Certified
Scrum Master

Effective Scrum Mastery: Make your team a better version of themselves. They deliver and always put a smile on your customers’ faces because they are not just satisfied, but delighted.

Get your team in top form!

The role or responsibility of the “Scrum Master” is probably the least understood element of Scrum. Get to know the core of this multifaceted task in this training: a deep understanding of your responsibilities and tasks.

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You will learn a lot more about Scrum through practical examples and discussions with other Scrum Masters: How does Scrum work? Why does Scrum work? How can I help my team to be and remain successful and productive? How can agility be brought to life in the organization? Discover new ideas on how to support your team, inspire customers and have fun at work.

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Cohort based

The better way of learning: with and from each other. Together we develop new skills in small groups using exercises. In this way, we deepen the knowledge acquired in the preparation phase to the point of proficiency.

Community powered

Before, during and after training, you have a community of like-minded people at your side who are going down the same path. Our experienced coaches support this journey at many points along the way.

Certified

Upon completion of the training, you will also receive the sought after certificate from Scrum Alliance “Certified Scrum Master®” (CSM) along with a two-year membership with the Scrum Alliance.

What you will learn
We won't leave you alone!
3 months Pro membership included

In the community, you can deepen your learning journey after the training and get answers, many more online courses to deepen your knowledge and exchange ideas with like-minded people. In addition, we hold regular events where we address current topics as well as the issues and special topics of our members.

Incl. 1h professional agile coaching

Take advantage of this offer to deepen and grow your learning even after the training.

The contents in detail

Preparation
Agile and Scrum Foundations

So that we can concentrate on the essential content for Scrum Masters during the 4 half-days, you can learn everything about Scrum and Agile in our online training courses. Immerse yourself as deeply as you like, depending on your previous knowledge.

Module 1
Understanding & implementing agility

In which contexts does an empirical approach and agility make sense? What is the difference between “Being” and “Doing Agile” and what does this mean for my tasks as a Scrum Master? We also take a deep dive into important topics such as technical debt.

Module 2
The Scrum Framework

Deep dive into the idea of Scrum as a framework for agile working: How and why does it work? What does it take? Artifacts, events, values and responsibilities. How do they differentiate themselves from Scrum Masters, P.O. and Devs? Where do they overlap?

Module 3
Scrum simulation

Experience Scrum live in the simulation of a complete sprint from preparatory measures to sprint planning, daily scrum, sprint review and retrospective. Learn first-hand what a Scrum Master does during the sprint to ensure that the team works effectively.

Module 4
During the sprint

As a debrief of the simulation, we will dive deep into the work of the Scrum Master: What can go wrong and how can you as a Scrum Master support your team to become more efficient and effective? What activities do you need for the Scrum team to make good progress?

Module 5
The core competencies of a Scrum Master

As a Scrum Master, you need versatile skills to serve your team effectively and efficiently. You are a coach, facilitator, leader, mentor, trainer and much more. Get to know the different aspects of your work as a Scrum Master.

Module 6
Working with the team

As a good Scrum Master, you create a basis for outstanding teamwork in your team. In addition to security and trust, this includes treating each other with respect, but also the courage to break new ground, a focus on clear goals, motivation, commitment and much more.

Module 7
Working with the product owner

In almost every starting Scrum team, there are areas of friction between product owners and devs. Learn how to best support your Product Owner so that they work effectively and efficiently with the rest of the team to deliver customer value early and often.

Module 8
Working with the organization

As an agent for organizational change, effective Scrum Masters support the organization in many ways. Learn what support and framework conditions need to be created in order to anchor Scrum and agility in the organization in the long term. From “Doing” to “Being Agile”.

Why you should do your CSM training with us

Experienced and practical

Our trainer for this training, Andreas Wintersteiger, worked for many years as a Scrum Master and even longer as an Agile Coach. He has trained and coached countless Scrum Masters and helped around 25 Agile Coaches with coaching and mentoring, in some cases up to the highest certification level. Instead of theoretical knowledge, we give you hands-on experience!

Examples from daily practice

Our training content is based on real examples from the daily practice of Scrum teams under real conditions.

Experts in agility, experts in learning

Because it does matter who you learn from, we have always acquired expertise in human learning.

You get so much more than just a workout

We know that the real challenges only come after the two days of training, so we won't leave you alone!

Any questions?

FAQ

If you cannot find an answer in our FAQs, we will be happy to help you. Simply book an appointment with us!

You will receive the CSM training in the scope of 4x 4 hours live online incl.

