Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)
Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) Workshop
Wednesday Sep 28 and Thursday Sep 29
9:00 AM to 5:30 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
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Certified ScrumMaster

Reality Based, Certified Agile Workshop with Everything You Need to Be a CSM

Date
Wed Sep 28 to Thu Sep 29
9:00 AM to 5:30 PM (EDT)
Delivery Live, virtual, instructor led, interactive workshop.
100% live with no pre-recorded content.
Fees $895 US until 28 Sep
Trainer Don Patti
Agile Coach & Trainer
Includes
  • Free virtual class retake within 120 days
  • Six practice exams + the actual exam + one free retake
  • Everything you need to be a CSM. No hidden fees.

The Scrum Alliance Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM) was the first and is still the most respected agile certification. It is the starting point on your journey to agility or a reflection point if you are an experienced practitioner.

Grow-Lean’s CSM is a reality based, fun, interactive, hands-on, workshop where everything you need is included, with no surprise cost. You get material to prepare for the session, an engaging event delivered by an experience agile coach / trainer, and six full practice exams.

After the session we pay for, and register you, with the Scrum Alliance. You can take the exam immediately or you can wait. You take it from any computer/smartphone with Internet access.

After passing the exam you are a Certified ScrumMaster. More importantly you are in a better position to advance your career and your organization.

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We try to avoid cancellations and expect you to be similarly respectful; so there are fees associated with cancellations to cover a portion of costs we incur, including credit card processing.

Grow-Lean has established policies around situations where you as an attendee, or Grow-Lean as a host, must cancel or reschedule. Grow-Lean's policies are significantly more consumer-friendly than most other training providers. We do this because we realize that unforeseen things happen, but we ask that you be thoughtful about canceling late so we can continue to put our customers first.

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Cancellation requests received at least sixteen (16) days prior to the event will receive a 100% refund minus a 5% credit card processing fee.

Cancellation requests received fifteen (15) to eight (8) days prior to the event will receive a 100% refund minus a 5% credit card processing fee and a $125 late cancellation fee.

Cancellation requests received seven (7) or less days prior to the event will receive a credit equal to 50% of the amount paid that can be applied to any future event that the registrant will take in the next twelve months.

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Don Patti

CST | SAFe Program Consultant (SPC5) | CSP | CSM | CSPO | BSP | PMI-PMP | LSSBB | SAFe Agilist (SA)

Donald Patti is an experienced agile trainer, coach and consultant. He is known for his strong business and software development acumen. Don has implemented agile across a variety of industries, teams and organizations. Don has successfully founded and grown two entrepreneurial businesses during his career and consulted to well-respected organizations. He has deep experience with lean (on which agile is based) so he understand the intrinsic meaning of what he teaches.

The best teachers are also doers - as is the case with Don. An experienced agile coach who has served on over a dozen agile transformations across a variety of industries, teams and organizations, and who continues to do so.

Don’s service to government, private sector and non-profit clients has included a dozen federal agencies, eleven non-profits and more than 90 private sector entities throughout his career. Prominent clients Don has served include Amazon Web Services, HP, Daimler Benz, JPMorgan Chase, CheckFree, NASA, GSA, DHS and the National Cancer Institute.

In the classroom, Don’s fifteen years teaching and training make his agile courses both informative and engaging. Don has been delivering live online training for the entirety of his 15 year teaching career so he is prepared to make your class enjoyable and productive.

Of Don’s last 1,000 agile students, he is averaging above 4.8 out of 5 on his course surveys and earning a net promoter score above 90%.

Recent Reviews

Testimonials from Google and Trust Pilot

Video testimonials so you can hear it directly from the source

Tim Fantone has a background as a Project Manager and knows that interest in agile and Scrum are growing. He decided to take a Certified Scrum Master (CSM) session with Grow-Lean to enhance his on the job performance.

Tim received a 94% on the certifying exam and recommends that others take a Grow-Lean CSM. He is considering additionalGrow-Lean sessions for himself.
Anna Sosnina attended an Advanced Certified Scrum Master as it was the next logical step in her career. She chose Grow-Lean as they have a great reputation in the agile world. She noted she was engaged in exercises probably 85% of the time and enjoyed the deep discussion in the break out rooms. She also had lots of fun.

She got actionable insights to apply immediately at work and has recommended the course to colleagues.
Lesley Nelson attended a Grow-Lean Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) Session. She had been hearing more about Agile and took advantage of time at home during a shelter in place order. Leslie felt the trainers made it fun and easy to relate to.

Lesley does not have a ScrumMaster role, but identified actions that she implemented. She was grateful that there was a post class test prep session with the instructor to make passing the exam easy.

Check reviews added on the Grow-Lean Site.

Live Online Session

The instructor Arlen did a great job in presenting the material and leading the discussions. For me, I have been in this role for a while, so I found the discussions very valuable.

September 13
Certified Scrum Product Owner
Live Online Session

This course was very informative & interactive. I’ve put off taking this course for a couple years & glad I finally took it. It was well worth it. Don Patti was an exceptional instructor. I appreciate the patience & helpfulness from Don. I definitely will refer this course & Don to others.

August 20
Certified ScrumMaster
Jerica Anderson
Live Online Session

An amazing introduction to Scrum Product Ownership. David Bulkin brings a fantastic amount of energy and passion to the subject of Scrum Product Ownership, going beyond standard topics such as backlog refinement and user story creation, and instead putting a primary focus on the concepts and tools related to Product Ideation with plenty of real-world examples. I.E.) "Building the right thing." What a fun weekend, and I learned something too.

August 13
Certified Scrum Product Owner
Christopher Schulz
Live Online Session

The course was interactive and had a solid mix of instructor-led delivery, breakout sessions, and interactive quizzing that really helps with the exam preparation.

June 18
Certified ScrumMaster
Silvia Baptista
Live Online Session

Trainer David Bulkin was very informative and kept everyone engaged.

May 31
Certified ScrumMaster
Live Online Session

The session was very interactive which helped keeping the group focused. The real life examples were of great value

May 31
Certified ScrumMaster
Lucia Garza
Live Online Session

It was very inspiring how the instructor embodied the agile approach.

May 31
Certified ScrumMaster
Merima Sejdija Pajko
Live Online Session

Awesome instructor. Great information provided and can be used in my everyday product owner role.

May 31
Certified Scrum Professional - PO
Kevin Fullen
Live Online Session

The instructor gave very detailed instructions and amazing visual aids. Miro was great too.

May 25
Certified ScrumMaster
pilialoha benjamin
Live Online Session

I love how interactive the class was throughout the 2 day period. The instructor did a great job making sure that everyone understood the information before moving on to the next topic.

May 25
Certified ScrumMaster
Sherika Facey
Live Online Session

The topics were organized in a way that I could follow and understand. I like that there were slides to print and take notes on. Don did a great job at articulating each subject we needed to learn. He tried to mix the class up by adding break-out sessions, exercises, quizzes, etc. I feel very prepared to study and pass the CSM exam.

May 25
Certified ScrumMaster
Jodi Lombard
Live Online Session

The teaching method was very fun and interactive with classmates and lecturer. The lecture was very interesting and make me eager to listen. It was with real-time examples so we were able to understand better.

May 14
Certified ScrumMaster
Min Guo
Live Online Session

The class is packed with information and delivered in a fun and patient manner.

