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Key Features of CSM Training

  • 2 Days Classroom Training
  • Practical Knowledge with Role plays, Games, Case studies & Simulations
  • Training by experienced Scrum Alliance Certified Instructors (CSTs)
  • Scrum Alliance exam fee included
  • 16 PDUs and SEUs
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  • 2-year membership with Scrum Alliance
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  1. Eligibility criteria for CSM certification as per scrum alliance
  • There is no eligibility criteria, Attend an in-person, 16-hour course taught by a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST)
  • After successfully completing the course, you will need to take the 50-multiple choice CSM questions and answer 37 out of 50 questions correctly within the 60-minute time limit
  • After you pass the CSM test, you will be asked to accept the CSM License Agreement and complete you Scrum Alliance membership profile

Maintain your CSM certification by earning Scrum Education Units (SEUs) and renewing your certification every two years.

  1. Can someone take Scrum Master (CSM) certification without training?
    Attending an in-person, 16-hour CSM training in pune is mandatory to become Certified Scrum Master recognized by scrum alliance.
  1. What is the Scrum Master (CSM) Certification cost/fees in Pune?
    There is no separate charges for certification. Training fee includes CSM certification cost too. Certified Scrum Master training takes place over the weekends (2 days) at Pune, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkata. And you can check here for cost. Also, you can click on Enroll Now button to book your seats before it gets full.
  1. What is the exam process for Scrum Master Certification in Pune?
    • Attend an in-person, 16-hour course taught by a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST)
    • After successfully completing the CSM training in Pune, you will need to take the 50-multiple choice CSM questions and answer 37 out of 50 questions correctly within the 60-minute time limit
    • You can’t pause the exam.
    • You can even skip certain questions or even bookmark them to review later. You can review the bookmarked question at the end and then submit your answers.
    • Once you submit, your score will immediately appear on your screen
  1. Scrum Master Certification exam blue print?
    CSM Domains Topics under domains Weightage in %
    SCRUM AND AGILE Four values of the Agile Manifesto 6%
    Twelve principles of the Agile Manifesto
    Definition of Scrum
    Relationship of Scrum to Agile
    SCRUM THEORY Empirical process control as it relates to Scrum 6%
    The 3 pillars of empirical process control and their importance
    How and why “Incremental” is an important characteristic of Scrum
    How and why “Iterative” is an important characteristic of Scrum
    Applicability of Scrum (addresses complex adaptative problems)
    SCRUM VALUES Identify the 5 Scrum Values 6%
    How and why commitment is an important Scrum value
    How and why courage is an important Scrum value
    How and why focus is an important Scrum value
    How and why openness is an important Scrum value
    How and why respect is an important Scrum value
    SCRUM TEAM Why self-organizing is an important characteristic of Scrum teams 20%
    Why cross-functional is an important characteristic of Scrum teams
    Identify the roles of the Scrum team
    Identify the responsibilities and characteristics of the Scrum Master
    Identify the responsibilities and characteristics of the Scrum Product Owner
    Identify the responsibilities and characteristics of the Scrum Development Team
    SCRUM MASTER Understanding responsibilities and characteristics of the Scrum Master – servant leader for the Scrum team 22%
    Scrum Master service to the Organization – coaching, facilitation, removing impediments
    Scrum Master service to the Development Team – coaching, facilitation, removing impediments
    Scrum Master service to the Product Owner – coaching, facilitation, removing impediments
    SCRUM EVENTS Characteristics, value and / or purpose of the Sprint 20%
    Sprint planning – characteristics, value, purpose and / or role of participants
    Daily Scrum – characteristics, value, purpose and / or role of participants
    Sprint review – characteristics, value, purpose and / or role of participants
    Retrospective – characteristics, value, purpose and / or role of participants
    SCRUM ARTIFACTS Understand the purpose and value of Scrum artifacts 20%
    Identify Scrum artifacts
    Product backlog – characteristics, value and purpose
    Sprint backlog – characteristics, value and purpose
    Increment – characteristics, value and purpose
    Understanding importance of transparency of artifacts to evaluate value and risk
    Identify the downsides of lack of transparency
    Importance of establishing the Definition of Done
    Characteristics of Product Backlog items
  1. What is the exam pattern for CSM Certification?
    • After successfully completing the CSM course in Pune, you will need to take the 50-multiple choice CSM questions and answer 37 out of 50 questions correctly within the 60-minute time limit
    • You can cant pause the exam. However, you need to complete the exam within 90 days of taking your Certified Scrum Master course.
    • You can even skip certain questions or even bookmark them to review later. You can review the bookmarked question at the end and then submit your answers.
    • Once you submit, your score will immediately appear on your screen
  1. Is Scrum Master certification online or paper passed exam?
    Certified Scrum Master exam is an online based test. Once you submit your answers, you will immediately receive your score on your computer screen.
  1. What is the duration for Scrum Master certification exam?
    You will need to take the 50-multiple choice CSM questions and answer 37 out of 50 questions correctly within the 60-minute time limit
  1. Can I pause the Certified Scrum Master exam for some time and resume it later?
    Taking a break, pausing, or restarting the test is not allowed for any number of times. However, you must complete the exam within 90days of taking your Certified Scrum Master course.
  1. Is CSM Certification Online and open book examination?
    Yes, Certified Scrum Master test is an online and open book exam to be completed within an hour.
  1. How much is the exam cost/fees for Scrum Master (CSM) certification in Pune?
    Exam fees are inclusive of your training cost  along with two year membership fees and 16 hours of mandatory CSM training in pune by a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST)
  1. What is the passing score for Scrum Master (CSM) certification in Pune?
    After successfully completing the course, you will need to take the 50-multiple choice CSM questions and answer 37 out of 50 questions correctly within the 60-minute time limit.
  1. Can I retake the Scrum Master Certification Exam If I fail in first attempt?
    So far StarAgile has maintained a track record of 100% passing for CSM certification. However, in an event if you still fail to pass the CSM exam in one go then you can take the exam again anytime within 90 days following your CSM course. If you still fail to clear the exam in second attempt, then you will be required to pay exam fee of $25 to Scrum Alliance. Scrum Alliance recommends that in an event when a candidate fails thrice then it is better to re-enrol for the CSM course.
  1. How to download CSM Certification after completing the examination?
    As soon as you clear the online examination, you are eligible to get a printed copy of your certification from Scrum Alliance website. You need to log in to Scrum Alliance webpage and complete a free non-graded online evaluation and acknowledge the Licence agreement through your profile settings. Once you submit it you are eligible to download and take a printed copy with you.
  1. Scrum Master (CSM) Certification validity?
    Certified Scrum Master certification is valid for 24 months from the date of clearing the online exam.
  1. What is the process for Scrum Master (CSM) Certification renewal?
    CSM certification renewal involves cost of $100, which makes your certificate further valid for 24 months from the date of renewal.
  1. What is the renewal cost of scrum master certification?
    One has to pay $100 to Scrum Alliance to get  for scrum master certification renewal.
  1. From which certification body I would receive Scrum Master (CSM) certification?
    Scrum Alliance is the governing body for handing over the Certified Scrum Master certification.
  1. What is the cost/fees for Scrum Master (CSM) certification in Pune?
    Certified Scrum Master (CSM) Training institutes in Pune mostly charge Rs 24,999 + taxes, which is inclusive of your examination fees too. StarAgile is pioneer in CSM certification training with 100% pass record till date. You can click here to Enroll yourself for class training as seats gets full very quickly.

