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1/13/2018 12:00:00 AM LeanPitch Lemon Tree Hotel - Shimona Lemon Tree Premier 2/1, St Johns Road, Off M G Rd, Hermit Colony, Ulsoor, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560042, India Bengaluru Karanatak 560042 India 12.9873636 77.6167743999999 INR 25997 + tax



  • Course

    Date: 13-14 January, 2018
    Location: Bengaluru, Karanatak, India

    Regular Price: INR 25997 + tax

    You want to PlayScrum; you have reached the right place to learn the rules!

    Who is a ScrumMaster?

    A ScrumMaster is a development facilitator who is responsible for enabling Scrum teams to maximize their effectiveness by addressing systemic issues and dysfunctions in the team. The ScrumMaster has four primary focus areas as shown in the below picture - System, Practices, Product Onwer and Development Team. This workshop is a role specific workshop to learn about the role of ScrumMaster. If you have never seen ScrumMaster roles defined as in below pitcture, you must attend our workshop.


    5 Reasons why should you choose PlayScrum CSM Workshop?

    1. You just don't buy CSM, you buy a whole lot of life long learning.

    Let's PlayScrum workshop comes with 7+ hours of FREE webinars every month and 40 hours of FREE coaching.

    A value loaded CSM

    2. We believe in Scrum and we PlayScrum 

    The workshop itself will be run using Scrum in 4 Sprints with ZERO power point slides. We will learn together about Scrum from each other. Expect to have lots of fun while you learn as the workshop is loaded with content as below:

    Scrum on The Wall: Satisha's unique way of presenting Scrum Framework on the Wall with Charts will help you visualize Scrum all the time during the 2 days and ever after



    Learn by Doing: You will be working with others as part of a Scrum Team working on a Project. So you will learn how to get started and run a Scrum Project.


    Learn to Measure Progress: As the workshop is run using Scrum, you will get an opportunity to inspect the progress and adapt the plan with real artifacts.


    3. Live and breath Agile Values with PlayScrum Flash Cards.

    You get a free pack of PlayScrum Flash Cards. The PlayScrum cards include:

    - A Set of Planning Poker Cards for estimation.

    - Quick Reference cards for Scrum Roles.

    - Quick checklist of things to do in Scrum Ceremonies.

    - Agile Values and Principles Card.

    PlayScrum Cards


    4. Learn on the Go with our PlayScrum Android app.

    We are human beings and we tend to forget things. We have designed PlayScrum App to help ScrumMasters to stay focused on helping their team focused on the goal. Download the App NOW! 

    PlayScrum Lite


    5. Tell us your problems and look out for pragmatic solutions in PlayScrum Book

    We meet hundreds of enthusiasts and practictioner's every month and we hear a lot of challenges. We are putting together a book to solve the day to day problems ina pragmatic way. You can tell us your problems and we can help you solve the problems in a pragmatic way with stroies and samples on this book. This book is also released in iterations. Downoad the book NOW!


    What do you get out of the course?

    After you complete the course, you’ll know

    • Why do Organizations need ScrumMasters?
    • What are the skills a ScrumMaster should have?
    • How to help Organizations design a process that helps them build right products?
    • How to facilitate Organizational change?
    • How to help Product Owner to convert vision into incremental pieces of delivery?
    • How to help Development teams address the issues that affect their effectiveness?

    On successful completion of the course, you’ll receive

    • Qualification for ScrumMaster Certification (passing the exam is a required follow-on step for certification). You will be able to take the test immediately after the workshop and the fee is covered in the course fee. 
    • Scrum Alliance membership for 2 years.
    • ScrumMaster's PlayBook
    • A deck of PlayScrum cards
    • FREE 10 hours of Group Coaching post workshop
    • FREE 10 hours of 1-0-1 Coaching post workshop
    • 16 SEUs for Certified Scrum Professional
    • 16 PDUs towards any PMI credential

    All CSM courses are taught by Trainers approved by the Scrum Alliance. 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 January, 2018
    Location: Bengaluru, Karanatak, India

    Lemon Tree Hotel - Shimona
    Lemon Tree Premier
    2/1, St Johns Road, Off M G Rd, Hermit Colony, Ulsoor, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560042, India
    Bengaluru, Karanatak 560042 India

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    Regular Price: INR 25997 + tax


    We promote co-learning so we offer group discounts as below:

    10% for Pair Learners

    15% for Group Learners [3-4]

    20% for Crowd Learning [5+]

    For additional information on schedule and group discount, visit:


    Frequently Asked Questions

    -         When do we start and end each day? 

    The classroom opens at 8:30 AM each day and class will begin promptly at 9:00 AM. We will end at 5:30 PM each day.

    -          What should I wear? 

    Wear anything that makes you comfortable. There are no rules! 

    -          What should I bring? 

    Just yourself. You don't need a laptop, although you are free to bring one.

    -          Will there be food?

    Yes, we will provide tea and cookies 3 times a day and both veg and non-veg lunch.

    -          Is there something I should read before the workshop?

    Yes, you must go through pre-workshop reading material available at​.


