By Certified Scrum Trainer from Scrum Alliance®

We are North America's Number#1 provider of Scrum Training, Consulting & Certification; proven by words from our past participants: Read Google Reviews

What Participants Get

  • CSM® certification after attending the workshop and passing an online exam
  • Exam fee is included; 2 FREE Retakes
  • Digital workbook and reference guide
  • 2-year membership with Scrum Alliance
  • Access to a specially designed logo to highlight your certification
  • Profile page on the Scrum Alliance website
  • 14-16 PDUs & SEUs where applicable
  • Tips and tricks from our experienced CSTs’ years of using Scrum in a wide variety of environments 

We have an above 98% exam pass record till now.

Why Get CSM® Certified?

CSM® certified individuals:

  • Earn 15% more on average (Source:
  • Has higher resume visibility
  • Has more credibility in the industry
  • Is apart from the crowd
  • Stays marketable


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Topics Covered

  • Why Agile: Agile/Scrum Foundation, Agile Manifesto – the definition of Agile
  • Scrum Theory: The three pillars of Scrum: Transparency, Inspection and Adaptation.
  • Scrum Framework: The meetings, ceremonies, artifacts and roles which make up the Scrum framework.
  • Scrum Practices:  Product Vision, Estimation, Sprint, Backlog and release planning.
  • Scrum Leadership: What is it and why is it important for a ScrumMaster.
  • People Management: Helpful tips and techniques to resolve conflicts for building strong teams

Our workshops are not a one-way knowledge transfer. Participants Play, Build, Debate and Collaborate throughout the learning process. 

What Past Participants are Saying

  'I strongly recommend Skillbook Academy's CSM course; very interactive and full of real life examples' - Ana Elia, Change Manager

  'The workshop provided an amazing learning session. Special thanks to the trainer. I cleared my Certified ScrumMaster exam in my first attempt' - Joyce Li, ScrumMaster

  'Collaborative approach that is fun and engaging' - Rajesh, ScrumMaster

Is CSM® certification right for you?

If you are a Current or Aspiring:

  • Scrum Master
  • Business Analyst
  • Project manager/Middle Manager
  • Developer or QA/Test engineer
  • Product Manager/Owner
  • Technical Lead, Architect
  • Any other Development related roles
  • Any role that requires you to solve complex problems

Then this workshop is built just for you.



Ram Srinivasan has a very unique distinction of being the first person in North America (and the second person in the world) to hold the coveted Professional Scrum Trainer (from and Certified Scrum Trainer (from Scrum Alliance) certifications. His mission is to help his clients build great organizations and he does this by focusing on people, process, and product development.

Ram started as a developer and later moved to hold various roles including software architect, Project /Program Manager, and Agile Coach. He has coached, mentored, and consulted with teams to organizations of different sizes across many industries (finance, insurance, retail, banking, media, telecom, government, etc.). This depth and breadth of experience give Ram the ability to view clients' challenges from different perspectives and provide pragmatic solutions, making him a sought after Agile Coach.

Specialties: Scrum Training (Scrum Master and Product Ownership), Coaching teams and organizations in Agile adoption, Facilitation, Kanban.

Industry Experience: Finance, Banking, Product development, Programming,  Leadership in Agile, Large corporate, New venture (startup) among others.

Agile Superpower: Ability to separate practical concepts that work in the real world; beyond what the theory preaches.


Jan Beaver is a Certified Scrum Trainer(CST®) & Agile Coach who has taught more than 5000 students across the globe. 

With a 30+ years of experience in software industry and systems development, Jan prides himself in coaching professionals towards becoming creative, self-sufficient, problem solvers. He specializes in Scrum, Agile and lean practices, helping teams becoming effective, productive and self sustaining.

He has worked with a variety of wide assortment of company sizes in an extensive verities of industries including telecommunications, medical, insurance, financial services, media, utilities, education and smart grid-energy..

Some of his certifications include:

  • Certified Scrum Trainer (CST)
  • Path to CSP Educator
  • CSM, Advanced CSM, CSP-SM
  • CSPO, Advanced CSPO
  • Scrum Foundations Educator


Steve Spearman is an AGILE GURU who has taught more than 6000 students across the globe. Steve has over 30 years of real-world experience in software/hardware development.

 Some of his certifications include:

  • Certified Scrum Trainer (CST)
  • Path to CSP Trainer
  • CSM, Advanced CSM, CSP-SM
  • CSPO, Advanced CSPO, CSP-CSPO
  • Less Certified Practitioner
  • (former) SAFe Program Consultant (SPC)

Industry Experience: Product development, Technical service, Leadership in Agile, Large corporate, New venture (startup) among others

Agile Superpower: Helping organizations migrate over from dated frameworks such as waterfall to agile scrum

Clients include: Bell, Lucent, Avaya, Cisco and many more


Raj Kasturi is an IT professional with 30 years of experience in global application development and leadership, is a Certified Scrum Trainer, CST from (Scrum Alliance). Raj also holds an MBA in Information Technology and an MBA in Marketing Management.  

Raj is also an adjunct faculty at  Pennsylvania State University, PA teaching in a class-room setting for the past 20 years for various Continuing Education Programs. He has taught several courses in Scrum, Agile, Technology and Project Management. Raj is a part of Penn State's Center of Agile Excellence. Currently, Raj is helping various organizations transition from Waterfall to Agile.

Some of his Certifications include:

  • Certified Scrum Trainer (CST)
  • Registered Education Provider (REP)
  • Scrum Foundation Educator (SFE)

Industry Experience: Product development and leadership, Technology, Marketing Management

Clients include: Apple, Microsoft, Wipro, Dell and many more.


Sekhar is one of the most respected Mentor Coaches in the Agile community. He is constantly globetrotting around the world training individuals and corporations in scrum: from Asia to Europe and North America. 

Sekhar is a technocrat, management consultant and an Enterprise Agile Transformation Coach. He has over 20+ years of experience using methodologies from Agile to Waterfall.

He is also a reviewer and contributor of the book titled- “The Human Side of Agile”, and the “The Agile  Mind-Set” authored by Gil Borza.

He is an editorial Board Member of

Certifications: CST, CEC, CSM, CSPO, CSP-SM, CSP-PO,  Certified LESS Practitioner, Certified Change Management Practitioner, SAFe SPC4, PMP and PMI-ACP

Industry Experience: Product development, Technical service, Finance, Retail & New venture (startup) among others

Agile Superpower: Helping organizations migrate over from dated frameworks such as waterfall to agile scrum

Clients include: ADP, IBM, Citibank, Ericsson, Dell & many more.


Peter Saddington is a 3x startup founder, Angel investor, Agile Coach and Certified Scrum Trainer who has been in software development for 20+ years.

Peter's courses are 100% experience - you will experience a full-team scrum simulation over 2-days and shall become more than just a CSM, you'll become a better leader.

Learn from a proven enterprise coach and startup founder with experiences of moving a 12,000 person business unit to agile, building his own startups, going through venture funding and acquisition. 

Peter has been in software development since 1997, starting out as a developer at Johnson & Johnson. He is a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) and an Organizational Scientist. Prior to scrum training, he founded Action & Influence, which was named the Best Training Company in Atlanta in 2013. 

He writes for which is one of the top 20 agile software development blogs in the world. He is also a published author of the book The Agile Pocket Guide (Wiley, 2012). 

Specialties: Agile, Extreme Programming, SCRUM, TDD, Refactoring

Clients: Blue Cross Blue Shield, T-Mobile, Home Depot, Accenture, Capital One, IHG, Cisco, ING and many more.