Expand beyond classic product/project management and learn why Agile/Scrum works. Take this course to become a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) and begin your Agile Pathway towards mastery of Scrum. Read Scrum FAQ
Understand Scrum • Use Agile Metrics and Reports • Apply Adaptive Planning • Become a great Scrum team member
Certified ScrumMaster Training Overview
Our scrum training will guide you on the path to mastery of Scrum. You will be prepared to pass the self-exam and be eligible to start your Agile Pathways for Professionals. A ScrumMaster training workshop is an ideal start to your path. Our “Members Only” forum is dedicated to helping professionals master the scrum pathway.
What is a ScrumMaster?
An agile project manager emphasizes facilitation, leadership and communication over traditional command-and-control activities. In the Scrum process, this “ScrumMaster” role is a constant reminder of the differences between agile and traditional project management. The ScrumMaster’s responsibility is to maximize the team’s efforts toward its goals while removing the impediments that stand in its way.
Our Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) courses led by Certified ScrumMaster Trainers are often hosted with our service partners. After passing the certification exam and completing this course, graduates will receive the official distinction of “Certified Scrum Master” (CSM). Read the Scrum Alliance website for the official rules and latest on CSM.
Past Student Comments
Shigeyoshi Yoshiba says: October 2, 2009 at 10:33 pm
The course gave me a solid foundation to understand Scrum. Because I attended it without actual experience of Scrum, it was difficult to contribute to the class. But it was a good opportunity to hear others’ project experience. Thank you.
- Victor Penman says: October 2, 2009 at 10:45 pm
There was a lot of discussion about real world project situations and how to deal with them with Scrum. I thought it was a little light on Scrum background and theory which might have been a problem for people who had not worked with Scrum or read extenisvely about it.
- Oscar Contreras says: October 2, 2009 at 11:46 pm
The course really gave more strength and perspective to my knowledge of Agile. Doug Shimp (trainer) rocked in every single way, providing assitance and quick answers to our questions. He promoted discussion, and critical thinking in every subject. The trainer shared his unrivaled skills and insights about how to really use scrum in practical and realistic ways. These were days to be remembered as a pleasurable, and magnificent class. And most important I had fun while learning. Thanks a bunch!
- Vinod Swaminathan says: October 3, 2009 at 5:18 am
The course definitely helped strengthen my Agile project management skills. Specifically, I was interested in learning how Scrum can be applied to large teams/projects and the instructor gave me some very good pointers. The course was also highly interactive and the instructor kept the group engaged through multiple team exercises. Overall, the course was well structured and I walked out of the course with great satisfaction. Thank you so much…..
- Vishal Reddy says: October 6, 2009 at 3:14 pm
I wanted to get a better understanding of SCRUM and how to use this process in my day to day operations. Rod and the 3Back team helped me in getting that knowledge. Thanks for all the effort that you guys put into hard times.
- Peter Samoray says: October 6, 2009 at 7:07 pm
The course was well laid out, the exercises and real life experiences that were part of the course helped to drive home the application of agile methodology. I have been trained, educated, and worked in a more traditional PM environment using traditional PM methodologies and techniques. The Scrum course and Agile methodology really helped me understand and apply another technique toward accomplishing projects and tasks in a much more leaner, efficient manner.
- Rebecca Kidd says: October 7, 2009 at 12:45 am
This course assumed some basic knowledge of scrum, because a good portion of the time was taken up in simulations, where it’s helpful to understand the path a bit beforehand. This was exactly what I was looking for, so I could get first-hand experience of developing in an agile way, rather than a merely theoretical understanding (I can always read about it if I need that). Doug kept things hopping and forced us to engage with, not just think about, agile development techniques.
- Sergey Manukyan says: October 7, 2009 at 4:19 pm
Rod is a great trainer and course was a fantastic experience by immersing us into real life scenarios of developing projects using Scrum.
- ScrumCoach says: October 7, 2009 at 4:22 pm
This course was well designed and delivered. The main feature of this course was on enabling students to start using SCRUM starting from Monday. To this extent, there was ample opportunity to practice SCRUM rather than simply learning about SCRUM. Unlike other similar training classes, the organizers and faculty (Rod, Doug, and Tariq) were extremely focused on students’ needs rather than simply delivering’ some information! I recommend this to all who work with teams on any project!
- Barun Saha says: October 7, 2009 at 5:47 pm
The course was structured well with assignments. Rod was good had a good grasp on SCRUM & shared his experiences.
- Linda Frazier says: October 7, 2009 at 5:58 pm
I am a certified PMP professional. I attended the Scrum Master class to broaden my knowledge in the project management field. I was totally excited about the class. The instructor and structure of the class was excellent. The concept and tools I learned in the two days of class has provded me with new knowledge and technique that I look forward to implementing in my new employment..
- Sowmya Venugopal says: October 7, 2009 at 8:22 pm
I’m an IT professional working as an Business Information Analyst for sometime now. I was looking to learn about new process methodologies and the difference between the old and new methodologies. The CSM course was the perfect match for what I was looking for. The course was completely based on exercises which helped me understand the concepts quickly and effectively unlike the theory based courses.
- Debasish Talapatra says: October 8, 2009 at 2:30 am
I am a Project Manager in HP Enterprise Services and I attended CSM course few weeks back. This was a wonderful experience. The course was highly interactive and helped me learn Scrum Methodology for Project Management.
- W. Bynum says: October 8, 2009 at 3:45 am
I’m a certified PMP. This is a great course for those who want to learn more about Scrum Methodology. I enjoyed the course and took away a wealth of knowledge.
- Connie says: October 8, 2009 at 1:21 pm
I am currently joining a team which is practicing scrum methodology,
I took this course, I got basic knowledge about scrum. It helps me with my job.
- Arul says: October 8, 2009 at 7:49 pm
This course was well structured around doing hands on exercises, which helped me to understand the concepts of Scrum and how it can be effectively implemented in real world project scenarios.
- Marian says: October 14, 2009 at 7:09 am
This course was an excellent introduction to Scrum. Rod is a fantastic teacher. I generally hate group exercises. Rod’s were fun and informative. This was the best training I have ever had. Well worth the money, time and effort.