You would like to know more about Scrum - learn how to work as a Scrum Master and acquire the "CSM Certified Scrum Master" certificate? In this course, you will learn about agile techniques to establish continuous improvement as a coach and facilitator in the team and the organization.

At a glance

The course deepens the Scrum principles and practices and demonstrates the prerequisites and changes which are necessary for the success of agile ways of working and scrum in the workplace.
What are the main contents of the course? You will learn the  Agile values and principles, and receive an overview of Scrum with its roles, ceremonies and artefacts. You will learn how to moderate Sprint Planning, Sprint Review and Retrospectives, what you need to consider at Daily Scrums, and how you can work with User Stories, Product Backlogs, and Burndown Charts. You train how use agile estimation, velocity, how to prioritize, and get tips and tricks for your daily work as a Scrum Master.
How can you prepare? We recommend reading Scrum Kompakt to agree on the Scrummaster course. Or, in English, to ready the Scrum Guide. The Agile Atlas is also helpful forcertification - the (official) reference information for Scrum terms and some introductory articles.
Interactive workshop with presentations, exercises and exchange of experiences.
2 days


Day 1
9:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m.
Introduction and overview
  • Agile values and principles
  • Empirical process control
  • Scrum-Introduction: Origin, Process, Roles
Scrum roles
  • The Product Owner
  • The development team
  • Introduction to the tasks of the Scrum Master
  • Team development and moderation
Requirements management and release planning
  • Product Vision
  • Product Backlog
  • User Stories
  • Rough estimation and prioritization
  • Velocity
  • Project tracking
  • Release-Planung
Day 2
9:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m.
  • Sprint-Planning
  • Sprint-Review and Retrospective
  • Daily Scrums
  • Metrics
Agile development practices
  • Architecture and design
  • Continuous integration and test
  • Introduction to agility and scrum in the Enterprise.
  • Large, distributed projects
  • Working with self-organized teams
  • Overview of Agile Engineering Techniques


How does CSM certification work? A core prerequisite for certification as a Certified Scrum Master is, in addition to participation in a CSM course, to pass the online test at the Scrum Alliance.After the course, we will register you as a new member for the certification test. You will then receive a personalized link from the Scrum Alliance on the test page.
This link is valid for 90 days and for two attempts. Further trials are possible, but the Scrum Alliance requires an examination fee of $ 25 per trial. After passing the exam, a certificate is generated as a PDF document and your member status is updated with the Scrum Alliance.
The multiple choice test contains 35 questions (which vary per participant), of which at least 24 must be answered correctly. After the course you have 90 days to complete the test. If you pass  you will see the list of incorrectly answered questions together with the correct answers.
The test takes over an hour, but can be paused and continued. You can skip questions, go back and bookmark. At the end of the test, the test indicates unanswered questions. After the test you can look at the questions again, but you see the correct answers only if you passed the test.
After passing the exam, the CSM certificate can be renewed every two years. Scrum Alliance charges $ 100.
improuv is a "Registered Education Provider" of Scrum Alliance.


Scrum Masters and future Scrum Masters
The course is aimed at all those who are preparing for the introduction of Scrum or have already gained experience with scrum in practice. The focus is on the role of a Scrum Masters, but the course is also suitable as an introduction for interested team members, product managers or executives.

SEUs and PDUs

This course is assessed by the Scrum Alliance as 14 SEUs (Scrum Education Units) in the qualification towards the Certified Scrum Professional. You can also achieve 14 PDUs from the Project Management Institute PMI for this course.