Traditionally, the Certified Scrum Master course is 2 full days. From 9:30am to 5:30am.
Our online delivery has also experimented with 4 half days to accommodate people who are not able to take 2 full days off work to do the course.
How is the CSM course configured?
At the outset, we are focused on getting you to understand why Agile has had such a significant impact in the 21st Century.
Agile is not a silver bullet.
By that we mean that it is not suited to every application. Our role in the first few hours is to get you to understand what Agile is and to which applications it is best suited.
Agile lives in the domain of complexity whilst traditional waterfall-style project management tends to thrive in environments where most, if not all, variables are known upfront. Environments such as civil engineering or vehicle manufacturing.
The course is designed to help you experience Scrum and actively experience how Scrum works within a simulation.
The course is configured in such a way that you learn through doing rather than simply remembering theoretical knowledge by rote.
Working in small teams, interacting, and engaging with various members in different roles really helps to embed the knowledge and make learning visceral and intuitive.
The exercises and simulations are designed to provide a context from which you can deeper understand the roles and events and artefacts contained within Scrum.
Learning in this way is transformative and helps make the Agile principles and values relevant in a context other than the Agile Manifesto. It makes it real and demonstrates why these values and principles thrive in the 21st Century.
Agile Centre have a maximum of 24 delegates per course to keep the training intimate and effective.
If you are looking to become a Scrum Master, visit our Certified Scrum Master course page.
Frequently Asked Scrum Master Questions
- What is Scrum?
- What is a Scrum Team?
- Do Scrum Masters work outside of Software environments?
- Do I need project management experience to become a Scrum Master?
- How does a Scrum Master differ from a Project Manager?
- Is the Scrum Master a member of the development team?
- What is the difference between a Scrum Master and a Product Owner?
- What is the Agile Manifesto?
- What are 3 traits of a good Scrum Master?
- Are there different levels of seniority amongst Scrum Masters?
- Can you create a Scrum environment in a company that isn’t Agile?
- Do I need to be a developer to be a Scrum Master for a software development team?
- How will I know if a Scrum Master role is a good fit for me?
- Must you be an expert in Scrum to become a Scrum Master?
- What are career opportunities for a Scrum Master?
- What do Scrum Masters do?
- What is a daily scrum and do Scrum Masters lead them?
Frequently asked Training and Certification questions
- Do you get course materials and textbooks on the CSM course?
- How well does a CSM course prepare you to be a Scrum Master?
- How well recognised and respected is the Certified Scrum Master course?
- What do I need to know before signing up on the CSM course?
- What is a Certified Scrum Master?
- What is a good certification path for a Scrum Master?
- What will you learn on a CSM course?
- Will I be able to lead a scrum team after doing a CSM course?
- Are there different Scrum Master certifications and how do they differ?
- Do companies invest in CSM courses or is it predominantly individuals?
- How long is the CSM course and how is it configured?
- Is the CSM course theoretical or practical?
- Is there an alumni group for CSM graduates?
- Is there an exam I need to pass to become a Certified Scrum Master?
- What can I do with a CSM credential?
- What is my earning potential as a Certified Scrum Master?