May 4
Certified ScrumMaster
Veronda Junious
Live Online Session

Team exercises throughout the session, to help us better understand the concepts

May 4
Certified ScrumMaster
Meghna Mathur
Live Online Session

I liked the whole class! I was transparent with some concerns regarding a specific section, & the instructor modified his presentations based on this feedback. Amazing to have a teacher respond & adapt so quickly!!

March 23
Certified ScrumMaster
Live Online Session

Don Patti is very knowledgeable of the subject matter and has a great deal of experience. The activities and teams break outs were very helpful as well as all the resources he provided to continue studying post class. I scored a 98 on the exam -- thank you :)

March 19
Certified ScrumMaster
Live Online Session

I have left with numerous valuable assets that I will apply immediately to my company and peers. How to better facilitate meetings, what powerful questions to ask and when to ask them, why cycle time is a valuable metric to use and so much more. Some online 2 or 3 day sessions could be stale and boring not so with Davids class. He kept a great pace and made it fun and very informative. I am grateful I took this class. I have left this class more confident knowing I’ll be able to take what I learned and apply it to my every day life and company.

January 13
Advanced Certified ScrumMaster
Live Online Session

Practical advice. Interactive activities using real world situations. Virtual course allowed me to save commuting time and interact with Scrum Masters from across the country.

December 13
Advanced Certified ScrumMaster
Shalynn Simatovich
Live Online Session

It was very interactive and easy to digest. As a new grad with no Agile and Product Owner experience, I must say David is an awesome teacher! He presented the material and used real-life situations. Hands-down 10/10 would recommend

December 11
Certified Scrum Product Owner
Mirabel Ehirim
Live Online Session

The way all the material was presented was a very fresh and interactive take which kept me really engaged. The instructor Arlen is fantastic and extremely knowledgeable on Scrum. He does a great job at providing real world experiences and making it relate to everyone else's. The pace and subjects covered is exactly what I was hoping for this class.

December 9
Certified Scrum Professional - Scrum Master
Steve Oldakowski
Live Online Session

The instructor was energetic and engaging, I was able to follow and participate in the sessions. I liked the instructor's method and sense of humor, and how he relates the material with real-life examples. This is a great course, and I plan to take the Advanced CSM.

December 9
Certified ScrumMaster
Maha Al-Shetihy
Live Online Session

It is clear David really cares about the questions and even example projects members of the class bring to him. He dives deep, gives suggestions, and asks questions because he is genuinely interested. He keeps training exciting and fun, while ensuring everyone is taking away new perspectives, tools, and knowledge.

November 8
Certified Scrum Product Owner
Rich Kierod
Live Online Session

David Bulkin did a great job conveying the information, and was able to relate it in terms of my current role (construction project manager). He was very energetic and kept the class engaged. He never read from the presentation slides, which was fantastic in explaining the material and keeping up my interest. I would definitely recommend David's class to a colleague.

October 14
Certified ScrumMaster
Dean Marraccini
Live Online Session

I like the real-world application/tangents. the interactiveness of the class was pretty good I liked the use of breakout rooms that was a nice way to speak with classmates.

October 11
Certified ScrumMaster
Live Online Session

It went well beyond teaching for passing a test. David cares that you walk away a deeper thinker than a robot who memorizes concepts for a cert. I liked that he pushed for understanding of the content rather than just reading slides. The class had great energy and interaction from all participants which I thought was well done for a zoom atmosphere. We were all engaged and somewhat entertained. David gets it and he knows how to present the information in a way that stimulates deep thought.

October 9
Certified ScrumMaster
Freeman Burns
Live Online Session

They instructor Donald Patti was clearly knowledgeable and experienced with the subject matter. He didn't hesitate to answer and engage with the class members. He also employed different methods for us to learn and an overall fun atmosphere.

September 25
Certified ScrumMaster
Rob Jowaisas
Live Online Session

Really liked the engaging, no nonsense teaching style. David effectively conveyed the scrum mindset and essential concepts. Through his course, guidance, and supporting materials, I was able to develop a much better understanding of scrum and the Scrum Master role and easily pass the CSM test.

September 9
Certified ScrumMaster
Nathanael Forsberg
Live Online Session

Prior to attending the session I had few limited, nearly zero knowledge amout Agile and Scrum. However, by the end of my session I had a thorough understanding on the subject. Not only did David Bulkin manage to cover all important aspects of Scrum within a short timespan of 13 hours, but the training itself was tailormade to allow me to grasp the entire concept of Scrum and Agile in a very practical sense. Since I was attending the session from outside U.S. I had to sit through until 3.00A.M. in the morning and not once was I finding it difficult or dull because he conducted the training in an extremely fun manner so I was energized throughout. It was a fun and insightful session! Davind Bulkin is an hilariously awesome trainer! & I will definitely attend more sessions conducted by him and Grow-Lean LLC!!!

August 26
Certified ScrumMaster
Ashani Rodrigo
Live Online Session

Prior to attending the session I had few limited, nearly zero knowledge amout Agile and Scrum. However, by the end of my session I had a thorough understanding on the subject. Not only did David Bulkin manage to cover all important aspects of Scrum within a short timespan of 13 hours, but the training itself was tailormade to allow me to grasp the entire concept of Scrum and Agile in a very practical sense. Since I was attending the session from outside U.S. I had to sit through until 3.00A.M. in the morning and not once was I finding it difficult or dull because he conducted the training in an extremely fun manner so I was energized throughout. It was a fun and insightful session! Davind Bulkin is an hilariously awesome trainer! & I will definitely attend more sessions conducted by him and Grow-Lean LLC!!!

August 26
Certified ScrumMaster
Ashani Rodrigo
Live Online Session

This teacher is amazing and very very knowledgeable and funny too. Throughout the training he was patient with us newbies and helped us along the way. Thank you to Don of GrowLean. I really appreciate you

August 14
Certified ScrumMaster
Cameron Duke
Live Online Session

Don was really good at presenting all the topics in SAFe. Liked Kahoot! Quizes and his patience in explaining all the topics in detail.

August 7
Leading SAFe 5
Mohan Velpuri
Live Online Session

The integration of the SAFe framework website with the instructors course material.

August 7
Leading SAFe 5
chris spears
Live Online Session

I didn't know what to expect because I had never before taken an online class. At no point did I feel disengaged or feel that I was in a virtual class. David Bulkin is a fantastic instructor, offering guidance and helpful hints, while agilely managing the chats. The course content was clear, concise, and comprehensible. The class was set up so that I was able to learn a lot in a short period of time. It provided information that was useful in the context as to how I will be using it. After taking this class, I now have a better understanding of Agile and Scrum methodologies. This class more than met my expectations and is the reason why, I believe, I scored a 98% on the exam on my first attempt. I look forward to taking additional courses offered by Grow-Lean and hopefully with this instructor.

July 27
Certified ScrumMaster
Robert Perdue
Live Online Session

The instructor's enthusiasm and mixture of anecdotal and theory based teaching.

July 17
Certified ScrumMaster
Live Online Session

I enjoyed David's examples from his real-world experience and that he referred to class members to talk about specific applications of Agile that they've seen. The group was able to learn about applications of Scrum through each other's experience and see shades of different practices for unique needs at different companies. We also could learn about what others disliked, giving us something to think about as aspiring facilitators or eventual Scrum Masters.

