Certified Scrum Master Training (CSM)

Public Training & Private Onsite Available

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Understand the role and responsibilities of the Scrum Master and learn how to foster a collaborative relationship between the teams and the customer to meet the needs of the business on this highly interactive, hands-on Certified Scrum Master training course with Tobias Mayer in London. Available as a public or private class.

“The course exceeded my expectations.. the course was very lively and interactive which really helped me understand Scrum (and also pass the test!)” 

This two-day Certified Scrum Master training course, is structured around the Scrum values, principles and practices, using a blend of lecture, interactive exercises, and participant dialog. There are no powerpoint slides; the focus is on learning through action, activity, and conversation, allowing the new ideas to take root, and have the potential to grow within each participant’s context. Scrum is not a formula to be memorised, but rather a journey to undertake.

COURSE DATES

It may be more cost-effective to run this course onsite if you have a group of 8 or more people. Speak to the AWA team for more details.

27th – 28th FEBRUARY in LONDON
save £100 by booking before 28th Jan!

12th – 13th MARCH in LONDON
save £100 by booking before 26th Feb!

2nd – 3rd APRIL in LONDON
save £100 by booking before 19th March!

16th – 19th MAY in LONDON
save £100 by booking before 2nd May!

4th – 5th JUNE in LONDON
save £100 by booking before 21st May!

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • The role & responsibilities of a ScrumMaster.
  • understand the Scrum framework well enough to return to work and take up the role of ScrumMaster, or to apply the principles and practices to any other role in the organisation, e.g. developer, tester, manager, director.
  • Facilitate all Scrum ceremonies: refinement, planning, daily scrum, review and retrospective;
  • Be able to recognise organisational impediments that break the creative flow of a development team;
  • Improve the work of the development team by facilitating creativity and empowerment, and guide the team members to improve their engineering practices so each increment of functionality is potentially shippable;
  • Foster a collaborative relationship between the teams and the product owner/customer to meet the needs of the business;
  • Work with managers, directors and executives to help them understand how to support the Scrum initiative.

AGENDA

  • Scrum Framework
  • Scrum Values
  • Scrum Principles
  • When to use Scrum
  • ScrumMaster as Facilitator
  • Iterative/Incremental Development
  • The Sprint
  • Scrum Roles
    • The Team
    • Product Owner
    • Scrum Master
  • Scrum Ceremonies
    • Planning
    • Daily Scrum
    • Review
    • Retrospectives
  • Scrum Artifacts

WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY ABOUT THIS COURSE

“Exceptional. I absolutely loved the course and learned so much… Tobias was fabulous and a wealth of knowledge, easy to get on with, helpful and good fun as well.  Everything you would need from a trainer in any subject.” – Terasa Campbell.

“Tobias is a brilliant trainer who delivers highly engaging training.” – Karina Marigole – Scrum Master

“Thank you, Zuzi for wonderful workshop, I appreciated the practical exercises and examples.” – J.K. – ScrumMaster

“Tobias is a great educator and facilitator.” – Ben David – QA Manager

“I came skeptical of the usefulness of Scrum but can see that the implementation of this methodology would really help our team.” – Andy Bush – Head of Development

“Tobias is a great teacher. Using immersive exercises helped me understand the course better than previous similar ones. Thumbs up.” – Vincent Synan – Delivery Manager

“Very nice workshop. I especially appreciated practical experiences of Zuzi.” – A. R. – SW Developer

“The course was great not only did I learn a lot but I thoroughly enjoyed it. I don’t know the set up for other Scrum courses, but the level of engagement and encouragement from the all participants and coach was excellent.” – Isher

“AWA have solidified my knowledge of Scrum, and I have gone back to work refreshed with a new confidence.” – Austin

“Good course, I appreciate a lot of visual explanations, practical examples from real projects, discussions, and simulations. I learned many practical hints which can be applied back at my work. Thank you, Zuzi!” – Tomas – Project Manager

“Tobias brings the subject to life with outstanding mastery. The practical approach, learning from doing and playing with scrum, deepens the learning and gives you confidence to go out in the world and begin your scrum master journey.” – Anna

“I enjoyed the course very much. I had been using Agile for around 5 years but still learned a lot from the course. Having passed the exam, I recently won a contract as a Scrum Master.. so well worth it on that front!” – Don

“The course exceeded my expectations as I had thought it would have been mainly focused around a dull PowerPoint presentation and taking notes. But I was wrong, the course was very lively and interactive which really helped me understand Scrum (and also pass the test!).” – Hameda

“Excellent!  Zuzi has deep knowledge of Scrum and Agile.” – J.T. – Director

CONTACT US

DURATION

2 Days

WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE

  • special rates for self-payers
  • learn the scrum values and principles using the scrum framework
  • learn with your peers and world-wide respected Certified Scrum trainer, Tobias Mayer
  • understand the role and responsibilities of a Scrum Master
  • develop the skills required to successfully facilitate the Scrum ceremonies and to foster a collaborative relationship between the teams and business
  • tasty breakfast and lunch, and teas/coffees/water

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

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. The ScrumMaster role is the focus of the course – however it is suitable for team members or managers who would like an introduction to Scrum.

PRE-REQUISITES

No specific experience is required but please read the Agile Manifesto, the Scrum Guide and the Scrum Alliance CSM learning Objectives  before attending the course.

CERTIFICATION

SCRUM ALLIANCE CERTIFIED
The exam is included in the cost and is taken on the second day of the course. To be eligible for the Certified Scrum Master certification you must attend both days and get 24/35 or more questions correct.

ABOUT THE TRAINER

The following trainers facilitate CSM training with AWA.

TOBIAS MAYER

Tobias Mayer has been involved in the Scrum world since 2004. He 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 a regular contributor and keynote speaker at Agile conferences around the world. He is the author of the highly acclaimed, and somewhat controversial book, The People’s Scrum, blogs regularly on LinkedIn and Medium and is known as the creator and curator of AgileLib.Net, the world’s foremost collection of Agile resources.

ZUZI SOCHOVA

Zuzana “Zuzi” Šochová is an independent Agile coach and trainer and a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) with more than fifteen years of experience in the IT industry. She started with agile and Scrum back in 2005, when she was implementing agile methods in the USA. From that time, she has been credited with agile transformation and implementation for many companies and teams around the world. By creating and sustaining agile leadership, Zuzi believes the worlds of work and life can be made happier and more successful. Zuzi is a founder of the Czech Agile Association, and the world famous AgilePrague conference. She is a regular speaker at Agile conferences, author of agile-scrum.com blog, and author of The Great Scrum Master: #ScrumMasterWay book (Addison-Wesley Signature Series (Cohn)).

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

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