    -          I'm an introvert who is not so big on the whole audience participation thing. Will this class make me uncomfortable?

    Participation in any physical exercise is of course optional--in fact the role of "observer" is quite valuable, so feel free to participate at your ability and comfort levels. Remember, people are different and we value that!

    -          Do you offer a guarantee?

    We offer 100% happiness guarantee not the certification guarantee, which depends on you. If you are not happy with the workshop or if you are not able to clear the CSM test, we offer 100% refund unconditionally.

    -          What is your refund policy?

    You get 100% refund(except payment gateway charges) if you cancel within 48 hours. For our refund policy visit:​

    -          What if I have more questions?

    Feel free to contact me @ or 73580-62677



  • Agenda

    We will be learning the Scrum Master course using Scrum. The whole course is split into 4 Sprints with each Sprint focusing on following topics:

    Sprint 1: Why do we need Scrum and ScrumMaster?

    The goal of this Sprint is to understand why do Organizations need Scrum and why do they hire ScrumMaster.

    Mental Model

    • What is mental model?
    • How are they formed?
    • How do mental models change?
    • Why is it important for ScrumMaster to understand Mental Models?

    Incremental Delivery

    • What is Cost of Delay and Cost of Production?
    • What are the factors that cause CoD and CoP?
    • How do CoD and CoP impact ROI of Organization?
    • How Scrum helps in improving ROI by reducing CoD and CoP?

    Agile & Empirical Process

    • What is Agile and Empirical Process?
    • Why are the various ways to be Agile?
    • How to decide what process is good for my product?


    Sprint 2: How to introduce Scrum in an Organization?

    The goal of this Sprint is explore ScrumMaster’s role in helping Organization adopt Scrum.

    ScrumMaster as a Systems Thinker

    • What is a System and why Organizations are a System?
    • What is Systems Thinking?
    • Why is it important for ScrumMaster?
    • How to develop Systems Thinking?

    ScrumMaster as a Change Agent

    • How to create a shared need for change?
    • Explore the underlying reasons behind Organizations adopting Scrum and how to measure progress?
    • How to identify various stakeholders required to support adoption?
    • How to identify what are the structural/policy/process changes required to adopt Scrum?
    • What are the different techniques to facilitate change?

    ScrumMaster as a Facilitator

    • What is facilitation – Basic vs Developmental facilitation?
    • Different facilitation techniques – Advocacy vs Inquiry
    • What are the different focus areas of ScrumMaster
    • How ScrumMaster’s role changes over a period of time?

    Sprint 3: Coaching Product Owner to build Product in increments.

    The goal of this Sprint is to explore ScrumMasters role in coaching Product Owner to deliver Product in increments.  In the process participants will understand everything to be done to get started with first Sprint.

    Forming Scrum Team

    • What are the responsibilities of Scrum roles?
    • What are the skills required to play Scrum roles?
    • How to transform your teams into Scrum teams?
    • What are the practical difficulties in forming Scrum teams and how to overcome them – Distribution and Scaling?

    Class Project

    • Identify a product to work on
    • Identify roles
    • Understand Product vision.

    Building Product Backlog

    • What is vertical spilt vs horizontal spilt?
    • What are the various techniques to Split Product Backlog Items(PBIs)?
    • What is ScrumMaster’s role in teaching PO about splitting techniques and building Product Backlog?
    • Practice splitting techniques on class project.

    Identifying MVP

    • Why is it not possible to fix things upfront for complex projects?
    • What is Technical Debt and how fixing things upfront and focusing on estimation causes Technical Debt?
    • How to overcome Technical Debt?
    • Why is it good to focus on value delivery instead of fixing the estimation problem?
    • What is MVP?
    • How ScrumMaster can help PO identify MVP?
    • Apply Story Mapping on class project to identify MVP.


    Sprint 4: Coaching teams to become learning teams.

    The goal of this Sprint is to explore ScrumMasters role in coaching Development Team to become learning teams. The participants run couple of Sprints on the class project to understand Scrum end to end.

    Sizing Product Backlog

    • What is a Release?
    • What is relative estimation and #NoEstimates?
    • How do we forecast a release date?
    • Why release plan is not cast in stone and release planning should be iterative?

    Refining Product Backlog

    • What is Backlog Refinement?
    • What are the helpful practices for Backlog Refinement?
    • Refine the Product Backlog of the Class Project.

    Sprint Simulation

    • Run couple of Sprints for the class project.
    • Simulate and discuss issues that team may face during Sprint and learn how ScrumMaster can help the team.





  • Who Should Attend


    This workshop is for anybody and everybody who is tasked with maximizing the effectiveness of teams and wants to learn Scrum to do so. It really doesn’t matter who you are as long as you want to get started with Scrum. You are welcome even if you are

    -          a software engineer,

    -          a mechanical engineer,

    -          a manager,

    -          a publisher,

    -          a wedding planner,

    -          an event manager,

    -          an experienced ScrumMaster,

    -          a going to be ScrumMaster

    -          a stake holder

    -          a CXO etc.

    All are welcome to come and co-learn.





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