Advanced Certified ScrumMaster (A-CSM)

Live Online Class – Using Zoom & Mural

Duration: 3 Days

Upcoming A-CSM Courses

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I have the CSM… What’s Different?

The Advanced Certified ScrumMaster© (A-CSM) certification shows employers that you are serious about your craft. Scrum Mastery is no joke, and those that carry the A-CSM badge have worked long and hard to attain it. If you are looking for a way to differentiate yourself in the marketplace of Scrum Master candidates, this is the way.

What’s Covered?

  • Facts & Myths surrounding Scrum
  • Build Your Own Scrum
  • Retrospective formats that produce great results
  • Challenges associated with Retrospectives
  • Understanding complexity
  • Coaching Product Owners – Product Visioning
  • Inspecting the Elements of Scrum
  • Team Working Agreements
  • Planning collaborative events
  • Removing Impediments (like a boss!)
  • Coaching stances
  • Levels of conflict
  • Definitions of Done
  • What makes a team a Team
  • Team Maturity Models (not your normal Tuckman here)
  • Skills needed for certain roles (Scrum Master, Product Owner, Project Manager)
  • Listening Techniques
  • Exploring other Agile approaches
  • History of Agile and Scrum
  • ‘Agile’ organizational patterns
  • Productivity & performance
  • What makes a great Scrum Master Candidate (How to hire a great Scrum Master)

Is there Prep Work?

While there is no required prep-work, there is quite a bit of recommended (but optional) reading and videos. The more of the recommended prep-work you’re able to complete prior to class, the deeper your course experience will be. Check out this page to get a head start.


There are no prerequisites for taking this class. However, in order to receive the A-CSM certification from the Scrum Alliance, students must:

  • complete the A-CSM course
  • have an active CSM certification with Scrum Alliance (if you aren’t sure, look yourself up here)
  • have at least 12 months of verifiable experience as a Scrum Master

Is there another exam?

No. There’s no exam for the A-CSM. Just do the Pre-Work, participate in class, and generally show that you understand and can apply the techniques discussed in class.

Let’s Collaborate!


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