CSM Certified ScrumMaster

Taught by Jens Ostergaard and Jeff Sutherland
June 18-19, 2009 in Copenhagen, Denmark

This course will be led by Jeff Sutherland, Co-Creator of Scrum and Jens Østergaard, one of the first Scrum trainers certified by Ken Schwaber, Co-Creator of Scrum. In addition to the Scrum Certification material Jeff will discuss his latest papers for Agile 2009. These will provide real world experience on how new ScrumMasters can implement great Scrum teams.

Going from Good to Great: How a CMMI 5 Company Quadruples Productivity with Scrum

Take No Prisoners: How a Venture Capital Group Does Scrum

Distributed Scrum: The Secret Sauce for Hyperproductive Distributed Outsource Teams

Scrum In Church: How Six Churches Have Used Scrum to Improve Performance

Shock Therapy: A Strategy for Consistently Generating Hyperproductive Teams

Jeff Sutherland started the first Scrum at Easel Corporation in 1993. He worked with Ken Schwaber to emerge Scrum as a formal process at OOPSLA ’95. Together, they extended and enhanced Scrum at many software companies and IT organizations and co-authored the Agile Manifesto.

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Spotorno Alle 4
2630 Taastrup


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Agile project management is as radically different from traditional project management as agile processes are different from traditional methodologies. Rather than plan, instruct and direct, the agile project manager facilitates, coaches and leads. This person is called a ScrumMaster in the Scrum agile process to denote the difference and remind the person filling this role of the new responsibilities. Accepted participants learn how to be a ScrumMaster and how to make a development team, a project, or an organization agile. Exercises, case studies, and examples used to bring home the realization of how to be a ScrumMaster instead of a project manager.


Each individual is trained to be able to assume the following responsibilities:
Remove the barriers between development and the customer so the customer directly drives development;
Teach the customer how to maximize ROI and meet their objectives through Scrum;
Improve the lives of the development team by facilitating creativity and empowerment;
Improve the productivity of the development team in any way possible; and,
Improve the engineering practices and tools so each increment of functionality is potentially shippable

Training – Methology

The training is done with a lot of exercises. Be prepared to do hard work. The training will give you the feeling of Scrum itself.

The first day is dedicated to the Why and the Philosophy the Meaning of Scrum. The second day hands you over the tools and the How of Scrum.

Using anecdotes and experience, teaching the Scrum methodology, and how to use it to be an effective Agile project manager – you will learn to be a ScrumMaster.


Upon Graduation As a result of their successful completion of the program, each participant will get an invitation to join Scrumalliance as a certified Scrum Master.


Fundamentals of agile and Scrum, running Scrum projects, planning and scaling Scrum projects, offshore development using Scrum, bidding on fixed price/date contracts, and ensuing the adequacy of engineering practices. The agenda for the class is:

Why Agile
Agile Manifesto
Agile Overview
Scrum Overview
Roles in Scrum
Agile Contracts
Day in the Life of a ScrumMaster
Product Owner
Scrum Teams and there environment
Sprint Termination
Release Management


Classes starts at 09:00 and end at 17:00


We expect you to have some prior knowledge about Scrum. In the library section of this website, you should see “Short film about Basic Scrum”, read “Scrum in 5 minutes” – a downloadable brochure".
It would also be beneficial for you if you read one of Ken Schwaber’s books prior to the class.

How To Register

Individuals wishig to attend the certification Scrum certification course should register by this site (click on “Apply for this class now” at the top of this page).

Course Material

Participants will receive printed and bounded material on the first day of class. The material is in English and will change from Training class to training class. The material will be enhanced by more slides, videos and other pictures in case the trainers will find this useful during class.