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Certified ScrumMaster

 

Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) Training

Are you ready to take your career to the next level?

 

In this Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) Instructor-Led Live Online Course you will be immersed in the world of Agile & Scrum. You will receive the same quality instruction, information, insights and guidance as in our in-person CSM course.  We’ll introduce you to the inner workings of Agile & Scrum from the perspective of the Scrum Master role, and we will provide our real-world tips and time-tested techniques for your Agile Toolbox. We will cover all of the core concepts set forth by the Scrum Alliance, secure your understanding, and support your ability to make the ideas immediately actionable with your teams when you return to the office.

Our online courses are engineered with adult learning theory and brain science to help reinforce the key points in a fun, interactive, and engaging teaching approach.  We use the latest in web conferencing technology and HD audio/video to include breakout groups, polling, quizzes, role-playing scenarios and interactive Scrum simulations.  Class size is limited to enhance the learning experience and ensure that Scrum and Agile concepts are fully understood by every student. All audiences are welcome, including the team & manager level.

Take our online CSM course, and when the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic improves and we resume our in-person workshops, simply email us and we’ll let you audit a live in-person CSM course again for free.

Your CSM Exam is included in the price  The cost of your exam and the first two years of membership to the Scrum Alliance are included with your course.

You are Guaranteed to Pass Your CSM Exam — If you don’t pass the CSM exam, we will pay any retake fees to ensure you become certified.

Your CSM Exam is included in the price  The cost of your exam and the first two years of membership to the Scrum Alliance are included with your course.

You are Guaranteed to Pass Your CSM Exam — If you don’t pass the CSM exam, we will pay any retake fees to ensure you become certified.

 


 

Why take your Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) training from Brett Palmer & Associates?

 

 

World-Class Training with Experienced Instructors — All our instructors are passionate educators who will not only ensure your understanding of the concepts, theory and other associated material but will also focus on real world concept application and integration of the Agile mindset into your workplace. 

 

 

Real World Success with Agile —  We are veteran agile coaches who have cut our teeth doing years of complex project work and make it a point to stay in touch with current work through coaching.  We have lots of experience consulting very large complex organizations transition to agile. Clearly, it is in your best interest to only accept training from a trainer- coach.  Our students get straight talk where the rubber hits the road and Agile & Scrum are applied in the real-world not just classroom theory.

 

 

Engaging & Fun — Our courses are high energy and engineered based on adult learning theory and brain science. We engineer our in-person courses to keep PowerPoint slides to a minimum. Our courses feature interactive role playing scenarios, simulations, and case studies to reinforce learning concepts.

World-Class Training with Experienced Instructors — All our instructors are passionate educators who will not only ensure your understanding of the concepts, theory and other associated material but will also focus on real world concept application and integration of the Agile mindset into your workplace. 

 

Real World Success with Agile —  We are veteran agile coaches who have cut our teeth doing years of complex project work and make it a point to stay in touch with current work through coaching.  We have lots of experience consulting very large complex organizations transition to agile. Clearly, it is in your best interest to only accept training from a trainer- coach.  Our students get straight talk where the rubber hits the road and Agile & Scrum are applied in the real-world not just classroom theory.

Engaging & Fun — Our courses are high energy and engineered based on adult learning theory and brain science. We engineer our in-person courses to keep PowerPoint slides to a minimum. Our courses feature interactive role playing scenarios, simulations, and case studies to reinforce learning concepts.

You will also receive …

 

 

Brett Palmer & Associates Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) Training Manual – this downloadable workbook will be your guide and resource during the workshop and an invaluable reference after the formal coursework has been completed.

 

 

Agile Gathering Network Membership  You will be given access to the Agile Gathering Network: regularly scheduled conference calls with Brett and other Agile professionals which are designed educate, inspire and keep you current with the goings on in the world of Agile.

 

 

Brett Palmer & Associates Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) Training Manual – this downloadable workbook will be your guide and resource during the workshop and an invaluable reference after the formal coursework has been completed.