  • Preparatory online training (Scrum Foundations, Agile Foundations)
  • The accompanying CSM online training for the preparation of individual modules as well as a reference for “review” and thus access to our electronic training materials (handouts, slides, reading material)
  • Three months Pro membership in the Mixed Agile Arts® Community with all comprehensive online learning content and benefits.
  • One session of professional coaching
  • Two-year membership of the Scrum Alliance incl. Certification fees
  • The current edition of the book “Scrum Quick Start” by Andreas Wintersteiger
  • One poster each “Scrum Framework and “Agile Manifesto” (A0)
  • Printed documents, writing materials and other goodies arrive by post

We have designed this training for (prospective) Scrum Masters. In addition to the tasks & responsibilities of the Scrum Master, this training also highlights how you can create an environment in which your colleagues can be successful. The training is also suitable for people who lead or support agile teams and organizations. These include, for example, managers, agile coaches and consultants, but also team members who want to understand the details of the Scrum Master’s tasks.

No. You can book our training without any prior knowledge.

Our CSM training itself builds on sound basic Scrum knowledge and deepens the aspects of Scrum from the perspective of the Scrum Master and therefore requires knowledge of the learning content of the Scrum Foundations training.

You can acquire this knowledge in the course of preparing for the training with our Scrum Foundations online training in self-study on our community learning platform. You should allow at least 4-6 hours for this.

It is expected that you either have sufficient knowledge or have completed the Scrum Foundations in advance.

Some of the CSM learning objectives are taught in the course of preparation through online content, so that during the four half days of the live online training, the essential learning content can be developed and discussed in a focused manner and there is time for questions. You should allow around 2-3 hours to prepare for the training, but you can divide this up as you wish.

After your confirmed registration (online registration) for the training, you will receive an email from our workflow with access to the Community Platform and detailed instructions on what to prepare.

We will also activate the “Certified Scrum Master” course for you, where you will find the preparation and content for each module.

Yes. Once you have completed the training (and actively participated), we will register you for certification with the Scrum Alliance. You then have 90 days to take an online exam. This involves answering 50 multiple-choice questions in 60 minutes. The passing score is 37 questions. You can find out more details in the training.

Most people, especially the graduates of our trainings, say that the exam for the Certified Scrum Master certificate was not particularly difficult for them (which of course is always in the eye of the beholder).

However, you need to prepare yourself, because there is not much time per question, so the material should “sit”. If you have gone through both the preparations for the CSM training and the training itself intensively, you have everything you need. If worst comes to worst, you can read up on some of the content or repeat it in the online courses (including videos).

Your best preparation for the test is understanding (and not memorizing). Our training, preparation and support in the community after training will help you get there. You will learn more valuable tips for the exam during the training.

Yes, there are different funding options depending on the country, federal state and your personal circumstances. Please understand that we cannot provide comprehensive information about the funding landscape in the various countries.

It depends on what role or responsibility you have been working in until now or will be in the future. Both trainings specifically address the needs of the respective role/responsibility (see above). For a general basic knowledge of Scrum, you don’t need either of these, just the (free) Scrum Foundations training.

If you already know shortly before the training that you cannot participate, please contact our office. We will look for a solution where you can either postpone your participation or send a substitute participant.

If you are unable to attend a follow-up appointment, you have the opportunity to make up for this in one of the next training sessions. In this case, please also contact our office.

We use the“Zoom” tool for video conferencing in our CSM training. Other tools are “Welo” and “Miro”. Please understand that we cannot accommodate individual tool requests for public training courses with up to 16 participants. It may be that your company has restrictive guidelines regarding authorized tools or websites, incl. Protocols exist. Please check in advance whether the above-mentioned tools are approved in your professional infrastructure and function adequately. If necessary, please check alternative options for participation (e.g. without VPN, private PC or via mobile phone/tablet). You can check here whether Zoom works for you.

As soon as you have registered as a training participant, you will receive all the information you need to participate and familiarize yourself with the tools in good time before the training.

In this form, small learning groups of approx. 4-6 people (“cohort”) embark on a learning journey together lasting from a week to a few months (“collaborative learning”).

The content prepared and structured by us is worked through in the group, with each person having prepared themselves beforehand.

In the so-called “Facilitated Peer Group Session” (approx. 90 min.), the respective module content is summarized and discussed with the trainers and the learning objectives are reviewed together. Depending on the training, we have either one or two such sessions per module.

Live online means that the training is “live”, but using teleconferencing and teleworking tools. We make sure that the interaction between you and our trainers, as well as with the other participants, is as close as possible to face-to-face training (i.e. “live” or on-site). This means you can take part from anywhere with a modern Internet connection.

Differentiation from (purely) “online”:

Fully online training courses, such as our Scrum Foundations training, can be completed at your own pace and at your own pace on our learning platform. There are no dates.

Yes, because you are important to us! To guarantee your learning success, there are no mass events with us!

We limit our training courses to 16 participants. This guarantees us and you that we can maintain our quality standards. We take the time to answer questions and create sufficient space for discussion and reflection.