"Move beyond running Scrum Events. Grow your team by helping each member become a better version of themselves."
Arlen and David - Your Grow-Lean Trainers
You are a CSM® and you have real-world experience applying agile. Take the next step with the Grow-Lean Advanced Certified ScrumMaster (A-CSM) tolearn facilitation techniques like powerful questions; to go deep into Kanban, XP and multiple scaling models (SAFe, LeSS, S@S, FAST); to apply root cause analysis; and to improve your ability to grow your team's performance; all while improving your career. As an added bonus, if you CSM has expired, taking our session will renew it for another two years.
Not all A-CSM Sessions are equal. With many you work on your own, with little interaction. Some A-CSM sessions lack intellectual depth. In our session you gain new coaching techniques to facilitate, teach and mentor so you can leave ready to help your team and organization grow agile horizontally across role and function.
Our session is different.
Why choose our training? You get...
Plus, you will laugh! We provide edutainment so that you have energy that drives retention.
Early Bird Discount
Able to register in advance?
Out of Pocket Discount
Have to pay from your own wallet and won't be reimbursed by any third party?
Bringing friends or colleagues to the same session?
Get 5% off for each public session, over $500, you took with us, up to 25%.
Suffering an economic hardship and able to provide an unemployment notice or separation agreement?
Are you a full-time student attending college and looking to make yourself more marketable upon graduation?
Military / Veteran Discount
Are you active duty military or a veteran?
Be careful of the company you pick. With Grow-Lean everything is covered including the certification fees and renewal of your CSM license if it has expired. There are no surprise costs when you register or accept your license.
As an added bonuses you get practice quizzes, 1-on-1 time with your trainer, you can take the class again for free within 120 days. You receive additional discounts off of your next session, including the Certified Scrum Professional ScrumMaster (CSP-SM).
The topics are covered in an advanced manner. For example, for the Scrum Events we review multiple patterns, allowing you to identify a variation appropriate for your environment. For example, you can do a Daily Scrum column-by-column, right to left instead of person-by-person to focus on getting a small number of items all the way to done.
If you need a refresh on you CSM, talk to us about a discounted package of CSM plus A-CSM, but don't worry if you CSM is expired as it will automatically be renewed.
We start with powerful questions so we can apply them throughout the session. We briefly review the basics, then we go deep into a number of topics, such as practically applying empirical approaches, differences between scaling models like SAFe, LeSS and FAST, how to move beyond proximate cause with root cause analysis, etc.
In all cases, instead of pure theory, we make the topics tangible so you can employ them in your workplace.
By taking the session, you earn the chance to become a Advanced Certified ScrumMaster (A-CSM) as long as you meet requirements for work experience (one year as a ScrumMaster) and have a CSM (note your CSM does not need to be active).
The advanced certification will differentiate you, but more importantly, the deep learning will allow you to interview with confidence and apply advanced techniques in the work place.
As an advanced class we go beyond Scrum and cover how to grow with practices from other agile frameworks:
Don't stop at Scrum. Come to this session and learn how to apply ideas from a variety of frameworks.
Grow-Lean: 100% live, interactive, session
Others: Watch videos and work alone
Grow-Lean: Trainer has 20 years agile experience
Others: Trainer has much less agile experience
Grow-Lean: Trainer who still builds product
Others: Trainer who talks about building
Grow-Lean: Lots of advanced material
Others: CSM with some new material
Grow-Lean: Leave with actionable ideas
Others: Leave with vague concepts
You might remember taking your CSM Exam. Although there is no exam for the A-CSM or CSP-SM you can still get significant benefit from our quizzes as the review the CSM material and go beyond, covering advanced topics.
If you have time prior to the session use them as a refresher. Or perhaps, during the session you notice some weak spots and review the quizzes post class to fill in the knowledge gaps.
For both virtual an in person events, we keep the training interactive.