This course is offered both in person and live, online.
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The Certified Professional ScrumMaster (CSP-SM) is the final course on the ScrumMaster’s Path to CSP. It is a highly dynamic, experiential and practical workshop, preferring directly applicable knowledge, tools and over ivory tower theory. It continues to build and deepen the advanced toolkit provided in the Certified ScrumMaster and Advanced ScrumMaster courses, leaving practitioners with games, exercises, simulations, facilitation tools, movies and more that they can use with their teams and organizations.
The exercises presented in this class are almost all completely original, designed from the ground up by LitheSpeed’s highly experienced consultants and trainers. Every presenter of this advanced class has at least ten years of experience in high level agile organizational transformation in both the private and public sectors, and most are executives. These same experts tune the class dynamically to your needs and situations. No matter how advanced you might be, you will learn something in this class. You will also leave equipped with new techniques and ideas that will help you boost your career and state of practice as both a coach and trainer.
Read more about the requirements and prerequisites for this certification at ScrumAlliance.org.
Arlen Bankston and Bob Payne train our CSP-SM courses.
Arlen Bankston was at the vanguard of the agile movement, beginning to practice within two years of the Agile Manifesto’s writing and soon developing one of the earliest Scrum Product Owner courses. He co-founded a premier Agile consultancy (LitheSpeed), and was among the first to explicitly blend lean systems thinking and user experience practices with agile software development practices. An active executive for over 17 years, he continues to coach, speak, train and mentor to stay at the edge of ever-advancing lean and agile practices. Learn more about Arlen.
A Certified Scrum Trainer and early adopter of Extreme Programming, Scrum and SAFe, Bob Payne has worked exclusively as a Lean+Agile Transformation leader since 1999. He hosts the AgileToolkit podcast and has produced over 170 podcasts, recording a variety of industry leaders and Agile practitioners.
Bob’s consulting and training style is built on years of Lean+Agile experience, a MSEE in Computer Architectures for Artificial Intelligence, and having grown up working in his family’s restaurant, so you can expect a blend of technical excellence and customer service.
Thanks to Kristi Meredith for this sketchnote of the course!
The topics presented in this class include:
Lean Thinking – Dive deep into the history and application of lean principles to agile organizations, walking through situations and experiencing a multifaceted, immersive simulation.
Advanced Agile Facilitation – Experience techniques to bolster collaboration, manage groups and drive continuous improvement, while picking up new tips and tricks from your classmates and instructor.
Advanced Agile Coaching – Learn how to engage stakeholders and clients and apply behavioral and personality models to team formation and conflict resolution.
Team Dynamics & Effectiveness – Practice some of the latest techniques for driving self-management at both the team and organizational levels, and some tricks for dealing with emotional situations.
Starting New Agile Teams – See how to craft measurable goals, deal with integrating new team members or losing existing ones, and kick off new projects with aplomb.
Software Craftsmanship – Work through some advanced scenarios and techniques for promoting high quality software development and testing.
Coaching the Development Team – Find out how to connect team members beyond the basic transactional level, creating closer connections and higher trust.
Coaching the Product Owner – Learn how to apply advanced value stream and customer journey mapping techniques to align Product Owners and teams against tangible goals, as well as how to visualize and deal with unproven product assumptions.
Organizational Development – Work with systems thinking tools such as causal loop diagrams, work through sticky change management issues and build a proper coaching plan.
Scaling – Get some down to earth tips on how to scale without killing your team’s ability to adapt and work with autonomy, align and connect multiple teams in flight, and avoid common scaling antipatterns.
Scrum Mastery – Take a look inside at where you truly are in your mastery of Scrum, then figure out where you’re headed next!
Any questions about this training? Contact our team.
2 8-hour online training days are fun and exciting as you learn with fellow professionals from around the world.
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