July 6
Certified ScrumMaster
Jessica McClure
Live Online Session

The session was perfect, not boring, at a good pace, with good content, good discussion, and the application of and chance to share and evaluate real world experiences. This is the second course that I have taken with David Bulkin. He is a terrific instructor and the reason that I have and will continue to choose GL over the competition. Please continue to develop your process and offerings.

June 12
Advanced Certified ScrumMaster
George Baker
Live Online Session

David's real world experience and the ability to discuss and share on attendee experience and help them understand how it applies to their workplace. Unlike other trainers who will focus on the theory, David provides real world examples and examples affecting himself and shares it with the class. Class engagement is top-tier, and people leave with a brightened sense of knowledge for Scrum.

May 13
Certified Scrum Product Owner
Amogh Patkar
Live Online Session

David Bulkin is an effective Scrum Trainer. He understands that new material is not immediately registered in the brain and so he repeats and asks questions in different ways just to get us thinking. I appreciate his methods. He is also energetic. The course materials were useful and I am of the impression that he gauges his sessions based on the experience of his audience which is good. I plan to do the A-CSM with him. Also, leading up to the session, attendees received loads of pre-class material such as test quizzes and other material to help understand Scrum. These were very valuable to me.

April 24
Certified ScrumMaster
Najma Gordon
Live Online Session

David knowledge and way of explaining and involving people. All practice exercises were very thoughtful and informative. I was able to fill lots of gaps in my understanding.

April 10
Certified ScrumMaster
Pankaj Goel
Live Online Session

David's training went beyond simply teaching us how to pass the certification exam. Using practical examples, breakout sessions, and a highly engaging teaching style, he helped us understand the "why" behind using Scrum. Many people get lost in the "how" and end up with a gutted implementation of the Agile methodology. Having completing this training, I'm much better positioned to encourage a lasting, effective implementation of Scrum in our organization.

March 16
Certified ScrumMaster
Jarrett Cross
Live Online Session

I found that having a trainer with tons of experience very valuable. He has trained over 425 times and you can tell he has perfected the way he trains in order to impact us as trainees giving us a better opportunity to retain the knowledge. He was very inclusive and had everyone involved. He was intentional in how he spoke and delivered the knowledge in class in order to keep us all engaged.

March 16
Certified ScrumMaster
Lanadja Dunson
Live Online Session

Talking about real world examples that match the topic, and the simulated PI.

February 27
Leading SAFe 5
Albert Bongiovi
Live Online Session

I really enjoyed the interactive, fun, hands-on virtual learning session with instructor, Donald Patti. Don has a wealth of knowledge and provided real world examples and activities to help solidify the course content. I would recommend the course to anyone wanting this certification. Don, thank you for being an excellent trainer!

February 6
Certified ScrumMaster
Ria Joseph
Live Online Session

I learnt so much from this course. Very interesting, fun, educational and hands on. The instructor definitely has a passion for teaching this course and it shows through his teaching style. I thoroughly enjoyed it!

February 2
Certified ScrumMaster
Roselyne Marete
Live Online Session

I liked how the instructor gave real world examples to help connect the information. I think he was thoughtful and well versed and felt confident in his ability to teach.

January 25
Certified ScrumMaster
Rachelle Peay
Live Online Session

The open communication and learning. Real world scenarios and exercises. Loved our break out sessions that we were able to work together with our fellow team members.

January 16
Certified Scrum Product Owner
Daina Caldwell
Live Online Session

I found the sessions to be very interesting and interactive. The instructor gave "real life" examples that I could understand contextually. The class material also provided helpful context which the instructor was able to build upon.

January 16
Certified Scrum Product Owner
Kathleen Phillips
Live Online Session

The content David provided is both valuable and applicable in a multitude of scenarios and settings. Each day, principles are taught that can be immediately applied in many different business cases.

January 11
Certified Scrum Product Owner
Robert Midiri
Live Online Session

Real world examples were incredibly helpful, and to actually build something was very useful as well. I appreciate the presenter's ability to adapt to his audience.

January 11
Certified Scrum Product Owner
Michael Manchester
Live Online Session

Excellent Company and Excellent Trainer. The class is very enjoyable because of David who has an excellent way of presenting and engaging the participants.

January 7
Certified ScrumMaster
Anum Saiyed
Live Online Session

I have been doing Scrum/XP/etc for 10+ years and although I am proficient at it and my team is doing well, I still found dozen different things that we can do and improve in our mindset and processes.

January 7
Certified ScrumMaster
Zemira Lalic
Live Online Session

This class was perhaps the best delivered course I have taken in my career. Mr. Bulkin was a master at presenting the material, including and engaging all of the class participants to ensure that learning was taking place, not merely knowing how to answer test questions. It was fun and interesting. Another notable observation - David Bulkin was available from the beginning of the class start all the way to the ending and beyond. I don't think he ever left his teaching post. We were able to ask questions and clarifications during all of the breaks and even after the close of the day. I am HAPPY to recommend Grow-Lean and specifically Mr. David Bulkin for any class course they offer!

December 17
Certified ScrumMaster
Stanley Melling
Live Online Session

David was dynamic, engaging, knowledgeable and funny. He certainly knew the material and provided exercises and real-world examples to drive home the key points. The pre-readings and quizzes were a great way to get an introduction to the course and to get the basics down. I would recommend the course to anyone wanting this certification.

December 17
Certified ScrumMaster
Rachel Resnick
Live Online Session

David is an exceptional teacher: knowledgeable, prepared, thorough; skilled at explaining abstract concepts articulately and challenging his students to think differently. The class was a great balance of engaging lectures and hands-on group work. I don't care who you are, if you take this class you are going to walk away having learned something new that can be applied to your work and life.

December 14
Certified Scrum Product Owner
Tabitha Frahm
Live Online Session

Our instructor did a great job building rapport on both days. The real life applications of being show the tools and driving growth by stumbling on how to best use the tools for our given circumstance.

December 14
Certified Scrum Product Owner
David Hernandez
Live Online Session

Trained resources like me who actually had zero background in Scrum. David knows how to engage resources and his trainings are extremely good and thorough. I completed my certification successfully with 96% due to his awesome training.

December 5
Certified ScrumMaster
Sayanti Pal
Live Online Session

The level of engagement provided in the sessions.

November 14
Certified ScrumMaster
Aya Heshmat
Live Online Session

David’s industry knowledge blended with his Agile acumen and teaching style made it a phenomenal learning experience.

November 14
Certified ScrumMaster
Bishop Curry
Live Online Session

Real life examples were mentioned during the course relevant to the topic which helped to relate to the Agile topic.

November 12
Certified ScrumMaster
Aparna Kuttuva
Live Online Session

Went far beyond just the leaning objectives of the Scrum Master role by demonstrating principles and philosophies that every good employee should consider in our business world today. Being able to relate and apply to so many people's own experiences in their roles/teams and giving suggestions.

November 12
Certified ScrumMaster
Steve Oldakowski
Live Online Session

The general discussions and some of the real-life examples of the topics.

November 12
Certified ScrumMaster
Gregory Klein
Live Online Session

I really enjoyed the interactive activities throughout the session - these were helpful for learning and helped us apply concepts immediately. Also, I passed my exam tonight!

October 24
Certified ScrumMaster
Kathleen Curry
Live Online Session

I found the real life scenarios discussed in the class to be extremely helpful and will definitely put them to use in my day to day.

October 12
Advanced Certified ScrumMaster
Daniel Dennis
Live Online Session

Real life examples, repetition of important subjects, open discussion rather than lecture all the way through.

