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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.

Learn Scrum, practice Scrum with our simulations, get Certified*, enjoy two days of immersion in Scrum & Agility!

100% of our CSM attendees who take the Certification exam pass!

Dates & availability

The Certified ScrumMaster course will run Thursday 25th - Friday 26th May located in central Wellington
Places available Book now!

Every ScrumMaster® needs to have a solid working knowledge of the fundamentals of Scrum - and the Certified ScrumMaster® or CSM® class is designed with precisely that objective in mind.

The CSM® is the world’s oldest and most widely recognised Certified Scrum Foundation course, and is suitable for anybody with a need or interest in understanding the Scrum Framework in detail.

In this Two Day Course, you will learn

Understanding Agility

  • The origins of Agile
  • The key ways in which Agile differs from Waterfall
  • The difference between Agile & Scrum
  • The Fundamental Principles of Agile Resourcing
  • The Fundamental Principles of Agile Requirements
  • The Fundamental Principles of Agile Planning & Estimation

Agile Methods Commonly Used with Scrum

  • How to Size Product Backlog Items using Story Points and Planning Poker™
  • The Fundamentals of User Stories

The Scrum Framework

  • The kind of work that Scrum is best suited to
  • The Scrum Management Model & the Three Scrum Roles
  • The Scrum Communication Model
  • The Three Cycles of Scrum - Sprints, Releases and Scrums
  • Understanding and structuring the Product Backlog
  • Product Backlog Grooming
  • The difference between The Product Backlog and The Sprint Backlog
  • How to create and read Burn Down charts
  • What it means to Define Done
  • Understanding Sprint Review
  • Running Effective Retrospectives

Hands on Exercises and Simulations

  • The difference between working in silos and working in a Cross Functional Team
  • How to effectively plan a Sprint
  • How to manage a Sprint using a Scrum Board and Sprint Burndown Chart
  • How to run effective Stand-up meetings

Scrum Alliance Certification

Please find more information about the Certification process for the Certified ScrumMaster designation here. Upon completing this workshop Simon will put you forward for certification with the Scrum Alliance where you take an online assessment in your own time. You will also receive 2 years membership to the Scrum Alliance with your course completion. *Certification is dependant on you completing your training and passing the online exam.

The Scrum Alliance is a global professional association committed to Advocacy, Community, and Education for Scrum practitioners. Members include more than 250,000 Scrum practitioners, trainers, and coaches around the world.

About the Trainer

This course is taught by Simon Bennett a Certified Scrum Trainer with over 20 years real-world experience in software and hardware development, the last 12 of which have been focussed on using Agile frameworks and methods including Scrum, XP, Crystal & Kanban.

From 2008 through 2010 Simon was also the Product Owner for the Scrum for Team System TFS process template.

Simon has considerable experience in organisational agile adoption, large scale Scrum and using Scrum in an offshore environment, as well as successfully blending Scrum with other methods including UCD.

His wealth of experience brings a unique depth and flavour to the course, as students will learn from real world case studies rather than only theory and simulations.

With regard to delivery, Simon is also a seasoned trainer with over two decades of experience, and a regular speaker at major international conferences including Agile, GOTO, ALM Summit, Scrum Gatherings, and numerous other international technical & management conferences.


NZD $1,900 excl GST

Included in the booking: 

- Certification fee 
- 2 years membership with the Scrum Alliance 
- 2 full days training with a Certified Scrum Trainer & highly experienced practitioner 
- Letter of course completion for your employer and/or a professional body (PMI/ACS) for PDUs upon request 
- Workbook 
- Electronic course materials
- Fully catered with delicious banquet

Simply select the "Register Now!" button below to begin online registration through the Equinox IT website. Alternatively, you can call Equinox on +64 9 307 9450 or email

About the Venue

Conveniently located in Wellington CBD. Lunch and morning & afternoon tea is provided to suit most diets but please let us know if you have any allergies or special needs

Praise for the Course

"I wanted to say thank you for organising the Scrum Master course last week. Everyone has come in this morning buzzing about the potentials of how productive it could make us, and with a real enthusiasm to try and change our practices for the better. Definitely a good course!!"

"Thanks for organising an enjoyable course and I have passed the exam as well. The course was very useful  and we had a great time.Overall the whole experience completely exceeded our expectations, specially the penny game :-)"

"Just a quick note to thank you again for the CSM course. It was a very enjoyable two days, I found the mix of Simon’s teaching and the practical exercises really helpful in learning more about Scrum. Having such a knowledgeable and experienced tutor was great as it meant that we were able to cover learning points as they came up rather than having to rigidly follow a set agenda. I’m looking forward to evangelising Scrum back at work and encouraging my colleagues to learn more and attend courses like this. Thanks, also for setting me up on the Scrum Alliance website. I’m pleased to say that I logged in this morning and passed the assessment with a 100% score. I definitely want to gain the experience needed to enable me to apply for the CSP certification."

"The course was absolutely brilliant.  I'm always trying to promote being Agile and think loads of people would benefit from your Scrum course.  I'll definitely promote you guys when I'm in the sorts of positions where I believe we can all have a positive effect."

Please contact us if you have any questions


25-26 May 2017


Wellington, New Zealand


100 Willis Street
The Majestic Centre, Level 28
Wellington, New Zealand


NZD $1,900 excl GST


Discounted seats available. Contact Equinox IT for more information.


Dates: 25-26 May, 2017
Location: Wellington, New Zealand

Level 28
The Majestic Centre
100 Willis Street
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand

Regular Price: NZD $1,900 excl GST

The course will run from 9.00am to 5.00pm but we can inspect and adapt as the course progresses.

Initial course backlog

The following initial course backlog provides an outline of major topics from which the facilitator and the class collaboratively plans the course. The Scrum framework is employed to track and manage progress through course material.

  • Introducing Scrum
  • Agility
  • Agile and Scrum Values
  • Self-organisation
  • Time-boxing
  • Empirical Process Control
  • Scrum Practices
  • Scrum Tracking
  • Scrum Roles
  • Scrum Risk Reduction
  • Defining “Done”
  • Daily Scrum
  • User Stories
  • Product Backlog
  • Team Estimation
  • Sprint Planning
  • Sprint Review
  • Sprint Retrospective
  • Complexity


This course provides a strong foundation to Scrum and Agile values, principles and practices and is suitable for anyone who wants to Transform their World of Work.

Specifically, those people wishing to work as ScrumMasters, Product Owners, Developers, Testers, Architects, Product Managers, Project Managers, Business Analysts, as well as anyone who interacts with teams.