Become a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) with globally acclaimed author and trainer

Get your Certified ScrumMaster training with globally acclaimed author and trainer!

The Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) is the most globally recognised Agile certification, 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 training.

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You get two instructors

Your courses are led by two highly experienced, world-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!

About Ilan Goldstein

Ilan-Goldstein Ilan Goldstein is a globally recognised Scrum trainer, consultant and author of the acclaimed ‘Mike Cohn Agile Signature Series’ book, ‘Scrum Shortcuts Without Cutting Corners’ (published by Pearson Education). He was voted in the top 16 global Agile influencers (published by Entech) as well as in the top 18 global Scrum experts to follow on Twitter (published by Techbeacon). Ilan is a founder of both AxisAgile as well as Scrum Australia – the national not-for-profit organization focused on growing and enriching the Australian Scrum community. Ilan’s passion is sharing his deep and diverse in-the-trenches Scrum experience with other keen practitioners.

About Colin Tan

Colin-TanColin Tan has held the roles of Senior Business Analyst, Product Analyst, Product Manager and User Experience Manager with an array of diverse organizations before finally arriving at his true calling and passion, the role of Scrum Product Owner.

He is the artist for ‘Scrum Shortcuts Without Cutting Corners’, a Scrum-focused book in the popular ‘Mike Cohn Agile Signature Series’ being published by Pearson Publishing.

This course covers:

  • A Scrum and Agile overview
  • Selling Scrum to senior business stakeholders
  • When to apply Scrum
  • Scrum values
  • 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
  • The Definition of Done and non-functional constraints
  • Test Automation starting points
  • How to blend Scrum with Kanban, XP and DevOps
  • How to foster self-organising teams
  • The Scrum roles –ScrumMaster, 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

What is included in each course?

Scrum_Shortcuts_Without_Cutting_CornersA copy of Scrum Shortcuts Without Cutting Corners
You get 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!

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scrumalliance_certification_sealsScrum 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.

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emailWe’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!

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axiagile-planning-poker-cards-course-materialsTwo decks of Planning Poker cards
Not only do you get to play some Planning Poker during our courses, you also get to take home two decks of high quality AxisAgile Planning Poker cards. Each deck has four colours and instruction cards so you can kick off your estimation sessions with a bang!

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axisagile-usb-pen-course-materialsStylish USB pen with all electronic materials
Getting a USB stick with all of the electronic course materials is cool. What’s even cooler is getting a stylish pen that has an embedded USB stick with not only the course materials but additional reading as well!

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axisagile-workbook-course-materialsWorkbooks to help you connect with the course
As well as an electronic copy of all of the slides and other materials, on the day you will receive a fill-in-the-gaps, workbook to use and follow along with during the course. This has been specifically designed to help reinforce key learnings.

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axisagile-booklets-course-materialsTwo booklets to help you on your agile journey
You don’t just receive a best-selling Scrum book but you also receive two really helpful booklets written by another industry expert, Pete Deemer. The ‘Distributed Scrum Primer’ offers hints and tips to help make Scrum work across a geographically dispersed team and the ‘Manager and Scrum’ offers a brief Scrum overview targeted at senior managers.

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Other inclusions

  • To keep you energised and at your peak, we provide you with plenty of nourishment. An awesome hot, hotel buffet lunch is provided as well as delicious mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks and drinks. A light breakfast is also provided on both days.
  • 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

Upcoming Certified ScrumMaster courses

Date Location Course Book
October 6, 2016October 7, 2016
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Sydney, Australia CSM SOLD OUT!!!
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October 10, 2016October 11, 2016
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Melbourne, Australia CSM Book
October 20, 2016October 21, 2016
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Sydney, Australia CSM Book
November 3, 2016November 4, 2016
(Guaranteed to run)
Sydney, Australia CSM Book
November 10, 2016November 11, 2016
(Guaranteed to run)
Melbourne, Australia CSM Book
November 17, 2016November 18, 2016
(Guaranteed to run)
Sydney, Australia CSM Book
December 1, 2016December 2, 2016
(Guaranteed to run)
Sydney, Australia CSM Book
December 8, 2016December 9, 2016
(Guaranteed to run)
Melbourne, Australia CSM Book
December 15, 2016December 16, 2016
(Guaranteed to run)
Sydney, Australia CSM Book
December 19, 2016December 20, 2016
(Guaranteed to run)
Sydney, Australia CSM Book

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.

After an accomplished career as a PMP and PRINCE2 Practitioner, your instructor Ilan Goldstein successfully transitioned into the world of Scrum and is uniquely suited to help others make a similar progression.

Private Classes, Group Bookings and Invoices

Private Classes
This class can also be booked as a private class. Some of our clients prefer the privacy and flexibility that comes from a closed training session. These can be organised on-site or off-site for your convenience. For more information please contact us at

Group Bookings and Invoices
We also offer discounts for group bookings and invoicing as method of payment. For more information please contact us at

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