Certified ScrumMaster

By the co-creator of Scrum and co-author of the Scrum Primer


Evolve Beyond

  • Course

    Date: 13-14 June, 2011
    Location: London, London, United Kingdom

    Regular Price: £ 1195 + VAT

    This course is sponsored by the Scrum Foundation and will be taught by Jeff Sutherland, Co-Creator of Scrum, and Gabrielle Benefield.

    Jeff invented Scrum at Easel Corporation in 1993 and worked with Scrum Co-Creator Ken Schwaber, to formalize the Scrum development process at OOPSLA’95. In 2001, Jeff and Ken were signatories of the Agile Manifesto. You will hear directly from one of the founders of Agile software development on how to implement best practices in your organization.


    This hands-on, interactive two-day course will teach you:

    ·         How to be an effective ScrumMaster

    ·         Improve teamwork

    ·         Launch products sooner

    ·         Improve engineering practices to deliver high-quality products

    Upon successful completion of this course, each participant will be enrolled as a Certified ScrumMaster, which includes a one-year Scrum Alliance membership, where additional ScrumMaster-only material and information is available. You can also receive 16 Professional Development Units (PDUs) for this course. 

    The course will Run 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Please arrive at 8:30 each day for a continental breakfast. Participants are welcome to consult our list of recommended reading: 


    About the Instructors:

    Jeff Sutherland started the first Scrum at Easel Corporation in 1993 and worked with Scrum Co-Creator Ken Schwaber, to formalize the Scrum development process at OOPSLA’95. In the same year, Sutherland provided Kent Beck background information on the creation of Scrum to help him create eXtreme Programming. XP engineering practices then evolved along with SCRUM and the two leading Agile development processes work well together. Scrum and XP are the most widely used Agile processes worldwide and their creators are authors of the Agile Manifesto.



    All CSM courses are taught by Certified Scrum Trainers. Taking a CSM course, passing the CSM test, and accepting the license agreement designates you as a Certified ScrumMaster, which indicates that you have been introduced to and understand the basic concepts you need to perform as a ScrumMaster or team member on a Scrum team. This course also satisfies two elements of the CSD track: Scrum Introduction and Elective.

  • Details

    Date: 13-14 June, 2011
    Location: London, London, United Kingdom

    Chandos House
    2 Queen Anne Street
    London, London W1G 9LQ United Kingdom

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    Regular Price: £ 1195 + VAT




    You can receive 16 Professional Development Units (PDUs) for this course.

    Course Material:

    Participants will receive course materials for review at the start of the course. A course syllabus is available at http://jeffsutherland.com/csmsyllabus.pdf

    The CSM course was formulated to train and certify ScrumMasters and is used worldwide for ScrumMaster training. The book, Agile Project Management with Scrum, by Ken Schwaber is required reading for the course and the course is based on the primary Scrum book, Agile Development with Scrum.

    Of course, there will be updated material and training exercises in the course which you cannot get from books.


  • Agenda

    Course Outline


    • Overview of Methodologies
    • Exercise; empirical learning
    • Agile Manifesto
    • Agile Values
    • History of Scrum
    • Exercise: The offsite customer

    Scrum 101

    • Scrum Overview
    • Roles and responsibilities
    • Scrum team
    • Product Owner
    • ScrumMaster

    Requirements Management

    • One-pager
    • Product Backlog creation
    • User Stories (requirements)

    Scrum In-depth

    • The Sprint
    • Sprint Planning
    • Exercise: Sprint Planning
    • Tracking Progress
    • Daily Scrum
    • Exercise: Running a Daily meeting
    • Sprint Review
    • Sprint Retrospective

    The ScrumMaster role:

    • Exercise: Great ScrumMaster scenarios

    Optional modules:

    • Scaling Scrum
    • Distributed Scrum


  • Who Should Attend

    Applicable to all levels and roles including Managers, Designers, Developers, Testers, Executives, Project Managers and IT.