Certified Scrum Master

June 12 & 13, 2024
9 AM to 5 PM Pacific Time
Live Online
$699 Regular Price
$350 for Job Seekers
Instructor: Chris Sims
Register Now
Four 4-Hour Sessions
July 11, 18, 25 & Aug 1, 2024
9 AM to 1 PM Pacific Time
Live Online
$699 Regular Price
$350 for Job Seekers
Instructor: Chris Sims
Register Now

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 also earn 16 Scrum Educational Units from the Scrum Alliance and 14 Professional Development Units from the Project Management Institute.

No Death By 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 15 minutes prior to start time each day. Full day workshops generally run 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Pacific time, with a lunch break from 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM.

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.

Students Say:

Season was able to facilitate and also use the chat box. It encourages being able to use both ways of communicating which feels so important when you’re an introverted person in a quiet group! Chris differentiated without being patronizing, recognizing people in the group had different knowledge levels. I felt supported. The knowledge and understanding (penny drop moment) during the scrum simulation put into context all the theories I’ve learned in the past & was incredible. Both facilitators did great at getting a small quiet group to come together – allowing space/pause when needed but knowing when to step in so the group didn’t feel like they were flailing.

Lauren Moore
Consultant and Mentor

Season did a wonderful job of breaking the material down into small consumable pieces. Chris did a great job making the course engaging and entertaining. The entire course was excellent. The training materials were valuable during learning and will be excellent references for the future. I enjoyed that the learning was engaging and modeled situations you encounter in your typical project lifecycle. Chris was magnificent. Thank you for making the course content relatable, patience, and guidance.

Jessica Rivera
Scrum Master

Besides the class being extremely engaging, informative and filled with very great information, Season has a great personality and is extremely knowledgeable. The way she explains things is easy to understand and makes sense. Chris is excellent and their delivery and knowledge of Scrum is impeccable. I can’t speak highly enough about their teaching skills and the class was absolutely wonderful. Interactive breakout sessions and the building a product exercise was excellent. Keep on doing this as you are making learning about scrum fun and interactive!

Mike Del Santo
QA Lead, Dolby

Chris’ attitude and obvious amazing aptitude for training were infectious, they have an incredible way of bringing together strangers in easy, small ways that I really appreciated. Chris has mastered the art of zoom training! Having Season join during the actual sprint simulation was a great extra piece of energy and way to tackle the materials.

Chrissy Kidd
SEO Manager, Splunk

Great Socratic method, encouraging involvement for all participants and I feel well equipped for the test!

Bill Thomas
Web QA Engineer, Gearbox Publishing

My organization has sent colleagues through this course before and they have all rated it as highly as I have: 5 out of 5. The number of short breaks and the diversity of games, breakouts and tasks kept things fresh and interesting.

Mike Madelin
HR Operations Senior Program Manager, Equinix

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 getting actual experience is quite hard. It was both practical and fun.

Joshua Goncalves
C++ Software Engineer, Dolby Laboratories

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

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

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

Mila Zubenko
Program Specialist, J.D.Power

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Amy Dexter, PhD
Coach, Defend & Publish

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

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

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.

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

Rishi Nayar
Director, Engineering, Sybase – SAP

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

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

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

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