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Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) Training

June 27 @ 8:00 am - June 28 @ 5:00 pm



Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) Course Summary

The Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) training course is a two-day, entry-level course taught by a Certified Scrum Trainer. The CSM course is designed to cover the basics of the Scrum Framework so you can begin to perform in the Scrum Master role.

Upon Completing the CSM course:

  • Qualification for ScrumMaster Certification after passing a short certification exam
  • Two-year membership in the Scrum Alliance
  • 14 PDUs from PMI (Project Management Institute)
  • PMI-ACP: This course counts as 14 of the 21 contact hours needed to be eligible for the PMI-ACP certification.

Who Should Attend the CSM Training Course

The certified ScrumMaster Training Course is appropriate for people in the ScrumMaster role as well as project team members, stakeholders, managers, Product Owners, and anyone who wants to understand what Agile and Scrum are all about.

Through an experiential, hands-on learning approach, this course provides foundational education in Agile and Scrum, including its values, principles, and practices. This interactive learning approach will include a variety of exercises, activities, and discussions for attendees to learn how to apply Scrum in both software and non-software development scenarios.

Certified ScrumMaster Course Outline


  • Introductions
    • Empiricism, Traditional vs. Agile
    • Scrum Values
  • Agile Overview
    • Agile Manifesto, Agile Mindset
    • Philosophy, concepts, terminology
  • Scrum Framework
    • Overview, terminology
    • Roles, ceremonies, artifacts
  • Activity Debrief & Share
    • Review Scrum Framework key elements
  • Scrum Roles
    • Identify 3 roles in Scrum
    • Discuss key elements of each role
  • Scrum Artifacts
    • Creating and Maintaining
  • Scrum Ceremonies
    • Execution
    • Inspecting and Adapting


  • Team Interaction
    • Collaboration and Effective Communication
  • Additional Scrum Focus
    • Information Radiators
    • Definition of Done
  • User Stories *Scrum Add‐on*
    • Activity: Writing User Stories
  • Estimation *Scrum Add‐on*
    • Activity: Story Sizing and Estimation
  • Planning
    • Prioritization, Release Planning
  • Scrum Project Simulation & Debrief

Key Learning Outcomes

In this certified ScrumMaster course, you will learn:
  • Scrum Framework basics and core values
  • How the Scrum framework compares to other methods, such as waterfall
  • How to identify when to use Scrum
  • A Scrum team’s three roles and responsibilities
  • Scrum meetings, including Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review, Sprint Retrospective and Product Backlog Refinement
  • Scrum artifacts, including the Product Backlog, Sprint Backlog and Product Increment
  • Beyond theory into real-world application


June 27 @ 8:00 am
June 28 @ 5:00 pm
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Instructor: Rick Waters


Chicago, IL
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