Find out more about the Advanced Certified ScrumMaster training.

Advanced Certified ScrumMaster (A-CSM)

"Move beyond running Scrum Events. Grow your team by helping each member become a better version of themselves."

Arlen and David - Your Grow-Lean Trainers


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You are a CSM® and you have real-world experience applying agile. Take the next step with the Grow-Lean Advanced Certified ScrumMaster (A-CSM) tolearn facilitation techniques like powerful questions; to go deep into Kanban, XP and multiple scaling models (SAFe, LeSS, S@S, FAST); to apply root cause analysis; and to improve your ability to grow your team's performance; all while improving your career. As an added bonus, if you CSM has expired, taking our session will renew it for another two years.


A practical A-CSM to advance your career

Not all A-CSM Sessions are equal. With many you work on your own, with little interaction. Some A-CSM sessions lack intellectual depth. In our session you gain new coaching techniques to facilitate, teach and mentor so you can leave ready to help your team and organization grow agile horizontally across role and function.

Our session is different.

  • You enjoy a 100% live, 100% collaborative, interactive, session.
  • You are in an actual advanced class, where you acquire new techniques to advance your career.
  • You leave with real-world, actionable ideas to apply at work.
  • Nothing is canned or asynchronous so you stay engaged.

Why choose our training? You get...

  1. Deep discussion and learning.
  2. A 100% live collaborative session.
  3. Meaningful answers to questions.
  4. Case studies and real-life examples.
  5. If your CSM has expired, it is renewed for two years after taking our A-CSM.

Plus, you will laugh! We provide edutainment so that you have energy that drives retention.

Session Schedule

Advanced Certified ScrumMaster (A-CSM)

Two Days - Live Online Classroom
Trainer: David Bulkin
USD 1,195
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM (EST)
USD 895
Two Days Live Online
valid till 3 Feb
David Bulkin
$75 a month or less
10:00 AM (EST)
6:30 PM (EST)
USD 1,195 USD 895
valid till 3 Feb
Three Days - Live Online Classroom
Trainer: David Bulkin
USD 1,195
12:00 PM - 5:30 PM (EST)
USD 895
Three Days Live Online
valid till 11 Feb
David Bulkin
$75 a month or less
12:00 PM (EST)
5:30 PM (EST)
USD 1,195 USD 895
valid till 11 Feb
Two Days - Live Online Classroom
Trainer: David Bulkin
USD 1,195
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM (EST)
USD 895
Two Days Live Online
valid till 11 Feb
David Bulkin
$75 a month or less
10:00 AM (EST)
6:30 PM (EST)
USD 1,195 USD 895
valid till 11 Feb
Two Days - Live Online Classroom
Trainer: David Bulkin
USD 1,095
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM (EST)
USD 895
Two Days Live Online
valid till 18 Feb
David Bulkin
$75 a month or less
9:00 AM (EST)
5:30 PM (EST)
USD 1,095 USD 895
valid till 18 Feb

Training Discounts

Are you a student, a veteran, unemployed, an alumni, paying out of pocket or registering a group? Claim your Grow-Lean discount now!

Please use the on-line interface for requesting a discount as described in the "Request a Discount" tab prior to contacting us so we have your required information.

Find Session

Find the session you want on the class list, then click "Discounts" link. Early-bird discounts do not need to be requested.

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After entering your request you may email us at Grow-Lean-Training@Grow-Lean.Com or call us +1.609.975.9294 so that we can assist you with your request.
Early Bird

Early Bird Discount
Able to register in advance?

Out of Pocket

Out of Pocket Discount
Have to pay from your own wallet and won't be reimbursed by any third party?


Group Discount
Bringing friends or colleagues to the same session?


Alumni Discount
Get 5% off for each public session, over $500, you took with us, up to 25%.


Hardship Discount
Suffering an economic hardship and able to provide an unemployment notice or separation agreement?


Student Discount
Are you a full-time student attending college and looking to make yourself more marketable upon graduation?

Military / Veteran

Military / Veteran Discount
Are you active duty military or a veteran?

Combine Discounts

  • Early bird combines with all discounts.
  • You can add another: group, out of pocket, hardship or student.
  • If you are a Grow-Lean alumni, you can get early bird and alumni, plus one of: out of pocket, hardship or student. To do so, request an alumni discount and explain your situation.

