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Certified ScrumMaster®
1/13/2018 12:00:00 AM Grow-Lean LLC Hyatt House Sterling Dulles Airport North 45520 Dulles Plaza Sterling (weekend) VA 20166 United States of America 38.9777955 -77.4264364 1295


Grow-Lean LLC


  • Course

    Date: 13-14 January, 2018
    Location: Sterling (weekend), VA, United States of America

    Regular Price: $1,295

    Session Time: 09:00 AM to 5:30 PM each day

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    Have Fun, Learn a Lot, Immediate Access to Certification Exam

    The Scrum Alliance Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM) Certification is the most well-established and respected cert in the Agile Community. It is often the starting point on a journey towards agility or a reflection point for experienced agilists. Grow-Lean®’s CSM is delivered as a fun, interactive, hands-on, workshop.

    You can take the certifying exam immediately after the class and you will be a Certified ScrumMaster® after passing the exam. More importantly, you will be better able to implement or grow agile in your organization and advance your career.

    You will learn how the Scrum framework can dramatically improve time to market, quality, employee satisfaction, customer value and company ROI. You will also learn that every organization, team and individual needs to take a different path 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: ScrumMaster, Product Owner, Development 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.

    • Extreme Programming: Scrum superset for engineering excellence, including Test Driven Development, refactoring (keeping a code base clean) and pair working.
    • ES, LeSS, SAFe®: Scaling frameworks 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 learnings.

    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.

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    Your Facilitator

    David Bulkin

    Since 1984 I have been developing software. I started my agile journey in 2001 when our JP Morgan Chase eBanking Team was coached by Kent Beck, a manifesto signatory, and creator of Extreme Programming (XP).

    I have trained almost ten thousand people on agile, including Scrum, SAFe®, XP, Lean, Kanban and Lean Startup™. I have real-world industry experience at companies ranging from small business to global giants. In my career I have written many thousand of lines of code, thousands of test cases, managed a 150 plus projects, and managed teams ranging in size from 8 to 100+.

    My experience in the trenches ensures you get practical, real-world, insight that you can immediately apply (instead of dogmatic theory).

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    A limited number of discounts are reserved for each class. If you are eligible for multiple discounts, choose the one that works best for you, as they cannot be combined.

    Early Bird: Save $300, pay $995 by registering at least five weeks in advance. Cannot be combined with other discounts.

    Group: Group discounts are available for a minimum of three attendees at a session.

    Self Pay: $200 off regular registration, if you missed early bird discount and you will not be reimbursed by your company.

    Unemployment Discount: From 20% to 40% off regular registration, if you are actively collecting state unemployment benefit and can provide a copy of a recent unemployment claim.

    All discounts other than early bird discount must be approved prior to registering.

    The best way to find out about, request, or use a discount is to click the button below or email us to learn more.

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    Certification Exam, We Guarantee to Help You Pass

    There is a certifying exam that you must pass to obtain your Certified ScrumMaster® designation. All of the exam fees are included; there is no additional cost to become certified.

    You can take the exam immediately after class on day two, or anytime within 60 days post class. You take it from any Internet connected smartphone / computer without going to a testing center.

    You will use our free practice exam to reinforce the knowledge acquired in class. The actual exam is 35 multiple choice questions. You will need to answer 24 correctly.

    David will collaborate with you until you pass the exam.



    What's Included

    • Access to take the certifying exam immediately after the class (no additional fee)
    • Certification as a Certified ScrumMaster®, with the Scrum Alliance, after passing exam
    • Two year membership in the Scrum Alliance
    • Professionally printed, high quality, color course materials including: spiral bound course book, Scrum Reference card, Practice Exam and Fill in the Blank Workbook
    • 16 PDUs towards PMI® continuing certification requirements
    • 16 SEUs towards Scrum Alliance certification requirements
    • Continental breakfast, lunch, snacks and beverages
    • Free follow up discussion with the instructor if you need assistance


    Bring a Training to Your Location

    Have a group of sixteen or more? Talk to us about a private session at your site. Benefits of onsite training, at your location, include saving travel time / money and the ability to customize the event to your specific needs.

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    Grow-Lean® takes pride in delivering the highest quality training experience. We have included a small set of feedback comments from private and public clients.



    David is a highly engaging, knowledgeable Agile trainer with lots of real life experience to share from his ongoing coaching. He is very approachable and has a good sense of humor. His 2-day Product Owner course was very educational and fun. I did the weekend workshop in Edison, NJ on Dec 3-4. We had 20 people from 19 different companies. Half of the group had taken his Scrum Master class within the past year, so that speaks to how much they value him as a trainer. I look forward to maintaining connections with David and many of the new friends I met during this interactive class. I highly recommend David.

    Sandy Ritchey


    David is a phenomenal trainer and would highly recommend him to anyone. My whole perspective of agile and working with any teams or projects has been changed to a whole new level. I am very fortunate to have him train me and feel fully prepared to apply good agile practice anywhere. Thank you David for the 2 day course training!!!

    Carly Dulay


    I attended David's Scrum Master training session in Edison, NJ and the training was well worth it! Everything he taught and talked about will be useful and he helps to make sure you understand the material so you can adapt it into your own work environment. Thanks for the laughs and knowledge over the two day training course. I highly recommend attending one of David's session.

    Marquis Murden


    I attended a Certified Scrum Product Owner class taught by David. He did a great job in bringing the theory of the Agile process to life using real-life examples. He also provided opportunity for everyone in the class to interject their own organization's challenges to the discussion and demonstrated how the Agile approach could be applied. I learned more from the class than I had anticipated and commend David on his approach. Great job!

