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Certified ScrumMaster®

Rowan Bunning
Rowan Bunning
Scrum WithStyle
Scrum WithStyle
02 9567 3101


3-4 May, 2018
Melbourne, VIC, Australia
500 Collins Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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$1,540 excl GST


This Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) course is the world's most popular foundational course in Scrum and is appropriate for anyone in any role working in an Agile environment or interested in this.

Whilst suitable for anyone interested in Agile, elements of our CSM course are particularly useful for those taking some form of leadership role in respect to Agile capability building. Roles for whom this is typically relevant include, but are not limited to the following.

  • ScrumMasters,
  • Iteration Managers,
  • Project Managers,
  • Team Leads,
  • Development Managers, and
  • Capability Managers.

This workshop is also relevant to those involved hands-on in agile delivery who wish to have an in-depth understanding of the Scrum process and how to get the most out of it. This includes the following.

  • Programmers / Developers,
  • Testers,
  • Business Analysts,
  • User Experience Designers,
  • Solution Architects, and
  • Technical Writers.



The first step toward your CSM is familiarising yourself with Scrum. The following outlines the pre-reading necessary to attain the minimum level of Scrum familiarity required for this course. Further to that, additional recommended pre-reading is also listed.


Essential pre-reading

Preparing for the course
The first step toward your CSM accreditation is familiarising yourself with Scrum. Details about preparation will be emailed to participants upon registration and includes the following resources.

Scrum Foundations eLearning Series videos – from Scrum Alliance
The Manifesto for Agile Software Development – the original articulation of “Agile”
The Scrum Guide – the definition of Scrum by its inventors
Do Better Scrum – version 3 by Peter Hundermark

About the course 

This Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM) course is an intensive deep dive into the world's most popular Agile method: Scrum. It is an immersive learning experience emphasising hands-on participation through a mix of interactive seminars, group discussions, team activities, games and role-plays.

We use highly immersive adult learning techniques such as visual modelling, simulations, role-plays and 'Training from the Back of the Room' activities to enable self-directed learning and enhanced retention.

Unlike Scrum courses with other trainers, this course offers a Trial Scrum Test on day 1 with answers discussed day 2. This provides you with clear feedback on your Scrum knowledge in preparation for the post-course Certification Test.

This course is organised and run using Scrum as a management framework. This allows for feedback and flexibility as well as experiencing Scrum in action throughout the course.

You will learn:

  • The philosophy, values and principles that guide you in becoming more Agile.
  • The nature of principles such as Empirical Process Control, Iteration, Timeboxing and Self-organisation that provide an effective model for working in a complex environment.
  • The Scrum roles in-depth and how they fit together to address Project Management.
  • How to establish an environment to foster high-performance agile delivery including creating a Definition of Done and keeping a Product Backlog in a well-refined state.
  • Techniques for facilitating and participating in highly effective agile meetings each iteration and each day.
  • How to leverage review and retrospective activities to produce better fit solutions and continuously improve our Scrum delivery capability.


About certification

Certified ScrumMaster seal

Established in 2003, the CSM certification with its globally recognised accreditation from the Scrum Alliance is by far the most popular Agile training offering worldwide. After completing the require pre-reading, the CSM training course is the second of three setups in gaining the CSM accreditation from the Scrum Alliance. The final step is successfully completing the CSM certification exam. For further information, see

This course may qualify Project Management Professionals (PMPs) for 14 PDUs as approved by the Project Management Institute (PMI).



Scrum WithStyle is proud to offer the following great deals:

  • $200 off early bird special for bookings made more than 2 weeks prior to the course,
  • 5% off group discount when a group of 3 or more participants from the same organisation are booked together, and
  • 10% off group discount when a group of 6 or more participants from the same organisation are booked together.

The following table shows the total price inc. GST for each situation.


