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LSM (Licensed Scrum Master) Certification

LSM (Licensed Scrum Master)

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The Licensed Scrum Master course was developed by the co-creator of Scrum, Dr. Jeff Sutherland. Scrum (most widely used application of Agile) is an adaptive, repeatable process that equips individuals and organizations in how to thrive in a world where change is the only constant. Scrum Inc. has a proven track record of reducing burnout, doubling throughput in half the time, and increasing employee happiness with Fortune 100 companies (Google, Amazon, Apple). You will also learn The Scrum Framework with an emphasis on the role of the Scrum Master. The Scrum Framework helps deliver products and services faster and with higher quality while cutting cost and improving employee happiness and job satisfaction. You will also learn how the Scrum Master role scales in an organization using Scrum at Scale.

1. Core Scrum
  • Understand the Scrum Framework and the value of Agility in today’s context.
  • The Origins of Scrum- Recognize Dr. Sutherland’s experience and understand in the current business context.
  • The Scrum Roles-Learn how to distinguish the three Scrum roles, i.e Scrum Master, Product Owner, Team Member, Leadership/Management. Identify what each is accountable for, and explain how they work together to balance quality, sustainability, and economic viability with a focus on the customer.
  • Scrum Events- Sprint, Sprint Planning, Sprint Review, Sprint Retrospective and Daily Scrum. Learn and recognize the importance of the Sprint, Product Backlog Refinement, Estimation,
  • Scrum Artifacts- Identify the three Scrum artefacts and how they are produced in, or help guide the five Scrum events.
  • 2. Lean Principles- Learn about the different Lean approaches like Kaizen mindset, three pillars of Scrum, work of Takeuchi and Nonaka and more.

    3. Agile Manifesto – Understand the values & principles of Agile manifesto.

    4. Patterns of High Performing Teams – Understand and learn multiple ways to increase productivity of the teams.

    5. Scrum at Scale- Learn about Descaling and Scaling the Scrum Master.

  • Highly regarded, industry recognized credential.
  • Sets you apart as a leader with proven expertise.
  • Most popular Agile framework in use.
  • Stay relevant in today’s job market.
  • Spearhead increased productivity and deliverable.
  • Improve team management and collaboration.
  • Cultivate a healthier work environment.
  • Have your name included in a public directory on the licensedscrum.com website.
  • Authorization to use the LSM badge to promote the merit of your achievement.
  • Students who complete a LSM training comprised of at least 14 hours of live instruction time covering all Learning Objectives with a Licensed Scrum Trainer (LST) are eligible to take the LSM exam. Students who pass the exam will earn their LSM credential.
  • Exam: 30 Multiple choice / true false questions
  • Passing Criteria: 75% score
  • Duration: Untimed
    • Everyone interested to learn SCRUM can attend this course, however it is best suitable
    • For Project manager, Product owner, Development team, QA team, Production team, Programmer, Software Developer, Tester.
    • Managers and leaders wanting to understand the patterns of high-performing teams and how true Scrum delivers twice the value at half the cost.
    • Professionals in any industry wanting to become Scrum Masters or servant-leaders to their team.
    • Job seekers wishing to work for an agile organization.
    • Professionals interested in being “agile.”
    • Traditional Project Managers looking to transform their careers.
    • SAFe Practitioners wanting to learn Scrum and explore Scrum at Scale.
    • Product Managers, PMPs, PMI-ACP Team Leaders or professionals wishing to begin their journey toward becoming a Licensed Scrum Product Owner or a Scrum at Scale Practitioner.

    Who is a Scrum Master?

    A Scrum Master is a Servant Leader, who provides guidance to the team and product owner as well as ensures all practices are followed by team members. The Scrum master removes impediments, addresses all facets of the agile development process and also serves the Organization, product owner, team, and individuals. The Scrum master facilitates planning and helps product owners understand and adhere to scrum techniques and practices. The Scrum master provides guidance, coaching, support and facilitation and helps remove any obstacles that teams may encounter along the way. The Scrum master supports individual efforts, addresses issues that arise and removes obstacles to help individuals be focused and productive.

    Who all can attend the LSM training?

    Anyone who is interested to know about Scrum can attend the workshop. LSM certification is best suitable for Project Managers, Developers, Product Owners, Managers, Architects, Product Managers, Software Developers, Software Testers, Team Leads, Programmers, Executives and Business Analyst.

    How do I attain the LSM certification?

    On completion of the LSM Training, We shall register you with Scrum Inc. for getting exam link. Once you clear the exam, you can download your LSM Certificate.

    What are the advantages of LSM Cerification?

    By attaining a LSM Certification you:

    • Lead teams in any environment or industry as a Scrum Master
    • Live and represent the Scrum Values of Focus, Courage, Commitment, Openness, and Respect.
    • Network with industry leaders and Agile professionals
    • Understand the concepts to practice in Organization and also learn best practices from Experienced Trainers

    Can I become a scrum master with no experience?

    You can be a Scrum Master with no experience, but being an effective Scrum Master you should have agile experience. For an Organization your concepts understanding, practices, terminology, facilitation and experience all both play a big role in addition to Certification.

    Who provides Licenses Scrum Master (LSM ) certification?

    Scrum Inc founded by one of the creator of Scrum, Dr Jeff Sutherland. The Licensed Scrum Master course was developed by the co-creator of Scrum, Dr. Jeff Sutherland. Scrum (most widely used application of Agile) is an adaptive, repeatable process that equips individuals and organizations in how to thrive in a world where change is the only constant. Scrum Inc. has a proven track record of reducing burnout, doubling throughput in half the time, and increasing employee happiness with Fortune 100 companies (Google, Amazon, Apple).

