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Advanced Certified ScrumMaster Training (A-CSM)

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This two-day class provides a deeper understanding of Agile principles and focuses on building upon foundational knowledge with enhanced skills necessary for the implementation of Scrum and Agile techniques within your company and teams. The A-CSM helps you toward your journey to becoming a Certified Team Coach (CTC) or Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC) – two of the great Certified Agile Coach certifications at the Scrum Alliance. Exercises, demonstrations, facilitated discussions, games, and video are interwoven throughout the course to illustrate the principles being taught.

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Upon completion of the course, students will have an active A-CSM certification as long as the student:

  • Holds an active Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) certification with the Scrum Alliance.
  • Validates at least 12 months of work experience specific to the role of ScrumMaster (within the past five years).
  • Successfully completes our A-CSM course*.

Additionally, this course allows students to claim 14 PMI® Professional Development Units (PDUs)* that can be applied to Project Management Professional (PMP®) and PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®) certifications.

Who Should Attend

This course is great for all members of the project team including project managers, product managers, analysts, developers, testers, and anyone interested in taking a deeper dive into Scrum and Agile methods. The course is ideal for Certified ScrumMasters with one or more years of work experience in the role.

What You’ll Learn

This course covers a set of techniques and skills that go beyond the basics and mechanics of Scrum, expanding into interaction, facilitation, coaching, and team dynamics. From there, the curriculum includes:

  • Facilitate dialog between the Product Owner, team members, customers, stakeholders, and executives.
  • 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.

  • Remove impediments that prevent long-term, deep adoption of Scrum and Agile practices by all parts of the business.
  • Increase developer engagement to encourage greater accountability, commitment, and buy-in.
  • Extend the impact of Scrum throughout the organization.
  • Scale Scrum and Agile beyond a single team.
  • Leverage your learning to gain recognition and status as the local Agile expert at your company.

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