and results in opportunities for professional, personal and intellectual growth. As a participant and now as a volunteer scrum master supporting the course, I am also inspired by the space Tobias provides: a space of discovery, deeper understanding and meaningful exchange about the essence of Scrum. Through the project-led practice, with a focus on principles, values and collaboration, the Scrum framework becomes a lived experience for all participants."
— Alexandra Pimor, senior law lecturer, conscious governance & leadership consultant, former participant and current workshop scrum master
Corporate rate: £880 + VAT
Self-pay: £330-£660 + VAT
CSM Refresh: £200 + VAT
Refresh places are for those who already hold an active Scrum Alliance CSM.
Scrum Master Journey
This CSM is a requirement for completing phase 1 of the Scrum Master Journey and a pre-requisite for phase 2.
Scrum Alliance CSM
Certified Scrum Master
Scrum Alliance CST
Certified Scrum Trainer
In-person CSMThe Scrum Academy in-person CSM workshops are currently on hold. They will return when venues in London and Sheffield decide to reopen for workshop reservations.
Lounge CSMIf you are looking for a more intimate experience I also offer CSM workshops in your home. To stay COVID19-compliant these workshops are limited to five people (six including me).
Page last updated: 13/08/2020