Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)
Leverage the Most Successful Agile Practices
This hands-on certification course is appropriate for all team members. Specific roles that would benefit from becoming a CSM include Project Managers, Team Leads, Architects, Developers and Testers. Additionally, the course is an introduction to Scrum which is valuable for anyone working with Scrum Teams.
- Anyone who wants an introduction to Scrum and Agile
This two-day ScrumMaster certification course provides everything you need to get started with Scrum. The largest and fastest-growing Agile project management methodology, Scrum is a simple framework that has a small set of interrelated practices and rules, is not overly prescriptive and enables more effective teams almost immediately.
Delivered by Rally’s world-renowned Certified Scrum Trainers (CSTs), this course shares industry-tested practices for evolving Product Backlogs, planning your Releases and Sprints, tracking and reporting progress, and developing continuous improvement cycles. Participants will learn how to effectively plan and run daily Scrum Meetings, Sprint Planning Meetings, Sprint Reviews, Retrospectives, and more.
Upon completion of the course and a post-course online evaluation, participants are registered as Certified ScrumMasters (CSMs). Registration includes a two-year membership in the Scrum Alliance, where valuable ScrumMaster material and information are available.
Participants of this course will be eligible to apply for 14 PDU's toward their continuing education requirements with the PMI (Program Management Institute).
After this course, attendees will be able to:
- Describe how the Scrum Framework is based on empirical process and Lean, and how Scrum relates to the values and principles of the Agile Manifesto.
- Identify the three Scrum roles and their responsibilities and describe why these roles form the Scrum Team; explore impact on other roles.
- Understand how the ScrumMaster protects, guides, and serves the team
- while also acting as a change agent.
- Identify and know how to effectively facilitate Scrum ceremonies: Sprint
- Planning, Daily Scrum, and Sprint Demo/Review/Retrospective, Release Planning.
- Identify and understand the value of Scrum Artifacts: Product Backlog,
- Product Increment and Definition of Done, Sprint Backlog, Burndown Charts.
- Interpret Burndown Charts and use them to inspect and adapt releases and sprints.
- Introduction to Agile Values and Principles
- Origins of Scrum
- Scrum Core Elements & Practices
- Release Planning
- Sprint Backlog & Sprint Planning
- Daily Standup Meeting
- Burndown Charts & Project Reporting
- Sprint Review & Retrospective
- Roles & Responsibilities
- Product Backlog
- Class-originated topics as time permits
The mission of Agile University is to instill Agile principles, share knowledge of Agile practices and advance adoption of Agile approaches. Through this collaborative effort, we manifest the power of people working together to perfect the art of software development.