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SUTD : Certified Scrum Master® (CSM) – [SSG Funding]

Our Certified ScrumMaster® course provides comprehensive education on the premier management technique used in Agile projects. Led by our highly sought-after international Certified Scrum Trainers, this course offers a dynamic learning experience that combines interactive scenarios, in-depth case study discussions, mini-project simulations, role plays, quizzes, and engaging games.

Participating in our course will give you practical knowledge and hands-on experience applying Scrum methodologies. Our expert trainers will guide you through real-life scenarios, enabling you to develop the skills to lead Agile teams and drive successful project outcomes effectively.

This virtual class is conducted using Zoom.

This course is offered in partnership with SUTD with subsidy up to 90%.

15+ Years of Experience

Up to 90% Subsidy

10000+ Professionals

5 Stars Google Ratings

Course Overview

Embarking on the Agile journey is a lifelong commitment. Scrum, a streamlined framework, places a strong emphasis on teamwork, effective communication, and swift execution, especially in the realm of complex projects. Aligned seamlessly with Agile principles, Scrum empowers teams to self-organize and adapt rapidly. Bringing Scrum values and Agile principles into your work environment requires dedication, patience, and an unwavering commitment to continuous improvement.

Our two-day Certified Scrum Master (CSM) course provides a comprehensive and immersive training experience, covering both the theory and practical application of Scrum. Facilitated by highly sought-after International Certified Scrum Trainers, this course equips participants with a deep understanding of Scrum methodologies and how to apply them in real-world scenarios.

Attaining a Scrum Master certification serves as a tangible testament to your knowledge and proficiency in effectively leading Agile teams. It showcases your capability to navigate the complexities of Agile project management, cultivate collaborative environments, and achieve optimal outcomes.

Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)

The Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) is a distinctive institution that focuses on integrating design and technology education. The university places a strong emphasis on innovation, entrepreneurship, and hands-on learning experiences. With a commitment to producing well-rounded graduates who can address real-world challenges, SUTD stands at the forefront of cutting-edge research and education in design, engineering, and technology.

Learners who have completed the Certified Scrum Master and Certified Scrum Product Owner will be awarded the SUTD Professional Certificate in Agile Project & Product Management. (Sample Certificate)

FAQ

Q1: How can I obtain the Professional Certificate in Agile Project & Product Management?

To obtain the Professional Certificate in Agile Project & Product Management, register and complete the mandatory Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) courses provided by SUTD. After obtaining both certifications from Scrum Alliance, email SUTD, attaching your CSM and CSPO certifications, along with the Certificate of Completion issued by SUTD. Following verification, SUTD will award you with the Professional Certificate in Agile Project & Product Management.

Q2: If I possess one certification from Scrum Alliance, can I attend the other course to obtain the Professional Certificate?

SUTD allows participants to take either the Certified ScrumMaster or Certified Scrum Product Owner course to qualify for the Professional Certificate. Email SUTD your two Scrum Alliance certifications along with the Certificate of Completion issued by SUTD. Upon verification, SUTD will award you the Professional Certificate in Agile Project & Product Management.

Q3: If I have both the CSM and CSPO certifications from Scrum Alliance, how do I obtain the Professional Certificate issued by SUTD?

To receive the Professional Certificate issued by SUTD, participants would need to take either CSM or CSPO offered by SUTD. You need to email SUTD your two Scrum Alliance certifications along with the Certificate of Completion issued by SUTD. Upon verification, SUTD will award you the Professional Certificate in Agile Project & Product Management.

Q4: How do I register for the course?

To register for the course, click the “Enroll Now” button located on the right side of this page. This will redirect you to the SUTD course registration page. Select the intake dates and click the “Sign Up Now” button. Complete all required information on the registration page and click the “Submit” button. Once your registration is received, SUTD staff will promptly follow up to verify your personal information and provide you with an invoice for payment.

