Certified Scrum Master

January 20 & 21, 2022
Live Online
Instructor: Chris Sims
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February 9 & 10, 2022
Live Online
Instructor: Chris Sims
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March 9 & 10, 2022
Live Online
Instructor: Chris Sims
Register Now

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Learn Scrum By Doing Scrum

Team estimating user stories
Agile Learning Labs’ Certified Scrum Master (CSM) workshop is organized as a series of sprints. Your guide will be Chris Sims, co-author of the best-selling book The Elements Of Scrum. You will be immersed in the principles and practices of scrum. By the end, you will have created your own agile action plan for creating a healthier, more productive work environment.

Industry Leading Certification

This workshop leads to CSM certification from the Scrum Alliance, the most widely recognized certification in the industry. There is no additional cost for the certification exam and two years of membership in the Scrum Alliance is included. Participants will earn 14 Scrum Educational Units and 14 Professional Development Units.

No PowerPoint

Not all CSM courses are created equal. Agile Learning Labs is famous for its unique style of teaching through innovative agile games and simulations. Our workshops are effective, engaging, and fun!

What To Expect

When do we start and end each day? The virtual classroom opens at 8:45 AM each day and class will begin promptly at 9:00 AM. We will end at 5:00 PM each day. We will be taking a lunch break from 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM each day.

What should I bring? Yourself.

Is there something I should read before the workshop? When you take any Agile Learning Labs scrum certification class, you will receive a copy of our book, The Elements of Scrum . This book is a field guide to the real-world application of scrum, and reading it after the training will help cement your knowledge. You can also buy a copy of the book without registering for a course, right here. In the meantime, you can read an excerpt here that chronicles a week in the life of a scrum team.

Relax, this is Agile Learning Labs, not Dunder Mifflin or Initech. We’ll be wearing jeans, and you can be, too.

I’m a PMP, will I earn precious PDUs? After completing the workshop, you will have earned 14 Professional Development Units that can be used to maintain your Project Management Professional credential from the Project Management Institute.

Students Say:

If you’re new to scrum or need certification for whatever reason, I would definitely recommend this course. I really liked the practical sessions since learning the theory is quite easy but actually getting experience is quite hard. It was both practical and fun.


Joshua Goncalves
C++ Software Engineer, Dolby Laboratories
2021


It’s hard to run a course online and to keep everyone engaged but Chris has mastered this well. There’s a great balance between talking, general interactions and break out rooms. Considering we are x-geo, Chris planned for timezones well and understood how people might feel given the certain time of the day. He gave us plenty of breaks which is a perfect way of breaking up the sessions. I really enjoyed it and the time went quickly.


Claire Bradford
Senior Manager, Dolby Laboratories
2021


One of the best parts of the training was the interactive games that maximized the chances to check my understanding of content.


Heather Rufus
Communications and Operations Consultant, Shumbashaba Community Trust
2021


Chris is knowledgeable, charismatic, and a great narrator. 16 hours passed in a blink of an eye. Chris’s professional enthusiasm is very inspirational!


Mila Zubenko
Program Specialist, J.D.Power
2021


The simulation project was one of the most enjoyable parts of the training since it allowed us to practice our learnings.


Rym Djermouni
Content Analyst/Program Manager, Yahoo! Inc.
2021


The training format was scrum, so the learning was like “on the job training.” It was well organized and well rounded. Chris answered all the questions in an easy to understand way, and made the experience very interactive.


Ramesh Naapa Sekhar
Software Development Manager, SquareTrade/Allstate
2021


I’m just starting out with scrum and this CSM was an excellent introduction. The simulated sprints were super helpful in learning how to do scrum through practice, practice, practice!


Earl Fong
Software Engineer, Soon To Be Scrum Master
2021


Five stars! The training is fun and informative. I especially enjoyed the simulation, Once Upon A Scrum.


Yan Chao
Data Warehouse Architect, San Francisco International Airport
2020


Our team really enjoyed your online Certified Scrum Master workshop. I gained a lot of great knowledge and really had fun! It was a great team bonding experience as well.


Nina Bachvarova
Software Developer, San Francisco International Airport
2020


If you’re thinking about getting your scrum certification, I can’t recommend Chris Sims enough. I had two great days (read: FUN!).


Sarah (Clevinger) Ley
WW Head of Marketing, Fitstation HP
2020


It was valuable learning, good fun, and good networking. I highly recommend it!


Amy Dexter, PhD
Coach, Defend & Publish
2020


The Agile Learning Labs CSM training is hands down one of the best professional development events I’ve attended. Having experienced your in-person classes and the virtual ones, I was impressed with how you transformed activities such as the Scrum Roles Game Show to fit the online environment. The new simulations in the online class were fun and I learned new ways to approach my work as a non-technical scrum master.


Paula Espinoza MEd.
Improvement Advisor, Marshall Street Initiatives
2020


I have to say thanks for your excellent scrum training. Our company is energized and feels far more effective after just one week.


Dave Spivack
Director of Production and Operations, Treasure8
2018


I am impressed with how you transform people and their thinking in the course of 2 days training. I have been practicing what you taught us for the past one month and I am a smiling certified scrum master now! See you again soon for my CSPO training.


Ashish Yadav
Program Manager, Cohere Technologies inc.
2016


One of the best professional training courses I’ve attended, period. Thanks, Chris!


Rishi Nayar
Director, Engineering, Sybase – SAP
2012


The CSM workshop was very helpful! We worked through many advanced topics beyond just the basics of scrum. It was incredibly applicable to our real work.


Kristen Tavelli
Software Engineer, Vertafore
2011


I came into the CSM training as an experienced agile practitioner who had very recently adopted scrum as the official process framework being used at my company. I was very pleasantly surprised with a wealth of information to confirm the things we already did well and offer many new ideas or tweaks to bring our team closer to the coveted efficiency of a “High Performing Team.” Whether you are new to the world of agile and scrum or looking for ways to revitalize and improve your team, I highly recommend any of the courses put on by Agile Learning Labs.


Todd VanHouten
Software Developer, Vertafore
2011


This was a true experience of learning by doing…. Agile Learning Labs did a terrific job of instilling the concept and practice of scrum to a class of scrum newbies in a relatively compressed two-day workshop. I came away not only as a Certified ScrumMaster, but with a lot of useful insights and the goal of elevating my organizations to the level of being true Scrum practitioners.


Drew Powers
Newsletter Editor, SF Bay PMI
2010


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