September 26
Certified ScrumMaster
Jason Koelle
Live Online Session

It was the right pace and the training materials provided ahead were for instrumental.

September 19
Certified ScrumMaster
Lisa Roy
Live Online Session

Very knowledgeable Instructor, was able to make the class comfortable and provided tons of scenario to help better understand. Great class and I look forward to training with him again.

September 19
Certified ScrumMaster
Michael Diaz
Live Online Session

How interactive and organized it was. I enjoyed a lot the "workshop" feeling even when being an online course.

September 17
Certified ScrumMaster
Viviana Murillo Cordoba
Live Online Session

I found that the information regarding Scrum and the instructor's use of real life experiences / examples were extremely valuable.

September 10
Certified ScrumMaster
Sarah A. Boone
Live Online Session

I really enjoyed David's energy and subject knowledge throughout the two day session. He was always willing to work through lunch or after class in order to go over anything that was unclear. I also found that the practice tests that were provided truly helped me to pass the CSM Exam. Lastly, even though the class was virtual, it still felt that we were all together in once class room. The breakout rooms gave the students an opportunity to meet one another and collaborate on the answers to the questions.

September 10
Certified ScrumMaster
Ryan Sonsini
Live Online Session

The instructor has the ability to show contents in different ways and make the class fun. Also, the content represents in the way that are useful in real world and more practical than theories. The interactions between students are great.

September 10
Certified ScrumMaster
Live Online Session

One of the best video share sessions I've been in post-virus. David did a great job of keeping the class engaged, and clearly values teaching methodology as much as he values Scrum and Agile. Information and discussion provided the opportunity to discuss real world examples and experiences. Interaction and learning tools covered a surprisingly wide range of technologies, several of which I hadn't seen before or been aware of, I got some bonus inspiration for how to engage with stakeholders during online sessions!

August 6
Certified ScrumMaster
Sara Peters
Live Online Session

Even though we were in a virtual environment the small class size allowed us to be interactive, ask questions and participate in activities we would have done in an in-person class setting.

August 6
SAFe 5 ScrumMaster
Live Online Session

The class definitely went well beyond the Scrum Guide which was a good thing. I was very much prepared for the exam. I learned quite a bit that will be useful to take back to my organization.

August 6
Certified ScrumMaster
Kathleen Mullen
Live Online Session

The exercises where good ... Loved the MIRO board and the ability to collaborate with others on that.

August 1
Leading SAFe 5
Live Online Session

With right tools in place ( Zoom, Miro, kahoot) I didn't feel that its virtual session. Team members as well as Donald made it interactive and informative.

August 1
Leading SAFe 5
Raja Kathirvel
Live Online Session

Don was a great instructor and kept things lively and engaging. The course content and presentation were also top notch.

July 29
Leading SAFe 5
Andrew Carlson
Live Online Session

David made the entire virtual session entertaining. In addition to achieving a solid understanding of the Scrum framework we participated in many thought provoking exercises skirting the fringe of the framework. It makes sense to follow the framework in an attempt to achieve the common goal while continually improving the process and simultaneously providing flexibility to adapt to change and uncertainty. The strong emphasis on collaboration and transparency within a team promote self-examination and a realization that we can all do better.

July 23
Certified ScrumMaster
Kerry Shuey
Live Online Session

I liked relearning skills I've forgotton over the last four years. The information has helped me to apply to my current position.

July 16
Advanced Certified ScrumMaster
Deborah Busch
Live Online Session

David was great! He is friendly, came prepared, and was very comfortable with the material which allowed him to make the class much more conversational than just a subject matter expert at the front while we all watch quietly. David encouraged us to ask questions at any time along the way and this opened up to allow us to bring our experience into the training. I am sure that makes it more interesting for him but it also lets us all bond with each other along the way and hear varying points of view while learning the material. Thank you for a great class experience!

July 13
Certified ScrumMaster
Chris Duffy
Live Online Session

I highly recommend David's Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) training. It was immediately evident David knew his stuff and was bringing his real-world experience to the class. If you have concerns about dull virtual courses, you won't find that here. It was very engaging with lots of hands-on activities, leaving me sure that I could immediately apply what I had learned. I would, without a doubt, take other courses from David.

July 9
Certified Scrum Product Owner
Tracie Johnson
Live Online Session

Excellent real world examples of how to apply learning. Great brainstorming sessions and overview of good practices

July 9
Certified Scrum Product Owner
Susan Marangos
Live Online Session

The course coalesced years of experience in working with agile projects in one form or another and the best experiences of my career into a role that fits me like second nature, a CSM. The instructor was the most valuable part of the course. Educators with hands on experience are the ones I seek out. David Bulkin is a great asset for Grow Lean. Get more like him.

July 7
Certified ScrumMaster
Mark Hudak
Live Online Session

David was terrific! He kept everyone engaged and involved the entire time! We covered everything multiple times in such a way that it reinforced the learning early and often.

July 7
Certified ScrumMaster
Elizabeth Pimper
Live Online Session

Given the fact that the sessions were in a virtual mode, the content was easy to follow as the instructor did a fabulous job in setting the learning framework and provided some fun along the way. The repetition in presenting the learning content was very good.

July 7
Certified ScrumMaster
Martin Toye
Live Online Session

What I found most valuable about this session was the ability to freely discuss and ask questions without being held to a strict timeline or Q/A time-box. Learning from the other students and the instructor about real-life Scrum practices, is what helped me be able to connect the dots around how Scrum can be applied in any organization to any problem. David was amazing at fostering an open and collaborative environment which made the class super enjoyable.

July 7
Certified ScrumMaster
Ericka Fisher
Live Online Session

Both sessions were excellent! They were casual, interactive and kept the entire class engaged. I appreciated the literature provided to be read in preparation for the class. The post-training test prep was fun and helpful. David is an excellent instructor, and created an environment that was comfortable and encouraged questions and discussions.

June 27
Certified ScrumMaster
Sheryl Porter
Live Online Session

David has an extreme mastery of all of the covered topics and also an impressive lineage within the world of agile. With that said he remains humble and relatable. David is also able to present the material in a way that is both entertaining and helps with retention.

June 24
Advanced Certified ScrumMaster
Adam Berr
Live Online Session

The A-CSM session helped me refresh the mechanics of CSM that I took one year ago, and go much more in depth. It added more to it: the agile framework, that was only introduced at the CSM, here was one of the key sections we went through. I also found Active listening and facilitating, Agile coaching, Problems solving and Grow beyond conflict extremely helpful. We had plenty of sessions where the team shared experiences and worked together on areas of personal improvements. Truly recommended to all those who really want to build up on CSM and really go beyond it

June 24
Advanced Certified ScrumMaster
Francesco Lamberti
Live Online Session

David Bulkin took what could have seemed like a very long 2-day virtual course and made it engaging and interesting and fun. Technology was well deployed to aide in the remote learning. David is an enthusiastic instructor who managed to elicit active participation from everyone in the class, even those like myself who are generally more comfortable observing in the background. I would definitely take another class with David Bulkin and would highly recommend his Advanced CSM course to others.

June 24
Advanced Certified ScrumMaster
Steven Lewis
Live Online Session

It has been eight years since I took the CSM course and this was a great way to not only refresh my Scrum skills but to dive deeper into the mechanics. David is very knowledgeable and even though we were virtual (due to covid19) we had many break out sessions where we could collaborate and share real world Scrum scenarios. I will be implementing the Powerful Questions and using what I learned in the Growing Beyond Conflict sections.

