Leading SAFe® 4.6 Weekend, March 23-24 Edison, NJ

Edison, New Jersey
Saturday, March 23, 2019

Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) Workshop

Trainer: David Bulkin
Phone: +1.609.975.9294
Email: Support@Grow-Lean.com
Date: March 25-26 2017
Duration: 2 days
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Location: Crowne Plaza Edison
2055 Lincoln Highway
Edison, New Jersey 08817
(732) 287-3500

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. Grow-Lean’s CSM is delivered as a fun, interactive, hands-on, workshop.

At the end of the session you will be registered with the Scrum Alliance to take the certifying exam.  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.

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 needs to take a different path on the road to agility.
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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, 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 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.

Your Facilitators

David Bulkin

David BulkinSince 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 several 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, and managed teams of 8 to 100+, making it possible to deliver practical training that you can immediately apply in your job.

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

Click here to review David's LinkedIn Profile.

Certification Exam, Guaranteed Pass

Practice Exam
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.

Immediately, after class, you will be registered with the Scrum Alliance to take the exam.  You can take it that day from any Internet connected computer and must complete it within 60 days post class.

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

  • Practice exam
  • Free access (no additional charge) to take the certifying exam
  • Certification as a Certified ScrumMaster™, with the Scrum Alliance, after passing 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 the instructor if you need assistance
  • 16 PDUs towards PMI™ continuing certification requirements
  • 16 SEUs towards Scrum Alliance certification requirements
  • Continental breakfast, lunch, snacks and beverages


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.


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!


We hired David to assist our product managers and business analysts with Scrum, specifically in the role of product owner. Our team had been given basic scrum training but no real training in the role of the product owner and the importance of it.

David was an excellent agile trainer. He brought a wealth of agile experience and knowledge to our class.

He shared a very good overview of the agile process, but then focused on the product owner role. He took our real world projects and assisted us in getting them into the scrum process, especially in the area of user stories.

With David’s training our team now understands what their role is in the scrum process. They are also using tools and tips they received from David to assist them in their scrum teams.

I recommend David as an agile instructor.


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!


My company hired David for a 3 day Agile training session. He is very friendly, intelligent and an exciting speaker. If you want no-nonsense, highly relevant Agile training then David is the right choice. He brings a fresh perspective and isn't afraid to point out the "intellectual hand waving" that is sometimes present with Agile development methodologies.


I attended David's Certified ScrumMaster course during March 2013. I found him to be a great presenter and trainer. He places great value on ensuring his students get the most out of the training course, even going so far as to stay back in his own time after the course to discuss the topics covered.

The course was well structured and he provided real life examples to reinforce the training materials. I found this to be helpful and I intend to utilize the concepts learned during the course within my organisation.

I would recommend David as a trainer and to anyone interested in learning Scrum.


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!



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. Click here to go to our resources page.

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