Certified Scrum Master® Certification

This 2 days classroom workshop delivered by Expert & Certified Scrum Trainer (CST). It includes Certified Scrum Master Exam fee. This workshop will prepare participants for mastering the most difficult role in Scrum, while providing tested and practical techniques for data-based iterative product management within Scrum by video’s, activities, exercises .

CSM Course Contents / Agenda:

  1. Introduction to Agile
  2. Difference between Waterfall and Agile
  3. Agile Manifesto – 4 values and 12 principles
  4. Agile Mindset
  5. SCRUM Overview

§  Introduction to Scrum

§  Empiricism and Scrum

§  When is Scrum Suitable?

§  Inspect and Adapt

§  Scrum Lifecycle

  1. Levels of Planning in Agile
    • Vision
    • Roadmap
    • Release Planning
    • Sprint Planning
    • Daily Planning
  1. The Sprint

§  Timebox

§  Protected Sprint

§  Sprint Goal

§  Iterative and Incremental

§  Potentially Shippable Product

  1. Scrum Roles

§  Product Owner

§  Scrum Master

§  Development Team

  1. Scrum Artifacts
    • Product Backlog
    • Sprint Backlog
    • Increment
  1. User Story
    • Three components of User Story
    • User Story INVEST
    • How to Write a User Story
    • How to write Acceptance Criteria
    • How to Split User stories
    • Themes, Epics, Features
  1. Estimations
    • Relative vs Absolute Estimation
    • Story Point
    • Why Story Point?
    • Planning Poker Estimation
    • T-Shirt size Estimation
  1. Definition of Done
    • Difference between Definition of Done and Acceptance criteria
    • Weak Definition of Done vs Strong Definition of Done
  1. Scrum Meetings
    • Sprint Planning Meeting
    • Daily Scrum Meeting
    • Sprint Review Meeting
    • Sprint Retrospective Meeting
  1. Generally Accepted Agile Practices


Amit Kulkarni on Sprint Planning - MUMBAI Scrum Training

Amit Kulkarni conducting Planning Poker Estimation Exercise - Scrum Training workshop MUMBAI and PUNE

Amit Kulkarni’s video on Backlog Grooming - PUNE scrum Training session

Amit Kulkarni, PMI-ACP, CSM, CSPO, during an Agile workshop MUMBAI and PUNE
























































About Certified Scrum Master Certification:
  • Participants who complete the two-day classroom workshop will be required, within 90 days of the course date, to take an online, 35 multiple choice questions (Min passing 24),
  • Upon successful completion of the exam, you will receive official designation as a Certified Scrum Master (CSM) by the Scrum Alliance, along with a one-year membership of the Scrum Alliance.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on Certified Scrum Master Certification:

Question : Am I Eligible for CSM?
Answer : There is no eligibility for CSM certification. Even if you are a fresher, you can attend CSM training. The necessary things to be done for getting certified on Scrum is
  • Attend 2 day training
  • Pass the CSM Examination
Question : Is CSM applicable for non-IT industry?
Answer : Scrum is the most famous Agile framework. Scrum has already been used  in Automobiles, Research, Education, Pharma, Manufacturing, Banking etc. It is a way of doing things. CSM is very much applicable for non-IT industries.

Question : Who can attend Certified Scrum Master Training?
Answer :Everyone who is interested in working with a Scrum team and wants to know about Scrum, CSM Training and Certification is ideal for:
  • Project Managers

  • Managers

  • Product Owners

  • Architects

  • Product Managers

  • Developers

  • Programmers

  • Software Developers

  • Software Testers

  • Team Leads

  • Executives

  • Business Analyst

Question : What is the Examination Format?
Answer
  • The Exam is a 35 question examination. 
  • Only question type is multiple choice type question. i.e. there are 3 or 4 options and only one correct answer. 
  • There is NO NEGATIVE MARKING.
  • You have to score 24 out of 35 to pass
Question : What is the certainty that I will pass the examination?
Answer : Our trainers have trained more than 5000 people till date and less than 50 would have failed in the examination. So the answer is that there is a 99% chance that you will pass the examination.

Question : What if I still fail?
Answer : You are eligible for TWO ATTEMPTS in the certification fees that you have paid. So if you fail, you will be given another chance to appear for the examination. However, before making a second attempt, our faculty will like to talk to you on your understanding of Scrum.

Question : I know Scrum. So if I dont want to attend the training is it ok?
Answer : NO. You have to attend the training. More than the necessity, please understand why the training is compulsory. You need to understand the depths of Scrum and Agile. You may have done Agile in your company, however, learning on the job always involves modifying as per your wish and will and essentially you end up doing the same old things - just renamed as Scrum. It is better that you understand Scrum in a classroom setting so that you get depth on the subject.

Question : Is CSM Certification enough for me?
Answer : The CSM Training is to get you acquainted with Scrum. Your job is to get depth and prepare on this subject. We will help you with a learning path in terms of recommendations on reading.

Question : What is your differentiation as EPMC on CSM course?
Answer 
  • We as EPMC dont just give training. We give post training support to all our students. After the training you need help in terms understanding the subject better, clarify doubts, get depth in the subject. Mr. Amit Kulkarni is a well known trainer on Agile and he will personally help with responding to your queries post the training.
  • EPMC gives you a online course with the CSM training. This Online course has in-depth topics on Generally Accepted Agile Practices e.g. estimation, prioritization, user story related etc. This course will help you build depth on the subject.
  • We help with connecting with other students of EPMC etc. EPMC has been operating for last 5 years and EPMC has trained not just on CSM but also on other Agile and Project Management related subjects such as PMI-ACP, DevOps, PRINCE2, PMP etc. EPMC regularly holds meetup on "World of Agile" meetup group.


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