Become a CSM - the original & most globally recognised Certified ScrumMaster accreditation. Uniquely designed training course by internationally acclaimed author, and run by TWO of the most experienced instructors in Australia.
The Certified Scrum Master (CSM) is not only the original Agile certification but it is also without question the most globally recognised. With a focus on process leadership, the CSM teaches new Scrum Masters highly pragmatic, real-world patterns, techniques, tools and tips to help them lead Scrum teams.
The CSM is governed by the peak industry body, the Scrum Alliance. Home to the largest network of professional Scrum practitioners in the world – the Scrum Alliance applies the most stringent trainer certification process in the industry to ensure that you receive truly world-class Scrum and Agile training.
The previous in-person attendance requirement stipulated by the Scrum Alliance has been lifted to accommodate the current situation and we are excited to be able to offer our Certified Scrum Master training session, virtually.
Our Virtual-Online course (laptop or desktop with Internet connection required) includes:
- Downloadable training materials
- Real-time instruction
- Relatable examples
The course will contain the same unique AxisAgile content and will also focus on how Scrum teams can collaborate remotely. The class size will remain limited to ensure all attendees are still able to effectively collaborate with each other and with both trainers. Completed in real time, attendees will work together in small teams and learn not only from the trainers but also through discussion in breakout sessions, exercises, targeted games and simulations.
You get not one, but TWO instructors!
Our courses are led by two highly experienced and acclaimed instructors who are super energetic, passionate and funny (some would say at least...). Training with two instructors ensures a broader variety of war stories, more dynamic delivery, not to mention more parallel processing power to answer all questions thrown at us!
What is included in each course?
A copy of Scrum Shortcuts Without Cutting Corners
You’ll receive your very own copy of 'Scrum Shortcuts Without Cutting Corners', the hugely popular book that was selected to be part of the ‘Mike Cohn Agile Signature Series’ (the premiere book series on Scrum and Agile globally). This book is full of great Agile tactics, tools and tips that many have found to be invaluable. But don't take our word for it, check out the reviews on Amazon!
Scrum Alliance Membership & Online Assessment Fee
At the conclusion of our course, you will become a member of the Scrum Alliance. Join the largest community of Scrum professionals and make the most of your free 2-year membership by reading and submitting articles, going to global Scrum gatherings, regional gatherings and being a part of this ever-growing community. Any applicable online assessment fees are also included with this course.
We're here to support you!
Don’t worry, when you’ve concluded your training with us, we’re still here to help via our free ongoing support. Email us with a question and we’re sure to reply. That’s another advantage of having two highly experienced trainers. There’s more of us to go round!
Two decks of Planning Poker cards
Not only do you get to play some Planning Poker during our courses, you also get two decks of high quality AxisAgile Planning Poker cards of your own. Each deck has four colours and instruction cards so you can kick off your estimation sessions with a bang!
Workbooks to help you connect with the course
Our fill-in-the-gaps workbook is super-handy to write in answers and take notes as you follow along with us through the course. This has been specifically designed to help reinforce key learnings.
This course covers
- A Scrum and Agile overview
- Selling Scrum to senior business stakeholders
- When to apply Scrum vs Waterfall
- Creating a Product Vision
- Prioritising and refining the Product Backlog using the Definition-of-Ready
- Understanding User stories, Epics and Themes
- Managing the Definition-of-Done and non-functional requirements
- How to handle unplanned work, such as defects and business-as-usual (BAU) tasks
- How to blend Scrum with Kanban
- How to apply Scrum outside of technology
- How to foster self-organising teams
- The Scrum roles – Scrum Master, Product Owner and the Developers
- How to transition a team to Scrum using the Transition Backlog
- Popular Scrum tools and resources
- A day in the life of a typical Sprint
- Sprint Planning and the Sprint Backlog
- Formats, tips and tricks to run effective: Sprint Planning, Daily Scrums, Refinement, Reviews and Retrospectives
- Managing WIP and flow using Visual Management Boards (VMBs)
- Relative Estimation and Planning Poker
- Release Planning and the Enhanced Release Burndown chart
- For Project Management Professionals (PMPs), this course counts for 15 Professional Development Units (PDUs).
- This course also counts for 15 of the 21 hours of Agile Project Management Training for your PMI-ACP Certification.
General Virtual-Online Course Information
Course Requirements - You will need a computer or laptop with webcam capability, and a good stable Internet connection. You will need to be visually present throughout the course on the webcam in order to be certified.
Sign In Information - A week prior to your course date, you will be provided with your unique log-in details, and all the information you need to prepare for your course.
Course times - Your real-time training will commence promptly at 9am but we ask that you sign in via the waiting room from 8:30am. The course will conclude at 5pm with plenty of activities and breaks (of course!) in between. Your full attendance and full participation over both days is required for certification.
Within 48 hours after successfully completing the course, we will nominate you to the Scrum Alliance for certification. You will then have 90 days to sit the 50 question test and answer 37 questions correctly within the 60 minute time limit. After you pass the CSM test (2 attempts are included in the ticket price) you will be asked to accept the CSM License Agreement and complete your Scrum Alliance membership profile. Don’t worry - you will learn everything you need to know at the course 🙂
The standard ticket price is $1,400 including GST and the certification exam fee and 2-year membership to the Scrum Alliance. This also includes all course material which will be sent to you post course. Our early bird price (booked at least a week prior to the course start, subject to availability) is $1,200 again inclusive of GST, the certification exam fee, Scrum Alliance membership and course materials.
This is payable on registration by credit card. For information on group discount bookings and other payment options please contact our support team.
Private Certified Courses
Please contact us to discuss options for in-house, private versions of this course.
Who Should Attend
Developers, team leads, project team members, architects, coders, testers, IT/Development Managers, Project Management Professionals (PMPs) and PRINCE2 Practitioners interested in learning and applying the Scrum framework to their projects teams or organizations will all benefit from this course.
Group Bookings and Invoices
We also offer discounts for group bookings and invoicing as a method of payment. For more information please contact us now.
Refund, Replacement and Postponement Policy
If you have booked onto a course and aren't able to make your course date please refer to our Refund, Replacement and Postponement Policy