    Would getting my Scrum Certification be enough to find a job?

    Certainly, being a Certified and Experienced Scrum Master makes your chances bright for better job. Important expect here would be practical, demonstrable and relevant experience with relevant education / certification. For a senior position, it would be good to explore certifications next level certification such as A-CSM, CSP-SM, Agile Coach, Lean, SAFe Agilist….. Note that Everyone starts from somewhere. A good beginning makes a good ending.

    Is exam fee included in the course fee?

    Yes, the exam fee is included in the course fee.

    What does registration fee include?

    This includes pre-training and training Study Material, Scrum Master Certification exam fee.

    Can I give LSM exam without training?

    No

    How long is the LSM exam?

    LSM exam consists of 30 multiple choice questions and you need 75% or more to pass.

    How difficult is the LSM exam?

    With our fantastic training, it will be easy to pass the LSM exam to get 75% Our Experience says that majority of the delegates are able to achieve 90% and above.

    Is Scrum master a good career?

    Scrum Master is the servant leader who is ambassador of Scrum in Team and guides, coaches, mentor teams. This is the role which is becoming popular and we realize good and effective Scrum Experts will always have better perks waiting and immense opportunities for Scrum professionals.

    What is Scrum Master role in Agile?

    The scrum master is the team role responsible for ensuring the team lives agile values and principles and follows the processes and practices that the team agreed they would use.

    • The responsibilities of this role include:
    • Clearing obstacles
    • Establishing an environment where the team can be effective
    • Addressing team dynamics
    • Ensuring a good relationship between the team and product owner as well as others outside the team
    • Protecting the team from outside interruptions and distractions.
    • The scrum master role was created as part of the Scrum framework. The name was initially intended to indicate someone who is an expert at Scrum and can therefore coach others.
    As this role don’t have authority, therefore this role requires leading from a position of influence, often taking a servant-leadership stance.

    What are the 5 Scrum values?

    The Scrum 5 values: Courage, Commitment, Focus, Openness, and Respect.

    What are the three pillars of Scrum?

    The three pillars of Scrum that uphold every implementation of empirical process control are:

    • Transparency.
    • Inspection.
    • Adaptation.

    Does scrum master assign tasks?

    Everything to do with tasks is the responsibility of the team in Scrum. The role of the Scrum Master is to facilitate the Scrum process and remove impediments. The Scrum Master or Product Owner do not assign tasks to developers.

    Who owns quality in Scrum team?

    Scrum Teams owns the intrinsic quality (Scrum Master + Product Owner+ Development Team). Scrum Guide states that the Product Owner is responsible for “Optimizing the value of the work the Development Team performs.”

    Is Scrum master a leader?

    A Scrum Master is a servant-leader who focusses on the needs of the team members serve in alignment with organisation's values, principles, and business objectives.

    How long is a sprint?

    Maximum 30 days. Smaller is better as you get a chance to inspect and adapt, meet customer, demonstrate working product, carryout retrospectives, early feedback.

    What is velocity in Scrum?

    Velocity is a measure of the amount of work a Team can tackle during a single Sprint and is the key metric in Scrum. Velocity is calculated at the end of the Sprint by adding total points delivered for all fully completed User Stories in a sprint.

    What is team capacity in agile?

    Capacity in Agile world means how much workload team can undertake during its sprint planning meeting for an upcoming sprint. This is an estimate but quick method for estimating the capacity of an agile team for a sprint.

    Who owns Product Backlog in Scrum?

    The owner of the Product Backlog is the Product Owner. The Scrum Master, the Scrum Team and other Stakeholders contribute it to have a broad and complete To-Do list.

    Who owns Sprint Backlog in Scrum?

    The owner of the Sprint Backlog is the Development Team.

    What is a user story?

    User stories are short, simple descriptions of a feature told from the perspective of the person who desires the new capability, usually a user or customer of the system. They typically follow a simple template: As a < type of user >, I want < some goal > so that < some reason >.

    How is detail added to user stories?

    Detail can be added to user stories in two ways: By splitting a user story into multiple, smaller user stories and /or by adding “conditions of satisfaction.”

    Who writes user stories?

    Anyone can write user stories. However, it is the product owner's responsibility to make sure a product backlog of agile user stories exists, but that doesn’t mean that the product owner is the only one who writes them. Actually user/customer should be stating his requirements to Product Owner, therefore participation of stakeholders is more important.

    When are user stories written?

    User stories are written throughout the agile project. Usually a story-writing workshop is held near the start of the agile project. Everyone on the team participates with the goal of creating a product backlog that fully describes the functionality to be added over the course of the project or a three- to six-month release cycle within it. Bigger stories may be called as Epics which will be decomposed into smaller stories that fit more readily into a single iteration. Additionally, new stories can be written and added to the product backlog at any time and by anyone.

    Do user stories replace a requirements document?

    Agile projects, especially Scrum ones, use a product backlog, which is a prioritized list of the functionality to be developed in a product or service. Although product backlog items can be whatever the team desires, user stories have emerged as the best and most popular form of product backlog items.

    While a product backlog can be thought of as a replacement for the requirements document of a traditional project, it is important to remember that the written part of an agile user story (“As a user, I want …”) is incomplete until the discussions about that story occur.

    Does Scrum Include User Stories?

    Scrum Guide is not speaking on user story and estimation techniques directly, however, there are a few agile principles giving guidelines.

    • Business people and developers must work together daily throughout the project. The Agile Manifesto.
    • The best architectures, requirements, and designs emerge from self-organizing teams. The Agile Manifesto

    If I cancel my enrollment, will I get the refund?

    Please refer the Cancellation and Refund Policy.

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