Certified Scrum Master (CSM)

Get your Certified Scrum Master training with a globally acclaimed author and trainer!

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 training.

Book now for one of our upcoming courses near you!

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!

What is included in each course?

A 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!

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 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!

Stylish 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!

Workbooks 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.


Two booklets to help you on your Agile journey

You don’t just receive a best-selling Scrum book but you also receive two extremely practical 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.

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
  • Test Automation starting points
  • How to blend Scrum with Kanban, XP and DevOps
  • 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

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 Scrum Master courses

Date Location Course
November 3, 2016 - November 4, 2016
(Guaranteed to run)
Sydney, Australia CSM Book
November 10, 2016 - November 11, 2016
(Guaranteed to run)
Melbourne, Australia CSM Book
November 17, 2016 - November 18, 2016
(Guaranteed to run)
Sydney, Australia CSM Book
December 1, 2016 - December 2, 2016
(Guaranteed to run)
Sydney, Australia CSM Book
December 8, 2016 - December 9, 2016
(Guaranteed to run)
Melbourne, Australia CSM Book
December 15, 2016 - December 16, 2016
(Guaranteed to run)
Sydney, Australia CSM Book
December 19, 2016 - December 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.

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

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