1) Defined/Empirical Process

One can define ‘Empirical’ as anything which is based on, concerned with, or verifiable by observation or experience rather than theory or pure logic.
In Scrum, Empirical is a process which is at the core of Scrums framework. It has Transparency, Inspection and Adaptation as its three key pillars.
Empirical process ensures that the progress is based on facts and evidences rather than just logic based.

TRANSPARENCY Can be observed by anyone at any point of time. Thus, promoting trust and open work culture within an organization.
INSPECTION Since the processes are transparent, it becomes easier for stakeholders to inspect the products progress and provide real time feedback.
ADAPTATION Because of Transparency and inspection, scrum teams get immediate feedback. Based on these feedbacks, team can come up with workarounds / improvements in the product / processes. Thus, adapting to the changes very quickly.

2) Agile Introduction

In general terms Agile can be defined as “being able to move quickly and easily”. And, it holds so true in the world of project management, especially in software development.
In today’s software industry having agile practices takes up one big task which gets divided into short phases of work having frequent reassessment and adaptation of plans with an iterative approach.
The objective to achieve is that the product should ‘evolve’ over a period.

a) Agile History

Agile history can be traced way back in 1957 when Iterative and incremental development methods were adapted.
1990’s saw the Rapid Application Development (RAD: 1991), Unified Process and Dynamic Systems Development Method (UP & DSDM: 1994), Scrum (1995), Crystal Clear & Extreme Programming (CC & XP: 1996) & Feature-driven development (1997). Although these all originated before the publication of Agile Manifesto, these are now collectively referred as Agile Software Development Methods.
So, 2001 saw the birth of Agile Software Development Manifesto, when 17 software developers met at a resort to discuss these lightweight development methods. In 2005, addendums were made to project management principles, to be in-line with agile software development methods.
In 2011, the Agile Alliance created Guide to Agile Practices.

b) Agile Frameworks

Agile is a big umbrella in which several small frameworks are brought in to deliver a product
The most popular agile frameworks include Scrum, Crystal, Dynamic Systems Development Method & Extreme Programming.
Each of these famous agile frameworks are lightweight, due to which adaptability is much faster in a rapidly changing environment (i.e. being Agile)

c) Agile Manifesto

Agile Manifesto values: “Individuals and interactions over processes and tools. Working software over comprehensive documentation. Customer collaboration over contract negotiation. Responding to change over following a plan”.
Agile Manifesto values the items on the left more than the items on the right.
Apart from these 4 values, agile manifesto has also specified the 12 guiding principles for the methodologies that are part of “The Agile Movement”

d) Agile Principles

Here are the 12 Principles based on the Agile Manifesto:

