Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)

"Understand how to apply a collaborative, evidence based approach, to your development efforts."

Arlen, Chris, David and Don - Your Grow-Lean Trainers

Overview of Grow-Lean Certified ScrumMaster®

The Certified ScrumMaster®, a.k.a. the CSM, was the world's fist agile certification and still the most popular. It covers Scrum events (similar to meeting but more action focused), roles and artifacts (the things created), as well as the larger agile mindset. If you are new to agile or want to expedite your agile journey take a CSM with Grow-Lean.

Certified ScrumMaster Details

Many trainers teach theory, not practice, because they have not been involved in creating products. With little 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!

Upcoming Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) Sessions

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Mon 12/6 9:00 AM (EST)  -  Tue 12/7 5:30 PM (EST) Live Online* $995 until 12/6 Get Info      Register   
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Please use the on-line interface for requesting a discount as described in the "Request a Discount" tab prior to contacting us so we have your required information.

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Early Bird

Early Bird

Combines With: Alumni, Group, Hardship, Out of Pocket, Student, Veterans, Senior


Able to register in advance? Use the discount that combines with most everything. If you are not combining the discount there is no need to request it, just register. For combinations, request the other discount.

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Out of Pocket

Combines With: Alumni, Early Bird


Have to pay from your own wallet and won't be reimbursed by any third party? Then an out of pocket discount makes sense for you.

Group

Group

Combines With: Early Bird


Bringing friends or colleagues to the same session? The more you bring the larger the discount. You can register all at one time or everyone can register themselves.

Alumni

Alumni

Combines With: Everything!


Get 5% off for each public session you took with us, up to 25%. Automatically combines with Super and Regular Early Birds, just register.

If you qualify for any other categories request the alumni discount and provide an explanation to receive the maximum savings.

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Hardship

Combines With: Super Early Bird, Early Bird, Alumni


Suffering an economic hardship or collecting unemployment benefits and able to provide proof such as an unemployment notice or separation agreement? Then the hardship discount, which is the lowest possible price, is right for you.

Student

Student

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Are you a full-time student attending college and looking to make yourself more marketable upon graduation? If so take advantage of a student discount.

Veteran

Veteran

Combines With: Early Bird


Are you active duty military or a veteran? Looking to expand your skill set and market yourself. If so, take advantage of a veteran discount.

Combine Discounts

  • Early bird combines with all discounts.
  • You can add another: group, out of pocket, hardship or student.
  • If you are a Grow-Lean alumni, you can get early bird and alumni, plus one of: out of pocket, hardship or student. To do so, request an alumni discount and explain your situation.

Exam, Guaranteed to Help You Pass

Woman Studying for Scrum Alliance Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) Practice Exam
  • 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
  • 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.

What You Learn in the CSM...

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.

A representative agenda is shown.

...What You Earn in the CSM

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.

Start and Continue Your CSM Journey with Grow-Lean

Scrum Alliance® CSM Sessions can only be delivered by a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST). Becoming a CST is difficult and there are less than 300 CSTs world-wide, so many companies essential rent part time CSTs. We have in-house CST capability so 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

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...

  • Small group of elite, experienced trainers.
  • Fair pricing, high quality.
  • Caring customer support before and after your training.
  • Delivery focused, not sales focused. You get what you paid for.
  • Everything is included. Don't get surprised by hidden fees!
  • Free retake within 120 days for any session at same or lower price.
  • Our trainers are actual practitioners. Don't trust talking heads!
  • Training material and approaches vetted by experts.

Practice Exams

  • 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.

Immersive classroom exercises...

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.