Advanced Certified ScrumMaster (A-CSM)

Take your Scrum skills to the next-level and earn the Advanced Certified ScrumMaster Certification (A-CSM).

Advanced Certified ScrumMaster (A-CSM) is an in-depth, two-day immersion into the world of the ScrumMaster role. The class explores Agile Facilitation and Agile Coaching and how the ScrumMaster uses these skills to support the team, the Product Owner, and the Organization. The class is full of real-world examples from the attendees' experiences and coaches attendees through practical tools and techniques that can be implemented immediately at your workplace. The class is a deep dive into your role as a ScrumMaster and the hands-on activities and exercises demonstrate key concepts and let you experience the next level of Scrum firsthand.

Please note, there is no exam for the A-CSM certification. Please visit the Advanced Certified ScrumMaster (A-CSM) certification page for more information, as certification requirements periodically change.

2 days/16 hours of instruction
Education Credits
16 PDUs
7 Leadership PDUs
5 Strategy PDUs
4 Technical PDUs
16 PDUs
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Group Rate: $895

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Part 1 – Lean, Agile, and Scrum

  • Show how Scrum is aligned with the Agile Manifesto
  • Know the history of Scrum and Agile
  • Understand the value of other agile approaches
  • Analyze the personality traits of a Scrum Master
  • Know when transparency inspection and adaptation are not working

Part 2 – Facilitation

  • Know how to recognize divergent and convergent thinking
  • Understand the challenges of integrating multiple perspectives
  • Use facilitative listening
  • Use alternatives to open discussion
  • Know when not to be a facilitator
  • Design a facilitated event
  • Create a working agreement

Part 3 – Coaching and Training

  • Understand the elements of a coaching stance
  • Use coaching techniques
  • Identify improvements to coaching interventions
  • Be able to explain scrum and its benefits to a stakeholder

Part 4 – Service to the Scrum Team

  • Describe the qualities of a self-managing team
  • Use techniques to enable a team to improve its own effectiveness
  • Know different models for group development
  • Facilitate the creation of a Definition of Done
  • Explain development practices and how they are beneficial

Part 5 – Service to the Product Owner

  • Describe Product vision and Product Goals.
  • Know how to create a Product Goal with the Scrum Team and stakeholders.
  • Create and refine a Product Backlog that supports achieving a Product Goal.

Part 6 – Service to the Organization

  • Understand the organizational impediments that can affect your scrum team
  • Practice how to resolve organizational impediments

Part 7 – Scaling Scrum

  • Recognize at least two approaches to scaling Scrum.
  • Techniques for visualizing, and reducing dependencies.
  • Benefits of feature teams versus component teams.

Part 8 – Organizational Change

  • Understanding complex systems.
  • Initiating organizational change.

Part 9 – Scrum Mastery

  • How you as a scrum master fulfill the Scrum values
  • Recognize types of conflict
  • Patterns for responding to conflict
  • Effective leadership

Please visit the Advanced Certified ScrumMaster (A-CSM) certification page to view full details about this certification. Students who take this course must:

  • Already hold a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) certification with Scrum Alliance
  • Complete all pre- or post-course work as deemed necessary by the instructor
  • Validate at least 12 months of Scrum Master work experience within the past five years

Professionals who benefit from taking this course include: 

  • Individuals who have been in the ScrumMaster role for at least 12 months
  • IT Leadership (Managers/Directors/VPs/CIOs/CTOs)
  • Project Managers

Please note: This course has an Attendance and Virtual Camera Requirement

  • Attendance is required throughout the duration of this course. Instructors will verify each student's attendance and participation to ensure course completion.
  • Webcam usage is required by all students

  • Explain Agile and Lean values and principles, so that your team can better appreciate Scrum.
  • Facilitate dialogue between the Product Owner, team members, customers, stakeholders, and executives.
  • Coach your Scrum team, product owners, and organization to improve their way of working, extending the impact of Scrum throughout the organization.
  • Respond confidently when encountering resistance to change, lack of engagement, low motivation, and unavailability of key people.
  • Help your company adopt Scrum and support executives committed to Agile values.
  • Cause the removal of impediments that prevent long-term, deep adoption of Scrum and Agile practices by all parts of the business.
  • Facilitate your Scrum Team creating their own Definition of Done
  • Increase developer engagement to encourage greater accountability, commitment, and buy-in.
  • Know how to Scale Scrum and Agile beyond a single team.

Reviews of our Advanced Certified ScrumMaster (A-CSM) Course

Angela is awesome!!! One of the best courses I have attended in the past 27 years. She is very knowledgeable, facilitates extremely well and is funny as hell :>)

David G., T. Rowe Price

Enjoyed the course and the materials were very informative. Loved Angela's real-life knowledge and case scenarios. Definitely feel more confident going back to my job with the tools and tips she has given me. Will definitely be recommending this to the Scrum Masters I work with.

Sandra Alexcia B., Canadian Imperial Bank

Angela is an OUTSTANDING instructor with an obvious passion for the subject. She makes it fun to learn.

Matthew P.

WOW! Angela was awesome. I really enjoyed her teaching style, her knowledge, and her enthusiasm. She made the entire experience very easy to follow and be involved.

Henry R., T. Rowe Price

[The instructor] is a professional. Captivating, intelligent, and all around subject matter expert.

Donald M., Department of Health and Human Services

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