Certified ScrumMaster

As one of the most sought-after Certified Scrum Trainers,  co-founder of the Scrum Alliance and owner of Mountain Goat Software, Mike Cohn takes you beyond passing the CSM exam. 

Our 98% pass rate for this course is just the beginning. In 2 days, you’ll have the confidence and know-how to implement Scrum immediately after the class because all courses are designed for real-life application.

Karen Hayden

Mike’s very practical approach to Scrum makes the information more relatable and easier to vision how to integrate into your current company/job. One of the most valuable classes I’ve attended.

Karen Hayden
Systems Analyst Consultant

What You’ll Learn

This is a unique chance to learn from a trainer with more than 20 years experience using Scrum. After this workshop you will be able to: 

  1. Understand the practices of Scrum but with a pragmatic approach: you’ll know when the rules need to be broken
  2. Improve how you do Scrum now, whether your next sprint is your first or your 100th
  3. Facilitate effective key Scrum meetings to get the best for your team
  4. Know how to apply the techniques immediately after the course
  5. Scale Scrum to large, multi-continent projects with team sizes in the hundreds

PDU and SEU Credits


This course earns you 15 PDUs within the PMI.

Certified Scrum Trainer

This course earns you 16 SEUs (Category B) within the Scrum Alliance.

PDUs and SEUs can be used toward PMP, PMI-ACP, CSP and other certifications.
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Mike Cohn

The Benefits of Training with Mike Cohn

Mike is a highly-respected Certified Scrum Trainer (CST). His passion, and “in-the-trenches” experience coupled with the ability to explain concepts with humor and clarity make his courses so popular. Mike has been featured in:

Publications featuring Mike Cohn

More than 20,326 people have attended his courses and he is in-demand as a consultant and trainer from start-up organizations to Fortune 500 companies including:

44,026 subscribers currently receive Mike’s weekly newsletter and as new classes are announced, they are always heavily subscribed. When you do attend one of our certification courses, you’ll join an enthusiastic group of people which always makes for a lively, engaging workshop.

And because we know workshops fill quickly, we will never cancel a class due to low registrations. Once you book, you can start making plans to attend. Find out more about Mike.

Daniele Brazzolotto

I really liked that this course was very concrete and down to earth, that we talked not only about what how SCRUM is supposed to work in an ideal world but also how it can be applied in our messy work environments.

Daniele Brazzolotto
Project Manager

Our Promise to You 

Selecting the right course and trainer can be confusing. 

At Mountain Goat Software, we make sure that everyone who books the Certified ScrumMaster course feels confident it’s the right choice. 

That’s why all our courses have: 

  • A fresh pace to keep the energy high and improve learning retention
  • Group interaction and exercises so you can apply your learning as you learn it
  • Access to Mike and the ability to ask questions as they come up
  • Mike’s enthusiasm for Scrum and humor to bring the principles to life
Thomas D.

Mike is perhaps the best speaker trainer that I’ve ever seen. He’s extremely prepared, knows his material, is able to handle questions and yet stay on track, he has a GREAT sense of humor, he interacts with the group, has real world examples and anecdotes, has GREAT energy. I’ve been to lots of training classes and Mike is probably the best. And that’s saying a lot.

Thomas D.

Who Should Attend

Managers, programmers, Scrum Masters, product owners, testers, analysts, product managers and anyone who is interested in working on or with a Scrum team

Course Overview

When you attend this course, you leave with much more than theory. You‘ll understand how Scrum plays out in the real world, with real people, team dynamics and competing agendas. 

This gives you the confidence to apply Scrum straight away and experience the benefits of this effective agile framework. The course agenda includes: 

An overview of Scrum 

A brief introduction to Scrum and its principles so all attendees start from the same point. 


Know what’s expected in a sprint, what the team and product owner commit to, how to analyze the optimum length of a sprint and understand what “done” looks like. 

Product backlogs

Discover how to progressively refine the product backlog to ensure that it is manageable and can be turned into effective user stories for each sprint. 

Understanding Scrum roles

As Scrum Master, you have to work effectively with the product owner and your technical team. Mike gives you training to handle the real-life subtle dynamics that can affect team commitment, morale and efficiency. You’ll see where conflict may arise within the different roles and how to minimize this so each member can focus on delivering the best value at the end of each sprint. 

