CSM Certified ScrumMaster

Taught by Jeff Sutherland and Kent Johnson
October 26-27, 2010 in Boston, MA, United States

This course will be led by Jeff Sutherland, Co-Creator of Scrum, and Kent Johnson, SEI-certified SCAMPI Lead Appraiser, an SEI-certified SCAMPI High Maturity Lead Appraiser, and an SEI-certified CMMI® instructor.

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Sheraton Commander Hotel
16 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 547-4800


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The course will run from 9am-5pm each day.

In this course, participants will learn how to stop thrashing and start executing along with everything necessary for getting started with Scrum. There are very few rules to Scrum so it is important to learn its fundamental principles by experiencing them directly from those who have implemented the best Scrums in the software industry. Participants gain hands-on practice with the release backlog, sprint backlog, the daily Scrum meeting, tracking progress with a burndown chart, and more. Participants experience the Scrum process through a “59-minute Scrum” and the "XP Game” which simulate Scrum projects through non-technical group exercises.

Following the course, each participant of the 2-day CSM course is enrolled as a Certified ScrumMaster, which includes a one-year membership in the Scrum Alliance, where additional Certified ScrumMaster-only material and information are available.

An optional third day at no additional charge, led by Kent Johnson, helps ScrumMasters obtain the knowledge to effectively use Scrum with CMMI. Participants may attend either the CSM course, the CMMI course, or all three days. For more information or to register please visit the course page

You can receive 16 Professional Development Units (PDUs) for this course.

Course Material:
CSM Participants will receive course materials the first day of the course. A syllabus is available at

The CSM course was formulated to train and certify ScrumMasters and is used worldwide for ScrumMaster training. The book, Agile Project Management with Scrum, by Ken Schwaber is required reading for the course and the course is based on the primary Scrum book, Agile Development with Scrum.

Of course, there will be updated material and training exercises in the course which you cannot get from books.

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