In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Scrum Alliance—in true Agile fashion—has adapted to the shifting marketplace and is now allowing students who wish to become Certified ScrumMasters to participate in an all-new, live online learning environment. So, for the foreseeable future, LeadingAgile has shifted all of our classes to the new live online model.
We didn’t want to take our existing course and try to cram it into a new format, so we rebuilt the entire CSM course from the ground up. Also, we know how hard it is to sit and listen to someone; no matter how interesting they are for 8 hours straight. So, we’ve broken up the class into a new format in which we take a 10-minute break every hour. This way, we can all get up and stretch our legs, get some refeshments, or text a loved one. In addition to the new format, we’ve added some brand-new interactive exercises that were designated specifically for remote learning and have created an exercise for each of the major topics covered in class.
We’ve put a ton of thought into how we can make these courses as valuable as possible and have come up with some innovative solutions that we think will make your experience just as valuable as if you had taken it it person. Despite all the changes, what hasn’t changed is the fact that our CSM course still covers all the material you’ll need and that’s required to receive your certification. By the end of the class, you’ll be fully prepared to pass the CSM exam, not because you’ve memorized the facts, but because you’ve internalized and practiced the concepts needed to successfully implement Scrum when you get back to work.
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Dave Prior—Certified Scrum Trainer, leads the live online class, two-day learning experience. In addition to the Scrum Alliance covered material, Dave brings decades of experience to the class with thought provoking examples, discussion of real-world scenarios, interactive exercises as well as examples and stories about what happens when you step out of the classroom and practice Scrum “in the wild.”
By the end of the class you will be completely prepared to pass the CSM exam, not because you have memorized facts, but because you have internalized and practiced the concepts needed to successfully implement Scrum when you get back to work.
USE SCRUM TO LEARN SCRUM
CSM training is divided up into four Sprints in order to allow participants to fully immerse themselves in the Scrum framework. The learning modules for the course are listed in a Product Backlog which includes each Learning Objective (LO’s) established by the Scrum Alliance for this class. Throughout the class, students will be reviewing the LO’s and be asked to accept them if they feel that the topic is complete. This is our way of QA’ing each topic and making sure that the participants know we have met the class Learning Objectives. In addition to this, the class includes many topics and exercises which are not listed in the LO’s but are a big part of making sure that each participant leaves the class with tools and practices they can bring back to work and implement right away.
LEADINGAGILE SCRUMMASTER TRAINING INCLUDES:
Two-year membership to the Scrum Alliance
CSM Exam Fee
Digital copy of the course materials
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
The ScrumMaster course is a great fit for anyone new to Scrum or who has been practicing it in the field and needs to reacquaint themselves with the Scrum framework. If you are coming from a traditional (waterfall) background, are skeptical about, or struggling with getting your head around Agile, this class is for you. With Dave’s experience transitioning from traditional project management to Agile, he takes special care to try and pave an easier way for the participants who are struggling to adopt Agile. That intent, coupled with the experience of all three of our trainers in helping others make the journey into a new way of approaching work provide the framework in which we approach the topic of how to succeed as a Scrum Master.
This class covers all required material for CSM as well as some additional Agile topics that are beneficial to the conversation. The focus is on providing the participants with practical tools and techniques they can use in their work as a Scrum Master. The primary topics are listed below. Participants will also have the option of adding topics of their own choosing, as time allows. This course covers all the content required for ScrumMaster Certification as defined by the Scrum Alliance here.
Agenda includes (but is not limited to):
- Agile Overview
- Scrum Theory
- Scrum Roles
- Scrum Meetings
- Scrum Artifacts
- Definition of Done
- Scrum Tracking and Reporting
- Agile Facilitation
- Agile Coaching
- Servant Leadership
- Coaching the Product Owner
If you have any questions about the course, please feel free to contact us via phone or email. We are always happy to talk to prospective students.
- Class begins at 9 AM and will run until 5 PM both days
- Participants will be expected to connect to the class via Zoom with video, which must be active throughout the class
- Participants are required to be fully engaged in all class activities in order to qualify for certification. Students who miss more than 1 hour of class time will not be eligible for the certification
- Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be required to successfully complete the Scrum Alliance CSM Assessment test before receiving their certification. This is an online test you can complete when you are ready, it must be taken within 90 days of your class
- Participants who complete this course qualify for 14 PDUs
- Registration includes 2-year certification with Scrum Alliance
* Group, military, first responder, student and unemployment discounts are available. For more information contact LeadingAgile Training
What’s the refund policy?
If you are not able to attend the class you have registered for please send an email to email@example.com. If you send in your notification at least 14 calendar days prior to the start of the class you are eligible for a full refund or you may reschedule for a future class. Cancellations made 14 calendar days to 5 calendar days prior to the start of the class are eligible to reschedule for a future class or for a 70% refund. If you cancel within five calendar days from the start of a class, or if you do not attend the class, you will not be eligible for a refund or credit. Cancellation requests should be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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