Advanced Certified ScrumMaster® (A-CSM) Training

Level: Advanced

"Scrum is simple, but Scrum is hard."

The Advanced CSM is to grow experienced Scrum Masters to a higher level of effectiveness.

This program is designed to help move beyond using Scrum merely as process, and address the most common issues that arise in an Agile environment.

In this interactive workshop participants will acquire tools and knowledge in: the principles of Agile facilitation, coaching fundamentals, self-organization, service to the team, resolving impediments, scaling scrum, organizational change, and servant leadership. This training is led by Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Trainers (CSTs).

Key Features of this A-CSM Training:

  • Build on your foundational knowledge with enhanced implementation skills
  • Distinguish yourself in the global marketplace with an Advanced certification
  • Self-paced training to suit your schedule
  • Live access to Certified Scrum Trainers

You Will Learn How To:

  • Apply the underlying theory that links Agile principles and Scrum mechanics
  • Overcome the impediments that impede agility
  • Serve the Development Team, the Product Owner, and the Organization
  • Recognize organizational elements that impact Agile maturity

Certifications/Credits:

Scrum Alliance 16 SEUs

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  • Instructors: Carlton Nettleton and Jason Tanner
  • One-year subscription to course materials and Coaching Circles
  • Learn at your own pace
  • Online lectures and step-by-step exercises included
  • Join Coaching Circles with your CST instructor and other students to check progress, share ideas, and get support
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A-CSM Training Information

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Note: This course runs for 2 Days

  • Who Should Attend

    We welcome everybody to start the program, however you will need to meet certain criteria to receive your A-CSM certification:

    • A current Certified ScrumMaster® certification from the Scrum Alliance®.
    • 12 or more months of experience as a ScrumMaster within the last 5 years.
  • Program Details

    Progress at your own pace – all you need is an hour a week. People want to know more about Scrum and Agile, but they simply do not have time to spend eight hours (or more!) in a classroom. With this program, all you need are a few spare hours a week to complete one or more topics. CSP Fast Pass’s A-CSM program is comprised of eighteen on-line courses which include short lectures, engaging exercises and useful step-by-step techniques to test out with your team.

    Each month, you can dial in to one or more Coaching Circles with your CST and other students, to check progress, share ideas, answer questions, and offer encouragement. With our program, you will feel like you are doing your A-CSM journey within a team even though it is an online program.

  • Requirements

    1. Attend at least four instructor-led coaching circles (you are welcome to attend more of course!).
    2. Complete all the on-line modules, quizzes and assignments.
    3. Bring a positive attitude and desire to make a real impact along with your team.
  • Nov 4 - 5 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM EST
    Instructor: Jesse Fewell
    Herndon, VA Herndon, VA Reserve Your Seat

  • Feb 12 - 13 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM EST
    Instructor: Jesse Fewell
    Herndon, VA Herndon, VA Reserve Your Seat

  • May 11 - 12 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM EDT
    Instructor: Jesse Fewell
    Herndon, VA Herndon, VA Reserve Your Seat

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A-CSM Training Outline

  • Subjects covered along the path to becoming A-CSM

    • Scaling Scrum and other Agile processes
    • Fundamentals of Agile Coaching
    • Kanban
    • Extreme Programming
    • No more bad meetings!
    • Facilitative Listening I & II
    • Inclusive Solutions
    • Product Backlog Refinement
    • Rapid Vision Generation
    • Getting to Done
    • Servant Leadership
    • Understanding Yourself as a ScrumMaster
    • Living the Spirit of Scrum

In Class & Live, Online Training

Time Zone Legend:
Eastern Time Zone Central Time Zone
Mountain Time Zone Pacific Time Zone

Note: This course runs for 2 Days

  • Nov 4 - 5 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM EST
    Instructor: Jesse Fewell
    Herndon, VA Herndon, VA Reserve Your Seat

  • Feb 12 - 13 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM EST
    Instructor: Jesse Fewell
    Herndon, VA Herndon, VA Reserve Your Seat

  • May 11 - 12 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM EDT
    Instructor: Jesse Fewell
    Herndon, VA Herndon, VA Reserve Your Seat

Guaranteed to Run

When you see the "Guaranteed to Run" icon next to a course event, you can rest assured that your course event — date, time, location — will run. Guaranteed.

