Certified ScrumMaster Course (In-Person)
Dates: Nov 14 - 15, 2023
Location: Toronto, ON
Course Location:
Courtyard Marriott Toronto
475 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M4Y 1X7
Early Bird (CSM only): US $1,300 (in-person Reg $1,400)
Register for the ARP or RWS workshop separately (Total $1750). You can pay the CAD equivalent if you prefer. Just ask.
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Certified ScrumMaster Course (In-Person)

TORONTO, ON — In-Person

This course will run from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. EDT (USA), Thursday and Friday. If you’re also taking the Real-World Scrum workshop, this will run 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

Our Certified Scrum Master Course Real-World Scrum Workshop approach is unique. Unlike any other trainers, we offer a 16-hour interactive CSM Course plus an 8-hour RWS Workshop.


The CSM Course

Our course gives you an applied understanding of the Scrum process and will help you develop the tools, attitudes and skills required to apply Scrum on your projects and across your organization.

We cover the basics of Scrum as well as several advanced Scrum topics to give you the knowledge, interest and motivation you need to use these ideas more effectively. You will have enough knowledge and skill to get started with Scrum and be more successful.


The Real-World Scrum Workshop 

We have two workshops we normally pair with a CSM course.  One is the Agile Release Planning workshop, which you can find easily in the course list.  Planning to do one in Toronto soon.  The other workshop is this Real-World Scrum workshop, to get you started (or re-started).

This unique workshop allows you to start immediately in deciding how you will implement Scrum in the real world.  We will answer your questions and address your problems and concerns in this 8-hour workshop.

For some issues, we will help you start to implement. Ex: The Impediment List.   Other issues and concerns will depend on who is in class.  We also will suggest some issues you should address, such as evaluating how good your team is, and what the Team needs.

We have 4 slide decks of support this (they have pictures, so the file sizes is large). So, lots of potential topics.

Attendees definitely like this workshop.

This is an excellent way to take the ideas of the CSM Course and make them practical.  As said, we have another workshop – the Agile Release Planning workshop – where we help you develop your initial release plan.  This RWS workshop is not trying to replace that.  We recommend both.


What You Get

Upon completion of the CSM Course, you receive many benefits.

The main benefit, of course, is the knowledge about Scrum and Agile, which prepares you to get the business benefits of Scrum and Agile for yourself, your Team, and your Customers. We expect these benefits to be very significant.

These likely could include, directly or indirectly, a better career. And there are other benefits.

Note: To become an official CSM, you must satisfactorily complete the course and the CSM Test. The CSM Test is later, online and is time boxed to 1 hour.  You must also agree to the Scrum Alliance license agreement.

Once you become a CSM, will receive:

  • Recognition by Scrum Alliance as a CSM (including a printable certificate)
  • 24 SEUs and 24 PDUs (or 16 SEUs and 16 PDUs if you only take 16 hours)
  • A two-year membership to Scrum Alliance
  • A e-copy of the course materials
  • One pack of Fibonacci estimating cards to use with your team
  • A copy of our draft book, “A Scrum Introduction”
  • A free copy of our book on Agile Release Planning
  • A PDF copy of the drawings and notes we make in your class


Why Choose Us?

  • A better trainer (co-trained 8 times with Jeff Sutherland and 12+ years as a CST)
  • A more fun, entertaining and memorable course
  • More success for you and your organization
  • More real Scrum!

You may want to learn about our Referral Program and about our Refresher Program. We are also offering free and paid webinars to go along with the in-person course. And lots of blog posts and videos.


Meet Your Trainer

Joe Little has 15+ years of experience as an Agile coach and CST and will lead this course. He has co-trained eight times with Jeff Sutherland (one of the co-creators of Scrum), which will give you more “real Scrum” when taking this course.

Joe has an MBA and 20+ years of senior level Big 6 and related consulting experience. He also has in-depth practical experience in helping teams become very productive with Scrum and Agile. He often co-teaches these courses with other great Scrum trainers. Take a look at Joe’s blog.


Registration and Fees

  • The Registration Fee includes the cost of the CSM Test. (No extra fee later.)
  • We may change pricing at any time.
  • If you need us to hold a price for you for a couple of days (e.g., to get approval), please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate you.
  • If you are a member of a local Agile group or PMI chapter or similar group, you can normally get an 8% reduction in these fees. Contact us for details.
  • Alternately, there is a 10% discount for any group of three or more.
  • In addition, there is a 3% cash discount.
  • These are the short explanations for these pricing rules. If you have questions, please contact us. These rules are not fully automated. We might contact you after you register to make an adjustment.
  • Contact us at 704-376-8881 or info@leanagiletraining.com.
  • Payment methods include USD check, money transfer, credit card, PayPal, over-the-phone (Credit Card), cash, etc. We can consider alternate methods, eg, venmo.  Normally, all payments should be received before the course starts.
  • Invoices and receipts, etc, are possible of course. We probably can handle your firm’s normal method of payment.
  • Contact us for further details and/or see here.


Policy for Changes and Refunds

If for any reason you cannot make a course, you may send another person in your place for free (no additional fee). You must only identify that person before the course starts.

Fees or extra costs are more likely if you need to cancel within 16 days of the course start.  Also there is a fee to transfer to a different date. Click here for more information regarding changes and refunds.