Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) Training Courses

Upcoming Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) Courses

Agile Pain Relief Certified ScrumMaster Training — learn Agile techniques and Scrum to guide teams, projects, and organizations in using Agile to enable the rapid delivery of valuable results.

An intensive, hands-on, 2-day seminar includes instruction, exercises, case studies, and examples to assist participants as they develop the knowledge, skills, capabilities and insights needed to make the shift from traditional management practices to Agile practices. Facilitated by Certified Scrum Trainer® Mark Levison, an Agile expert since 2001, this is not a class with a bunch of words on PowerPoint slides. Mark offers a deep understanding of how people learn and applies this to all of his courses with two intensive days of training including lecture, exercises, simulations, and discussion to present Agile concepts and Scrum using Agile methods so that you can learn by example.

Key Concepts

This course covers the following concepts through a mix of in-class lectures and practical exercises designed to introduce and expand on the following concepts, practices, and methods:
  • How Scrum fits in the world of Agile Project Management
  • Using Scrum from Release Planning through to Project Completion
  • Building a high-performance team
  • Techniques to reduce time-to-market and increase quality
  • Methods to create a culture of learning and continuous improvement
  • Complete the requirements of the Certified ScrumMaster Program including preparation for the CSM Exam
  • For more details see the complete Course Outline in the Agenda section


Day 1
8:59 — 5:01
  • Self-Organizing Teams Exercise
  • Walk through Agenda on task wall
  • Opening
  • Scrum framework overview
  • Introduce website exercise and form teams
  • User stories exercise
  • Estimation and release planning
  • End of day review
  • Retrospective
Coffee and refreshments provided for breaks
Day 2
8:59 — 5:01
  • What did you learn yesterday
  • Sprint planning
  • In-depth simulation exercise
  • Sprint review
  • Definition of done
  • Sprint retrospective
  • The Team Member role and teamwork
  • The ScrumMaster role
  • Foundations of Agile
  • Engineering practices
  • Feedback forms
  • In class test
  • CSM graduation
Coffee and refreshments provided for breaks

The Agile Pain Relief Advantage

Small Class-size in Your City

Agile Pain Relief limits classes to ensure a quality learning environment with more opportunities to address your questions and concerns. Local training classes mean you meet and network with other professionals near you. On-site, private training also available.

In-person and Interactive

Direct learning tailored to each class and student. No canned PowerPoint presentations or webinars. Live instruction from Certified Scrum Trainers (CST) and group exercises modelled on Agile methods.

Hands-on Applications of Scrum Methods with Agile Theory

Practical examples and exercises use Scrum and Agile principles teach you how to adapt and practice Agile methods in your projects.

Online Course Materials and Support

Course attendees receive electronic copies of all seminar materials (including free updates to course materials as they become available) and exclusive access to Mark through Agile Pain Relief's LinkedIn group.