Everything Included

With Grow-Lean, there are no nasty surprises!

Be careful of the company you pick. With Grow-Lean everything is covered including the certification fees and renewal of your CSM license if it has expired. There are no surprise costs when you register or accept your license.

As an added bonuses you get practice quizzes, 1-on-1 time with your trainer, you can take the class again for free within 120 days. You receive additional discounts off of your next session, including the Certified Scrum Professional ScrumMaster (CSP-SM).

What You Learn

Advanced material and techniques to grow your career

The topics are covered in an advanced manner. For example, for the Scrum Events we review multiple patterns, allowing you to identify a variation appropriate for your environment. For example, you can do a Daily Scrum column-by-column, right to left instead of person-by-person to focus on getting a small number of items all the way to done.

If you need a refresh on you CSM, talk to us about a discounted package of CSM plus A-CSM, but don't worry if you CSM is expired as it will automatically be renewed.

We start with powerful questions so we can apply them throughout the session. We briefly review the basics, then we go deep into a number of topics, such as practically applying empirical approaches, differences between scaling models like SAFe, LeSS and FAST, how to move beyond proximate cause with root cause analysis, etc.

In all cases, instead of pure theory, we make the topics tangible so you can employ them in your workplace.

What You Earn

Grow your CSM to an A-CSM

By taking the session, you earn the chance to become a Advanced Certified ScrumMaster (A-CSM) as long as you meet requirements for work experience (one year as a ScrumMaster) and have a CSM (note your CSM does not need to be active).

The advanced certification will differentiate you, but more importantly, the deep learning will allow you to interview with confidence and apply advanced techniques in the work place.

Go Beyond Scrum

There is more to agile than just Scrum, we help you grow with other frameworks

As an advanced class we go beyond Scrum and cover how to grow with practices from other agile frameworks:

  • XP and DevOps: Engineering practices to continuously deliver quality.
  • SAFe®, LeSS® Scrum@Scale®: Align multiple teams on one endeavor.
  • Kanban: Limit WIP, increase focus and create flow.
  • Lean: Apply the mindset from the mother of agile.
  • Lean Startup®: Apply build-measure-learn loops to improve outcomes.

Don't stop at Scrum. Come to this session and learn how to apply ideas from a variety of frameworks.

What's Different?

Experienced trainer, 100% live session

Grow-Lean: 100% live, interactive, session
Others: Watch videos and work alone

Grow-Lean: Trainer who still builds product

Others: Trainer who talks about building

Grow-Lean: True advanced material

Others: Rudimentary material

Grow-Lean: Trainer with 20+ years in agile

Others: Trainer with 5 or 10 years agile experience

Grow-Lean: Leave with actionable ideas

Others: Leave with vague concepts

Why Choose Grow-Lean

Longest tenured trainers, smaller classes and higher quality

  • Small group of elite, experienced, longest tenured, agile trainers.
  • Fair pricing, high quality.
  • Caring customer support before and after training.
  • Delivery focused get what you pay for.
  • Everything is included. Don't get surprised by hidden fees!
  • Trainers are actual practitioners. Don't trust talking heads!
  • Training material and approaches vetted by experts.
  • High quality, real, interactive training.

Practice Quizzes?

There is no exam, but the quizzes reinforce learnings

You might remember taking your CSM Exam. Although there is no exam for the A-CSM or CSP-SM you can still get significant benefit from our quizzes as the review the CSM material and go beyond, covering advanced topics.

  • The practice quizzes are active learning that increases retention.
  • They apply what cognitive science calls retrieval practice.
  • Retrieval practice makes learning challenging which helps you remember the material.

If you have time prior to the session use them as a refresher. Or perhaps, during the session you notice some weak spots and review the quizzes post class to fill in the knowledge gaps.

Immersive Classroom Experience

A mix of technologies and interactive approaches

For both virtual an in person events, we keep the training interactive.

  • Virtual: We use Zoom as the core virtual technology and we use Mural as virtual space where we run exercises, and play educational games, resulting in an interactive session.
  • In Person: We use a number of exercise in person events. We also use additional technologies such as Mural, Miro or Google Docs as a virtual white board to keep the session interactive.