Become a Member - Get access to courses, communities, careers and more!

   Certified ScrumMaster®

Certified ScrumMaster®


Certified ScrumMaster®

Certified ScrumMaster

All CSM courses are taught by Trainers approved by the Scrum Alliance. Taking a CSM course, passing the CSM test, and accepting the license agreement designates you as a Certified ScrumMaster, which indicates that you have been introduced to and understand the basic concepts you need to perform as a ScrumMaster or team member on a Scrum team. This course also satisfies two elements of the CSD track: Scrum Introduction and Elective.

Certified Scrum MasterScrum is the best known and most frequently used Agile approach. Simple rules let you see what's really happening, get fast feedback and adapt your approach. Thanks to that Scrum allows for effective development of complex product and getting most of your product with every short increment. Despite its origin in IT, Scrum is widely used in other areas, including Sales, Marketing and even Education.

Scrum changes the way teams work and product are being developed. Despite its simplicity it is very difficult to implement and master. It’s hard to understand new approach and gain new perspective from books and articles, therefore we regularly organize courses allowing for better understanding of Scrum roles and principles.

Two-day, advanced Certified ScrumMaster training prepares participants for the role of Agile Coach and team’s mentor. Through lecture, discussions and interactive exercises they learn what is Agile Culture and how to efficiently apply Scrum Principles and Agile Practices to lead and empower Agile team. Numerous examples from organizations of different size explain how to address potential challenges. Experienced Certified Scrum Trainer helps in gaining practice in explaining Scrum to organization, presenting different perspective and guiding team through change that would continuously improve product and their way of working.


The course goal is to prepare participants for becoming ScrumMaster for their team. After completing the training they will be able to:

  • Help the team members by:
    • Making sure they've all skills and tools necessary to perform their work
    • Supporting them in self-organization and development
    • Protecting them from external and internal impediments
    • Suggesting tools and methods that would improve their productivity
    • Facilitating the meetings, discussion and conflict
    • Showing common Agile practices
    • Explaining how to benefit from Scrum elements
    • Showing how to plan and monitor progress in Sprint
    • Asking the right questions, so that they can continuously improve their way of working
  • Support Product Owners by:
    • Identify real Product Owner
    • Explaining his or her role
    • Showing the methods of working with customers, stakeholders and team
    • Explaining how she or he can benefit from iterative approach
    • Helping in focusing on most important work to maximize ROI of developed product
    • Making sure their Product Backlog is always in good shape
    • Clarifying how to collect and refine expectations, plan and track release
  • Work with organization by:
    • Showing the benefits of Agile approach
    • Ensuring the transparency of product and process
    • Explaining Scrum, Agile values and its consequences for the whole organization
    • Improve the whole system by focusing on customer value.
    • Initiating and supporting changes

30-31 May 2017


Berlin, Germany


Berlin, Germany


1200 EUR + VAT


Discounted seats available. Contact ProCognita for more information.



This Course is delivered in English by Tomasz de Jastrzebiec Wykowski, Certified Scrum Trainer (CST).


Munich, Germany

Certification and Exam

Upon completion of the course, attendees are eligible to take the Certified ScrumMaster exam, the successful completion of which results in the designation of "Certified ScrumMaster" from the Scrum Alliance.

The training fee includes cost of exam, certification and two years membership in Scrum Alliance.


Our goal is not to teach, but to make you learn. The scope of the training is always adjusted to the knowledge and expectations of the participants. Most often it covers the following topics, presented in the form of exercises and discussions in small groups, and short lectures:

  • Introduction
    • Scrum Values
    • Training goals and participants expectations
    • Working Agreements
  • Idea of Agile
    • Exercise: Ball Point Game
    • Short history of Sofware Development – traditional and iterative approaches
    • Being Agile vs Doing Agile - Agile Manifesto and Agile Mindset
  • Introduction to Scrum
    • Scrum Principles, elements and good practices
    • Exercise: Scrum Poster
    • Exercise: Scrum Events *
  • ScrumMaster Role:
    • ScrumMaster as a Servant Leader
    • Working with team, Product Owner and organization
    • Full time role? *
    • ScrumMaster toolbox
  • Product Owner Role:
    • What PO must, should and can’t
    • Exercise: That’s not what I meant
    • Product vs project approach *
  • Development Team role:
    • Exercise: Knot – Self-organization
    • Characteristic of effective team
  • Agile Requirements Management:
    • Iterative value delivery
    • Exercise: Slicing requirements
    • Exercise: Communication limitation
    • Exercise: User Stories *
    • Managing Product Backlog - prioritization and refinement
  • Retrospectives
    • Retrospective Framework
    • Timeline exercise
    • Facilitation
  • Agile planning and estimating
    • Planning Horizonts and estimation precision
    • Agile Estimating. Planning Poker exercise *
    • Release planning and tracking. Adapting to change
    • Planning and tracking Sprint. Velocity and Burn-down charts
  • Definition-of-Done and Undone work
  • Engineering practices and Technical Debt *
  • Lego Scrum simulation *
  • Scrum in Organization.
    • Large Scale Scrum *
    • Introducing Scrum
  • Expectation Review

Certified ScrumMaster training is intended for people interested in broadening their knowledge about Scrum, especially ScrumMasters, Product Owners, Development Team members and organizational leaders and managers.

Basic knowledge about Agile and software product development is recommended. This can be obtained from reviewing materials listed at Scrum Alliance web page, reading our articles or from hand-on experience from Scrum Team.