I can only speak to my own course, and that is a combination of both theoretical as well as practical.
As the Scrum Guide says, Scrum is relatively easy to learn but incredibly difficult to master.
The scrum guide is a 13-page document written by Scrum co-creators Jeff Sutherland and Ken Schwaber. There is not a lot of theory to work through. The guide is concise.
So, we move through the theory relatively quickly in the Certified Scrum Master course and supplement that theory with a history of Agile.
The purpose being to help you understand why Agile is important, how it evolved, and what successful scrum looks like.
The rest of the course embeds the Scrum roles, events, and artefacts through practical lessons and exercises.
Actively doing scrum and learning through the process is how we make the learning visceral and intuitive.
You will work in small teams and complete a series of tasks throughout the Scrum simulations to help you understand why the theory matters.
It can take you a few hours to learn the scrum guide but well over a decade to master Scrum and Business Agility in operational environments.
We focus on both elements to make sure that when you walk out of the CSM course, you can work with a scrum team right away. You will be able to start your journey as a Scrum Master and help your scrum team launch their journey with Scrum too.
The CSM course is informative, educational, and empowering.
It is designed to be a transformative experience that helps you transition into the Scrum Master role.
Upon completion of the CSM course, you write an online international examination that tests your knowledge of Scrum theory and upon successful completion, you are awarded the Certified Scrum Master certification.
If you are interested in becoming a Scrum Master, visit our Certified Scrum Master course page.
Frequently Asked Scrum Master Questions
- What is Scrum?
- What is a Scrum Team?
- Do Scrum Masters work outside of Software environments?
- Do I need project management experience to become a Scrum Master?
- How does a Scrum Master differ from a Project Manager?
- Is the Scrum Master a member of the development team?
- What is the difference between a Scrum Master and a Product Owner?
- What is the Agile Manifesto?
- What are 3 traits of a good Scrum Master?
- Are there different levels of seniority amongst Scrum Masters?
- Can you create a Scrum environment in a company that isn’t Agile?
- Do I need to be a developer to be a Scrum Master for a software development team?
- How will I know if a Scrum Master role is a good fit for me?
- Must you be an expert in Scrum to become a Scrum Master?
- What are career opportunities for a Scrum Master?
- What do Scrum Masters do?
- What is a daily scrum and do Scrum Masters lead them?
Frequently asked Training and Certification questions
- Do you get course materials and textbooks on the CSM course?
- How well does a CSM course prepare you to be a Scrum Master?
- How well recognised and respected is the Certified Scrum Master course?
- What do I need to know before signing up on the CSM course?
- What is a Certified Scrum Master?
- What is a good certification path for a Scrum Master?
- What will you learn on a CSM course?
- Will I be able to lead a scrum team after doing a CSM course?
- Are there different Scrum Master certifications and how do they differ?
- Do companies invest in CSM courses or is it predominantly individuals?
- How long is the CSM course and how is it configured?
- Is the CSM course theoretical or practical?
- Is there an alumni group for CSM graduates?
- Is there an exam I need to pass to become a Certified Scrum Master?
- What can I do with a CSM credential?
- What is my earning potential as a Certified Scrum Master?