Scrum Alliance®
Certified Scrum Master® Training

“Scrum”, one of the agile development methods, is a new way of proceeding and thinking of business processes, which can reduce waste and improve business efficiency and quality.
We offer interactive, hands-on training, including workshops.

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<Class learning content>

  • The essence of Scrum and its main principles
  • Scrum 3 Roles and Responsibilities
  • What are the 5 Scrum events?
  • How to make and manage 3 Scrum outputs
  • Backlog item quote / delivery date forecast
  • Sprint practice
  • Continuous improvement and teamwork

<Certified Scrum Trainer>

Joe Justice
Joe teaches Scrum at many major global companies and is active in more than 20 countries around the world. Joe guides the practice of Scrum in a wide range of fields including the manufacturing industry.

<Learning format>

This is an online class that utilizes Zoom. We will form a team in the breakout room, and we will invite all the participants to participate in the lecture, including the workshop format.

Learn through hands-on experience by practicing Scrum as a team while leveraging virtual boards created with Miro.

<About qualification>

This seminar includes all the curriculum required for certification. After two days of training, all participants will be given the opportunity to take the Certified Scrum Master (CSM) certification exam. Passing this exam will give you certification from the Scrum Alliance. The tuition fee includes the Scrum Alliance certification fee and certification exam fee. The exam will be conducted online.

It is possible to apply collectively for companies and arrange seminars according to your needs.
Please contact us for details.

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Basic knowledge of Scrum

“Scrum” is one of the agile methods and is used by many companies.

We divide the project into short periods of several weeks, and within that short period we carry out a series of tasks from planning, execution, testing to completion. It is a framework that completes a project step by step while repeating the work of completing a part.

Leveraging Scrum increases flexibility, allowing you to respond quickly to market needs and accelerate organizational innovation.

Responsible for maximizing the value of your products and prioritizing your work.

Responsible for promoting and supporting Scrum.

Make available product increments.

A short activity cycle from project planning to completion. Make sure to complete the product increment when the sprint is complete. (Sprint is an event that includes the following four)

The entire Scrum team will participate. The developers creates a sprint backlog to complete the top priority product backlog item.

The product owner considers the goals to be achieved in the sprint and the product backlog items.

The shortest meeting to re-plan your day’s work for optimal output.

At the end of the sprint, we will inspect the increments and, if necessary, scrutinize the product backlog. The Scrum team and stakeholders review the sprint outcomes.

Check the status of the Scrum team and the improvements in the next sprint. Do this after the sprint review and before the next sprint planning begins.

A list of sprint-sized projects, products, and services. The product owner is responsible and the team helps.

A plan for developers to work on top product backlog items to meet the definition of completion and acceptance criteria within the sprint.

A project, product, or service that is up and running.

In the column or list just to the left of the product backlog, you can consider options for future work.

In a meeting that everyone attends, scrutinize the items in the “Not Ready” column and prioritize the product backlog. The product backlog is improved to meet the definition of ready.

A ready product backlog item is less risky as it is more than 80% likely to complete its work within the sprint, demonstrating sufficient clarity and business integrity.

A place to place work waiting for external dependencies, such as another team or vendor, or a robotic process that is out of the control of the team.

The team’s commitment is that every work completed must meet its defined quality standards.

A column for each sprint. Scrolls back four or more sprints to show what meets the definition of completion and has been accepted by the team’s customers in each previous sprint.

It is usually above the sprint backlog. Shows to what the team members have agreed. The list is usually less than 10 items for you to remember and use.

A time chart showing what items meet the definition of completion and when they were completed. Sprint burndown charts can quickly answer the question of when a particular scope will complete.

A time chart that shows when and what met the definition of completion as you forecast release of a larger product from your current or past sprints.

Usually just to the right of the completion board, users, buyers, maintainers, purchasing influencers, people who fund projects, or potential impacts that are likely to impact the release or use of the product. Shows stakeholders, compliance officers, etc. within a company. For each persona, make a short list of short names, pictures you imagine, what you want from the product or service you’re building, and related dislikes and causes of dissatisfaction. Create a backlog to please each persona to assess value and mitigate risk. Maximize profits for any persona.

By looking at recently completed projects, teams can quickly and accurately predict the effort and complexity of the next project. Then, by predicting the completion time according to the definition of completion and acceptance criteria, you can know when it will be completed and whether the team is speeding up or slowing down.

Reference projects are based on how much revenue you ultimately make, how much impact you ultimately have on your company’s mission, how much you mitigate risk, and whether you have learned new abilities. This will create a value score. Value scores that can be referenced from past projects allow product owners to quickly assess their rough value to the company. Considering the size of the effort and the technical dependencies, we will work on the most valuable and least labor-intensive work first.

A large board with rows for each team working and columns for each team to see each completed sprint. It shows the KPIs needed to run the entire business. In reality, these KPIs are usually the amount or resources each team spends on that sprint, and the amount or resources that the output of that sprint brings to the company. The may include the number of points of work the team completed in the sprint, quality issues and quality scores in the output of the sprint, and specifically what was completed in the sprint.

Certified ScrumMaster®

Certified ScrumMaster® is a certification provided by the Scrum Alliance®. This certification helps you gain a deeper understanding of the Scrum framework, the activities and roles of team members, and more. Obtaining this certification will enable Scrum teams to work together to perform at the highest level.

The main roles and responsibilities of the Scrum Master are:

・Coach to promote Scrum
・Remove obstacles so your team can focus on their work
・Maintain good relationships between product owners and teams and members outside the team
・Set up an environment where your team can run more effectively
・Manage the Scrum process in collaboration with the Scrum team
・Support product owners

The process for obtaining a Certified Scrum Master qualification is as follows:

1. Take face-to-face or online classes from a Certified Scrum Trainer.

2. Upon completion of the class course, take the certification exam provided by Scrum Alliance®.

3. If you pass the exam, you will be granted a Certified Scrum Master® certificate.

CSM class training

This class provides essential basic training for experienced Scrum Masters and those who will become Scrum Masters in the future.

・Those who are active as Scrum Masters
・Those who want to build a career as a Scrum Master
・Scrum team of product owners and developers
・Those who want to introduce Scrum
・Team manager

CSM certification exam

This is an exam to obtain the Certified Scrum Master® certification provided by the Scrum Alliance®.

After taking a Class with a Certified Scrum Trainer, you will receive a welcome email from the Scrum Alliance®. Then create a Scrum Alliance® account and take the test online.

It is a 50-question multiple-choice question in 60 minutes. Passing occurs with 37 or more correct answers. 

When the test is complete, click the Submit button and the results will be displayed on the screen immediately.

The exam fee is included in the training fee. Even if you do not pass the exam once, you can take the exam for free up to the second time. If more than 90 days have passed since your third exam welcome email, you will be charged $ 25 (US $ 25) per exam.