What You Will Learn in the Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) Course
The course is fundamentally focused on standard Core Scrum, so you know you’re learning the concepts and vocabulary other Certified ScrumMasters learned. Plus, the course includes discussion of common optional Scrum practices, and various other topics and recommendations based on experience with working Scrum teams.
Scrum Foundations Learning Objectives
- Scrum Theory
- The Scrum Roles
- Scrum Events and Artifacts
CSM Learning Objectives
- Lean, Agile, and Scrum
- Agile Facilitation
- Agile Coaching
- Service to the Development Team
- Service to the Product Owner
- Service to the Organization
Other Topics, as time permits, and the class chooses:
User Stories, Epics, Acceptance Criteria, INVEST, Estimation, Burn-down/up charts, Velocity, Capacity, Release Planning, Scaling, Distributed teams, Vision, Chartering, Engineering/Technical practices, Five levels of planning, Team growth, Product Roadmap, Small Batches, Definition of Ready, Look Ahead, “Story Time”, Testing Pyramid, Running Tested Features (RTF), Antipatterns, Challenges, etc.
Extra Engineering Perspective, plus Lean Startup Principles
Did you know that the first Scrum teams, and the best Scrum software teams, make full use of Agile engineering practices from Extreme Programming and beyond? I'll point out the practices, and explain why & how they matter. While this topic is not on the CSM test, it matters to your success with Scrum for real products.
This course often includes a brief introduction to Lean Startup principles, how they complement Scrum, and how the full Scrum team can participate in product experiments and validation, in organizations of all sizes.