Certified Scrum Professional – ScrumMaster

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.

What you'll learn

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!

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Biggest Take Away

When asked about their biggest takeaway from this training, here is what our trainees have said:

  •  All of the different ways to get teams to work together more effectively. In particular, setting objectives and having the teams come up with the metrics they want to monitor. Also, doing impact mapping and happiness metrics.
  • Systems thinking as a mindset for mulpiple aspects of my role as a Scrum Master and a few new geat online tools to use on a day to day basis.
  • Learnt a variety of facilitation toolkits and techniques and tools
  • I took away 5-6 new ideas and techniques that I absolutely plan to test out over the next couple months. This was more than I was hoping for, from this class.
  • A lot of good tools and reminders about how to improve teams, relationships, and processes
  • I will be using the stretch goals method whenever something comes into the sprint that doesn’t belong.
  • Introduction to Lean for me
  • The different facilitation techniques/tools were very helpful
  • The different facilitation constructs such as liberating structures

LitheSpeed Training Experience

2 8-hour online training days are fun and exciting as you learn with fellow professionals from around the world.

Some answers to online training FAQs from our students:

  • We host our virtual training on Zoom with interactive components on Mural
  • We take breaks almost hourly
  • No special tech skills are required, though basic familiarity with computers is a must
  • We understand you may have family at home in this unique time, and our trainers know there will be some disruptions
  • Our maximum student:instructor ratio for the best online experience is 25:1.  Most trainings are smaller than this, and in most trainings we have a second technical host supporting our students
  • Certification fees are included in the tuition