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Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)

The Scrum Alliance Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM) Certification is first, most trusted, and respected certification in the Agile Community

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The Certified ScrumMaster Certification® is the go to course for those looking to grow agility. It is your starting point on a journey towards agility or your reflection point if you are an experienced agile practitioner.

For experienced practitioners, the CSM provides you with validation of your experience and exposes you to cutting edge techniques that will make you better.

For the beginners, the CSM provides validation that you have been exposed to the mindset and principles and you gain an edge that will expedite your agile journey.

After the session you will be registered with the Scrum Alliance to take the certifying exam. We pay for the exam and you take it from any computer / smartphone with Internet access. After passing the exam you are a Certified ScrumMaster®. More importantly you will better position to grow agile in your organization and advance your career.

Certified ScrumMaster Sessions

List of Currently Scheduled Public Certified ScrumMaster Sessions

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REGISTER Discount DATE LOCATION FEES EARLY BIRD
REGISTER REQUEST Sat 8/19 - Sun 8/20 Nashville, TN $1,295 N/A
REGISTER REQUEST Thu 8/24 - Fri 8/25 Edison, NJ $1,295 N/A
REGISTER REQUEST Sat 8/26 - Sun 8/27 Philadelphia, PA $1,295 $1,195 ends on 8/18
REGISTER REQUEST Thu 9/7 - Fri 9/8 Edison, NJ $1,295 $1,195 ends on 8/25
REGISTER REQUEST Sat 9/9 - Sun 9/10 Edison, NJ $1,295 $1,195 ends on 8/25
REGISTER REQUEST Mon 9/11 - Tue 9/12 Plymouth Meeting, PA $1,295 $1,095 ends on 8/21
REGISTER REQUEST Sat 9/16 - Sun 9/17 Sterling, VA $1,295 $1,095 ends on 8/25
REGISTER REQUEST Mon 9/25 - Tue 9/26 Harrisburg, PA $1,295 $995 ends on 8/21
REGISTER REQUEST Sat 9/30 - Sun 10/1 Edison, NJ $1,295 $995 ends on 8/25
REGISTER REQUEST Mon 10/2 - Tue 10/3 Edison, NJ $1,295 $995 ends on 8/28
REGISTER REQUEST Sat 10/7 - Sun 10/8 Philadelphia, PA $1,295 $995 ends on 9/1
REGISTER REQUEST Tue 10/10 - Wed 10/11 King of Prussia, PA $1,295 $995 ends on 9/4
REGISTER REQUEST Sat 10/14 - Sun 10/15 Sterling, VA $1,295 $995 ends on 9/8
REGISTER REQUEST Thu 10/19 - Fri 10/20 Edison, NJ $1,295 $995 ends on 9/14
REGISTER REQUEST Thu 10/26 - Fri 10/27 Plymouth Meeting, PA $1,295 $995 ends on 9/21
REGISTER REQUEST Sat 10/28 - Sun 10/29 Edison, NJ $1,295 $995 ends on 9/23
