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Agile: Certified Scrum Master Course (CSM)

October 28, 2019 @ 9:00 am - October 29, 2019 @ 5:00 pm EDT

Monday, October 28th -Tuesday October 29th
9 am – 5 pm (daily)

Member rate: $995
Non-member rate: $1295.00

To receive the Tech Collective member discount PROMO code for the $995.00 price, contact Amanda.Roman@tech-collective.org

About the Course

In our interactive and hands on ScrumMaster Certification course, you will learn about the Scrum framework, how to apply Scrum to your projects, and how to navigate the cultural changes necessary to implement Scrum. The focus is on task-level tracking, the use of Burndown Charts to display daily progress, and Daily Scrum meetings, all together giving tremendous awareness about the state of the project at all times.


The CSM Course is a 2 day class from 9AM-5PM, a light breakfast is served at 8:30AM and Lunch is provided mid-day.

What is Included

  • 2 Day CSM In-person Course

  • Includes a light breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack provided on both days of training

  • Includes Exam Fee for CSM Certification (2 attempts towards the CSM exam)

  • 2 Year Membership to Scrum Alliance

Course Outline

  • General Knowledge

    • Agile Manifesto

    • Scrum Foundations

    • Sprint

    • Scrum compared to Waterfall

    • Significance of “Done”

    • Scrum compared to Waterfall

    • Scrum Values

    • Applicability of Scrum

  • Scrum Roles

    • Overview of Scrum Roles

    • ScrumMaster: Responsibilities & Authority

    • Product Owner: Responsibilities, Authority, Constraints…etc.

    • Product Owner: The Team: Responsibilities, Authority, Teamwork & Characteristics.

    • Impact on Traditional Roles.

  • Scrum Meetings

    • Sprint Planning Meeting

    • Daily Scrum Meeting

    • Sprint Review Meeting

    • Sprint Retrospective Meeting

    • Release Planning Meeting

  • Scrum Artifacts

    • Product Backlog

    • Product Increment and the Definition of Done

    • Sprint Backlog

    • Burndown Charts

  • Integration

    • ScrumMaster Responsibilities and Skills

    • Scrum Simulation

    • Class Retrospective


There is no required prior certificate, educational background, or work experience needed to participate in the CSM course, complete the exam, and receive certification.The Certified Scrum Master course is designed to introduce you to the basics of Scrum, and as such all backgrounds are welcome to join and achieve Scrum Master Certification.

Exam Details

The CSM exam is administered online and sent via email after attendance is recorded and reported by your Scrum Alliance Instructor. The link is sent 24-48 hours after class concludes. You have 90 day access to take the exam and 2 attempts towards passing. The exam is in multiple choice format.


 Jim Schiel is a Certified Scrum Trainer with a strong background in enterprise level Scrum  installations and agile development in a regulated environment. Schiel worked at Siemens  Health Services for 23 years, where he worked initially as a developer, then as a manager for 16 years, eventually playing a leading role in creating one of the largest Scrum software development implementations in the world. Starting in 2005, Jim pioneered the use of Scrum with his development teams and, as the practice began to spread, took on a coaching role, planning and executing the implementation of Scrum and XP practices across six products, seven development sites, and over 1,200 developers. As a business process engineer at Siemens, he helped identify, document, and implement best practices for the software development that maintained the organization’s ISO-9001 certification and satisfied FDA medical device requirements.

Schiel is a “first-generation” Certified Scrum Trainer and has been training Scrum Masters since 2005. He received his initial Scrum Master certification from one of the co-founders of the Scrum method and was also certified as a trainer by the same individual. Jim has taught and coached over 1,000 Scrum Masters, Product Owners, and Scrum Teams from California to Finland since receiving his certification.

Jim is the author of Enterprise-Scale Agile Software Development

To receive the Tech Collective member discount PROMO code for the $995.00 price, contact Amanda.Roman@tech-collective.org


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