  1. Customer satisfaction through early and continuous delivery of valuable software
  2. Welcome changing requirements, even late in development.
  3. Deliver working software frequently, within weeks
  4. Business people and developers must work together daily throughout the project
  5. Build projects around motivated individuals. Empower them with support, environment and trust.
  6. Face-to-face conversation is best.
  7. Working software is the primary measure of progress.
  8. Sustainable development be able to maintain a constant pace indefinitely.
  9. Continuous attention to technical excellence and good design enhances agility.
  10. Simplicity–the art of maximizing the amount of work not done–is essential.
  11. The best architectures, requirements, and designs emerge from self-organizing teams.
  12. At regular intervals, the team reflects on how to become more effective, then tunes and adjusts its behavior accordingly.

3) Scrum Values

The 5 key Scrum Values are “Commitment, Focus, Openness, Respect and Courage”.
These Scrum Values help teams adopt Scrum and deliver the agile software way before time.
These aren’t rocket science, yet these are critical for successfully implementing scrum

4) Aerial View of Scrum

Scrum is the most commonly used Agile process especially in software product development.
Any product dealing with strict deadlines and complexities, then they can use scrums framework to ease things out

In Scrum, delivery of a product takes place as a series of iterations known as Sprints. And each sprint lasts typically from 2 to 4 weeks.

So, at the end of a sprint you get a “Potentially Shippable Product Increment”

5) Scrum Framework

Scrum is an agile framework that specifies certain rules, events, artifacts and roles to bring out the potentially shippable product.
Scrum Events include: Sprint, Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review and Sprint Retrospective

Scrum artifacts include: Product Backlog, Sprint Backlog and Product Increment

Scrum Roles include: Product Owner, Scrum Master and Development Team

6) Scrum Artifacts – Product Backlog, Sprint Backlog, Increment

Scrum artifacts plays an important role in product delivery, right from requirement and planning to the final product being delivered. There are 3 essential artifacts: Product Backlog, Sprint Backlog and Product Increment.

Product Backlog: Form the base of all the requirements. These are prioritized in the order in which it is given further by Product Owners to Scrum Team.

Sprint Backlog: A list of high priority “To Do’s” that the development team has undertaken from Product Backlog and are willing to deliver by the end of the Sprints

Product Increment: At the end of a sprint the development team delivers a “Potentially Shippable Product Increment”. Thus, over a period the product evolves.

7) Product Backlog Refinement

Product backlog refinement is a meeting held just before the end of a sprint. The agenda of this meet is to get a clear picture over the next prioritized items from the product backlog.

This helps the development team to start working on the next items as soon as the present sprint ends.

In the refinement meet the team also reviews the product backlog items and gets more details and clarity in the products requirements.

8) Scrum Roles – Product Owner, Development Team, ScrumMaster

The most important roles of Scrum are: Product Owner, Development Team and Scrum Master.

Product Owner: A mediator between the development team and other key stakeholders. He is a leader whose primary responsibility is to maximize the value of the product

Development Team: Also known as Scrum Development Team, is an independent cross functional team which decides on which User Stories they can accomplish in a sprint.

Scrum Master: Scrum Master is a servant-leader. Scrum Master acts as an advisor for the team. And he /she ensures that team understands the methodologies of the Scrum entirely.

9) Sprint Planning

Sprint Planning meeting is attended by the development team, scrum master and product owner.
Two key takeaways from Sprint planning in agile are

  1. Sprint Goal
  2. Sprint backlog

It’s the sprint planning meet where the development team the items they will work on during that sprint.

10) Sprint Execution

The actual Sprint execution time when the product is getting developed by the development team.
Once the planning is done the team starts executing the tasks assigned to them, so that the feature gets completed as per commitment set during sprint planning

11) Daily Scrum & Sprint Retrospective

Each day the team holds a meet called as “Daily Scrum Meet”. It’s a timebox event, allotting a maximum of 15 minutes per day for the meet.

Teams primary focuses on 3 key items: “What they did yesterday?”, “What they are going to do today?” and “Are there any bottlenecks to be taken care of?”

Sprint Retrospective meet is facilitated by Scrum Master. The objective of this meet is to identify the gap areas or learnings from the last sprint and how team can improve so that it’s not repeated in next sprints.

12) Definition of Done & Acceptance Criteria

Definition of Done (DOD) is owned by Scrum Team and Acceptance Criteria is owned by Product Owner.

DOD specifies list of requirements that must be delivered successfully for all the User stories and it does not change

Acceptance Criteria are very specific to each feature that is under development. Once set at the start of the sprint, it may change over a period of a sprint.

13) Requirements in Agile

Agile manifesto says: “Working software over Comprehensive Documentation”, but it never says NO documentation.

Working software is given more preference over requirement documentations in agile.

The goal here is to go lean and eliminate as much as waste as possible and increase the value through out.

