For software development teams and IT organizations, competing priorities, changing requirements, and unforeseen glitches can cause long delays in reaching a working product—and lots of frustration. Organizations and teams that use the Lean Agile framework are able to deliver better products faster.
Many of the foundational principles of Lean and Agile overlap: continuous improvement, rapid problem solving, cross-functional teams, and responsiveness to customer requirements.
Specifically, Lean focuses on removing non-value-added activities, also known as “waste,” from processes. Agile software development focuses on continuous delivery and adaptive development, compared to the more predictive waterfall method. When combined, Lean and Agile provide a solid framework and set of tools for developing value-added solutions that deliver on customer and business requirements.
A key member of the Lean Agile team is a Scrum Master. Scrum Masters serve as a facilitator and coach, keeping Agile teams focused and removing barriers to progress. Responsibilities include planning sprints, facilitating daily stand-up meetings, and using Kanban boards and other tools to show project status.
If your organization wants to improve its software and IT development, the Lean Methods Group's Lean Agile With Scrum Master Certification offers a unique combination of methodologies, tools and practical application. Explore these resources to learn more about Lean Agile and Scrum Master certification and what you can expect from the program.
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FAQs: The Lean Methods Group’s Lean Agile With Scrum Master Certification
Are Lean Agile and Scrum Master certification right for me?
The Lean Agile methodology is appropriate for any software development or IT organization and can be integrated into existing Lean and continuous improvement frameworks. Program, project or product managers in software and IT environments will benefit from this course. Additionally, operational excellence practitioners and leaders who work with IT departments and software developers are well-suited for Lean Agile and Scrum Master certification.
What prerequisites do I need to enroll in the Lean Agile course?
Completion of the following eLearning modules provided through Open Access are recommended, but not required, before taking Lean Agile:
What requirements must I meet to complete Scrum Master certification?
To gain certification, candidates must:
- Complete core curriculum.
- Demonstrate knowledge proficiency by passing subject-matter examinations.
- Be nominated for certification by a Lean Methods Group master instructor.
How long does it take to complete the course and certification program?
The classroom course runs for five consecutive days. At the end of the course, candidates will complete the exam and an exam review. In addition, candidates have one year to gain nomination for certification from one of the Lean Agile instructors.
What kind of support do I receive through the certification program?
The certification program is managed and supported by the Lean Methods Group's professional instructors, who are Senior Scrum Masters, Lean Masters and Six Sigma Master Black Belts.
What organizations recognize the Lean Methods Group's certification?
The Lean Methods Group's certifications are recognized by many organizations, including:
- The American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
- The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)
- The Sector Education and Training Authority of South Africa (SETA)
- Rollins College, Graduate School of Business
- Monterrey Tech University, School of Engineering
- University of Phoenix
- More than 300 Global Corporations
How does the Lean Methods Group support its Lean Agile graduates after they gain certification?
The Lean Methods Group offers online learning, tools and resources through Open Access, providing a unique support system to help you with your own development as well as future knowledge transfer. The site offers hundreds of free tools, templates, webinars and classroom modules right at your fingertips.
Additionally, Lean Agile instructors are available for on-site or remote coaching, facilitation and training as candidates implement Lean Agile in their organizations.
What makes the Lean Methods Group's program and certification different?
The Lean Methods Group's Lean Agile training and certification provides a unique foundation for managing a value-added development cycle in a collaborative environment. The scope of this course exceeds many others covering Lean and Agile. Participants not only learn the Scrum Master role, but how to run a successful Lean Agile team and all its roles, including the product owner and delivery team. Plus, this course features hands-on application through simulations of two cycles of creation, practically applying the knowledge learned about Lean Agile and leading Lean Agile teams.