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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.

This is a weekend Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) on September 7 & 8.  Tickets are $800. Hardship cases may be considered for cost reduction. Contact Tom Mellor with any questions.

CSM is a two-day training that introduces agility constructs and the theory, concepts, practices, roles, artifacts, and events of Scrum. Once you complete the workshop, pass the certification exam, and accept the Certified ScrumMaster license, you become a Certified ScrumMaster. To learn more about Scrum, please see, "Who Uses Scrum and Why?" at the Scrum Alliance web site.

For more information about the learning objectives of the CSM training, see the Scrum Alliance Certified ScrumMaster Learning Objectives. At the end of training, you will receive a link to the online CSM exam. You are welcome to take the exam after the workshop concludes on the second day.. Please bring a Wi-Fi enabled device.

Breakfast and lunch are provided. If you have special dietary restrictions (vegetarian, vegan, food allergies, etc.), please let me know.

Find out more information on Scrum Certifications at the Scrum Alliance website FAQ.

The Certified Scrum Trainer for thiese CSM workshops, Tom Mellor, can be reached at or by phone at 309.846.6792.

Tickets are $800. Hardship cases may be considered for cost reduction. Contact Tom Mellor with any questions.


7-8 Sep 2019


Bloomington, IL, United States of America


Illinois Wesleyan University / State Farm Hall
205 East Beecher St
Bloomington, IL, United States of America 61701


$800 Hardship cases may be considered. Contact Tom Mellor to discuss


This workshop is led by Certified Scrum Trainer Tom Mellor.  Tom has been an active trainer, coach, and user of Scrum since 2004.  Tom has trained nearly 400 CSM and CSPO classes since 2008, with nearly 6,000 CSMs and CSPOs certified in that time.  He is the former Chair of the Board of the Scrum Alliance and has presented at numerous professional conferences.  He introduced and incubated Scrum and agile development processes in a Fortune 50 company over 10 years. He trained over 1,000 employees in the company and mentored and coached dozens in the use of Scrum.  Tom was mentored directly by Scrum co-founder Ken Schwaber.  

  • Lean, Agile, and Scrum
  • Scrum Theory
  • Scrum Master Core Competencies
  • The Other Scrum Roles: Product Owner and Development Team
  • The Sprint: Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review, and Sprint Retrospective
  • Scrum Artifacts: The Product Backlog, The Sprint Backlog, and The Product Increment
  • Definition of “Done”
  • Scrum Master Core Competencies: Coaching, Facilitation, Impediment Removal, Servant Leadership, and Service to the Product Owner, Development Team, and the Organization
  • Undone Work, Technical Debt, and the Value of Technical Development Craftsmanship
  • Implementing Scrum: Chanllenges and Pitfalls
  • No Project Manager or Other Traditional Roles

People who desire to learn about agility and and learn about modern product development  and work organization using a "real team" approach  should attend.