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Certified Scrum Master Course - Mike Cohn

Mike Cohn’s flagship Certified ScrumMaster course will not only provide you with the fundamental principles of Scrum, but also give you hands-on experience with Scrum practices and artefacts in a variety of environments and situations.

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CSM logoWith Mike’s help you will learn why such a seemingly simple process as Scrum can have such a profound effect on an organization and gain practical experience working with Scrum tools and activities like the product backlog, sprint backlog, daily scrum meetings, sprint planning meetings and burndown charts.

You will leave knowing how to apply Scrum to all sizes of projects, from a single co-located team to a large highly distributed team spread across the world.

You will learn: 
• The essentials of getting a project off on the right foot 
• How to write user stories for the product backlog 
• Why there's more to leading a self-organizing team than buying pizza and getting out of the way 
• How to help both new and experienced teams be more successful 
• What makes a good ScrumMaster 
• How ScrumMasters and Product Owners help guide the development process 
• How to successfully scale Scrum to large, multi-continent projects with team sizes in the hundreds 
• Practical, project-proven practices for using Scrum in a wide variety of environments

Through practical, hands-on exercises and small-group discussion you will be prepared to plan your first sprint immediately after this class. Successful completion of this course and examination will certify you as a recognised ScrumMaster.

Following successful completion of the course, you will be qualified and ready to pass the Scrum Alliance assessment exam. This multiple-choice, online test is required to become a Certified ScrumMaster, which includes a one-year membership to the Scrum Alliance, where additional ScrumMaster-only material and information are available. Further information on the certification exam can be found here.

SEUs: This course qualifies as 16 Scrum Educational Units (SEUs) toward the 70 required to become a Certified Scrum Professional (CSP).

Project Management Institute (PMI):
This course counts as 15 of the 21 contact hours needed of Agile Project Management Training to be eligible for the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) certification.

This course also counts for 15 Professional Development Units (PDUs).

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In preparation for your course you should read the Agile Manifesto and the Scrum Guide.

Reading the two materials is required, as they'll be referenced in the course but only covered in passing. If you've read them before we'd recommend you re-read or at least skim them before the course to refresh your memory.

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