Find out more about the Certified Scrum Professional - Scrum Master.

Certified Scrum Professional - Scrum Master (CSP-SM)

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Arlen and David - Your Grow-Lean Trainers


Certified Scrum Professional - Scrum Master

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The Certified Scrum Professional Scrum Master, aka the CSP-SM, is the final path on the Scrum Master Path to CSP. You leave with actionable steps to improve your workplace. Additionally, by completing this session you are positioned for guide level certifications and allowed to deliver the Scrum Foundations Session (part of Beta program).

What You Learn

Agenda for the sessoin.

  • Lean Thinking
    Explore the lean principles that underpin key aspects of agile methods to apply them to a variety of real-world situations ranging from product design and portfolio management to team structures and organizational change management.
  • Advanced Agile Facilitation
    Experience a range of different facilitation techniques that can be used to foster effective individual, team and stakeholder interactions, addressing common issues like power dynamics and role disparities.
  • Advanced Agile Coaching
    Investigate how organizational development, professional coaching and personality modeling techniques can be blended to amplify your coaching effectiveness.
  • Team Dynamics & Effectiveness
    Drive self-management of team and organization, practicing techniques for dealing with difficult situations.
  • Starting New Agile Teams
    Craft measurable goals, integrate new team members and launch with everyone on the same page.
  • Software Craftsmanship
    Learn about advanced agile engineering techniques and ways to introduce and promote them within your teams.
  • Coaching the Developers
    Find out how to connect team members beyond the basic transactional level, creating closer connections and higher trust.
  • Coaching the Product Owner
    Use techniques like value stream and customer journey mapping to align Product Owners and teams against tangible goals and manage risky product assumptions.
  • Organizational Development
    Learn how to visualize a complex adaptive system like your organization and run defensible experiments to improve it.
  • Scaling
    Learn how to scale pragmatically with a proper balance of forward planning and adaptive approaches.
  • Scrum Mastery
    Plot your next step as a ScrumMaster with input from the instructor and your peers!


Hands-On Certified Scrum Professional - ScrumMaster

Complete the Scrum Alliance’s ScrumMaster Path to Certified Scrum Professional (CSP).

  • You leave with practical techniques to address your work challenges.
  • You are positioned for journey to guide level certifications including the Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), Certified Team Coach (CTC) and Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC). These certifications are highly respected in the agile community and at present, less than a 1,000 people world wide have reached the guide level.
  • If you are in North America you can enroll in the Beta Program to deliver the Scrum Foundations class in your company.

You will...

  • Experience a blend of exercises, real-world case studies, engaging games, short videos and more.
  • Oscillate between theory and application to illustrate the wide gulf between what is possible in truly agile teams and organizations and the way that they often perform in today’s business environments.
  • Leave ready to take your team to the next level through pragmatic tips and stories of transformation from the instructor’s two decades of consulting experience, as well as learning from often equally experienced fellow students.

Why Choose This Session

Because you get deep, real learning in an interactive environment

  1. Deep discussion and learning.
  2. A 100% live collaborative session.
  3. Meaningful answers to questions.
  4. Case studies and real-life examples.

Plus, you will laugh! We provide edutainment so that you have energy that drives retention.

There are no hidden cost or expenses. Everything is covered including the certification fees. You get practice quizzes to use before and after class as well as 1-on-1 mentoring with your trainer.

As an added bonus you can take the class again for free within 120 days. You can also take advantage of additional discount off of a different session (like CSPO).

Session Schedule

Certified Scrum Professional - Scrum Master (CSP-SM)

Two Days - Live Online Classroom
Trainer: Arlen Bankston
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM (EST)
USD 1,495
Two Days Live Online
valid till 10 Dec
Arlen Bankston
$125 a month or less
9:00 AM (EST)
5:30 PM (EST)
1,495 USD
valid till 10 Dec
Two Days - Live Online Classroom
Trainer: Arlen Bankston
USD 1,495
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM (EST)
USD 1,195
Two Days Live Online
valid till 9 Dec
Arlen Bankston
$100 a month or less
9:00 AM (EST)
5:30 PM (EST)
USD 1,495 USD 1,195
valid till 9 Dec
Two Days - Live Online Classroom
Trainer: Arlen Bankston
USD 1,495
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM (EST)
USD 1,095
Two Days Live Online
valid till 24 Dec
Arlen Bankston
$91 a month or less
9:00 AM (EST)
5:30 PM (EST)
USD 1,495 USD 1,095
valid till 24 Dec

Training Discounts

Are you a student, a veteran, unemployed, an alumni, paying out of pocket or registering a group? Claim your Grow-Lean discount now!

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 Discount
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Out of Pocket

Out of Pocket Discount
Have to pay from your own wallet and won't be reimbursed by any third party?


Group Discount
Bringing friends or colleagues to the same session?


Alumni Discount
Get 5% off for each public session, over $500, you took with us, up to 25%.


Hardship Discount
Suffering an economic hardship and able to provide an unemployment notice or separation agreement?


Student Discount
Are you a full-time student attending college and looking to make yourself more marketable upon graduation?

Military / Veteran

Military / Veteran Discount
Are you active duty military or a veteran?

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.

What You Earn

Your CSP-SM if you meet requirements outlined below

By taking the session you become a Certified Scrum Professional Scrum Master (CSP-SM) if you:

  • Have an A-CSM Certification.
  • Can validate at lest 24 months in the role of Scrum Master over the last five years.

The CSP-SM will differentiate you as very few have reached this level. Just as importantly it provides deep learning to:

  • Apply advanced techniques in the work place.
  • Interview with confidence if you are looking.

Go Beyond Scrum

As an advanced class we 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.

  • XP and DevOps: Engineering practices to continuously deliver quality.
  • SAFe®, LeSS® Scrum@Scale®: Disciplined Agile®: Align multiple teams on one endeavor.
  • Kanban: Limit WIP, increase focus and create flow.
  • Lean: Apply the mindset from the mother of agile.
  • Lean Startup®: Apply build-measure-learn loops to pivot the business case and improve outcomes.

Immersive Classroom Experience

A mix of technologies and interactive approaches

For both virtual an in person events, we keep the training interactive.

  • Virtual: We use Zoom as the core virtual technology and we use Mural as virtual space where we run exercises, and play educational games, resulting in an interactive session.
  • In Person: We use a number of exercise in person events. We also use additional technologies such as Mural, Miro or Google Docs as a virtual white board to keep the session interactive.

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.