June 24
Advanced Certified ScrumMaster
Jami Dolezal
Live Online Session

I really liked the virtual CSM training training because David and Don have tremendous "real world" experience they impart as part of the curriculum, their ability to strike the appropriate balance between teaching and incorporating interactive learning sessions, and their ability to facilitate discussion with the session attendees with some humor.

June 22
Certified ScrumMaster
Molly Janiczek
Live Online Session

Energetic, Interactive, and material is explained really well. David engages with students, listens and answers questions and is available in, and after, class. Very well taught course.

June 22
Certified ScrumMaster
Donika Elezaj
Live Online Session

The CSPO certification online session was precise and concise, and delivered exactly what needed to be delivered in time. David was receptive and responsive to everyone's questions and ideas, and kept the session very interesting. David kept the team motivated and engrossing throughout the whole online session.

June 20
Certified Scrum Product Owner
Live Online Session

David is full of energy and there is no real dull moments during the class. I appreciate the real world examples and working in teams to better understand the methodology.

June 20
Certified Scrum Product Owner
Mark Schaffer
Live Online Session

I loved the approach to describing PO roles and responsibilities. The class was extremely interactive, David was extremely knowledgeable, and I feel great about my introduction to the PO space.

June 20
Certified Scrum Product Owner
Alex Henry
Live Online Session

Going into two full day classes, I was a little concerned about my attention span but David kept the class very engaging and interactive. We covered a lot of ground in two days discussing various topics. It was a good mix of lecture and hands on exercises, which were fun and thought provoking. David has a good sense of humor that makes the class more interesting.

June 20
Certified Scrum Product Owner
Harsha Konreddy
Live Online Session

The class was interactive, there was something to learn from each section. David is a great facilitator

June 20
Certified Scrum Product Owner
Abimbola Oyekanmi
Live Online Session

I appreciate the candor and real world practical realities of the project space as shared by the instructor rather than sticking to closely to boilerplate material. The instructor prepares you for the CSM exam, but goes above and beyond to ensure you take a way useful skills and knowledge to further develop your acumen and maturity in dealing with complex people/process situations. Likewise, the humor and atmosphere created by the instructor opened up the rest of the class to encourage participation, comfort and a friendly environment.

June 13
Certified ScrumMaster
Spirangelos Antipas
Live Online Session

The instructor was well versed in Scrum and provided opportunities for clarifying questions and went beyond theories to tie instruction to real world scenarios. He was able to probe the team to think outside the box. As a first time Scrum class attendee, I am glad I took this class from this instructor. He was engaging, accommodating, did not use empty fillers to kill time. Every minutes of the class was very productive. The Online experience was no different than the class room experience.

June 13
Certified ScrumMaster
Dr. Dickson Jesuorobo
Live Online Session

David did a great job of keeping the content interesting and helping a fully remote class feel connected and engaged. The course provided the content review required to comfortably pass the exam but also extended the course value well beyond just "exam prep" by relating content to real-world experiences. I plan to come back to Grow-Lean LLC for additional certifications in the ScrumMaster line in the future.

June 13
Certified ScrumMaster
Elizabeth Morin-Kensicki

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The larger the group the larger the discount.Once you get the discount link you can register all attendees at once or you can pass the link to them.

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Get 5% off for each certification session you took with us (with a cost of over $500), up to 25% with your alumni status. Automatically combines with Super and Regular Early Birds, just register.

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Combines With: Early Bird, Alumni

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If you are collecting unemployment benefits and able to provide an unemployment notice or separation agreement then the hardship discount, which is the lowest possible price, is right for you.

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Combine two discounts (or three if you are a Grow-Lean Alumni).

  • You can select one discount, group, out of pocket, hardship or student.
  • If you are a Grow-Lean alumni, you can get alumni plus one of: out of pocket, hardship or student. To do so, request an alumni discount and explain your situation.

Preparation for Session

Maximize learning by preparing your technology for the session

We use common tools for our virtual sessions. Please read on to confirm what you need for the Certified ScrumMaster session.

  • Internet connected Computer / Tablet: Many students use a single device for the session, others use two devices, perhaps their work laptop for the webcam and a separate device for sharing.
  • Working Webcam: Virtually all laptop have integrated webcams. If you don't have that, we will assist you in setting up your phone as a webcam.
  • Working headset or speaker plus microphone: Depending on your laptop, the built-in microphone and speaker may be sufficient. Many use earphones.
  • Access to Zoom: If you haven't used Zoom, test it at: https://zoom.us/test. Click "Join", and follow the prompts. If you have problems, check the Zoom article at: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/115002262083-Joining-a-Zoom-test-meeting
  • A location from which to participate: .
    • Ideally this location will:
      • Have good lighting
      • Be relatively quiet
      • Ensure that you have minimal interruptions
    • But, no worries if you don't have a perfect spot. It is expected that kids, dogs, cats, spouses, siblings, roommates, parents, or someone else makes some noise, or appears on camera.
  • Practice with Miro: Miro is a virtual white board.
    • If you are not experienced with Miro, please join us on Zoom a half-hour early on day one of class for a brief orientation.
    • Because there are sometimes browser configurations that restrict use, please consider downloading the Miro client for your device at: https://miro.com/apps/.
    • Here are videos to get you started with Miro:
    • After the class we provide you an electronic copy of the completed Mural Board which captures your classroom experience.
  • Access to Google Drive: The sign-in is a Google Sheet. If you are using a work computer you may be able to enter, but not modify the Google Sheet. If this is the case you can use another device to enter your information. If you can't, no worries, the Google Sheet is not a key to the class.
  • Getting into the Session: The Zoom information will be provided no later than 48 hours prior to the session. You will be able to join the session up to 30 minutes early to check your technology.

Don Patti

CST | SAFe Program Consultant (SPC5) | CSP | CSM | CSPO | BSP | PMI-PMP | LSSBB | SAFe Agilist (SA)

Donald Patti is an experienced agile trainer, coach and consultant. He is known for his strong business and software development acumen. Don has implemented agile across a variety of industries, teams and organizations. Don has successfully founded and grown two entrepreneurial businesses during his career and consulted to well-respected organizations. He has deep experience with lean (on which agile is based) so he understand the intrinsic meaning of what he teaches.

Don also has a long career in education, including many years delivering online training as an adjunct professor, as well as an agile trainer. Don's background with lean, agile, education, and delivering online enables him to convey information in an easy to understand manner.

Don is spending much of his time coaching a large Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) initiative, while also providing targeted coaching to several clients. Don brings his vast, real world, experience to the class room, where he delivers practical, reality based, agile training.

Companies that Don has consulted to include HP, Daimler Benz, JPMorgan Chase, CheckFree and the US Federal Government.  Don was the Director of Applications at the Association of American Medical Colleges for three years. Don's strengths lay in his ability to tailor Agile and Lean techniques to the unique needs of each client and situation, along with his ability to explain this tailoring.  

Certifications and Education:

In addition to Don's significant real world experienced, Don also has a strong educational background and he has many certifications, across a range of areas.

