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Certification Professional Scrum Master

In two days this seminar conveys to you, with the help of practical exercises, what Scrum is, what strengths it has and for what purposes you can profitably use it, but also where its limitations are. The various roles in Scrum (Scrum Master, Development Team, Product Owner) and their tasks are explained as well as making clear the meaning and purpose of the meetings »Daily Scrum«, »Sprint Planning«, »Sprint Review« and »Retrospectives« for planning and control of the project and the team. Become a »Professional Scrum Master« of the!

Training dates

We currently have the following training sessions planned. If you cannot find a date that suits you, please contact us. We would be glad to invite you to a training session on a different date or hold a training session at your company. Contact us.

08/24/2015 – 08/25/2015

  • Location: Düsseldorf


The participants internalize Scrum and its processes. They learn also how to use Scrum how to optimize value, productivity, and the total cost of ownership of software products and are challenged to think on their feet to better understand what to do when they return to their workplaces.

The participants leave from this workshop with a clear understanding of Scrum and pave the way for more successful projects.

Target group

Software developers, project leaders, team leaders and IT managers

Content of the certification workshop

  • Scrum Basics. What is Scrum and how has it evolved?
  • Scrum Theory. Why does Scrum work and what are its core principles? How are the Scrum principles different from those of more traditional software development approaches, and what is the impact?
  • Scrum Framework and Meetings. How Scrum theory is implemented using time-boxes, roles, rules, and artifacts. How can these be used most effectively and how can they fall apart?
  • Scrum and Change. Scrum is different: what does this mean to my project and my organization? How do I best adopt Scrum given the change that is expected?
  • Scrum and Total Cost of Ownership. A system isn’t just developed, it is also sustained, maintained and enhanced. How is the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of our systems or products measured and optimized?
  • Scrum Teams. Scrum Teams are self-organizing and cross-functional; this is different from traditional development groups. How do we start with Scrum teams and how do we ensure their success?
  • Scrum Planning. Plan a project and estimate its cost and completion date.
  • Predictability, Risk Management, and Reporting. Scrum is empirical. How can predictions be made, risk be controlled, and progress be tracked using Scrum.
  • Scaling Scrum. Scrum works great with one team. It also works better than anything else for projects or product releases that involve hundreds or thousands of globally dispersed team members. How is scaling best accomplished using Scrum?

Prerequisite for participation

The participants in the certification workshop should have project experience and a basic understanding of Scrum. We recommend preparing for the workshop »Scrum Compact« or reading one of the following books:

  • Ken Schwaber: Agile Software Development with Scrum
  • Roman Pichler: Scrum - Agiles Projektmanagement erfolgreich einsetzen (Applying Agile Project Management successfully)
  • Sebastian Neus, Jens Trompeter und Dr. Martin Mandischer: Scrum Kompakt (go to online-book).
    Now available in iTunes store and Kindle-shop.

In preparation for this course, we recommend that participants have also read the free »Scrum Guide«.


For the certification, an online English language test by must be completed after the workshop.
The Professional Scrum Master program features two assessments and two levels of certification - Professional Scrum Master I and II.

The fee of $300 is included in the price. $100 is for the official Professional Scrum Master I (PSM I) and $200 (voucher) is for the optional Professional Scrum Master II (PSM II) assessments.


Dr. Martin Mandischer, Head of project management

»Keys to success are motivated and dedicated people who form a real team and a good share of experience of all those involved.«

Dr. Martin Mandischer holds a degree in Computer Science and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®) and Certified Scrum Professional (PST, CSP). He directs project management at itemis.

Since the beginning of 90's, Dr. Mandischer has gained experience in project management and in the course of this, especially in large enterprise projects, has combined classical and agile methods together.

Since 2006 he has been active as a Professional Scrum Coach and assists companies with the introduction of agile methods. From Scrum and Kanban training on team coaching to the conversion of entire companies on agile methods, he accompanies our customers on their way to more successful projects.

Agile methods are not an end unto themselves, but are always seen in the specific context of the customer in order to embed them individually into corporate culture and processes.

The basics of lightweight methods such as Scrum are usually mediated quickly, the rethinking in the minds of the people is often a difficult process which we conduct with our professional experience.

The Scrum Trainer Professional ( shares all of his long experience in diverse projects in various industries and his scientific expertise and enthusiasm for agile methods in his certification courses.


André Ufer

Phone: +49 231 9860-606