Certified Scrum Master (CSM)

A Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM®), helps the Scrum Team perform at their highest level. CSMs also protect the team from both internal and external distractions. The Learning Objectives (LOs) covered in becoming a CertifiedScrumMaster (CSM) take the following into consideration:

  • Every implementation of Scrum is different.
  • Teams and organizations apply Scrum within their context, but the fundamental framework always remains the same.


The Learning Objectives are based on:

  • Scrum Guide, scrumguides.org
  • Manifesto for Agile Software Development, four values and 12 principles, agilemanifesto.org
  • Scrum values
  • Scrum Alliance - Scrum Foundations Learning Objectives


CSM candidates are expected to build a body of knowledge of the Scrum framework, including its roles, events, and artifacts. Incorporating Scrum principles and practices takes diligence, patience, and a commitment to continuous improvement. Scrum is a framework, not prescriptive methodology.