  • Scrum Alliance: Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)
  • Scaled Agile Academy: SAFe Program Consultant (SPC5), SAFe Agilist (SA)
  • RH Smith School of Business: Master of Business Administration (MBA), Information Systems and Entrepreneurship
  • Balanced Scorecard Institute: Balanced Scorecard Professional (BSP)
  • Morestream University: Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (LSBB)
  • American Society for Quality: Certified Six Sigma Green Belt (CSSGB)
  • EXIN: ITIL v3/IT Service Management
  • Project Management Institute: Certified Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Microsoft: Microsoft Certified Professional –Architecture and Requirements Gathering (MCP)
  • IBM: Certified Solutions Expert/WebSphere
  • IBM: Certified Solutions Advisor 

Sample Recommendations

  • "Great training. Very easy to follow." Joe Badalamenti
  • "Very good overview, details and explanation." Hemlata Rawal
  • "He [Don Patti] was very enthusiastic and answered all of our questions. He was helpful for understanding the nuances between the levels.", Anonymous
  • "He [Don Patti[ made the class interesting and tried to inspire us. I very much appreciated the PI session enactment.", Anonymous
  • "Don Patti was able to explain concepts clearly, answer questions in a way that was easy to understand.",Anonymous
  • "The course was a great learning experience. Not only did Don offer points of focus for important topics, but the immersion exercises helped me to really understand how to apply SAFe in real-world context.", Anonymous
  • "Great knowledge from both work and coaching experience", Anonymous
  • "Good execution of course. proper time allocation of areas that mattered; found time to answer questions and cater to the needs of the attendees", Anonymous
  • "Engaging Instructor!", Anonymous
  • "I especially enjoyed the class and the PI exercise, which was helpful". John Summers
  • "The training was delivered in a very meaningful way with good examples. 5 stars to Don and Grow-Lean." Gireesh Babu
  • "Expertise of trainer was very high and appreciated." Anonymous
  • "Don made the class engaging. I learned a lot and felt prepared for the exam." Tristan
  • "The practical examples, videos, trainer and his life experience [are what I liked best]". Brahbakhar
  • "Don is very knowledgeable and patient answering all types of questions. I highly recommend him and his classes." Ram Sekar
  • "Trainer [Don Patti] provided a great opportunity to learn how other workplaces are adopting and implementing SAFe 4.5", Seema Jha
  • "The PI Planning group activity was great!", Anonymous
  • "We were able to draw upon the trainer’s [Don Patti] real-world experience," Marlene Tripplin

Details

Reality Based Certified ScrumMaster

Many trainers teach theory, not practice, because they have not been involved in creating products. Since they actual experience to draw on they deliver canned, vague, content lacking intellectual depth.

Would you prefer a trainer who...
  • uses reality based exercises?
  • provides meaningful answers to questions?
  • delivers a 100% live, collaborative session?
  • facilitates deep discussion?
  • has actual, deep, agile experience?

If you answered yes, take a fun, interactive session, where you will laugh (yes actual laughing) as you learn!

Job Prospects for Scrum Masters

Scrum Master jobs are growing and the salaries are generous

Frequently Asked Questions About Scrum Master Salaries
Will taking the class get me a job as a Scrum Master?
Taking this class will not guarantee you Scrum Master position, but it will increase the probability of getting an interview.

Our sessions provide you both a conceptual understanding as well as practical take-aways. With the class and six practice exams you will be in good shape to pass the exam and obtain knowledge to present well in job interviews. The probability of receiving a job offer depends on your background and willingness to continue to work hard outside of the class room.
These salaries seem high, are they achievable for me?
The salaries on our website were obtained from Zip Recruiter on 11-May-2022 and represent US based salaries. Many Scrum Masters work in Information Technology (IT) and IT jobs are generally well compensated. Realistically you should not expect to start at the high end of the range unless you have deep, salient experience and knowledge.
What type of people a best suited to become Scrum Masters?
A Scrum Master is often called a servant leader. A servant leader ensures other people grow and succeed. Those most likely to become good Scrum Masters have a calm, nurturing demeanor, can handle stress / vagueness and uncertainty, and bring people together to work for common goals and objectives.

Satisfaction Guarantee

Training you can trust

Guaranteed

100% satisfaction guarantee. If you were not satisfied with the class, get a free retake with a different trainer.

Pass the exam. We are here to help you. We have six free full practice exams, and we will provide one-on-one tutoring if you need to retake the exam. In fact, we will pay the exam retake fee for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Things to know

Grow-Lean is a safe and wise choice to help you on your CSM journey:

  • We are a ScrumAlliance approved Registered Education Provider (REP).
  • Our Certified Scrum Trainers (CSTs) are some of the longest-tenured in the world.
  • All of our trainers have a minimum of 15 years experience with agile.
  • We do not use PowerPoint, or canned videos, instead, our sessions are high quality, real, interactive workshops.
  • Our training material and approaches are vetted by experts.
  • We have caring customer support before and after training.
  • We can help you complete your journey with our advanced courses like the Advanced CSM and Certified Scrum Professional - ScrumMaster.

Yes, please click here to go to our contact us page. Choose "Call me" from the dropdown and in the description provide a description of when and how to contact you, along with a quick description of what you want to discuss.

Grow-Lean's has four trainers delivering the CSM. Arlen Bankston, Chris Doss, and David Bulkin all have 20+ years of agile experience, with each of them starting the year the Agile Manifesto for Software Development was signed (2001). Don Patti started with agile in 2006, which is 15+ years of experience.

All have 15 or more years experience delivering training, and Arlen and Chris were two of the first to deliver the CSM. Between them, our four CSM trainers have certified over 20,000 Scrum Masters.

Basic CSM exam facts:

  • The exam is taken via an internet connected device.
  • You have 90 days from class start to take the exam.
  • The exam is 50 multiple choice questions.
  • You must get 37 questions correct.
  • You have one hour to take the exam.
  • If you fail the exam you get a free retake.

If you take the CSM with Grow-Lean you will get six free practice exams. Passing these exams virtually ensures you pass the real exam the, the first time, with a high score. If you need personal coaching, reach out to us.

The short answer is yes, you should pass the exam on the first try if you do a short block of study.

  • We provide six free, high quality, practice exams and additional study material.
  • Passing the practice exams virtually ensures you pass the real exam the, the first time, with a high score.
  • We generally recommend taking the practice exams until you score 90% or better.
  • For some individuals this is less than an hour of practice time, but it depends on the person. You have unlimited tries on the practice exams so you will do what you need to pass.
  • If you need one on one assistance, reach out to us.

The agile community originated in software development but has expanded over the years. Many attendees in a CSM are looking for career change, so we attendees include teachers, sales people, health care professionals, administrators, and others, looking to move into information technology (IT).

We also get a fair amount of attendees, like those in marketing and product development looking to use agile to enhance their current roles.

All of our CSM Sessions use Zoom. Depending on the trainer, additional technologies like Mural, Miro and Google Drive are used.

  • You can find out the specific technologies used for a session by clicking "Details" then clicking the "Prep" tab.
  • All of the technologies used in the session are included in your registration fees.
  • If you need assistance, we can help you prior to the session.

The list below specifies what you need. If you need assistance preparing, please contact us.

  • Internet connected Computer / Tablet: Many students use a single device for the session, others use two devices, perhaps their work laptop for the webcam and a separate device for sharing.
  • Working Webcam: Virtually all laptop have integrated webcams. If you don't have that, we will assist you in setting up your phone as a webcam.
  • Working headset or speaker plus microphone: Depending on your laptop, the built-in microphone and speaker may be sufficient. Many use earphones.
  • Access to Zoom: If you haven't used Zoom, test it at: https://zoom.us/test. Click "Join", and follow the prompts. If you have problems, check the Zoom article at: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/115002262083-Joining-a-Zoom-test-meeting
  • A location from which to participate: .
    • Ideally this location will:
      • Have good lighting
      • Be relatively quiet
      • Ensure that you have minimal interruptions
    • But, no worries if you don't have a perfect spot. It is expected that kids, dogs, cats, spouses, siblings, roommates, parents, or someone else makes some noise, or appears on camera.