14) Estimation – Story Points & Ideal Days

Story Points and Ideal days both are the units of measurements. These are required to forecast an overall estimation of the total efforts that is going to require to fully implement a product.

For Story points we assign a point value to each item. For example, in an organization one story point might refer to 18hours (2 days) so two-story point will be double of that i.e. 36hours (4 days). Which means a story that is assigned a 2 will be twice as much of a value that is assigned for 1.

For Ideal days, it counts hours that one spent apart from product delivery work. It can include, reading and responding daily mails, going through trainings, meetings to attend etc.

Thus, estimation should take into consideration of Story points as well as ideal days.

15) Sprint & Release Burn Charts

There are two type of charts to track progress: Burn down and Burn up. Burn down shows how much work is remaining. Burn up shows how much work is completed and the total amount of work.
Scrum projects uses mostly Release burn down charts. Scrum master is responsible to update them regularly at the end of each sprints.

16) Release Planning Using Velocity

Velocity is a measurement technique which plays a vital role in release planning. It helps in knowing how much of work team can take up in one sprint.
Calculation: Total number of story points completed / (divided by) number of sprints

For example: If a team has completed 20points over 2sprints then team’s velocity would be 10points per sprint

17) Self Organizing Teams

In simple terms, self-organizing teams are the ones who decide on how best to manage and accomplish their own work, rather than being dependent or being directed by others.
They are highly motivated individuals who are super charged up and can take up any challenging opportunities that come across them.

18) Working Agreements

Working agreements are the working protocols that the self-organizing team follows as to how they will work together to promote a positive productive environment.
The goal of working agreement is to develop team bonding and to define expectations from self and one another

19) Tools & Techniques Used By Scrum Teams

Tools can be referred to any application that eases one’s tasks whereas techniques are the process that you follow.

Some of the tools and techniques used by scrum teams are User stories, burndown charts, calculating velocity, Self-organizing and accountability, sprint planning, execution, review and retrospectives, daily scrums etc.

Team can also make use of poker planning, open window, sticky notes, white desk techniques to help team organize their work.

20) Distributed Team

Today when companies have gone global, having a distributed team has become a norm in many organizations and following Agile methodologies help organizations to cope up with this kind of distributed settings.

Distributed team has peoples from different backgrounds, different cultures, knowledge, skillsets etc. So, a Scrum master ensures that each member of the team has full understanding of scrum practices and what is been expected from them.

No matter where the team is located, the team members are highly motivated, self-organized individuals who are so focused on accomplishing the product vision that has been envisioned by the Product Owner

21) Role of Managers in Scrum

Once an organization adopts Agile methodologies, the role of a manager changes significantly.
Managers use to decide on What and How of the working expectations. But post Scrum, Product Owner decides the What part and Development team gets to decide the How part.

However, as a manager you will be responsible in building and nurturing capabilities, removing bottlenecks and making dedicated efforts to improve.

22) QA Role

Quality Assurance assures the quality of the product that is going to be shipped to the customers.
Since Development Team in a Sprint are cross functional team, do keep it noted that QA plays a vital role in it.

Especially in estimations, planning’s, daily scrum executions, automation etc.

Thus, QA plays an important role in evolving the product.

Two of the biggest benefit that Scrum brings on delivery table is

  1. Faster Delivery to Market: The primary goal is to deliver Potentially shippable product as soon as possible. So, with the prioritized tasks taken in hand development team is focused on achieving this objective in sprints.
  2. Immediate feedback from stakeholders: Since we have Sprint reviews and retrospective over the end of a sprint, stakeholders get to see the incremental product getting unboxed in front of them. And they too can give their feedback immediately to the development team, which the team can note it and try to deliver in future sprints.

So, apart from these two benefits here are few other benefits that Scrum brings for self and organizations too.

  1. Better Quality Product: Since team gets immediate feedback, one can expect a better-quality product is getting evolved over a period.
  2. Faster Return on Investments: With faster and quality product delivery of the product to market, organizations get to enjoy faster returns on their investments.
  3. Higher Customer satisfaction: With immediate feedback process, faster delivery to market, better quality of the product etc. customers too are happy and highly satisfied.

What is Scrum? What you will learn in Scrum Master training in Pune?

Scrum is an Agile Software Development framework for managing project. Scrum role includes Product Owner, Scrum Master and Scrum Development team responsible for working together towards developing a potentially shippable product.

To become Scrum Master, one needs to have a certification in the same. And Certified Scrum Master (CSM) awarded by Scrum Alliance is a leader in this.

Through the CSM Training in Pune, you will learn about Scrum, Scrum frameworks, different terminologies involved in Scrum practices like events, daily scrum, artifacts, sprints, scrum principals and many such learnings. These learnings are purely based on industry practices and will be extremely helpful to apply them at your workplace.

Apart from these learnings from highly experienced and scrum recognized and certified trainer, you will also gain initial two-year membership with Scrum Alliance.

