Lean Agile With Scrum Master Certification

Delivering more in less time by making your Agile program excel with Lean

Certification Requirements

  • Complete coursework.
  • Pass all exams.
  • Be nominated for certification.

About Lean Agile With Scrum Master Certification

Information Technology (IT) organizations and software development teams are often overwhelmed with contrasting programs and competing priorities. They assume customer requirements are known and static—when they never are. Their workflow is full of delays, handoffs, rework and other forms of waste, extending lead times beyond what’s reasonable to compete or meet strategically important deadlines. Not with Lean Agile.

The Lean Agile Methodology and Scrum Master Certification course teaches teams to produce working software in much shorter periods of time, with fewer errors, by managing the development cycle in a collaborative environment with customers, developers, testers and business leaders.

Taught by Senior Scrum Masters and professional instructors, who are also Lean Masters and Six Sigma Master Black Belts, this course differs from other agile methodology courses because of its focus on the value-oriented discipline of Lean. You won’t learn to automate waste. Instead, you learn to lead teams to both remove waste from your processes and your requirements, thus developing value-added solutions. We also cover controversial ideas, such as how testing is non-value added but necessary, and why it is important to strive to eliminate testing where possible—and then how to make that happen.

Participants not only learn the Scrum Master role, but also the roles of product owner and the delivery team, including software developers, testers, business analysts and software architects. You learn how to run a successful Lean Agile team and all its roles, and how to lead multiple teams working concurrently on a development project. Plus, through hands-on simulations, we will complete two cycles of creation, practically applying the knowledge learned about Lean Agile and leading Lean Agile teams.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Integrate Lean Agile development methodologies into an existing Lean/continuous improvement framework, IT organization or software development function.
  • Develop user stories that describe customer requirements.
  • Conduct release planning and sprint planning using user stories and estimating techniques.
  • Manage sprint daily progress using such Lean Agile artifacts as the stand-up meeting.
  • Demonstrate the current status of the project through the use of such artifacts as the kanban board, burn-up and burn-down charts.
  • Manage a Lean Agile development team through a sprint—from requirements gathering through product demonstration.


What is the price of this training and education?





What is the length?

5 consecutive days, 36 hours of instruction

How many CEUs are available?


Who is this training and education appropriate for?

Operational excellence practitioners and leaders
IT program and project managers

Are there any prerequisites?


Completion of the following eLearning modules provided through Open Access are recommended, but not required, before taking Lean Agile:

Does this course count as one of the electives for the Master Black Belt and Lean Master programs?

Yes, Lean Agile is an elective for both Master Black Belt and Lean Master

How do I know if Lean Agile and Scrum Master certification are right for me?

Visit our article "Lean Agile With Scrum Master Certification: Is It Right for You?" for more information and FAQs. 


View the Complete Agenda

Day 1
  • Agile overview
  • Integration of Agile and Lean
  • Levels of planning
  • Process analysis exercise—end-to-end value stream map
  • Exercise—conduct project identification from end-to-end value stream map
Day 2
  • Review
  • Project definition exercise
  • User story development
  • Exercise—developing meaningful user stories
  • Estimating development effort: Part 1
  • Release planning
  • Exercise—develop user stories and release planning and product backlog management
Day 3
  • Review
  • Estimating development effort: Part 2
  • Sprint planning (including sprint zero checklist)
  • Exercise—planning your sprints
  • Daily planning (including burn charts, kanban board, standup meeting agenda)
  • Software quality and testing
  • Simulation—product release 1 sprint 1
Day 4
  • Software demonstrations and deployment
  • Simulation—comprehensive release planning
  • Simulation—development sprint and demonstration
Day 5
  • Simulation—development sprint and demonstration
  • Course wrap-up