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Certified Scrum Master (CSM)

This course can work as a refresher, or as a starter. And let’s not forget about getting certified – it can be an important milestone and a springboard for your career.

Description

We have delivered this course over 200 times in Europe, Africa, and America. While project managers, business analysts, developers, testers are most interested in attending, we have also trained teachers, miners, chartered accountants, and engineers.

This course is truly for everyone! Even if you do not make a career out of it, you will always find something useful within this elegant framework. 

Course Objectives

  • Understand Agile and the Scrum framework
  • Grasp the role of Scrum Master
  • Learn how to get ready to start scrumming
  • Know how to support your team & deal with organisational issues

Topics Covered

  • Understanding the fundamentals of Agile
  • History of Agile
  • Agile values and principles
  • Following the Scrum framework
  • Empiric process theory
  • Scrum framework: roles, events, and artefacts
  • Cross-functional and self-organised Scrum teams
  • The role of the product owner in a Scrum team
  • The role of the scrum master in a Scrum team 
  • Starting up new products and teams
  • Product vision
  • Creating the initial product backlog
  • Product backlog management
  • Writing user stories and acceptance criteria
  • Common user story mistakes
  • Definition of ready and done
  • Estimations and planning poker
  • Budgets and timelines
  • Release planning
  • Sprints and their characteristics
  • Sprint planning
  • Backlog refinement
  • Sprint execution
  • Sprint retrospective
  • Sprint review
  • Team coaching

Certification

International certification with Scrum Alliance

Duration

2 days

FAQ

How long is the course?

The course is two full days. We start at 8:30 a.m. and finish at 4:30 p.m. on both days.

How big is a class?

The maximum number of delegates is 25. It allows for focused learning and in-depth discussions.

Can this course be done virtually?

Yes, we have virtual options available. Please refer to the location of the course to find available virtual and classroom dates.

Does the course include certification?

The course includes two attempts at internationally recognized certification from Scrum Alliance.

Is this certification internationally recognized?

Yes. Certified Scrum Master (CSM) is recognized everywhere around the world, including the US, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and the Middle East.

Is this a CSM course?

Yes. Our certification is done in association with Scrum Alliance.

Does the certification expire?

Scrum Alliance requires for your membership to be renewed every two years. Renewal costs are USD 100.

Are there more levels?

Yes, with more experience, you may become an Advanced Certified Scrum Master (A-CSM) and Certified Scrum Professional (CSP).

Do we write the exam during the training?

No. You will have 90 days to write the exam after the completion of the course. We will send extra reading, videos, and practice tests for you to get ready. People report that it takes between 10 to 20 additional hours for review.

Is the exam an open book?

Yes. You are welcome to make notes and use your study materials. Although, you are not allowed to collaborate with anyone else during the exam.

Is the certification included in the price?

Yes. Two exam attempts are included in our price. Lunch, snacks, stationery, training manual, and Value Added Tax (VAT) are also included.

Does price include VAT?

Yes. The price includes Value Added Tax. The price you see on the website is the price you will pay.

How can I pay?

You can pay via EFT or credit card. After you register and make your reservation, you will receive a quote/invoice with the banking details and credit card link.

Can my company pay for my training?

Absolutely. Connect us with your HR or Learning and Development department. If you see your company name in our “clients” section, it is excellent news – Think Agile is on your approved vendor list.

Can I cancel my booking?

You can cancel or reschedule for free up to 10 days before the course. After that, an additional R1500 fee is applicable. The reason is simple – we have already incurred costs (advertising, catering, venue hire). Also, you might be taking a spot from someone else.

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