Date: 17-18 November, 2008
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Regular Price: Euros 1300 (+ VAT)
What is a Scrum Master?
The Certified Scrum Master Training (CSM) course consists of two days
of presentation, group discussion and experiential/interactive
exercises designed to effectively teach Scrum principles and practices.
The lecture/powerpoint aspect of the course is kept to a minimum. The
value of Scrum comes from doing it, so the class focuses on action.
Upon graduation, attendees will each receive official designation as a
"Certified Scrum Master", a title bestowed by the Scrum Alliance
The Scrum Master role is very different to a project manager. The role
emphasizes facilitation, leadership and collaboration over traditional
command-and-control activities. A good Scrum Master will be a process
facilitator, a servant leader to the team and a change agent within the
organization. As a process facilitator and servant leader the Scrum
Master's role is to maximize the team’s efforts toward its goals while
removing the impediments that stand in its way. As a change agent the
Scrum Master is responsible for socializing Scrum at a wider level,
educating customers and other stakeholders and steering the entire
organization towards essential change. Being a Scrum Master is a
full-time job. This course won't make you into a Scrum Master, but it
will give you a deeper understanding of the role, and of Scrum in
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.