Certified Scrum Master (CSM) Training

There’s some real magic when Scrum is done well in the right context.

There are a few keys to helping teams use Scrum effectively, and I’m excited to share those keys in our CSM workshop. The things you’ll learn will help you and your teams see immediate improvement in the next few weeks and continuous improvement for years to come.

Photo of Peter GreenPeter Green
Humanizing Work Co-Founder, Trainer, and Coach

About This Course

Finish bannerHumanizing Work’s Certified ScrumMaster workshop goes beyond learning the Scrum basics—you can get most of that by reading the Scrum Guide and some articles. What’s hard about Scrum is understanding how to apply it on your team so that everyone is excited about how it improves their work life and the products and services they deliver. This course has been refined over 15 years of practice to deliver that result for you.

If you’ve shopped around a bit, you know that this is not the least expensive option. So we assume you’re reading this with the question, “What makes this class so much better than the others out there?”

This course is designed and taught by an instructor with a proven history of success in helping teams successfully adopt Agile and Scrum. Peter led the Agile transformation at Adobe, starting in 2005 with his own team. He put in years of on-the-ground experience using Scrum to make a big difference. Adobe’s business results and world-class people-focused culture speak to the results of Peter’s work, along with the hundreds of teams he has worked with directly to improve their approach. For almost 20 years, Peter has been using Scrum and teaching others how to use it in almost every context you can imagine.

What You’ll Learn

Some CSM courses are built around covering the Scrum Alliance Learning Objectives. We helped create those learning objectives, so we think they’re important. But instead of building a class just to prepare students to pass a certification exam, we designed our workshop to also provide participants with a deep understanding of key concepts and skill development that you can apply right away to help your team excel.

Our CSM workshop covers the why, what, and how of Scrum, including the following:

  • We start with WHY Scrum works when it does:
    • Context for Agile – why it emerged, what problems it solves, an overview of Cynefin
    • Agile – The values and principles of Agile are much bigger than “doing Scrum”
  • Overview of the Scrum Framework: roles, events, artifacts – how we can use Scrum to help us discover a more Agile way of working
  • Then we focus on the key skills of a ScrumMaster, including:
    • How to facilitate the Scrum Events so that your team actually looks forward to productive decisions and improvements
    • How to coach individuals and the team collectively so that they take ownership and feel a sense of growth and mastery
    • How to resolve tough conflicts
    • How to influence other stakeholders so your team has the support they need to succeed

Why Choose Humanizing Work

Focused instruction. Instead of tediously reciting planned content, we adapt to each group and deliver what each participant actually needs.

Experiential learning. This is not a death-by-powerpoint workshop. You’ll learn by doing throughout the workshop in exercises and simulations designed to help you practice new skills.

Deep understanding. You’ll learn not only what Scrum is, but also how to do it in a variety of contexts, constraints, and cultures — and you’ll understand what Scrum means to you, your team, and your organization.

Practical application. The skills you gain can be put into practice right away with meaningful results the very next week.

About Your Trainer

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Peter helps leaders discover how to create the outcomes they care about the most. He draws on a unique combination of deep empathy and keen insight developed by an almost stubborn insistence on staying actively involved in seemingly disconnected fields, including the creative arts, business, psychology, leadership, organizational design, and philosophy. Peter majored in music composition at Arizona State University. He is an in-demand trumpet player and recording engineer.

At Adobe Systems, Peter led an Agile transformation that enabled the shift to a subscription business model. He co-developed the Certified Agile Leadership program for the Scrum Alliance. He has trained, coached, and advised dozens of organizations to create outcomes that range from leadership development, to creating vision and strategy, to creating a culture of innovation, to clarifying and validating customer segments and needs, to reinventing business models and products, to creating high performing, Agile teams.

Peter is a Certified Scrum Trainer, a graduate of the ORSC coaching system, a certified Leadership Agility and Leadership Circle coach, a certified Innovation Games practitioner, and the co-founder of the Humanizing Work company. He is an avid reader and idea-combiner. He is a firm believer in the power of range and a growth mindset. He spends his working hours dedicated to nudging the world of work towards a more human-centric, meaningful, and prosperous future. He spends his other waking hours enjoying time with his wife and five kids, running, hiking, playing golf, and making music and visual arts.

Hear What Past Participants Say

“Perfect coursework for anyone who wants to learn Agile & Scrum. Learn by doing!”

    – Jim ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

“I attended Peter Green’s CSM training in a virtual format. As someone who has had the pleasure of attending Peter’s in-person CSPO training last year, I was worried about the format and possibly not getting as much out of the class as before. Peter Green’s amazing implementation of online collaboration tools and Zoom made the class just as engaging as an in-person training (if not better)!”

    – Kevin ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

“This turned out to be such a good collaborative and interactive course that I often forgot we were not all in a room together.”

    – Cindi ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

“The training was effective, engaging, and relevant. Although it was a virtual course, it was more effective than any in person course I have taken.”

    – Racquel ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Continuing Education Credits & Certification

This CSM course earns 16 PMI PDUs or Scrum Alliance SEUs.

All CSM courses from Humanizing Work are taught by Peter Green, a Certified Scrum Trainer. Successfully completing a CSM course and accepting the license agreement allows you to take the Scrum Alliance CSM exam. When you pass the exam, you receive the Certified Scrum Master certification, digital badge, and two years of membership in the Scrum Alliance.

Private Courses & Training

Bring this training into your organization! Public courses are great for individuals or small groups to grow their skills in a cost-effective way. But there’s nothing like a private workshop that only includes people from your organization. Private workshops allow you to dig deep into your unique challenges and opportunities.

Contact us for information about private workshops, group discounts or questions.

Upcoming Workshops

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