Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)

Tue Dec 17 2019 at 09:00 am to Wed Dec 18 2019 at 05:00 pm
CCT Venues-Barbican, 135-137 Aldersgate Street, London, United Kingdom

CCT Venues-Barbican, 135-137 Aldersgate Street, London, United Kingdom

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What is this course?

A highly interactive two day course covering in-depth the full Scrum Framework, Scrum practices, roles, artefacts and the values and principles that underpin it including a fully immersive Scrum simulation using Lego®.  The course also covers many agile practices that support Scrum including User Stories and relative estimation

This course will equip you with the knowledge required to understand Scrum in depth so that you can be an effective ScrumMaster or Scrum team member.

What will you learn?

The two-day Certified ScrumMaster course will give you a sound understanding of Scrum principles and practices in order that you can:

Participate actively as a Scrum Team member

Function effectively as the ScrumMaster for the Scrum Team

Deliver a successful Scrum project

Explain why Scrum works and how it is a risk reduction strategy

Explain and sell Agile and the Scrum framework to other key stakeholders

Define and use the full range of Agile and Scrum Artefacts (Product Backlog, Sprint Backlog, Task Boards, and Burndown Charts etc. )

Set-up and facilitate Scrum Meetings (Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review and Sprint Retrospective)*

Implement all of the Scrum roles

Implement Scrum in real world circumstances

Implement other Lean and Agile approaches to support your Scrum implementation

What will you receive?


2 days of high quality instruction from Tom Reynolds who has 25 years experience in software development

For courses on our public schedule, free slowing refreshments before and during the course, 3 course lunch, biscuits, cakes and breakfast

Course materials

Certified Scrum Master certification on successful completion of an examination

Membership of the Scrum Alliance on successful completion of an examination

 What topics are covered?


Scrum The Essence

What is Scrum

Applicability of Scrum

Agile Manifesto

What Agile is not

Scrum Foundations

Scrum Values

Empirical and defined processes

Characteristics of high performing teams

Scrum The Mechanics

Scrum Roles

Scrum Flow

Scrum Meetings

Scrum Artefacts

Cancelling a sprint

Scrum Roles and Responsibilities

Product Owner


Development Team

Scrum Meetings

Backlog Refinement

Sprint Planning

Daily Scrum

Sprint Review

Sprint Retrospective

Scrum Artefacts

Product Backlog

Sprint Backlog

Sprint Goal

Definition of Done

User Stories

What is one

How to write one

Acceptance criteria

How they relate to the Product Backlog

How they relate to the Vision


Planning Poker

Relative Sizing

Forward planning

Supporting practices and techniques

Task boards

Vision Statements

Burndown Charts


Agile Facilitation

Agile Coaching

Value of engineering practices

Apply your learning

Scrum simulation with Lego®


Who is this course suitable for?

Anyone who wants to be successful using Scrum

Anyone who is involved in a Scrum Project across the full range of Scrum roles

Those newly setting out on their Agile journey

Those who are already using Agile or Scrum but now want to consolidate their knowledge or address questions that have arisen based on their experience

Those with the following roles within their organisation:

Agile Coaches


Team Leaders

Development Team Members (Analysts, Architects, Designers, Coders, Testers, )

Project Managers

Product Owners

Product Managers

Process Owners and Managers

Functional / Departmental Managers

Attending the course as a full team offers a real opportunity for the entire team to experience and learn Scrum in-depth together and creates an excellent foundation for them to move forward.

Are there any prerequisites for this course?

There are no prerequisites for the course, however students are expected to complete the pre-course reading required

How should you prepare for this course?

Read the Scrum Guide

What about exams and certifications?

A short multiple choice examination requires to be completed
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