Number of people Group Discount Price per person inc. GST
    > 2 weeks prior < 2 weeks prior
1 or 2 0% $1,495.00 $1,695.00
3, 4 or 5 5% $1,410.25 $1,610.25
6+ 10% $1,325.50 $1,525.50
  • Two full days training with a highly experienced agile practitioner.
  • A printed course workbook.
  • Full catering during the course including morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.
  • Certification as a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) for participants who pass the post-course Certification Exam taken online with the Scrum Alliance.
  • 2 years of membership with the Scrum Alliance.
  • A letter of course completion that may be submitted to your employer and/or a professional body (PMI, ACS or similar) for PDUs (available on request).



To register one or more participants for this course, simply select the "REGISTER" button at the top of this page.

Payment options:

  • Credit card - Mastercard, Visa, Amex
  • Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) - enter promo code INVOICE at checkout
  • Cheque - enter promo code INVOICE at checkout

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Sprint Goals

We use the Scrum framework to manage our Scrum certification courses as a two day Scrum release cycle that includes four half day Sprints.

The following Sprint Goals provide a high level learning objectives for each half day.

Goal: Scrum Framework - I can describe the components of Scrum and how they fit together to form a cohesive framework.

Goal: Roles and Responsibilities - I can describe the key attributes of each of the Scrum roles and the personal qualities desirable to play them well.

Goal: Scrum Teamwork - I can describe what enables effective teamwork in a time-boxed environment.

Goal: Continuous Improvement - I can describe how to go about Scrum’s inspect and adapt activities in a way that maximises our opportunities for learning and improvement.


Initial Backlog

The following Backlog provides an initial course agenda. Just like any good Agile initiative, the backlog that we choose to pull in can change as we inspect feedback from stakeholders and make adaptations to the backlog during the course.

Please note that the following backlog does not detail the many group discussions and hands-on exercises that we run throughout the course.

Scrum Framework: As a Scrum practitioner, I want to understand the Scrum framework holistically, so that I can identify opportunities to improve our implementation.

Lean Principles: As a Scrum practitioner, I want to understand how Scrum differs from Waterfall from a Lean perspective, so that I can leverage these differences to get the most out of Scrum.

Scrum Principles: As a Scrum practitioner, I want to understand the most relevant principles that form the foundation of Scrum, so that I can leverage these to get the most out of Scrum.

Self-organisation: As a Scrum practitioner, I want to understand the nature of self-organisation, so that I can better identify what we can do to enable and enhance it.

Agile: As someone interested in Agile, I want to understand what Agile Software Development really is, so that I can better identify what is and is not aligned with being Agile.

Roles: As a Scrum practitioner, I want to understand each of the Scrum roles and how they fit together, so that I can play my role well and understand how to interact with others in their roles.

Project Management: As a Scrum practitioner, I want to understand how Scrum maps to the activities undertaken by a Project Manager, so that I can see what the implications are for traditional roles and key activities.

Trial Exam: As a workshop participant, I want a trial run of the post-course Exam, so that I can better gauge my level of Scrum knowledge.

Trial Exam Feedback: As a workshop participant, I want feedback on my current understanding of Scrum, so that I can identify what gaps to start filling during the second day of training.

Team Development: As a team member, I want to understand how good Agile teams develop, so that I can help my team achieve and sustain high performance.

Product Backlog Refinement:As a Scrum practitioner, I want to be aware of guidelines for Product Backlog Refinement, so that I can play my part in keeping the Backlog in good shape.

Sprint Planning: As a Scrum practitioner, I want to know how to conduct effective Sprint Planning workshops, so as to initiate productive and successful Sprints.

Scrum Simulation: As a Scrum practitioner, I want to experience a full Sprint cycle developing a real product, so that I can put the theory into practice and learn by doing.

Sprint Retrospective>: As a facilitator, I want to some techniques for conducting effective Retrospectives, so that we continuously improve our way of working.

Daily Scrum: As a member of an Agile team, I have techniques for running effective and efficient Daily Scrums, so that we keep well-organised as a team.

Done: As a Scrum practitioner, I want thinking tools and techniques to help create an operational Definition of Done, so as to have clear exit criteria.

Progress Tracking: As a Scrum practitioner, I want tools for tracking progress, so that we can maintain visibility in an Agile manner.

Next Steps: As a workshop participant, I want some actionable next steps, so that I can start making use of what I have learned immediately back at work.