    Owen Strouse


    Thank you for the wonderful class this weekend. I certainly enjoyed every bit of it. Your passion in the classroom is so contagious that makes learning a lot more fun--thank you!

    Nincis Asencio


    Thank you very much for allowing me to attend the ScrumMaster training. You have certainly achieved black diamond skills in delivering this course.

    I feel like I benefited greatly from the experience. The part of the course that touched on the fact that software development must be implemented in a way that supports agile, was of particular interest to me. One big thing architecture, (the opposite of loosely couple – highly cohesive) does not support incremental changes. Design patterns and service oriented architecture; however, would support agile.

    Driving home an understanding of the essence of agile was of great value.

    You have always been impressive professional; however, this weekend I came to realize you are among the industry leaders in your area.



    I attended David's CSM class and it was the best training class I have ever attended. David's Agile knowledge is impressive, he knows how to get you to thoroughly grasp the concepts by using real world examples and in class he challenges you by actively participating in a Scrum.

    I highly recommend David!

    Brett Lewinski


    I attended David's CSM course in Edison, NJ and it was, by far, one of the top 10 things I have done during my career in the software development industry. David's presentation of Scrum concepts was engaging, specific, descriptive, and actionable. One of my favorite elements of the course was the way David consistently tied the Scrum concepts we were learning to real world examples. He also did a great job of explaining how Scrum can be applied in the corporate world despite organizational pressures and fear of the methodology. David also did a great job of providing the tools needed to continue growing and learning outside of his course. I was so pleased with David's training that I decided to take the CSPO training that he provided as well - though there is some overlap in the two courses I knew that David's insight would prove invaluable and it has.

    I would recommend David to anyone that wants to understand more about software development and Scrum - I can't wait for David to offer another course that I could take from him in the future!

    Steven Tarcza II


    Our company hired David for three days of Scrum/Agile training. Even before the training began, I knew we had chosen the right person for the job.

    I had numerous discussions with David in advance, so that he could tailor his training to our specific environment and needs. The training he provided was informative, fun, and kept everyone wanting more! David's passion and dedication to providing exceptional training were evident throughout every minute of the training, and we can definitely attribute our success in Agile to the training we received from him!

    Jerry Zeitler


    I took CSPO Training with David in Herndon, VA and it was truly the most useful and best delivered training I’ve had to date! He did an amazing job customizing the content to make it light and yet extremely relevant to the nature of our work. Not only did I gain a much better understanding of the idea and purpose of Agile, but I now have a different view of my role on the scrum team and how my work can contribute to the overall vision of the organization.

    David is an expert at what he does. He knows how to engage the audience and make you think out of the box.

    The real life examples and jokes were priceless!

    Two days well spent!

    Olesja Ossipenko


    David is an exceptional Agile trainer & presenter and I will highly recommend him to anyone. I attended his CSPO and CSM course. He is energetic and engaging and always open for feedback/ suggestions to make learning simple and fun. The best thing about David is that he is always available for you. I remember calling him after 8 months and was surprised to see how he still remembered that class. He was on his vacation but still took some time out to discuss few Agile concepts with me.

    I salute his dedication.

    Anoop Ranjan


    David is an excellent instructor!

    It's a gift whenever you have and instructor that has real world experiences and combining with what may appear theoretical.

    I appreciated David's ability to make it real for us.



    David Bulkin is the best instructor that I've had and I've had many. He is dynamic, energetic, to the point and extremely knowledgable.
    I'm positive that taking this course and getting my certification will lock down a position for me.

    A new career! Exciting!

    Thank you!




    To find out more about the certification requirements and to otherwise prepare for the session you will benefit by doing preparatory reading. We have a small list of pre-work, and don't expect you to read everything, but please review what you can, depending on the time you have available.  

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    All CSM courses are taught by Trainers approved by the Scrum Alliance. Taking a CSM course, passing the CSM test, and accepting the license agreement designates you as a Certified ScrumMaster, which indicates that you have been introduced to and understand the basic concepts you need to perform as a ScrumMaster or team member on a Scrum team. This course also satisfies two elements of the CSD track: Scrum Introduction and Elective.

  • Details

    Date: 13-14 January, 2018
    Location: Sterling (weekend), VA, United States of America

    Hyatt House Sterling Dulles Airport North
    45520 Dulles Plaza
    Sterling (weekend), VA 20166 United States of America

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    Regular Price: $1,295


    Cancellation Policy

    A full refund will be issued for cancellation requests that Grow-Lean receives 16 or more days prior to the scheduled event, except when an American Express credit card is being used for payment. An additional 5% fee of the total transaction will be applied. This additional fee for American Express credit card applies irrespective of when the cancellation is requested.


    A $75 charge will apply for a change request that Grow-Lean receives seven (7) to fifteen (15) days prior to the scheduled event.


    No refunds will be issued for a change request that Grow-Lean receives less than seven (7) days prior to the scheduled event start date. However, we will credit the amount paid toward a future event. Attending a future event will incur an additional $150 transfer fee.


    To cancel, email us. After sending the email call 609. 975.9294 during normal business hours (9:00 AM EST to 5:30 PM EST).


    Grow-Lean reserves the right to cancel an event at any time based on insufficient enrollment or unforeseen events such as illness or inclement weather. Class cancellation notice will be provided via email and/or phone call, and a full refund will be issued promptly.


    We try to avoid cancellations. If we cancel less than sixteen (16) days prior to the scheduled event start date, due to low enrollment, we will refund your money or provide you a $150 discount towards a transfer into another one of our upcoming events.

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