Up to 90% Subsidy

10 Reasons to Register for this course
  1. Sam Bowtell, the visionary founder of Grow Your Agility Pty Ltd, brings over 32 years of diverse roles in Agile, including Scrum Master, Product Owner, and Program Lead. As a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST®), he is well-known for infusing energy, care, and fun into his coaching, contributing significantly to organizational success.
  2. SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) offers substantial funding, covering 70%-90% of the course fee for Singapore citizens, Permanent Residents, and SMEs. This results in a subsidized course fee ranging from $254.00 to $654.00, making it accessible to eligible individuals and entities.
  3. Delivered in collaboration with SUTD Academy, our program integrates design and technology education, emphasizing innovation, entrepreneurship, and hands-on learning experiences. SUTD’s commitment to producing well-rounded graduates positions participants at the forefront of cutting-edge research and education in design, engineering, and technology.
  4. Learners consistently praise Sam Bowtell’s training, deeming it a worthwhile investment of time and money. Almost all participants express a strong inclination to recommend the course to friends or colleagues, underscoring the high satisfaction levels.
  5. This course prioritizes real-world scenario-based learning, guiding participants from Agile basics to addressing complexities in large projects. Practical insights cover product backlog refinement, Scrum anti-patterns, collaboration strategies, release models, minimum viable products, and project risk management. The curriculum ensures a hands-on experience, covering Agile methods for estimation, planning, adapting to changing requirements, and strategies for project delays.
  6. Successful completion of the Certified Scrum Master and Certified Scrum Product Owner courses awards participants the SUTD Professional Certificate in Agile Project & Product Management. This comprehensive certificate, issued by a reputable local university, attests to proficiency in Agile practices, ensuring broad recognition.
  7. Earn 14 PDUs towards PMP/PMI Agile, with this course providing 14 contact hours of training. Submission to PMI for PDU credit is applicable for PMP certification, and it contributes to the training requirement for PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP) certification.
  8. Post-course support is a cornerstone of our commitment to your success. Beyond completion, participants access ongoing support, resources, forums, and updates, fostering a continuous learning journey and a supportive community in the evolving Agile landscape.
  9. The program integrates hands-on workshops, interactive sessions, and comprehensive coverage of Agile practices. This practical approach enhances immediate applicability, covering aspects from product backlog refinement to release models, ensuring a holistic understanding of Agile methodologies.
  10. Joining this course extends beyond knowledge acquisition, offering networking opportunities with like-minded professionals. Engage in a vibrant Agile community, fostering valuable connections and enabling the sharing of experiences, insights, and best practices.

Curriculum

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, participants should be able to / can expect to:

  • Analyze market trends and digital disruptors to identify opportunities and align products with market needs.
  • Collaborate to generate creative ideas, recognizing customer segments and their needs.
  • Develop business models and incubation plans, aligning products with market conditions.
Day 1
  • Reasons for organizations to adopt Agile practices
  • Fundamental concepts of being and doing Agile
  • Agile game for hands-on experience of how agile works
  • Origins of the Scrum framework and a Scrum case study
  • Roles within a Scrum team and collaboration between the roles
  • Impact of technical debt on Scrum implementation
  • Exploration of roles beyond the Scrum team (project managers, line managers)
  • Addressing organizational impediments with case studies of Agile organizations
Day 2
  • Checking in and connecting with the Scrum team
  • Managing and refining the product backlog
  • Techniques for writing user stories and estimating effort
  • Introduction to working in Sprints and the reasons behind it
  • The Definition of Done
  • Practice exam
  • Introduction to Scrum events with a fun practical simulation to experience the Sprint planning, Sprint reviews, and Sprint retrospectives
  • Daily Scrum role play to understand good practices

Upcoming Schedule

Please Note:

  • This course is offered with partnership with the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD).
  • All registrations and payments for the short courses will be processed through the SUTD Short Courses Portal.
  • Participants in this virtual class conducted via Zoom are expected to have their internet-enabled computing devices (such as laptops or tablets) with power chargers readily available to access and download course materials. No physical copies of the course materials will be distributed.

