CSP-SM Learning Event Preparation



To complete successfully the described activities below including:

  • Reading:
More Fearless Change  Large Scale Scrum
  • Video
  • Evaluation
  • Work on Small Groups
  • Attend 4 hour in-person class

Learning Objectives:


Students attending a CSP-SM offering should expect that each Learning Objective identified in this document will be covered. The CSP-SM Learning Objectives fall into the following categories:
1. Lean, Agile, and Scrum
2. Scrum Master Core Competencies
3. Service to the Development Team
4. Service to the Product Owner
5. Service to the Organization
6. Scrum Mastery




Lean, Agile, and Scrum

Lean Thinking
1.1. describe the origins of Lean Thinking.



1.2. explain the core concepts of Lean Thinking and how they can be applied to Scrum.

In Key Principles – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lean_manufacturing

1.3. relate at least five wastes in product development to the seven wastes in Lean manufacturing.

In wastes – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lean_manufacturing

1.4. relate at least three Agile development practices to Lean practices.



Scrum Master Core Competencies

2.1. differentiate at least three alternatives to open discussion.



2.2. identify at least three actions the facilitator can perform to support the development of an inclusive solution.


2.3. apply at least three visual facilitation techniques for a collaborative session.


2.4. identify at least three practices for facilitating remote meetings.

2.5. create a coaching agreement with an individual or a team.
2.6. discuss the importance of at least two fundamental coaching assumptions.
2.7. list at least three fundamental psychological concepts that help transform individual behavior.

2.8. develop and teach at least one topic related to Scrum or Agile


Service to the Development Team

Team Dynamics
3.1. appraise at least two different models for team development.
3.2. compare at least three techniques for improving team effectiveness.

Starting New Scrum Teams
3.3. explain at least three reasons why the start of a new Scrum Team should be handled differently from a traditional project kickoff or charter.
3.4. describe at least five responsibilities for Scrum Team members and stakeholders when starting new Scrum Teams.
3.5. plan the launch of a new Scrum Team.
3.6. propose strategies to fill in missing skills or capabilities the team needs to create successful products.

Software Craftsmanship
3.7. illustrate how at least one element of software craftsmanship applies to your work.


Service to the Product Owner

Coaching the Product Owner
4.1. apply at least two techniques for moving from product vision to Product Backlog.
4.2. appraise at least three criteria that can be used for structuring a complex or multi-team Product Backlog.


Service to the Organization

Organizational Development
5.1. compare at least two systematic methods for helping organizations improve their Scrum adoption.
5.2. analyze your approach to a complex intervention that addresses the root cause(s) of an organizational dysfunction.
5.3. demonstrate at least two tangible examples of how you changed the culture of your team or organization.

Scaling Scrum
5.4. contrast at least two patterns for scaling the Product Owner role.
5.5. experiment with at least three techniques to improve inter-team collaboration.
5.6. explain at least three benefits of supporting strong development practices when working with multiple Scrum Teams.
5.7. plan the launch of multiple Scrum Teams.


Scrum Mastery
6.1. outline a personal development strategy toward Scrum Mastery.
6.2. practice mentoring someone.





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