Scrum Master Training

The Scrum Master Training delivered by Agile Academy will teach you how to become a great Scrum Master. The courses - no matter whether they are two or three days - equip you with the tools and techniques needed to get started working in that role.

Obviously, a few days of training won’t be enough to be great, but our world-class trainers and facilitators will put you on the right trajectory and our accompanying self-paced online course will help you deepen your knowledge and understanding of the matter long after the live course has passed.

Our trainers have been vetted by the world’s most respected Scrum associations i.e. Scrum Alliance and Therefore you will be certified after successful participation in our courses with either the Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM) or the Professional Scrum Master (PSM).

With the Agile Academy Scrum Master courses you can…

  • Embark on your personal Scrum Master journey with world-class guides
  • Find solutions to daily challenges you and your team are facing
  • Learn what is necessary to make Scrum work in your organization
  • Deepen your understanding with the accompanying online course
Online and live: The perfect training.
The benchmark for professional agile training.
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Certified Scrum Master (CSM) / Professional Scrum Master (PSM)

Credential: Certified Scrum Master (CSM) / Professional Scrum Master (PSM)
Beginner level
  • Duration: 14-24 hours
  • Certified by: Scrum Alliance
  • Prerequisite: none
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Scrum Master & Agile Coach Online Course

Sohrab Salimi
Sohrab Salimi

Your online course matching the training. Repeat and deepen the training content with 24 hours of video + assignments

Free 999 €
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30.03. - 31.03.2023

John McFadyen
Live Online
16 hours (2 days)
1.449 €*

13.04. - 14.04.2023

Karim Harbott
Live Online
16 hours (2 days)
1.449 €*

27.04. - 28.04.2023

John McFadyen
16 hours (2 days)
Early bird
1.649 €* 1.549 €*

04.05. - 05.05.2023

John McFadyen
Live Online
16 hours (2 days)
Early bird
1.449 €* 1.349 €*

25.05. - 26.05.2023

Karim Harbott
16 hours (2 days)
Early bird
1.649 €* 1.549 €*
*plus 19% VAT
Other date or inhouse training

Your first step to becoming a great Scrum Master.
Learn live, deepen your knowledge online.

Get inspired and get new ideas in our interactive instructor-led Scrum Master training.

Then deepen your skills with our self-paced online course for Scrum Masters and Agile Coaches and continue your journey to become a great Scrum Master.

With us, your training doesn't end with an entry-level certification. With us, you will learn the tools and techniques to impact your team and your organization. With us, you get the chance to become a great Scrum Master.

About the training

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Our live Scrum Master Training

As we offer both Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and Professional Scrum Master (PSM) workshops, 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 workshops are more software focused. More on the differences between these two, in the FAQ section below.

Although we have hand-picked every trainer based on years of collaboration and our extremely high quality standards, you should note that every trainer has their own style and areas of focus and expertise.

What we as Agile Academy promise is that each trainer prepares you well for succeeding as a Scrum Master. This includes preparing you for the certification exam, but none of our trainers reduces their training to do just that. They all want you to succeed in the real world and not only in a test… and their training reflects that intention.

Further, we ensure consistency in learning across all trainings and all trainers via our self-paced online course which was designed and delivered by our very own Sohrab Salimi, who is known as one of the best Scrum Trainers in the world.

All of our live instructor-led training have the following key characteristics in common:

  1. We take complex topics and teach them in a simple way
  2. We use visualization - mainly on flipcharts - to support learning
  3. We create engaging engaging exercises to help students experience the concepts
  4. We provide examples from various industries and projects
  5. We create a space for experience sharing between students

No matter whether you join one of our in-person workshops or a live-online training, we guarantee an amazing training experience that will be an amazing kickstart of your Scrum Master journey.

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The Scrum Master Training Agenda

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

    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.

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Refine your knowledge with our online course

Only with Agile Academy you will get a life-time license to a fully self-paced online course after you finish the live course with any of our instructors. There is no difference whether you choose the Scrum Alliance or the path.

