CSM Certified ScrumMaster

Taught by Jeff Sutherland
May 9-10, 2011 in Boston, MA, United States

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.

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OpenView Venture Partners
303 Congress Street, 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02210



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This course is sponsored by Scrum, Inc. and will be taught by Jeff Sutherland, Co-Creator of Scrum. While the Scrum Alliance provides a list of core concepts that must be covered in the class, each instructor creates his or her own material, allowing courses to differ based on the strengths, interests and experiences of the instructor.


This hands-on, interactive two-day course will teach you:

· How to be an effective ScrumMaster
· Improve teamwork
· Launch products sooner
· Improve engineering practices to deliver high-quality products

Upon successful completion of this course and ScrumMaster certification exam, each participant will be enrolled as a Certified ScrumMaster, which includes a one-year Scrum Alliance membership, where additional ScrumMaster-only material and information is available. PMIs can receive 16 Professional Development Units (PDUs) for this course.

The course will run 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday and Tuesday. Please arrive at 8:30 each day for a continental breakfast.

Course Material

Participants will receive course materials for review at the start of the course. A course syllabus is available at

Before the class participants should read The Scrum Handbook by Jeff Sutherland (downloadable for free at or Ken Schwaber’s book, Agile Project Management with Scrum before the class as we require you know the basic definitions of Scrum. Of course, there will be updated material and training exercises in the course which you cannot get from books.


This course will focus on the ScrumMaster, the Product Owner, and the Team in a software development organization. However, the course is useful to everyone in a company using Scrum. While it will focus on software development, Jeff coaches Scrum teams in sales, marketing, finance, client services, senior management teams, investment groups, and non-profit organizations. You will often find a CEO, CFO, or CEO in this classes, as well as others interested in expanding Scrum throughout their companies. There is a company in Denmark that sends every single employee to the CSM including the receptionists, so everyone knows a common language and can use Scrum to improve operations throughout the company.

Refund policy: 90% of the Scrum Certification course fee will be refunded for cancellations more that 7 days in advance of the course. No refunds will be provided for cancellations within a week of the course.