REGISTER REQUEST Thu 11/2 - Fri 11/3 Edison, NJ $1,295 $995 ends on 9/28
REGISTER REQUEST Thu 11/9 - Fri 11/10 Harrisburg, PA $1,295 $995 ends on 10/5
REGISTER REQUEST Sat 11/11 - Sun 11/12 Sterling, VA $1,295 $995 ends on 10/7
REGISTER REQUEST Mon 11/13 - Tue 11/14 Plymouth Meeting, PA $1,295 $995 ends on 10/9
REGISTER REQUEST Sat 11/18 - Sun 11/19 Edison, NJ $1,295 $995 ends on 10/14
REGISTER REQUEST Mon 11/20 - Tue 11/21 Edison, NJ $1,295 $995 ends on 10/16
REGISTER REQUEST Mon 11/27 - Tue 11/28 Abington, PA $1,295 N/A
REGISTER REQUEST Sat 12/2 - Sun 12/3 Sterling, VA $1,295 $995 ends on 10/28
REGISTER REQUEST Mon 12/4 - Tue 12/5 Edison, NJ $1,295 $995 ends on 10/30
REGISTER REQUEST Sat 12/9 - Sun 12/10 Philadelphia, PA $1,295 $995 ends on 11/4
REGISTER REQUEST Mon 12/11 - Tue 12/12 King of Prussia, PA $1,295 $995 ends on 11/6
REGISTER REQUEST Sat 12/16 - Sun 12/17 Edison, NJ $1,295 $995 ends on 11/11
REGISTER REQUEST Mon 12/18 - Tue 12/19 Edison, NJ $1,295 $995 ends on 11/13
REGISTER REQUEST Thu 1/4 - Fri 1/5 Edison, NJ $1,295 $995 ends on 11/30
REGISTER REQUEST Sat 1/6 - Sun 1/7 Edison, NJ $1,295 $995 ends on 12/2
REGISTER REQUEST Mon 1/8 - Tue 1/9 Plymouth Meeting, PA $1,295 $995 ends on 12/4
REGISTER REQUEST Sat 1/13 - Sun 1/14 Sterling, VA $1,295 $995 ends on 12/9
REGISTER REQUEST Tue 1/16 - Wed 1/17 Harrisburg, PA $1,295 $995 ends on 12/12
REGISTER REQUEST Thu 1/25 - Fri 1/26 King of Prussia, PA $1,295 $995 ends on 12/21
REGISTER REQUEST Sat 1/27 - Sun 1/28 Philadelphia, PA $1,295 $995 ends on 12/23
REGISTER REQUEST Tue 1/30 - Wed 1/31 Edison, NJ $1,295 $995 ends on 12/26
REGISTER REQUEST Sat 2/3 - Sun 2/4 Edison, NJ $1,295 $995 ends on 12/30
REGISTER REQUEST Sat 2/10 - Sun 2/11 Sterling, VA $1,295 $995 ends on 1/6
REGISTER REQUEST Tue 2/13 - Wed 2/14 King of Prussia, PA $1,295 $995 ends on 1/9
REGISTER REQUEST Thu 2/22 - Fri 2/23 Sterling, VA $1,295 $995 ends on 1/17
REGISTER REQUEST Sat 2/24 - Sun 2/25 Philadelphia, PA $1,295 $995 ends on 1/20
REGISTER REQUEST Sat 3/3 - Sun 3/4 Edison, NJ $1,295 $995 ends on 1/27
REGISTER REQUEST Mon 3/5 - Tue 3/6 Edison, NJ $1,295 $995 ends on 1/29
REGISTER REQUEST Sat 3/10 - Sun 3/11 Sterling, VA $1,295 $995 ends on 2/3
REGISTER REQUEST Tue 3/13 - Wed 3/14 King of Prussia, PA $1,295 $995 ends on 2/6
REGISTER REQUEST Sat 3/17 - Sun 3/18 Philadelphia, PA $1,295 $995 ends on 2/10
REGISTER REQUEST Tue 3/20 - Wed 3/21 Edison, NJ $1,295 $995 ends on 2/12
REGISTER REQUEST Sat 4/7 - Sun 4/8 Edison, NJ $1,295 $995 ends on 3/2
REGISTER REQUEST Sat 4/14 - Sun 4/15 Sterling, VA $1,295 $995 ends on 3/9
REGISTER REQUEST Sat 4/28 - Sun 4/29 Edison, NJ $1,295 $995 ends on 3/23

