The Grow-Lean Certified Scrum Professional Scrum Master (CSP-SM) builds on the A-CSM to complete the Scrum Alliance Scrum Master Path to CSP. After completing this workshop you will be able to pursue Guide level certifications like the CST, CTC or CEC.
Our CSP-SM is 100% live, completely interactive and slide-free. It is delivered online using the tools Mural and Mentimeter. You will learn from the industry’s most experienced CSP-SM Trainer, Arlen Bankston, as well as other advanced attendees.
Unlike other companies where you mostly study alone, this is a live online class, with deep interaction, numerous exercises and the opportunity to learn from your peers.
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Arlen Bankston, a pioneering figure in the agile movement, was one of the first to integrate lean systems thinking and user experience practices with agile software development methodologies. His innovative approach has left a lasting impact on the field.
Currently, Arlen is a sought-after coach and trainer, specializing in advanced courses such as the Advanced CSPO, Certified Scrum Professional PO, Certified Scrum Professional - ScrumMaster, Certified Agile Leadership Essentials and Team, as well as custom sessions including the Grow-Lean Remote and Hybrid Work. His expertise extends beyond the realm of software, exploring Lean, Six Sigma, BPM and other process management and systems thinking approaches to provide organizations with a comprehensive perspective.
Arlen's journey in the agile world began with his early involvement in the Scrum Alliance (member number 41) and as one of the first Certified Scrum Trainers . He further expanded his knowledge by becoming a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt during his six-year tenure leading a Lean-Agile practice. His entrepreneurial spirit led him to co-found the consultancy LitheSpeed, which he successfully led for fifteen years before joining Grow-Lean.
Known for his thought leadership and dynamic, entertaining, and practical training style, Arlen has trained and mentored thousands of ScrumMasters, Product Owners, team members and executives. He designed the Agile Leadership Academy to address the leadership and structural challenges that many successful companies still face.
Arlen's client list spans across every industry and includes notable names such as RBC, Monster, Marriott, NBC Universal, CNBC, NGA, Capital One, T. Rowe Price, Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae and the Armed Forces Benefits Association. His book “HR and the Agile Organization” provides valuable insights on how human resources departments can adapt to support organizations striving for adaptability while enhancing employee engagement and retention.
Explore lean principles that explain and expand upon key aspects of agile methods, applying them to a variety of real-world situations ranging from product designand portfolio management to team structures and organizational change management.
Experience a range of different facilitation techniques that can be used to foster effective team and stakeholder interactions, addressing common issues likepower dynamics and role disparities.
Investigate how organizational development, professional coaching and behavioral modeling techniques can amplify your coaching effectiveness.
Practice techniques to support the development of self-managing teams and adaptive organizations, focusing on ways to deal with difficult situations.
See how different team structures, role definitions, working agreements and more can affect team effectiveness, and learn how to launch new projects with alignment and clarity.
Learn about advanced agile engineering techniques and ways to introduce and promote them within your teams.
Find out how to connect team members beyond the transactional level, creating closer connections, better flow, consistent quality and higher trust.
Use techniques like value stream and customer journey mapping to align Product Owners and teams against tangible goals and manage risky product assumptions.
Learn how to visualize a complex adaptive system like your organization and run defensible experiments to improve it.
Learn how to scale pragmatically with a proper balance of forward planning and adaptive approaches.
Are Story Points stressing out your teams and confusing your stakeholders?
We’ll show you several other ways to estimate work based on what you’re trying to accomplish (e.g. sizing a project, splitting stories, loading the Sprint, forecasting, reporting etc). We’ll even explore some situations where you might not need to estimate at all! We’ve worked directly with the authors of techniques like story points, user stories and Kanban, applying each in many real-world projects, and we understand when and how they work as well as when they don’t.
Are your Retrospectives stale and ineffective at driving real improvement?
We’ll explore numerous ways to enhance the design, facilitation and follow-through of retros, practicing several truly engaging ways to run them in class. We’ll also provide a wealth of ideas for how you can tune retros to your specific context and create custom templates that hone in on problems that really matter. Finally, we’ll show how to ensure that true improvement happens on a regular basis, as many retros are more talk than action.
Is your scaling approach a huge morale-sapping monstrosity?
We’ll dive into five different scaling methods to compare and contrast them, showing how you can pick and choose practices to build a development process that fits your organizational challenges and culture without being overwrought, slow and disempowering. Some of these methods are quite popular and some are lesser known, so you will definitely walk away with a few fresh tools and very different ways to think about optimizing large-scale delivery.
Are you confused on how to blend principles from XP, Kanban, DevOps, Lean and Lean Startup?
We’ll dive into popular methods beyond Scrum. For XP and DevOps we will look at engineering disciplines and continuous delivery. For Kanban we will explore visualization and creating flow. For Lean we will understand how Lean principles can be applied to knowledge work. For Lean Startup®we will cover how to apply build-measure-learn loops to pivot the business case and improve outcomes. You will leave ready to go beyond Scrum with a variety of practices.
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Taking the session earns you the coveted CSP-SM Certification if you meet the requirements.
Earning the CSP-SM allows you to pursue guide level certifications. At present, less than a 1,000 individuals at this level.