Any professional can attend CSM training in Pune. Below are the few categories who will get most of the Scrum master certification

Managers: – Benefits that Scrum training brings on table for Managers are enormous. Firstly, it empowers them to understand scrum so that they can make stakeholders understand scrum and its importance to organization at ease. For a change, manager can take a role of Scrum master, as this will help him understand the processes at root level. Thus, he / she can provide some insights on process improvements at higher management.

Project Managers: – It is clear that Scrum does not have a special role called ‘Project Manager’, as it was the case with Waterfall model. So, some of the responsibilities are owned up by product owners, scrum masters and by development team too. From organizations point of view, scrum brings in immense cost cutting as the project management’s mammoth tasks are now distributed. But, from individual’s perspective Scrum opens a new door of taking up some challenging opportunities that lies either as a product owner or a scrum master.

Scrum Masters: – Also known as Servant Leader, manages team not by telling them what to do, but by removing bottlenecks that get in their way and by coaching them in agile best practices. A Scrum Master is a good listener, he is aware of all the developments that is going around, he ensures that everyone is on same page. Scrum Master facilitates various meetings like daily scrum, sprint planning, review, sprint retrospective etc.

Product Managers: – Scrum helps product managers to organize the processes in a much better and efficient way. A product manager is a professional role which is responsible for the development of products for an organization, known as the practice of product management. They are responsible for guiding the success of the product. Product managers tracks overall market and competitive dynamics. They mostly support other non-technical teams (such as presales, marketing etc). Applying scrum methodologies can definitely bring in immediate feedback loop and high returns of investments on the table.

Software Developers: – Adapting scrum methodologies make developers more self-organized and independent. Due to immediate feedback mechanism they get to know their mistakes and learnings much earlier than it was in waterfall model.

Product Owners: – “A key stakeholder, a mediator and a visionary for the product”, are the terms used to define Product Owners. Product owner is the one who prioritizes the product backlogs. And he is the one who makes all the critical business decisions. While it is not mandatory for a product owner to have in-depth technical exposure, but they do have to ensure that development team do delivery quality product on or before time. Thus, adding real values to customers as fast as possible.

Software Development Managers: – Software development managers lead teams of software developers working in industries ranging from banking and insurance to defence. In addition to designing software, web applications, and web services, they also hire, train, and manage staff, create and oversee budgets, and make progress reports to senior management. They also need to ensure quality product is delivered on or before time. Scrum makes their life easy. Management becomes much easier and well organized. Scrum brings in transparency in work and working processes and gets to know the mistakes much earlier rather than later.

Software Architects: – He is a person who will optimize your development process and your business as a result. Software architecture refers to persons who design and build the high-level structures of a software system and the discipline of creating such structures and systems. Each structure comprises software elements, relations among them, and properties of both elements and relations. Almost every project needs an expert architect to make high-level design choices and define software coding standards, tools, and platforms. With Scrum being accepted by the organization, helps architects to get clarity in the expectations that is being set by the product owners’ vision. Since in agile methodologies the working hierarchy is cut shot to just Product Owner, Scrum Master and Scrum development team, any confirmation or queries asked by the architects are addressed very quickly.

Software Testers: – The software testers are the unsung hero of almost all the development projects. Most testers work on teams that develop vendor software. Today, a lot of software is pushed through DevOps (development + operations) teams, where development, testing and delivery are on a continuous loop using the Agile, Lean or Scrum frameworks. Now a days just having skillsets of software testing is not sufficient. You must know agile way of working, different agile methodologies and other stuffs. Having a CSM certificate under your resume definitely add weightage.

Team Leads: – The main purpose of this role is to lead a team of Software Engineers within a project, delivering business critical projects whilst maintaining high morale, managing the day to day activities in an efficient and professional manner and ensuring all team targets are met as advised by management. They are responsible for the delivery of the product at each phase. Role of a Team Lead is more popular in Waterfall model. Scrum does not encourage to have a team lead role. Instead Scrum motivates to be self-organized and go getters. Thus, adopting scrum practices makes you more independent and responsible.

QA Managers: – Scrum does not have a role of QA managers. But it does have an opportunity for QA managers to take up challenging work of either Product owner, Scrum master or Scrum developer.  The exact duties of a quality assurance manager vary from industry to industry. However, typical responsibilities of the job include, investigating and setting standards for quality and health and safety. And the QA management experience along with scrum and agile methodologies knowledge makes QA managers stand out from the rest.

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Narasimha Reddy BommakaCertified Scrum Trainer(CST)
  • NIT Graduate with 18+ years of experience in IT Industry mainly in Product Development, BFSI/Investment banking Domain
  • 10 years of experience in Agile – Scrum, XP, Kanban
  • PMP, PMI ACP and CSP certified Agile Transformation Coach helping organizations to become more efficient and productive using Agile Methodology. Specialized in Scrum/XP adoption
  • Conducted more than 250+ Certified Scrum Master/Certified Scrum Product Owner trainings to help 10,000+ professionals embrace Agile
  • Implementing Scrum at Business Unit level in my organization
  • Demonstrated excellence in leading and managing multiple project teams having varied skill sets spread across different geographical locations such as Australia, London, Singapore, US