Public Training Discounts

Reduced price for early registrations, groups, and individuals in need

There are number of discounts set aside for each session for those registering early, registering groups of three or more, for the unemployed, and in a limited number of cases, for those paying on their own. Discounts cannot be combined.

Make your request early as there are a limited number of discounted seats per each session. We will respond to your request in 24 hours.

You can request a discount directly from the class list.

Discount Types

  • Early Bird: Save money by registering early, with great rates applying when you register five or more weeks prior to the session.
    • Early Bird does not combine with other discounts.
    • You do not have to request an early bird. If it is available you can select it during the registraiton process.
  • Group: Group discounts are available for three or more attendees at one session, or larger groups across multiple sessions.
  • Self-Pay: A limited number of self-pay discounts, worth up to $200, are available on a first-come, first-serve, basis for individuals who:
    • Missed the early bird (I.E. the Early Bird price is lower than is self-pay)
    • Work for an employer that does not reimburse for training
  • Hardship (unemployed): Up to 40% off, of regular registration price, for those collecting unemployment benefits, based on availability.

Find Out More About Available Discounts

  • Find your session of interest on the class list.
  • If you want to register at the regular or early bird rate, click the "REGISTER" button for the class you are interested in and then on the next page click "CLICK TO REGISTER NOW".
  • If you want a group, hardship or self-pay discount click the "REQUEST" button for the class you are interested in.
    • Review the discounts for that session.
    • Use the online interface to request a discount.

You can call us or email us at Training@Grow-Lean.Com if you need help registering. We recommend that you use the online interface for requesting discounts.

Learning Objectives

Go beyond the mechanics of Scrum and learn how to instill an agile philosophy

You will learn how the Scrum Framework, which is conceptually simple, can dramatically improve time to market, quality, employee satisfaction, customer value and company ROI. You will also learn that every organization, team and individual has different needs and thus they will take different paths on the road to agility.

You will gain a practical understanding of the roles, artifacts and ceremonies of Scrum, via hands on exercises, discussion, fun games, and immersion.

  • Roles: ScrumMaster, Product Owner, Team Member
  • Ceremonies: Backlog Refinement, Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review & Sprint Retrospective
  • Artifacts: Product Backlog, Sprint Backlog, Burndown Chart

You will learn how Scrum exists in a larger organizational context, and how it is similar to and different from, traditional waterfall projects. In addition to Scrum, we will review other influential Agile Frameworks and how they align.

  • Extreme Programming: Scrum superset for engineering excellence, including Test Driven Development, refactoring (keeping a code base clean) and pair working.
  • SAFe™: Scaling framework that provides additional roles, ceremonies and artifacts.
  • Kanban: Visualize, limit WIP, create flow, make policies explicit, change slowly
  • Lean: The mother of agile, focus on value, create flow, optimize
  • Lean Startup™: An approach to mitigating business risks by getting to market quickly with a release that is also an experiment, learning from it, and adapting based on leanings.

Exercises, discussions, simulations, games, yes we really mean games, case studies, examples and fun, yes even jokes, are interwoven throughout the course to illustrate the principles being taught in an immersive, engaging manner so that you learn, while enjoying yourself.

Certification Exam, Guaranteed Pass

Pass the exam with confidence

Practice ExamThere is a certifying exam that you must pass to obtain your Certified ScrumMaster designation. Grow-Lean pays for this exam so there is no charge to you.

After the class you will receive an email from the Scrum Alliance giving you instructions on taking the exam.  You can take it from any Internet connected computer and must complete it within 90 days of receiving your welcome email.

During the workshop, you will gain the knowledge you need to pass. After the class you will use our free practice exam, and reading resources, to reinforce this knowledge.

The exam consists of 35 multiple choice questions. You need to get 24 of 35 questions correct. If you don't, your Grow-Lean facilitator will work with you to create a personal study plan, and review with you. There will be no charge and we will collaborate with until you pass the exam.

Course Benefits

Takeaways that will help you post class

  • Free access to taking the exam
  • Certification as a CSM with the Scrum Alliance, after passing exam
  • Practice exam
  • Two year membership in the Scrum Alliance
  • High quality, color, printed manual
  • Scrum Cheat Sheet, key concepts on one page
  • Fill in Workbook
  • Free follow up discussion with instructor if you need assistance
  • 16 PDUs towards PMI continuing certification requirements
  • Continental breakfast, lunch, snacks and beverages

Agenda

Learn about Agile and Scrum Topics and Participate in Immersive Exercises

Understanding Scrum

  • A Case for Change
  • Scrum Overview
  • Agile Overview
    • Lean
    • Kanban
    • XP
    • Lean Startup
    • Scaling (ES, Less, SAFe)

Agile Requirements and Specifications

Scrum Framework

  • Discovery, Refinement & Product Backlog
  • Release Planning & Release Backlog
  • Sprint
    • Sprint Planning & Sprint Backlog
    • Daily Scrum, Boards & Burndowns
    • Work
    • Sprint Review
    • Sprint Retrospective

Ready and Done

Agile Estimating and Forecasting

Agile Teaming

  • Team versus Group
  • Scrum Roles
  • ScrumMaster
  • Resource Allocation
  • Team Workspaces
  • Distributed Teams
  • Scaling Scrum Teams

Building the Agile Enterprise

Summary

Closing

Pre Reads

Prepare in advance to maximize course value

If you have time prior to the session, you can benefit by reviewing pre-reading material. Check out free material by clicking here.

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