The traditional CSM course is only two days. That's not enough time to cover the things a ScrumMaster needs to know to help their team be successful.

CSM Plus Training Course

Over three days, we put theory into action through a variety of exercises. We cover the fundamental principles of Scrum, qualifying you as a Certified ScrumMaster. More important, we give you a jump start dealing with the obstacles that confront Scrum teams. You’ll leave much better equipped to put Scrum in place and succeed with it.


Gain hands-on experience with the basic principles of Scrum, including:

  • Product backlog;
  • Sprint backlog;
  • Daily Scrum meetings;
  • Sprint planning meeting;
  • Burn charts.

Practice dealing with the obstructions to high productivity on your Scrum team, such as:

  • Incomplete stories at Sprint end;
  • Endless revisions to supposedly completed backlog items;
  • Thrashing at the end of the Sprint;
  • Obscure "technical" backlog items;
  • "Scrummerfall" Sprints with lengthy analysis, and time-consuming testing;
  • Increasing technical debt slowing development to a halt;
  • Slow draggy Sprints, furrowing into your soul, turning your existence into a distressing miasma.

Learn practical approaches to increasing productivity while increasing Product Owner and management satisfaction. Explore techniques for applying Scrum to large and distributed teams.


Following successful completion of the course, each participant will be designated as Certified ScrumMaster. This certification includes a one-year membership in the Scrum Alliance, where additional ScrumMaster-only material and information are available.

Beyond certification, participants will leave with hands-on practice with Scrum essentials and important experience. You will learn ways to help your teams execute Scrum efficiently and productively.

Based on their combined experience of more than a quarter-century in the Agile community, the instructors will be giving you insights and a depth of approach that are unique to this course.

PMI members can claim up to 21 PDUs upon completing this course.

The fee for this course is $1600US. Please contact us to discuss team discounts.


You’ll receive bound and digital copies of the course materials, reference materials, and course slides. Refreshments will be provided.

Your Instructors

Ron Jeffries and Chet Hendrickson began working with Agile Software Development in 1996 and have been helping others with it since 1998. Their 25 years of combined Agile experience and 60 plus years of software development experience is unique among CSM course providers.

Ron is an author of the Agile Manifesto, the document that helps provide the conceptual underpinning for Agile methods such as Scrum and Extreme Programming. Chet was the Manifesto’sfirst signatory.

Ron and Chet, along with Ann Anderson, wrote Extreme Programming Installed. It detailed XP’s core practices, how to do them, and how they work together to help teams be successful.

In Extreme Programming Adventures in C#, Ron detailed the agile approach he and Chet took as they taught themselves C# by writing an XML editor. This book gives a “warts and all” look at the work practices of two of the world’s foremost Agile practitioners.

Together and separately, Ron and Chet help teams succeed using Scrum’s project management and XP’s software development practices.

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