Course

Certified Scrum Master Course (CSM)

Become certified as a Scrum Master and change your career

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2 full days

certification

International certification with Scrum Alliance

We have delivered this course over 200 times in the past few years. We have taught in Europe, Africa and America. While project managers, business analysts, developers, testers are most interested in attending the course, we have also had teachers, miners, chartered accountants, engineers taking part in these classes. The course is truly for everyone! And even if you do not make a career out of it, you will always find something useful within this elegant framework.

The course can work as a refresher, or as a starter. And let’s not forget about getting certified – it can become an important milestone and a springboard for your career.

Course objectives

  • Understand Agile and the Scrum framework
  • Grasp the role of Scrum Master
  • Learn how to get ready to start scrumming
  • Know how to support your team and deal with organizational issues daily

Topics

  • Understanding fundamentals of Agile
  • History of Agile
  • Agile values and principles
  • Following the Scrum framework
  • Empiric process theory
  • Scrum framework: roles, events and artefacts
  • Cross-functional and self-organised Scrum teams
  • The role of product owner in a Scrum team
  • The role of scrum master in a Scrum team
  • Starting up new products and teams
  • Product vision
  • Creating initial product backlog
  • Product backlog management
  • Writing user stories and acceptance criteria
  • Common user story mistakes
  • Definition of ready and done
  • Estimations and planning poker
  • Budgets and timelines
  • Release planning
  • Sprints and their characteristics
  • Sprint planning
  • Backlog refinement
  • Sprint execution
  • Sprint retrospective
  • Sprint review
  • Team coaching

Dates, Venue and Price

28-29
September 2019
WEEKEND

Price per delegate

R12,400

* includes VAT

* includes certification exam

Johannesburg

Focus Rooms The Core, 1st Floor South Cnr Kikuyu and Leeuwkop Streets Sunninghill Sandton

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14-15
October 2019

Price per delegate

R12,400

* includes VAT

* includes certification exam

Johannesburg

Focus Rooms The Core, 1st Floor South Cnr Kikuyu and Leeuwkop Streets Sunninghill Sandton

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4-5
November 2019

Price per delegate

R12,400

* includes VAT

* includes certification exam

Cape Town

Double Tree by Hilton 31 Brickfield Road Woodstock

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25-26
November 2019

Price per delegate

R12,400

* includes VAT

* includes certification exam

Johannesburg

Focus Rooms The Core, 1st Floor South Cnr Kikuyu and Leeuwkop Streets Sunninghill Sandton

Book now!

F.A.Q.

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How long is the course?

The course is two full days. We start at 8:30 a.m. and finish 4:30 p.m. on both days.

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How big is a class?

The maximum number of delegates is 25. It allows for focused learning and in-depth discussions.

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Does the course include certification?

The course includes two attempts at internationally recognized certification from Scrum Alliance.

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Is this certification internationally recognized?

Yes. Certified Scrum Master (CSM) is recognized everywhere around the world, including the US, Europe, Australia, and Middle East.

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Is this a CSM course?

Yes. Our certification is done in association with Scrum Alliance.

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Does the certification expire?

Scrum Alliance requires for your membership to be renewed every two years. Renewal costs USD 100.

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Are there more levels?

Yes, with more experience, you may become Advance Certified Scrum Master (A-CSM) and Certified Scrum Professional (CSP).

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Do we write the exam during the training?

No. You will have 90 days to write the exam after the completion of the course. We will send extra reading, videos, and practice tests for you to get ready. People report that it takes between 8 to 20 extra hours for review.

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Is exam an open book?

Yes. You are welcome to make notes and use your study materials. You are not allowed to collaborate with anyone else during the exam.

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Is certification included in the price?

Yes. One attempt for the exam is included in our price. Lunch, snacks, stationery, training manual, and Value Added Tax (VAT) are also included.

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Does price include VAT?

Yes. The price includes Value Added Tax. The price you see on the website is the price you will pay.

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How can I pay?

You can pay with EFT. After you click “BOOK” button and make your reservation, you will receive a quote/invoice.

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Can my company pay for my training?

Absolutely. Connect us with your HR or Learning and Development department (info@thinkagile.co.za). If you see your company name in our “clients” section, it is great news – Think Agile is on your approved vendor list.

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Can I cancel my booking?

You can cancel or rescheduled for free up to 10 days before the course. After that, an additional R1500 fee is applicable. The reason is simple – we have already paid for venue and catering for you.

Our select clients

Allan Gray
ABSA
BCG
SARB
FNB
accenture
Bain
bytes
nedbank
dun bradstreet
EOH
Uber
MMI
old mutual
travelstart
bidvest bank
woolworths
vodacom
transunion
barclays

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