Trainers

Sam Bowtell

Certified Scrum Trainer(CST) Energy, Caring, and Fun. Sam brings these to every aspect of his work and life as a Leader, Coach, Trainer, and Facilitator. Sam works for the Commonwealth Bank in Australia, and in his current role, he runs the Bank’s Agility Practice, leading the Bank’s team of Agile coaches and helps people adopt better ways of working and leading. Sam is a Certified Scrum Trainer(CST) from Scrum Alliance. He completed his MBA from Macquarie Business School and BEng (Hons) in Electronic & Electrical Engineering from the University of Nottingham. Sam, with over 32+ years of experience, has played many roles in the teams such as Scrum Master, Product Owner, Practice Lead, Training Lead, Program Lead, and Sales Lead. SUMMARY

  • Global Head of Agile Practice: Agile Practice and Chief Product Owner for Agility across the whole of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia for 8,000 staff working in Scrum and Kanban.
  • Agile Practice Lead Wealth Management: Agile Practice lead and Product Owner for the Wealth Management business unit Agile Practice.
  • Program Lead Scaled Agile project: Program Lead for Customer Engagement Engine scaled Agile project with 8 Scrum teams.
  • Agile Coach Regulatory Project: Agile Coach for the Financial Claims Scheme regulatory project.
  • Scrum Master Finance Project: Scrum Master on the Simple and Easy Procurement Program which delivered a benefits profile of $250M.
  • Program Lead OCM capability: Program lead for Change Capability Program which created the CBA methodology for OCM based on Prosci/ADKAR.
  • Program Lead Infrastructure: Led the Workplace Technologies Improvement Program as Program Lead.
  • Executive Portfolio Manager: Responsible for the successful delivery of Enterprise Services Service Support (ESSS) programs and projects for Wealth Management
  • IT (WMIT) and Group  Governance IT (GGIT).
TOP 5 STRENGTHS OF SAM
  1. Arranger – He loves initiating and managing change
  2. Communication – He loves stories and storytelling
  3. Developer – He loves to see potential and progress in people
  4. Positivity – He loves to live life to its fullest
  5. Relator – He loves close caring mutual relationships

Grant Eligibility

This course is offered in partnership with the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD).

Enhanced Subsidy - Singapore Citizens ≥ 40 years Singapore Citizen Aged below 40 and All PRs ETSS : SME - Sponsored employees
Course Fees S$2000.00 S$2000.00 S$2000.00
Funding 90% 70% 90%
Nett Fees S$200.00 S$600.00 S$200.00
GST S$54.00 S$54.00 S$54.00
Nett Fees + GST S$254.00 S$654.00 S$254.00

Please Note:

Funding under Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (“MCES”)

1. MCES is an enhanced subsidy to encourage mid-career individuals to upskill and reskill, thereby helping them remain competitive and resilient in the job market. With this, all Singaporeans aged 40 and above will receive higher subsidies of up to 90% of course fee subsidy for SSG-funded certifiable courses.

2. Individuals/employers are not required to submit an application for the MCES. Those pursuing SSG-funded programs will be charged the appropriate subsidized fees if they are eligible for MCES. Individuals/employers will only need to pay the nett fee (full course fee after SSG’s grant).

For more info, please visit the SkillsFuture website at https://www.skillsfuture.gov.sg/enhancedsubsidy.

Funding under Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (“ETSS”)

1. ETSS is an enhanced funding to enable SMEs to send their employees for training.

2. SMEs will enjoy subsidies of up to 90% of the course fees when they sponsor their employees for SSG-funded certifiable courses.

3. In addition to higher course fee funding, SMEs can also claim absentee payroll funding of 80% of the basic hourly salary at a higher cap of $7.50 per hour. SMEs may apply for the absentee payroll via the SkillsConnect system.

4. To qualify, SMEs must meet all of the following criteria:

– Organisation must be registered or incorporated in Singapore

– Employment size of not more than 200 or with annual sales turnover of not more than $100 million

– Trainees must be hired in accordance with the Employment Act and fully sponsored by their employers for the course

– Trainees must be Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents

For more info, please visit the SSG website at https://www.ssg.gov.sg/programmes-and-initiatives/funding/enhanced-training-support-for-smes1.html.