Long-term planning 

One of the most important abilities of a valued Scrum Master is being able to plan and estimate when work will be shipped, what features will be included and the cost of the project. With this training, you get specific tools to help you deliver accurate estimates while accounting for real-life complexities. 

Sprint planning 

How do you get the best out of a meeting if the product owner isn’t available? What should you do if he or she turns up and tries to bring too much to the sprint?

This training gives you specific strategies and tactics to you to make sure that sprint planning is efficient, morale remains high and the team has a good idea of what they’re going to do during the sprint. 

Tracking progress

Learn the use of burndown charts to track progress, address obstacles early and engage in productive discussions to keep on top of any issues as they happen. 


As Scrum Master, it’s your responsibility to facilitate the daily scrum, the sprint review and the sprint retrospective. You’ll know what should be covered in each meeting, the true purpose of each meeting, the outputs from each, how long they should take, and who should be involved. 

Scaling and Distributed Teams

The beauty and popularity of Scrum lies in its ability to organize complex projects on any scale, from small teams working together in the same building, to teams working around the world and across different time zones. The final piece of the course shows you how to scale Scrum for your particular organization. 

What You Get

  • 2 days direct training with Mike Cohn
  • Course materials
  • Money-back guarantee
  • Access to take the Scrum Alliance ScrumMaster, multiple choice online certification exam
  • 2 year membership with the Scrum Alliance with additional member-only Scrum Master materials available to you
  • 15 PDUs and 16 SEUs 

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Mike Cohn

About Mike Cohn

Learn scrum and agile processes directly from Mike Cohn, one of the industry's most well respected Certified Scrum Trainers (CST). Mike Cohn is the author of User Stories Applied for Agile Software DevelopmentAgile Estimating and Planning, and Succeeding with Agile. He is a co-founder and former board member of the Scrum Alliance, and a co-founder of the non-profit Agile Alliance, home of the Agile Manifesto. Mike is also the founder of FrontRowAgile.com, an online agile training website.

Got a Question?

What is your refund policy?

United States:

You will receive a full refund if you cancel at least 14 calendar days before the first day of class. If you cancel within 14 calendar days, a 30 percent cancellation fee will be charged, and you will receive the remaining 70 percent as a credit towards a class to be taken within 18 months from the date of the canceled class. If you cancel within two business days from the start of a class, or if you do not attend the class, you will not be eligible for a refund or credit. All cancellation requests must be made via email to training@mountaingoatsoftware.com


Please check individual refund policies with our international partners:

What time will the course be held?

United States:

All courses are held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. Breakfast is provided each morning starting at 8:00 a.m.


All courses are held from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.. each day.

What payment methods do you accept?

United States:

You can register on our site and pay with a Visa, MasterCard or American Express card. For a group of 10 or more, contact Laura Cohn if you wish to be invoiced.


Payment options vary by location. Please see the the registration page for the specific course you are interested in.

Will a course be cancelled due to low enrollment?

No. Mike’s classes fill quickly. You can be sure that we will never cancel a class because of low enrollment.

Will Mike be teaching the course himself?

Yes! Mike will be bringing his expertise, passion, enthusiasm and humor to each class, ensuring a high-energy atmosphere.

Are meals provided?

United States:

Yes. Breakfast and lunch are provided along with snack breaks. Vegetarian options will be provided.


Yes. A light breakfast and full lunch are provided, along with snack breaks.

Are laptops required?

No. We will provide you with all training material needed for your course.

Can I attend both the CSM and CSPO class back to back?

Absolutely! In many ways, the two courses are complementary and there is very little overlap between the two courses.

Are your courses only for software developers?

Not necessarily. Each course has attendees from a variety of backgrounds, including from non-software fields. Mike’s passion is product development of all sorts, so many examples are software related, but no software development experience is required.

Do you offer course discounts?


  • Save $100 per person when you register three or more people.
  • Save $200 per person when you register 10 or more people.
  • Save $200 when you register for both classes.
  • Save $100 for early bird registration.

Need more details before you book? Email info@mountaingoatsoftware.com, or call us on 1-888-61-AGILE (24453). We’ll respond within 24 hours and often much more quickly.