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Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM®)

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This highly interactive certification course provides a comprehensive review of everything scrum. It deep dives into the scrum framework, its origins, and the principles for applying scrum in practical settings.

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Our immersive instructional techniques teach you Scrum by having you do Scrum – just as it is done in the real world. A small sampling of what you'll get:

  • Certified ScrumMaster training by a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) with the Scrum Alliance, the largest, most established and influential professional membership and certification organization in the Agile community, having certified nearly 1 million practitioners worldwide
  • Sixteen hours of highly-interactive learning experience with examples and exercises that truly enable understanding of Scrum, by one of the few consulting firms solely focused on agile transformation for over 20 years
  • Post-course assessment and Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) registration for each participant with the Scrum Alliance
  • Sixteen (16) PDUs toward Project Management Institute's PMP® and PMI-ACP® certifications
  • Two-year membership for each class participant with the Scrum Alliance, which includes the exam fee
  • All course materials and resources

This class is offered in partnership with PMI to support the local PM community.

Platinum Edge is a Scrum Alliance Registered Education Provider 


Course Overview

This highly interactive certification course provides a comprehensive review of everything scrum. It deep dives into the scrum framework, its origins, and the principles for applying scrum in practical settings. This course provides Scrum Alliance Certified ScrumMaster certification, as well as 16 PDUs toward PMI certifications (PMP, PMI-ACP, etc).

You’ll gain detailed, hands-on knowledge of scrum, including:

  • Scrum theory and principles
  • How to use the scrum framework to support agile development practices
  • Planning and tracking progress with scrum
  • Defining shippable functionality
  • Scrum roles and responsibilities: product owner, scrum master, and developers
  • Scrum artifacts: product backlogs, sprint backlogs, and product increments
  • Scrum events: sprints, sprint planning, daily scrum, sprint review, and sprint retrospective
  • Strategic planning, including product roadmaps and releases, as well as estimating and prioritizing the product backlog
  • Scaling across teams and geographies
  • Tips and techniques of helping other stakeholders understand the advantages of scrum
  • How to transition to scrum

When this course has been completed, attendees will have gained in-depth practical knowledge of Scrum and its benefits.


Course Objectives

Topics included in this course are:

  • Agile foundational concepts
    • Defined vs. Empirical process control
    • The Agile Manifesto
    • The 12 Agile Principles
  • Scrum concepts
    • Theory and principles
    • How the Scrum approach supports agile principles
    • Planning and tracking with Scrum
    • Shippable functionality and getting to Done
  • Scrum roles and responsibilities
    • Product owner
    • Scrum master
    • Development team
  • Scrum artifacts
    • Product backlog
    • Sprint backlog
    • Product increment
  • Scrum events
    • Sprint
    • Sprint planning
    • Daily scrum
    • Sprint review
    • Sprint retrospective
  • Requirements analysis
  • Estimating and prioritizing product backlog items
  • Technical debt
  • Scaling across multiple teams and multiple geographies
  • Tips on, techniques for, and benefits of helping clients and management understand the Scrum framework
  • How to transition to Scrum, with a review of management and team challenges associated with the transition, along with strategies to respond to those challenges
  • Preparation for the CSM certification test

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Refund Policy

A full refund will be provided for any reason prior to one week before the start of the class. If less than one week prior to class, you will be charged $100 if you cancel and do not transfer your registration to a future Platinum Edge class.

Please see our Frequently Asked Questions page for answers to other common questions.

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