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Certified Scrum Master (CSM)

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


The Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Master® (CSM) Certification is the first, most trusted, and most respected certification in the agile community. If you are looking to become a CSM, our course is a starting point of your journey or your reflection point, if you are already an experienced practitioner.

For experienced practitioners, validate your experience and gain cutting-edge techniques that will improve your skill set.

For beginners, get exposure to the mindset and principles of agility to 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, which you can take from any computer or smartphone with Internet access. After passing the test, you will be a Certified Scrum Master®. More importantly, you will be better positioned to grow agile in your organization and advance your career.

Certified Scrum Master Sessions

List of Currently Scheduled Public Certified Scrum Master Sessions


REGISTER REQUEST Tue 10/23 - Wed 10/24 Plymouth Meeting , PA $1,295 N/A
REGISTER REQUEST Sat 10/27 - Sun 10/28 Edison , NJ $1,295 $1,145 ends on 10/19
REGISTER REQUEST Sat 11/3 - Sun 11/4 Sterling, VA $1,295 $1,145 ends on 10/19
REGISTER REQUEST Tue 11/6 - Wed 11/7 King of Prussia, PA $1,295 $1,145 ends on 10/19
REGISTER REQUEST Tue 11/13 - Wed 11/14 Edison, NJ $1,295 $1,095 ends on 10/19
REGISTER REQUEST Sat 11/17 - Sun 11/18 Edison, NJ $1,295 $1,095 ends on 10/26
REGISTER REQUEST Sat 12/1 - Sun 12/2 Sterling, VA $1,295 $995 ends on 10/26
REGISTER REQUEST Mon 12/10 - Tue 12/11 Plymouth Meeting, PA $1,295 $995 ends on 11/5
REGISTER REQUEST Sat 12/15 - Sun 12/16 Edison, NJ $1,295 $995 ends on 11/9
REGISTER REQUEST Mon 12/17 - Tue 12/18 Edison, NJ $1,295 $995 ends on 11/9
REGISTER REQUEST Mon 12/17 - Tue 12/18 Sterling, VA $1,295 $995 ends on 11/12
REGISTER REQUEST Thu 1/3 - Fri 1/4 Edison, NJ $1,295 $995 ends on 11/28
REGISTER REQUEST Sat 1/5 - Sun 1/6 Edison, NJ $1,295 $995 ends on 12/1
REGISTER REQUEST Sat 1/12 - Sun 1/13 Sterling, VA $1,295 $995 ends on 12/7
REGISTER REQUEST Mon 1/21 - Tue 1/22 Plymouth Meeting , PA $1,295 $995 ends on 12/17
REGISTER REQUEST Sat 1/26 - Sun 1/27 Edison, NJ $1,295 $995 ends on 12/21
REGISTER REQUEST Mon 1/28 - Tue 1/29 Edison, NJ $1,295 $995 ends on 12/24
REGISTER REQUEST Sat 2/9 - Sun 2/10 King of Prussia, PA $1,295 $995 ends on 1/4
REGISTER REQUEST Thu 2/21 - Fri 2/22 Edison (Guaranteed to Run), NJ $1,295 $995 ends on 1/16
REGISTER REQUEST Sat 2/23 - Sun 2/24 Edison (Weekend), NJ $1,295 $995 ends on 1/18
REGISTER REQUEST Sat 3/2 - Sun 3/3 Sterling, VA $1,295 $995 ends on 1/25
REGISTER REQUEST Tue 3/12 - Wed 3/13 Plymouth Meeting, PA $1,295 $995 ends on 2/5
REGISTER REQUEST Sat 3/23 - Sun 3/24 Edison (Weekend), NJ $1,295 $995 ends on 2/15
REGISTER REQUEST Mon 3/25 - Tue 3/26 Edison , NJ $1,295 $995 ends on 2/18
REGISTER REQUEST Sat 3/30 - Sun 3/31 Sterling, VA $1,295 $995 ends on 2/22

Public Training Discounts

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

There are number of discounts set aside for each session for Grow-Lean Training alumni, those registering early, groups of three or more, for the unemployed, and in a limited number of cases, for those paying on their own.

Make your request early as there are specific 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

Save money by registering early, with great rates applying when you register five or more weeks prior to the session.
  • Early-bird can be combined with an alumni discount, but does not combine with any other discount.
  • You do not have to request an early-bird.
  • Early-bird discounts expire, so use them while they are available.
Alumni Discount
Previous attendees of Grow-Lean Training Certified Training can get a discounted price that can be combined with the early bird.
  • Available to prior attendees of Grow-Lean Certified Training.
  • Cannot be combined with discounts other than early-bird.
  • Can be combined with early-bird, so it benefits you to register in advance.
A group discount is available for three or more people registering together for the session.
  • Grow-Lean will evaluate the request based on the number of attendees.
  • The more attendees, the larger the discount.
  • Cannot be combined with other discounts.
A limited number of self-pay discounts, worth up to $200 off, of regular registration rate (I.E. full price).
  • Cannot be combined with other discounts.
  • For use by those that work for an employer that does not reimburse for training.
  • Early-bird rate is usually lower, so check that first.
Up to 40% off, of regular registration price, for those collecting unemployment benefits.
  • Not combinable with any other discount.
  • Submit a copy of state unemployment compensation document.
  • Register early as supplies are limited.

Find Out About Discount for a Class

Discounts are specific to a session.

  • 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 discount, other than early-bird, click the "REQUEST" button for the class you are interested in.
  • Review the discounts for the session.
  • Click the link for the appropriate discount (or find another class).
  • Provide the data required for the discount.
  • Click the "submit" button.

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: Scrum Master, 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 to Help You Pass

Pass the exam with confidence

Practice ExamThere is a certifying exam that you must pass to obtain your Certified Scrum Master 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. If you want, you can take the exam immediately after class. If you want to wait you have 90 days.

We don't have you take the exam during class because we believe your time is better spent learning what will help you perform on the job and what will get you the job. The workshop will provide the knowledge you need to pass. You can use our free practice exam, and reading resources, to further prepare for the exam.

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

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


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
  • Scrum Master
  • Resource Allocation
  • Team Workspaces
  • Distributed Teams
  • Scaling Scrum Teams

Building the Agile Enterprise



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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