Important Course Information

  • Additional Benefits

    • This program is the next step towards achieving the Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) certification, recognizing your professional experience and deep education in agile methods.
  • Prerequisites

    • To participate in the ACSM event, you must already hold the Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) credential with the Scrum Alliance.
    • To qualify for the ACSM designation, you must attend this event, and also demonstrate 12 months of collective experience using agile methods.
  • Pre-course Preparation

    • Pre-course preparation is required to gain the most from the program. This will include reading materials and a personal review of your own experience using Scrum.
    • Clear your schedule to be fully present during the training hours; if a participant misses more than 30 minutes of the class, they will not be eligible to be certified. Should your schedule prevent you from attending the entire class, our team will work with you to schedule another class on a different date.
  • Exam information

    • Taking an Advanced CSM course, meeting the 7 learning objectives, and accepting the license agreement designates you as an Advanced Certified ScrumMaster. There is no exam.
    • The Certified Scrum Trainer, leading your class, will register your attendance with the Scrum Alliance, after which you will receive an email from them with your certification.
  • Certification FAQs

    • How to do I receive my ACSM® certificate after the training is complete?
      • Your Certified Scrum Trainer (instructor) will register you for certification after you have fully participated in the 2-day training. Be certain that you provide your instructor with the same email address used for your Scrum Alliance account, so that the prerequisites are all together in the system. Please confirm your Scrum Alliance login information is working before class begins.
    • How do I “demonstrate 12 months of experience” to qualify for the ACSM®?
      • You will need to log your hours in to your Scrum Alliance account (likely set up when you received your CSM® certification). To do this, go to your “Certification Dashboard” under “Settings” at the top right of the screen. Under the profile picture, select to “Edit” your certification profile. Scroll down to “Add/edit” your work experience.
    • What if I now have two certification profiles with Scrum Alliance (I used two different log ins for different certification trainings, and ended up with a profile split in to two accounts)?
      • Please submit a “Membership Account Questions” inquiry online and provide them with the following information:
        1. Email address for both profiles
        2. Usernames for both profiles
        3. The email address that you would like to use for both profiles
        Once they have all this information they will be able to combine your profiles and send you the correct, updated login information.
    • The Advanced Certified Scrum Master Certification is valid for 2 years. Beginning Feb 2019, renewal requirements include obtaining 30 Scrum Education Units and a $175 renewal fee. More information about how to earn SEUs requirements can be found here.
    • For further certification details, please see common questions and answers here.
  • Information for European Citizens

    • In line with GDPR legislation we are informing you that your Personal Data, specifically name and contact information, will be shared with Scrum Alliance who have a legitimate business interest in processing your Personal Data to award any earned certifications and to monitor class attendance. Scrum Alliance are based in the United States and your name and address will be transferred to and processed in the United States. Scrum Alliance’s processing of your personal data is covered by their Privacy Policy which can be viewed here. Please review and return the Scrum Alliance GDPR Form to Customer_Services@LearningTree.co.uk.
  • Your Certified Scrum Trainers (CSTs)

    • Jesse Fewell
    • Timothy Korson
    • Carlton Nettleton

Course Outline

  • Lean, Agile, and Scrum

    Agile and Lean values, principles, and worldview

    • Leveraging other Agile frameworks, and how they related to Scrum
    • Practical experience rectifying common pitfalls

    Empirical process control

    • Function of inspect-and-adapt in each meeting
    • Triage situations when transparency, inspection, and adaption need improvement
    • See the linkage between the mechanics of Scrum and the underlying theory of Empirical Process Control
  • Agile Facilitation and Coaching

    Basic facilitation

    • Overcoming challenges of integrating multiples frames of reference
    • Understanding when not to act as the facilitator, and let a group self-organize
    • Planning collaborative meetings
    • Demonstrate facilitation of a meeting, opening
    • Integrating different perspectives
    • Coming to a group decision

    Coaching fundamentals

    • Understanding the ScrumMaster’s many “stances”
    • Gain a basic toolkit of coaching techniques
  • Service to the Team

    • Identify the common issues the undermine Self-Organization
    • Definition of Done
    • Value of Engineering Practices
    • Coaching the Product Owner
  • Service to the Organization

    • Resolving Impediments
    • Scaling Scrum
    • Organizational Change
  • Scrum Mastery

