Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)

Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) is an interactive introduction to Agile terminology, concepts, and principles.  Participants will learn about Agile concepts and have opportunities to immediately try them out in a simulated project setting.  This workshop will prepare participants to effectively participate in and lead agile teams.

  • Scrum history and the importanec of the 5 Scrum Values: Commitment, Focus, Openness, Courage & Respect
  • The Agile Manifesto, and the difference between Agile and Scrum
  • What environments and projects are best suited for Scrum
  • Empiricism and how it works to control a project
  • The Scrum framework – how does it work?
  • Scrum roles and responsibilities – who does what and why?
  • Servant leadership and self-organization
  • Scrum meetings and “other” Agile meetings and practices to help ensure success with Scrum
  • Vision Statements, Road Mapping, and Release Planning
  • Requirements vs. User Stories and the Product Backlog
  • Sizing Product Backlog Stories and preparing them for a Sprint
  • Sprints vs. Iterations, Product Backlog vs. Sprint Backlogs, official Scrum meetings vs. “other” meetings
  • Benefits of Burn-down charts and Burn-up charts, and how they are created and used
  • Best practices with User Stories, offshore, and implementation
  • Identifying potential trouble and how to be prepared

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