What's Included

  • A copy of The Scrum Guide
  • A full set of course material
  • Complimentary 2-years Scrum Alliance Membership
  • CSM exam fee and one more free attempt

Prerequisites

Who Should Attend?

  • A copy of The Scrum Guide
  • A full set of course material
  • Complimentary 2-years Scrum Alliance Membership
  • CSM exam fee and one more free attempt

Certification Process

Register from a REP Institute

AgileAsia and get in-person coaching by Certified Scrum Trainers®

Login with Scrum Alliance credentials

After the successful completion of the course, Scrum Alliance will send you the credentials. Login with them and create your own.

Use those credentials to take the exam

Answer at least 37 correctly out of 50 questions with-in a 60 minute time frame

CSM License Agreement

Once you pass the exam you will be asked to accept the CSM License Agreement which is valid for 2-years

Congratulations. You are a Certified ScrumMaster!
Maintain your CSM certification by renewing for every 2-years

Why Most Corporate Prefer Us?

At AgileAsia, we pride ourselves on being the go-to destination for all your corporate training needs. Discover why countless businesses choose us as their preferred training provider:

$122k
Certified scrum Master Bags/ Average per Annum
85%
Of the professionals get a job after cSM
97%
of companies now use Agile development methods
Comprehensive Training Solutions

As a leading training provider in Singapore, we offer diverse professional certification courses, ensuring we can meet all your training requirements under one roof. We specialize in bridging the knowledge gap and equipping your workforce with the skills needed to thrive in today’s competitive world.

Trusted by 50+ Corporates

As a leading training provider in Singapore, we offer diverse professional certification courses, ensuring we can meet all your training requirements under one roof. We specialize in bridging the knowledge gap and equipping your workforce with the skills needed to thrive in today’s competitive world.

Expertise in Consulting and Coaching

As a leading training provider in Singapore, we offer diverse professional certification courses, ensuring we can meet all your training requirements under one roof. We specialize in bridging the knowledge gap and equipping your workforce with the skills needed to thrive in today’s competitive world.

Highly Qualified Instructors

As a leading training provider in Singapore, we offer diverse professional certification courses, ensuring we can meet all your training requirements under one roof. We specialize in bridging the knowledge gap and equipping your workforce with the skills needed to thrive in today’s competitive world.

Customized Solutions

As a leading training provider in Singapore, we offer diverse professional certification courses, ensuring we can meet all your training requirements under one roof. We specialize in bridging the knowledge gap and equipping your workforce with the skills needed to thrive in today’s competitive world.

Testimonials

Eugene Lee

Project Manager


Never have I attended such an engaging course and it makes my journey of Agile and Scrum journey much more fun and fulfilling. Trainer Stuart Mitchell has definitely take up the standard of teaching and coaching up many notches. Very insightful views from vast working experiences that Stu has. Highly recommended!

Edwin Anuruddha Chow

Event Manager


Dennis and team are just simply great to work with. They are prompt with their replies and clear with their instructions to ensure that learners get the best experience and learning journey with them. That's why I had chosen to go back to them for my CSPO course after taking my CSM course with them. I am looking forward to the post course gatherings and informal trainings which I heard they they organize after Covid.

Quah Kai Li

Senior Auditor


The class was conducted in the best way possible (online zoom classes)! Stu is really passionate and shares many tips on facilitation. Highly recommend to anyone!

Shibil Poulose

Senior Director at VISA Singapore


Thanks for the CSM course, I found it a rewarding experience. The course was well set out, easy to understand, and had an amazing trainer and coach (Stuart). It wasn’t just about certification, but also gave insights to a lot of engagement techniques and real world experiences. I would highly recommend this course.

Renganayaki Ramasamy

Junior Product Associate


The CSPO course that I took recently from Agile Asia was excellent. The instructor Mr.Sam had made us understand the responsibility of a PO very easily, with good hands-on practices and Q&A sessions after each topic. I would recommend this course for anyone, who would like to acquire Agile skills in a short period.

