Professional Development & Continuing Education Programs

Certified Scrum Master (CSM) Training

Certified Scrum Master (CSM) Training: 

This certification course is an immersive exploration of the agile mindset, and associated business benefits. The program is intended both for agile newcomers and experienced practitioners wanting a new perspective. You learn the WHY behind agile methods, such as better customer satisfaction, better visibility, better morale, and other drivers. You also gain hands-on experience using the Scrum framework, the most common approach to HOW to achieve agility. 

Learn techniques such as: 

  • Agile manifesto 

  • Daily SCRUMs 

  • Sprints and Scrum Masters 

  • Definition of done 

  • Backlogs and burndowns

  • Shippable increment


Class Format: 

The course uses multi-modal learning with video, story telling, dialog, and kinetic activities. This use of hands-on practice and real-world examples boosts knowledge acquisition and retention.

Class Schedule: 

The Agenda is aligned to the certification learning objectives defined by the Scrum Alliance. However, the course features a dynamic prioritization based on the needs of the group. This way, participants get double value of required core knowledge, as well as custom topics. 

Monday, April 1 | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm  

Required Topics 

  • Agile Manifesto 

  • Benefit of Increments 

  • Iterative Thinking 

  • SCRUM Framework 

  • Roles and Responsibilities  

Tuesday, April 2 | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm  

Ala Carte Topics 

  • Product Backlog 

  • Forecasting Budget & Scheduling 

  • Project Simulation 

  • Efficient Productive Teams 

  • Quality 


Case studies and research show agile methods promote more visibility, faster time to market with better quality products, while increasing adaptability and visibility at the same time. But these results come from unconventional practices like self organization, cross-disciplinary teams, small increments, and frequent inspection. These practices do not come naturally. You need training.


With nearly 1 Million holders, the Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) program is the most popular beginner-level agile certification in the industry.  For continuing credits, the program offers 16 PMI PDUs and 16 Scrum Alliance SEUs

Course Materials

The course pricing includes all course materials, exam fees, and breakfast and lunch on both days. 

Registration Fees: 

  • Regular/Early Registration: $1,095 
  • Late Registration (3/18 – 3/31): $1,295 
  • Discount: 10% for all Agile Lean Summit attendees


Jesse Fewell is an author, coach, and trainer who helps senior leaders from from Boston to Bangalore transform their teams and organizations. As a project management pioneer, he founded the original PMI Agile Community of Practice, co-created the PMI-ACP® agile certification, and co-authored the Agile Practice Guide®. A global entrepreneur and the founder of, he has distilled his experiences in the handbook “Can You Hear Me Now: Working with Global, Distributed, Virtual Teams”. A graduate of Johns Hopkins University, he is a double-certified leadership coach and an accredited instructor with four distinct agile certification bodies.