 

 

Agile Careers Guide – Navigating the Agile Landscape for Landing Your Next Great Job – This ultimate guide will help you cement key concepts allowing you to stand out from the crowd and ace your next Agile interview.

 

 

 

Agile Gathering Network Membership  You will be given access to the Agile Gathering Network: regularly scheduled conference calls with Brett and other Agile professionals which are designed educate, inspire and keep you current with the goings on in the world of Agile.

 

 

 

 

BONUS ITEM — Mini Guide — 5 Key Steps to Adopting an Agile Way of Working!
This Mini Guide will help you quickly adopt and utilize Scrum and Agile within your organization to increase efficiency, productivity and accuracy.

 

What Will You Learn?

Get prepared to engage in an interactive workshop full of learning, group breakouts and much more!  Example key topics we will cover include:

Day 1

• Intro/Opening Activity
• Working Agreements
• What is the problem we’re trying to solve?
• What is Agile? Why do companies want Agile?
• Agile Manifesto Values
• Agile Manifesto Principles
• Origins of Scrum / Scrum Framework
• Scrum and its relationship to Agile
• When to use Scrum?
• Scrum Values
• Product Vision
• Scrum Roles
— Scrum Master
— Product Owner
— Development Team Member
• Ball point game

Day 2

•  Scrum Framework Review
•  Coaching & Facilitation
•  Product Backlog
•  User Stories
•  Agile Estimation Techniques
•  Product Release Planning
•  Product Backlog Refinement
•  Scrum Events/Meetings
— Sprint Planning
— Daily Scrum
— Sprint Review
— Sprint Retrospective
•  Definition of Ready
•  Definition of Done
•  Burnups & Burndown Charts
•  Scrum Simulation
•  Exam

 

Who Should Attend?

Our Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) course is for individuals looking to gain an in-depth understanding of Agile & Scrum from the perspective of the Scrum Master role. All audiences are welcome, including executives, architects, business analysts, project managers, program and portfolio managers. By taking this course, you will receive a Scrum Alliance Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) certification (upon passing a 60 minute timed exam of 50 multiple choice questions), 16 PDUs toward a PMP recertification, 16 SEUs, and/or it can be applied toward other educational goals. Please email us at hello@brettpalmer.com if you have any questions.

Words from recent students!

“Anyone looking to take their Agile knowledge to the next level should definitely attend this class!”

K.N.

Project Manager, Kiewit

“Brett’s teaching would be beneficial to individuals at all stages of an agile transformation.”

S.M.

Project Manager, US Air Force

“Gained Confidence in what I’m already doing as a Certified Scrum Master and learned new skills.”

D.F.

ScrumMaster, USAA

Live Workshop Dates

Denotes Online Course

Online Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) Course | Sep 26-27 (wknd)

Online Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) Course | Oct 3-4 (wknd)

Online Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) Course | Oct 10-11 (wknd)

Learning Benefits

  • Learn while not being bored and having fun
  • Retain more information because of our unique hands-on approach; based on the latest research into brain science
  • Be entertained by stories from our real-world experienced and knowledgeable instructors
  • Maximize investments already made by gaining valuable Scrum Educational Units (SEUs) and Professional Development Units (PDUs)
  • Increase your personal worth within your company and in the marketplace

Live Workshop Dates

Denotes online class


 

Online Course
Sep 26-27 (wknd)

Online Course
Oct 3-4 (wknd)

Online Course
Oct 10-11 (wknd)

