Certified Scrum Master (CSM)

Certified Scrum Master (CSM)

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 9:00 AM - Thursday, March 11, 2021 5:00 PM (EST)


About the Training:

Students will learn the basics of Agile Development, including the values and principles of Agility. They will be taught the fundamentals of Scrum in terms of 1) its relationship to Agility, 2) the values of Scrum and how they are applied, 3) empiricism and how it applies to the Scrum framework. We will also explore the structure of a Scrum team, the artifacts produced and maintained by the Scrum team, the roles on a Scrum team and how those roles interact, and concrete steps that a Scrum Master can take to perform their duties as a ScrumMaster.

Course Outline

  • General Knowledge
  • Agile Manifesto
  • Scrum Foundations
  • Sprint
  • 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.
  • Product Owner: The Team: Responsibilities, Authority, Teamwork & Characteristics.
  • Impact on Traditional Roles.

Scrum Meetings

  • Sprint Planning Meeting
  • Daily Scrum Meeting
  • Sprint Review Meeting
  • Sprint Retrospective Meeting

Scrum Artifacts

  • Product Backlog
  • Product Increment and the Definition of Done
  • Sprint Backlog


  • ScrumMaster Responsibilities and Skills
  • Scrum Simulation
  • Class Retrospective


There is no required prior certificate, educational background, or work experience needed to participate in the CSM course, complete the exam, and receive certification. The Certified Scrum Master course is designed to introduce you to the basics of Scrum, and as such all backgrounds are welcome to join and achieve Scrum Master Certification.

Exam Details:

The CSM exam is administered online and sent via email after attendance is recorded and reported by your Scrum Alliance Instructor. The link is sent 24-48 hours after class concludes. You have 90 day access to take the exam and 2 attempts towards passing. The exam is in multiple choice format.    This exam must be passed for the student to earn their Certified Scrum Master certification. The cost of the class  includes the exam fee for CSM Certification (2 attempts towards the CSM exam) and a 2 Year Membership to Scrum Alliance.


Short Bio: Jim Schiel has been involved in IT leadership and management for 35 years. He has been teaching Scrum to students around the world since 2004. Jim worked in medical device development at Siemens before starting his own consulting, coaching, and training practice in 2008. Jim has taught this training several times at Tech Collective. His classes have had a 98.8% first time pass rate.

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