What does the online course cover? As we are not at all time constrained in the online course, we included everything we believe a great Scrum Master needs to know. That covers the content of our live courses but also goes deeper and beyond that. You can find more information on the online course here.

The life-time license will allow you to go back to the online course as often as you need for as long as you need. This way the online course helps you be better prepared for the certification exam, and be better prepared for daily challenges you will face as a Scrum Master.

We have had countless number of participants who started to work as a Scrum Master 3-6 months after they participated in our live course. Being able to rewatch how Working Agreements or a Product Goal are created and how they can facilitate the process was extremely valuable to them.

If you want to get a sense of the quality of our online courses, we invite you to test our free courses Scrum Foundations and Agile Fundamentals. These are both also great sources for training your own team later on.

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On-site or remote

Ever since the pandemic started in early 2020, all of our instructors have built significant expertise in delivering live-online classes in addition to their ability to do amazing in-person workshops.

As a truly agile organization, the Agile Academy believes in offering a variety of setups so that you as our clients can choose what suits you best.

The benefits of an in-person course are that you get to meet new people. Being in the same class, but also sharing lunch and other breaks with each other helps you truly connect with other participants and the trainer.

The benefits of a live-online training are that you can participate from the comfort of your home without having to travel. You will also see how our trainers facilitate a two or three day highly interactive class using virtual tools such as breakout rooms, virtual whiteboards, and other facilitation techniques.

Our advice: If most of your own work is done in a virtual environment, you will benefit from a virtual course. If most of your work is done in-person, you will benefit from the in-person class.

Our promise: No matter what you pick, we are certain you will be happy. And if not, we give you your money back or enroll you in an alternative course.

Frequently asked questions:

Why are there price differences in CSM training?

The Agile Academy is a curated platform for agile training from independent partner companies. This means that each trainer sets the price for their Scrum Master training independently.

Besides the duration of a training, there are other influencing factors. As soon as you click on a specific CSM training, you can find the agenda, the training schedule and information about the trainer or the partner company, which should simplify your training choice. Before booking, pay attention to the location and time zone of the training offered.

What is the difference between a CSM and PSM training?

Worldwide, in addition to the Certified ScrumMaster, there is also the Professional Scrum Master certification. This is in each case the first Scrum Master certificate of the internationally best-known certification companies.

While the Certified ScrumMaster is awarded by the Scrum Alliance, the world's largest certification company, the Professional Scrum Master or PSM is the first certification level of

Both organizations have different goals, which makes the training slightly different. While specializes primarily in developers and specifically addresses Scrum as a framework, the Scrum Alliance aims for a holistic transformation of the working world. Therefore, you can take a PSM test without training at, while at Scrum Alliance the focus is on learning and understanding together. This is also the reason why you, as a CSM, receive a two-year active membership with the Scrum Alliance as a gift for certification.

Can I achieve the CSM certification with an online training?

Due to the requirements of the Scrum Alliance, a certified Scrum Master training must always be conducted live by a trainer. This can be on-site or live online. Therefore, we offer you all upcoming dates in the table, which conclude with the internationally recognized Certified ScrumMaster certificate.

If you do not need this certification, you can have a look at our on-demand offer for Scrum Master & Agile Coaches. Here you can learn more about the role of the Scrum Master and deepen your knowledge independently of dates.

Why are the Scrum Master training different in length?

The Agile Academy does not specify the length of a training for our partners. Only the requirements of the Scrum Alliance as a certification company have to be met. These are at least 16 hours of training in a live online event and 18 in an on-site training. Additional content, for example related to individual activities of the Scrum Master or specific industries, can be included by each trainer in the training.

Is there a written exam for the Scrum Master training?

Yes, the Certified Scrum Master concludes with a written test in which you have to answer 35 questions with at least 69% correct answers in 60 minutes. The test can be taken in different languages. In addition, some trainers offer the possibility to take the test on the third day of the training.

All questions are covered in advance in the training and you will be well prepared for the test by the trainers.

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