Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) Training with Jeff McKenna
- A Certified ScrumMaster® helps project teams properly use Scrum, increasing the likelihood of the project’s overall success. As a CSM, you will be able to fill the role of ScrumMaster or Scrum team member. Through the certification process, you will gain an understanding of the Scrum framework, including team roles, activities, and artifacts.
What are the benefits of a ScrumMaster certification?
- Expand your career opportunities by staying relevant and marketable across all industry sectors adopting Agile practices.
- Demonstrate to employers and peers your attainment of core Scrum knowledge.
- Learn the foundation of Scrum and the scope of the Certified ScrumMaster’s role from the best minds in Scrum.
- Engage with a community of recognized Scrum experts who are committed to continuous improvement.
About Jeff McKenna:
- Since the late 1980s, Jeff has focused on the process side of development along with Jeff Sutherland and John Scumniotales. In 1993 at Easel Corporation, they created the Scrum methodology of agile software development and started the very first Scrum team. He has been involved in all areas of software product development from programming, system design, and architecture to project management, testing, sales, and marketing.
- Jeff is a Certified Scrum Coach and Scrum Master, he has taught, coached and mentored agile teams using Scrum and Extreme Programming practices for many companies, including Oracle, PayPal, Borland, Vanguard, Microsoft, Google, Lockheed Martin, Tumbleweed Communications, V-Mark and Net Objectives.
The CSM Course is a 2 day class between 25-26 September from 9AM–5PM, a light breakfast, coffee, refreshments, and lunch are provided.
– 2 Day CSM in-person course
– Includes the exam fee for CSM Certification (2 attempts)
– 2 Year Membership to Scrum Alliance
- General Knowledge
- Agile Manifesto
- Scrum Foundations
- Scrum compared to Waterfall
- Significance of “Done”
- Scrum Values
- Applicability of Scrum
- Scrum Roles
- Overview of Scrum Roles
- ScrumMaster: Responsibilities & Authority
- Product Owner: Responsibilities, Authority, Constraints…etc.
- The Team: Responsibilities, Authority, Teamwork & Characteristics.
- Impact on Traditional Roles.
- Scrum Meetings
- Sprint Planning Meeting
- Daily Scrum Meeting
- Sprint Review Meeting
- Sprint Retrospective Meeting
- Release Planning Meeting
- Scrum Artifacts
- Product Backlog
- Product Increment and the Definition of Done
- Sprint Backlog
- Burndown Charts
- ScrumMaster Responsibilities and Skills
- Scrum Simulation
- Class Retrospective
After completing the training program, you must apply for an online CSM test. You will receive an email link from Scrum Alliance where you can create your login credentials for the test. A passing score requires correctly answering 24 out of 35 questions.
Please visit Certification FAQ to learn more about resources and certification.
What do you do after you receive your CSM certificate?
Becoming Agile is a lifelong journey. Incorporating Scrum principles and practices into your world of work takes diligence, patience, and a commitment to continuous improvement. Further enhance your knowledge and skills by:
- Joining the CSM LinkedIn group.
- Joining a user group.
- Sharing your experience with the Scrum Alliance community by contributing an article to our website.
- Attending Scrum Alliance Gatherings.
- Gaining the experience and expertise to become a Certified Scrum Professional (CSP).
- Marketing yourself by letting others know about your accomplishments with a CSM certificate, CSM logos, and an active, editable profile on the Scrum Alliance website.