Abby Zhijun Wu

Software Engineers


Absolutely wonderful course - The 2-day program was concise yet informative, also very engaging. Highly recommend anyone looking to do Certified Scrum Master to go with Agile Asia. The payment was also fuss-free, and if you are Singaporean, Skillsfuture credits were easily utilized

Lydiawati

Junior Product Associate


Excellent course. The trainer was very interactive and provided very useful examples and facilitation techniques that are relatable in the working world. It was a good and enriching experience engaging with the trainer and other team members via the different platforms used throughout the course.

Terry Ng

Software Engineers


The program was concise and practical. I get to walk through the entire scrum process. Stu guided the team into role-playing for experiential learning! Much enjoyed! Word of caution: High energy and focus required throughout the course.

Ajay Kumar Venkatasubramanian

Junior Product Associate


One of the best providers in the agile training space. The facilitators Stu and Sam have been there are done Scrum in large organizations and bring a wealth of knowledge. They convey concepts so well during classes that even people without a prior background can assimilate the knowledge easily.

Herman Shah

Software Engineers


Attended CSM course by Stu Mitchell. Really enjoyed his lesson. Taught us how to be a good ScrumMaster. The techniques and case studies and engagement by the trainer, really showed the role is key in the scrum team. Definitely recommend.

Poh Sing Low

Software Engineers


This is an excellent training program conducted by a highly professional, knowledgeable and practicing trainer supported by a very motivated team. Stu Mitchell demonstrated in the real-life example of how to facilitate a Scrum team as a Scrum Master. His role plays often depict the real-life example

S. Davidson

Executive Director, JP Morgan (October 2017)


Thanks again for the course, I found it excellent and connected directly to all the challenges we talked through (especially as I am in large scale scrum delivery, plugging into multiple waterfall teams/cultures - not easy!).

R. Roach

CSM Trainer (TCS)


As a course participant you will definitely learn how to implement Scrum, but more importantly, exposure to Stuart’s passion will give you both critical insights into the underlying, non obvious, issues and tools and techniques you can use to immediately increase the odds that your orgnanization’s

A. Nath

Trainer (Oracle)


I cleared my Scrum Master certification examination with 100% mark. I am so grateful for your efforts! Stuart is an incredible trainer. I will highly recommend you to my friends and colleagues

C.Popescu

Senior Scientist at Oracle


I had some agile experience going into the training, and it was very helpful to learn what I do well. More importantly, I learned what I don’t do well and how to change that.

FAQ

CSM Training: Who should take this CSM course?

Scrum Master Certification can be taken by any professionals who are interested in intensifying their knowledge on Scrum. This course is ideal for:

  • Software Engineers
  • Product Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Team Leaders
  • Business Analysts
  • Development team members
  • Testers
  • All interested professionals on Scrum
CSM Training: What are the prerequisites for taking CSM training?

There are no prerequisites to attend CSM course. But, it is recommended to have basic knowledge of Scrum to understand the concepts quickly in the training.

CSM Training: Is online/virtual CSM training available?

Scrum Alliance has encouraged Training Providers to conduct classes virtually and has to meet the highest level of quality and rich learning experience guidelines. We are delighted that our live interactive virtual courses are considered as top 1 in the world.

CSM Training: How long does it take to complete the CSM training?

The Certified ScrumMaster course takes 2-days’ to complete which include both theoretical and practical sessions.

CSM Training: How to maintain the CSM certification?

To maintain the Certified ScrumMaster certification, you need to submit 14 SEUs and pay $100 for every 2 years.

CSM Exam: Scrum Alliance - Certified Scrum Master TEST FAQ’s

When can I take the CSM Exam?

At the end of the Course the Scrum Alliance will send an email with your login ID and a link to the Scrum Alliance website.

You will follow the link in that Scrum Alliance email to complete your membership registration, just complete the information highlighted in RED.

You will then need to accept the licensing agreement for pending Scrum Master registration…

Ticking that acceptance box will trigger the appearance of the TAKE THE CSM TEST button in your Scrum Alliance Dashboard.

