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Core Material for Everyone

Scrum is an Agile Method. Agile is an umbrella term expressing a mindset and practices to achieve the mindset. It is based on an evidence based, empirical approach, with frequent collaboration, continual experimentation, and adjustments to plans, designs and architectures based on learnings.

The Manifesto for Agile Software Development defined the agile mindset. Everyone can benefit from reading it, and doing so only takes a few minutes so please read the following two links prior to your session.
Click here for the Manifesto for Agile Software Development (Agile Manifesto)
Click here for the Principles behind the Agile Manifesto

This is the version of the Scrum Guide that the Scrum Alliance learning objectives are based on (look below for the newest version). It is short and it is a must read. Read this prior to your training and review it again, post training.
Click here to get the 2017 Scrum Guide

This is the latest version of the Scrum Guide. The Scrum Alliance learning objectives are based on the 2017 version (look above). This November 2020 version is the even shorter than the 2017 version. You may want to read both and see if you can find the differences, but, if you are taking the CSM, please realize the exam is based on the 2017 version of the Scrum Guide.
Click here to get the 2020 Scrum Guide

The Scrum Alliance has a set of videos for learning Scrum basics.
Click here to review the Scrum Alliance videos

The Scrum Alliance has a set of learning objectives for all sessions. Irrespective of the class you are attending, there is a set of foundational learning objectives. Click here for the Scrum Alliance Foundational Learning Objectives

Material for Certified Scrum Master®

The Scrum Alliance has a set of learning objectives for all sessions. As a CSM, make sure to check the Foundational Learning Objectives above, as well as the CSM Objectives below.
Click here for the Scrum Alliance Certified ScrumMaster Learning Objectives

For those of you who are going to the CSM Exam, review the exam content outline.
Click here for the Certified Scrum Master® (CSM) exam content outline

Material for Certified Scrum Product Owner®

The Scrum Alliance has a set of learning objectives for all sessions. As a CSPO, make sure to check the Foundational Learning Objectives, as well as the CSPO Objectives below.
Click here for the Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Product Owner Learning Objectives

Material for Advanced Certified Scrum Master®

The Scrum Alliance has a set of learning objectives for all sessions. As an A-CSM, review the "Core Material for Everyone" and the "Material for Certified Scrum Master".
Click here for the Scrum Alliance Certified ScrumMaster Learning Objectives

A number of Agile Manifesto authors were advocates of lean, and agile principles are similar to lean principles. Read the article below to get a deeper understanding of lean principles and think about how they apply to your day to day work.
Click here for https://less.works/less/principles/lean-thinking.html

Extreme Programming (XP) is an agile method created by Kent Beck with input from Ron Jeffries, Ward Cunningham and others. XP is built on Scrum and adds software engineering practices. Please read the following from Ron Jeffries to famaliarize yourself with XP and think about which practices, if any, your team is, and should be, using and what you could do to help make that happen.
Click here for https://ronjeffries.com/xprog/what-is-extreme-programming/

An agile coach is, in some ways, similar to a Scrum Master. Read the following article about agile coaching to understand and compare and contrast a coach to a Scrum Master.
Click here for http://www.agilecoachinginstitute.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Agile-Coaching-Competencies-whitepaper-part-one.pdf