Trainer Certifications

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    Certified Scrum Trainer (CST)
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    Certified Scrum Professional (CSP)
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    Certified Scrum Master (CSM)
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    Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)
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    Certified Agile Leadership
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    Management 3.0
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    PMI-ACP (Agile Certified Professional)
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    PMP (Project Management Professional)
CSM Training
Vivek Angiras(Certified Scrum Trainer, Agile coach)
Biography

Vivek is an Agile coach and trainer. He is a certified TBR (Training from the Back of the Room) trainer and speaker who started his career in scientific research more than a decade ago. He has experience working with clients from Fortune 50 to start-ups, spanning the State Department, banking, retail, nonprofits, insurance and health care. His expertise includes large-scale Agile transformations, organizational change and leadership development. Vivek is actively involved in the Agile community and frequently speaks at global conferences and at local practitioner groups.

Trainer Certifications

  • csm-training
    Certified Scrum Trainer (CST)
  • scrum5
    Certified Scrum Professional (CSP)
  • scrum5
    Certified Scrum Developer (CSD)
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    Certified Scrum Master (CSM)
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    Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)

Vivek’s other certifications include CLP, PMI-ACP, SPC, and IGTF. Vivek holds a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Massachusetts and is currently based out of Washington, DC.

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Suresh Konduru

Certified Scrum Trainer

  • Suresh has more than 20 years of experience in IT industry extensively in Software Design & Development, Agile Coaching, Agile Transformation & Scrum Training, Delivery Management, Program Management, Project Management for Fortune 500 customers.
  • He has extensive experience in Scrum training and coaching. Trained more than 100 batches in Scrum across Belgium, China, France, Netherlands, India, Spain, Sweden and USA.
  • He co-created ‘Exepedia – a leadership coaching model that aids leaders, managers and senior executives to collaborate on a transformation vision and an org-wide execution.
  • For more details on Exepedia Coaching Model, visit: www.ExepediaCoachingModel.com
  • He is certified in ‘Sharon Bowman’s ‘Training from the Back of the Room (TBR)’ – that helps make trainings more effective and sticky to the learners.
  • He innovated ‘Training Scrum from the Back of the Room’ leveraging TBR that would help other trainers and coaches to ensure Scrum trainings are more engaging and fun learning.
  • He conducts experiments regularly on how to leverage Scrum outside IT in areas such as Education, Arts, Marketing etc.
  • Suresh is a regular volunteer and speaker at world-wide conferences such as Agile Alliance San Diego (2018), BEACON (2017), Global Scrum Gatherings at Minneapolis (2018), Singapore (2017), Bangalore (2016), Regional Scrum Gatherings India (2017, 2015), International OD Conference (2016) and Agile Tours at Bangkok (2016) and Chennai (2015).
  • For more details about Suresh, you may visit: www.SureshKonduru.com or www.linkedin.com/in/skonduru.
  • YouTube introduction: https://youtu.be/1_fvu1Dxsz4

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100% success rate, 100% money back guarantee, trained 10,000+ professionals, Scrum Alliance recognized Certified Scrum Trainer with 20+ years of training experience in teaching agile principles. All these at very nominal cost from one and only StarAgile

A Scrum Master is a Servant Leader who manages team not by telling them what to do, but by removing bottlenecks that get in their way and by coaching them in agile best practices. A Scrum Master is a good listener, he is aware of all the developments that is going around, he ensures that everyone is on same page. So, if you are looking for the challenging role of a Scrum Master then the first step towards achieving this goal is to become a Certified Scrum Master accredited by Scrum Alliance. And StarAgile is there to help you achieve this goal.

The designation of a certified Scrum Master is a very prestige one being offered by highly recognized non-profit organization i.e. Scrum Alliance. It’s the below benefits that a certified scrum master brings on table are the main reason that this certification is at such high demand having an average annual package of $115,992 in United States.

  1. The amount of value that a certified scrum master brings on table is enormous. They don’t tell team what to do, instead they help individuals become self-organized and independent. And if they face any bottlenecks then scrum master helps them to resolve it as quick as possible
  2. A Certified Scrum master is well trained on agile methodologies and scrum practices. They ensure that everyone understands scrum, its processes and makes sure that everyone is aware of the agile principles and do follow them strictly

It offers a clearly defined and well-respected credential in the Agile community, making it highly sought-after by employers.

Following are the career benefits that one can enjoy post doing CSM certification in pune:

  1. Certified Scrum Master can act as a project lead and facilitates the Agile methodology for the teams.
  2. CSM develops and maintains the Agile training, guide to entry-level engineers, and ensures that the processes are lined-up with the goals.
  3. Certified scrum master works with several associates, including product manager, onshore delivery manager, product owner, scrum development team and many key stakeholders
  4. CSM certified scrum master is recognized as a Leader across industry and is known as a key stakeholder in the success of the project

So, post CSM training once you start to practically apply the learnings, you will get known in your organization and will definitely boost your career growth chart.