Frequently Asked Questions

Why take your Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) training from Brett Palmer & Associates?
  • World-Class Training with Experienced Instructors — Our instructors are passionate educators; we don’t focus just on classroom theory, but on real world application of concepts.
  • Guaranteed to Pass Your CSM Exam — If you don’t pass, we will pay any retake fees.
  • Ongoing Support with Experienced & Certified Instructors — We will continue to support you in your Agile journey by providing free community & online events only available to our students.
  • Comfortable Learning Environment — We pick venues suitable for deep interactive learning. We don’t skimp on cost to save a buck.
  • Engaging & Fun — Our courses are high energy and engineered based on adult learning styles and brain science. We configure our courses to keep PowerPoint slides to a minimum. Our courses feature interactive role playing scenarios and simulations to reinforce learning concepts.
  • Socially Responsible / Giving Back — We donate 5% of the profits from each public course to charity. Our favorites include Charity:Water, Water.org, and Kiva, all highly ranked by Charity Navigator. At Brett Palmer & Associates, we believe the secret to living is giving.
Can I get a discount? Is there a group rate?

We discount our courses many months in advance so we can guarantee the course to run.  Discounts are available on a first-come-first-served basis. If you do not see an early bird ticket price available for the course you wish to take, it’s because all the discounted tickets are already taken for that course.  

Groups of 3 or more may also receive a discount. Please email hello@brettpalmer.com for more information.

This CSM course is also available as a private, on-site workshop for groups of 10 or more. Please email hello@brettpalmer.com for more information.

Is there an exam for this CSM course?

Yes! You will not receive the CSM certification from the Scrum Alliance until you pass the exam and accept your Scrum Alliance CSM license agreement.  While some people take the course and opt not to sit for the exam, we offer the opportunity to sit and take the exam after the end of Day 2. The exam fee is included in your course registration fee.

The timed 60 minute exam consists of 50 multiple choice questions with a 74% score required to pass (37 correctly answered). Most students pass the exam the first time without much preparation.  If you don’t pass, we will pay any retake fees.

If you cannot take the exam at the end of Day 2, you can take the exam on your own.  You can take it from anywhere where you have access to a wifi connection. You do not need to go to a special testing center for the exam.

Please click this link if you have additional questions about the exam.

https://support.scrumalliance.org/hc/en-us/sections/201999006-Certified-ScrumMaster-

Please email hello@brettpalmer.com if you have any additional questions about the exam.

Do I need to bring anything with me to class?

Please bring a sweater or jacket as room temperature is set on the cooler side.  You will be provided with all materials for the two day course. You will not need a computer during the course; however, you will need to bring a laptop computer if you elect to take the CSM exam (tablets and iPads don’t work well for the exam) after training on Day 2.

Is there pre-class homework prior to the start of the class?

Yes. There is roughly 30 minutes of reading and videos to watch prior to attending this course.  Upon course registration, we will send you the details.

 

Do I need experience in Scrum to take this Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) class?

No! Course attendees come from a variety of different backgrounds and experience levels in Scrum and Agile. We will send you pre-course reading and video materials to help prepare you for your course. People attend this course for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Organization is implementing Scrum/Agile
  • They want to kickstart their success in implementing Scrum on their projects
  • They want to become certified so they can change roles or advance in their careers
  • They want to refresh their skills
  • They want to work with experts to help move through impediments they are facing in their Scrum transformations
  • They have no prior experience with Scrum and would like to learn
Can I claim PDU’s/SEU’s/CEU’s for this Certified Scrum Course?

Yes. This Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) course provides 16 units/hours of continuing education.  Please email hello@brettpalmer.com if you have additional questions.

What is the cancellation policy?

If you cancel 14 or more days prior to the start of the event, you will receive a full refund.   If you cancel 7 to 14 days, you will receive a full refund minus a $150 admin fee.  If you cancel within 7 days, you will receive a 50% refund.    You may transfer your registration once for a $150 charge to another class offered by Brett Palmer & Associates within 12 months, however we are unable to honor transfer requests within 72 hours of the start time of the course. Your registration is nonrefundable if you do not attend or do not complete the course. Please make arrangements to be fully present for the full duration of the course. The presenter is not responsible for prepaid, nonrefundable travel arrangements. If the presenter cancels the workshop, a full refund will be made.

Please email hello@brettpalmer.com if you need to cancel, reschedule or substitute someone else in your place.