Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) Training

Course Description

Becoming a member of a Scrum team can be a daunting prospect, and being asked to serve as the team's ScrumMaster can be downright intimidating. You've got an idea of what Scrum is and have read a few articles or books on the topic, but you really don't know how to go about putting that theory into action.

That's where the CSM course comes in. Our trainers will teach you what you need to know to fill the role of ScrumMaster (or Scrum team member). This course focuses on the basics of the Scrum framework, including team roles, activities, and artefacts, so that you can be an effective member of a Scrum team.


Course Objectives

The course will be a mix of theory delivered by slides and exercise-based learning. Although each course we deliver is slightly different and tailored to our client's needs and circumstances, the core agenda of the Certified ScrumMaster class set out by the Scrum Alliance must include the following:

  • What is Scrum?
  • The Product Vision
  • The Product Backlog
  • Roles in a Scrum Team
  • Defining Done
  • Planning in Scrum (Sprint Planning, Release Planning)
  • Sprints
  • Daily Scrums
  • Sprint Reviews
  • Sprint Retrospectives
  • Reporting Progress in Scrum (burndown charts)

Tutor: Paul Goddard

Paul Goddard is an agile coach with experience of working with several scrum teams and projects, and is a keen practitioner and trainer of scrum and agile delivery.

Starting as one of the first practicing ScrumMasters within BT (formerly British Telecom), he now acts as an independent coach for teams new to scrum and agile techniques. His coaching skills have been used on some of the largest agile transformation projects in the world to date, including multiple geographically dispersed teams using an offshore model. Paul's experience with enterprise scrum was widened while acting as a ScrumMaster for Nokia where he was involved in applying, teaching and coaching scrum.

Paul's real ambition is to take Scrum into new and challenging industries to prove that agile principles and practices can have benefit to almost any organisation.


Paul Goddard - Professional Summary

  • Certified Scrum Coach since 2011
  • Certified Scrum Trainer since 2006
  • Certified Scrum Professional since 2006
  • Certified Scrum Master since 2005