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Phase 1: The Scrum Master as Evangelist and Conductor

"One who lives Scrum out loud, whilst creating rhythm and harmony in the work environment. The beginning Scrum Master is inspired to teach Scrum to developers and socialise this way of working across the wider organisation." — from The Scrum Master Journey

In-person CSM
Online CSM


Phase 1 of the Scrum Master Journey consists of a 2-day certified scrum master (CSM) workshop, either in-person or online. Optionally, the student should study the Scrum Guide and validate for themselves they have understood the CSM learning objectives.

Phase 1 Requirements

The Scrum Master Journey is open to anyone. The only requirement is to attend with an open mind and an open heart and be willing to learn a new approach to managing work.


Attend the Certified CSM workshop, either in-person in London, or online. Click the blue buttons on this page for workshop information and enrolment.


The following books and articles can be read before (†) or after (‡) taking the CSM. The more you engage the richer will be your experience. This reading is required if you wish to progress to phase 2 of the Scrum Master Journey, otherwise it is optional, but still recommended.

  1. The Scrum Guide
  2. The Manifesto for Agile Software Development
  3. CSM learning objectives † ‡
  4. What in fact is Scrum? by Francis Laleman, 2022 † ‡
  5. Scrum: a pocket guide by Gunther Verheyen. † ‡
  6. The Liberated Scrum Master, by Tobias Mayer, 2016 ‡
  7. The Silence of Scrum, by Tobias Mayer, 2017 ‡
  8. What is a Scrum Master?, by Tobias Mayer, 2023 ‡

In-person CSM
Online CSM

Approximate Cost

  • £400-800 in person
  • £350-500 online

Getting Started

1. Click the appropriate blue button to see dates and register.
2. Start working through the recommended reading list.

More Information

To learn more, and find out whether this program is right for you please get in touch with Tobias Mayer to set up a time to talk.

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