Certified Scrum Professional – ScrumMaster

Nationwide and Private Onsite

This course is offered both in person and live, online. 
See registration types to the right.

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.

Professional Benefits  

  • Earn 16 PMI PDUs & 16 Scrum Alliance SEUs
  • Merit recognition as a CSP-SM on 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!


Who uses Scrum?

Scrum is designed to deliver any type of project, product or service.  It is specifically about aligning a teams effort towards creating and maximizing value delivery from a team.  The vast majority of teams that use Scrum are in the IT delivery space, as that is the space where Scrum started.  Scrum and Agile methods are highly applicable in all departments, IT and business-side alike.

We have personally consulted with many teams outside the IT field including:

  • Legal teams delivering briefs
  • Education materials creation
  • Non-IT Service delivery
  • The creation of a county wide School Within a School Program
  • Video creation 

Scrum can be helpful for anyone working with teams to deliver value.  
The certification itself is most recognized in the technical field but many people outside IT are using scrum to become more effective at managing and aligning teams to whatever mission they are embarked upon.