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Is the CSM Course theoretical or practical?

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 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 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 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 certification.

If you are interested in becoming a , visit our Certified course page.

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John McFadyen Managing Partner
John McFadyen is an Executive and Enterprise Agile Coach with proven experience working on some of the UK and Europe’s largest, most complex Agile Transformations. As a Certified Scrum Trainer, John brings a wealth of experience as an Agile coach, Agile practitioner and software developer into each of the four core courses he provides. The war stories, the insights into successful Agile transformations and everything he has learned from coaching high-performance Agile teams combine to provide course delegates with a unique, compelling training experience that transforms as much as it empowers.

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