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Advanced Certified ScrumMaster (A-CSM)

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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. To learn more about A-CSM certification requirements, visit

Customer Testimonials:

"This class was outstanding and I was pleasantly surprised by how relevant the content was. I left the class feeling rejuvenated and ready to tackle all of my team challenges and with the feeling I have the tools to do it." - J. Mckinney

In this course, you'll learn to:

Explain Agile and Lean Values and Principles, so that you can better appreciate Scrum
Understand Agile Facilitation, so that you can better support your team
Understand Agile Coaching, so that you can coach your Team, Product Owner and Organization
Explore self-organization, so that you can support your Development Team in becoming Self Organized
Explore team dynamics, so that you can help your team work together better
Explore Definition of Done, so that you facilitate your team creating one
Upcoming Dates and Locations
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Dec 10, 2019 – Dec 11, 2019    8:30am – 5:00pm Minneapolis, Minnesota

Minneapolis - West End Conference Center
1600 Utica Ave S
Suite 100
Minneapolis, MN 55416
United States

Dec 18, 2019 – Dec 19, 2019    8:30am – 5:00pm Washington, District of Columbia

Attune, Formerly Microtek-Washington, DC
1110 Vermont Avenue NW
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005
United States

Apr 8, 2020 – Apr 9, 2020    8:30am – 5:00am Chicago, Illinois

DePaul University - Loop Campus
25 East Jackson Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60604
United States

Jul 15, 2020 – Jul 16, 2020    8:30am – 5:00am Madison, Ohio

Hilton Garden Inn University Area
3232 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, OH 43202
United States

Sep 10, 2020 – Sep 11, 2020    8:30am – 5:00am Madison, Wisconsin

Please call ASPE for location details
at 1-877-800-5221
Madison, WI 53701
United States

Sep 30, 2020 – Oct 1, 2020    8:30am – 5:00am Washington, District of Columbia

Attune, Formerly Microtek-Washington, DC
1110 Vermont Avenue NW
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005
United States

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

Anyone is welcome to take this course, however to receive your Advanced Certified ScrumMaster™ (A-CSM™) you need to:Have a current Certified ScrumMaster™ Certification (CSM™)Complete the 2 day Advanced Certified ScrumMaster™ (A-CSM) Have at least 12 months of experience within the last 5 years that you demonstrate by updating the experience on your Scrum Alliance Profile.

Additionally, although it is not mandatory, students who have completed the self-paced Foundations of Agile eLearning course have found it very helpful when completing this course.


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