YOU HAVE 90 DAYS TO TAKE AND PASS THE CSM TEST

If you are an existing Scrum Alliance member you will also receive an email but you will just accept the CSM licence agreement then you can TAKE THE TEST

Who is it set by?
The Test is set by the Scrum Alliance, ensuring standards are consistent all over the world.

Where do I take the test?
The test is ONLINE you should aim to have a very stable connection to the internet.

What type of exam are we talking about?
It is multiple choice – there are 4 choices but only ONE correct choice.

How many questions are there and what’s the pass rate?
There are 50 questions for everyone. The pass rate is 37 correct out of 50.

Are any questions scenario based?
Yes, but there is a mixture of questions. If you have the Scrum Guide printed and with added notes, you will be fine.

Will everyone get the same questions?
No. There is a pool of 150 questions, but all aspects of the course are covered in every CSM Test.

Is there a time limit?
YES! The time box is 60 minutes – so 50 questions in 60 minutes!

Will the test be moderated?
NO. The test is OPEN BOOK. But remember you only have 60 minutes for those 50 questions, if you look up everything in detail you will run out of time.

Is there going to be negative marking?
No.

Can I bookmark questions so I can come back to them later?
Yes. You can move back and forward through the test until you finally hit SUBMIT or run out of time. But answer every single question, even the ones you bookmark, before moving on.

What if my connection fails and I temporarily lose the connection to the CSM Test Portal?
Log back in IMMEDIATELY, the system will know you had not finished and offer you the option to RESUME your 1st attempt – take that option and you will pick up where you left off.

When will I know if I have passed?
Immediately! You get your pass rate and percentage rate.

If I get any questions wrong, am I told what the correct answer is?
NO. To protect the integrity of the Test, the Scrum Alliance will tell you which questions you did not answer correctly but you will not get the correct answer.

What happens if I don’t pass – maybe because I run out of time?
You have TWO CHANCES to pass, if re-taking…, do it AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

When I pass… What then?
· The Test Link is in an Exam portal – once you have passed you can close that down.
· Return to the Scrum Alliance website – www.scrumalliance.org – log back in if necessary.
· In the SA website you can find your Certificate in the dropdown certification dashboard – top right hand side.

CSM Exam: Can I retake the CSM exam if I fail?

Yes, you are allowed to take 2 attempts for free within 90 days you receive the welcome email from Scrum Alliance. You will be charged $25 for each additional attempt or after 90 days.

CSM Exam: Is it mandatory to take the CSM training in order to attempt the exam?

Yes, because Scrum Alliance believes that true learning with a CST or CEC requires in-person instruction.

CSM Certification: Why should you take CSM certification?

The popularity for CSM certification is increasing as the companies are looking for certified Scrum Masters where each team needs a dedicated person who can manage and perform different Agile projects. Holding a Scrum Master certification will show that you possess the required dedication that companies are looking for in Scrum Masters and open up new career opportunities.

CSM Certification: Who offers the CSM certification?

Certified ScrumMaster(CSM) is a designation offered by Scrum Alliance to those who have successfully completed a 2-day CSM course and demonstrates your expertise and skills in Scrum.

CSM Certification: How long does the CSM certification is valid?

CSM certification is valid only for 2 years and needs to be renewed after that.

PDUs and SEUs: What are PDUs and SEUs?

PDUs (Professional Development Units) and SEUs (Scrum Educational Units) are the credits offered by the Project Management Institute and Scrum Alliance, respectively. Successful completion of educational training or learning opportunities, which serve to validate your participation and continued proficiency helps you earn these PDUs and SEUs.

PDUs and SEUs: Where are PDUs and SEUs applicable?

PDUs and SEUs demonstrate your contribution to the Agile environment by providing credits for any professional achievement that you make in your career. Individuals who hold a credential from Scrum Alliance require to earn a certain number of SEUs for every 2 years to get certified. Similarly, an individual who holds a certification from PMI except the CAPM® needs to earn a certain number of PDUs for every 3 years.

Next Intake:

July 23, 2024 - July 24, 2024
Course Duration:2 Days (Virtual)

You will be directed to SUTD website to register

$254.00 - $654.00

(Include GST)

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