Ask your manager for Scrum training

Here's how to ask your manager for approval to join the Customery Academy's Scrum for Microsoft Business Apps course.

Do you need help to get your manager's approval to join my Scrum for Microsoft Business Apps course?

No worries, I got you covered!

Simply paste the following word-for-word script into an email and send it to your manager. They’ll certainly appreciate your initiative and will probably pay for your place. Win-win.


Hi [manager’s name],

Microsoft customers and partners are increasingly using an agile approach to implement Microsoft Business Applications. This has helped them achieve more with their project budgets, shrink implementation timelines, mitigate technical risks and build Dynamics 365 and Power Platform apps that everyone loves.

I’d like your approval to take a Scrum course to help me prepare for Professional Scrum Master I certification. Microsoft MVP, Neil Benson, has created an online course called Scrum for Microsoft Business Applications. I’d really like to join.

It’s online, self-paced and comes with hours of proven practices and case studies illustrating how Microsoft partners and customers are succeeding with Scrum. It also includes a practice assessment for the PSM I certification.

Microsoft Business Applications professionals are using it to learn Scrum and get certified. It’s got great reviews from Dynamics 365 and Power Platform customers and partners. Neil is one of the most respected experts in the Microsoft community and has received the Microsoft MVP award every year since 2010 for this thought-leadership and service within our community.

The course costs $497. This includes the PSM1 exam voucher, PSM1 pass guarantee, as well as a 30-day money-back satisfaction guarantee.

Alternative Scrum courses cost about $1,000 and take two days of work time.

Neil's course is unique because it's the only specifically designed for Microsoft professionals, which means it's the only Scrum course that we can claim reimbursement from Microsoft using our partner co-op incentive funding, effectively achieving Scrum training and certification for free.

If you want to read more about the course, you can find a quick summary here:


[Prospective student]

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