You will get material prior to, at, and after your Certified ScrumMaster (CSM).

  • Prior to the course you will receive links for videos, pre-reads and practice exams.
  • Chris Doss and Don Patti use a PDF workbook. You will receive a link prior to a class with them.
  • All of our trainers use interactive boards during the class which you will be able to access post class.

  • Grow-Lean is an approved Path to Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) Educator meaning we can, and do, provide the Advanced CSM (A-CSM) and the Certified Scrum Professional = Scrum Master (CSP-SM).
  • Grow-Lean is an approved Registered Education Provider (REP) for the Scrum Alliance meaning we can provide additional professional development opportunities for you to expand beyond the certified sessions normally offered.
  • All of the Grow-Lean Trainers who deliver the CSM have been approved by the Scrum Alliance.

Grow-Lean offers an industry leading array of discounts to meet your specific situation. All discounts are subject to availability based on location, trainer(s), attendance, and other factors.

  • Early Bird: register in advance and save.
  • Out of Pocket: when you won't be reimbursed.
  • Group: three or more.
  • Alumni: combines with everything, 5% off for each class over $500 you take with us.
  • Hardship: for those suffering an economic hardship.
  • Student: for full time students.
  • Military/Vet: for those serving their country.

Per the chart below, discounts can be combined.

Note: There are a limited number of discounted seats available for each Grow-Lean session. Once all discounted seats are claimed, they're gone. Request and redeem your discount now!

Grow-Lean offers buy-now-pay-later via Splitit.

  • Choose Splitit during the checkout process.
  • You choose the term, from one to twelve months.
  • You pay no additional fees or interest if you make your monthly payment.
  • You can pay off early.
  • For the first 30 days, a hold, equal to the full amount, is applied to your credit card.

Yes, please click here to go to our contact us page. Choose "Call me" from the dropdown and in the description provide a description of when and how to contact you, along with a quick description of what you want to discuss.

Unlike many other companies, our sessions are 100% live with the only exception being short videos that consume less than five minutes of class time.

Be aware that many other trainers use hours of pre-recorded content!

We try to be flexible so you can reschedule at any time, with the maximum financial impact being a $125 transfer fee if you reschedule late.



Certified Scrum Master Journey

9 Step to Improve Your Career with a Certified ScrumMaster Certification

  1. Enroll in a Grow-Lean course and get quality you can trust.
  2. Attend your Grow-Lean course.
  3. Use one or more of our six practice exams to prepare. If you need help, reach out to us for free tutoring.
  4. You get a link for the actual exam after the class.
  5. Pass the exam on the first try, if not we got you covered for your next two tries (within 90 days).
  6. Accept your license with Scrum Alliance.
  7. You have a two year Scrum Alliance membership
  8. Benefit from your CSM to experience personal and career growth.

Exam Guarantee

We will help you pass, including tutoring you and paying for a retake

  • Take from home: Take the exam from your house.
  • Exam is free: No extra fee to take the exam.
  • Available immediately: You are registered within minutes after the session.
  • You will pass: Thousands of Grow-Lean students have passed, so will you.
  • We will help: If you don't pass we will study with you.
  • Free retake: One free exam retake within 90 days is included.
  • More than exam prep: Certification helps you get an interview ; our session will give you knowledge to help get a job.
  • Number of questions: 50
Woman Studying for Scrum Alliance Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) Practice Exam
  • Exam name: Certified ScrumMaster Exam
  • Exam format: Multiple choice
  • Exam delivery: Web-based, open book, no outside assistance
  • Exam access: Grow-Lean registers you immediately after class, you get an email with a link
  • Exam duration: 60 minutes maximum
  • Number of questions: 50
  • Passing score: 37 out of 50 for English Version
  • Exam period: You have 90 days to complete the exam
  • Language: English, and multiple other languages
  • Exam cost: Your first attempt, and first retake is included as part of your course registration fee if the exam is taken within 90 days of course. After 90 days you pay a $25 fee.
  • Retake policy: Second attempt on exam (first retake) can be done immediately after first attempt.

Practice Quizzes

Pass the CSM exam with confidence

  • If you pass the practice exams you will pass the real exam with ease.
  • Six full practice exams giving you hours of additional material..
  • Prepare not only for the exam, but for the workplace.
  • Our exams are more difficult than the actual exam as we have lots of pick multiples.
  • Exam explanations are baked in, you learn as you go.

What You Learn

Coverage in the Certified ScrumMaster

The basics of agile, Scrum and practices from other frameworks, so you and your team can apply an empirical, evidence based, product development approach.

You gain both the agile philosophy as well as the practical application; meaning, you can immediately apply new skills within the constraints of your workplace while moving towards increasing levels of agility over time.

Applying Scrum:

  • Roles: Help your group of Developers and the PO excel as a team.
  • Events: Facilitate (not manage) Refinement, Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review, and Sprint Retrospective events.
  • Artifacts: Ensure Product and Sprint Backlogs are lightweight and actionable to maximize value of the increment.

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What You Earn

Become a Certified ScrumMaster

By taking the session you earn the chance to take the certifying exam. Upon passing you are a CSM. This helps you get interviews, but, more importantly, you gain knowledge that will help you interview with confidence, achieve results in the workplace, and improve your career.

No Nasty Surprises

Everything you need is included, there are no extra fees to register or take exam!

Be careful of the company you pick. With Grow-Lean everything is covered including the exam certification fees, six full practice exams one free exam retake, and free class retake (within 120 days). There are no surprise costs when you register or accept your license. For the free exam retake, you won't likely need it as you will pass on the first time with a high score.

You can get 1-on-1 time with your trainer, you can take the class again for free within 120 days and you receive additional discounts off of your next session, including the Advanced ScrumMaster (A-CSM).

Your Path

Grow with us.

Scrum Alliance® CSM Sessions are delivered by a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST). Becoming a CST is difficult so there are less than 300 CSTs world-wide. As such, many companies essentially rent part time CSTs. We have in-house CST capability, meaning our trainers have been further vetted.

Grow-Lean is an approved Scrum Alliance Path to Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) Provider. In addition to the CSM we are authorized to deliver advanced courses including the Advanced CSM (A-CSM), and the Certified Scrum Professional ScrumMaster (CSP-SM). So, you can start and stay with Grow-Lean.

Grow-Lean is an approved Scrum Alliance Registered Education Provider (REP), meaning that we can list and deliver continuing education classes that earn you Scrum Education Units® (SEUs).

Pre-Class Reading and Videos

Maximize your learning with preparation

Pre-reading for the your Scrum Alliance Certified ScrumMaster training.
If you have time prior to the session, you can benefit by by clicking here to check free reading material and videos.
  • Start with a short read, the Agile Manifesto and the principles behind it.
  • Spend a bit more time reading the Scrum Guide. It is thirteen light pages.
  • Have some more time, watch the Scrum Alliance videos.
  • Even more time, check the Certified ScrumMaster specific material (also specified on the same page).

