Certified Scrum Master
Our Bundle of CSM Certification and E-Learning
With a Certified Scrum Master Training from the Agile Academy you get the exclusive mix of live training and e-learning. This gives you the opportunity to ...
- Start your personal Scrum Master journey with guidance from world-class trainers.
- Find solutions to the professional challenges you and your team face
- Find out which conditions are necessary for Scrum to be successful in your organization
- Achieve the official certification as a Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM) of the Scrum Alliance
- Deepen your knowledge even after the live training through the companion Scrum Master online course
Online and live: The perfect training.
The benchmark for professional agile training.
Professional, friendly, competent.
Certified Scrum Master (CSM)
- Duration: 14-24 hours
- Certified by: Scrum Alliance
- Prerequisite: none
Scrum Master Online Course
Your online course matching the training. Repeat and deepen the training content with 24 hours of video + assignments
Our Certified Scrum Master Trainingwith Scrum Alliance Certificate
In an Agile Academy Scrum Master training, you will learn the skills and know-how to become an excellent Scrum Master. During the two- or three-day training, you will gain insight into the tools and methods that are relevant for this role.
Of course, it's not realistic to become an adept Scrum Master in just a few days. However, our outstanding trainers are known for guiding you in the right direction. In addition, we offer a companion online course that allows you to continue learning and deepening your knowledge even after completing the in-person course.
Scrum Alliance vs. Scrum.org Certification
Since we offer both Scrum Alliance Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM) and Scrum.org Professional Scrum Master I (PSM I) trainings, it is important to understand that while these trainings all have the same intention they do slightly differ.
The Scrum Alliance workshops are in general more holistic, whereas the Scrum.org workshops are more software focused. More on the differences between these two, in the FAQ section below.
Agenda of the Scrum Master Training
The Agile Academy Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and Professional Scrum Master (PSM) courses cover the following topics in depth:
1. Context of Agile
What is agility? Why does it matter? When shall we apply agile practices? Is agile the solution to every problem? How does agile differ from Lean?
These are all questions that any Scrum Master will face at some point. Our intention is to provide you with the level of understanding so that you can answer these questions whenever you are confronted with them.
We use simple tools and models to help you understand and be able to explain. These tools include the Stacey diagram or the Cynefin model from Dave Snowden. They also include simple ways to visualize how value is created over time. And of course each of our trainers has some stories to share from organizations they have worked with.
2. Road to Sprint One
One of the challenges every Scrum Master faces is how do I prepare a team for the very first sprint. What is it that we need to do before we can get the first sprint started?
Scrum does not define these things very clearly. Still, they need to be done and it is often the Scrum Master who is in charge.
These things include:
- Facilitating the creation of Working Agreements
- Crafting a Product Goal or a Product Vision (we use these terms interchangeably)
- Creating and refining an initial Product Backlog
In most cases, our trainers do this during the workshop using the workshop as an example of how various tools can be applied to systematically achieve that goal.
3. The Scrum Framework
Once you understand the context of agile, we will dive deeper into Scrum. You learn that Scrum is a framework that helps teams and organizations get to be more agile. We build a mindset through practice.
Scrum consists of three roles/accountabilities, five events, and three key artifacts which each have a commitment to them. During our training you will learn everything you need to know about the Product Owner, Developers, and Scrum Master.
We will share with you how Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Product Backlog Refinement, Sprint Review, and Sprint Retrospective are facilitated.
And you will learn how a Product Goal and Product Backlog, Sprint Goal and Sprint Backlog, and Definition of Done and Product Increment are connected, defined, and can be created.
4. Systematic Approaches to developing high-performing teams
Any Scrum Master has one goal and one goal only: create a high-performing team. Most Scrum Masters are not aware of that goal. And those who are in many cases lack the skill to do it.
Although the Certified Scrum Master and Professional Scrum Master course are considered to be introductory courses to the role of the Scrum Master, we believe you have to explore this topic sooner rather than later.
Depending on the trainer you will learn about coaching techniques, various models such as Hackmann and Tuckmann. You might even learn about Psychological Safety. Our online course for Scrum Masters and Agile Coaches captures all of these topics.
5. Additional topics (especially for three-day trainings)
Depending on the pace of the class driven by the experience of participants, the number of participants, and a few other factors, we might even address some of the topics below during a two-day course:
- Kanban as an additional tool/technique for helping teams and organizations succeed
- Organizational change and transformation
- Product Backlog creation and prioritization
- Stakeholder management
- Scaling Scrum beyond one team
- Facilitation techniques for aligning a group of people
- And other topics based on your request
Bring Your Own Ideas & Questions
We encourage participants to bring their questions to the training. Any question and real-world example from your side will make everything you and others learn more tangible. It will also result in more energy throughout the training which is connected to better learning.
FAQ about Certified Scrum Master CSM
Certification for Teams & Companies
Certified Scrum Master as In-house Training
Opting for an in-house Scrum Master course, especially for groups of 8 or more, offers distinct advantages. Training can be customized to fit your organization's needs, promoting team alignment and practical application. An in-house training provides a private setting for open discussions about challenges your organization is facing.
In-house training is typically more cost-effective per employee than public courses, while also saving on external expenses e.g. travel and accommodation. Additionally, these in-house courses can be certified by various reputable organizations, adding value to your team's professional development.
In summary, in-house courses offer beneficial customization, confidentiality, cost savings and - if needed - recognized certification.
CSM with Volume Discount
Agile Academy offers volume discounts in public Scrum Master training which allow our clients to achieve significant cost savings. When multiple team members enroll (minimum 3), volume discounts are applied, making large-scale training more economical.
Compared to an in-house training these discounts come with flexibility. Team members can choose different training dates to suit their schedules, maintaining business continuity.
In essence, volume discounts offer a more cost-efficient solution for quality Certified Scrum Master training, blending substantial savings with scheduling convenience, making it an attractive choice for organizations striving to enable their Scrum Masters.
What is Next After the Certified Scrum Master?
Embark on your personal sustainable learning journey with some of the world's best trainers and become successful in your new Scrum Master role.
The Certified Scrum Professional - Scrum Master is the expert level in the Scrum Master track of the Scrum Alliance. As a prerequisite, you must have completed the CSM and A-CSM and have the corresponding professional experience.