Advanced Certified ScrumMaster (A-CSM) Course

A-CSM – Advanced Certified Scrum Master course is not any boring powerpoint class. It is an interactive workshop based on the facilitation and coaching at the system level. Full of simulations, conversations, and experience sharing.

Unlike online programs, you will meet real people who are on the Great ScrumMaster journey together with you. You will find friends who will support you even after the class, as the class is just a beginning. The participants organize coaching circles to support each other and enhance their learning.

DATEOctober 4 - 5, 2021LOCATIONOnlinePRICE Regular: 1.470 € + VAT
Early bird: 1.270 € + VAT

(2 weeks before the event)
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Join the Advanced Certified ScrumMaster® training, lead by the author of the popular book The Great ScrumMaster: #ScrumMasterWay. Get hands-on experience on how to start your career as a great ScrumMaster and conquer your ScrumMaster skills.

Details

Being a great ScrumMaster is a journey. So we will build on top of your Agile mindset, and Scrum experience and help you to skyrocket the success by building great high-performing teams.

The 2 days workshop is practical training in Agile coaching and Agile facilitation techniques on situations brought by participants. In other words, you will work in self-organizing teams, supporting each other on your journey, sharing experiences and hints.

Most importantly, by receiving the Advanced Certified ScrumMaster® certification, you will improve your implementation of Scrum in the workplace and keep your team on the right track.

  • Facilitate dialogue 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 obstacles that prevent long-term, deep adoption of Scrum and Agile practices by all parts of the business.
  • Explain the value of Scrum and Agile processes to skeptics.
  • Increase developer engagement to encourage 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 in your company.

Who Should Attend the Advanced Certified ScrumMaster® Course

This course is specifically designed for active Certified ScrumMasters (CSM) who have at least one year of experience in the ScrumMaster role. Therefore, you should come prepared to share your knowledge and learn from the experiences of your peers and the facilitator.

Agenda

The A-CSM agenda is defined by A-CSM Learning Objectives which fall into the following categories:

  • Lean, Agile, and Scrum
  • Agile Facilitation
  • Agile Coaching
  • Service to the Development Team
  • Next, service to the Product Owner
  • Then, service to the Organization
  • And last, Scrum Mastery

To get the most out of the two days, make sure you reviewed the A-CSM Learning Objectives before the class. Get ready to identify areas where you need to focus.

Certification

Anyone is welcome to take this course, however, pre-requisites to receive your Advanced Certified ScrumMaster Certification (A-CSM) are:

BEFORE THE CLASS:

  • Do the pre-class preparation (depending on your experience and knowledge anything between a few hours and a few days).

DURING THE CLASS:

  • Demonstrate your readiness for the A-CSM learning objectives during practical simulations, which are going to be validated by the trainer.

ADDITIONAL TO GET CERTIFICATION:

  • Have at least one year of work experience specific to the ScrumMaster role logged it at your Scrum Alliance profile (within the past five years).
  • Hold an active Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) certification with the Scrum Alliance.

NOTE: You may take the A-CSM course at any time after completing your CSM certification, but must have at least 12 months of Scrum Master experience logged into your Scrum Alliance profile before you can receive your A-CSM certification.

While anyone can take this class, the A-CSM will not be issued until all of the above-listed criteria are met.

Check the official Scrum Alliance A-CSM page for all the details about the requirements.

Language

English.

Price

1.470 EUR + VAT

Early bird price: 1.270 EUR + VAT

About the trainer

Zuzana Sochova is a Scrum Alliance certified trainer CST who has over 14 years of commercial experience in IT. Beginning as a software designer/engineer and moving up into project management, program management, and executive management at a company that provides SW services for international customers (USA, Germany, Austria, Great Britain, …). There, she operated in mission-critical and life-critical sectors – i.e. air traffic control management systems, extensive healthcare applications, and public safety systems.
She started with Agile and Scrum back in 2005, where she was involved in implementing the Agile methods at Medtronic, USA. From that time, she was responsible for Agile transformation and implementation of Agile and Scrum to many companies and teams.

Zuzana works as an Agile coach, consultant, and trainer for both large and small organizations and is a regular speaker at Agile international conferences. She is also a founder of the Agile Association (Agilni Asociace, agilniasociace.cz) the Czech Republic, organizing the Agile Czech community and annual Agile Prague Conference (agileprague.com)

All CSM courses are taught by Certified Scrum Trainers. Taking a CSM course, passing the CSM test, and accepting the license agreement designates you as a Certified ScrumMaster, which indicates that you have been introduced to and understand the basic concepts you need to perform as a ScrumMaster or team member on a Scrum team. This course also satisfies two elements of the CSD track: Scrum Introduction and Elective.

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