Why Choose Grow-Lean

Longest tenured trainers, smaller classes and higher quality

  • Small group of elite, experienced, longest tenured, agile trainers.
  • Fair pricing, high quality.
  • Caring customer support before and after training.
  • Delivery focused get what you pay for.
  • Everything is included. Don't get surprised by hidden fees!
  • Trainers are actual practitioners. Don't trust talking heads!
  • Training material and approaches vetted by experts.
  • High quality, real, interactive training.

Immersive Classroom Experience

Virtual technologies and interactive approaches to keep it fun

We use technologies including Miro, Mural, Google Slides, Google Jam Boards and others to create an interactive training experience.

You use these technologies in breakout rooms with class peers, learning Scrum and Agile hands on.


Session Schedule

Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)


Certified ScrumMaster

Mon, 3 Oct to Tue, 4 Oct
9:00 AM to 5:30 PM (EDT)
Online - 2 days
David Bulkin

$895 US until 3 Oct
Get Discount



Certified ScrumMaster

Sat, 8 Oct to Sun, 9 Oct
9:00 AM to 5:30 PM (EDT)
Online - 2 days
Don Patti

$895 US until 8 Oct
Get Discount



Certified ScrumMaster

Mon, 10 Oct to Tue, 11 Oct
9:00 AM to 5:30 PM (EDT)
Online - 2 days
Don Patti

$895 US $495 US until 7 Oct
Get Discount



Certified ScrumMaster

Thu, 13 Oct to Fri, 14 Oct
9:00 AM to 5:30 PM (EDT)
Online - 2 days
Chris Doss

$995 US $495 US until 7 Oct
Get Discount



Certified ScrumMaster

Wed, 19 Oct to Thu, 20 Oct
9:00 AM to 5:30 PM (EDT)
Online - 2 days
Don Patti

$895 US $495 US until 7 Oct
Get Discount



Certified ScrumMaster

Mon, 24 Oct to Tue, 25 Oct
9:00 AM to 5:30 PM (EDT)
Online - 2 days
Don Patti

$895 US $495 US until 7 Oct
Get Discount



Certified ScrumMaster

Thu, 27 Oct to Fri, 28 Oct
9:00 AM to 5:30 PM (EDT)
Online - 2 days
David Bulkin

$895 US $595 US until 7 Oct
Get Discount



Certified ScrumMaster

Wed, 2 Nov to Thu, 3 Nov
9:00 AM to 5:30 PM (EDT)
Online - 2 days
David Bulkin

$895 US $595 US until 7 Oct
Get Discount



Certified ScrumMaster

Fri, 11 Nov to Sat, 12 Nov
9:00 AM to 5:30 PM (EDT)
Online - 2 days
Don Patti

$895 US $445 US until 7 Oct
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Certified ScrumMaster

Mon, 14 Nov to Tue, 15 Nov
9:00 AM to 5:30 PM (EDT)
Online - 2 days
David Bulkin

$895 US $595 US until 7 Oct
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Certified ScrumMaster

Thu, 17 Nov to Fri, 18 Nov
9:00 AM to 5:30 PM (EDT)
Online - 2 days
Don Patti

$895 US $495 US until 15 Oct
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Certified ScrumMaster

Mon, 21 Nov to Tue, 22 Nov
9:00 AM to 5:30 PM (EDT)
Online - 2 days
Chris Doss

$995 US $595 US until 15 Oct
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Certified ScrumMaster

Thu, 1 Dec to Fri, 2 Dec
9:00 AM to 5:30 PM (EDT)
Online - 2 days
David Bulkin

$895 US $595 US until 22 Oct
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Certified ScrumMaster

Mon, 12 Dec to Tue, 13 Dec
9:00 AM to 5:30 PM (EDT)
Online - 2 days
David Bulkin

$895 US $595 US until 22 Oct
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Certified ScrumMaster

Wed, 21 Dec to Thu, 22 Dec
9:00 AM to 5:30 PM (EDT)
Online - 2 days
Chris Doss

$995 US $495 US until 22 Oct
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Certified ScrumMaster

Sat, 7 Jan to Sun, 8 Jan
9:00 AM to 5:30 PM (EDT)
Online - 2 days
David Bulkin

$895 US $595 US until 22 Oct
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Date & Time Trainer / Logistics Price / Discount Details / Register
Mon, 3 Oct
9:00 AM (EDT)
 -  Tue, 4 Oct
5:30 PM (EDT)
David Bulkin
Online : 2 days
$895 US
until 3 Oct
Get Discounts
Sat, 8 Oct
9:00 AM (EDT)
 -  Sun, 9 Oct
5:30 PM (EDT)
Don Patti
Online : 2 days
$895 US
until 8 Oct
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Mon, 10 Oct
9:00 AM (EDT)
 -  Tue, 11 Oct
5:30 PM (EDT)
Don Patti
Online : 2 days
$895 US $495 US until 7 Oct
Thu, 13 Oct
9:00 AM (EDT)
 -  Fri, 14 Oct
5:30 PM (EDT)
Chris Doss
Online : 2 days
$995 US $495 US until 7 Oct
Wed, 19 Oct
9:00 AM (EDT)
 -  Thu, 20 Oct
5:30 PM (EDT)
Don Patti
Online : 2 days
$895 US $495 US until 7 Oct
Mon, 24 Oct
9:00 AM (EDT)
 -  Tue, 25 Oct
5:30 PM (EDT)
Don Patti
Online : 2 days
$895 US $495 US until 7 Oct
Thu, 27 Oct
9:00 AM (EDT)
 -  Fri, 28 Oct
5:30 PM (EDT)
David Bulkin
Online : 2 days
$895 US $595 US until 7 Oct
Wed, 2 Nov
9:00 AM (EDT)
 -  Thu, 3 Nov
5:30 PM (EDT)
David Bulkin
Online : 2 days
$895 US $595 US until 7 Oct
Fri, 11 Nov
9:00 AM (EDT)
 -  Sat, 12 Nov
5:30 PM (EDT)
Don Patti
Online : 2 days
$895 US $445 US until 7 Oct
Mon, 14 Nov
9:00 AM (EDT)
 -  Tue, 15 Nov
5:30 PM (EDT)
David Bulkin
Online : 2 days
$895 US $595 US until 7 Oct
Thu, 17 Nov
9:00 AM (EDT)
 -  Fri, 18 Nov
5:30 PM (EDT)
Don Patti
Online : 2 days
$895 US $495 US until 15 Oct
Mon, 21 Nov
9:00 AM (EDT)
 -  Tue, 22 Nov
5:30 PM (EDT)
Chris Doss
Online : 2 days
$995 US $595 US until 15 Oct
Thu, 1 Dec
9:00 AM (EDT)
 -  Fri, 2 Dec
5:30 PM (EDT)
David Bulkin
Online : 2 days
$895 US $595 US until 22 Oct
Mon, 12 Dec
9:00 AM (EDT)
 -  Tue, 13 Dec
5:30 PM (EDT)
David Bulkin
Online : 2 days
$895 US $595 US until 22 Oct
Wed, 21 Dec
9:00 AM (EDT)
 -  Thu, 22 Dec
5:30 PM (EDT)
Chris Doss
Online : 2 days
$995 US $495 US until 22 Oct
Sat, 7 Jan
9:00 AM (EDT)
 -  Sun, 8 Jan
5:30 PM (EDT)
David Bulkin
Online : 2 days
$895 US $595 US until 22 Oct