Certified Scrum Master - CSM®

Get your Scrum Alliance Scrum Master Certification CSM®

Looking to extend your knowledge of Scrum and Agile? Or are these new topics for you altogether? Join the 2-day Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM®) course to get a full understanding of the Agile mind-set and the Scrum framework.

You can expect a highly interactive and fun 2-days training where you will be challenged on your knowledge through exercises and simulations, and where the facts will be combined with practical examples.

Upon completion of the full 2-days training, there will be an online exam which will credit you with an internationally recognized Certified ScrumMaster® certificate (CSM®) from Scrum Alliance.


Topics you can expect

Scrum Roles

Scrum Events and Artifact Transparency

Sprint and Increment

Sprint Planning

Daily Scrum

Sprint Review

Sprint Retrospective

Product Backlog

Sprint Backlog

Definition of “Done”

Scrum Master Core Competencies

Service to the Development Team

Service to the Product Owner

Service to the Organization

Who should attend

Anyone that would like an understanding of the Agile mind-set and the Scrum framework.

Anyone interested in becoming a Scrum Master.

Scrum Masters that want an internationally recognized certification of their skills.

Course Requirements

Attend in-person the full 16-hour course (2 days)

After successfully completing the course, you will need to take the 50 questions CSM online test and answer 37 out of the 50 questions correctly within the 60-minute time limit.

After you pass the CSM test, you will be asked to accept the CSM License Agreement and complete your Scrum Alliance membership profile.

Your certificate will be valid for 2 years from acceptance of the CSM License

Cost Of Scrum Master Certification: R12 500,00 excl VAT

FAQs About Scrum

From the official Scrum Guide:

Scrum (n): A framework within which people can address complex adaptive problems, while productively and creatively delivering products of the highest possible value.

Scrum is:

  • Lightweight
  • Simple to understan
  • Difficult to master

Scrum is a process framework that has been used to manage work on complex products since the early 1990s. Scrum is not a process, technique, or definitive method. Rather, it is a framework within which you can employ various processes and techniques. Scrum makes clear the relative efficacy of your product management and work techniques so that you can continuously improve the product, the team, and the working environment.

The Scrum framework consists of Scrum Teams and their associated roles, events, artifacts, and rules. Each component within the framework serves a specific purpose and is essential to Scrum’s success and usage.

The rules of Scrum bind together the roles, events, and artifacts, governing the relationships and interaction between them. The rules of Scrum are described throughout the body of the Scrum Guide.

The Scrum Master is responsible for promoting and supporting Scrum as defined in the Scrum Guide. Scrum Masters do this by helping everyone understand Scrum theory, practices, rules, and values.

The Scrum Master is a servant-leader for the Scrum Team.

The core skillset of a Scrum Master is: Facilitating, Coaching, Mentoring & Training.

The requirements for becoming a Certified Scrum Master are minimal. In fact, you could say there’s only one: have an interest in understanding the Agile mindset and Scrum framework. Anything else, you will learn as you go through the certification topics.

The official Certified Scrum Master course takes 16 hours (2 days). After that, you will take a test for which you need to get a minimum of 74% for you to get your certification.

All though as the Scrum Guide says, Scrum is easy to understand difficult to master, the certification will give you and understand of Scrum and the mastering will come with implementing it afterwards.

Certification makes a Scrum Master a more valuable candidate for the job because provides an unbiased third-party verification of job-relevant skills.

The Scrum Master Certification from Kaizania costs R12, 500.00

Agile is a methodology / mindset consisting of 4 values and 12 principles, Scrum is an agile framework, in other words Scrum describe a framework on how to be agile.

About the trainer

Iain Mckenna - Certified Scrum Trainer (CST)

Iain is an accredited Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) from the UK and has not only trained many people in Scrum but has extensive experience in actually applying the Scrum framework in a large variety of industries including media and telecoms, finance, education, health care, retail, leisure and gaming.

Iain also has significant experience of scaling Scrum in organisations with over 500 software development staff members as well as using Scrum in non-software environments including health care and education. In 2016, Iain won the award “Most Popular SCRUM Professional” at the Agile Awards in the UK. This award is determined by public voting.

Malene Jacobsen - Co-Trainer

Malene will be co-training the course with Iain. Malene is one of the few people that has never done a Waterfall project. She was first exposed to Agile and Scrum during an Advanced Computer Science course and since then it has become a natural way of thinking both in work and her private life. Malene fully lives up to the saying: ‘you don’t do Agile, you become Agile!’

Malene has significant experience in using Scrum in all rolls of a Scrum team and at a large variety of industries including manufacturing, education, finance, retail and not to mention her own private life – ask her how you plan a wedding with the Scrum framework!

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