Average salary in different cities in US:

Popular Cities Salary
New York, New York $71,000 – $1,40,000
Seattle, Washington $72,000 – $1,32,000
San Francisco, California $82,000 – $1,45,000
Washington, District of Columbia $69,000 – $1,35,000
Atlanta, Georgia $58,000 – $1,21,000

Comparing Salaries among different companies:

Popular Companies Salary
Amazon.com Inc $97,000– $1,39,000
Capital One Financial Corp $74,000 – $1,20,000
Booz, Allen, Hamilton $65,000 – $119,000
Cognizant Technology Solution Corp $70,000 – $1,05,000
General Electric Co (GE) $85,000 – $1,25,000

Entry Level Salary for Scrum Master:

Job Profile Salary
Software Engineer $70,000
Software Developer $58,000
Mechanical Engineer $60,000
Electrical Engineer $62,000
Financial Analyst $50,000

With the Certified Scrum Master certification in Pune, you will learn about Scrum, Scrum frameworks, different terminologies involved in Scrum practices like events, daily scrum, artifacts, sprints, agile principles and many such learnings. These learnings are purely based on industry practices and will be extremely helpful to apply them at your workplace.

Apart from these you can learn how you can remove barriers and keep team on track, best engineering practices, communication and good listener, encourage collaborations, act as a coach for teams’ development, your partnership with the scrum development team and product owner, coaching agile practices, conflict resolutions, forecasting, removing impediments etc. and many more skills.

Certified Scrum Master certification in Pune can be taken by anyone who wants to learn about agile methodologies, especially scrum. Although there is no target audience for this certification, however anyone from below roles can opt for Certified Scrum Master certification:

Software Engineer, Project Manager, Product Manager, Team Leader, Business Analyst, Technical writer, Development team member, Quality analyst, Quality Manager etc.

Although it is not mandatory that the above designated candidates can only take Certified Scrum Master CSM training in Pune. People from different backgrounds too go ahead with certified scrum master certification.

One need to attend a 2day mandatory training from scrum alliance recognized certified scrum trainer. These 2days CSM training in Pune helps you to accomplish the basic criteria of 16PDU hours to get yourself eligible for CSM certification exam.

No, StarAgile does not provide any scrum master certification course dumps. Also, it is not at all recommended by Scrum Alliance. What Scrum Alliance recommends is to go through the material provided by Certified Scrum Trainer only and do not go through any other material. Also, the Certified Scrum Trainer is your official trainer recognized by Scrum Alliance who trains you in scrum master certification. The learnings that you get in 2 days course is more than enough to get you through not only from exams point of view but also from implementing scrum practises at your place right from day one.

Attend a 2day mandatory training from scrum alliance recognized certified scrum trainer. These 2days CSM training in Pune will help you to accomplish the basic criteria of 16PDU hours to get yourself eligible for CSM certification exam

You can give examination within 90 days of your training. Clear the online exam and download the certificate.

  1. After successfully completing the CSM course in Pune, you will need to take the 50-multiple choice CSM questions and answer 37 out of 50 questions correctly within the 60-minute time limit
  2. You can pause, break and even restart the test n number of times. However, you need to complete the exam within 90days of taking your Certified Scrum Master course.
  3. You can even skip certain questions or even bookmark them to review later. You can review the bookmarked question at the end and then submit your answers.
  4. Once you submit, your score will immediately appear on your screen

CSM certification is valid for 2years from the date you have cleared your online exam. For CSM certification renewal it involves cost of $100, which makes your certificate further valid for 24months from the date of renewal

Yes absolutely. 2days CSM training in Pune is enough for a candidate who is willing to take up CSM certification. We have highly experienced trainer who is also a Certified Scrum Trainer recognised by scrum alliance.

We not just get you ready from certification point of view, but also from industry requirements too. What you learn is a practical approach towards scrum and agile methodologies that you can right away implement at your workplace.

You will receive CSM certification from Scrum Alliance after completing the CSM training in Pune and clearing the test. You will also get 2 years membership for free from Scrum Alliance.

Yes, the Scrum master course fee is all inclusive CSM exam fee and certificate fee.

No. One need to attend a 2 day mandatory CSM training in Pune from scrum alliance recognized certified scrum trainer. These 2days training will help you to accomplish the basic criteria of 16 PDU hours to get yourself eligible for CSM certification exam

You get access to the entire community of scrum masters, once you become a member of the Scrum Alliance. You can share your views, get an opinion, and even contribute articles in the website. In summary, it is an opportunity to learn, share and grow your wisdom and knowledge on Scrum. Who knows you might me called the next ‘Father of Scrum’

Once you are CSM certified from Scrum Alliance, it opens door for so many further certifications:

Post CSM you are eligible for Advanced Certified Scrum Master and then Certified Scrum Professional – Scrum Master.

However, you can also opt for Certified Scrum Product Owner which makes you eligible for Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner and then Certified Scrum Professional – Product Owner.

Also, you can opt for Certified Scrum Developer which makes you eligible for Certified Scrum Professional.

And, once you are done with these certifications you can go for Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), which is highly recognized by organizations across the world.

