Certified Scrum Master Training — Live & Online

Our Certified Scrum Master Training introduces the concepts of Agile project leadership using the Scrum methodology. You will leave our training with a deep understanding the core values and principles of Scrum and Agile, the roles in Scrum, how to plan and run Sprint Planning meetings, Daily Scrum meetings, Sprint Reviews, Sprint Retrospectives, and more.

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How it Works

Our Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Training provides you the best of our live Certified Scrum Master and Certified Scrum Product Owner classes in an interactive, engaging online format.

Our training classes are structured to maximize learning while offering time for deeper issues that are often overlooked in other training options.

  • Live and engaging discussions and team exercises utilizing Zoom, Mural and Mentimeter.

  • About three hours of recorded video to watch before the course, allowing for intactive and engaging live sessions, free of put-you-to-sleep lecture

  • Concise, three-to-seven question quizzes after each video module to help you retain what you've learned.

At course completion, you will be prepared to take the Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Master exam. Upon passing, you'll be a Scrum Alliance CSM.

What You Get

All testing and cerfication fees are covered in our training cost. There are no hidden fees or surprises with our training options.

Continued (lifetime) access to the online training materials. You can come back anytime for a quick refresher.

Six-months complimentary access to Agile Mentors, a safe place for agile practitioners to collaborate online.

You'll get an electronic copy of the course slides, plus the outputs of all exercises, allowing you to refer to expanded learning materials for years to come.

We offer Alumni only events, such as Lean Coffee, Ask Me Anything sessions, and more. Your continued education is part of all of our live and online classes.

Each live and online Scrum class offers quizzes to help reinforce what you've learned in the videos and to track your progress.

The Scrum Field Guide

Public class attendees will receive a complimentary copy of The Scrum Field Guide, Agile Advice for Your First Year and Beyond, voted One of the best Agile Software Development books of all time" by BookAuthority.

This guide will give you the skills and confidence needed to deploy Scrum, resulting in high-performing teams and satisfied customers.

As part of the renowned Mike Cohn Signature Series on agile development, this pragmatic guide addresses everything from establishing roles and priorities to determining team velocity, setting sprint length, and conducting customer reviews.

Course Outline

  • Foundations of Scrum and Agile – You will learn about the core of Agile and Scrum - principles and values - and how they guide and shape Scrum teams and agile organizations.

    Roles in Scrum – We will explore what it means to be a great Scrum Master, Product Owner and Developer on a Scrum team. You will learn deep insights into these roles and how they work collaboratively together.

    User Stories – You will learn, and practice, what makes a good user story. We'll cover various story sizes (epic / theme / story) and how tasks fit in the picture. We'll practice writing and critique our best and not-so-best work.

    Story Points & Estimation – Estimation is challenging. Throw in story points and it gets more confusing. You'll learn what a story point is, plus we'll look at two estimation methods, affinity estimation & planning poker.
  • The Product Backlog – The Product Backlog is the key to any successful Scrum team. We will explore what comprises a good Product Backlog, techniques for managing it and what happens when it goes unattended.

    Sprinting – In this part of the course, we dive deep into the components of a well assembled Sprint Backlog, what it really means to be done, abnormal terminations and how to decide on Sprint length.

    Release Planning – Release planning is a core component of good project management. This does not change with Scrum. We will explore how to build a release plan and estimate when the work will be delivered.

    Scaling Scrum to the Enterprise – Not all teams are in the same office, let alone the same building. We will look at how companies have successfully scaled Scrum to work in the enterprise

Customer Testimonials

Mitch is a really good instructor. He can set the pace with the class so he won’t go too fast or too slow. He knows almost everything about SCRUM (no one ever knows everything, that’s why I write “almost”). If you want to have training in Agile methodologies (and you want to have really good classes), Mitch is the guy to get.

André Gil
Associate Specialist, Novabase

I recently attended Mitch’s Certified Scrum Master training course. The class was outstanding, and I cannot recommend it enough. It will not only prepare you for the certification test, but more importantly prepares you for the many challenges you will face while implementing and using Scrum. It’s based on real life and real world experience, is direct and easy to follow for anyone - As demonstrated by having a class that had little/no experience with scrum and some who used it daily, and all were able to have good insights and takeaways from the class.Mitch was wonderful in attacking questions head-on, backing up his opinions of best practice with experience and asking the right questions to get the class thinking of answers instead of simply dictating them from a book. I look forward to taking a Certified Scrum Product Owner and/or Advanced Certified Scrum Master course in the future, and I’d say it’s a good bet I won’t go to another CST for it.

Ryan Lohrman
Client Engagement Technical Project Manager

I attended a 2-day course covering Agile concepts and the Scrum management and control processes, taught by Mitch Lacey. His teachings, anecdotes and exercises, helped me put into practice otherwise abstract concepts that need to be practiced in order to be understood. Mitch was quick at answering questions and helped explain how Scrum can help most development cycles.I found Mitch’s class to be engaging and informative. The day I finished his course, I tested for and received my CSM with a score of 100%. Mitch was an excellent instructor and I highly recommend him.

William McDonald
Program Manager, Microsoft

Mitch was brought into Virtuoso to bring together an entirely new IT department that had various levels of exposure to Agile. He conducted a multi-day class that focused on all aspects of Agile from the perspective of the individuals would be filling the role of Product Owner, Project Manager, Scrum Master and Developer. The curriculum was extremely interactive and included many hands-on exercises that generated a lot of good discussion. I would recommend Mitch to anyone who is interested in adopting the Agile process, or just need a refresher on the basics. He is well prepared and a dynamic presenter.

Milissa Kelly
Product Owner, Virtuoso

PDU and SEU Credits

  • You can receive 15 PMI PDUs for this course, which can be applied towards the 21 required to be a ACT, or to maintain any other PMI certification.

  • This course counts as 16 SEUs (Scrum Educational Units) towards your CSP designation within the Scrum Alliance.

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