Course Description

Take your first step toward this more adaptive framework for project leadership. This course from the Scrum Alliance introduces the concepts of Agile project leadership using the Scrum methodology. Taking this course and the corresponding evaluation designates you as a Certified ScrumMaster, which indicates that you have been introduced to the basic concepts you need to perform as a ScrumMaster or team member on a Scrum team.

Course Outline

  • Why Scrum?
  • Values and Principles
  • Overview of Scrum
  • The Sprint
  • Product Backlog
  • Roles
  • Scrum Simulation
  • User Stories
  • Estimating
  • Tracking and Forecasting
  • ScrumMaster Role
  • Organizational Transition
  • Scaling Scrum/Agile
  • Discipline and Adaptation
  • Compliance and Project Management Offices

Learner Outcomes

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the five values of Scrum and the eight essential Scrum principles
  • Understand Scrum’s relationship to the Agile manifesto
  • Explain each piece of the Scrum framework, its purpose and its interaction with the other pieces of the framework
  • Illustrate the three roles and their responsibilities in a Scrum team, and how they interact with each other to deliver the product increment within a sprint
  • Facilitate Scrum meetings effectively, such as daily Scrum (stand-up), sprint planning, reviews and retrospectives
  • Complete the accompanying test to achieve Certified ScrumMaster designation


After completing the course, you can take the 50-question Certified ScrumMaster test. To pass, you must answer 37 of the 50 questions correctly within the 60-minute time limit.

After passing the CSM test, you will be asked to accept the CSM License Agreement and complete your Scrum Alliance membership profile.

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This course satisfies two elements of the Scrum Alliance CSD: Certified Scrum Developer track – Scrum Introduction and Elective.

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