    • Personal Development
    • Servant Leadership

Team Training

Important Course Information

  • Additional Benefits

    • This program is the next step towards achieving the Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) certification, recognizing your professional experience and deep education in agile methods.
    • The program will also qualify for 16 PMI PDUs and 16 Scrum Alliance SEUs
  • Prerequisites

    • To participate in the ACSM event, you must already hold the Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) credential with the Scrum Alliance.
    • To qualify for the ACSM designation, you must attend this event, and also demonstrate 12 months of collective experience using agile methods.
  • Pre-course Preparation

    • Pre-course preparation is required to gain the most from the program. This will include reading materials and a personal review of your own experience using Scrum.
    • Clear your schedule to be fully present during the training hours; if a participant misses more than 30 minutes of the class, they will not be eligible to be certified. Should your schedule prevent you from attending the entire class, our team will work with you to schedule another class on a different date.
  • Exam Information

    • Taking an Advanced CSM course, meeting the 7 learning objectives, and accepting the license agreement designates you as an Advanced Certified ScrumMaster. There is no exam.
    • The Certified Scrum Trainer, leading your class, will register your attendance with the Scrum Alliance, after which you will receive an email from them with your certification.
  • Certification FAQs

    • How to do I receive my ACSM® certificate after the training is complete?
      • Your Certified Scrum Trainer (instructor) will register you for certification after you have fully participated in the 2-day training. Be certain that you provide your instructor with the same email address used for your Scrum Alliance account, so that the prerequisites are all together in the system. Please confirm your Scrum Alliance login information is working before class begins.
    • How do I “demonstrate 12 months of experience” to qualify for the ACSM®?
      • You will need to log your hours in to your Scrum Alliance account (likely set up when you received your CSM® certification). To do this, go to your “Certification Dashboard” under “Settings” at the top right of the screen. Under the profile picture, select to “Edit” your certification profile. Scroll down to “Add/edit” your work experience.
    • What if I now have two certification profiles with Scrum Alliance (I used two different log ins for different certification trainings, and ended up with a profile split in to two accounts)?
      • Please submit a “Membership Account Questions” inquiry online and provide them with the following information:
        1. Email address for both profiles
        2. Usernames for both profiles
        3. The email address that you would like to use for both profiles
        Once they have all this information they will be able to combine your profiles and send you the correct, updated login information.
    • For further certification details, please see common questions and answers here.
  • Your Certified Scrum Trainers (CSTs)

    • Jesse Fewell
    • Timothy Korson
    • Carlton Nettleton

Course Outline

  • Lean, Agile, and Scrum

    Agile and Lean values, principles, and worldview

    • Leveraging other Agile frameworks, and how they related to Scrum
    • Practical experience rectifying common pitfalls

    Empirical process control

    • Function of inspect-and-adapt in each meeting
    • Triage situations when transparency, inspection, and adaption need improvement
    • See the linkage between the mechanics of Scrum and the underlying theory of Empirical Process Control
  • Agile Facilitation and Coaching

    Basic facilitation

    • Overcoming challenges of integrating multiples frames of reference
    • Understanding when not to act as the facilitator, and let a group self-organize
    • Planning collaborative meetings
    • Demonstrate facilitation of a meeting, opening
    • Integrating different perspectives
    • Coming to a group decision

    Coaching fundamentals

    • Understanding the ScrumMaster’s many “stances”
    • Gain a basic toolkit of coaching techniques
  • Service to the Team

    • Identify the common issues the undermine Self-Organization
    • Definition of Done
    • Value of Engineering Practices
    • Coaching the Product Owner
  • Service to the Organization

    • Resolving Impediments
    • Scaling Scrum
    • Organizational Change
  • Scrum Mastery

    • Personal Development
    • Servant Leadership

A-CSM Training FAQs

  • What backgrounds have past A-CSM students had?

    • ScrumMasters, Agile Coaches & other Change Agents
    • Certified Scrum Professionals looking to renew their certification Team Leads
    • Tech Leads & Development Managers
    • Project & Program Managers
  • How does this A-CSM course fit into the Scrum Alliance ScrumMaster educational track?

    This A-CSM certification is the second certification in a path of the following three Scrum Alliance certifications: CSM > A-CSM > CSP-SM

  • What industry credits can I earn with this Advanced Certified ScrumMaster course?

    You can earn 16 Scrum Alliance SEUs with this course. 

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