Course Name: Certified Scrum Master®
Course Length: 4 * 4hr half-days online.
Program Name: Advanced Certified Scrum Master®
Program Length: Self-paced mentoring lead program.
The Scrum Alliance® Certified Scrum Master® (CSM) learning is a highly interactive, in-depth approach to covering the values and principles of Agile, and the theory, practices and rules of Scrum. It provides practical guidance for adopting Scrum and continuously improving your organisation.
Incorporating Scrum principles and practices takes diligence, patience, and a commitment to continuous improvement. Scrum is a framework, not a prescriptive methodology. This course will help you understand Agile, Scrum and more.
However, it goes beyond this to prepare the learner in becoming a great Scrum Master. It gives participants hands-on experience using Scrum and closes with a Certification exam. You come away with an industry certificate that recognises you as a Scrum Master ready to start being in service to the Development Team, Product Owner and Organisation.
Their effectiveness and influence as a servant leader are tangible and measurable in the value of each product increment delivered within each Sprint cycle which is at the heart of Scrum.
The A-CSM is included in the price and is our self-paced mentoring program, from which you will deepen your expertise and journey with other Scrum Masters while receiving guidance from our Scrum Alliance® Certified Agile Coaches.
Through the mentorship of this A-CSM, you’ll self-develop and self-validate your learnings to:
This is a mentorship program towards your Advanced Certified Scrum Master (A-CSM) certification. It is not a multi-day course, and it is not validated through one on one coaching sessions.
The learning objectives will be self-learned and then validated in multiple mentorship sessions with the Scrum Alliance approved Educators to obtain this certification.
NOTE: To gain the A-CSM certification you will be required to attest to having obtained 12-months plus experience as a Scrum Master. The A-CSM program can be taken at any time after completing your CSM certification.
However, you must have at least 12-months of Scrum Master work experience (even if you have not had a CSM for 12 months) logged into your Scrum Alliance profile before you are eligible to receive your A-CSM certification.
During the CSM course, attendees will learn why such a seemingly simple process as Scrum can profoundly affect an organization. Participants gain practical experience working with Scrum tools and activities.
Participants leave knowing how to apply Scrum to all sizes of products, from a single collocated team to a large, highly distributed team.
Agile - Mindset, Values, Principles and Practices
Agile - Benefits, When to Be/Do it
Scrum Theory – What is Scrum?
Scrum Values – Courage, Focus, Commitment, Openness, Respect
Scrum Accountabilities – Scrum Master, Product Owner, Developers
Scrum Artifacts – Product Backlog, Sprint Backlog and Increment
Scrum Events - Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review & Sprint Retrospective
Why Scrum? - Empirical Process Control, Core Elements and Definition of Done
Any questions about Agile or Scrum you want to be answered, bring your challenges!
The course is aimed at those who are performing, or about to take over, the role of the Scrum Master. It is also of value for …
Anyone who desires knowledge of Agile or Scrum
Anyone who has heard of Agile and Scrum but never been trained in either of them
Anyone who previously thought Agile or Scrum is a methodology and wants to know why this is not the case.
Scrum Masters and Agile Practitioners
Agile Team, Organizational Coaches and Agile Trainers
Organisational Leaders and Managers
Software Engineers and hands-on technologists
And anyone who wishes to deepen their knowledge of Scrum and Scrum Mastery.
Are there any prerequisites for this CSM course and A-CSM self-paced program?
None for the CSM course as it is not tech-centric, everyone is welcome.
For the A-CSM self-paced program, you will require 12-months of experience as a Scrum Master and a completed CSM certification.
How should I prepare for this CSM course?
Come in with an open mind to be challenged and the willingness to work with your fellow learners.
You will be required to install the latest ZOOM desktop/laptop software (avoid the web or mobile versions) and be able to access the Internet to use GOOGLE DOCS.
It is recommended you have a great internet connection via fast WIFI or hard-wired Ethernet cable. If possible, a 2nd monitor is a helpful option.
As a Scrum Alliance requirement you will be required to have your video picture ON during the course.
Don't skimp on your own learning experience!
Attendance and active participation across the course days will result in the registration for the Certified Scrum Master® exam.
The exam consists of a 50 question CSM test and answers 37 out of the 50 questions correctly within the 60-minute time limit to pass.
After you pass the CSM test, you will be asked to accept the CSM License Agreement and complete your Scrum Alliance membership profile. Don’t forget to do this!
Then and only then, upon successful completion of the exam and the formality of accepting the license agreement, attendees will hold Certified Scrum Master® (CSM) status. Congratulations!
After passing the exam participants will receive a free 2-year membership and a Certified Scrum Master® (CSM) certification from the Scrum Alliance.
When you pass the A-CSM program you will receive your Advanced Certified Scrum Master® (A-CSM) certification and continued membership of the Scrum Alliance.
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Rickard Jones has over 20 years of professional services experience in roles such as Agile coach, trainer and program lead.
With an Agile mindset, values, principles, and practices, he has collaborated with many organisations, teams, and individuals to support them on their complex journey in becoming Agile.
He goes where the value need is, having previously been an XP developer, programme manager, change manager, development manager, scrum master and transformation lead. Despite an unhealthy obsession with learning, he believes nothing beats a coaching journey of in-the-field practical experience.
Not only is Rickard one of the authors of the AgileHR Manifesto, but he is also an international conference speaker, Enterprise Agile Coach, Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), Certified Team Coach, Program Lead, Online Remote Facilitator, LeSS Trainer and ICAgile Trainer.
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