Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) Training
This two-day interactive course will provide an overview of the Scrum framework and prepare attendees to take on the Scrum Master role. During the course, participants will learn about Agile, the foundation of Scrum, as well as the fundamentals associated with the framework including its ceremonies, artifacts and roles.
Participants will learn these topics through exercises, facilitated discussions and case studies based on the instructor's real-world experience in working with Scrum teams.
Upon completion of the course, all students will be eligible to sit for the ScrumMaster® Certification exam with the Scrum Alliance. The CSM exam fee is included in the cost of the course. Attendees will also receive a two-year membership in the Scrum Alliance, an organization that provides valuable materials and resources exclusively to CSMs.
- Increase your confidence. Understand the frameworks, tools, and best-practices to effectively manage Scrum teams and/or serve as a champion for Scrum in your organization.
- Distinguish your expertise. Become eligible for the CSM certification exam from the Scrum Alliance to become a credentialed Scrum Master.
- Learn from experts. The course is designed and taught by Certified Scrum Trainer® partners with extensive knowledge of the principles and values of Scrum.
- Reference Materials. Each student will receive a comprehensive student guide complete with examples and workshop solutions
Through the CSM course you will learn to:
- The principles of Scrum and be able to identify Scrum-appropriate projects
- The various Scrum roles, ceremonies, and artifacts
- The responsibilities and the core competencies of an effective Scrum Master
- Best-practices on how to build and guide an effective Scrum team
- An understanding of user stories and techniques to prioritize and manage a product backlog
- Ways to communicate Scrum team progress throughout all levels of the organization
- Everything you need to know to pass the 50 question CSM test (exam fee included in the cost of this course)
We provide hands-on experience to prospective ScrumMasters and teams. By the end of the course, participants will have fulfilled all the eligibility requirements to sit for the Certified ScrumMaster exam.
2 days of CSM training led by a Certified Scrum Trainer®
Live: Instructor-led CSM training at local facilities throughout the country.
Virtual: Web-based learning with a live instructor. Live, instructor-led virtual training leverages collaboration software platforms (e.g. Zoom) to ensure interaction and engagement of all course participants.
Hybrid: Provides maximum flexibility where students can choose to take the course LIVE or VIRTUAL. The instructor will be present at the address listed and will also host the workshop on a collaboration software program so students can choose their preferred training method.
Guaranteed to Run
All CSM certification courses are 100% guaranteed to run on the dates listed. Yes, even if there's only one student. While other providers often postpone courses due to low enrollment, we promise to never do that.
PDUs: 14 SEUs: 16 CEUs: 1.4
This 2-day class is intended for those practicing or looking to serve as a Scrum Master, but is also highly valuable for anyone involved in Agile-based projects within their organizations including Scrum Masters, Product Owners, Cross-Functional Team Members, Project Managers, etc.
ScrumMaster Course Outline
- Introduction to Agile & Scrum
- Scrum Theory
- Scrum Roles
- Scrum Ceremonies
- Scrum Artifacts
- The Sprint and the Increment
- Scrum Master Skills
"I opted to take the Scrum Master Certification virtual course and was blown away. Mike Stuedemann is an exceptional instructor and is very engaging. Mike used countless activities, including case studies, polling, breakout rooms and other 'physical' assignments that got us up and moving around. Additionally Mike's extensive experience and ability to tell stories and provide real live examples made the material easy to understand and remember. After the class I was able to review my notes and study for about half a day and take the exam and pass with a perfect score. I would highly recommend this course to anyone in the project management space looking to transition to Agile/Scrum."
"The Certified Scrum Master course was fast moving and packed with great information. The instructor did an awesome job keeping the pace of the class moving and interjected class exercises and stories to help enforce the topics being discussed. I would highly recommend this class for anyone interested in being a Certified Scrum Master. This class was great preparation for passing the online certification exam."
"This class has great exercise, is interactive, and changed my mindset in an engaging manner. EVERYTHING will apply to my job."
"I really liked the exercises and interactions. The spring exercise was particularly reinforcing. The instructor provided a number of real life examples that supported the material, and he was great with keeping the learning environment positive and productive."
"The instructors were very knowledgeable about Scrum and I liked the group collaboration. I'm hoping to leverage what I learned in my job transition."
"I really liked the small class size and hands-on simulation of Sprint Cycle. I work in Clinical Quality Improvement - standardizing workflow, related Electronic Health Record (Epic) functionality, clinical best practice, and external reporting requirements in a standardized way across 100 clinics. "Everything is important" in our organization and I've been looking for a method that promotes flexibility and reigns in the passionate chaos. I'm going to talk with my director about the value of Scrum."
"I think the material was just right and easy to read. The instructors made it fun to learn, and the simulations were great. My next job I want to play a role of ScrumMaster."
"5 stars across the board. I got a strong refresh / foundation to approach any new role I pursue."
"This course is Agile and awesome. My whole team would benefit from the course."
"Facilitation of this course was great. The stories really reinforced learning, and I will be able to use the process for improvement processing on the job."
"The instructor's explanations, stories, and analogies were very relevant and he is so knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful! Best class so far!"
"I wanted to bring to your attention some feedback on the Certified ScrumMaster training presented at Watermark Learning. This was by far the best continuing education experience I have been exposed to in a very long time. The instructor was very knowledgeable about the subject matter as well as passionate about teaching it to others. Both of these elements made for an extremely informative as well as enjoyable experience. The instructor was able to keep our entire class engaged as well as facilitate the room dynamics like a pro. Thank you for such a wonderful learning experience. This makes bragging about Watermark Learning a no brainer! All the best, "
"I really like the relation of this into today's business world. When I get a job, I will be able to advocate for its application."
CSM Training Locations
Our courses are held at conveniently-located training facilities.
Southtown Office Park
8120 Penn Avenue South
Bloomington, Minnesota 55431