Certified Scrum Master Course - 7th & 8th December 2016
£506.99 – £1,188
Certified Scrum Master Course - 7th & 8th December 2016

Certified Scrum Master Course - 7th & 8th December 2016

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A fully immersive, hands-on CSM workshop.

This two-day workshop is structured around the Scrum values, principles and practices, using a blend of lecture, interactive exercises, and participant dialog. This workshop is not formulaic but emergent. There are no powerpoint slides, and no handouts; the focus is on learning through action, through activity, and through deep conversation.

The purpose in such an approach is to help embed the learning in the student. When we learn only with our heads, we find that much is forgotten. And even when remembered it is usually in the form of a recipe, or a formula—something repeatable. On the other hand, learning through action, ideally involving the whole body, allows new ideas to take root, and to grow in an organic way. The learning is literally embodied.

One of the core values of Scrum is courage. To exhibit courage means to step outside of one’s comfort zone. If the idea of an interactive CSM workshop causes you to balk, or to shy away, it is likely this is exactly the CSM workshop you need to take. Scrum is not to be learned, it is to be lived.


What You Will Learn

Each student is taught to assume the responsibilities of a ScrumMaster.

By the end of the workshop participants will understand the Scrum framework well enough to return to work and take up the role of ScrumMaster, or to apply the principles and practices from any other role in the organization, e.g. developer, tester, manager, director. More specifically, participants will have the following skills:

  • Facilitate all Scrum ceremonies: standups, planning, review and retrospectives;
  • Be able to recognize organizational impediments that break the creative flow of a development team;
  • Work with the product owner and/or customer on maximizing ROI and to meet their objectives using Scrum;
  • Improve the lives of the development team by facilitating creativity and empowerment;
  • Help the development team improve their engineering practices and tools so each increment of functionality is potentially shippable.

Participants will also have sufficient information to easily pass the CSM test.

Course 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
    • Vision Statement
    • Backlog
    • Tracking boards
    • Working Software
  • Tools and Techniques
    • Story Writing
    • Estimation
    • Backlog Management
    • Prioritization
    • Definition of Done
    • Burndown Charts
    • Velocity Charts
  • Scaling Scrum
  • Participant Questions and Responses

What you will will receive:

  • Electronic copy of all course materials.
  • Access to the Scrum Alliance online exam.
  • Certificate upon passing.
  • Tasty lunch, teas, coffees and water throughout the day.
  • 2 years Membership to the Scrum Alliance.
  • 14 Category B Scrum Alliance Education Units (SEUs) towards Certified Scrum Professional (CSP). Learn more about the CSP certification, please see here.
  • For PMI PMPs, this course provides 14 Category B PDUs.
  • Membership to the Adventures with Agile community and access to the best agile and lean meetups in London to help you on your agile journey for continuous improvement.

Your Trainer  – Tobias Mayer


Tobias Mayer became a Scrum trainer and coach in 2005, among the first 25 trainers, 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 skillfully blends this unusual mix of experiences when teaching Scrum, creating a lively and engaging experience..

Tobias is a regular speaker and keynoter at Agile conferences, and the author of the highly acclaimed, and somewhat controversial book, The People’s Scrum. He blogs regularly on LinkedIn, Medium and Business Craftsmanship, and is known as the creator and curator of AgileLib.Net, the world’s foremost collection of Agile resources.

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.


No specific experience is required but please read the Scrum Guide before attending the course. If you’d like to read more, The Elements of Scrum is highly recommended.

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