Certified Scrum Professional - Scrum Master (CSP-SM)

"Bring your challenges, aspirations, fears and dreams and together we will take your coaching career to the next level."

Arlen and David Grow-Lean Trainers

Overview

Complete the Scrum Alliance’s ScrumMaster Path to CSP.

  • You leave with practical techniques to address your work challenges.
  • You are positioned for journey to guide level certifications including the Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), Certified Team Coach (CTC) and Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC).
  • If you are in North America you can enroll in the Beta Program to deliver the Scrum Foundations class in your company.

You will...

  • Experience a blend of exercises, real-world case studies, engaging games, short videos and more.
  • Oscillate between theory and application to illustrate the wide gulf between what is possible in truly agile teams and organizations and the way that they often perform in today’s business environments.
  • Leave ready to take your team to the next level through pragmatic tips and stories of transformation from the instructor’s two decades of consulting experience, as well as learning from often equally experienced fellow students.

Why choose our training? Because you get...

  1. Deep discussion and learning.
  2. A 100% live collaborative session.
  3. Meaningful answers to questions.
  4. Case studies and real-life examples.

Plus, you will laugh! We provide edutainment so that you have energy that drives retention.

David Bulkin has delivered almost 12,000 Scrum Alliance students. He has been agile for 20 years and still is an active practitioner, being involved in all aspects of creating systems as Product Owner, Scrum Master, coder, test, and business analyst.David is also an active coach, providing hands on support to teams as they embrace agile. David's significant experience in product development allows him to answer your questions and provide you with practical insights that will enable you to create great products.

There are no hidden cost or expenses. Everything is covered including the certification fees. You get practice quizzes to use before and after class as well as 1-on-1 mentoring with your trainer.

As an added bonus you can take the class again for free within 120 days. You can also take advantage of additional discount off of a different session (like CSPO).

Certified Scrum Professional Scrum Master (CSP-SM) Sessions

Currently Scheduled Public Sessions

Session Date Location Price Get Info / Register
Sat 8/14 9:00 AM (EDT)  -  Sun 8/15 5:30 PM (EDT) Live Online* $1,495 ,  $1,250 until 8/6 Get Info      Register   
Wed 8/18 9:00 AM (EDT)  -  Thu 8/19 5:30 PM (EDT) Live Online* $1,495 ,  $1,150 until 8/6 Get Info      Register   
Wed 9/15 9:00 AM (EDT)  -  Thu 9/16 5:30 PM (EDT) Live Online* $1,495 until 9/15 Get Info      Register   


Discounts for Every Situation

Choose from the widest variety of discounts based on your circumstances.

What You Learn...

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  • Lean Thinking
    Explore the lean principles that underpin key aspects of agile methods to apply them to a variety of real-world situations ranging from product design and portfolio management to team structures and organizational change management.
  • Advanced Agile Facilitation
    Experience a range of different facilitation techniques that can be used to foster effective individual, team and stakeholder interactions, addressing common issues like power dynamics and role disparities.
  • Advanced Agile Coaching
    Investigate how organizational development, professional coaching and personality modeling techniques can be blended to amplify your coaching effectiveness.
  • Team Dynamics & Effectiveness
    Drive self-management of team and organization, practicing techniques for dealing with difficult situations.
  • Starting New Agile Teams
    Craft measurable goals, integrate new team members and launch with everyone on the same page.
  • Software Craftsmanship
    Learn about advanced agile engineering techniques and ways to introduce and promote them within your teams.
  • Coaching the Developers
    Find out how to connect team members beyond the basic transactional level, creating closer connections and higher trust.
  • Coaching the Product Owner
    Use techniques like value stream and customer journey mapping to align Product Owners and teams against tangible goals and manage risky product assumptions.
  • Organizational Development
    Learn how to visualize a complex adaptive system like your organization and run defensible experiments to improve it.
  • Scaling
    Learn how to scale pragmatically with a proper balance of forward planning and adaptive approaches.
  • Scrum Mastery
    Plot your next step as a ScrumMaster with input from the instructor and your peers!

...What You Earn

By taking the session you earn the chance to become a Certified Scrum Professional ScrumMaster (CSP-SM) as long as already have the A-CSM Certification and are able to validate at least 24 months in the role of Scrum Master over the last five years.

The CSP-SM will differentiate you, but more importantly the deep learning will allow you to interview with confidence and apply advanced techniques in the work place.

Go Beyond Scrum

As an advanced class we go beyond Scrum and cover how to grow with practices from other agile frameworks:

  • XP and DevOps: Engineering practices to continuously deliver quality.
  • SAFe®, LeSS® Scrum@Scale®: Disciplined Agile®: Align multiple teams on one endeavor.
  • Kanban: Limit WIP, increase focus and create flow.
  • Lean: Apply the mindset from the mother of agile.
  • Lean Startup®: Apply build-measure-learn loops to improve outcomes.

Don't stop at Scrum. Come to this session and learn how to apply ideas from a variety of frameworks.

Testimonials

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Practice Quizzes?

Yes, practice quizzes.

You might remember taking your CSM Exam. Although there is no exam for the A-CSM or CSP-SM you can still get significant benefit from our quizzes as the review the CSM material and go beyond, covering advanced topics.

  • The practice quizzes are active learning that increases retention.
  • They apply what cognitive science calls retrieval practice.
  • Retrieval practice makes learning challenging which helps you remember the material.

If you have time prior to the session use them as a refresher. Or perhaps, during the session you notice some weak spots and review the quizzes post class to fill in the knowledge gaps.

Immersive classroom exercises...

We use technologies including Miro, Mural, Google Slides, Google Jam Boards and others to create an interactive training experience.

You use these technologies in breakout rooms with class peers, learning Scrum and Agile hands on.

Why Choose Grow-Lean...

  • Small group of elite, experienced trainers.
  • Fair pricing, high quality.
  • Caring customer support before and after your training.
  • Delivery focused, not sales focused. You get what you paid for.
  • Everything is included. Don't get surprised by hidden fees!
  • Free retake within 120 days for any session at same or lower price.
  • Our trainers are actual practitioners. Don't trust talking heads!
  • Training material and approaches vetted by experts.