So, with Scrum Alliance bucket list of certifications, only sky is the limit

With 100% passing track record and 10,000+ trained professionals, StarAgile promises 100% refund if you fail to clear the test. You can get the fund refunded within 7 working days.

CSM certification renewal it involves cost of $100, which makes your certificate further valid for 24months from the date of renewal.

You need to click on the link here and login. Than complete your profile with contact details and accept the licence agreement. Post that, click on the certification dashboard and from the Actions link you can click to renew the certification. Pay the fees of $100 and complete the action. Your certificate is renewed.

So far StarAgile has maintained a track record of 100% passing for CSM certification. However, in an event if you still fail to pass the CSM exam in one go then you can take the exam again anytime within 60days following your CSM course. If you still fail to clear the exam in second attempt, then you will be required to pay exam fee of $25 to Scrum Alliance. Scrum Alliance recommends that in an event when a candidate fails thrice than it is better to re-enrol for the CSM course.

After successfully completing the course, you will need to take the 50-multiple choice CSM questions and answer 37 out of 50 questions correctly within the 60-minute time limit. Once you submit your answers, your score will immediately appear on your screen

No, Scrum Alliance neither offers online classes nor suggests any online classes. They strongly recommend a 2 day in person training provided by the certified scrum trainer (CST).

There are three levels in Scrum Master Certifications. Below tabular details will guide you through those levels, their SEU’s requirement and the fees per term.

Certification (2 Year Term) SEU’s Required FEE PER TERM
Foundational: CSM® (Certified Scrum Master) 20 hours $100
Advanced: A-CSMSM (Advance-Certified Scrum Master 30 hours $175
Professional: CSP® (Certified Scrum Professional) 40 hours $250

SEU: Scrum Education Unit

PDU: Professionals Development Unit

PDUs and SEUs are credits awarded by Project Management Institute and the Scrum Alliance. They recognize your dedication to the Agile professional by awarding credits for educational efforts you make throughout your Agile career.

PDUs and SEUs guarantee that you are keeping up with ongoing education in the field to grow and stay relevant and aren’t simply relying on your own experiences. These credits are especially important if you want to obtain or maintain official certification as an Agile professional.

Each unit is roughly equivalent to one hour of time spent in an educational activity. For example, a one-hour webinar would net you 1 PDU while a full day workshop could earn you 8 PDUs.

So, for scrum you are credited with 16PDU hours, thus making you eligible to appear for certified scrum master examination

The following SEU requirements and renewal fees will go into effect on February 4, 2019:

Certification (2 Year Term) SEU’s Required FEE PER TERM
Foundational: CSM®, CSPO®, or CSD® 20 hours $100
Advanced: A-CSMSM or A-CSPOSM 30 hours $175
Professional: CSP®-SM, CSP®-PO, or CSP® 40 hours $250

Yes. We do offer Scrum Master (CSM) certification courses on weekends, across following cities: Bangalore, Pune, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata and Dubai too.

However, on special requirement / request, we do conduct special weekday batches too.

To know more details about our latest Certified Scrum Master weekends / weekdays batches on the above-mentioned cities, click here.

For any special request for weekday courses you can call us directly at Mobile : +91 80502 05233, +91 89514 68937 or do get in touch by filling form available on Contact Us page on our website.

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Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) Certification Course in Pune

Pune is one of the preferred destinations for IT companies and home to renowned IT companies such as Wipro, Infosys, Capgemini, Cognizant, IBM, L&T, and much more. In fact, Pune has one of the largest SEZ called the Rajeev Gandhi IT Park or the popularly known Hinjewadi IT Park. It is believed that around 70,000 IT professionals are employed in Pune. So, if you are planning to pursue an IT career in Pune, a certification in CSM is necessary.

  • Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) Certification in Pune, conducted by Scrum Alliance, is recognised worldwide. When you become a member, you get two-year access to attend Scrum Alliance gatherings. You can also pursue an Advanced Certified ScrumMaster (A-CSM) or a certified Scrum Professional(CSP) certification.
  • Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) Training in Pune will help you resolve company issues and guide your team in agile methodology efficiently.
  • With clients preferring to work with agile companies, Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) Certification in Pune plays a significant role in winning their trust and deal.
  • Every IT company from start-ups to IT giants such as Microsoft, Ericsson are recruiting ScrumMasters to manage their agile projects. So, your certification remains relevant wherever you choose to work.
  • Most importantly, the Scrum Master certification helps in earning a package as high as Rs 11 lakhs per annumi!

To pursue a certification in CSM, StarAgile offer you intensive training and prepare you for the certification exams. StarAgile is one of the few institutes that provide Scrum Alliance Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) Training in Pune with a set of Certified Scrum Trainers with over 18+ years of experience in training, coaching, consultation specially in to Agile, Scrum framework. You will be able to learn the course content of ScrumMaster certification better. The best part is, there are no PowerPoint presentations, so you get a practical experience of Agile, Scrum framework in the classroom. StarAgile has trained over 6,500+ IT professionals and has a 100% pass guarantee. So, getting CSM training from StarAgile could be the best decision of your career.

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